Cheer Season Details

UpdatedMonday July 4, 2022 byNSYFCA.

"Cheerleaders are the promoters of your school and community. They are a key marketing tool to the athletics programs that they support, and they create the community patriotism we call “school spirit.” Most importantly, they are tomorrow’s leaders who through the development of athletic skills, leadership, and teamwork will be vital members of the community in the future. Be a cheerleader and become a leader." –


Program Overview:

We know as new parents to the program that you will probably feel overwhelmed from all of the information outlined below.   We want you to have as much information as possible so that you understand the commitment involved.   


Practice begins the first week of August. We practice Tuesday-Thursday in the evening outdoors at Melican Middle School. Once school begins we will practice indoor 2-3 times a week in a Northborough or Southborough school. Practice is usually 1 1/2 hours-2 1/2 hours.


Cheering at Games:

Each Cheer Division is assigned to 1-2 youth football teams to cheer for. Games will be held once a week on Saturday or Sunday. All home games are played at Algonquin High School in Northborough. Away games locations are determined based on the team we are playing.   


Competitions:     Cheer teams do compete in the area.   Central Mass is still determining what the competitions will look like (in person or virtual).


Advancement based on placement

Fun Comp - September 24th

Local Comp (Top 5 teams move on to States):   October 22nd

State Comp  (Top 3 teams move on to Regionals):  November 5th

Regionals  (Nov. top 3 teams are eligible to go to Nationals):  November 19th

Nationals- December Orlando, Florida  



What is issued?

New for 2022:    Cheer uniforms will not be provided.   Registration cost has been lowered to keep total cost of the program lower for parents.

Cheerleaders will be still be loaned a cheer bag, and warm up suit.  These items will need to be returned at the end of the season. If items are lost or damaged the parent is responsible for repaying the league.

***  All items will need to be returned at the end of the season.  If items are lost or damaged, the parent or guardian will be responsible for repaying the league.   Approximate cost for all items is $100.00.

You will need to purchase the following personal items:

Cheer Shoes (white)               Cheer Uniform           Black shorts


Tentative 2022 Dates:    

  • Paperwork Hand In/Uniform Fitting:    Tuesday, June 28th
  • First Practice:  Tuesday, August 2nd
  • Last day to submit paperwork:   Thursday, August 11th
  • League Family Social:   Thursday, August 11th
  • Jamboree:  Saturday, August 20th
  • First Regular Season Game:   August 27th/28th
  • Calendar Raffle Money Due:   September 22nd
  • End of Season:   November


Our league is part of the Central Mass Youth Football and Cheer Conference (CMYFCC) which is affiliated with American Youth Football (AYF) League.   AYF is the world's largest youth football and cheer league.    Being part of this conference/league requires us to follow certain policies and procedures for insurance purposes.   The following paperwork will need to be submitted to play:

  • Birth Certificates:  1st time participants are required to submit a Birth Certificate with a raised seal to show proof of age.     
  • Player Packet:   AYF forms that are needed to play
  • Physical/Medical:   All participants should be medically cleared by a doctor to play any sport.
  • NSYFCA Forms (General Info for Players & Parent Code of Conduct):  Our league has expectations of our players and families and we wanted to be clear on how our league operates.

2022 Welcome to Cheer.docx.pdf
Cheer General Information.docx (1).pdf
Parent Code of Conduct.docx (2).pdf