The 2016 Highlights and Team photo slideshow is available on the following link:
2016 SYF Cheerleading Division:
We offer the following Division:
Elementary (Grades K-5)
Middle School JV
Middle School Varsity
SYF All-Star Competition Squad
All first time cheerleaders are welcomed to all divisions with exception to Middle School Varsity and our All-Star teams. Each of those are "tryout" mandatory teams.
All of our coaches are volunteer, certified instructors and teach basic to advanced level motions, cheers, dance and stunting. Practice schedules are dependent on squad assignment, however each squad will have two practice nights a week and one game on the weekends during our regular season.
Elementary division will play games on Saturday or Sunday mornings through mid afternoon, schedules for games are always posted on the SYF website under "schedule". All games are held on the Rippowam Middle School Football field.
Middle School Division JV and Varsity squads are handled as follows:
Anyone registering for Middle School Cheerleading is automatically placed on the JV squad, there are no tryouts for this and everyone registering will be placed on a team. To be placed on the varsity squad of your middle school, you must tryout to make this level. We will hold "tryout" cheer clinics specifically for middle school cheerleaders to prepare prior to announcing varsity tryout information. Clinics are not mandatory to attend, they are an aid to help the results.
Varsity squad tryouts requirement are mandatory that you are registered and paid in full prior to trying out. Even if you were on a varsity team the prior year, all varsity members must tryout each year to make that squad.
Middle School JV & Varsity will play one game each weekend, either Saturday's or Sunday's, field assignment to be announced at a later date. Varisty is open to 6th - 8th graders.
All-Star Cheerleading Competition Team: If you have made the All-Star team you are automatically on this team for 1-3 years depending on your grade when you make the squad for the first time. Requirements for this team is that you are registered and paid in full each year and have maintained being on an SYF squad for that current year. All-Stars is open for 6th-8th graders, middle school JV or Varsity squad members can tryout.
All-Stars will have a different practice schedule during the regular football season with a more regulated schedule as soon as regular season is over. There is no incremental fee for the All-Star team members, SYF Cheer division covers all expenses for this squad.
Key 2016 Season Dates:
September: Cheer practices start utilizing assigned gym, first full week of school opening
Picture Dates are September 24th and 25th 2016
November 2016: Annual Cheerleading Exhibition, November 19th 2016 at SHS gymnasium
Cost of 2016 squads:
Full Price Registration: $240
Reduced Rate Registration: $140 (you must provide a copy of your City of Stamford issued letter confirming you are a recipient of the free or reduced lunch program)
Any further questions can be directed to Krissy Carboni at