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Lake Nona Jr. Lions Pop Warner Football and Cheer

Lake Nona Jr. Lions Pop Warner Football and Cheer


Welcome to the Lake Nona Youth Sports Pop Warner Cheerleading Program

We invite you to join our Pop Warner cheer squads. Pop Warner is the largest youth football and cheerleading organization in the United States and is the only national youth sports program to require satisfactory academic progress to participate. Our goals for the upcoming season is to train our cheer athletes, to teach safety, leadership, responsibility all while having fun!

We have six squads for children in Kindergarten through 8th grade. Each squad consists of a maximum of 35 cheer members and will be divided by age and experience.  Each season may be different based on enrollment and team sizes.  *A new squad Bantam was added this season for highschoolers age 14-17.  

Lake Nona Youth Sports is pleased to announce that Pop Warner Football & cheer registration is open!
Registration Cost is $350.

Our practices begin on August 1st in which teams will practice up to 10 hours a week. After the 2nd week, practices will decrease to 6 hours a week . All competing teams cheer through the second week in December after qualifying for National Competition.

Practice Information:

  • Practice location – Heroes Community Park practice field.
  • Practice time – 5:45 to 8:00 Mon, Tues, Wed, and Thurs for the first two weeks of August.  After that, we practice 5:45 to 8:00 Mon, Tues and Thurs.
  • Practice Attire – your practice uniform.  T-shirt, shorts, bow and old cheer sneakers.
  • Must bring water bottle to practice filled with water
  • Cheer sneakers must be worn
  • Hair must be of natural color and pulled back in ponytail away from face.

The season begins with cheering for our respective football teams. Games are held on Saturdays and will require local travel for our away games. As we move into September, we will begin to work on competition preparation where the focus is on tumbling, stunting and dance. Our teams will compete in the Mid Florida Cheer Competition held at the end of October. Teams placing 1st and 2nd will then advance to Regionals which is held during Thanksgiving weekend. Any advancing teams (placing 1st or 2nd) will compete at Nationals which is held in December. Each Cheer Family will receive a Cheer Packet at registration which will contain more detailed information and expectations for the season. We look forward to seeing all of our returning families as well as welcoming new members to our Lake Nona Youth Sports Family.

Refund Policy
• There will be no refunds after registration closes.
• Refund requests prior registration closing will be a full refund less $25 to cover the cost of registration (credit card processing fees)  

In order to process a refund the following information must be submitted at the time of request.
• Athlete Name
• Parent Name (as you want the check to be made out to)
• Address
• Email address
• Phone number
For football and cheer registration questions, please email Ms. Kristen Czapka, Director of Registration at  [email protected]
For cheer related questions, please contact Ms. Amy Kleiner, Director of Cheer at [email protected]

Squad Designations


Cheerleaders are assigned to squads based on age and experience, at the sole discretion of LNYS. If you are a first year cheerleader, please register for the lowest level for your age.  Birthday cut off is 7/31/2023.  Provided below are the available divisions for our cheer program:

Tiny-Mite: Ages 5, 6 & 7 as of 31 July 2023
Mitey-Mite: Ages 7, 8 & 9 as of 31 July 2023
Jr. Pee Wee: Ages 8, 9, 10 & 11 as of 31 July 2023
Pee Wee: Ages 9, 10, 11 & 12 as of 31 July 2023
Jr. Varsity: Ages 10, 11, 12 & 13 as of 31 July 2023
Varsity: Ages 12, 13, 14, & 15 as of 31 July 2023

LNYS is a sideline AND competitive cheer program and therefore all cheer squads will cheer on their respective football team during all regular and post season games. The regular season runs from August 1 through late October, with games being held on Saturdays beginning at the end of August. Games will be played either at our home field (Lake Nona High School) or at our opponent's field. The game schedule will be available prior to the start of the regular season.
Cheerleaders will also compete in 1-3 cheer competitions at the end of the season.  Please know that all competition practices are MANDATORY.  Our Regional competition will take place Thanksgiving weekend and we will have practice that week.  Competition season is a big commitment.  If you are unable to attend any of the competition events or practices, you will be unable to be on the competition squad.

FREE Cheer Clinics


Are you ready to meet your teammates this season?  Or, maybe you are still interested in joining our cheer program, but not sure what it is all about?  Attend our free cheer clinics and see what it is all about by learning hands on!  We will run through a typical practice day, teach proper technique of motions, stunts and tumbling, and also learn some fun sideline material!

Register at this link:

See you there!!

Dates: June 15th & June 20
Time: 6-8pm
Location: Lake Nona High School Gymnasium

Wear athletic clothing and sneakers.  Bring a large water bottle.

Any questions, contact Cheer Director Amy Kleiner at [email protected]

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Lake Nona Youth Sports

9145 Narcoossee Road, Suite 106 PMB# 191
Orlando, Florida 32827
Email: [email protected]

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