Monday, July 22, 2024

Cheerleading FAQ's

FAQ

Q:

Will my cheerleader cheer for their school’s team?  Can I find out how many spots are open for a team?

A:

CFSA Cheer forms squads based on the school attendance zone your child lives in as determined by CFISD on a first come - first placed basis. Therefore, the first 23 cheerleaders that register from a single school attendance zone would be placed on a team together. Any additional cheerleaders would form a second squad from that school attendance zone, if enough additional cheerleaders register, or would be combined with other cheerleaders from nearby school attendance zones to form a squad.

Since squads are not formed until after registration closes per CFSA cheer rules and pending address verification, it is CFSA policy to release the number of registrants by school during registration.

PLESE NOTE: IF you fill out a sibling request you will only get placed on a team with your siblings where ever room is open. This means you may not be on your home school team.

Q:

What are the Squad sizes? Why is there a maximum number of cheerleaders? Where did the minimum and maximum number of cheerleaders come from?

A:

Cheer squads will be formed with a minimum of 6 girls and a maximum of 23.  The size of the squads (6 to 23 cheerleaders) was created with a balance of maximizing the experience for all participants across the CFSA membership and the manageability and safety of the cheerleaders. Squads may be formed with a maximum of 30 cheerleaders with commissioner approval only.

Q:

How much are the registration fees for Cheerleading? What does Registration include? Are there any additional cost?

A:

Cheerleading registration cost is $245.00. This amount includes uniform, bloomers, pom-poms, fields and officials. All other accessories are the responsibility of the cheerleader’s parent.

The additional cost is determined per squad. Examples may include buying turtle necks or jackets to keep warm in the winter, hair bows or socks; the team must all match. Other items can include to make buckets to both carry items in and use during games. Teams routinely use Cheer factory as their choreographer and that carries a fee as well. These extras could be any where from $100-$200 per team. We do encourage sponsorships and fundraising to help with these cost. 

Q:

I am interested in volunteering to coach a cheer squad this year and would like to know what process I need to follow to pursue this. 

I coached last year; do I automatically get the squad this year?

A:

You will need to turn in a coach’s application via email to the Cheer Commissioner. The board will then review the applications and returning coaches will be looked at first and evaluated by last years performance. Coaches are announced after team formations.  The Cheer board ONLY selects the Head Coach. The Head Coach will select their assistant coaches.

In the rare instance where a returning coach from the previous season has had infractions that are not within the core values and standards of CFSA then they will be ineligible for the future season(s). 

Example of such type of infraction would be harassment of parents or players, bullying other coaches and staff, or not following CFSA policies on coaching.  

Q:

Can my child cheer up or down from one division to another?

A:

Yes, a child may cheer up or down one age year if space is available on the squad. For example, a 7 year old, would cheer up as an 8 year old and stay in Freshman, or an 8 year old may play up one year as a 9 year old and cheer Sophomore.

Q:

How does my child get measured for their Cheer Uniform? Does CFSA provide alterations if needed?

A:

We will provide two opportunity's to come and get your child fitted for uniforms over the summer.  

No. CFSA will not provide alterations. We are buying Standard size uniforms and if alterations are needed they will be the family’s responsibility.

Q:

Does my daughter need cheerleading or tumbling experience?

A:

No. Cy-Fair Sports Association Cheerleading is open to everyone. With or with out experience. We are a introduction league and the cheerleaders will be taught cheers and a halftime routine by their coaches.      

Q:

We reside in a school district adjoining CFISD? Can my child play CFSA Cheerleading?

A:

Yes. At registration you will need to register through the out of district  residence. Your child will be placed on the nearest squad to your residence based on availability.

Q:

Is it OK to wait until the last day of registration or late registration?

A:

Yes, however it is NOT recommended if you want your child to have the best chance of playing with students from their school. 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.  Cheerleaders are assigned to teams on a first come, first served basis based on the school they attend in conjunction with the football teams that have been created. 

Q:

How do I get more involved in the program?

A:

Please email the Cheer Commissioner. Cheer is always looking for more volunteers. If you would like further details on getting more involved please email the Cheerleading Commissioner.         

Q:

How many nights a week are there practices and/or games?

A:

The CFSA Cheer Rules dictate the total allowable activities a team may participate in during a given week. An activity is inclusive of games, practices, etc. Prior to the beginning of school, teams are allowed to have four activities per week, once school begins teams are allowed to have three activities per week. During the week of Cheer-Off four events are allowed. Cheer factory practices are mandatory and are at the discretion of cheer factory coaches helping the squad. 

Q:

Does CFSA Provide Refunds? Who is eligible for a refund? When and how do we get a refund if needed? Why can we not request a refund after team formation?

A:

No, Once Team Formation has taken place and the Player has been assigned to a squad they may not ask for a refund based on the team that they are placed on.

For CFSA's Refund Policy, please click here.

Q: What does it mean to fill out a sibling request form?
A:

The sibling request will guarantee that siblings that are in the same division will be on the same teams. If both are cheerleaders then they will both be on the same cheer squad. If one is a football player then the football player will be placed on a football team first and then the cheerleader will be placed on that corresponding cheer squad to honor the sibling request. This in no way guarantees you the Mascot. 

Q: Can I dispute the results of Cheer Off once they have been announced?
A: No, all results read at Cheer Off are final and will be upheld as how they were presented at Cheer Off. Coaches may not dispute due to score card information or music disturbances. All Judges, DJs and vendors used are third party and have no affiliation with CFSA .
   

 

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