South Brunswick PAL Cheerleading
The South Brunswick Vikings PAL Cheer program is a community that is proud to provide opportunities for our youth athletes to learn, develop friendships, and become part of the exciting and fulfilling word of cheer! The Vikings are a part of Pop Warner, which is a National non-profit organization that provides youth football, cheer and dance. Pop Warner participants are student athletes who develop not only skills in their sport, but also life-long values of sportsmanship, teamwork, and a strong work ethic. Pop Warner teams adhere to stringent guidelines of safety, from the equipment used and the rules followed, to the volunteer screening and training processes. Every child in the program participates, safety is emphasized, and children learn to engage in healthy competition.
Th SBPAL Cheer program is open to children who are ages 3-12 as of July 31. There are no try-outs or cuts, and experience is not necessary to join. Participants are placed on squads based on age and skill level according to Pop Warner rules.
Junior Tiny Mites: ages 3-4 as of July 31
Tiny Mites: ages 5-7 as of July 31
Mitey Mites: ages 7-9 as of July 31
Jr. Peewees: ages 8-11 as of July 31
Peewees: ages 9-12 as of July 31
Registration fees are . Fees are as follows:
Junior Tiny Mites: $100
All other squads: $200
Register by March 31 for $25 off!!!
Registration for ages 7 and up ends May 7, 2023
At the time of uniform distribution, a separate uniform deposit will be collected. This deposit will be returned to you in full at the end of the season when your uniform is returned in excellent condition.
Paperwork that MUST be handed in before the season start date of August 1:
Pop Warner Participant Contract
Pop Warner Physical Fitness Form
Current wallet size photo of your child
School final report card
NEW MEMBERS: original and copy of birth certificate. The original will be returned after the participants are certified by Pop Warner.
Cheerleaders will “rent” a uniform from SBPAL. Cheerleaders will be fitted in the spring, and uniforms will be distributed in the fall. A uniform deposit will be collected and returned to you in full when the uniform is returned to SBPAL in excellent condition. Game and competition bows, and pink bows for October games will be provided to you.
You will need to purchase and provide uniform accessories, including socks, shoes, tumble shorts/briefs, leggings, and bodyliners. Guidance will be provided on these items.
Our Vikings cheerleaders attend several competitions throughout the season. Cheerleaders (except Jr. Tiny Mites) are expected to attend the local CJPW competition. If you cannot attend, you MUST let your coaches and the cheer coordinator know this by August 15. The dates are as follows:
Local CJPW competition:
Garden State competition:
Regions: (must qualify at local CJPW competition to participate)
These competitions all take place at the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton.
- Junior Tiny Mites (3-4 year olds) do NOT go to competition.
- Tiny Mites will exhibition at the local CJPW competition on Oct. 15, but will not perform at any other competitions past that one.
The Pop Warner Cheer season starts August 1, 6:00 pm at Rowland Park.
In August, Tiny Mites and older teams will practice 3–4 evenings a week. After Labor Day, they will drop down to 2–3 days a week. Whenever possible, practices will be held at indoor facilities. Locations and schedules TBD.
Junior Tiny Mites practice once a week.
Practices in the month leading up to competition are mandatory. There will be a dress rehearsal/showcase approximately one week before the local competition.
Cheerleaders cheer for the football teams and follow the football schedule. Games are usually on Sundays, and occasionally may be on Saturdays instead. Half of the games are at our home field at Rowland Park, and half are away in nearby towns. Games are weekly starting in September, and run into November. The end date is dependent on how well the teams play! The game schedule is TBD by our league, which is Central Jersey Pop Warner (CJPW).
**Junior Tiny Mites will only cheer for home games held at Rowland Park.
A parent meeting will be held in the spring. Please be sure to check your email for upcoming information!
A FREE newcomers clinic will be held on April 20, 2023! All cheerleaders, current and those interested in joining, are welcome to attend! Please email email@example.com for information and to register!
A series of spring clinics is being offered to current cheerleaders only! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for information and to register!