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HOFFMAN ESTATES REDHAWKS FOOTBALL AND CHEER

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Cheer

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Cheerleaders are placed on teams/levels based on age, and what is best for our League and the cheerleaders' development. 

REGISTRATION COSTS INCLUDE;

  • Registration Fee
  • Park District Fee
  • Indoor Practice Facility Rental
  • 2-3 competition registrations
  • Competition uniform top rental (uniforms are turned in at the end of the season)
  • 1 Warm Up Jacket Rental (turned in at the end of the season)
  • Professional Cleaning of the rented items at the end of the season
  • Game Shirt
  • Game Bow
  • Competition Shoes – 1 Pair
  • Competition Socks – 1 Pair
  • Homecoming Gift
  • Year-End Gift
  • Certified and trained coaching staff

New Players or Players Needing to Replace Items:

  • Warm-up pants $25.00 *
  • Backpack $30.00
  • Game/Competition skirt $75.00  *
  • Competition bow $25.00. 
  • All of the purchased clothing is yours to keep at the end of the season. 

WHAT TO EXPECT:

  • Standard season runs from August 1st through Mid-November
    (Teams who qualify for Nationals will continue practicing from November through beginning of December. Nationals are held at the beginning of December in Florida )
  • 4 days a week of practice starting August 1st until school starts (Based on age level)
  • 3 days a week of practice after school starts (Based on age level)
  • Practice times are between 1-1/2 to 2 hours based on age starting at 6:00 or 6:30pm.
  • Attendance to competitions
  • Every player will be required to sell $100 worth of raffle tickets for Yeti Cooler & Beverages Fundraiser (or pay $50 to buy out). Tickets will be available in August and drawing will be in October.

REQUIRED PAPERWORK:

  • Copy of Birth Certificate (Needed by July 24th)
  • Sports Physical or AYF Physical Form dated 2023 (Needed by July 24th)
  • AYC Player Registration Paperwork

INSTRUCTIONAL LEVELS:

Division 8 (AGES 5-7)
Division 8 cheer is a fun instructional level of cheer which teaches the basic principles of cheerleading and teamwork, while still having FUN!!!   The season starts July 24th and is over the end of October/early November. During this time the cheerleaders will cheer at home and away games on the weekends and compete in at least two low pressure competitions. Practices are two nights a week for two hours a practice, days of the week are determined by the coaches availability. Division 8 practices begin outdoors at the home field and move to indoors around 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.  

COMPETITIVE LEVELS:

Division 10, 12 and 14 (AGES 8-14):
Our competitive levels are broken up into three divisions: Division 10, 12 and 14. 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 commissioner for consideration. Competitive Cheer is a dedicated sport that requires full participation and commitment from each athlete. The season starts July 24th and is over as far out as December with Nationals. Competition Cheer will compete at the Conference Competition; if qualifying then the Regional Competition in November; if qualifying then Nationals the 1st week in December. They will also cheer at home and away games that are played on the weekends 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 around 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 Certified.

Coaching Opportunities:

Anyone interested in head, assistant, or teen coaching with one of the cheer teams this year, please send an email to Stephanie Hurt 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 coaches certification and coaches training. You will be contacted for interview process. Get involved this year!

Contact Us

Hoffman Estates Athletic Association

PO Box 95641 
Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60192

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