Welcome to the 2021 Cheer season!

UpdatedWednesday June 30, 2021 by Alisha Rayner.

Welcome to the 2021 Cheer season!

Below is some preliminary information about the upcoming 2021 season. More information will be coming soon!

COMMUNICATION

You will receive emails from coaches from outboound-mail@sportssignup.com. Additionally, as in the past, we will be using the Sports SIgn Up Play (SSU Play) app (you can download it here) to communicate so please make sure to download the app.

PRACTICES

Our first practice will be the week of July 26th. Please plan on summer practices being outside at Long Hill Park (800 Long Hill Rd, Guilford, CT 06437). In the event of inclement weather practice will be moved to an indoor location (TBD).

For practices please have your child wear athletic shorts (no jean shorts), tank top or t-shirt (tucked in for tumbling safely), sneakers, and HAIR UP in a ponytail. And don’t forget to send a water bottle!

The summer and school practice schedule has not been set yet. Plan on 3-4 practices per week, as well as games on Sunday, once the season starts. More will be communicated as it becomes available.

PAPERWORK

One of our first tasks is to collect paperwork for league certification. Please follow the notes below to complete the necessary paperwork:  

  • Go to guilfordyouthfootball.com and login.
  • Next to your child's name click 'Print Forms'.
  • Click 'Official AYF Player Pack' (8 pages long).
  • Please check each section carefully before printing (i.e. if you moved since last year update your address in the online system before printing, ensure your insurance information is up-to-date.)
  • Once reviewed, print all 8 pages.
  • Sign your name/child's name or initial each section where it is required. If there is any missing information we will have to return the paperwork to you.
  • One of the forms in the packet is a Medical Clearance Form that needs to be signed by your child’s doctor. It must be dated in 2021 so please drop it off asap since they can take a while to get it back to you.

In addition to the 8 page packet, we will also need a copy of the following:

  • ‚ÄčYour child's most recent report card (you can download it on PowerSchool at https://guilford.powerschool.com/public/home.html; if your child is homeschooled, contact Coach A about how to fulfill this requirement.)
  • Your child's original or certified birth certificate (since we are planning to compete this year we will need an original or certified copy.)

ALL PAPERWORK IS DUE FRIDAY, AUGUST 13TH. Your child WILL NOT be able to practice if all paperwork is not submitted by this date.

We are looking forward to an amazing season! Go Grizzlies!

-Your 2021 GYFC Cheer Coaches