Jr. Cats Cheerleaders are divided up into two age groups; Flag Cheer for Kindergarten through1st grader and Tackle Cheer for grades 2nd through 8th. The season will kick off with cheer camp held on Saturday, August 3rd at the Chehalis Middle School located at 1060 SW 20th St, Chehalis, from 9am -12pm for Tackle Cheerleaders and 10am-12pm for Flag Cheerleaders. There, cheerleaders will meet the squad, learn the basic cheers and motions that are used throughout the season. Jr. Cats camp t-shirt and lunch will be provided. Mid- way through the season an additional mini cheer camp is held with the W.F. West Bearcat Cheerleaders. Where Jr. Cats Cheerleaders will learn some familiar Bearcat cheers and be introduced to stunting. To highlight the camp, the Jr. Cats Cheerleaders will have the opportunity to cheer with the Bearcat Cheerleaders for one quarter during a home high school football game at W.F. West High School located at 342 SW 16th St, Chehalis.
In addition to the exciting camps, Jr. Cats are proud supporters of breast cancer awareness for the month of October. To bring awareness, cheerleaders wear pink accessories, including pompoms and hair bows, while cheering for the Jr. Cats Football players on game days!
Thanks to the Jr. Cats 2019 sponsors and fundraising efforts, Flag Cheerleaders sign-up fee is only $10 which includes uniform t-shirt. Tackle Cheerleader sign-up is $40 plus a discount of $150 off uniform fee. The Jr. Cats tackle cheer uniforms include the shell top, bottom, undershirt, spanks, shoes, socks, backpack, pompoms and bow.
Flag Cheer practices will begin in August and will be held two days a week for one hour each day. Days and times will be available at a later date. Tackle Cheerleaders will begin practice on Tuesday, August 6th. Practice is held three days a week, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for two hours each night.
To start the season off, Tackle Cheerleaders will cheer on the Jr. Cats tackle football teams at the TYCFL Jamboree held on Sunday, August 25th. Games are scheduled every Saturday thereafter beginning September 7th through October 26th. Flag Cheerleaders will support and follow Flag Football players and Tackle Cheerleaders will root on their respective Tackle Football division. See schedule for dates, times and location.