Frankfort Falcons Cheer and Dance Program
All Cheerleaders who sign up are STRONGLY encouraged to do both the football and competition season. However we understand that this is not always feasible, so please note if you do decide to only doing football season, the practices will be much more limited compared to our competition practices. We cheer at all weekend home and away games in good and bad weather. We also cheer for all home Wednesday night games. We start practices in July. Practices can run anywhere from twice a week to 5 times a week depending on teams. Once school starts teams do not practice more than 3 days a week.
We participate in 3 competitions that run between September and November and some teams do advance to the state competition the second weekend in December. Competition practices start in September and are mandatory. We understand things come up and each coach is willing to work with you individually but in order to have a successful practice the attendance of all is required. Right before a competition an “extra” practice may be called. We follow the IRCA rules during our competition season.
Fees: $250.00 This fee covers the rental of the uniform, cheer bow and a team shirt. The season runs from July til the end of November so this fee covers a five month cheer program. NEW 2018- A $100.00 fundraiser fee will be included in your registration fee for all registrants. For example, cheer registration is $ 250.00, fundraiser fee is $ 100.00 for a total of $ 350.00. We will no longer have a buyout feature. Raffle tickets will be $10 each and all players will receive 10 raffle tickets. You will keep the money you collect from selling tickets. Raffle tickets will be distributed during uniform pickup.
Additional Mandatory fees. These fees are approximate. The final fee will be determined by the quantity of cheerleaders that register but it ranges:
$168.00 for dance competition. This will cover 3 competitions ($75.00). This will also allow each coach to have a $93.00 credit, per girl to use for the cost of indoor space if needed. An additional cost will be asked for their competition costumes, this amount will be determined by each individual team/coach.
$168.00 for cheer competition. This will cover 3 competitions ($75.00) and also the fee for their indoor space for the months of September through December. FYI: Cheer practice requires the use of our cheer mats and high ceilings and therefore we have to rent a large facility to accommodate these needs.
A check for $100 per child will be collected at uniform fittings, but will NOT be cashed, this check will be returned to you at the end of the season if you fulfill your volunteer duty and the uniform is returned in good condition. If your duty has not been fulfilled then the check will be cashed.
What to expect at uniform fittings:
All cheer leaders are required to have a warm up jacket/pants and black briefs and an underliner to go with uniform to be worn for football season and a rain jacket. These items can be purchased at Smooth Ink Sports in Frankfort.
Cheer competition girls will also be required to purchase the team shoes and the specialty underliner.
Other expenses you may or may not incur through-out the season for your individual team:
- $ toward a basket for our Falcons Fest
- coach/jr coach gifts
- Optional camps
- Choreography fee
- Candy for the opposing team
- Music fee
- Homecoming fee