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Impact Cheerleading

 

Johnson Ferry's Impact Cheerleading program is building the next generation of leaders through the sport of competitive cheer.

Impact Cheerleading is for girls age 4 through 8th grade.

Girls are divided on squads by grade and skill level so that there are squads for girls just beginning as well as for grls who have cheered and/or have tumbling experience!

Last season we had five squads of cheerleaders (130 girls) who competed in three regional Impact competitions. Four of those squads competed at an Impact Nationals competition along with 25-30 other Impact Cheerleading squads from around the country. Each squad did very well!  

Divisions Offered:

Kindergarten and Under: Eagles Spark

2nd grade and Under: Eagles Ignite

4th grade and Under: Eagles Dynamite

6th grade and Under: Eagles Extreme

8th grade and Under: Eagles Explosion

ASSESSMENT DATES for rising 1st-8th grade girls. Kindergarten and Under are not assessed. 

Dates: Saturday, June 21 or Saturday, July 26 - Must attend one

What are Assessments?

Purpose: To be able to place each girl on the squad that is best for her age group, self-esteem and skill development

  • The Kindergarten and Under division will not be assessed.
  • During each assessment several girls at a time will rotate through 4 stations (dance, jumps, tumbling and cheer motions)
  • Coaches will encourage each girl at each station as they do their best!
  • Parent meetings will occur for each division while the girls are being assessed.

 

Eagles Cheerleading

2014 Fall/Winter Season

DIVISIONS

  • Kindergarten and Under
  • 2nd Grade and Under
  • 3rd- 5th Grade
  • 6th-8th Grade 

* We have squads for all skill levels within each age division.

CALENDAR DATES

 Saturday, July 26 - Uniform Sizing/Assessments/Parent Meeting

  • K and Under: Sizing: 9 a.m.   Parent Meeting - Sat, Aug. 2 Time: TBD                                                                
  • 1st-2nd Grade: Sizing: 8:30 a.m.; Assessments 9 a.m.-10 a.m.; Parent Meeting 9:05 a.m.                  
  • 3rd-5th Grade: Sizing 9:45 a.m.; Assessments 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.; Parent Meeting 10:05 a.m.            
  • 6th-8th Grade: Sizing 11 a.m.; Assessments 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Parent Meeting 11:35 a.m.          
  • LOCATIONS: Assessments - Activities Center (7/26)  Uniform Sizings - Room 290; Parent Meetings - Room 108/July 26 

Thursday, July 31/Friday, August 1 - Squad Meet and Greets- SCN

Saturday, August 2 - Choreography; K and Under Parent Meeting- Activities Center/SCN

Week of August 4 - Regular Practices Start

Saturday, August 9 - Choreography

Saturday, October 11 - Parent Cheer Exhibition/Picture Day

Saturday, October 25- 1st Competition - TBA

Saturday, November 15 - 2nd Competition - TBA

Saturday, December 13 - Georgia Classic - TBA

Friday, January 2 - Saturday, January 3, 2015 Impact Nationals - Orlando, FL (1st-8th grade)                                   -

  • Practice: Friday afternoon, January 2                                                                                                                      
  • Competition: Saturday, January 3

Monday, January 12- End of Season Celebration - Student Center South

*Must be 4 years old by June 1, 2014 to be on the Kindergarten and Under Squad.

Registration Information

Registration: $250 deposit for the season (due at registration). The remaining $180 (1st-8th grade) and $120 (Kindergarten and Under) will be due by October 1. After July 19, add $15 to registration cost.

 REQUIRED for all new cheerleaders, optional for returning participants.

  • Eagles Warm Up Jacket - $30
  • Eagles Warm Up Pants - $20

Items Included with Registration

  • Competition Custom Eagles Uniform (GREAT NEW LOOK THIS YEAR)!
  • Cheerleading Shoes
  • 3 Fall Impact/FCC Competitions
  • NATIONALS Registration(1st-8th grade)
  • Impact Cinch Pack
  • Eagles Practice T-Shirt
  • Professional Choreography and Music
  • End of Season Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How many times a week do we practice/compete?

One weeknight and one weekend practice each week.

Practice attendance is important. Competitive cheerleading is a team sport. The full squad is necessary at every practice to determine spacing alignment and visual appeal. All members are needed at each practice to maintain safety standards while practicing stunts. Each member plays a vital role in each stunt. Stunts cannot be practiced safely when girls are missing from practice. Practice is extremely important and needs to be a priority.

Kindergarten and Under: Practice is no more than 1 hour and 15 minutes during the week plus a weekend practice.

1st-5th Grade Squads: Practice is no more than 1 hour and 30 minutes during the week plus a weekend practice.

6th-8th Grade Squads: Practice is no more than 2 hours during the week plus a weekend practice.

What will my child do at practice/competitions?

4 yrs old - 8th Grade: Squads will learn a 2-1/2 minute routine of Cheer, Dance, Tumbling, and Stunts. Coaches are trained by the Fellowship of Christian Cheerleaders (FCC). Each child receives a devotional book for the season, and a devotion and memory verse is taught at each practice. We consider this to be the #1 priority in their training to become future leaders and role models.

When does the season start/finish? Beginning Saturday, August 2 and ending in January after we return from Nationals in Orlando, Florida and our End of Season Celebration

How old does my daughter need to be in order to participate?

4 year olds-8th graders are eligible to participate in Impact Cheerleading.

*Must be 4 years old by June 1, 2014 to be on the Kindergarten and Under Squad.

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Questions?

Danny Downing
Assistant Pastor
Shane Millard
Recreation Associate
 
Recreation Office
678.784.5317