Sideline Cheer Middle School

About Sideline Cheer

Modern day cheerleading consists of many skills. Cheerleaders are required to lead the spirit and energy the crowd directs towards the football team. We know by studies that players often perform better when they are given positive attention from the people in the stands who are there to support them. Cheerleaders at the middle school level will be taught age appropriate stunts, flexibility skills such as splits and jumps, and tumbling. East Middle School's Cheer Team is open to 6th - 8th Graders. West Middle School's Cheer Team is open to 7th & 8th Graders, space is limited for the WMS Cheer Team to 20 spots.

Season Start and End Dates

Monday, August 21, 2017 – Wednesday, October 18, 2017.

Practice & Game Schedules

East Middle School Schedule

  • Wed., Aug. 23 - Practice 6 pm - 8 pm
  • Mon., Aug. 28 - Practice 6 pm - 8 pm
  • Wed., Aug. 30 - Practice 6 pm - 8 pm
  • Wed., Sept. 6 - Practice 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Mon., Sept. 11 - Practice 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Wed., Sept. 13 - Game at SEAS (St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton)
  • Fri., Sept. 15 - Practice 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Mon., Sept. 18 - Practice 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Wed.,Sept. 20 - Game vs. Gaylord
  • Fri., Sept. 22 - Practice 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Mon., Sept. 25 - Practice 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Wed., Sept. 27 - Game at TC West Middle School
  • Fri., Sept. 29 - Practice 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Mon., Oct. 2 - Practice 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Wed., Oct. 4 - Game vs. TC West
  • Fri., Oct. 6 - Practice 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Mon., Oct. 9 - Practice 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Wed., Oct. 11 - Practice 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Fri., Oct. 13 - Practice 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Mon., Oct. 16 - Practice 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Wed., Oct 18 - Game vs. Petoskey 

West Middle School Schedule

  • Mon. 8/21 - 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Tues. 8/22 - 10 am - 12 pm
  • Fri. 8/25 - 10 am - 12 pm
  • Mon. 8/28 - 10 am - 12 pm
  • Thurs. 8/31 - 10 am - 12 pm
  • Tues. 9/5 - After School - 5:15 pm
  • Tues.  9/12 - After School - 5:15 pm
  • Wed. 9/13 - After School - 5 pm - Game game at 5:15, pick up after 8th grade game finished (WMS vs Kinglsey @ West Middle School)
  • Tues. 9/19 - After School - 5:15 pm
  • Wed. 9/20 - After School - 5 pm - Game at 5:15 pm, pick up after 8th grade game finished (WMS vs Cadillac @ West Middle School)
  • Tues. 9/26 - After School - 5:15 pm
  • Wed. 9/27 - After School - 5 pm - Game at 5:15 pm, pick up after 8th grade game finished (WMS Green vs East Middle School @ West Middle School)
  • Tues. 10/3 - After School - 5:15 pm
  • Wed. 10/4 - After School - 5pm - Game at 5:15 pm, pick up after 8th grade game finished (WMS Gold vs East Middle School @ East Middle School)
  • Tues. 10/10 - After School - 5:15 pm
  • Wed. 10/11 - After School - 5 pm - Game at 5:15 pm, pick up after 8th grade game finished (WMS vs. St. Francis @ West Middle School)
  • Tues. 10/17 - After School - 5 pm - Game at 5:15 pm, pick up after 8th grade game finished (WMS vs. Glen Lake @ West Middle School)

End of Season Party/Banquet TBD

Coaches

East Middle School

  • Michelle Steffen, michellelsteffen@gmail.com

West Middle School

  • Rebecca Ligon, rebeccaligon@hotmail.com, cell: 231.360.3703

Helpful Information

  • Sports Physicals are required for Middle School Sideline Cheer. Physicals must be turned in to the Main Office at East Middle School or the North Wing Office at West Middle School before the start of the season.External LinkDownload sports physical form

East Middle School

  • Practice – hair must be worn completely off the shoulders. (no half ups)
  • Gum, food, jewelry, and barrettes are not allowed as these pose safety risks.
  • Please bring a water bottle and wear comfortable athletic clothing to practice.
  • All practices will be held in the East Middle School cafeteria or outside; please arrive on time.
  • Participants will need provide their own black pants, (yoga for girls, track for boys) as well as white athletic shoes. If you’re interested in purchasing cheer shoes, we recommend Adidas Cheerleading shoes. (any model)
  • For cold weather, please have a black or gold jacket or sweatshirt to wear as well as black or gold gloves, hats, etc.
  • Participation fee includes uniform shirt and poms.
  • External LinkNotes from parent meeting about EMS Cheer.

