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INSTRUCTIONAL LEVELS:

TINY MITE CHEER (AGES 5-6)
Tiny Mite to cheer is a fun instructional level of cheer which teaches the basic principles of cheerleading and teamwork, while still having FUN!!!   The season starts August 1st and is over the end of October. During this time the cheerleaders will cheer at home games on the weekends at Sycamore Park and compete as an exhibition team in two low pressure local competitions. Practices are two nights a week for two hours a practice, days of the week are determined by the coaches availability. Tiny Mite practices begin outdoors at the home field August 1st and move to indoors after Labor Day where they remain through the end of the season. Indoor practices take place at one of the local schools, these sites may vary due to the availability of the school. All coaches are Pop Warner Certified. 

Items included in registration fee are: registration fee, park district fee, slush fund fee, conference competition fee, Royal Gala competition fee, indoor practice facility rental, 1 game shirt, 1 game bow, 1 pair competition shoes, 1 pair competition socks, rental of 1 game day warm-up jacket, rental of 1 competition vest, professional cleaning after the season of rented uniform and year end trophy.

Additional clothing Items NOT included in registration fee: (estimated cost based on 2017 prices). *Warm-up pants $25.00 * Backpack $30.00 *Game/Competition skirt $75.00  *Competition bow $20.00. All of the above clothing is yours to keep at the end of the season.

Slush fund is used for the following: game bows, pink game bows, banner for competition, homecoming gift for parents, homecoming wear for girls, pink game wear for girls, small competition gifts (not including regionals or nationals) team parties, $10 year end gift per girl.

MIGHTY MITE CHEER (AGES 7-9) 

Mighty Mite Cheer is a fun instructional level building on the basic principles of cheerleading and teamwork while still having FUN!!! The Mighty Mite season begins August 1st and runs through the beginning of November. Mighty Mites will compete as an exhibition team in three low pressure local competitions, as well as cheer at home football games on the weekends at our home field located at Sycamore Park. Practices for Mighty Mites are 2 hours a night, 3 nights a week, practices begin outdoors at Sycamore Park from August 1st to Labor Day. After Labor Day practices will drop to 2 nights a week and will go indoors at schools in the area and will remain indoors the remainder of the season. The assigned school may vary due to the availability of the gym space.  All coaches are Pop Warner certified. 

Items included in registration fee are: registration fee, park district fee, slush fund fee, conference competition fee, Royal Gala competition fee, regional competition fee, indoor practice facility rental, 1 game shirt, 1 game bow, 1 pair competition shoes, 1 pair competition socks, rental of 1 game day warm-up jacket, rental of 1 competition vest, professional cleaning after the season of rented uniform and 1 year end trophy.

Additional clothing Items NOT included in registration fee: (estimated cost based on 2017 prices). *Warm-up pants $25.00 *Backpack $30.00 *Game/Competition skirt $75.00  *Competition bow $20.00. All of the above clothing is yours to keep at the end of the season.

Slush fund is used for the following: game bows, pink game bows, banner for competition, homecoming gift for parents, homecoming wear for girls, pink game wear for girls, small competition gifts (not including regionals or nationals) team parties, $10 year end gift per girl.

 

COMPETITIVE LEVELS:

Junior Pee Wee, Pee Wee, Junior Varsity, Varsity (AGES 10-14):
Our Competitive levels are broken up into four divisions: Junior Pee Wee, Pee Wee, Junior Varsity and Varsity. Cheerleaders are placed on teams/levels based on age, and what is best for our League and the cheerleaders' development. Hoffman Redhawks Cheer is highly competitive and sends teams to Nationals in Florida on an annual basis. Nine year olds with prior Redhawk experience may be moved up to a competitive level; please see a cheer coordinator for consideration. Competitive Cheer is a dedicated sport that requires full participation and commitment from each athlete. The season starts August 1st and is over as far out as December with Nationals. Competition Cheer will compete at a local competition, the Chicagoland Conference Competition; if qualifying then the Mid-America Regional Competition in November; if qualifying then Pop Warner Nationals the 1st week in December. They will also cheer at home games that are played on the weekends at Sycamore Park that start at the end of August. The regular season ends at the end of October and playoffs continue on to the end of November. Cheerleaders will continue to cheer for football teams at games as long as they continue in playoffs. Practice for Competitive Cheer starts 4 nights a week in August at Sycamore Park for 2 1/2 hours a night and will drop to 3 nights a week after Labor Day. Indoor practice will begin after Labor Day at schools in the area, and the practices will remain indoors for the reminder of the season. The assigned school may vary practice to practice. Cheering at games the weekend prior to competition and attendance at all practices the week of competition are mandatory. All coaches are Pop Warner Certified.

Items included in registration fee are: registration fee, park district fees, conference competition fee, regional competition fee, indoor practice facility rental, 1 game shirt, 1 pair competition shoes, 1 pair competition socks, 1 game bow, rental of 1 game day jacket, rental of 1 competition vest, rental of 1 competition skirt, professional cleaning after the season of the rented uniform and 1 year end trophy.

Additional clothing Items NOT included in registration fee: (estimated cost based on 2016 prices). *Warm-up pants $25.00 *Backpack $30.00 *Game/Competition skirt $75.00  *Competition bow $20.00. All of the above clothing is yours to keep at the end of the season.  

Slush fund is used for the following: game bows, pink game bows, banner for competition, homecoming gift for parents, homecoming wear for girls, pink game wear for girls, small competition gifts (not including regionals or nationals) team parties, $10 year end gift per girl. 

Coaching Opportunities:

Anyone interested in head, assistant, or teen coaching with one of the cheer teams this year, please send an email to Dee Resendez at [email protected].  .

Head coaches must be 21 years old. Assistant coaches must be 18 years old. A head coach or assistant coach who is 21 years old or older must be present with the team in order for the team to practice.

Teen coaches must be 15 years old. We welcome any 14 year olds that would like to be teen coach trainees.

You don't need to have a child in cheerleading or have any cheerleading experience!

Please note that it is mandated that we do a full background check, as well as required attendance at a Pop Warner coaches certification and coaches training. You will be contacted for interview process. Get involved this year!

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Hoffman Estates Athletic Association

PO Box 95641 
Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60192

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 847-833-4095
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