2018 - 2019 Competition Cheer
Posted Aug 1, 2018

Registration for competition cheer will be opening soon!  

Competitive cheerleading is a wonderful opportunity for your cheerleader to develop skills, form lasting bonds with teammates, and experience the excitement of competing as a team.  We encourage all cheerleaders, Smurf through Midget to consider participation this year.  

We are very excited to begin the competition season and hope your cheerleader will join us!  An email was sent to all cheerleaders with some basic information regarding the upcoming season.  Coaches will have sign up sheets at the next practice.  Please be sure to check in with your coach at the beginning or end of practice to indicate whether or not you are interested.  This will give us a tentative headcount so that we may plan accordingly to get things started!  Official registration will be completed online later this month.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Jena (cheer_director@mburgwildcats.com) or Rebecca (mburgwildcats@gmail.com).

 
Cheer Practice canceled Tuesday July 24th.
Posted Jul 24, 2018

Cheer Practice for Tuesday, July 24th is canceled due to the weather.

Reminder:

For those of you who have been given a bodyliner (the long-sleeved top), we need to collect and redistribute them. If you have not already turned your bodyliner back in to your coach, please do so at the next practice.

We will adjust our refitting schedule as follows:
Smurfs and Peewees on Thursday (July 26) after practice. 
Ponies on Tuesday (July 31) after practice 
Midgets on Thursday (Aug 2) after practice.

On your designated day, please report to the pavilion directly after practice.

 
ACCESSORY SALE
Posted Jun 18, 2018

REMINDER:  MMFA Cheer Accessory Sale is Tuesday, June 19th at St. Peter Lutheran Church (130 Nittany Drive).  Lottery tickets will also be distributed. Payment for accessories must be in the form of check or money order made payable to MMFA.  We cannot accept cash payments.

Prices for required accessories are as follows:

Jacket - $60

Briefs - $21 

Sneakers - $55

Maroon bow - $10 (One bow is included with your registration, but you may order extra)

Pink bow - $10

There will also be an optional rain jacket ($13) and glitter backpack ($60 + embroidery) for sale as well.

NOTE:  All accessories are new this year; however, the briefs are similar to last year.  So, if you are a returning cheerleader and your silver briefs from last year still fit and are in good condition, you may use those.  Otherwise, all accessories must be purchased.  All cheerleaders will also need black leggings and white no-show socks that you may purchase on your own.

 

Accessory orders will be taken at the following times:

Smurf @ 6:15PM

PeeWee @ 6:45PM

Pony @ 7:15PM

Midget @ 7:45PM 

 

If you are unable to attend the accessory sale, please complete the attached uniform measurement guide and contact Cheer Equipment Manager, Kate Connors ASAP: kathrynkitzy@yahoo.com.

Uniform Measurement Guide.pdf

 

 

 
2018 Varsity Game Schedule
Posted May 31, 2018

The 2018 Varsity Football game schedule is posted under Cheer Handouts.

 
2018 Cheer Coaches
Posted May 20, 2018

We are excited to announce our Cheer Coaches for the 2018 sideline season!  Contact information for your coaches can be found in the sideline handbook.

Smurf:             

Kyrie Muffley & Nina Stare

PeeWee:          

Aubrey Sippel & Megan Ward

Pony:              

Cassidy Cadeaux & Elyssa Bohr

Midget:

Rebecca Cappawana & Casey Minnich

 

 

 

 
CHEER REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Posted Mar 26, 2018

Registration for the 2018 Football and Sideline Cheer Season is now underway at http://www.mburgwildcats.com/registration

The Standard fee is $150* and includes a $20 deposit for both Volunteer hours and equipment that will be returned if the volunteer commitment is fulfilled and equipment handed back in on time and in good condition. Additional participants in a family pay $115 per player ($35 discount).

*Registrations received and paid by March 31st receive an additional $20 discount per participant!

 

 
Sideline Cheer Practice begins July 10th!
Posted Mar 8, 2018

Here are some reminders as we begin the 2018 Cheer Season:

- Practices are Tuesdays and Thursdays at Memorial Park, beginning July 10.  Practice begins at 6PM.  Smurf practice ends at 7:30PM; all other teams end practice at 8PM.  

