The below table reflects the proper division that a cheerleader should be placed in based on grade in the FALL.
||Junior Varsity Division
Cheer squads are formed after football teams have been created. Once the football teams are in place, as many cheer squads as possible are created to provide a fun and full football/cheer experience for as many participants as possible.
Cheerleader and football players are guaranteed to be placed on a squad / team. There is no guarantee it will be on their home school’s team.
Cheer squads will be formed with a minimum of 6 cheerleaders and a maximum of 16. The squad sizes will be strictly adhered to. The size of the squads (6 to 16 cheerleaders) was created with a balance of maximizing the experience for all participants across the CFSA membership and the manageability / safety of the cheerleaders. Squads may be formed to exceed the maximum, with commissioner approval only.
These numbers were created with input from the CFSA cheer committee and past/present cheer coaches. These numbers reflect the state and national divisions in place with most cheerleading organizations and allows for more equity among squad sizes. These numbers are generally accepted as appropriate for novice / volunteer coaches. The squad size guidelines were voted on and approved by the current cheer committee and the general membership of CFSA.
Squad participation & Time commitment:
Cheer squads will participate in a minimum of 8 football games. Top ranked teams will move onto the play-offs and the cheer squad will participate with the team through the single elimination tournament. The top two teams in each division will compete in the super bowl at the Waller High School Football Stadium.
Events are limited to 3 per week. Prior to school starting, the team can choose to have 4 events per week. Events include practices and games. The cheerleading season runs from August to Mid December. Games are played on Saturdays with possible make-ups during the week. Practices are held according to each teams’ schedule.
Cheer is a Team sport and maximum participation is necessary for Squads to be successful.
Cheer squads will also participate in a cheer off competition between the CFSA cheer squads. Please see the cheer off tab on the website for more information.