Cheerleading
Cheerleading

Cheerleading

Coaching Staff

  • Head Coach: Caitlin Dowling
  • Assistant Coach: Lauren McGorty
  • Assistant Coach: Toniann Marchesani

Information

Fall

  • Aug. Practices
  • Workout on your own in the summer
  • Need to go to weight room on some OFF days in fall (I will be checking)
  • JV and Varsity Teams
  • JV – Mon and Wed practices; Mon & Wed & Sat FB Games
  • Varsity – Tues and Thurs Practices; Friday games
  • Emphasis on Cheers, Dancing, and Stunting

Winter

  • Dec. – Feb. practices and games
  • All on Tues or Thurs
  • JV and Varsity Teams
  • JV all season practice from 3-5; starting in Jan. games at 5:30
  • Varsity practice in Dec from 3-5; games at 4 starting in Jan.
  • Tryouts first week of Dec.
  • Emphasis on Cheers

Competition

  • DEFENDING STATE CHAMPS
  • Tryouts beginning of Oct.
  • Choreography around end Oct. /early Nov.
  • Varsity Only
  • CO-ED!
  • Need strong guys to keep up with other teams
  • Don’t need to be on fall or winter
  • Season is mid Oct – beginning of March
  • (If on a fall sport we will work with you)
  • Weight Room! Summer, Fall, off days
  • Emphasis on Stunting and Tumbling

Winter Cheer Tryouts

  • When: Tuesday, December 5th & Wednesday, December 6th
  • Where: Café 1
  • Time: 3:00pm-5:00pm
  • You must be cleared by a nurse to tryout

Tryouts

  • Students must have a physical into the nurse and check to make sure they are cleared BEFORE the day of tryouts. The earlier you are cleared the better!
  • Students should come in athletic clothing and sneakers. No jewelry is to be worn.
  • Students will learn a cheer, dance, and practice their jumps (toe touch, left and right herkies, pike) on Wednesday and then be scored on Thursday. Students will be scored from 1 to 5 (1 = poor; 5 = excellent) in the following categories: Cheer, Dance, Motions, Timing, Poise, and Spirit.

Varsity Winter Cheer Schedule

Date Activity Time Location
December 5
Varsity and JV Tryouts
3:00 - 5:00pm
Café 1
December 6
Varsity and JV Tryouts
3:00 - 5:00pm
Café 1
December 8
Varsity and JV Practice
3:00 - 5:00pm
Café 1
December 12
Varsity and JV Practice
3:00 - 5:00pm
Café 1
December 19
Girls Basketball Game
4:00pm
Main Gym
December 21
Boys Basketball Game
4:00pm
Main Gym
January 4
Girls Basketball Game
4:00pm
Main Gym
January 9
Boys Basketball Game
4:00pm
Main Gym
January 11
Girls Basketball Game
4:00pm
Main Gym
January 16
Girls Basketball Game
4:00pm
Main Gym
January 18
Boys Basketball Game
4:00pm
Main Gym
January 23
Girls Basketball Game
4:00pm
Main Gym
January 25
Boys Basketball Game
4:00pm
Main Gym
January 30
Girls Basketball Game
4:00pm
Main Gym
February 1
Boys Basketball Game
4:00pm
Main Gym
February 6
Boys Basketball Game
4:00pm
Main Gym
February 8
Boys Basketball Game
4:00pm
Main Gym
February 20
End of Year Cheer Dinner
3:00-5:00pm
Café 1

Competition Cheer Schedule

Date Activity Time Location
October 17
Competition Practice
3:00-5:00pm
AC
October 19
Competition Practice
3:00-5:00pm
AC
October 24
Competition Practice
3:00-5:00pm
AC
October 28
Competition Choreography
8:00am-12:00
Just Cheer All Stars Gym
October 31
Competition Practice
3:00-5:00pm
AC
November 2
Competition Practice
3:00-5:00pm
AC
November 4
Competition Cheography
Just Cheer All Stars Gym
AC
November 7
Competition Practice
11:00-5:00pm
AC
November 14
Competition Practice
3:00-5:00pm
AC
November 16
Competition Practice
3:00-5:00pm
AC
November 21
Competition Practice
3:00-5:00pm
AC
November 28
Competition Practice
3:00-5:00pm
Café 1
November 30
Competition Practice
3:00-5:00pm
Café 1
December 14
Competition Practice
3:00-5:00pm
Café 1
December 19
Competition Practice
5:30-7:00pm
AC Gym
December 21
Competition Practice
5:30-7:00pm
AC Gym
January 4
Competition Practice
5:30-7:00pm
AC Gym
January 7
CAVO Cheer Challenge
TBD
Emerson HS
January 8
Mini Meet
TBD
January 9
Competition Practice
5:30-7:00pm
AC Gym
January 11
Competition Practice
5:30-7:00pm
AC Gym
January 13
SnowGlobe Shake
TBD
Montville HS
January 14
SBHS 10th Annual Competition
TBD
SaddleBrook HS
January 15
Mini Meet
TBD
January 16
Competition Practice
5:30-7:00pm
AC Gym
January 18
Competition Practice
5:30-7:00pm
AC Gym
January 21
CGHS 2nd Cheer Challenge
TBD
Cedar Grove HS
January 22
Mini Meet
TBD
January 23
Competition Practice
5:30-7:00pm
AC Gym
January 25
Competition Practice
5:30-7:00pm
AC Gym
January 27
Meadowlands Extravaganza
TBD
Secaucus HS
January 30
Competition Practice
5:30-7:00pm
AC Gym
February 1
Competition Practice
5:30-7:00pm
AC Gym
February 6
Competition Practice
5:30-7:00pm
AC Gym
February 8
Competition Practice
5:30-7:00pm
AC Gym
February 9
Big North Cheer Competition
7:00pm
Fair Lawn HS
February 11
Ramapo Cheer Competition
TBD
Ramapo HS
February 20
End of Cheer Dinner
3:00-5:00pm
TBD
February 22
Competition Practice
TBD
TBD
February 25
WVHS Cheer Invitational
TBD
Wayne Valley HS
March 1
Competition Practice
3:00-5:00pm
AC
March 3
NJTAC Competition
TBD
East Brunswick VoTech HS
March 4
NJCDCA
TBD
Sun National Bank Center, Trenton NJ

Accomplishments

  • 2005: 8th place at Cheerleading Nationals
  • 2006-2007: NJTAC second place overall
  • 2008-2009: NJTAC champs: First place overall
  • 2009-2010: NJTAC first place cheer; second place cheer dance, second place overall
  • 2010-2011: NJTAC first place cheer; second place cheer dance, second place overall
  • 2015-2016: NJTAC second place olverall; NJ States second place overall
  • 2017 State Divisional Champions - NJCDCA

Schedules

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