- Parents are asked to observe from a distance and keep dogs away from the practice area to minimize distractions.  If you do not plan to stay, please ensure your child is with your coach before you leave the park.  Parents must sign their cheerleaders out with the coach at the end of each practice.

- Practice may be delayed or canceled due to inclement weather. Check the website and Facebook for updates. Practice will end if it begins lightning or raining heavily. Teams will go to the nearest pavilion for pick up.

- Cheerleaders should wear comfortable athletic clothing and sneakers with ties.  NO JEWELRY.  Cheer sneakers are recommended, especially for flyers.  Hair should be pulled back securely.  Please remove all jewelry before coming to practice.  All cheerleaders should bring water and a towel for stretching.  Please ensure your cheerleader uses the restroom prior to practice.  Also, we recommend applying bug repellant as the mosquitos can be a nuisance.

- Copies of birth certificates are due to our Cheer Registrar, Casey Minnich, at the first practice.  Please direct questions or concerns regarding to Casey at: cheer_registrar@mburgwildcats.com.

- Lottery tickets stubs and payment are due at the first practice.  Please turn these in to your coach. 

 

 
Youth Night is Friday, October 13th!  
Posted Oct 1, 2017

MMFA football players and cheerleaders will be recognized during the high school football game on Friday, October 13th, and cheerleaders will have the opportunity to cheer along with the MASH Varsity cheerleaders.  Please let your coach know whether or not your cheerleader will participate. 

Participating cheerleaders should meet in the grassy area outside the stadium at Memorial Park, dressed in uniform, ready to cheer by 6PM.  Cheerleaders should not bring their entire duffle bag to this game as there is limited space for their belongings; however, they may wish to bring water. 

Game time is 7PM.  Cheerleaders in uniform will be admitted free.  Parents will need to pay admission and should plan to arrive early to get a seat.  

Each team will cheer one quarter with the high school cheerleaders as follows: 

1st Quarter: Smurf 

2nd Quarter: PeeWee and Pony

3rd Quarter: Midget 

Parents must pick up cheerleaders immediately after their designated quarter in front of the stands (where they cheer).  Please make contact with your coach when picking up your cheerleader so we know your child is safely with you.   

Midgets are invited to practice with the MASH Cheerleaders to learn some new material on Thursday, October 12th from 6-7PM at the MASH auxiliary gym.    

PeeWee, Pony, and Midget cheerleaders may wear uniforms to school Friday, October 13th. Smurf cheerleaders are not permitted to wear their uniforms to school.  Don't forget, cheerleaders are not permitted to eat or drink anything besides water while in uniform; therefore, it is essential that they have a t-shirt or jacket to wear during lunch at school and also at the high school game if they are planning to eat there.  Also, please use your judgment to determine whether your child can make it through the school day in uniform without getting dirty.  Remember, you are ultimately responsible for the condition of the uniform, and your cheerleader must have a clean uniform to participate in Youth Night.

 
The Halloween Parade is Tuesday, October 10th at 7PM.  
Posted Oct 1, 2017

For the parade: cheerleaders and coaches will meet in front of the high school on Tuesday, October 10th at 6:15PM.  The parade starts at 7PM. Pick up will be in the grassy area by the parking lot behind the high school at approximately 8PM.  More information regarding what to wear, and final arrangements regarding drop off and pick up will be sent out closer to the date. 

For all Peewees, Ponies, and Midgets who plan to participate in the parade, we will have practice at Memorial Park on Thursday, October 5th from 6-7PM.  We need this time together as a group to ensure all cheerleaders know the chants that will be performed during the parade and can perform them while walking together as a group.  Smurfs do not attend parade practice as they will be riding in a truck rather than walking. 

 
2017-2018 Competition Cheer
Posted Aug 10, 2017

Registration for competition cheer will be open September 1st through September 8th.

