Cheerleading
Cheerleading
Cheerleading
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

JV & Varsity Fall Tryouts

If you are interested in trying out for JV or Varsity Football Cheer you need to hand in a physical to a nurse by June 10. You must be cleared by a nurse specifically for Fall Cheer in order to tryout.

  • When: Monday, June 14th and Tuesday, June 15th
  • Where: Meet in Multipurpose room 2nd floor of AC
  • Time: 3:00-5:00pm

There will be 5:00 buses home.

Mandatory summer practices: Weeks of: August 16th - August 20th & August 23rd - August 27th.

Freshman Fall Tryouts

Any incoming freshmen interested in trying out for Freshmen Football Cheer need to hand in a physical to a nurse before August. You must be cleared by a nurse in order to tryout.

  • When: Monday, August 2nd and Tuesday, August 3rd
  • Where: Meet in Multipurpose room 2nd floor of AC
  • Time: 9:00-11:00pm – Be here by 8:45am for check-in

There will be bus pickups to come to tryouts:

  • Passaic City Hall: 8:15am
  • Clifton (Main & Piaget): 8:20am
  • Paterson City Hall: 8:30am

There will also be a bus home at 11:00 am for Passaic, Clifton, and Paterson. If getting a ride home, please make sure they are at school to pick up by 11:00am both days.

Mandatory summer practices: Weeks of: August 16th - August 20th & August 23rd - August 27th.

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 Monday and then be scored on Tuesday. 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

Information

Fall

  • August 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 – Monday and Thursday practices; Mon & Thursday & Saturday FB Games.
  • Varsity – Tuesday and Wednesday practices; Friday games.
  • Emphasis on cheers, dancing, and stunting.

Winter

  • December – February practices and games.
  • All on Tuesday or Thursday.
  • Varsity practice in December from 3-5; games at 4 starting in January.
  • Tryouts first week of December.
  • Emphasis on cheers.

Competition

  • Tryouts beginning of September.
  • Mandatory choreography around October.
  • Co-ed!
  • Don’t need to be on fall or winter.
  • Season is September – beginning of March.
  • Emphasis on Stunting and Tumbling - Looking for more back-walkovers/back-handsprings

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

  • 2021 Big North Liberty Division Champions
  • 2017 State Divisional Champions - NJCDCA
  • 2015-2016: NJTAC second place overall; NJ States second place overall
  • 2010-2011: NJTAC first place cheer; second place cheer dance, second place overall
  • 2009-2010: NJTAC first place cheer; second place cheer dance, second place overall
  • 2008-2009: NJTAC champs: First place overall
  • 2006-2007: NJTAC second place overall
  • 2005: 8th place at Cheerleading Nationals

Schedules

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