The Zion-Benton Jr. Zee Bees Cheerleading program led by our Director of Cheer Ms Tesha Tucker provides an organized Cheer program for children from the age of 6 years old by March 1st through 8th grade in the Greater Zion Benton Township area. The program consists of several levels.
All squads are assigned to cheer for teams in our Football Program, and will cheer for all home and away games, including playoff games. Cheerleaders are placed on squads based on several factors: age, grade, experience, squad size, balance of ages on squads, and other factors that may change from season to season. We may not always have a Cheer squad at each level, this is determined based on the number of children each year.
Cheer Camp is intended for new and returning cheerleaders that wish to learn basic cheer fundamentals as well fine tune their skills. Cheer Camp will run in conjunction with the Flag Football Season. It will duplicate the same model with one practice and one game per week.
Regular Cheerleaders will practice 5 days a week from 5:30-7:30 until the week before school starts, then 3 times a week starting the week when school starts. Teams will be split after two weeks of practice together. There will be tumbling and although it is not mandatory, it is highly encouraged as it will increase the participants skills and confidence.
The participants will get to keep their wind suits, spankies, crop top, socks and bows at the end of the year. Included will be a trophy and a picture package as well. Uniform shell and skirt need to be returned at the end of the year. While not required we strongly recommend athletic shoes. Cheerleading registration cost is $200 plus a $25 refundable equipment deposit for a total of $225.
Our cheerleading program teaches the children the benefits of being part of a team, while developing good sportsmanship, character, responsibility, respect, safety and the other essentials of being a good athlete.
CHEERLEADING IS A TEAM SPORT! Cheerleading takes a Together Everyone Achieves More “TEAM”approach to be successful; this means we expect parents and cheerleaders to understand that the success of our squads depends on EVERY member.