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2022 GVAA CHEER




2022 Fall Cheer Updates


The GVAA Cheer Board continues to monitor COVID-19 health metrics, news and updates from the Frederick County Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In conjunction with GVAA Board Member consultation, COVID-19 feedback will guide future decisions. We highly encourage all families to follow COVID-19 guidelines from the Frederick County Health Department and the CDC.
Stay Safe and Healthy!

2022 Fall Cheer Registration is CLOSED!!
2022 Winter Basketball Registration Opening in October
(Check Back mid-Oct)

Week of 8/16 - Practice falls back to Tuesday & Thursdays
Updated Practice Information Below:

  • P-Varsity Squads: Tuesday & Thursdays 6-8PM
  • MP Squad: Tuesday & Thursdays 6-730PM
  • Flag Squad: Tuesday & Thursday 6-7PM
  • When School Begins drops back to Tues & Thurs
  • Practice Location @ Heritage Park. Note: Field adjustments will be made as we move into fall and lose daylight in the evening. We will be utilizing the driveway and parking lot of the Manor House for practice drop-off and pick-up. Do not use the entrance/exit sides to drop-off/pick-up your athlete. This is a safety hazard.
  • Expect the season to go into October and longer if your team makes playoffs.
  • Apply Bug Spray before your athlete arrives to practice. Practice is outside and Heritage has a lot of bugs!
  • Athletes will have scheduled bathroom breaks per squad. Have your athlete use the restroom before arriving to practice.
  • TeamSnap will be setup and utilized for communication between coaches/parents & athletes.

Registration Fee: $173 includes the following for each athlete:
Registration; Mandatory GVAA Insurance Coverage;
2 Bows; Bloomers, White Gloves, Lions Head band and end of Season Banquet Fee.

On-line Fall Registration: 
April 2nd - August 30th
(Flag, Mini-Pony, Pony, JV and Varsity)

Registration Link: 2022 Fall Cheer Registration (CLOSED)
Under Player: Select Cheer-Squad should populate based on age


Weekly Games are held on Saturdays.

Coaches will provide squad meet-up/location and times prior to each game via TeamSnap once the football schedule has been released on the league website: www.mvyfl.org 

Heritage Closing Time
The posted park hours are 7:00 am to sunset.
The park attendant has been instructed to lock the "in gate" at sunset and then drive through with their light on. 
(This is the last call and warning to leave the park.) 
The park attendant then goes to close the other parks in the Town's jurisdiction. 
The park attendant returns to Heritage Farm Park to lock the "out gate".

This order of operations should allow for a fair warning and enough time to clean up, reunite parents and athletes, and exit the park. You can do a Google search or download an app to find the sunset times, allowing for a common understanding of when the park is closing.


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GVAA Cheerleading


OUR MISSION: GVAA Cheer aims to unite the community and fans in support of GVAA athletics. As athletes, GVAA cheerleaders motivate and entertain the crowds and promote good sportsmanship. GVAA Cheer builds youth of courage, confidence and character. GVAA Cheer fosters a successful learning environment, making anything possible.

It's always a good time when you're cheering for the Walkersville Lions!  It is indeed our pleasure to be a part of the wonderful hands-on character building program for young cheerleading in our community. Without a doubt, youth involved in sports become better students, more confident individuals and will become tomorrow's business and community leaders. 

One of the greatest contributions of our cheer program is providing a quality program for young cheerleaders while teaching them teamwork, confidence and a sense of responsibility that they will carry with them throughout their lifetime. Coaches contribute much time and energy to our young cheerleaders so that Walkersville youth football and basketball games are always sure to be fun, enthusiastic and exciting events!  We want our Lions to Go-Fight-Win!

 

Commissioner's Corner

Is your son or daughter thinking about trying out for cheerleading?  Here are a few reasons why you should encourage them (excerpt from The Top 8 Reasons to Try Out for Cheer:

