Get Fired Up with the Red Knights Cheerleaders! 

Cheerleading for Ages 5 to 14

Lead the crowd with your Red Knights spirit! Join a Norchester Red Knights cheerleading squad and fall in love with this fun, popular sport. Our award-winning squads build self-confidence, teach sportsmanship and create lasting friendships among the cheerleaders.

Our cheerleaders learn cheers, chants, jumps, dances and stunting — and will perform them all during football games, special events and an optional end-of-season cheerleading competition!

We provide athletic opportunities for beginners to experienced cheerleaders:

  • Flag Cheerleading Squad for children ages 5-6 years
  • Tackle Cheerleading Squads for youth ages 7-14 years

Age Standards
To ensure a safe and positive environment, each cheerleader is placed in a division based on age. Our programs have no cutting of squads.

The Feeder Program for OJR Cheerleading
As the cheerleading feeder program for Owen J. Roberts High School, we are dedicated to the development of cheer skills in our student athletes.

All students within our district, students from other public or private schools and home-schooled students are invited to join the Norchester Red Knights!

Proud Member of Bert Bell Conference
We are a proud member of the Bert Bell Memorial Football & Cheerleading Conference. This league was established to equip football players and cheerleaders with the skills, physical conditioning and mental attitude necessary for the pursuance of the sport at the high school level.

Child Safety is Our Priority
All coaches, assistant coaches and any volunteers in direct contact with cheerleaders have completed a criminal background check and child abuse clearance.

Commitment
Cheerleading requires a strong commitment to the program. Squads need every member present on a regular basis to perform their cheers, dances and especially stunts! The success of the program is driven by the level of support delivered by our coaches, players, parents, volunteers and the community. 

We Would Love for You to be a Red Knight!
Registration is now open for the Fall 2017 Cheer Season! For more information on our Cheer Program or if you can coach during the Fall 2017 season, please contact our Cheer Director Kristy Pouchan.


Field Cheerleading Squads

Division Coach Age *
Squad for Flag Football Team Val Mourar 5-6 years
Varsity Squad for 80 lb. Tackle Football Team Jessica DeNicola 7-8 years
Varsity Squad for 100 lb. Tackle Football Team Kristy Pouchan and Chasta Longworth 9-10 years
Varsity Squad for 120 lb. Tackle Football Team Kristy Pouchan 11-12 years
Varsity Squad for 150 lb. Tackle Football Team Chasta Longworth 13-14 years**

* Age as of August 1 of the cheering season.
** May not turn 15 years until after November 30 of the cheering season.

If you have any questions about which Squad your child will be assigned to, please contact our Registration Director Kristy Pouchan.


The Season

 

If your cheerleading is interested in joining one of our Competition Squads, they will compete in the annual Bert Bell Memorial Conference Cheerleading Competition, which is usually held the second or third Sunday in November.


Practice & Games

Flag Field Squad
In August, practice is one night a week from 6:00-7:30 pm. After school starts, practice goes to two night a week from 6:00-7:30 pm (except for Flag Squad). We plan to hold practices at North Coventry Elementary School, but this may be subject to change due to field assignments determined by the school district. Practice schedules and details will be issued by the beginning of August.

Games are usually on Saturday and occasionally on Friday evening or Sunday afternoon. Home games are played at Connie Batdorf Park. For away games, the flag squad travels to other conference team locations, usually in Chester County and sometimes in Delaware County.

Tackle Field Squads 
In August, practice for the 80 lb., 100 lb., 120 lb. and 150 lb. Squads is 2-3 nights a week from 6:00-8:00pm. After school starts, practice remains 2-3 nights a week from 6:00-8:00pm. We plan to hold practices at North Coventry Elementary School, but this may be subject to change due to field assignments determined by the school district. Practice schedules and details will be issued by late July.

Games are usually on Saturday and occasionally on Friday evening or Sunday afternoon. Home games are played at Connie Batdorf Park. For away games, the tackle squads travel to other conference team locations, usually in Chester County and sometimes in Delaware County.

