Portsmouth Youth Cheerleading

Participation in the Pop Warner Spirit Program provides athletes ages 5 – 15 (on 7/31/24) with an opportunity to excel in an organized, supervised, safety-oriented environment with an emphasis on physical & scholastic  fitness, fun, friendship, respect, and teamwork.

General Information:

Competitive team season: August – November/December. Weekend football games through approx. October. Cheer competition in October/November (can extend into early December).

Non-competitive team season: (5/6 year old) Team season: August – October, with weekend football games and exhibition performance at RISMA Cheer Competition.

August practice: Monday – Thursday; normally 5:30 – 7:30 pm.

Competitive team practice: reduce to 3 times per week when school begins. (Non-competitive teams will have shorter and less frequent practice schedule.) Compliance with attendance guidelines critical to team’s success.

Register on-line

Important Dates: View the on-line calendar

Required paperwork:  Download forms
• Medical Form, Registration Form and Parental Consent Form: completed online during registration
• Original Birth Certificate (for new players only)
• Copy of full 2023/2024 Final Report Card (including UA’s, i.e. Health, Music, Art, etc.)


All coaches go through hours of league certified safety training, and each team has at least 2 CPR/first aid certified volunteers on their roster.  Portsmouth Youth Football & Cheer also owns 2 AED machines, so that all fields can have increased safety for not only participants, but also all fans.

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