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2019 Patriots Youth Cheer & Dance Program

The Patriots (PYTF) organization is proud to offer a competitive Cheer & Dance program to girls ages 5 to 15 this coming season!

DIRECTOR – CHEER & DANCE:  Simone Sutton (SSutton@PatriotsCheer.com)

  • No Tryouts | No Experience Necessary
  • Ages 5-15 years old welcome
  • $25.00 Sibling Discount
  • Football home games are played on Sunday @ St Francis High School
  • Away Games at various Chicagoland locations
  • Season Starts August 1st
  • All Teams will compete at Conference competition and Regional competition
  • If your team places 1st or 2nd at Regional competition, you move on to National Competition in Orlando Florida (1st week in December)
  • We host a themed homecoming with many activities throughout the day
  • Online registration will be opening soon – join our mailing list to be notified!
  • Required Paperwork:

    – Participant Contract & Parental Consent Form (Name and signatures required on second page)
    – Birth Certificate (copy)
    – Report Card (Pop Warner requires a report card that shows all 4 quarters, or all 3 trimesters)
    – Medical Physical (must be dated 2018; Parents complete page 1; doctor completes page 2 & signs)


Tiny Mites 5-6-7
Mitey Mites 7-8-9
Jr. Pee Wee 8-9-10-11
Pee Wee 9-10-11-12
Jr. Varsity 10-11-12-13
Varsity 11-12-13-14-15

Instructional Levels of Cheer and Dance

The Tiny and Mitey Mites are the start of the future for our Midget level of Spirit. During this level, the girls will learn the basic principles of cheer, dance and teamwork. These two levels are not a competitive competition team. There will be an exhibition competition gala at this level. At the gala they will perform in front of a large crowd of people and will receive medals for a job well done. There will also be theme characters there to take pictures with your child that can be purchased on the spot. More details will be posted once we receive it from Pop Warner. The gala normally takes place at the beginning of November at a local venue.

Competitive Levels of Cheer and Dance

The competitive levels are Jr. Pee, Pee Wee, Jr. Midget and Midget’s. Cheerleaders and dancers will be placed on teams based on age and there development. Competitive level girls have to be dedicated and ready to give their full participation and commitment to their team. There are 3 competitions: Conference, Regional and National. Chicagoland Conference is held in October and you must place 1st, 2nd or 3rd to advance to Mid-America Regional’s. At Regional’s which is held in November, you must place 1st or 2nd in order to advance to National’s. Pop Warne’s National is held in Florida the first week of December. All Cheer levels will cheer for football teams home and away games. The season starts August first and we cheer to the end of Football season. Then reaming part of the season the teams that are advancing will work on competition routine.


All levels of cheer and dance will practice Monday thru Friday until after Labor Day. The standard time for practice for everyone is 6:00pm until 8:00pm. After Labor Day we go down to only 3 practice days a week and the head coach will determine what 3 days it will be. Practices are held outside until the weather starts to get cold and then we will be indoors.

2018 PYTF Cheer & Dance Registration Fees: $250.00 per participant ($25 discount for football sibling)

Additional Costs: (direct cost to parents – child keeps all items)

  • Cheer MegaphoneWarm-Up: $85+- (Child’s name will be embroidered on jacket)
  • Bag $40.00 (child’s name will be embroider on bag and they also keep it at end of season)
  • Practice Gear: $30+-
  • Spankies $15+/-
  • Competition Shoes: $30 – $45+-
  • Team Events Fee: $50 (this cover all competition gift, homecoming shirts, etc.)
  • Competition Hair Bow: $25+/- (Cheer Only)
  • Dance Accessories: $25 (Dance Only)
  • Competition Costume: $TBD (Dance Only)

Refund Policy:

  • No refunds after 7/1
  • $100 administration fee (non-refundable)
  • No refunds for discipline issues or Pop Warner sanctions on participant / family
  • Payment Plans are available on first come basis
  • All payment plans must be paid in full by 7/1


MCDA Cheer & Dance Competition
  • Six Flags Great America Cheer and Dance Nationals 2017
  • Great America – Gurnee, IL
  • Date TBD
  • Times TBD

Pop Warner Cheer Coaches Clinic & Camp
  • Neuqua Valley High School
  • Date TBD
  • Times TBD

Pop Warner Conference C&D Championship
  • Aurora West High School
  • Times TBD

Pop Warner Regional C&D Championship
  • Oswego East High School
  • Times TBD


We’re sure you have many more questions, and we’ll be happy to answer them – please be on the lookout for our announcements, “Online Registration” , and our “In Person” registration events coming up in early 2018. Or, you can join our mailing list and we can notify you of our upcoming events.