Frankfort Falcons Cheer Program
All Cheerleaders who sign up are STRONGLY encouraged to do both the football and competition season. However, we understand that this is not always feasible, so please note if you do decide to only do football season, the practices will be much more limited compared than our competition practices. Football only practices are in July and August with 2 practices twice per week (approximately 12 practices). All “football” practices are held outdoors at Main Park. The athletes cheer at all weekend home and away games in good and bad weather. Games are mandatory and athletes are only allowed 2 absences.
Competition team is from July through December. Competition team practices 1 day per week in July and August and 3 to 4 days from September through December. The majority of competition practices are indoors but there can be some outdoor practices. Falcons participate in a minimum of 3 competitions that run between September and November and some teams do advance to the state competition the first weekend in December. Competition practices start in July and are mandatory. We understand things come up and each coach is willing to work with you individually but in order to have a successful practice the attendance of all is required. Right before a competition an “extra” practice may be called. Falcons follow the IRCA rules during our competition season.
Fees: $250.00 for football cheer. This fee covers the rental of the uniform, cheer bow and a team shirt. The season runs from July until the end of November. A $100.00 fundraiser fee will be included in your registration fee for all registrants. For example, cheer registration is $ 250.00, fundraiser fee is $ 100.00 for a total of $ 350.00. Raffle tickets will be $10 each and all players will receive 10 raffle tickets. You will keep the money you collect from selling tickets. Raffle tickets will be distributed during uniform pickup.
Additional Mandatory fees. These fees are approximate. The final fee will be determined by the quantity of cheerleaders that register but it ranges:
$700 for competition. This will cover 3 competitions, indoor practice space, music, choreography and professional hours. Cheer practice requires the use of our cheer mats and high ceilings and therefore we have to rent a large facility to accommodate these needs.
Two postdated checks will be collected at uniform fittings per child, but will NOT be cashed, these checks will be returned to you at the end of the season if you fulfill your volunteer duty and the uniform is returned in good condition. If your duty has not been fulfilled, then the checks will be cashed. ($250 for volunteer duties and $150 for uniforms)
What to expect at uniform fittings:
All cheer leaders are required to have a warmup jacket/pants and black briefs and an underliner to go with uniform to be worn for football season and a rain jacket. These items can be purchased at Action Sports in Frankfort.
Cheer competition girls will also be required to purchase the team shoes and the specialty underliner.
Other expenses you may or may not incur through-out the season for your individual team:
Junior Coaches/ Coaches gifts
Donations of food