Welcome to the 2020 Cheer season!

UpdatedSunday August 16, 2020 byAlisha Rayner-Romano.

Welcome to the 2020 Cheer season!

This year has brought about many challenges and every day seems to present us with a new challenge to overcome. We remain hopeful that we will have a cheer season even if it’s not quite the season we were all planning for. Given current state restrictions we will not be able to stunt as of now (we are SO bummed) and therefore have decided to not enter competition this year. We will be able to build our cheer skills, dance skills, and some tumbling skills. And the best part, we will continue to build our team spirit!


We will be using the Sports SIgn Up Play (SSU Play) app (you can download it here) for all communication so please make sure an adult responsible for drop-off/pickup is on the app.


Our first practice will be Monday, August 24th. Please plan on all practices being outside on FIELD 4 (you can see the map here) at Long Hill Park (800 Long Hill Rd, Guilford, CT 06437). In the event of inclement weather practice will be cancelled due to safety protocols.

Practices will begin the week of August 24th and continue through September 2nd. We will meet on Monday and Wednesday. Please RSVP attend or not attend on the app so we can plan ahead.

  • Mondays 5:00pm - 6:30pm
  • Wednesdays 5:30pm - 7:00pm


Per CIAC recommendations, we will be breaking out into small groups and practicing social distancing. Coaches are required to wear masks when they are within 6 feet of a child. Click here to read the league guidelines and protocols.


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 water fountain will not be available per safety protocols)!




We have not finalized the practice schedule once school starts so PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM and let us know of other activities that your child will be participating in so we can work to formulate a schedule that works best for all. 


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 doctor. It must be dated in 2020 so please drop it off asap since they can take a while to get it back to you.  NOTE: Your child does not need to have had a physical in 2020.
  • In addition to the 8 page packet, we will also need a copy of the following: 1. Your child's most recent report card (you can download it on PowerSchool at https://guilford.powerschool.com/public/home.html), and 2. Your child's birth certificate (if you submitted it last year then we still have a copy)

ALL PAPERWORK IS DUE MONDAY AUGUST 24TH. Your child WILL NOT be able to practice if all paperwork is not submitted by this date.