Naperville Pom & Cheer is a girls cheerleading organization for girls entering 1st through 8th grades. Eligible participants must be 6 years old by September 1, 2014 AND entering 1st grade in the fall - no exceptions. There are no tryouts and ALL girls will be part of a cheerleading group. No cheerleading or tumbling experience needed.
Naperville Pom & Cheer's goal is to introduce basic cheerleading skills and promote an enthusiastic environment at football games.
Assigning girls to squads is a challenging task! We group the girls according to their grade and school or choice of grade and school, if different. Siblings will be assigned to their brother's grade and school. Our squads may consist of girls of varying ages for these reasons. Sometimes, the football teams consist of boys from many schools or they may all be from the same school. It depends on the number of boys that register from a particular school and grade. Then, as we assign the squads, we place the girls and the siblings with their requested grade and school. Some squads will have girls from different schools based on the football teams. No squad will have more than 15 girls and no less than 6! For this reason, coaches/assistants should not assemble their own squads. We also have to make sure that we have a coach/assistant and enough girls to form a squad. If there are not enough girls registered for a particular grade and school and/or there is not a volunteer coach, girls will be reassigned to a different squad and/or nearby school or the squad may be disbanded. If you are not willing to be reassigned to another squad, you may request a refund. Siblings, cheerleading coaches' or football coaches' children do not automatically get on a squad. Placement is based completely on the order in which registration forms are received. As you can see, this is a very difficult process. Your understanding and patience is appreciated. If you have additional questions regarding the formation of squads, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Please include "NPC" in the subject line. Squads will not be formed until August after the football teams are formed.
For St. Raphael Football games, the season will begin with a cheerleading camp. The girls will attend camp in August 5th and August 6th. This is not mandatory, but is highly encouraged. Emails will be sent with the time you are to attend. The location is Players Indoor Sports Center, 1740 Quincy Avenue, Naperville, Illinois. The football season starts the first week of September and runs until the end of October.
The registration fee is $130 per cheerleader if needing a complete uniform. If only a skirt or top is needed, the registration fee is $105. The registration fee is $80 if last year's uniform still fits and you will not be ordering a new uniform. Football and cheerleading are run as separate organizations. If you have a football player and cheerleader, you must register your son with St. Raphael Football and your daughter through NPC. We do not offer family discounts, this is only available through St. Raphael for registering more than 1 football player. Please see their website for information.
The cost of the uniform (shell and skirt) is included and is yours to keep after the season. All participants will be required to wear the newer uniform with the NPC logo and straight skirt. For this reason, the older uniform top without the logo and pleated skirt will not be allowed to be used in order to keep all the participants looking the same. The girls will also receive a set of poms to match their team and a trophy, which are included in the above fees.
Late registration fees of $10 will be assessed June 27th. Registration will close July 25th. This is to ensure that your daughter receives her uniform and poms in time for the season.
If you are new to NPC, please include a copy of your daughter's birth certificate with your registration form.
If you know of anyone interested in joining Naperville Pom & Cheer, please direct them to the website. We will NOT be distributing registration forms through the school systems.
NPC Officers Include:
Erica - firstname.lastname@example.org
Shireen - email@example.com
Karen - firstname.lastname@example.org
If you're interested in becoming a trainee for the board, email email@example.com for more information.