CHEERLEADING AGE DIVISIONS
Girls are placed onto cheerleading squads based upon Pop Warner rules that divide the children based upon age. A cheerleader’s league age is determined by how old she is on July 31st of any given year.
The girl’s cheerleading divisions are classified as follows: (1) Flag cheerleading is for girls aged 5 and 6, (2) Tiny mites are for for girls aged 7, (3) Junior Mitey Mites are for girls aged 8, (4) Mitey Mites are for girls aged 9, (5) Pee Wee is for girls ages 11 and 12 and (6) Junior Varsity Cheerleading is for girls ages 12 and 13. The Pee Wee and Junior Varsity divisions participate in the league cheer competition with the ultimate goal of advancing to the Pop Warner National Championships in Orlando, Florida.
Competitive-level cheerleaders in the Pee Wee and Junior Varsity Divisions typically have scheduled practice 4 nights per week (Monday-Thursday) in August and then 2 or 3 nights per week after Labor Day.
Non-competitive level cheerleaders in the Flag, Tiny Mites, Junior Mitey Mites and Mitey Mites divisions practice 2 or 3 nights per week in August and then 1 or 2 nights per week after Labor Day. The practice times are dependent upon daylight, coaches availability and gym availability. The practices generally run 90 minutes to 120 minutes depending on the age of the children.