Practice Days Time
Squad for Flag Football Team Tuesday 6:00-7:30pm
Varsity Squad for 80 lb. Tackle Football Team Tuesday, Thursday 6:00-8:00pm
Varsity Squad for 100 lb. Tackle Football Team Monday, Wednesday 6:00-8:00pm
Varsity Squad for 120 lb. Tackle Football Team Monday, Wednesday 6:00-8:00pm
Varsity Squad for 150 lb. Tackle Football Team Monday, Wednesday 6:00-8:00pm

Cheerleading Competition

Every November, our Competition Cheerleading Squads are invited to participate in the Bert Bell Conference Cheerleading Competition. Each competition squad prepares an exciting routine combining cheers, music, dance, stunts, tumbling and crowd participation. Our cheerleaders take pride in being an important part of this amazing event!

Competition is optional and open to all Field Squad Cheerleaders! Competition Squads will be formed in September based on cheerleader interest, age, skill level and available coaches. All Competition Squad practices are mandatory. Please understand that there will be additional costs (for example $40-$50) and/or fundraising required to cover competition fees, gym rental fees, music and signs.

Flag Exhibition Squad
Flag exhibition squads perform 1-minute 30-second exhibition routine and do not compete with other flag squads. Flag squad participation is optional, but strongly encouraged!

Tackle Competition Squads
Each tackle competition squad performs a 2-minute 30-second routine and competes against squads in their age and squad size division.

See our Award-Winning 2014 Competition Routines 


Practice Uniform

For practices, all cheerleaders should wear a t-shirt or tank (no spaghetti straps), cotton athletic shorts and sneakers. Pull hair back in a ponytail and remove all jewelry including post earrings, jeweled bobby pins and hard plastic headbands. Please bring a water bottle labeled with your child's name.


Game Uniform

Flag Squad
Norchester Red Knights will provide your child with a cheerleading uniform (vest and skirt) for use during the season. You will receive a white long-sleeve bodysuit, black bloomers, cheer socks and a hair bow from us at uniform distribution (included in your registration fee). Please provide white leather sneakers or cheer sneakers for your child.

Tackle Squads 
Norchester Red Knights will provide your child with a cheerleading uniform (vest and skirt) for use during the season. You will receive a white long-sleeve bodysuit, black bloomers, cheer socks and a hair bow from us at uniform distribution (included in your registration fee). Please provide plain, white sneakers with laces for your child.


Physical Exam

Each cheerleader is required to have a physical exam completed by a physician before practicing with the squad. This is done at the expense of the parent/guardian. Physicals must be returned no later than August 1, 2017, to start practice.

Download the Physical Exam Form [pdf] ›


Birth Certificate

Each cheerleader will need to provide a copy of their birth certificate for the Norchester Red Knights to keep on file. This copy must be received no later than August 1, 2017, to start practice the week of August 7.


League ID Card

Flag Squad
Flag Cheerleaders do not need a League Photo ID Card.

Tackle Squads
All Tackle Cheerleaders will need to show an original birth certificate (not a copy) at a later date to obtain a Bert Bell League Photo ID Card for the season. This is to verify children are the age represented at registration. 


Parent Handbook

Our Parent Handbook provides parents/guardians with a general outline of our cheerleading program. It will help you know what to expect this season with your child’s participation.

Norchester Red Knights Parent Handbook - rev. 2/27/2015 [pdf] ›


 Registration

Registration is open for the Fall 2017 Cheer Season. >

Flag Field Cheerleading registration fee | $100
Tackle Field Cheerleading registration fee | $150

To make the Norchester Red Knights even more affordable for larger families, we offer $10 OFF registration for each additional child you register. (For example, first child is $150, second child is $140 and third child is $140.)

Registration for the 2017 Fall Season opens on February 15, 2017 and closes on July 31, 2017.

Late Registration opens on August 1, 2017 and closes on September 15, 2017.