Cheerleading

Eligibility

Grades 4-8
Student must be enrolled in one of the following:
– St. Matthew School
– St. Matthew PSR classes
– School of the Resurrection PSR classes
– Other Columbus Diocese programs are eligible under certain circumstances
** Students may participate in St. Matthew Soccer, Volleyball or Cross Country at the same time **

Cost

$60 per athlete during early registration
$70 through the remainder of registration

Payment Method

Credit card via Paypal. (You can log into a Paypal account, or pay without logging in.)

Registration

Registration is late-May through July.

Key Dates (approximate)

Season Length August 1- October 31
Football Games Begin Mid-September

Squads

Cheerleading squads consist of 6 or more girls. Depending on the number of athletes registered, grades may be combined within the school or with other parish schools in order to form a team.

Practices

Practices are scheduled 2 times per week. Since all our coaches are volunteers, we try to accommodate the coaches’ work schedules as best we can. Practice times can begin after school at 2:30, and/or weekends. Duration is usually 90 minutes. Once the season starts, we may only practice once per week. A final practice schedule will be determined the 2nd or 3rd week of August. Practices are held in the St. Matthew Father Noble Center (large gym) or when weather permits, outside.

Uniforms and Equipment

Cheer uniforms will be provided by St. Matthew and will be distributed at the parent meeting and practice in mid-August. Further information about the season and the cheerleading handbook will be distributed at the meeting as well

Games

Football games are held Saturdays or Sunday afternoons. Games begin in September, and the final schedule is released a few days before the first game.

Location

Games will be played at a field/school within the diocese, and each week the location is usually at a different location.