Dragon Youth Cheerleaders cheer recreationally for the Dragon Youth Football teams, grades K-6th. We are not a competitive cheer organization and we welcome all students/children at any level of experience. Our focus is on team spirit, teamwork, positive attitudes, respect and Dragon pride. The tradition starts here!
Yes, the league requires all participants to live in Southlake or be eligible to attend Carroll ISD schools.
The teams practice once a week for 45 minutes to an hour. The team coaches determine the day, time and DYF/DYC approved location for the practices at the beginning of the season. The games are typically on Saturdays and last about 2 hours. Please be aware that some games are in nearby communities. Cheerleaders are expected to cheer at away games.
Many of the coaches schedule their practices around the boys practice to make it easier for the parents with sibling cheerleaders and parents. The boy’s schedules will not be determined until mid to late August. The cheer coach may select a different day, time and location if they are not able to accommodate the same schedule as the boys or if there are not any siblings on that team.
We always do our best to accommodate special requests in the following order of priority:
a) Cheer coach daughters
b) Football coach daughters
c) Sibling players/cheerleaders
d) Friend requests
The online registration form allows you to make team requests.
All squads are coached by parent volunteers who must go through the DYF/DYC background check. The more coaches DYC has, the more squads we can have. To be compliant with our liability insurance, coaches and assistant coaches must be 18 years old or be an approved High School Dragon Cheerleader.
Previously, we have not had enough cheer coaches and cheerleaders to provide a cheer squad for each football team. Cheer squads are assigned to a given football team for numerous and various reasons including sibling (brother playing for football team or sister cheering) and parent involvement (coaching football or cheer). Each season we hope to increase DYC participation with the hope that each football team will have cheerleaders. Parents can help make this happen by volunteering as a cheer coach to create additional squads.
We attempt to accommodate ALL requests to the best of our ability, however, we have to prioritize your requests. If your highest priority is to have your daughter cheer for her brother or to be with her best friend, please state that on the registration form, as your top priority. We cannot make assumptions in this area because we do not receive a roster from DYF listing all football players. We also cannot assume that children are related simply by their last name. We must also have enough coaches to fulfill requests and sometime that is a limiting factor.
The Registration fee is as follows:
Early Registration- April 1-14- $150
Regular Registration- April 15-June 15- $165
Late Registration- June 17-July 16- $200
The registration fees covers but is not limited to all organizations expenses including insurance, facility rentals, some team expenses, cheer camp and camp tank, and end of year awards. The registration does not cover ANY expenses related to uniforms and required accessories. Please see required and non required items below for additional expenses
Yes, if you have two or more cheerleaders, you will receive a $25 discount off the registration price for all additional cheerleaders.
As of the 2018 Season, the required items are listed below with approximate prices for each:
a) Uniforms – You can purchase a new uniform for $150 – $175 or attempt to locate a used uniform.
b) Green metallic pom-poms – $21
c) Pink Metallic pom poms – $21
d) Two hair bows – $20
e) Cheer bucket – $10 (not decorated)
Cheer bucket decorating – You can do this yourself , purchase a sticker decorating kit from DYC, or you can have it hand painted. Contact Tracey Burns for details on hand painted Cheer Buckets. In the past, they hand painted buckets cost approximately $75.
Visit the Dragon Youth Cheerleading FaceBook Page page for decorating ideas. Just search “buckets”
** Note that each season items can change or stay the same from previous season. Please make sure you have the current season items on the field. Cheerleaders may wear used items as long as they are approved items for the current season.
Your cheerleader will be required to wear her (1)uniform including briefs, (2) white sneakers and white socks, and (3)a DYC bow. During cold weather cheerleaders may wear a black fitted long sleeve shirt under their shell (top) and black fitted leggings under their skirt. During October they will wear their pink DYC bow. Some squads in the past have chosen to wear pink socks during October, however this is not required.
** Please do not wear non-DYC items on the field during games
a) Black athletic skorts or shorts for practices, cheer camps and group events.
b) White tennis shoes – Any white tennis shoes will be just fine.
c) Fitted Black long-sleeved top and leggings – These items will be needed when the weather gets cooler but don’t wait until then to purchase. They will be harder to find. It’s important for them to be fitted as they will be worn under the uniform.
d) Water jug – The students/children will need to bring their own water to camp, practices and games. Any water bottle will do.
If you are interested selling or purchasing a used uniform, we encourage you to post your uniform or ISO (In Search Of) request to the Facebook Group Southlake Treasures Exchange B/S/T:
Dragon Youth Cheer does not facilitate the buying and selling of used uniforms. This needs to be handled directly with the person selling their uniform.
To complete the registration process, CLICK HERE
. Registration opens on Apr 1st, 2018. Late Registration begins June 16, 2018. A $25 late registration fee will be added at that time. Registration closes at the end of the day on July 1, 2018.
Please be aware, you must complete the online registration before the end of day, June 15, 2018 to avoid paying the $25 late fee. All registrations must be completed online and paid by July 1, 2018. If you have all the gear from the previous year you still need to view DragonYouthCheer.com for the new required items.
All new cheerleaders will need to get fitted for a new uniform unless you are able to locate a used uniform for sale. Uniform fittings will be conducted at each of the Spirit Events (June 8th & July 13th, 2019). If you are not able to attend one of the fittings, you can contact: Tracey Burns to schedule a private fitting. You also need to complete the online registration process (CLICK HERE
Dina Kutch has the most experience working with our uniforms. Contact her directly to schedule an appointment.
Yes, Dragon Youth Cheer is run 100% by parent volunteers. We can not be successful without the support and involvement from our parents.
Ways you can help:
a) Snack Coordinator – coordinate a snack schedule for practices and games.
b) Homecoming Coordinator – coordinate homecoming activities and crafts.
c) Football Mom Liaison – Communicates and coordinates activities between the football moms and cheer moms.
d) Craft Mom – help coordinate crafts for spirit sticks, boo bags, signs, etc…
e) Volunteer to help with the end of season celebration.
f) Volunteer to assist with team pictures throughout the season.
When you register your daughter, there is an option to identify your interests there or you may contact Dragonyouthcheer@outlook.com.
The Varsity/JV cheerleaders host the 4 day cheer clinic. This is a great opportunity to introduce your little Dragons to new cheers while enteracting with the older cheerleaders. This is not part of the DYC program and is not required but it is very fun and beneficial. It is scheduled for Aug. 6 – 9, 2018 and is usually from 9:00 until noon. Stay tuned to Carroll Dragon Cheer
for more details and information about registration. Check our Important Dates
for the Dragon Youth Cheer camp dates and times.
Dragon Youth Cheer hosts a Saturday cheer camp that is included in the registration fee. Your little cheerleader will receive a camp shirt for this event. At this event, the students/children will meet their new teams and start to learn some of the cheers and basics to get get them off to a great start.
*** Last Update on April 4, 2018
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