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NC Cheer

PURPOSE

The North County Youth Cheer program was formed to:
-Inspire youth, regardless of race, creed or national origin to practice the ideas of scholarship, sportsmanship and physical fitness
-Familiarize all players with the fundamentals of cheerleading
-Provide an opportunity to ALL of our community to participate in a supervised, organized and safety-oriented manner, and;
-Keep the welfare of participants free from any adult ambition and personal glory.

Our programs teach fundamental values, skills and knowledge that children will use throughout their lives.  We 
offer cheer programs for all children in grades ranging from Kindergarten through 12th grade. Our organization prides itself in the strong commitment to our youth and our community and we strive to deliver a positive experience for both players and families involved in our programs.  Our coaches teach the necessary skills and fundamentals of cheerleading as well as the details of the sport they are cheering for. They also instill in each player discipline, drive, confidence and commitment that they can then apply to all things in life for a successful future.


CHEER DIVISIONS


In order to allow all interested athletes to participate, athletes may compete in an older age division ONLY if it is NOT possible to create a team in the division that corresponds to their age level.  Athletes may NOT compete in a younger age division without approval from AYC.

***PARTICIPANTS CANNOT BE ENROLLED IN ANY OTHER CHEER PROGRAM CONCURRENT TO BEING ENROLLED IN ANY NORTH COUNTY YOUTH CHEER PROGRAM, PER AMERICAN YOUTH CHEER RULES. 

REGISTRATION

 
Registration starts online. Registration for the Fall season will be open from January 2nd thru June 30th. Registration may be extended, however a late fee may be added to the registration cost.
We encourage families to register as soon as possible to reserve your child's spot, our teams do fill up.

Our registration fee includes the uniform shell, skirt and bodyliner, poms, and bow. It also includes field rental, association fees, and local competition. Cheer shoes must be purchased separately.
A link to our team store will be provided following registration. The team store will include cheer shoes and other popular items which are optional.

PRACTICES

    The AYC season begins July 22nd 2019 and will continue through the end of October and possibly through the second week of December if your child's squad qualifies to compete at our regional and/or national championships or your football team advances to playoffs.

    Exact practice times vary according to coach's schedule and availability of outdoor/indoor facilities. All cheerleaders are required to complete 10 hours of conditioning prior to beginning regular practices. Teams typically practice 3 days a week until Labor Day.  After Labor Day practices typically limit to 2 days a week.  In general practice are held between the hours of 5:30-8:30 pm.  Practices are 1.5 to 2.5 hours depending on the division.  Practices are normally held at Rancho Bernardo Community Park, but may vary based on availability.  Exact practice days, times and locations will be announced as teams are formed. 

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.  Please make an effort to schedule your family vacations during June and July.


GAMES

    Games begin at the end of August, the game schedule will be issued by the association in August.  Home games are held at Del Norte High School.  Away games are held as far south as Otay Mesa and as far north as Temecula, the schedule will list the location of each game.  Games are held on Saturday, times vary based on location and division.

*Division 18/18U cheer team does not cheer for football games.


COMPETITIONS

    
Cheerleading competitions are the cheerleaders’ time to shine and showcase the skills they have learned throughout the season.  It is an exciting time!!

    
The first competition is our local San Diego AYC competition usually held in San Diego.  All squads that compete in the local competition have the opportunity to compete in the Desert Pacific Regional competition. 

    
Regional Cheer Competition is usually scheduled the weekend before Thanksgiving and is held in Las Vegas Nevada.  First, second and third place teams at regionals qualify to compete are the AYC Nationals.

    
The AYC National Cheer Championships are held in Kissimmee Florida in the beginning of December.  Teams that qualify for the National Cheer Competition must follow AYC guidelines for hotel, and involves a 5 night stay.  Five to six days of school will be missed and AYC provides letter to the school to explain the absence.  Study hall is encouraged while in Florida.  Cheer squads may choose to fundraise to assist in travel costs. 

COACHING OPPORTUNITIES

Head coaches, assistant coaches and junior trainers needed for the 2019 season!  No experience needed.  If your heart is in the right place we would love to train you.  Junior trainers are for youth 14-17 years old and is a great opportunity to teach others and gain a valuable experience for the future.  See the volunteers tab for more information on how to apply.  

Please email Ashley at [email protected] for more information.

Award Winning Nighthawks

2015

  • 14U - 1st place Champions - SDYFC Local Competition; 1st place Champions - Desert Pacific Regional Competition
  • 10U - 4th place recognition - SDYFC Local Competition


2014

  • Jr Midget - 1st place Champions - SDYFC Local Competition


2013

  • Midget - 1st place Champions - SDYFC Local Competition, 1st place Desert Pacific Regionals - Qualified for 2013 JAMZ Nationals, and American Youth Cheer Nationals.
  • Jr. Pee Wee - 3rd place - SDYFC Local Competition
  • Mitey Mite - Honorable mention at SDYFC Local Competition


2012

  • Pee Wee - 1st place JAMZ Nationals
  • Midget - 1st place JAMZ Nationals


2010

  • Jr Midget - 3rd place JAMZ Nationals


2009

  • Mitey Mite - 1st place SDYFC Local Competition
  • Jr Midget - 1st place SDYFC Local Competition, 2nd place JAMZ Golden Classic
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