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FCFYL CHEERLEADING

GAME PROCEDURES for FOOTBALL  

 

NFHS SPIRIT AND SAFTETY GUIDELINES FOR YOUTH RECREATIONAL CHEERLEADING SHOULD BE FOLLOWED AT ALL TIMES

 

Proper times to cheer:

·         Before game starts

·         During half time

·         Time outs

·         Once a play has started

 

Improper times to cheer:

       ·         During a huddle

       ·         After an injury

       ·         During an injury

 

*If there is an injury on the field that requires a lengthy time –out, cheerleaders should sit or take a knee quietly on the sidelines.

 

Inappropriate Activities

·         There are to be NO NEGATIVE CHEERS OR ACTIONS towards the opposing teams!

·         Things NOT to say or do: BOO, HISSING, THROWING OBJECTS, SPITTING OR ANY INAPPROPRIATE LANGUAGE.

·         Please DO NOT USE the word WOO in any of your cheers. Woo sounds too much like BOO when you′re on the other side of the field.

 

 

Half Time Etiquette

 

·     During half- time the home team cheerleading squad should go over to the opposing teams sideline, cheer and invite the cheerleaders of that team to the Home teams sideline to perform.

  • Half time is short, so please only use 3-mins.
  • Then allow the other team to use their 3-mins.
  • Coaches please meet and welcome other team coaches.
  • Please coordinate with the other teams coach to be clear as to procedure.
  • Keep in mind some coaches are new to this and try to be supportive.
  • When you are the home team coach please share the rules of your field with the   visiting team.
  •  Be polite to the other team when it is their turn to cheer during half time.
  •  Please remember that we are all here to support the children.