Competitive cheerleading is a wonderful opportunity for your cheerleader to develop skills, form lasting bonds with teammates, and experience the excitement of competing as a team.  We encourage all cheerleaders, PeeWee through Midget to consider participation this year.  

We will hold tryouts on September 13th, from 6-8PM at Memorial Park, with the goal of forming two separate teams: a Youth team (12 and under) and a Junior team (14 and under).

Practices are set to begin in October.  Our Junior team will practice Mondays, 6-8PM and Wednesdays 7:30-9PM; our Youth team will practice Wednesdays, 6-7:30PM and Thursdays, 6-8PM. 

Competitions are usually held on Saturdays (possibly some Sundays) and will run from January through mid-April. Based upon feedback from previous years, we are exploring different venues this year.  We plan to participate in approximately 8 – 9 competitions, in Pennsylvania and Maryland, within a two-hour drive from Mechanicsburg.  One of these will be Reach the Beach in Ocean City, Maryland. 

We are so excited for the competition season, and can't wait to share this experience with you!  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jena at cheer_director@mburgwildcats.com.  

 

 
Cheer Announcements
Posted Aug 3, 2017

We have a busy few weeks ahead of us as we get closer to the start of the school year and our first football game.  Please note the announcements below and mark your calendars accordingly.

- Forms for game day program well wishes and buy lines are due August 11th.  This is a wonderful way to show support for your cheerleader.  Completed forms and payment are due no later than Friday, August 11.   More information can be found on our website: www.mburgwildcats.com/buy-lines

- Spirit Wear orders are due Monday, August 14.  Our store can be found at www.kellysteamsports.com.  To find our store, select the "Team Stores" drop down menu and click on "Shop Your Store".  Our Webstore Password is: MMFA17

- There are multiple Back to School Nights for our local elementary schools on Thursday, August 17.  As such, Smurf, PeeWee, and Pony cheer practices have been rescheduled from Thursday, August 17 to Wednesday, August 16.  Please note: Midgets will keep their regular practice schedule (Tuesday and Thursday) that week.

- Picture Day is Saturday, August 19th at Memorial Park Stadium.  Uniforms and accessories will be distributed during practices the week prior to pictures.  Picture forms will be distributed.

- Midget arrive at 12:45PM for pictures @ 1PM

- Pony arrive at 1:45PM for pictures @ 2PM

- PeeWee arrive at 2:45PM for pictures @ 3PM

- Smurf arrive at 3:15PM for pictures @ 4PM

- Our Pep Rally is scheduled for Friday, August 25 at 7PM.  Cheerleaders should plan to meet at their regular practice location at 6PM in full uniform.  All cheerleaders will walk together as a group to the Pep Rally which will be held at the JV field.   

- Games begin Sunday, August 27!  Please be sure to mark your calendars with the 2017 MMFA Varsity Schedule.  

- We are still seeking sponsors for the 2017 season.  If you, or someone you know, would like to support our program as a business sponsor, please contact Pat Grill at pgrill2002@yahoo.com.  More information regarding sponsorship packages can be found on our website at: www.mburgwildcats.com/fundraising

- We are currently finalizing plans for our 2017-2018 Competition Cheer Season.  Information should be emailed out within the next week or so.   

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or your coach.

Thank you, and GO WILDCATS!

 

 
Cheer Practices begin July 11th!
Posted Jul 5, 2017

Practices will begin Tuesday, July 11th and will continue Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00PM – 8:00PM at Memorial Park. (Smurfs will end at 7:30PM.)

Please be sure your cheerleader arrives on time and ready for practice. Parents are welcome to stay at the park during practice, but we ask that you observe from a distance to minimize distractions. If you do not plan to stay, please ensure your child is with a coach before you leave the park. A parent or responsible adult must initial a sign-out sheet with the coach at the end of every practice. Because the park can be quite hectic at times, this is our way to ensure that each cheerleader is picked up safely each night.

Cheerleaders should wear comfortable athletic clothing and sneakers with ties to practice. No jeans, jean shorts, or skirts. No sandals or slip on shoes. No jewelry of any kind. Hair should be tied back securely. All cheerleaders must bring water to every practice. Cheerleaders should also bring a towel to sit on during stretching. And, PLEASE be sure your cheerleader uses the restroom before practice.  

