What age does my child need to be to cheer in Upward Cheerleading?
Our Upward Program offers teams for cheerleaders who are 4 years old through 5th Grade.
 
Why does my child need to come to the Cheerleading Orientation day?
The purpose of cheerleading orientation is for cheerleaders in our league to get sized for their uniforms and receive additional information about the upcoming season. This is not a try out.  All kids who register will be placed on a cheerleading team. Cheerleading Orientation will take place in the Kenwood Heights Christian Church Gym on Saturday, December 1 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The orientation takes about 15 minutes. Please make it a priority to attend, so that your child’s uniform arrives before the first game.
 
There will be a second orientation on Thursday, December 19 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. for those that miss the first orientation.
 
How long is the season?
Our season is 10 weeks long.  We will start practice the week of January 6, 2019 and conclude the season on Saturday, March 16.  We will have our Awards Night on Friday, March 22.
 
How often are games and practices?
Your child will have one practice and one game per week.  Practice will be the same day during the week for the entire season and all games will take place on Saturday mornings at Kenwood Heights Christian Church.  The first two Saturdays of the season will be practices and games will begin on January 26. Your child’s coach will contact you to let you know specific dates and times.
 
What is included in the cost?
Your child’s registration cost helps with the cost of equipment (basketballs, whistles, scoreboards, etc..), shipping and the Awards Night.  It also includes a uniform that your child will be able to keep.  The cheerleading uniform includes a mock turtleneck, reversible jersey, and reversible shorts. You child will also receive a trophy and a special gift at the Awards Night.
 
Why should my child participate in Upward Cheerleading?
Upward Cheerleading teaches kids cheerleading skills, teamwork, sportsmanship and character. This is a teaching league and not a competitive league. If your child participates in Upward Cheerleading, he or she will learn a lot about cheerleading. But, the focus of the league is on so much more than just learning cheerleading skills. Each week, your child will learn about being a team player, having the right attitude, and, most importantly, about Jesus. Every practice, our coaches take time to sit down and talk with each cheerleader about character virtues such as integrity, patience, trust, and honor. In Upward Cheerleading, your child will grow as an athlete, but also as a person.