Welcome to the 2021 Seahawk Cheer Season!
Practice will begin Monday, August 2nd at Veteran's Field for all teams except Tiny Mite cheer.
Practices for Mitey Mites, Jr Pee Wee, Pee Wee, Jr Varsity and Varsity teams during the month of August run Monday through Thursday from 5:45pm to 8:15pm.
Tiny Mite cheer will begin Monday Aug 9th and Tiny Mites will practice 3 nights per week during the month of August TENTATIVELY on Mon, Tues, Wed from 6pm to 7:30pm.
Cheerleaders must be at practice at the scheduled start time. Cheer is a team sport and requires all team members to be in attendance.
Until practice wear is passed out, cheerleaders are expected to come to practice in t-shirts, shorts (NOT DENIM), socks and sneakers. Once we hand out practice wear, your coach will advise you on what days it must be worn. Please be sure your cheerleader brings a large bottle of water to keep hydrated. Girls should drink plenty of water during the day to hydrate in advance! Cheerleaders are to come to practice with hair up and no jewelry on, including earrings.
Once school begins, practice time is reduced to 2-3 nights per week, depending upon school gym availability.
Most home games are played on Saturdays at Veteran's field. Away games are dependent on the field availability of the hosting town. Girls are expected to cheer at ALL games, both home and away.
Cheerleaders are required to purchase a bodyliner, skivvies, socks, and new competition cheer sneakers, to be worn at games and competitions. The website information is posted above. We are currently in the process of selecting skivvies and sneakers and will have that info asap. We require new socks and sneakers each year to ensure they are clean for competition. You may wear last years cheer sneakers to games or purchase a separate pair of ANY all white cheer sneakers for games.
The West Haven Seahawks league provides to your cheerleader, the use of a game uniform/competition uniform for the season, a practice uniform consisting of shorts and a t-shirt (which is yours to keep) and a competition bow (which is yours to keep). Registration costs also covers any bus transportation required to competition and/or playoff games, as well as insurance and field costs, and professionally produced competition music for the teams.
All competitive teams - MM, JPW, PW, JV, V- have the potential to travel to Pop Warner National Cheer and Dance competition held at Universal Studios in Orlando, FL during the week of Dec 4, 2021 at your expense. (Specific dates to be announced based on team)
**Note new this year** Mitey Mites are a COMPETITIVE TEAM and will potentially travel to both New England Regional Cheer competition and National competition!
All coaches and staff of the West Haven Seahawks are volunteers. These people have agreed to a commitment to coach your children, and deserve and expect a commitment from you and your child to attend all practices, games, and competitions. If you did not receive a copy of our Rules and Expectations for cheer, please see the link above to review them.
Any questions please email Cebi Waterfield at WHSeahawksCheer.gmail.com