Fall Cheer Info

Fall registration information for those entering grades K-8th in the Fall.

Registration is OPEN

$35 early bird discount for May registration, August registration will have a $35 late fee

Please register EARLY!!!

Please direct any questions to VYI Cheer's commissioner, Melissa Pechulis, cheerleadingvyi@gmail.com

Cheerleading is a TEAM sport! Like any other team sport, your athlete is required to be on time to all practices and games.  Our squads practice ONE night a week, and they cheer at one game on the weekend.  The tackle season is mid-August through mid-November (depending on playoff schedules for VYI Football). Flag season (typically K/1) is mid-August through the end of October.

  • Included in program cost:
    • Camp Pack - cinch bag, T-shirt and shorts (practice uniform), water bottle
    • Squad bow and socks
  • Squads will be 12-18 athletes and will cheer for at least one football weight division (could be smaller depending on the number of head coaches we get this season - please consider volunteering if possible).
  • Squads are grouped by grade: K/1, 2/3, 4/5, 5/6 and 7/8 (**more grades/kids and number of coaches may move some of the squads around). If siblings are 2 or more grades apart there is no guarantee they will be on the same team. Flag teams will be created for K/1 if enough participants enroll.
  • Games are typically at Waters Field in Vienna on Saturdays. Very occasionally games are Fridays and Sundays. Some games might be at Madison, Oakton, Marshall, or Fairfax High Schools.
  • Additional items are required to complete the uniform (suggested items in links):
    • black crop top (this is long sleeve turtleneck worn under uniform top - https://www.omnicheer.com/shop/body-basics/cheerleading-bodysuits/chasse-cropped-bodysuit_8432)
    • black briefs, boy cut is popular (worn under skirt - https://www.omnicheer.com/shop/body-basics/cheerleading-briefs/chasse-boy-cut-brief_8430). Any shorts work as long as they can't be seen when the skirt is on. Nike pros, any tumble shorts, spandex gymnastic shorts, etc. would work.
    • solid black sports bra (worn under crop top) - if needed (https://www.omnicheer.com/shop/body-basics/sports-bras/chasse-racerback-sports-bra_br326)
    • solid black, full-length, leggings
    • all-white outdoor Cheer shoes (https://www.omnicheer.com/shop/cheerleading-shoes)
    • clear rain jacket or poncho - used for rain games (we cheer in rain!)
    • Senior squad only (7/8) -VYI cheer warm-up jacket (required) and VYI cheer backpack (recommended)
  • Squads will be formed by mid-August for Cheer Camp. Cheer weekly practices will start the first week of FCPS.
  • Please be sure you are familiar with the VYI Refund Policy.
  • Also, be aware our age/grade range is strictly enforced. Siblings might not be on the same squad if 2 or more years apart.
  • We will do our best to accommodate special requests, but we cannot guarantee they will be fulfilled.
  • Please consider signing up as early as possible so we can start to form teams and order shirts/shorts for practice outfits. Once you register you will have 5 business days to complete payment otherwise the registration will be removed. Sizes can not be guaranteed if registration occurs after June 1.

Call for Coaches

VYI Cheer is seeking volunteer head, assistant, and junior coaches (high school age) for our Fall Cheer programs - the more coaches we have the smaller we can make our squads this year. No experience is required! Please email us for more information.


VYI Cheerleading has a Facebook page - VYI Cheerleading and an Instagram account @cheerleadingvyi