2018 SEASON INFO
The PLYAA Jr Cheerleaders are proud to offer a Cheerleading program in the Metro Youth Football League (MYFL). Our Cheerleaders take their sport seriously and do not just show up for games. They learn a wide range of cheers as well as good sportsmanship, teamwork and leadership. Each cheerleader is an integral part of the Papillion La Vista Athletic Association.
Our Season officially begins on August 1st and runs through the 1st week of November.
Practice schedule & location:
Game schedule & location:
Games are played at the Metro Area High School fields. Game schedules are not created until Mid-August will the vast majority of games being played on Sundays.
The 2018 Fall Cheerleading registration fee is $50.00, along with a separate $100.00 check for an equipment deposit. The equipment deposit is refunded at the end of the cheerleading season once the uniform is turned in and in good condition.
If you wish to register for the 2018 season please complete the following registration form and submit with payment.
2018 Cheer Registration is Full. To be placed on a waitlist, please email [email protected]
Cheer Uniforms are provided by the PLYAA Jr Cheer.
Cheerleading is a team sport and therefore, attendance at practice and games is very important. Each and every cheerleader is important to their team and it is expected that participants attend all practices and games. We all recognize and certainly understand unexpected situations arise, such as illness, and that a cheerleader may have to miss an occasional practice or game, but it is unacceptable for a cheerleader to not attend practice without good reason. Please make an effort to attend all practices and games.
CHEERLEADER CODE CONDUCT:
Cheerleading plays a vital role in encouraging physical, social and emotional growth of children. It is therefore essential for parents, coaches and officials to encourage their cheerleaders to embrace the values of good sportsmanship, discipline and character development.
The PLYAA recommends the following Cheerleader Code of Conduct:
- Have fun!
- Be a good sports (win or lose), be honest, fair and always show good sportsmanship to all coaches, cheerleaders, officials and fans.
- Learn the value of commitment to the team.
- Put personal goals aside for the betterment of the team.
- Show courtesy and respect to teammates, opponents and coaches.
- Realize that athletic contests, including practice sessions are educational experiences and opportunities.
- Cheerleaders will not engage in unsportsmanlike conduct.
- Cheerleaders will not engage in rude behavior.
- I will treat everyone, including coaches, parents, players and officials, with respect, regardless of race, creed, color, nationality or gender.
PARENTS CODE OF CONDUCT
Parents are vital to the development of young athletes. Whether sitting in the stands or helping out as a volunteer, parents must set a positive example. Parents and adults involved in youth sports should be models of good sportsmanship and lead by example on and off the playing field.
USA Football, the MYFL and PLYAA recommend the following Parent Code of Conduct:
- Give constructive criticism during a private moment, never in front of other parents, cheerleaders, officials, spectators, etc.
- Support your coach and refrain from excessive “sideline coaching” from the stands.
- Refrain from using profanity.
- Abide by a doctor’s decision in all matters of cheerleaders health and injuries and physical ability to participate.
- Parents must stay off the field and remain under control in order to set a good example for cheerleaders and other spectators.
- Do not criticize an opposing team, its players, fans, coaches or team by words or gestures.
- Support the coaches, cheerleaders and officials and help teach the value of commitment to the teams, sportsmanship, ethical conduct and fair play.
- Inappropriate behavior is cause for immediate ejection from the stands. Repeat offenses will result in being barred from future games and league sponsored activities.
- Parents will not encourage their child or any other person to engage in unsportsmanlike conduct with any coach, parent, player, participants, officials or any other attendee.
The primary goal of coaches should be the development of boys and girls to become better citizens. The cheerleaders must be taught sportsmanship and fair play, and these teachings should always govern their behavior while at practice and at games. Coaches shall be responsible for the conduct of all cheerleaders, members of the coaching staff and spectators. This includes the time periods before, during and after league games and other events. Improper conduct, in the judgment of the game officials, on the part of the cheerleaders, coaches or spectators may result in penalties, expulsion and suspension or forfeiture of the game.
PLYAA recommends the following coaching ethics:
- The coach will not criticize cheerleaders in front of spectators.
- The coach will accept the decisions of officials.
- The coach will not criticize the officials, the opposing team, the coaches, fans or parents through language or gesture.
- The coach will emphasize that good athletes are good students, and both are physically and mentally alert.
- The coach will strive to make every cheerleading activity serve as a training ground for life and as a basis for good mental and physical health.
- The coach will emphasize that winning a game is the result of teamwork.
- The coach shall not use abusive or profane language in front of anyone connected with the game.
- The coach shall not be under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs.
- The coach will set an example in personal conduct at all times.
- The coach will not smoke or use any form of tobacco while on the field of play during games, scrimmages or practices.
- The coach will treat each cheerleader, opposing coach, parent and commissioner with respect and dignity.
- The coach will learn the strengths and weakness of his/her players in order to place them into situations where each has a maximum opportunity to achieve success.
- The coach will protect the health and safety of his/her cheerleaders by insisting that all of the activities under his/her control be conducted for their psychological and physiological welfare, rather than the interests of adults.