Building Champions and Community

Come Cheer for the Vail Vikings!

Welcome to the Vail Vikings Youth Cheer program, where the excitement of cheerleading meets a commitment to developing well-rounded young individuals. Our program is dedicated to providing a positive and enriching experience for youth in the Vail community, fostering a love for cheer while instilling values that extend beyond the sidelines.

Program Overview:
At Vail Vikings Youth Cheer, we offer cheerleading programs tailored to different age groups, ensuring a developmentally appropriate and enjoyable experience for all participants.

Cheer for Flag Football (Ages 5-6):
Our Flag Football Cheer teams cater to the youngest members of our community, introducing them to the fundamentals of cheerleading in a fun and supportive environment. We emphasize skill development, teamwork, and sportsmanship to lay a strong foundation for their future in cheerleading.

Cheer for Tackle Football (Ages 8-13):
For our older participants, aged 8 to 13, our Cheer program focuses on refining skills and introducing more advanced cheerleading techniques. While supporting our football teams, our primary goal is to cultivate discipline, teamwork, and respect for the spirit of cheer. We believe that through cheering on their teams, our participants learn valuable life skills that extend far beyond their cheerleading years.

Core Values:
Vail Vikings Youth Cheer is not just about supporting the teams; it’s about building character. We instill the following core values in our participants:

1. Discipline:
We teach the importance of self-discipline, commitment, and hard work both during performances and in their everyday lives. Our participants learn to set goals and work towards them with dedication.

2. Sportsmanship:
Respect for opponents, officials, coaches, and teammates is at the heart of our program. We prioritize good sportsmanship, ensuring that every cheerleader contributes to a positive and respectful environment on and off the sidelines.

3. Skill Development:
Starting from the basics, our program places a strong emphasis on cheerleading skill development. We believe that a solid foundation in fundamental techniques lays the groundwork for success in the long run.

4. Community and Values:
Beyond the cheers, our goal is to nurture responsible and respectful individuals who contribute positively to the community. We encourage cheerleaders to embody the values learned on the sidelines in their everyday lives.

At Vail Vikings Youth Cheer, we are not just cheering; we are shaping the future leaders of our community. Join us in the journey to build a generation of hardworking, disciplined, and values-driven individuals who excel both on and off the sidelines.

Registration fees DO NOT include Bow to Toe package that is required to be paid by June 15th, 2024.

General Information

All cheerleaders are placed on rosters on a first come basis. Each team and division is limited to a certain number of athletes. Your space on a specific team is not guaranteed so PLEASE REGISTER EARLY.

Cheerleaders 5 through 14 may cheer for the Vail Vikings. The program is divided into 7 potential divisions:

  • Flag – Ages 5, 6, 7
  • 8U – Ages 7,8
  • 9U – Ages 8,9
  • 10U – Ages 9,10
  • 11U – Ages 10,11
  • 12U – Ages 11,12
  • 13/14U – Ages 12,13,14 (Not in High School)

The age of the player used for placement is their age as of July 31st

We will not necessarily roster a cheer squad in each division. Divisions we compete in will be determined by our registration numbers.

Registration Information

Vail Vikings athlete registration is done online.  You will then need to fill out all the required forms documents to complete registration.  After completing online registration you will submit all of your completed forms and documents to your team’s business manager and then you must attend an in-person fitting and registration event to be fitted for uniforms and shoes as well as pick up raffle tickets for fundraising efforts. These registration events will be scheduled in advance and will be marketed on our social channels and our website.

To view full registration process and to download necessary registration forms visit our Registration Info page.

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Dates & Expectations

Cheer Practice(5-Day)

Cheer Tackle is every weekday for the first month. Practice times are approximately 6:30-8:30 pm Monday-Thursday, 6:00-8:00 pm on Friday (or once Cienega steps off the field).

Cheer Flag Practice

Follows the same time schedule as cheer tackle but cheer flag ends 15 minutes early. 6:30-8:15 pm Monday-Thursday, 6:00-7:45 pm.

Practice(3-Day)

After the 1st month of practice we transition to Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday for the duration of the season, same times and place.

Stunting

A squad member must have (20) twenty hours of conditioning prior to stunting.

Game Schedule

As soon as our league has finalized the game schedule it will be distributed immediately to all families. As a reminder game schedule is always subject to changes.

Dress Code

Cotton athletic T-shirt or sweatshirts in purple, gold, white, black or gray Cotton athletic shorts and sweat pants in purple, gold, white, black or gray (NO POCKETS ALLOWED)

Socks and appropriate athletic shoes must be worn at every practice (NO SLIP ON SHOES ALLOWED)

ABSOLUTELY NO DENIM, BOOTY SHORTS, POCKETS, SPAGHETTI STRAPS, JEWELRY, LONG NAILS OR NAIL POLISH ARE ALLOWED

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A very special thank you to our sponsors.

Without them, this would not be possible!

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