Thursday, April 20th at the NYO Gym (5:30 pm - 8:00 pm): 1st Annual NYO Spring Cheer Bash - BRING IT ON!

Calling all cheerleaders, old and new, K - 5th Grade,

Do you like music, dance, stunt, cheer, spirit???  Want to meet Atlanta Falcons cheerleaders, learn chants from impressive top local school squads and join a sought after well-rounded cheer program guided by University of Kentucky cheerleaders boasing National Championship accolades?  YES!!! (Click Headline to Read More)

Cheer Off a Success! stars

The annual Cheer Off was a big success!  The weather may have been dreary, but the field was full of smiles!  All of our nine cheer squads did a fantastic job, but ultimately the Packers took 1st place!  They were followed by the Bears in 2nd place, and the Steelers in 3rd.  We had a great showing of support by our football players who presented the girls with flowers as a token of their appreciation for supporting them throughout the season.  A great big Thank You to Eric Olsen who rocked the music, and to our wonderful coaches who have dedicated so much of their time to working with our girls!

Dates for the 2015 Season!

Dates for the 2015 Cheer Season!

Can you believe Cheer season is just around the corner?  Check out these important dates for the 2015 season! 

Orientation *Cheerleaders and Parents, New and Returning - Aug 6th 6:00pm (NYO Gym)

Cheer Clinics for ALL CHEERLEADERS held at Jackson Primary Campus - 4191 Northside Dr. Atlanta 30342

This year the girls will not be split up.  All cheerleaders will be required to attend every clinic.  


Monday**     10-Aug                    5:30-6:30pm

Tuesday        11-Aug                    5:30-6:30pm

Monday**     17-Aug                    5:30-6:30pm

Tuesday        18-Aug                    5:30-6:30pm

Monday         24-Aug                    5:30-6:30pm

Tuesday        25-Aug                    5:30-6:30pm

Monday         31-Aug                    5:30-6:30pm

Tuesday        1-Sep                      5:30-6:30pm

**Uniform Fitting – 5pm

Coach/Team Mom Meeting

Saturday    8-Aug     9:30am (Dowis Building at NYO)

Squad Assignments

Wednesday  19-Aug  Each Cheerleader and Squad will receive notification emails.

Opening Day Rehearsal

Tuesday    8-Sep      6:00-6:30pm (Bigs Field)

Opening Day

Sunday    13-Sep     5:00pm  Every squad performs

Cheer Off

Sunday    1-Nov      2:30-4:30pm on the Bigs Field


Championship Game

Monday   16-Nov     Time TBD

Cheerleading Registration is Open!

Cheerleading Registration is Open!   

Please visit this link to register *Be sure to update your contact information.  In order to register for the 2015 season, your cheerleader must be 7 yrs old by August 1st and no older than 11 yrs old.  

For answers to most of your questions please take a look at our FAQs.  

2015 Cheer Season FAQs

Thinking about registering for the 2015 Cheerleading Season?  Here are a couple of our most frequently asked questions…


How much is Registration?

The cost of registration is $315.  This cost includes a uniform with the exception of shoes.  Team dues are additional and usually run between $55 - $70 per Cheerleader.

*Scholarships are available.  Please email me directly to inquire


What are the age requirements?

Your Cheerleader must be at least 7 yrs old by August 1st 2015 and no older than 11 yrs old by August 1st 2015.


Who do they cheer for?

NYO Cheerleaders cheer for our "Bigs" league.  This league is for players ages 11 - 12.  In the future we would like to add Cheerleaders for the other leagues however, space to accommodate cheerleaders on the "Pee-Wee" and "Littles" field is limited. There are 10 teams in the Bigs league and each squad will have up to 12 Cheerleaders.  


Does my Cheerleader need experience?

No.  We have beginners, experienced cheerleaders and all stages in between.   


Will there be Junior Cheerleaders?

No.  There will not be any junior cheerleaders this year.  The games are starting much later (6:15pm and 7:15pm) and it’s proven to be too late for our 5 and 6 year olds. 


Will my Cheerleader be on a squad with all of her friends?

Squad assignments take place after the football draft is complete to ensure siblings of the players are given first priority and placed on a squad cheering for their brother.  Each Cheerleader will have the opportunity to make one friend request at the time of registration.  We will do everything we can to accommodate friend requests. 


Who will coach their squad?

EVERY sport at NYO is coached by a volunteer.  There are no paid positions for coaching.  We welcome volunteers who are willing to spend time with the girls to increase their self-confidence, develop team building skills, sportsmanship and discipline.  No experience is necessary and there is a coaching and team mom clinic before the season begins.  


How many practices and games will there be each week? 

You can count on three events per week.  Usually the week is made up of two practices and one game (there can be two games in one week if there is a make-up game).


Where are the games and practices held?

All games are held at NYO.  Practices are held at NYO, Jackson Elementary’s primary campus, Chastain Park, or another location decided upon by the individual squad.


When does practice usually start and how long are the games?

Practice usually starts at 5pm or later.  This gives our girls the opportunity to participate in any after school activities.  Practices usually last an hour to two hours depending on how much is needed.  Generally practices are longer at the beginning of the season as the girls get to know each other and learn cheers and stunts.  They are also longer at the end of the season in order to prepare for the Cheer Off.  Games in the Bigs league are usually an hour and a half. 


Are the girls required to be at all practices and games?

Yes.  As with any and all sports, it is important for your child to be at ALL practices unless excused.  It only takes one cheerleader being absent to mess up an entire stunt, half time routine, or cheer off practice/routine.  PLEASE note that games start at 6:15pm and 7:15pm.  ALL Cheerleaders are required to be there for the entire game.


Will the squads be broken up into ages?

No.  We try to have a good mix of all ages in each squad.  This gives the younger girls a chance to learn from the older ones, and the older girls an opportunity to teach.  


Is there a refund policy?

Yes.  This will be strongly adhered to for all NYO Sports.  Refundable – Refunds are subject to a $100 cancellation fee at any time 60 days prior to the start of the first event of the season (this would be a pre-season clinic in early August).  Non-Refundable – If cancelled less than 60 days prior to the first event of the season the Registration Fee becomes Non-Refundable and has no exchange value. 


How will my Cheerleader learn Cheers and Stunts?

The IN A SNAP Cheer camp this summer at NYO is a great way to get started.  *Use code nyocheer622 for $25 off registration.  Click here for Registration  Pre-season clinics will be held for the girls to learn cheers, stunts and the fundamentals of football/cheerleading starting in early August.  


What is the Cheer-Off?

This is a competition that takes place at the end of the season before playoffs.  Each squad performs a routine that combines dancing, cheering and stunting.  The judges for this competition have no affiliation with NYO or the players and coaches. 


What is All-Stars?

At the end of the season two Cheerleaders are selected based on merit, leadership and their commitment throughout the season to cheer for the championship game. 


Is there an orientation?

Yes, and attendance is strongly encouraged.  This is where expectations for the season will be set and a Q&A is held.  This is also an opportunity to update any contact information to ensure you're receiving all important dates, etc. Your Cheerleader will also get her official NYO Cheer 2015 tshirt! 


Who leads the Cheer Program?


Amanda Stanzione, Cheerleading Commissioner and Board Member

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