1.  Tryouts are a chance to be brave. Yes, it is a little nerve-wracking to get up and perform in front of people, but you will feel such a rush during your performance and a sense of accomplishment after! 
2.  You'll gain confidence. Being brave will give you confidence. Even if you try and put yourself out there, it will give you the confidence to try other things you might like. Confidence comes from taking action and trying new things, not from doing things flawlessly. 
3.  You might fall in love with cheer. If this is your first time trying out for a cheerleading squad, you might discover that cheerleading is a great fit for you. If you don't try out, you could miss discovering a new passion. You never know! 
4.  You might be great at it. What if you end up being an amazing cheerleader? You never know unless you try! Even if you've cheered before and aren't sure if it's something you really want to dedicate yourself to, a new team dynamic could bring out a different side of you and you could really excel.
5.  You'll make new friends. Teammates are the best friends you'll ever have. On the team, you'll have a second family that you won't be able to imagine living without.  They could be lifelong friends.
6.  Cheerleading has health benefits. Staying active, working on your flexibility, having fun, and enjoying social interaction are all key elements of a healthy lifestyle. Cheerleading is good for your body, mind, and soul! 
7.  You'll be more involved in your community. Being a cheerleader gives you a prominent role in your school. You'll be responsible for raising school spirit and supporting school teams, and you'll get to be a positive influence on your classmates through pep rallies, fundraisers, and other community events.
8.  Cheerleading teaches you valuable lessons. All sports can develop and solidify good habits and characteristics in athletes, but cheerleading does this to an even greater extent. Not only do you learn about  working hard, winning and losing, and sportsmanship, but you also focus a lot on helping other people, whether by raising spirit or giving back to your community.

Practice Times

2022 Fall Cheer Practice Schedule 
And 
Arrival Times

Cheer runs practice begins July 18th and ends in October 2022
Flag Practice: 6-7PM
MP Practice: 6-730PM
P - Varsity Squads Practice:
6-8PM

PRACTICE LOCATION:
Heritage Farm Park
9236 Devilbiss Bridge Road Walkersville, MD 21793
Practice Drop-off/Pick-Up Location: Manor House - Utilize the driveway and Parking lot - Do Not use the entrance/exit to Heritage

Weekly Games are held on Saturdays. Coaches will provide squad meet-up/location and times prior to each game via TeamSnap once the football schedule has been released on the league website: www.mvyfl.org  


IMPORTANT MENTIONS

Wear comfortable sneakers and clothes to workout in.
Apply bug spray before arriving at practice.
Bring water in labeled bottle with athlete's name.
Medications must be given to the coach prior to practices & games in a ziplock baggie, labeled with athlete's name.
Hair must be in a high ponytail, no jewelry (earrings, piercings, necklaces, rings, etc.), long or fake nails.
We highly discourage the athletes from bringing valuables to practices/games as there is not a secure place to store them.
Coaches/Board Members and Volunteers are not responsible for any lost/stolen items.

Contact Info

Commissioner: Christal Ringrose
President: LaRae Harrison
Vice President: Stephanie Yoingco
Treasurer: Christal Ringrose
Secretary: Christina Francis
Ways and Means: Arlene Mott
Inventory: LaRae Harrison/Jessica Rudd
Members at Large: Andrea Morgan, Gemma Corley and Carrie Amoriell

We are actively looking for help on the GVAA Cheer Board!
If you're interested or would like to sit in on one of our meetings, please let us know.
We would love to have you on our Team!

 
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Follow us on Instagram GVAA Cheer Bylaws (2/2018)

Coaching Applications
To Be Updated

Cheer Camp 2022 Forms
To Be Updated

 


Coach Information

2022 Fall Cheer Coaches 
Varsity: 
Brianna Francis & Jessica Francis
Junior Varsity: Arlene Mott, Kaylee Lambert & Allison Jones
Pony: Melissa Brown & Ashley Harrison
Mini-Pony: Chelsey Toms & Elizabeth Morris
Flag: Lindsey Peterson & Christina Francis
Jr. Coaches and WHS Cheerleaders will be assisting all squads throughout the season.


Parent/Squad communication is via TeamSnap. TeamSnap will be utilized to send out alerts on uniform attire, game updates, cheer events, etc. Utilize the cheer email/messenger for all other requests.

Calendar

Field Directory

Locations

Boonsboro High School

10 Campus Ave Boonsboro Maryland United States 21793

Home of the Warriors

(Last updated 07/03/22 at 01:08 AM )

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Catoctin (Eyler Field)

15 Eyler Road Thurmont Maryland United States 21788

Home of the Cougars

(Last updated 07/03/22 at 01:08 AM )

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Heritage Farm Park

Devilbiss Bridge Rd Walkersville Maryland United States 21793

Home of the GVAA Lions

(Last updated 07/03/22 at 01:08 AM )

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Middletown High School

200 Schoolhouse Drive Middletown Maryland United States 21769

Home of the Knights

(Last updated 07/03/22 at 01:08 AM )

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Spring Mills High School

499 Campus Drive Martinsburg West Virginia United States 25404

Home of the Cardinals

(Last updated 07/03/22 at 01:08 AM )

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Contact Us

Glade Valley Athletic Association

P.O. Box 302 
Walkersville, Maryland 21793

Email Us: [email protected]
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