Katy Youth Football

KYF® Cheer .. a Katy Tradition since 1996

KYF® Cheer: the best (& most family-friendly!) non-competition cheer choice in Katy!

We are a recreational league for girls of all skill levels, but with a special emphasis on the basics for beginners, ages 4 – 7th grade.

KYF® Cheer squads can be mixed ages, so that younger & older sisters, family, & friends may still cheer together for their player-brother’s team, keeping families united. Girls are allowed to cheer for any open squad in KYF® that they choose! They may join a squad to cheer with friends or family in a different school area or age division. Recruiting your family & friends to grow your squads is highly encouraged!

Registration runs March-July, however you must register *by the end of June* to guarantee receiving your custom-sewn uniform by the first game. (When registering a cheerleader for a specific player’s team, choose the football player’s division, even if she is a different age/grade. Ages don’t matter *just for the cheerleaders* when it comes to divisions.)

Families will be contacted by their new specific Cheer Coaches by the end of July, and practices begin the first week of August – they’re usually twice a week. Practice days/times/locations are at the discretion of each squad’s coach, making it much more conducive to what your individual family needs.  All of our coaches are willing to work with their families. Because all of our coaches are volunteer cheer moms, many of whom work full time, practices usually start between 5:30 & 6:30. Again, feel free to talk to your coach about any specific needs you have! *KYF® medical release forms are due at Cheer Camp.*

We host our Cheer Camp for all KYF® cheerleaders on a Saturday at the beginning of practices, where everyone learns basic arm motions, jumps, several cheers, and a dance together. It’s a great bonding day and gets everyone started out on the same footing! We have our Opening Ceremonies the following week or so in August, where all of the KYF® cheerleaders will get to do what we learned at Cheer Camp all together, as well. We cheer for nine weeks of football games on Saturdays (end of August – October) as our regular season, and our playoffs run in November. Every cheerleader, whether their football team makes it to the championship or not, gets to cheer at halftime of that final game (called the Turf Bowl, held at Rhodes Stadium!) with her whole division. The girls get so excited to be on the huge jumbotron!

Our 2016 dates are:

Walk-Up Fitting Events: 4/2, 4/23, 5/7, & 5/21 (see Insta or FB for locations)

6/24 – KYF CHEER FITTING EVENT: Monday, June 27th from 6-8 PM at Adams Law Firm (23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd H205 – located on the 2nd floor of building H in LaCenterra
7/1 – Late Registration rate goes into effect & uniforms will no longer be guaranteed to arrive by 1st regular season game 9/10
7/30 – Cheer Camp
8/1 – Individual Squad Practices may begin
8/13 – Opening Ceremonies
8/27 – PreSeason Games
9/3 – no games (Labor Day weekend)
9/10 – First Regular Season Games (every Saturday through 10/29)
•TBD Fall Sunday – U of H Cheer Clinic
11/5 & 11/12*tentative* Playoffs (everyone involved; dates barring rain makeups)
11/20*possible* Turf Bowl (dependent on potential rain makeups & KISD high school playoffs)

Our custom uniforms (skirt, top, & boyshort-style briefs) & two metallic poms + Cheer Camp are all included in the registration fee. The only items not included are a $15 Cheer Camp shirt that all the girls wear to Cheer Camp & to perform in at Opening Ceremonies and white cheer shoes, (no more than $20 at Academy.) We also offer the optional purchase of a black/pink glitter “KYF CHEER” jacket, which is approved to wear over the uniforms in cold, inclement weather. Because our uniforms are custom-sewn for each girl, after you register, our Cheer Uniform Chair may email you to measure your cheerleader and send the following measurements to CheerUniforms@katyyouthfootball.com, so we can ensure the best fit: chest, waist, hips (at the fullest part of the bottom), from the base of the neck to their waist, and from waist to back of knee.

In the offseason, KYF® cheerleaders have the opportunity to still come together to participate in community events, such as marching in the Katy Rodeo Parade, performing in conjunction with NFL Play 60 events, and even cheering a University of Houston basketball game alongside the U of H cheer squad! We want to keep up our KYF® cheer spirit year-round!

Please feel free to contact Susie Blake, KYF® VP of Cheer, at sblake@katyyouthfootball.com with any additional questions, and WELCOME to our tradition!