Pop Warner Cheerleading & Dance

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MA_cheer_overviewCheerleading 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.

Pop Warner programs emphasize fun for all and encourage the development of qualities important long after Pop Warner days are gone.

Our programs are unique. While Pop Warner participants are taught about the values of competition, they are also expected to maintain their grades at a satisfactory level in order to attain the ultimate prize of being named a Pop Warner National Champion.We salute all the efforts and accomplishments that our participants put forward.

The Spirit Program is growing in numbers each year due to the popularity of the sport. In an effort to keep pace with the many new changes in the cheer & dance industry, there are a few basic rules that are unique to Pop Warner Spirit Squads.

For a complete list of Pop Warner guidelines, please download the Official Pop Warner Rulebook.

Cheer Clinic and Camp Photos: Chicagoland 2016

Cheer & Dance Age Divisions:

Division Age(s)
8-9-10 & 11
9-10-11 & 12
10-11-12 & 13
11-12-13-14 & 15
Squad Type: Roster Size
SMALL SQUAD 6-12 Participants
MEDIUM SQUAD 13-24 Participants
LARGE SQUAD 25-35 Participants
DANCE Max 35 Participants