Cheerleading has evolved so much over the years and our athletes prove to us that they are capable of so much, year over year. They will learn the fundamentals of cheer that will prepare them for whatever level of cheer they desire through athleticism and hard work. Better yet, they will be a part of a positive community, build relationships and create friendship, and work as a team based on a foundation of trust and partnership.
Thank you in advance for your support! Let’s Go SHARKS!
Affiliation: Our squads cheer through the Chesterfield Cheerleader League (CCL) and SAA is represented by the Cheer Director. SAA facilitates registration and selects coaches. Football Game schedules and rules are provided by the CQL (Chesterfield Quarterback League).
Eligibility: Children ages 5-11 as of September 30 of the current year who live within Chesterfield County. There is a $15 fee for athletes outside of Chesterfield County.
Flag Squad (age 5-7**)
Minor Squad (age 8-9**)
Junior Squad (age 10-11**)
**Age as of September 30, 2019
Basketball Fees (for 2019-20 season):
- SAA Fee (per family/sport): $10
- Registration Fee: $100
- Uniform Cost: All NEW Cheerleaders: $135 (includes sharks shell top, skirt, lollies, bow, sweatshirt)
- Payment Due at Registration (cash, check made out to SAA, and Venmo)
Squad Selection: There are no try-outs and no cuts. All students are given the opportunity to be on a squad.
Age and Team Breakdown:
Age as of 9/30
10/1/12 - 9/30/14
10/1/10 - 9/30/11
10/1/08 - 9/30/09
1/1/05 - 9/30/07
Coaches: Coaches are selected by the Cheer Director.
BASKETBALL CHEER Season: NEW this year at Smith - more details TBA
Practices Begin: First week of December (tentative Practice Days are Tuesday & Thursday)
Games: Early January-March (tentative game dates are Saturday & Sunday; schedule will be announced)
Football Season: Pre-season practice begins 5-7 weeks prior to Labor Day (mid - late July). Games begin the first weekend after Labor Day (first Saturday after school begins). The regular season ends in October. Playoffs end in November, usually before Thanksgiving.
Football Practice: Each squad will practice twice a week for 90 -120 minutes (in addition to game day practice). The Cheer Director and Coaches will determine specific days and times and communicate with their respective teams by the end of June.
Additional practices may be required to prepare for competitions. Practices take place at Smith Elementary School unless otherwise noted by your athlete’s coach.
Football Games: The game schedule is set by the CQL and is generally provided within a week of the first game. It will be shared with parents upon receipt. Mark your calendars as the first games begin the first weekend after Labor Day. Most games are played on Saturday morning or Saturday evening and the occasional Wednesday night game, as well.
Football Post Season Play: Both conference winners and the six (6) teams with the next best records enter the playoffs in each division, Northern and Southern. The playoffs are single elimination and culminate with the “Superbowl” on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. There is no post season play in the Flag league. Seniors who are aging out of SAA Cheer may participate at the Super Senior game (details come near the end of each season).
Football & Basketball - Pictures: Team and individual pictures are usually taken sometime during the season and may be purchased for an additional fee.
This information is subject to change.