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Team & Draft Policy


SMPW Cheer Team Formation Draft Policy

  • All players will receive a Priority Number on a first-come, first-served basis at the in-person registration based on Palomar Conference Rules. Some players may be placed on a wait list if there are not enough open roster spots at their eligible level.
  • Players will be categorized into eligible levels based on their age. Specific divisions may be requested, however squads will be formed with the focus of safety and balance and specific levels are not guaranteed.
  • Cheerleaders 5 through 8 years of age will be placed on a developmental Flag or Mitey Mite non-competitive squad formed by the Board.
  • Cheerleaders eligible for competitive teams (ages 9 and up) will be drafted with a focus on safe squads balanced for skill and position. If we hold an assessment day, it is with the intention to place eligible players on appropriate squads and are not try-outs.
  • Any player, who does not attend the assessments, will be placed on a team by the Board and is not eligible to be drafted by the head coaches.
  • Interested participants who do not sign up during initial registration will be placed on a waiting list. After the draft is completed and squads are formed, participants may be added if space is available.

Team Size Policy
Our minimum and maximum number of participants is as follows:
SQUADTEAM SIZE
Flag5-12
Mitey-Mite6-12
Jr. Pee Wee8-20
Pee Wee8-24
Jr. Varsity8-24
Varsity8-24