Welcome to Fairfield Youth Football and Cheerleading
On behalf of the Cheer Coordinator and our coaches, we would like to welcome all new and returning cheerleaders and their families to the Fairfield Giants 2018 season.
With the merger of two prominent leagues in our town, we are looking forward to another fun and successful season. As with any merger, there will be several changes made league wide this season. This packet will help answer questions you may have before and/or during the season. We have included as much information as we could, so please keep it as a reference.
Fairfield Bantam Cheer- Grades K-2 (exhibition only- will attend local and state competitions)
Fairfield Youth Cheer- Grades 3-5
Fairfield Senior Cheer- Grades 6-8
Birth Certificates and Paperwork- All cheerleaders new to FYFC must have an original raised seal Birth Certificate and a copy when they register. This will be kept on file with the league. Original birth certificates will be kept on file until after the book validation on August 25, 2018. NO EXCEPTIONS. This is a National rule and your daughter can not compete without it. ALL PAPERWORK is to be turned in by July 24th. NO CHEERLEADER will be permitted to practice without having all paperwork completed. NO EXCEPTIONS!!
Season Information- Cheer practice will begin on Monday, July 23rd. Practices will be held on days and times to be announced by your child’s Head Coach; typically 2-3 nights/week. Once school begins the schedule will include 2 weeknight practices as well as a Saturday/Sunday practice may be added. All cheer squads will be required to cheer for the football players. Opening weekend for football is September 3rd and the football season typically ends in early November. Please be aware that we do cheer in the cold, rain and snow. Again, the cheer squads will be cheering at 1 football game each weekend. We will also be cheering at playoff games as well. Schedules will be sent out as soon as possible. Please be patient and understanding.
Missed Practices-ALL practices are mandatory in order for your cheerleader to perform/compete. The entire squad relies on each other to learn the routine. Cheerleading is a TEAM sport. If you know your cheerleader will miss practice at any time during the season please let your coach know ASAP. After 3 unexcused absences it will be up to the coach and the VP of Cheer as to whether your child will be able to remain on the squad.
Parent Volunteering- All families are required to volunteer during the season. Cheer families are also required to volunteer at the Local and State competitions. Competition are in October and November. – YOU CANNOT OPT OUT OF VOLUNTEERING FOR THIS; IT IS A FYFC REQUIREMENT. Your Head Coach will be taking names for volunteers early in the season. The league is only as good as its volunteers and cannot grow without parent involvement.
Important Dates- The following are the season competition dates. Times and details will be released as the competition gets closer.
Routine Review- Saturday, October 6th- Ansonia Armory
Local Competition - Saturday, October 13th – Location TBD
State Competition - Saturday, November 3rd - New Haven Field House (
NE Regional Competition - Saturday, November 17th - (place TBD), NH
National Cheer Competition - December 8th - 9th - Florida National Competition. Players will be required to stay from the 6th until the 10th.
Cheerleading is a huge commitment that requires a lot of spirit and dedication from both cheerleaders and parents.
We look forward to working with you and having a wondering and successful season.
Sibling Discounts for registrations received by 8/1: A $50 discount will automatically be applied to all registrations for families with multiple players. The players must all reside in the same household AND all registrations must be in place by the end of 8/13 for the discount to be applied.
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