We are East!!!! East Viking Cheerleaders are the Ambassadors in the community & our high school. Our coaches teach basics through advanced fundamentals of cheerleading. They provide our high school girls & boys the opportunity to develop strong minds & bodies! Our core values of sportsmanship, attitude, character & integrity are paramount. Our culture emphasizes "student-athletes". The importance of a stellar education, teamwork & commitment.
In 2012 the State of Pennsylvania officially recognized Cheerleading as a sport & called it Competitive Spirit. During the 2012-2013 season East competed in the very first PIAA State Spirit Competition. Our competition squad had competed in the PIAA District & State Competitive Spirit Competition each year since & UCA Nationals in Florida from 2013 to present. The team has placed first & second at our District 1 competition & fifth at UCA High School Cheerleading Nationals in 2015 & in Worlds in Florida. 2016. In 2017-18, East competed as CoEd & placed in the top 15 at UCA Nationals & 2nd at Districts . 2018-19 the team placed in the top 10 in the nation in Game Day at UCA Nationals. As this program continues to grow, the goal of this squad & their coaches, is to continue to challenge themselves in school, as a team and as a competition squad.
SUCCESS IS MEASURED BY ATTITUDE
MAKING JV VS. VARSITY
Can Freshman make Varsity ? Yes
Can Seniors make JV ? Yes
Can I make the competition team, but not the Jv or Varsity team? No
EXPECTATIONS FOR MAKING JV:
The squad is not only built with cheerleaders who have skill, but those that
have determination, heart, and a GREAT attitude. This team is
a preparatory team for those who are interested in making the
Varsity squad or Competition Team, but who have not met the
requirements as of yet to make the higher level team. This is not to say
that you do not have quality attributes, but that you may need fine
tuning and some extra work in order to be prepared for the next season.
If you make the JV squad you will be required to attend every game
during the football season and we will continue through basketball season.
You will not be required to attend tumbling; however it is recommended,
if you are interested in cheering Varsity. The only stipulations with
JV is that if you quit, you will not be allowed to tryout for either of the
squads the following year. So, be sure that you really want to be on this
squad. The coaches make the decision based on all tryouts and how each
applicant scored. NO ONE IS GUARANTEED A POSITION.
EXPECTATIONS FOR MAKING VARSITY:
We have become a competitive team and therefore it is very competitive
to make this squad. Solid Elite stunting Skills are necessary, sharp
motions, tumbling, solid dance skills. Maturity is a must and an
understanding that behavior is expected to be appropriate in every way.
This expectation is for JV as well of course. You can make the Varsity team
and NOT be on the competition team. If it is at your request, then it must
be discussed with the coaches prior to tryouts. If it is the coaches decision,
it will be discussed with you during tryouts or at the conclusion.
EXPECTATIONS FOR THE COMPETITION SQUAD:
Coaches will pick the competition squad from ALL members. Typically
the Varsity members make the competition team. If we need more
members, we pull from the JV. If a JV has risen to the challenge, they may
beat out a spot of a Varsity member. Our Game Day team may have
alternates or JV members.
We believe that with Varsity comes great responsibility and our season is
longer than others. Be prepared for to work hard. Our season stretches
from tryouts to the end of February, straight through with minimal
breaks. It takes great management of time and grades.
You must make THIS TEAM a priority and we will not accept missing
practice. You will have your schedule well in advance and will rarely be
changed unless an emergency arises.
AS A WHOLE FOR THE PROGRAM:
In regards to academics: they come first and you must always maintain at
least a 2.0 grade point average. You can seek teacher help every day after
school, so there is no excuse for staying on top of grades. We prefer a
GPA of at least a 3.0. because we take pride in our combined GPA. If at
any point you do not maintain this OR This includes the weekly eligibility
list, you WILL run the risk of being removed from the squad permanently
and you will be replaced.
Everyone is expected to commit to the full season. If there is conflict,
please talk to the coaches in advance to possibly work your issue out. Our
season is a perfect example of how busy the college life is. It prepares
our team for the next chapter and how to budget and manage their time
If you are in trouble with ISS or OSS, coaches have the right
and power to do the same! NO EXCEPTIONS!!!!!!!
In regards to actual skill coaches are looking for the following:
And working on at least one other running pass
Basic knowledge of elite stunts (whether flyer or base)
Good tight arm movements and facials with a focus on precision!
Good enthusiasm, drive and heart to be here!
This program frowns upon quitting during the season. Coaches promote
sitting down and discussing what issue you may be having and trying to
work them out. Honor the commitment and not penalize your team.
Finish the season and if you don't want to tryout out next season, then
we can accept that.