How are CHEER squads formed?

Squads are drafted by VP of Cheer and squad formation committee as follows:
1. All players will receive a Priority Number on a first-come, first-served basis at the in-person registration based on Palomar Conference Rules. Some players may be placed on a wait list if there are not enough open roster spots at their eligible level. 2. Players will be categorized into eligible levels based on their age. Specific divisions may be requested, however squads will be formed with the focus of safety and balance and specific levels are not guaranteed. 3. Cheerleaders 6 through 7 years of age (some 8 year olds) will be placed on a developmental Flag or Mitey Mite non-competitive squad formed by the Board. 4. Any player who does not attend skills evaluations will be placed on a team by the Board and may not be the desired level. 5. Interested participants who do not sign up during initial registration will be placed on a waiting list. After the draft is completed and squads are formed, participants may be added if space is available and it is not too late to order uniforms.

Can I request my child to be on a specific team, for a certain coach, or with a friend/carpool buddy?


The only requests automatically granted are for siblings playing on the same team. Any other request must be approved by the VP of Cheer AND the LCCPW Board of Directors. Only in rare and exceptional cases will requests be granted.

How long is CHEER season?

The cheer season officially begins Aug. 1st. and will continue through the end of November and possibly through the second week of December if your child’s squad enters regional and/or national championships.

Some competitive squads choose to participate in competitions that occur in January and February.

Where do cheerleaders practice?

Cheer practices are held at local fields where the football teams practice or indoor at Genuine Volleyball, 1223 Avenida Chelsea Vista 92081. All practice locations are insured by LCCPW.

How often do cheerleaders practice?

Head Cheer coaches determine exact practice times. They are generally 4:00 - 6:00 or 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. The first two weeks of August practice is typically Monday-Friday. Practices thereafter drop to 3 practices per week for JPW, PW, Jr. Midget and Midget. Flag and Mitey Mite squads practice 2 to 3 days per week.

Practice days vary according to the coach's schedule and the availability of our indoor gym.

Where are the games held?

Games are on Saturdays, and typically begin the last weekend in August. Many games are at our home field, La Costa Canyon High School, and some games are away.

All Cheer squads are required to cheer at away games. The other teams in Palomar Conference are located in Carlsbad, Escondido, Fallbrook, Murrieta Valley, Oceanside, Poway, Ramona, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Penasquitos, San Marcos, Scripps Ranch, Temecula Valley, Torrey Pines, Valley Center, Vista and Wildomar.

The schedule will list the locations of each game and the website will have links to maps and driving directions. We typically will receive the game schedule for the first 6 - 8 games in the middle of August.

How are coaches chosen?

All coaches are volunteers. All coaches are chosen based on an interview process via a committee. All coaches must pass background checks, be CPR certified, become YCADA Certified, attend JAMZ coach training. Please contact vpcheer@lccpw.org if you would like to volunteer.

When and where is uniform "fitting" day?

Uniform Fitting Day and Skills Clinic Date and time: TBD Location: Genuine Volleyball 1223 Avenida Chelsea Vista, CA 92081 Fitting day consist of: skirt, slimmer, briefs, shoes, spirit wear SPECIAL ORDER purchases of- Bags, warm-ups, t-shirts, pj’s etc. ALL GIRLS MUST WEAR A SWIMSUIT ON FITTING DAY. GIRLS WILL BE TRYING ON ITEMS AND THERE ARE NO FITTING ROOMS.

What do I need to bring to "fitting" day?

All missing PAPERWORK is DUE on "fitting" day
(except report card copies)

When is "skills review" & "knowledge day"?

Skills Review Time and date: TBD

Girls will check in and will be given a number and take a photo. Each age group will have their skills evaluated at their designated time above. Afterwards girls will try on camp wear.

Please make sure to have swim suit under their cheer clothes. Parents please have your daughter at the gym promptly at her designated time and plan on entire process taking approx. 2 hours. All Girls EXCEPT Flag Cheer MUST give us a quick review of skills. All Girls must wear shorts, t-shirts, Cheer Shoes, hair in high ponytail and no earrings/jewelry.

When is "make-up" fitting day?

Make-up fittings are considered on a case by case basis.

For more information please contact Shanon Smith at:

When is "family night"?


When is our "first" day of practice?

First Day of Practice August 1st, 2021 4:00-6:00 pm @ LCCHS

When are JAMZ camp dates?

JAMZ Camp Saturday Aug. 3rd and Sunday Aug. 4th Location: Orange Glen High School All Teams will wear full Camp Wear and Cheer Bow with high ponytail Saturday: Flag/MM/JPW/PW Sunday: JM/Midget

When is MANDATORY CHEER ID certification?

Mandatory Cheer ID Certification Date: TBD Location: TBD

When is "picture" day?

Date: coming soon...
Time: coming soon...
Location: coming soon...

When is Pop Warner night?

Date: coming soon...
Time: coming soon...
Location: coming soon...

When is Palomar CHEER Conference Competition?

Palomar Cheer Conference Competition Sunday October 27, 2019 Location:Escondido High School Time: TBD

When is Regional CHEER Competition?

Regional Cheer Competition Sunday November 17th 2019 Location: TBD

When is National Pop Warner CHEER Championships?

National Pop Warner Cheer Championships December 7-14, 2019 Walt Disney World, Orlando, Fl. National Cheer Championships are held during the Pop Warner Super Bowl at ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida in the beginning of December. Teams that qualify for the Pop Warner Nationals Cheer Competition must purchase a hotel and park hopper package from Disney at a discounted rate, and involve a 3 to 5 night stay. Three to Four days of school will be missed, and Pop Warner provides letters to the schools to explain the absence. Study hall is encouraged while in Florida. Squads are encouraged to fundraise to assist in travel costs.

When is 2019 JAMZ National Championship?

2019 JAMZ National Championship January 2020 TBD Las Vegas, NV.

When is 2019 JAMZ State Championships?

Date: coming soon...
Time: coming soon...
Location: coming soon...

Any other Competition Information?

All LCCPW CHEER teams will compete at Palomar Conference Cheer Competition.

Mite-Mite, Jr. Pee Wee, Pee Wee, JV and Varsity teams will compete at WESCON Regionals if they place 1st or 2nd place at Palomar Conference. If they place 1st or 2nd at Regionals, they will then move on to Nationals in Florida.