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Peters Township Youth Cheerleading Association

Peters Township Youth Cheerleading Association


 Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the time commitment for sideline cheer?
A: PTYCA Cheer Camp is a mandatory summer camp held over 2 weeks in August. Each week consists of 4 to 5 days, 1.5 hours in the evening. Once football season starts, practices will be held one day a week for 1 hour. Practices are scheduled based on field availability by each squads Head Coach.  The season typically concludes at the end of October or in early November depending on the time of football playoffs.

Q: Who can participate in PTYCA?
A: We offer sideline cheer to residents of Peters Township who are entering grades 1st-6th. Those enrolled in sideline cheer have the option to join the competitive team, grades 2-6.

Q: What if my family has a vacation planned the same week as cheer camp?
A: Due to the short time period between cheer camp and the start of the season, camp is mandatory. Attending camp not only allows cheerleaders to make friends and get to know PTYCA coaches, it also gives them the confidence they need to take to the field the first game of the season; which is usually the Saturday after camp ends. However, we recognize that every family's vacation plans depend on many different factors, please contact the PTYCA BOD if you need to miss summer cheer camp. You will be required to learn all missed material on your own. The teams will be reviewing all camp material during practices, however it will be at the discretion of your cheerleader's coach to decide if and when your cheerleader is ready to participate in the halftime performance.

Q: Why are we required to purchase apparel?
A.  Every PTYCA cheerleader is an important member of their squad. As an organization, PTYCA wants our squads to look and feel like one cohesive program from bow to toe in rain or shine.

Q: What does my sideline registration fee cover?
A: The PTYCA registration fee covers  team insurance coverage, camp gear, custom music, choreography, team spirit supplies and administrative costs. 

Q: Why does my child have to cheer sideline if they only wants to participate on a competition team?
A: These are guidelines set forth by the PIAA for high school cheer, as well as by the Universal Cheer Association for recreation cheer divisions.

Q: What does my registration fee for competition cheer cover?
A: Your payment covers:  stunt clinic, choreography, professional music, competition signs, gym rental, and administrative costs. Fundraising opportunities will be available. 

Q: Can you tell me a little more about your Code of Conduct rules?
A: We expect all members of PTYCA, from Coaches, Cheerleaders, and Parents, to exhibit good sportsmanship.

The goal of the PTYCA and the Peters Township Parks and Recreation Department is to ensure that its recreational sports programs encourage and develop in children a love of sports in a safe positive environment, which teaches skill development, teamwork, and sportsmanship.  It is therefore essential for parents, coaches, and officials to encourage youth athletes to embrace the values of good sportsmanship.  Moreover, adults involved in youth sports events should be models of good sportsmanship and should lead by example by demonstrating fairness, selfcontrol and the core values of Peters Township, those of honesty, responsibility, and respect. 

We will not tolerate any kind of behavior that promotes a toxic environment. We take the responsibility of creating a fun and safe environment for the children of Peters Township seriously!


Peters Township Youth Cheerleading Association
700 Meredith Dr 
Venetia, Pennsylvania 15367

Email: [email protected]

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