Cheerleading Frequently Asked Questions
Please contact Bethany Francis or Becky Kaplan if you have additional questions regarding the Windham Wolverines Cheer program:
Please review the Parent Handbook to learn more about the Windham Wolverines Policies.
What is the 2018 Registration Fee?
The registration fee is $250 for the first family member and $215 for the second member - $525 family cap
A $50 calendar raffle will be required at registration (all registrations must purcahse the calendar).
$150 deposit is required to register and final payment is due by May 1st. There are NO REFUNDS.
REQUIRED 2018 REGISTRATION PAPERWORK
State rules mandate that all paperwork be finalized prior to the start of the first practice or your child cannot participate.
What is the required time commitment?
The 2018 season begins around the last week of July and ends the last week in October for the regular season. Teams practice 2-4 nights per week; cheer for 8 regular season games; and compete in 3 local competitions and the NH State Competition.
Should football or cheerleading teams advance to playoffs (for football) and/or Regional and National Competitions for cheerleading, the season is extended through November and even early December. Please reference the Windham Wolverines Handbook for details on requirements and travel policies.
Where do the practices take place? Practices will be held at Center School, WHS, or Middle School. Coaches will notify of practice location.
What if I have a scheduled vacation during August? Being part of the Windham Wolverines requires a big commitment from both parents and youth participants. Cheerleading is a rewarding but also demanding sport. Parents and cheerleaders should become familiar with the time commitment and expectations prior to registering for the program. In general, cheerleaders are expected to be at EVERY practice beginning on the very first day of the new season and up through the last day. This includes all summer practices so please plan family vacations or other events accordingly.
Please note that the head coach reserves the right to dismiss or limit a cheerleaders participation from a game and or competition if he/she believes the cheerleader has not met team expectations related to attendance, especially when the coach feels that safety is an issue related to a cheerleader being unprepared for competition.
Where are games played? Cheerleaders are expected to cheer for all 8 regular season games and playoff games. Home games are played at Windham High School and away games will be in northern NH which means some travel may be required. Games begin the week before Labor Day, skip Labor Day weekend and then continue until the end of October. Playoff games are in November if the team qualifies.
What are the costs associated with Cheer? In addition to the league registration fee, there are other costs associated with cheerleading throughout the season. They include, but not limited to:
- Bodysuits/Crop Tops – $15-$30
- Boy shorts/ briefs – $10- $20
- Socks – $3-4 (per pair)
- Sneakers – $35 - $90
- Practice shorts and T-shirt – $20
- Ribbons/bows – $45 (for game and competition bows)
- Spectator tickets for competitions – $10-$15 (per competition)
- Travel associated with competitions – Contingent on location
Estimated fees based on per participant not per family.
What is a “Returning Wolverine”?
If you were a football or cheer participant in the 2017 season, then you are concidered a returning Wolverines participant.