Welcome to the NLYFA Cheerleading home page
Here's where you can get all the latest information specific to NLYFA Cheerleading
Please check back frequently to stay current as the season progresses.
The NLYFA Cheerleading Program
The NLYFA Jr. Knights and Jr. Warriors Cheerleading & Poms program is open to all girls in 1st through 8th grade and is designed to provide a positive learning environment that focuses on having fun, building self-esteem, and teaching valuable cheerleading, dance, and teamwork skills.
No previous cheerleading, tumbling, dance, or poms experience is required. Our program offers a range of activities from cheering/performing at football games and spirit rallies to Competition(s) for all of the girls.
The NLYFA Cheerleading season begins with practices in late July and games, practice and competition(s) run through the middle of November. Practice will be 4 days a week from 7/29/13 through 8/15/13 and then will be 2 days a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) during the school year.
* Extra Practice(s) may be called as Competition approaches on an â€œas neededâ€ basis.*
The NLYFA football games are every Wednesday night (except Varsity) and one every weekend from August 17th through early November, dependent upon football team playoffs.
NCA Cheer Stunting Clinic
The NLYFA Cheer Program is excited to be hosting an NCA Cheer Stunting Clinic for all of out Lightweight, Jr Varsity and Varsity cheerleading squads on Thursday July 25th, 2013 at Lincoln-Way West H.S. 5:30pm - 8:30pm.
NLYFA Cheer News
We are pleased to announce all 8 NLYFA Cheer Squads will be participating in the Lincoln-Way West 3rd Annual Westside Invitational Cheer and Poms Competition on Novemeber 3rd, 2013 - details to be announced.
Important Dates to Remember
- Uniform Hand Out & Shoe Fitting - Wednesday July 24th 6:15pm at Francis Field
- NCA Stunting Camp - for LW, JV & Varsity levels - Thursday, July 25th at LW West from 5:30pm-8:30pm (1 hour extra practice on this date)
- NLYFA Circle of Champions Golf Outing & Dinner - Friday August 3rd at Sanctuary Golf Club (Dinner starts at 7:30pm)
- NLYFA Picture Day - Sunday August 11th, 2013 at LW West H.S. - Details to Follow
- Jr. Knights Homecoming - Sunday, October 6th
- Jr. Warriors Homecoming - Sunday, September 15th
- Cheer Camps - Please visit our Camps page for information and forms
- LW West Cheer Competition - Sunday November 3rd, 2013
2013 Cheerleading Coaches
Superlight - Christine Smith & Amy Bogucki
Lightweight - Nicole Eggener & Allison Burton
Junior Varsity - Patty Rickman & Jill Fox
Varsity - Marian Thrash & Gretchen Pfeffer
Superlight - Jenny Cryer & Krissi Olsen
Lightweight - Kelly LaRue & Tammy Costello
Junior Varsity - Kathy Richards, Alyssa Yelnick & Teresa Noga
Varsity - Nicki Lusson, Jen Simon & Sue Thorpe
2013 Cheerleading Junior Coaches
Superlight - Paige Zawislak & Alexia Velasquez
Lightweight - Morgan Richter, Holly Lenczewski, Natalie Cuban & Kellie Galvan
Junior Varsity - Meghan Baltas & Alysaa Burdick
Varsity - Olivia Renzi, Katie Solem & Katelyn Hedden
Superlight - Ariel Redmond & Cassi Sarcinelli
Lightweight - Gabriella Franchini, Alexis Fantin & Jillian Milligan
Junior Varsity - Jess Wallace, Alaina Pechtold, Haley Anderson & Jorie Beemsterboer
Varsity - Alyse Pechtold, Amanda Thompson & Emily Deloian
Any questions regarding the NLYFA cheerleading program or becoming a cheer coach, please donâ€™t hesitate to email any of the NLYFA cheer directors:
Kristina Olsen NLYFA Executive Cheer Director
Jill Fox NLYFA Asst. Jr. Knights Cheer Director
Sue Thorpe NLYFA Asst. Jr. Warriors Cheer Director
Please include the following information:
Name of girl
Alumni (team if applicable) or New Registrant
Grade for the 2013-2014 school year
Name of parent