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SMPW Cheer offers a fun & unique experience for youth cheerleaders, ages 5-16 years old. Our goal is to teach our participants the fundamentals and safety of cheerleading, while instilling the importance of teamwork and responsibility.  We want to provide our athletes with an opportunity to participate and advance in the sport of competitive cheerleading, in an organized and safe environment.



2022 Cheer Registration

***Important dates ***

 6/05- Registration closes
TBA- Cheer Fitting Day
ALL registrants (new & returning to attend) . Details to be emailed out about uniform fitting process.


REGISTER TODAY TO SECURE YOUR SPOT!
Registration

 

Flag Cheer: 5-7 years of age - $250
Flag cheer is for athletes 5-7 years old. It is a great beginner program for those who have little to no experience in cheer. They cheer for the flag football team during games and scrimmages. Games are held within the San Diego and Riverside County limits. They are a non-competitive team that performs their gained skills and talents at the West Coast Conference local cheer competition as an exhibition showcase towards the end of their season. They also attend Flag Fest on the last game of the season. 

Registration fees include:

- Cheer uniform (shell, skirt, liner, briefs and uniform bow) ** shoes are not included
- Spirit Pack: t-shirt, shorts and one spirit bow
- JAMZ Cheer Camp, local  ½ day
- Team picture package
- Pop Warner Spirit Nights at San Marcos High School & Mission Hills High School (Athletes are free, however Adult admission may be charged at the High Schools)
- West Coast Conference Cheer & Dance Competition exhibition performance and music fee up to $90 (Head coaches may hold a fundraiser to buy more expensive music)
- Practice 2x to 3x per week (Please discuss with your cheer head coach what their practice schedule will be for the season. SMPW requires 3 days a week for the first 2 weeks of the season)
- Team will cheer at home and away games
-Pop Warner Local Competition fees as an exhibition showcase
- Local fees for field usage, referees, medics, and insurance

REQUIRED PURCHASES not included in registration fees:
(We will provide the vendors to purchase from)

Backpack - $40.00
Pom-Poms- $25.00
Cheer shoes- Families to purchase shoes from approved vendor list

Optional Purchases:
Warm up jacket $63.00 or warm-up jacket & pant $85.00

Mitey-Mite Cheer: 7-9 years of age - 
Mighty Mite cheer is for athlete 7-9 years old. They follow their assigned football team and perform on the sideline during games and scrimmages. Games are held within the San Diego, Imperial Valley, and Riverside County limits. including El Centro. Mitey Mite cheer is a competitive team with a potential of the competition season running into the winter to compete at Locals, Regionals, and possibly Nationals.. 


 PLEASE READ 
Mitey Mite cheer teams will have the opportunity to compete at our local competition.
Season commitment is from August 1st- December 13th. Fundraising opportunities will be available to off-set travel costs.

1) West Coast Cheer & Dance Competition Locals and Regionals - held in San Diego County in October and beginning of November.

REGISTRATION fees include:

- Cheer uniform (shell, skirt, liner, briefs and uniform bow) ** shoes are not included
- Spirit Pack: t-shirt, shorts and one spirit bow
- JAMZ Cheer Camp, local full day
- Team picture package
- Pop Warner Spirit Nights at San Marcos High School & Mission Hills High School (Athletes are free, however Adult admission may be charged at the High Schools)
- West Coast Conference Cheer & Dance Competition music fee up to $90 (Head coaches may hold a fundraiser to buy more expensive music)
- Practice 3x to 4xs per week (Please discuss with your cheer head coach what their practice schedule will be for the season. SMPW requires 4 days a week for the first 2 weeks of the season)
- Team will cheer at home and away games
-Wescon Local and Regional Fees
- Local fees for field usage, referees, medics, and insurance

REQUIRED PURCHASES not included in registration fees:

Backpack - $40.00 
Pom-Poms- $25.00, will be used for multiple seasons
Cheer shoes- Families to purchase shoes from approved vendor list
Warm up jacket $63.00 or warm-up jacket & pant $85.00

Jr. Pee Wee - 9-11 years old - $550.00
                                  and
Jr. Varsity - 11-13 years old - $550.00
These teams will follow their assigned football team to all games and scrimmages and cheer on the sidelines. Games are held within the San Diego and Riverside County  including El Centro limits. They are a competitive team with the potential of the competition season running into the winter. Full commtiment is required from August 1st until Mid December.


Registration fees include:

- Cheer uniform (shell, skirt, liner, briefs and uniform bow) ** shoes are not included
- Spirit Pack: t-shirt, shorts and one spirit bow
- JAMZ Cheer Camp, local full day
- Team picture package
- Pop Warner Spirit Nights at San Marcos High School & Mission Hills High School (Athletes are free, however Adult admission may be charged at the High Schools)
- West Coast Conference Cheer & Dance Competition music fee up to $90 (Head coaches may hold a fundraiser to buy more expensive music)
- Practice 3x to 4xs per week (Please discuss with your cheer head coach what their practice schedule will be for the season. SMPW requires 4 days a week for the first 2 weeks of the season)
- Team will cheer at home and away games
-Wescon Local and Regional Fees
- Local fees for field usage, referees, medics, and insurance


REQUIRED PURCHASES not included in registration fees:

Backpack - $40.00 
Pom-Poms- $25.00, will be used for multiple seasons
Cheer shoes- Families can purchase shoes from approved vendor list
 

*Registration fees do not cover hotel accommodations, travel costs, non-Pop Warner competitions/gym fees, coaches gifts etc.

