- Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 April 2013 18:32
The Generals Youth Cheerleading program is designed to allow girls to learn the basics of cheerleading which include cheering, tumbling, stunting, dancing, and some basics of football, allowing them to understand the game they are cheering for. All girls in grades 3 through 8 are welcome to join one of our three squads.
A squad for 7th and 8th graders,
C squad for 5th and 6th graders, and
D squad for 3rd and 4th graders.
The HWGYF cheerleaders cheer for the H-W teams that are their same age group and those games are played on the weekends. Most games are played on Sundays; however, there are some Saturday games as well. Working on "Cheering" for the football games is the first priority of our cheerleading program. We work with the girls teaching basic cheers and chants that they perform during the games on the weekends. Our second priority is working on a competition routine. We are involved in one Cheerleading Competition for each Squad A, C, and D at the end of every season.
Practice Schedules as well as other general information can also be found on this website. The Cheerleading Season runs from the end of August (summer camp practices) through the 2nd weekend in November (and potentially another two weeks if the football teams go into playoff season. We usually end our season with a HWGYF Banquet for both Cheerleaders and Football players the weekend after the games have ended.
Our philosophy is to give all cheerleaders a positive experience working with others and feeling like part of a team. We want to enhance our football games with fun, athletic, energetic spirit. For any other information, please feel free to contact the Cheer Director, Lisa Purdy.
Hamilton-Wenham Generals Youth Cheerleading Competition Participation Policy:
Due to number limits that are enforced by the Cape Ann Cheerleading organization, only 24 girls per squad are able to participate in the end of the season competition event. Our policy is that the first 24 girls to sign up will be the first girls eligible to be in competition. Any girls who signs up after the 24 slots have been filled will be an alternate for the competition in case another cheerleader is unable to compete. During the regular cheerleading season ALL girls will be able to participate on the squad. The girls are part of the team and will be involved in all aspects of the squad during practices, games and other events. If issues arise during the season with a cheerleader who already has a spot on the competition squad due to signing up early, but has failed to show up at practices and games consistently, then their place on the competition squad will be in jeopardy. The Cheerleading Director along with the coaches and the Commissioner will discuss whether or not changes would need to be made. The alternates' chances to be put on the Competition squad will work the same as the original policy. The first alternate to have signed up after the 24 slots have been filled, will be the first to be moved onto the Competition Squad.