Thank you for considering joining our EMB Cheer Family! Our goal is for our cheerleaders to be spirit leaders on and off the field, to learn the skills necessary to continue cheerleading after EMB, and to have fun! EMB is a volunteer led organization, and we can’t run a successful and safe program for our athletes without amazing parent volunteers. If you’d like to join us in a volunteer position as Coach, Team Parent, or Cheer Committee Board Member please contact our Cheer Coordinator, Christina at email@example.com Thank you!
Junior Tiny Mite: Age 3-4
Inclusive Birth Dates 8/1/18-7/31/20
(Junior Tiny Mite practice 1 time per week 6:00-7:00 pm (practice day TBD), sideline cheers at home games only and attends Cheer Jam (our local competition) as exhibition only.)
Tiny Mite Cheer: Age 5-6-7
Inclusive Birth Dates 8/1/15-7/31/18
Mighty Mite Cheer: Age 7-8-9
Inclusive Birth Dates 8/1/13-7/31/16
Junior Pee Wee Cheer: Age 8-9-10-11
Inclusive Birth Dates 8/1/11-7/31/15
Junior Varsity Cheer: Age 10-11-12-13
Inclusive Birth Dates 8/1/09-7/31/13
Registration is now open for the 2023 football & cheer season for all athletes! We will continue to accept registrations through the beginning of the season (early August) or until teams become filled.
Returning athletes MUST register by Wednesday, 3/22/23 for your returner status to be considered.
ALL REGISTRANTS for football and cheer will be automatically waitlisted in the system upon registration. This will enable our organization to verify returner status for any athlete that qualifies, as well as determine correct age groupings for cheer. Waitlist placement does not guarantee a spot on any roster. If your athlete is placed on a team roster, you will be notified via email. Once our rosters have been filled, all athletes remaining on the waitlist will be notified.
COST: Registration is $365. Junior Tiny Mite Registration is $150. We offer a sibling discount of $25 for each child after the first registrant. You will not be prompted for payment until your child is placed on a roster.
Junior Tiny Mite (3-4 year olds) Cheer Registration includes a t-shirt, shorts and a cheer bow.
All other cheer levels include a sideline uniform, game day bow, competition bow, practice uniform, and cover shirt.
Additional items that will be fundraised for or available for purchase will be cheer shoes, competition uniform top, cheer jacket, and backpack.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the 2023 SEASON!
If you have any questions on registration, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scholarships are available for qualifying families. Opportunities to contribute towards scholarships are also available. Please email email@example.com with questions or inquiries regarding either option.
Required Paperwork MUST be emailed to our Compliance team, BEFORE your child can begin practicing.
● Original Certified Birth Certificate* (Not needed for prior year returners)
*We will copy the birth certificate and return the original to you.
● Current Year Player/Participant Contract
● Current Year Medical/Physical Form
● Current School Year Report Card (All 4 Qtrs)
● Current Year Code of conduct
● Volunteer check - in the amount of $350, this will be held and returned when your 10 hours is fulfilled. If your hours are not fulfilled, the check will be cashed
Practices are located at our home field, located in the rear of Lakewood Ranch Park, 5350 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. If you turn heading west on Malachite Drive off of Lakewood Ranch Blvd, we are toward the end of the road and you can see our building on the south side of Malachite and Mustang Alley.
If the fields are unplayable an alternate location may be announced.
Practices during the month of August are Monday through Friday 6pm-8pm. After Labor Day, practices are reduced to three days a week, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Junior Tiny Mite practices 1 time per week from 6:00-7:00 pm. Practice day TBD.
August 1st will be the start of our mandatory conditioning (minimum of 20 hours). Please try to schedule family vacations around this time period, as any conditioning hours missed will need to be made up prior to entering the regular cheer practice schedule. Please remember to keep your child hydrated. (Click here for more information in Hydration)
EMB is a sideline cheerleading program and therefore all cheerleading squads will cheer on their respective football team during all regular and postseason games. The regular season runs from August 1 through late October, with games being held typically on Saturdays beginning at the end of August. Games will be played either at our home field (Lakewood Ranch Park) or at our opponent's field. The game schedule will be available in late July, prior to the start of the regular season.
In Addition, all competitive cheerleading squads will compete at Cheer Jam, and if qualified the Regional Pop Warner Cheer & Dance Competition at the end of the regular season. It is anticipated that these events will be held at the end of October and November. If a cheerleading squad advances past the Southeast Region Pop Warner Cheer & Dance Competition, they will have the opportunity to compete at the National Pop Warner Cheer & Dance Competition held at Orange County Convention Center typically during the first week of December.
All EMB rules and expectations will be available prior to the start of the season. EMB will hold a mandatory player/parent town hall prior to the start of the season to discuss these rules and expectations. In addition, each team will hold its own mandatory player/parent meeting prior to the start of the season so that the coaches may introduce themselves and may go over their own rules and expectations for the season.
If you have any questions about the EMB cheer program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.