Winthrop Viking Youth Cheer is a team organization designed for children in K through 8th grade. Participants must be 5 years old by September 1st. There is no experience required and there are no tryouts to make the squad. All that is required is enthusiasm, spirit, and regular practice to master cheers and chants, and to build on teamwork. Cheerleading offers young athletes a chance to learn cheerleading skills involving motions, jumps, stunting, tumbling, and dance—possibly to pursue high school cheerleading. Squads are organized by grade and skill level to ensure team compatibility, safety and skill development. Cheerleading is an athletic sport, involving strength for stunting, and stamina while you jump, cheer and dance. The goal of WVYC is to offer quality cheer instruction to youth athletes and work towards building a strong and dynamic youth program that will be long lasting and provide a foundation for upcoming Winthrop youth interested in cheerleading.
Fall Cheer Season
Entering grades K-8
Must be 5-years old by September 1st.
Winthrop Viking Youth Cheer will now incorporates both Game Day Cheer and Competitive Cheer.
Game day v. competition: Expectations subject to change-
- Game only- August camp (amount of practices to be determined) one practice a week through mid-September only, mandatory home and away games through November (3rd grade and above) mandatory home games only for K-2)
- Competition- August camp (amount of practices to be determined) all the same requirements as game only plus at least 2 weekend competitions, 2-3 practices a week September through mid- November, mandatory practices, more commitment
Game Days: TBD
Home Field: Miller Field
- Use of uniform
- Practice t-shirt
- Weekly gym practice
- Competition varies by team