Cheerleading Middle School

About Middle School Cheerleading 

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 6th - 8th Graders, space is limited to the first 13 registrants at EMS and the first 25 registrants at WMS.

Season Start and End Dates

Monday, August 20th, 2018 - Wednesday, October 17th, 2018.

Practice & Game Schedules

East Middle School Schedule

  • Practices: All practices will take place at East Middle School  in the cafeteria.  
    • If you have a conflict with one or more of the summer practices - try to let Coach Steffen know in advance.
    • Mon. 8/27 -  6-8:30
      Tues. 8/28 - 6-8:30
      Wed. 8/29 - 6-8:30
      Wed. 9/5 -  3-5:30
      Mon. 9/10 - 3-5:30
      Mon. 9/17 - 3-5:30
      Wed. 9/19 - 3-5:30
      Mon. 9/24 - 3-5:30
      Mon. 10/1 - 3-5:30
      Mon. 10/8 - 3-5:30
      Mon. 10/15 - 3-5:30
  • Games: EMS Games are held on Wednesdays and start at 4:00 pm unless otherwise noted. 

West Middle School Schedule

  • Practices: Mondays & Tuesdays: 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm
  •  Games: WMS games are held on Wednesdays. 
    • 7th grade games begin at 4:00 pm unless otherwise noted.
    • 8th grade games begin 10 minutes after the conclusion of the 7th grade game, but not before 5:15 pm. 

End of Season Party/Banquet TBD

Coaches

2018 East Middle School

2018 West Middle School

  • Jerrilynn Pike,  jerrilynngossett65@hotmail.com

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

Transportation is NOT provided for this LEAP offering, transportation will be the sole responsibility of the participants parent/guardian

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.

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 20th, 2018 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, September 5th, 2018 @ 5:30 pm. Please meet in the cafeteria. 
  • West Middle School: TBD

Participation Fees

East Middle School

  • Cost: $125.00 - includes uniform shirt 
    • Reduced fees are unavailable for this offering.

West Middle School

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

Registration Deadline & Details

  • Deadline: Friday, August 17th, 2018. 
  • 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 "Out of District" 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 1st (smaller) auditorium entrance - we are located just inside the doors to the right. Summer Office Hours are Mondays & Thursdays from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. School Year Office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Please call the LEAP office at 231.933.6570 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 (231.933.6570). 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.

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Cheer- EMS

  MICHELLE L STEFFEN , Danielle M Humphrey


TC East Middle School
Mon Aug 20 & Wed Oct 24
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

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Grades   6th - 8th

Fewer than 5 spots left


$ 150.00
Late Registration
Cheer- WMS

  Jerrilynn Gossett , Bryan Kay


TC West Middle School
Mon Aug 20 & Wed Oct 24
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

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Grades   6th - 8th

$ 150.00
Late Registration
Cheer-Out of District Closed
LEAP Office
Mon Aug 20 & Wed Oct 24
12:00 - 12:01 AM

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Price: $ 125 00

Online registration is over