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Lake Nona Jr. Lions Pop Warner Football and Cheer

Lake Nona Jr. Lions Pop Warner Football and Cheer

Squad Designations


Cheerleaders are assigned to squads based on grade, age and experience, at the sole discretion of LNYS. Provided below are the available divisions for cheerleading:

Tiny-Mite: Ages 5, 6 & 7
Mitey-Mite: Ages 7, 8 & 9
Jr. Pee Wee: Ages 8, 9, 10 & 11
Pee Wee: Ages 9, 10, 11 & 12
Jr. Varsity: Ages 10, 11, 12 & 13
Varsity: Ages 12, 13, 14, 15 & 16

LNYS is a sideline AND competitive cheer program and therefore all cheerleading 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 in  prior to the start of the regular season. Cheerleaders will also compete in 1-3 cheer competitions at the end of the season.


Welcome to the Lake Nona Jr Lions 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 five 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.

Registration will open on Monday, 8 March 2021 and close upon rosters being filled.  

Registration Cost is $350 per athlete. There is a $25 discount for returning cheer athletes.  There is a $10 dollar sibling discount if a 2nd child is registered with the program.  There is $20 sibling discount applied if a third child is registered with the program.  
We are also offering a payment plan option (5 equal monthly payments) There is a $25 or $5 per payment credit card handling fee associated with this payment option.

Our practices begin on August 1st in which teams will practice up to 10 hours a week. After Labor Day the 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, Thurs and Friday for the month of August, After LABOR DAY – 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. 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 the Thanksgiving weekend. Any advancing teams ( placing 1st or 2nd) will compete at Nationals which is held in December. Each Cheer Family will receive a Parent/Cheerleader Handbook 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 the Jr Lions Family.

Refund Policy: (No refunds after the season starts on 1 August)
• Refund requests that are made prior to August 1st will be a full refund less $50 to cover the cost of registration and credit card processing fees.  There will be no refunds after the season starts.

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 Mr. Collins DelPercio, Director of Registration at  [email protected]
For cheer related questions, please contact Ms. Amy Kleiner, Director of Cheer at [email protected]

Welcome Lake Nona Jr Lions Pop Warner Cheerleading!

Lake Nona Jr. Lions Competitive Cheerleading

Hello and welcome to Lake Nona Jr. Lions Cheerleading! We are competitive cheerleading programs that not only rock the sidelines for our very own Lake Nona Jr. Lions football teams, but compete for the chance to bring home a National Title!! Our program runs the week of August 1st through December 31st. Cheerleaders are required to participate in ALL Lake Nona Jr. Lions regular seasons event, this includes regular season games, playoffs, and National Tournaments (if the associated football team advances). The Competition season primarily runs during the months of November and December with competitions being held on both Saturday and Sundays. ALL PRACTICES, GAMES, AND COMPETITIONS ARE MANDATORY FOR ALL AGE GROUPS. Final practice schedule will be published in July. Our practices days are typically Monday, Tuesday, and Thursdays. 

All practices, games and some competitions are held outside. This means our athletes will be exposed to all Florida elements; this includes extreme heat, bugs, and rain. Coaches will assure that athletes receive adequate water breaks to combat dehydration; however this must start from home. Please review the dehydration and heat exhaustion material provided on this page.

Regular season games are on Saturdays in August and run through October. The games are played in order by age with the Tiny Mite starting at 9:00am. Athletes are required to report to the fields half time of the previous game. The exact times will be handed out at the start of the season.

During the first week of the season all teams will practice Monday-Friday 6:00pm-8:00pm, this is so we can complete our mandatory pre conditioning hours; these hours are required before the athletes are allowed to stunt.    

Only graded school functions and illness will be considered “Excused Absences” Coaches will attempt to accommodate open house, back to school/meet the teacher.

Cheerleading is a team sport and it is very important that all members of the team are at EVERY practice. Each cheerleader will be assigned a stunt group, if one girl is out it effects the entire group as those athletes can’t stunt. Missing athletes also make it difficult for out teams to practice formations as well as competition routines. Please keep this in mind when considering the Jr. Lions family.

All Jr. Lions athletes are required to maintain a 2.0 or higher GPA in order to participate. Grades will be checked via OCPS report cards as well as progress book. We will NOT except notes from teachers!!!! Any athlete that has not fallen below the 2.0 but is dangerously close will be placed on academic probation; this is our attempt to team up with the parents to insure academic success.


Contact us

Lake Nona Youth Sports

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

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