In the case of inclement weather, check the website (www.mburgwildcats.com) or MMFA Facebook page. We will do our best to make decisions regarding cancellations by 5:30PM. If it begins lightning or raining heavily during practice, teams will go to the nearest pavilion for pick-up.

REMINDERS:

  1. The mandatory lottery ticket fundraiser is due the first night of practice. Please have your completed ticket stubs and money in the form of a check made payable to MMFA ready to turn in. Because we have almost 100 cheerleaders, it would be helpful if you could place your stubs and money in an envelope so that everything can be kept together.
  2. CFA forms (medical clearance) are due the first night of practice. The form is available on our website under Cheer Handouts. Please direct questions regarding CFA forms to our Cheer Registrar, Casey Minnich at cheer_registrar@mburgwildcats.com.
  3. If it is your first year with MMFA, we need a copy of your cheerleader’s birth certificate to place on file. Please bring a copy to the first practice and hand it in to your coach.  
 
2017 Cheer Coaches
Posted Apr 18, 2017

Cheer Coaches for the 2017 Football Season are as follows:

SMURF:

Lindsay Shaffer

Nina Stare

Kyrie Voght

PEE WEE:

Rebecca Cappawana

Jen Bonner

Ryan Gregorio

PONY:

Jami Shields

Kate Connors

Kari Smith

MIDGET:

Cindy Poiesz

Casey Minnich

 
2016-2017 Competition Cheer Team

Congratulations to the following cheerleaders who were selected to MMFA's 2016-2017 Level 2 Competition Team:

Shaniyah Anderson

Sierra Baker

Samantha Brooker

Ava Cappawana

Chase Connors

Arianna Danella

Kiera Druck

Joscelynn Freundel

Chloey Freundel

Brooke Hertz

Haley Lepley

Riley Lepley

Molly Maurer

Lillianna McGraw

Taylor Minnich

Alanna Schneider

Adrianna Shields

Emily Speakman

Morgan Thompson

Sara Yetter

Gabriella Young

Selena Young

Ashley Zerby

 
Youth Night at the MASH Football Game is September 9th
Youth Night is Friday September 9th at the High School Varsity football game! This event is not mandatory; however, it is a wonderful opportunity for our cheerleaders to cheer alongside the MASH cheerleaders under the Friday Night Lights! Unless we hear otherwise, we will assume all MMFA cheerleaders will participate in Youth Night. If you are unable to participate, please contact your coach to let her know.
For the event, cheerleaders should arrive and meet in the grassy area outside the stadium at Memorial Park, dressed in uniform and ready to cheer at 5:30PM. Our cheerleaders will practice alongside the high school cheerleaders prior to the game. The weather will likely be warm, so cheerleaders should plan to wear their skirt, shell, black boyshorts, cheer socks, cheer sneakers, and maroon cheer bow. Cheerleaders should not bring their entire duffle bag to this game as there is limited space for their belongings. The less they have to carry with them, the better.
Game time is 7PM. Cheerleaders and football players in uniform will be admitted free. Parents will need to pay admission and should plan to arrive early to get a seat. Each cheer team will cheer one quarter with the high school cheerleaders as follows:
1st Quarter: Smurf and PeeWee Varsity
2nd Quarter: PeeWee/Pony JV and Pony Varsity
3rd Quarter: Midget Varsity
Parents will need to pick up cheerleaders immediately after their designated quarter in front of the stands (where they cheer). This can be quite hectic getting all of the cheerleaders to their parents. Please make contact with your coach when picking up your child so we know she is safely with you.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Jena at cheer_director@mburgwildcats.com. We can't wait to see our cheerleaders and players at Youth Night- it is always such a fun experience!
GO WILDCATS!
 
