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Cheerleading was officially recognized in the 1970's, but has been a part of the Pop Warner program for several decades. The first ever National Cheerleading competition was held in DeKalb county, GA. Today, more than 180,000 children are participating in Pop Warner cheerleading and dance around the world.


Participation in the Pop Warner Spirit program provides kids an opportunity to perform in an organized, supervised, safety oriented environment. The Camas Jets Pop Warner program emphasizes fun for all and encourages the development of qualities important long after Pop Warner days are gone.

Camas Jets Pop Warner Cheer Welcomes you for Fall 2022!!

 

The cheerleaders will have fun cheering for the youth football teams and competing in regional cheer competitions. This is a great opportunity for cheerleaders of all ages to learn teamwork; all while improving their stunts, cheers and tumbling skills in a fun setting.

Reasons to participate in the Camas Jets Pop Warner cheer program:

  • Pop Warner programs have no tryouts or cutting of rosters.

  • Pop Warner has a mandatory play rule for all teams - every child plays!

  • Pop Warner volunteers must complete a background check to be on the field with the players.

  • Pop Warner participants and volunteers must abide by the Code of Conduct.

  • Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc. (PWLS) is the only national youth sports organization in America that requires its participants to perform adequately in the classroom before permitting them to play. More about the Scholastics Overview.


We have big plans for the 2022 season, and we hope that your family will join our family on this adventure!!

Age Groups as of July 31, 2022:

 

  • Tiny Mite 5-7 years old

  • Might Mite 7-8 years old 

  • Jr Pee Wee 8-10 Years old

  • Pee Wee 10-12 Years old

  • Junior Varsity 12-14 years old 


What is Provided? 

Cheerleader uniforms are loaned out for the duration of the season and must be returned. Personalized warm up jackets will be given for the cheerleaders to keep.

Equipment Needed 

All players need to provide their own:

  • black leggings (for cooler games)

  • cheer shoes*

  • cheer socks*

  • game bow*
     

*More info to come on group orders for these items.

Practices

Cheerleaders attend conditioning practices each weekday in August from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Practices take place outside at the Prune Hill Sports Park. Players will participate in exercise activities aimed to improve flexibility, core strength, and jump conditioning. This is a great opportunity for the kids to get to know each other and learn how to work together as a team. In order to perform stunts, each player is required to participate in 20 hours of conditioning practice. In addition to conditioning, players learn cheers, stunts, and dance routines. After school starts, practices take place 2-3 times per week in the evenings.

Jamboree

The Greater Northwest Conference Pop Warner league kicks off the fall season by hosting a showcase of the teams, called the Jamboree. This takes place on a Sunday toward the end of August. 

Games & Competitions 

Teams perform sideline cheer and stunts at Camas Jets football games, both home and away. Games take place most Sundays in September and October with the possibility of playoff games in early November. Saturday games are scheduled occasionally. Home games are held at Doc Harris Stadium in Camas. Away games are held in the Cowlitz and Clark counties in Washington, but there may be opportunities to travel outside of the local area.

The Greater NW Conference Cheer Championships take place in late October. Other competitions may be scheduled as the season progresses. 


Breast Cancer Awareness
During the month of October, the cheerleaders are provided with a pink bow to wear in support of Breast Cancer awareness.