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Cheer Practice, Game, Competition Information & Important Dates

The RPW season officially begins August 1st and will continue through the end of November and possibly through the second week of December if your child’s squad enters regional and/or national championships.  Some competitive squads choose to participate in competitions that may occur through the end of March.  Participation beyond Pop Warner competitions is at the discretion of the Head Coach. 


Practices

Cheer practices are held at local fields until just prior to daylight savings, when practices move to indoor locations based on availability. 

Head Cheer coaches determine exact practice times. They are generally 4:00 - 6:30 or 5:30 - 7:30p.m. Flag and Mitey Mite squads practice 2 to 3 days per week and Jr. Pee Wee - Midget typically practice 4 to 5 days per week, and drop down to 3 practices per week when school starts. The days of the week vary according to the coach's schedule and the availability of indoor facilities.  Competitive squads will also start practicing on the full cheer floor with mirror at local gyms, one day a week at the end of September or beginning of October as we gear up for the Palomar Competition. Additional gym time may be arranged by the Head Coach of competitive squads at the expense of the team. 


Games

Games are on Saturdays, and typically begin the last weekend in August. Many games are at our home field, Ramon High School, and some games are away. All Cheer squads are required to cheer at away games. The other teams in Palomar Conference are located in Carlsbad, Escondido, Fallbrook, La Costa Canyon, Murrieta Valley, Oceanside, Poway, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Penasquitos, San Marcos, Scripps Ranch, Temecula Valley, Torrey Pines, Valley Center and Vista.  The schedule will list the locations of each game and the website will have links to maps and driving directions.


Competitions

Cheerleading competitions are a thrill and a proud moment to watch the girls! 

The Palomar Cheer Competition (our local League competition) is held in October at a location to be determined. If a squad places 1st or 2nd they advance to compete at the Wescon Regional Cheer Championship.  Flag and Mitey Mite squads perform at Viejas but do not compete.

Wescon Regional Cheer Championship follows in November. (1st and 2nd place teams at Regionals qualify for Nationals.)

National Cheer Championships are held during the Pop Warner Super Bowl at the ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida, in early December. Squads that qualify for the Pop Warner Nationals Cheer Competition must purchase a hotel and park hopper package from Disney at a discounted rate, and involved a 3 to 5 night stay. Four to five days of school will be missed, and Pop Warner provides letters to the schools to explain the absence. Study hall is encouraged while in Florida.  Squads are encouraged to fundraise to assist in travel costs.

Please see the attendance policy on the Cheer Attendance Policy tab of the Cheer RPW website. Registration in RPW does not guarantee participation beyond the Pop Warner Competition series.