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AGES 3 TO 5

AGES 3 TO 5

Our cheerleading classes and camps are open to children as young as three years old.
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AGES 6 TO 8

AGES 6 TO 8

At age six cheerleaders can begin to participate in more MTC programs like our stunting only classes and our performance teams.
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AGES 9 TO 11

AGES 9 TO 11

Beginner to Novice - our 9+ cheerleaders are encouraged to start focusing on polishing all the skills required for their high school tryouts. Our cheerleaders can take various stunting and tumbling classes and camps to make sure they are on track.
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AGES 12+ TO HIGH SCHOOL

AGES 12+ TO HIGH SCHOOL

We have classes and camps specifically to help our cheerleaders make and stay on the team as well as special teams and programs to allow our cheerleaders to stay active in the sport once their high school season is over.
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Loudoun Lions FAQ

Q: What are the Loudoun Lions?

A: The mission of the Loudoun Lions Football is to provide an exceptional experience for the youth athlete who is passionate about the game of football. To provide an environment for players to improve their skills, learn leadership, become a better athlete, and increase their love of the game. It is imperative that those in charge do not interfere with the development of these skills.

 

The Loudoun Lions are members of The Virginia American Youth Football Alliance (VAYFA). VAYFA’s membership includes associations from Loudoun, Prince William, Fairfax, Alexandria, Fauquier, Spotsylvania and Stafford Counties. On a national level, The Loudoun Lions and VAYFA compete under American Youth Football (AYF). AYF is the largest youth football organization in the world. With over 1 million members that span the entire United States and across the globe. Every team in AYF has the opportunity to compete for State, Regional and National Championships.

 

Q: Who will be leading my child?

A: Hannah Lewis, our Loudoun Lions Sideline Coach, has been involved in cheerleading for 14 years. She began sideline cheer at the age of 8 for LLBFL in Sterling, and continued to cheer until she reached high school where she became a member of their cheer squad during the four years she attended. While cheering in high school, Hannah received multiple awards, such as Best Jump and Best Sportsmanship. She has coached multiple sideline and competition teams where she helped the children with their motions, jumps, and tumbling. She is very excited to be a part of MTC and can’t wait to see how much more the children achieve!

 

Q: When and where are practices?

A: Practices will be held twice a week, Tuesdays and Fridays, from 6-8pm. Tuesday practices are optional; these are for cheerleaders interested in competition and will be held at our Sterling location. Friday practices are mandatory and will be held at our Ashburn location. Game schedules and calendars can be found here and here

 

Q: What does my child need for practice?

A: Cheer shoes, water, athletic clothing and tons of energy!

 

Q: What if my child is not interested in competition cheer and only wants to participate in sideline?

A: Your child only needs to attend our Friday practices if they only want to participate in sideline.

 

Q: What documents are required to allow my child to participate?

A: Parents MUST complete all documentation required or their child will not be allowed to participate. Documentation listed below must be turned in before the start of the season

1. Participant Tracker Card – front to be completed by the team management, back to be filled out by the parent

2. Emergency Consent Form

3. Medical Release Form

4. Birth Certificate (original or certified copy)

5. Image Release Waiver

6. Waiver and Release of Liability Waiver

7. Concussion Annual Statement and Acknowledgement Form

All documentation can be found on the ODFC Loudoun Lions website.

 

Q: Where can I drop off the documents needed for my child to participate?

A: Please bring all of the required documents with you to the first practice.

 

Q: Will my child be able to cheer for their sibling?

A: The cheerleaders will rotate the times and teams they cheer for so it is likely they will cheer for a sibling at least once during a season.

 

Performance Team Try-Out Info!

Try-Out Schedule:

Try-Outs will be held at the Sterling Gym:

45698 Elmwood Court

Sterling, VA 20166

September 21st 12:00pm-2pm

November 16th 12:00pm-2pm

 

Performance Team 2015 Season: January-May

Does your child LOVE to cheer, dance and perform and is between ages 9-11? Join the More Than Cheer Performance Team!  Girls and Boys ages 9-11 that are serious about the performance aspect of cheerleading should come try out for this team.   Athletes will have the opportunity to perform at least 3 times over the season at local events and venues around the Loudoun County Area! Performance Team is great for athletes who don’t want the travel and price commitment of an all-star team, or athletes who want to master their performance skills to prepare for an all-star team. Whichever direction; it’s a great stepping stone toward the personal growth of your child.  Athletes are REQUIRED to try-out for performance team, if selected for the team; athletes are required and expected to attend every practice and performance.  Athletes must also be enrolled in a MTC technique class as well.

Practices are held every Sunday from 12-2 AND BEGIN 01/04/2015 and once the team has been selected there will be a parent meeting to go over rules and expectations, as well as pass out the performance calendar for the season!

Tuition: $153 + $70 non-refundable uniform fee. Uniform Fee pays for uniform top & shorts, shoes, performance bow, tuition pays for practice and additional MTC class

 

Try-Out Requirements:

  • Open to ages 9-11 (Must be 9 by January 1st 2015)
  • Demonstrate excellent knowledge of cheer motions, placement, and sharp execution

o   High V, Low V, T, Broken-T, daggers, candlesticks, Touch Down, Low Down, clap

  • Demonstrate excellent knowledge and execution of all jumps and jump variations.

o   Pointed Toes, chest lifted, strong sharp motion placement, landing with feet together.

  • Demonstrate basic knowledge and execution of tumbling skills.

o   Forward Roll (using no hands to stand up and keeping feet together)

o   Hand Stand (vertical alignment, straight arms, hips tucked, ankles together, feet pointed, balance for 3s)

o   Cartwheel (straight legs and arms, landing on feet)

o   Round-off

o   Bridge

o   Back Walk-over (bonus, not required)

o   Front Walk-Over (bonus, not required)

o   Back Handspring (bonus, not required)

  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of stunting skills

o   Thigh stand

o   Prep

o   Sponge

o   Cradle

  • Athletes will be taught two 8 counts of a dance