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2015-2016 Hayden Catholic High School Cheer Teams:

VarsityJunior Varsity 
Lauren Abbey (Soph) Jenna Akers (Jr)
Katrina Escobar (Soph) Alyssa Bivens (Jr)
Makenna Johnson (Jr) Faith Caudill (Fr)--Captain
Gabi Moore (Soph) Sarahy Colorado (Soph)
Brenna Morrissey (Soph) Rachel Grollmes (Fr)
Bri Roush (Sr)--Captain Katie Leone (Jr)
Sarah Strole (Jr) --Captain Marisol Marcelo (Fr)
Emily Vanderslice (Jr) Claire Schmidt (Fr)
Taylor Varner (Sr) Mary Schmidt (Jr)
  Addie Sutton (Fr)
  Sera Todwong (Fr)

Brooke Twombly (Sr) --Captain











Coach Dawn Dennis

Cheer & Dance Clinic

Fall Cheer & Dance Clinic for Grades K thru 6

Clinic- September 20, 5:30-7 p.m.

Performance - September 26

For more information and registration form pdf click here (355 KB)


1.  Is previous cheer experience required to try out?
No, there is no cheer experience required.
2.  Is the ability to tumble required?
No, tumbling is not required but looked upon as an asset. Some of the cheerleaders on the squad have chosen to take private tumbling lessons to learn, maintain or improve skills.
3.  If an athlete makes the squad are they guaranteed a spot throughout their high school years?
No, try outs are held every year and everyone has to attend clinic and try out in the spring.
 4.  How long is the Hayden Catholic High School cheer season?
The Hayden Catholic High School Cheer Team begins practice during the summer and runs through the end of February/beginning of March. It is essentially a nine month sport beginning with pre-season conditioning, continuing with the fall football season, and concluding with the winter basketball season.
5.  Does a cheer athlete need to commit to both the football and the basketball season?
Yes, it is required to commit to both seasons to maintain the continuity of the team. It also ensures we have the required number of cheerleaders to continue halftime performances and maintain enough structure to stunt safely.
6.  When are try outs for the Hayden Catholic High School Cheer Team?
Try outs for the 2014-2015 school year have passed. More information for the 2015-2016 try-outs and clinic will be posted next spring.
7.  Who is eligible and what are the requirements for try outs?
Try out opportunities are available to current 8th grade-11th grade students who will be attending Hayden Catholic High School for the 2015-2016 school year. Students must maintain a GPA of 2.0 or above to qualify for try outs and remain on the team.
8.  What is the attire for clinic and try outs?
Gym shorts, plain white or any Hayden t-shirt, sneakers or cheer shoes, no jewelry of any kind, hair in a pony tail. Bring water bottles.
9.  Do I need to do anything prior to try outs?
A completed sports physical form is required to participate in try outs. This may be the one you already have on file for the current school year.

10.  Can parents stay and watch clinic and try outs?
No, the clinic and try outs are for the potential cheerleaders and coaches only.
11.  When will students be notified of try out results?
More information will be given to students at try outs.
12.  Will there be an informational meeting for parents and students who have made the team?
Yes, an informational parent meeting will take place after the team has been chosen. More information will be given once the student has been offered a position on the team.
13.  What is the practice schedule for the 2014-2015 school year?
Practice schedules will be given once the team has been finalized. Typically, athletes practice most weeks of the summer and at least twice per week during the school year. An additional nighttime rehearsal practices will be required prior to school rallies or other performances.
14.  What are the attendance requirements for practice?
Full participation is expected from all athletes; however, specific attendance requirements will be discussed once the team has been finalized.
15.  What are the expenses for participation?
a.  New cheerleaders will need to purchase a full uniform in addition to other required fees for participation  
     including but not limited to transportation, summer cheer camp, and other misc. expenses.
b.  The costs for new cheerleaders are estimated at $600 for the year.
c.  Returning cheerleaders will need to purchase a new uniform if the one they have does not fit or if the   
     team decided to order different uniforms. They will also have to purchase shoes, socks, and  
     bows. The costs for returning cheerleaders are estimated at $400 for the year.
d.  A specific breakdown of expenses will be given at the Parent Information Meeting.

e. These fees can be payed in installment payments, with the full amount due by the end of the first
16.  Are there opportunities for fundraising?
Yes, there are many opportunities for fundraising. Both athletes and their parents will be responsible for fundraising involvement.
17.  What kind of support is needed from parents?
Parents play an important role in supporting their student and the Hayden Catholic High School Cheer Team. Parents may be asked to drive students to games and events. Additionally, parents may be asked to host team bonding events, participate in fundraising, and volunteer to assist in the team banquet and/or other events.
18.  What are the dates and location for the 4-day summer camp? Are all cheerleaders required to attend
       the summer camp and what is the cost?
Summer camp will be determined after the team has been finalized. This is an overnight camp and the cost is approximately $260 per athlete. This fee is subject to change, depending on which camp we attend.  This fee is included in the expected expenses for the 2015-2016 school year. Cheerleaders are required to attend the summer camp.
19.  Is the Hayden Catholic High School Cheer Team a competitive squad?
No, the HCHS Cheer Team is not competitive. The team’s primary goal is to support the football and basketball teams, perform at pep rallies as well as other HHS events. While this is not a competitive squad, athletes will learn choreography, stunt and pyramid work.
20.  What are the team levels for the Hayden Catholic High School Cheer Team?
There is a Junior Varsity team (JV) and a Varsity team. Typically, freshman and sophomore students participate on the JV team and junior and senior students participate on the Varsity team. A student is awarded their Varsity letter once they have completed a full cheer season on the Varsity team and are in good academic standing. It is undetermined whether a separate freshman team will be created for the 2015-2016 school year. Final placement of athletes will be determined following try-outs.
21.  Where do I direct questions prior to clinic and try-outs?
Please feel free to email any questions you have to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.