 

** All information is subject to change.

 

 

 

CHEER OVERVIEW

SMPW Cheer offers a fun & unique experience for youth cheerleaders, ages 5-16 years old. Our goal is to teach our participants the fundamentals and safety of cheerleading, while instilling the importance of teamwork and responsibility.  We want to provide our athletes with an opportunity to participate and advance in the sport of competitive cheerleading, in an organized and safe environment.


 

Mandatory Pre-Season Dates
6/05 - Registration closes
TBA - Cheer Fitting Day, time TBA per team

 



CHEER PRACTICES AND GAMES

The PW season officially begins August 1st and will continue through the end of November and possibly through the second week of December if your child’s squad qualifies to compete at our regional and/or national championships or football team advances to playoffs. 

Head coaches determine the exact practice times and will vary according to the coach's schedule and availability of indoor facilities. Flag-Mitey Mite teams practice 2 to 3 times per week for an hour and a half before Labor Day then drop down to an hour each practice.

JR Pee Wee- Varsity/Unlimited teams typically practice 4 days per week, and drop down to 3 practices per week when school starts generally between the hours of 5:30-8:00 pm. Practices are normally held at Sunset Park. Competitive teams will start practice an in door facility a few days a week as scheduling permits as we prepare for competition season.

Some competitive squads choose to participate in additional competitions that may occur throughout the end of January.  Cheer practices are usually held 3-5 times per week for two hours a day, depending on the team and time of the season.


PRACTICES ARE MANDATORY:

Due to the nature of the sport, a practice missed by one cheerleader has a significant impact on the squad, particularly on that cheerleader’s stunt group, who are unable to stunt without every member present. It also takes away from others when a coach has to step out during practice and teach what was missed.  Cheerleading is a unique sport in which each athlete’s safety is dependent upon teamwork, trust and responsibility of the whole squad.


As a result, attendance at all practices and games are mandatory.  Please make an effort to schedule your family vacations during June and July.  August is a critical month where skill sets are being evaluated and positions determined.

GAMES ARE MANDATORY:

The football season runs from August 1st to December 31st. Scrimmages begin mid August, and first game is usually the end of August or the first week of September; there is no game the Saturday of Labor Day weekend. Once teams have been formed by the various associations, Conference will prepare and distribute schedules.  The best way to keep track of the game schedule is to Download Zorts and to stay in contact with your Team's Head Coach who will assign a Team Parent to create a form of communication (usually Shutterfly) to post when games will be. In our experience, the schedules will be made available to us by West Coast Conference sometime in late August.

Some games are at our home fields, San Marcos High School or Mission Hills High School, but most games are away. West Coast Conference tries to balance out the schedule as best as possible. West Coast Conference includes 21 associations all throughout San Diego County, South Riverside County (Temecula and Murrieta, and El Centro.  The schedule will list the locations of each game on Zorts and your Team communication website will have links to maps and driving directions.

COMPETITIONS:

Cheerleading competitions are an exciting experience for the girls and the culmination of their cheer season!!!  It is amazing to see how much the girls have learned since the beginning of August.

The West Coast Conference Cheer Competition (our local league competition) is the first of our competitions and is held in San Diego County. If a squad places 1st or 2nd at this competition they will advance to compete at the Wescon Pop Warner Regional Cheer Championships.  

Regional Cheer Championships are usually scheduled sometime in November and are held in California or Arizona. It is usually the weekend prior to Thanksgiving, so please contact your Head Coach or Team Parent for more info.  As the Cheer Director receives the dates and information from Conference he/she will let the Head Coaches know as soon as possible.  First and second place teams at Regionals then qualify to compete at Pop Warner Nationals.

Pop Warner National Cheer Championships are held during the Pop Warner Super Bowl at ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida in the beginning of December.  Teams that qualify for the Pop Warner Nationals Cheer Competition must purchase a hotel and park hopper package from Disney at a discounted rate, and it involves a 3 to 5 night stay (SMPW cheer teams stay together at the same hotel). Four to five days of school will be missed, and Pop Warner provides letters to the schools to explain the absence.  Study hall is encouraged while in Florida. Cheer squads are encouraged to fundraise to assist in travel costs.

COACHING OPPORTUNITIES

SMPW is a 100% volunteer run organization.  Our season cannot be successful without the help and participation of our families.  HEAD COACHES AND VOLUNTEERS are needed for the 2023 season!!  Please email [email protected]  more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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San Marcos Pop Warner
PO Box 1654 
San Marcos, California 92079

Phone: 760-410-6670
Email: [email protected]

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