The cheerleading program is intended to complement
the contact football program, and as such there will be no separation
from one or the other and at no time will a cheerleading
team be absent from a scheduled league football game in order
a competition. While the league has no problem in developing
and maintaining cheer competitions, any participation will be
VOLUNTARY and no program will be mandated at any time to participate.
Our intent is to ensure that we create an atmosphere of fun and
enjoyment centered around football activity and not an atmosphere
where any one program overshadows another because they participate
in competitions and another program does not.
The cheerleading program is comprised of four levels, designated
A through D, and are based upon the ages that correspond to
the respective contact football teams. The starting level for
this program is the "D" Team which is a very instructional
based program. An emphasis is placed upon enjoyment and building
sound fundamentals. The other levels provide for increasing
levels of skill development and competition up through the "A" Team,
the final level prior to high school participation.
The table below indicates where a participant will typically
be placed, however, these are guidelines and not rules enforced
by the NJSYFL. A common exception to these guidelines is for
younger siblings that often participate as "mascots" for
an older level.