Cheerleading
Cheerleading
Caitlin Dowling
Head Coach
Lauren McGorty
Assistant Coach
Toniann Klaus
Assistant (JV) Coach

Cheerleading

Coaching Staff

  • Head Coach: Caitlin Dowling
  • Assistant Coach: Lauren McGorty
  • Assistant (JV) Coach: Toniann Klaus

Information

Fall

  • Aug. Practices
  • Work out on your own in the summer
  • Need to go to weight room on some OFF days in fall (I will be checking)
  • JV – Mon and Thurs practices; Mon & Thurs & Sat FB Games
  • Varsity – Tues and Weds Practices; Friday games
  • Emphasis on Cheers, Dancing, and Stunting
  • Varsity must attend the mandatory UCA Camp at Monmouth University: July 12 – July 14, 2019
  • Mandatory Summer Practices for Varsity and JV: August 5th – August 13th

Winter

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

Competition

  • Tryouts beginning of August
  • Choreography around end of Sept.
  • CO-ED!
  • Don’t need to be on fall or winter
  • Season is August – beginning of March
  • Emphasis on Stunting and Tumbling - Must have a back-walkover/back-handspring
  • Mandatory Summer Practices: August 14th – August 16th

Upcoming Tryouts

Fall Freshman

  • Wednesday July 17th and Thursday July 18th, 2019
  • Upstairs in the AC, from 10:00-12:00am
  • If using school transportation, you will have to watch competition tryouts before freshman fall begins. You may tryout for both competition and freshman fall if you would like.
  • There will be a bus pickup at Passaic city hall at 7:15am and Paterson city hall at 7:30am
  • There is transportation home, if getting picked up your ride must be at PCTI before 12:00am
  • Mandatory Summer Practices for Varsity and JV: August 5th – August 13th

Competition

  • Tuesday July 16th, Wednesday July 17th and Thursday July 18th, 2019
  • Upstairs in the AC, from 8:00-10:00am
  • There will be a bus pickup at Passaic city hall at 7:15am and Paterson city hall at 7:30am
  • There is transportation home (at 12), if getting picked up your ride must be at PCTI before 10:00am
  • Mandatory Summer Practices: August 14th – August 16th

General Tryout Information

  • Students must have a physical into the nurse and check to make sure they are cleared BEFORE the 1st day of tryouts. The earlier you are cleared the better!
  • Students should come in athletic clothing and sneakers. No jewelry is to be worn. There will be bus transportation to and from tryouts.
  • 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.
  • Competition will have a third day of tryouts which will score athletes on their stunting and tumbling levels

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 overall; NJ States second place overall
  • 2017 State Divisional Champions - NJCDCA

Schedules

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