"I understand that Cheerleading is a commitment of my time and energy and I will make every effort to attend every game and practice. I will notify my coach in advance of any absence that is unavoidable. I am willing to dedicate myself to this sport during the season, and do so, in a positive and appropriate manner. I will support VYI and my squad, and be respectful to others at all times. I will abide by all guidelines and regulations at all VYI Cheerleading events. I understand if my behavior is inappropriate, or not to the standards set forth, disciplinary action will be taken.”
Squad formation is based on school grade and , in some cases, experience. Also, number of squads is dependent upon number of Volunteer Coaches.
Our squads do not cheer for a specific team or weightclass. We do our best to match the ages of a squad's cheerleaders to a similarly aged weightclass .
Currently our squads are grouped in the following grade ranges:
Senior Squad: grades 7-8-9
There are generally 8‑15 cheerleaders per squad, some squads are larger.
Squads are assigned by mid-August.
We will try to accommodate all requests but they are NOT guaranteed. Siblings more than 2 grades apart will not be on the same squad.
No adjustments will be made after squads have been formed to be with friends or siblings; those requests must be on the registration form.