Giants Cheerleading

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2022 Fall Season Details

Divisions: Pop Warner Cheer age groupings are as follows (children must be the minimum age by July 31st):

  • Tiny Mites: 5-7 years old
  • Mitey Mites: 7-9 years old
  • Jr. Pee Wee: 8-11 years old

* Please register for the age group that aligns with your child’s age as of July 31, 2022. Coaches will make adjustments as needed, based on age group, experience, skill level, etc. See more info about placement below in FAQs.

Season: August 1 – October/November/December; Saturday games in the greater-Charlotte area beginning August 28!

Practices: Squads practice 2-3 times per week, depending upon age group, on Mondays, Tuesdays, and/or Thursdays. Actual days depend upon coaches’ availability and facilities.

Home Game Location: Hough High School in Cornelius, NC

Competition: All squads will participate in a local cheer competition held annually in mid-late late October; with opportunities for advancement to regional competition (November) and national competition (December). Local and Regional competitions are typically held in Concord/Charlotte, NC, with National competition in Universal Studios Florida.

Registration Requirements

The cost for the season is $325, which covers uniform rental, shoes, bows, bloomers, insurance, and facility fees.

Need-based scholarships are available, email Brooke Whalen to inquire.

Forms required by first week of practice:

  • Copy of Birth Certificate (actual birth certificate required later if teams advance past local competition)
  • Final report card from previous school year
  • 2022 Medical/Physical Form (Click Here)
  • 2022 Player/Participant Contract (Click Here)

Frequently Asked Questions

What does the schedule look like?

Our fall season starts with practices beginning in early August. The first football game of the season typically falls at the end of August/early September. We usually practice 2-3 times per week, depending upon age group, on Mondays, Tuesdays, and/or Thursdays. Actual days depend upon availability of coaches and facilities. All football games are on Saturdays in the Charlotte metro area. Our cheer squads typically cheer for the football games that match up to their age group.

We also end the season with a local competition, and our older squads have the opportunity to advance to Regionals in November and Nationals in December. For our 2022 season, the Regional competition is planned for Concord, NC and Nationals are expected to be at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida!

Where are practices and games?

We practice at locations in the Lake Norman area, typically at Bailey Middle School and J.V. Washam Elementary School in Cornelius. Home games will be held at Hough High School in Cornelius, NC. All football games are held in the Charlotte metro area.

Are there additional costs?

Families also are responsible for the cost of travel related to competitions, but in the past, we have done fundraisers that have helped to offset travel costs. Fundraising is completely optional per cheerleader.

Who are the coaches?

All of our coaches for both cheer and football are 100% volunteers and are not compensated whatsoever for their time.

We often need additional coaches and volunteers to help us stay organized.  Although it helps, cheer experience is not required.  We are a team of coaches and stay in touch frequently to make sure everyone feels supported. Each coach must also undergo a background check and pass the Pop Warner Youth Cheer and Dance Alliance training and certification.

Who do I talk to about coaching or volunteering?

We would love to have you onboard! Please contact [email protected] for more information on becoming a coach or volunteering. We have plenty of non-coaching opportunities like helping with paperwork, coordinating schedules for game-day drinks and snacks, and so much more!

What team will my child be on?

Age groups do overlap. Cheerleaders are placed on squads based on age, experience, skill level, and the number of cheerleaders registered for that age group year cheering.

Join Us

Registration for Lake Norman Giants Cheerleading is now open and we would love to have you join us for another fun season.