About Our Program
Our mission at CPC Junior Cheer is to provide a Christ-centered Cheer Program that glorifies God by developing athletes who demonstrate leadership, teamwork, character, and a strong desire for excellence in all we do. Christ is in all aspects of our program as we seek to be ambassadors for Him, His church, and His people through the exciting sport of cheer!
Junior Cheer is available for all girls ages 6-14, entering grades 1-8. We offer a full season of sideline cheer in support of our CPC Junior Football teams, as well as the unique opportunity to advance in the sport of cheer through developing skills in stunting and choreography.
Our aim is to see cheerleaders of all skill levels grow in their passion for the sport while gaining strong skills in leadership and a unifying spirit. Though our wholesome, community based, Christian environment we want to help prepare our athletes for high school cheer. To learn more, or to enroll in our cheer program, please email us at email@example.com.
Q: What age does my daughter have to be to participate in Jr. Cheer?
A: CPCJC is open to girls ages 6-14 who are in *Grades 1st through 8th* (also open to girls in 9th grade for those attending "Junior High").
Q: Does my child need to attend Cedar Park to participate?
A: No. This program is open to all girls in the community with an interest in cheerleading.
Q: Does my daughter have to be a Christian to participate in CPCJC?
A: No. However, please be aware that this is a distinctly Christian program. Christ is in all aspects of CPC Jr Cheer practices and games. Our goal is to be ambassadors for Christ, His church and His people.
Q: Will my daughter be cheering with kids her own age?
A: Girls of similar ages are combined to form each squad, to the best of our ability and based on registration numbers. Squad rosters are compiled based primarily on age, with consideration within age groups of team dynamics and needs.
Q: I have a son playing football. Will my daughter be cheering for his team?
A: We schedule our game days to be able to cheer for as many teams as possible throughout the season and therefore are unable to guarantee that your daughter will be cheering for any specific CPCJF team on game day. The goal of CPC Jr Cheer is to eventually expand our program and grow to have a dedicated squad for each football team.
Q: When do practices begin?
A: Practices begin the first Monday in August.
Q: I’ve heard the practice schedule is rather demanding. What does it entail?
A: Beginning in August mandatory practices are Monday-Thursday. After Labor Day, mandatory practice will shift to Tuesdays and Thursdays. Practices are 2 hours in length.
Q: How long does the season run?
A: Our season starts in August and wraps up the second week of November at the end-of-season awards night.
Q: When are the games?
A: All regular season games are on Saturdays. Due to many variables we aren’t able to provide a set game schedule at the start of the season, but our aim is to notify you of schedules as soon as we have confirmation from the league for game times and field locations. Plan for every Saturday in our season to be filled with fun, football, and friends!
Q: Will the girls have the opportunity to compete?
A: No. At this time, the focus of CPC Jr Cheer is to be ambassadors for Christ within the context of the CPCJF program, and the NJFL league. We do welcome the opportunity to share all of the hard work our cheerleaders put into their year at an end of season Cheer Exhibition for families and friends to attend.
Q: I don’t have any cheer experience but I typically make myself available to participate in my daughters activities. Do you have a role for me in this program?
A: YES! We love parent participation. This program is built solely on volunteers. We need head coaches, assistant coaches, team moms, as well as help with the spirit wear and concessions on game days. If you have questions, let’s talk more! firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: I have already registered my daughter for another fall sport. Can my daughter still participate in cheer?
A: The time commitment required to complete the CPC Jr Cheer season safely and with integrity is not conducive to participation in other fall sports. For the safety of every member of each squad, Cheerleaders will be expected to attend all practices and Saturday games, which other sport schedules will conflict with.
Cheerleading specifically requires formations for routines and stunting, and these formations cannot be altered easily – changes required due to absences for other fall sports become a physical risk to all involved. If you register your daughter for cheer, it will be expected that she commits fully to this sport and this program for the duration of the season.
Q: What will my daughter be wearing?
A: Traditional and classically styled cheer uniforms will be provided. This consists of a skirt with briefs, a shell with long sleeved liners, uniformed shoes, bows and jackets.
If you have any additional questions or concerns please feel free to email our Rachael Patenaude at: email@example.com or connect with us on Facebook!
TeamSnap and Other Information
We are now registering Cheer and Football using the Registration button below.Please note that our age groups have changed:
Junior Cheer is 1st grade - 8th grade