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Peters Township Youth Cheerleading Association

Peters Township Youth Cheerleading Association


2023 Competition Cheer

What is Competition Cheer?  Competitive cheerleading is when cheer squads compete against each other at a competition. At a typical cheerleading competition, teams perform a routine with music that includes stunts, jumps, tumbling. Teams are judged by a panel of cheerleading experts on difficulty and execution. We are excited to bring comp cheer to Peters Township in 2023!

Registration for the competition team took place from Monday, February 13th and end Sunday, February 26th and is now closed.


Q. Who can participate in the PTYCA Competition Team?
A. Cheerleaders in grades 2-6 are eligible to participate the competitive program.

Q. Does my cheerleader have to participate in the PTYCA Sideline program to join the PTYCA Competition Team?
A. Yes, in order to be eligible for the PTYCA Competition Teams your cheerleader must also register for the sideline program. Sign ups for sideline cheer begin March 1st.  These are guidelines set forth by the PIAA for high school cheer, as well as by the Universal Cheer Association for recreation cheer divisions. 

If there is a sibling of a competition cheerleader that does not wish to be on the competition team, but needs to remain with their sibling on the sideline, five positions on each sideline squad have been reserved for that reason. 

Q. Which Sideline squad will my cheerleader be assigned to?
A. All PTYCA Competition Teams will remain together to form a sideline squad.

Q. Will there be a tryout for the PTYCA Competition Team?
A. Each PTYCA Competition Team is capped at 20 cheerleaders. If more than 20 cheerleaders apply to join we will hold a try out with 2-3 local judges to determine who will be invited to join the team. Invites will be sent out at the beginning of April.

Q. What uniform will the PTYCA Competition Teams wear?
The uniform for the PTYCA Competition Team will be the same as the sideline squad, the NEW 2023 PTYCA approved uniform.

Q. How much is the registration for the PTYCA Competition team and what does it include?
A. The registration fee for the PTYCA Competition Team is $300. This is in addition to the $130 sideline registration and the $120 sideline fundraising fee. Competition Team registration includes: gym rental space, choreography, custom music, signs and other administrative costs. **Registration fee does NOT include the cost of the uniform and accessories. Please see Uniform Requirements located under the Cheerleader Information tab. 

Q. Are there any additional fees?
A. Although we will try to cover as many fees as possible with the registration fees, there may be additional fees such as:
-Competition Entry Fees
-Group Tumbling Class Fees

Q. How many competitions will we compete in?
A. The PTYCA Competition Teams will compete in two local competitions and one state competition.

Q. Who is the Coach?
A. 10U Shannon Villani  

Q. How many competition teams are there?
A. We held registration for two teams in the 2023 season- U10 (grades 2,3,4) and U12 (grades 4, 5, 6). We only received the minimum requirement registration (15) for U10 and therefore, will have 1 comp team in the 2023 season. 

Q. What important dates do I need to be aware of?

-U10  Practices will be one day a week for two hours starting in late April-December TBA
-U10 Choreography Camp April 21st 4-8pm April 22nd 9am-4pm
-U10 Summer Camp: August 14-18 & 21-24
- Picture Day August 19th
-U10 Competitions are typically held the same weekend each year.

Here are the three we will participate in if offered this year:
-Competition #1: 9/10/2023 @ Seneca Valley
-Competition #2: TBA @ Bethel Park
-Competition #3 States: 11/18/2023 @ IUP

-All PTYCA Sideline Dates


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

Email: [email protected]

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