West Middle School

  • Practice – hair must be worn completely off the shoulders. (no half ups)
  • Gum, food, jewelry, and barrettes are not allowed as these pose safety risks.
  • Please bring a water bottle and wear comfortable athletic clothing to practice.
  • Participants are required to provide white athletic shoes.
  • Practices begin the week of August 21, 2017 at West Middle School.
  • Fundraising participation will be required if athlete wants to participate in the end of year party.
  • New athletes MUST purchase accessories package. If you are returning, you may use what you've received from years previous OR order the accessories by the pieces that you need.
    • Accessories Package $50.00:
      • Bodysuit
      • Poms
      • Bow
      • Spanx
  • Fundraiser Details:
    • The fundraiser will consist of selling the shirts the girls receive upon registration. They fit pretty true to size and will shrink minimally if hung dry. There will be 2 weeks to collect orders, 2-3 weeks for the shirts to be ready, if processing is on time, they should arrive by the 2nd game. (The shirts are made locally by JenTees) 

Important Dates

Parent Meetings

  • East Middle School: Wednesday, August 23rd at 8:00 pm
  • West Middle School: August 21st, 2017 at 4:00 pm (after practice)

Participation Fees

East Middle School

  • Cost: $125.00
    • Reduced fees are unavailable for this offering.

West Middle School

  • Cost $140.00
    • Reduced fees are unavailable for this offering.

Registration Deadline & Details

  • Deadline: August 18, 2017 (After this date, a $25 late fee will be added to the registration cost).
  • Registration deadlines are final. Late registrations may not be accepted after the posted registration close date.
  • Register for your school below.
  • If your child does not attend a TCAPS school, select the "Non-TCAPS" option.
    • In an effort to be a good community partner, LEAP will accept non-TCAPS students when possible. Space is limited and enrollment may be capped for various offerings. For high demand activities TCAPS students will receive priority.

Payment is required at the time of registration. To register online using a Discover, MasterCard, Visa, or ACH (via a checking or savings account) please register below. Payment with cash or check can be made at the LEAP office located at Central High School, 1150 Milliken, Traverse City. Please use the main school entrance, the LEAP office is located just inside the doors to the right. Summer Office Hours are Mondays & Thursdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. School Year Office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Please call the LEAP office at 231.933.1758 for more information.

NOTE: Registration is not complete until your course appears in your dashboard. You will also receive an email from Eleyo confirming your registration. If you do not receive the confirmation email or see the course in your dashboard, be sure you have not left any course items in your shopping basket. If you need assistance please call the LEAP office (231.933.1758). If you did not receive an email from Eleyo or see your course in your dashboard, the payment did not process and the student is not registered.

Filter Course Sections

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Cheer- EMS 6-8

  TC East Middle School

Su
M
Tu
W
Th
F
Sa

  Aug 21 - Oct 18
  12:00 - 12:01 am
Grades
6th - 8th

Price: $ 125 00
Cheer-Non-TCAPS Late

  LEAP Office

Su
M
Tu
W
Th
F
Sa

  Aug 21 - Oct 18
  12:00 - 12:01 am
Grades
6th - 8th

Full - waiting list


Price: $ 150 00
Cheer-WMS 7-8 Late

  TC West Middle School

Su
M
Tu
W
Th
F
Sa

  Aug 21 - Oct 18
  12:00 - 12:01 am
Grades
7th - 8th

Price: $ 165 00
Cheer- WMS 7-8 Closed

  TC West Middle School

Su
M
Tu
W
Th
F
Sa

  Aug 21 - Oct 18
  12:00 - 12:01 am
Grades
7th - 8th

Price: $ 140 00

Online registration is over

Cheer-Non-TCAPS Closed

  LEAP Office

Su
M
Tu
W
Th
F
Sa

  Aug 21 - Oct 18
  12:00 - 12:01 am
Grades
6th - 8th

Price: $ 125 00

Online registration is over