Spirit Night Winners

CRAZY HAIR NIGHT: 8/11/16

 
Cheer Announcements
Posted Aug 9, 2016

We have a few important announcements this week:

  1. Tumbling clinic for this week has been rescheduled from Wednesday, August 10 to Friday, August 12 as the gym floor was recently waxed and cannot be accessed during our regular time.
  2. Crazy Hair Night is Thursday, August 11. Your cheerleader can show her spirit by wearing a crazy hairstyle to practice. However, please be sure it is a style that does not interfere with cheering.
  3. Accessories will be handed out during practice on Thursday, August 11. Please note, you will not receive a warm up jacket at this time, as they will need to be sent to be embroidered before we can distribute them. Also, if you ordered more than one bow, you may only receive one on Thursday. Additional bows will be distributed to those who ordered them as soon as they are ready.
  4. Picture forms were sent home today. Please keep these forms safe, fill them out, and bring them to picture day on Saturday, August 13.
  5. Buy line forms were sent home today. Well wishes and buy lines in the football program are a great way to encourage your cheerleader and support the MMFA at the same time. Please fill out the form with your desired ad or buy line, and submit the form with payment by August 19.
  6. Pep rally is scheduled for Friday, August 19. Cheer practice will begin that night at 6PM in our usual location, and the pep rally will be held at 6:30PM at the practice field. (There will be no practice on Thursday, August 18).
  7. Competition registration will close on August 20. All cheerleaders age 7 and up are encouraged to participate. There are no minimum requirements. Competition is a wonderful experience for cheerleaders… and parents too!  Please consider registering for this season.
 
Spirit Night Winners

BIG BOW NIGHT: 8/4/16

 
Competition Cheer Registration is Now OPEN!
Posted Aug 1, 2016

Registration is now open for competition cheer!  The registration link can be found on our website under Online Registration.  Simply click on the green check mark on the right side of the screen to go to the registration screen.  

Competitive cheerleading is a wonderful opportunity for your cheerleader to develop skills, form lasting bonds with her teammates, and experience the excitement of competing as a team.  We encourage all cheerleaders ages 7 and up to consider participation this year.  There are no minimum skill requirements; however, we will hold evaluations in late-August to make appropriate placements with the goal of forming two separate teams.

If you were unable to attend the information meeting, a handout with basic information can be found on our website under 2016 Cheer Handouts.  For anyone still on the fence,check out the video on our website from last year's Blizzard Battle competition.  

 

 

 
Spirit Night Winners

CRAZY SOCK NIGHT: 7/28/16

 
Spirit Wear Forms due TONIGHT!
Posted Jul 28, 2016

Reminder: Spirit Wear forms are due tonight for the sideline cheer store. Orders can also be placed online through Saturday. Don't miss out on your chance to get some MMFA cheerleading gear before the season starts! Items ordered from this store are scheduled for delivery in mid-August. If you want to submit a paper form to place your order, please bring it to practice tonight. If you misplaced your form and need another, please see Holly Freundel. 

 
UNIFORM ANNOUNCEMENT
Posted Jul 25, 2016

New uniforms have been ordered; however, we were advised there will be some late arrivals due to back-ordered items.  To ensure all cheerleaders have a uniform for picture day and the start of the season, we will distribute old uniforms to be used while we wait for the new uniforms to arrive.  To do this, we will need to have another uniform fitting for all cheerleaders.  We appreciate your cooperation as we handle this little bump in the road.  

The fittings will be held at the equipment building at the JV football field (adjacent to the Mechanicsburg Club).  As before, please have your cheerleader wear a swimsuit so she can easily try on uniforms.  Cheerleaders will leave this fitting with a uniform in hand.  This uniform will need to be cared for and returned, clean and undamaged, when the new uniforms arrive.  

Please note: uniforms will not be distributed to those cheerleaders who have not yet turned in their lottery ticket stubs/money.  If you have not yet turned in your lottery ticket money, please bring a check made payable to MMFA in the amount of $50 to the uniform fitting.

If you have any questions or absolutley cannot make the time designated for your cheerleader's team below, please contact our Cheer Equipment Manager ASAP: Kate Connors - 421-8525 - kathrynkitzy@yahoo.com.

