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What Your Cheerleader Can Expect as a Roadrunner...


The goal of our cheer program is to learn age and skill level appropriate cheerleading fundamentals, to support our Ellington Roadrunners football team, and to have fun!  Safety is our first priority, and your coach will be CPR & First Aid certified, a member of the NYSCA, trained in concussion prevention, and safety certified through the AACCA.

Our first practice is on Monday, August 1.  We practice Mon-Thurs each week during the summer, and then reduce to a shortened practice schedule once school begins at the coach’s discretion.  Our time during August is a critical learning period, and we ask that every attempt is made to be at each practice.  This is where we learn the basics of arm motions, jumps, stunting, sideline cheers, and the halftime routine.  It is a lot to learn in a short period of time, so expect to see a little something new from you cheerleader each day.  Of course, practice at home is what makes this all possible, so we ask that you encourage them to stretch and practice often.

Once the season begins, we cheer weekly at Roadrunners football games home and away, within the Southern New England Youth Football Conference (SNEYFC).  The games are generally on Sundays with the occasional Saturday game.  We cheer rain or shine, so please plan accordingly.  We participate in the SNEYFC cheer competition in November, which we prepare for throughout the season. This is an event that puts the spotlight specifically on the cheerleaders, and is an amazing opportunity to show off everything we learn throughout the season.  Schedules permitting, we sometimes participate in other competitions in our area.  More information on competitions will be provided from your coach.

Cheerleader Eligibility 1. Age/Grade Limits for Cheerleaders;

1. (A Team) Senior cheerleaders must not have achieved their fifteenth (15) birthday prior to 31 December of the current calendar year. 7th & 8th Graders.

2. (B Team) Junior cheerleaders must not have achieved their fourteenth (14) birthday prior to 31 December of the current calendar year. 5th & 6th Graders.

c3. (C Team) Micro cheerleaders must not have achieved their twelfth (12) birthday prior to 31 December of the current calendar year. 3rd & 4th Graders.

4. (D Team) Mini cheerleaders must not have achieved their eighth (8th) birthday prior to 31 December of the current year. They must have achieved their fifth (5th) by 31 December of the current calendar year in order to compete. 1st & 2nd Graders. 2. Grade Limits All players/cheerleaders must be in the eighth (8th ) grade or lower to participate in SNEYFC activities.

Your coaches are excited and can’t wait to meet you!  Please join us at our Open House event in May to learn more.

** Please visit the GENERAL INFORMATION TAB (Under By-Laws) on our website for the 2022 EFL By-Laws, SNEYFC By-Laws and Playing Rules for both Football and Cheer.

GO ROADRUNNERS!!!

Ellington Youth Football & Cheer

PO Box 501 
Ellington, Connecticut 06029
Email : [email protected]
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