 

UNIFORM FITTING/DISTRIBUTION SCHEDULE

Friday, July 29
Smurfs:  6:00 PM
PeeWee Varsity: 6:45 PM
PeeWee/Pony JV: 7:15 PM

Saturday, July 30
Pony: 8:00 AM
Midgets: 8:45 AM

 

 
Spirit Night Winners

TEAM COLOR NIGHT: 7/21/16

 
SPIRIT NIGHTS BEGIN THIS WEEK!
Posted Jul 20, 2016

As we gear up for the start of the football season, we will have a themed Spirit Night each Thursday at cheer practice. Cheerleaders are encouraged to show their spirit according to the designated theme for that night.  Small prizes will be awarded for the most spirited cheerleaders on each Spirit Night.  

Themes are as follows:

July 21: Team Color Night

Cheerleaders should show their team spirit by wearing their designated team color for the night.  Smurfs are PINK, PeeWee Varsity is GREEN, PeeWee / Pony JV is BLUE, Pony Varsity is PURPLE, Midget Varsity is RED.

July 28: Crazy Sock Night

Cheerleaders should wear their favorite pair of crazy socks to practice.

August 4:  Big Bow Night

Cheerleaders should wear their favorite cheer bow or other big hair bow.

August 11:  Crazy Hair Night

Cheerleaders should show their spirit with a crazy hairstyle.

 
Tumbling Clinic
Posted Jun 28, 2016

The cheer program will hold a tumbling clinic for PeeWee, Pony, and Midget age cheerleaders interested in competition cheer who have not yet mastered a back handspring.  If your cheerleader would like to attend the tumbling clinic, please visit our sign up sheet to register.  The first session is July 6th, so be sure to sign up ASAP! 

 
CHEER PRACTICE BEGINS JULY 5TH!
Posted Jul 1, 2016

Here are some reminders as we begin the 2016 Cheer Season:

- Practices are Tuesdays and Thursdays at Memorial Park, July 5 through August 25. Practice begins at 6PM.  Smurf practice ends at 7:30PM; all other teams end practice at 8PM.  

- Parents are asked to observe from a distance and keep dogs away from the practice area to minimize distractions.  If you do not plan to stay, please ensure your child is with your coach before you leave the park.  Parents must sign their cheerleaders out with the coach at the end of each practice.

- Practice may be delayed or canceled due to inclement weather. Check the website and Facebook for updates. Practice will end if it begins lightning or raining heavily. Teams will go to the nearest pavilion for pick up.

- Cheerleaders should wear comfortable athletic clothing and sneakers with ties.  Hair should be pulled back securely.  Please remove all jewelry before coming to practice.  All cheerleaders should bring water and a towel for stretching.  Please ensure your cheerleader uses the restroom prior to practice.  Also, we recommend applying bug repellant as the mosquitos can be a nuisance.

- Each team will participate in a stunt clinic at the Power Plant located at 450 Fishing Creek Road in Etters. These clinics will take the place of the team's regular practice that evening- all other teams will meet for practice at the park as usual. Dates are as follows: Midget Varsity – July 7 (*please note this is the FIRST WEEK OF PRACTICE), Pony Varsity – July 12, PeeWee Varsity and PeeWee/Pony JV – July 14, Smurf – July 19. 

- CFA Physical Forms and copies of birth certificates are due to our Cheer Registrar, Krystal McGraw, at the first practice.  Please direct questions or concerns regarding CFA forms and birth certificates to Krystal: cheer_registrar@mburgwildcats.com.

- For those who missed the uniform fitting and accessory sale, please meet our Equipment Manager, Kate Connors at the equipment building by the football practice field / JV field directly after practice on July 5 to be fitted for your uniform and place your order for required accessories.  Please direct questions or concerns regarding uniforms and accessories to Kate: kathrynkitzy@yahoo.com.

- For those who have not yet turned in your lottery ticket stubs and payment, please turn them in to Holly Freundel at practice on July 5.  Please direct questions or concerns regarding the lottery fundraiser to Holly: bowlermanie@msn.com.