About PAFA Spirit

Join the sport of cheer or poms! PAFA Spirit offers athletes in grades 3-8 the opportunity to participate on a Cheer or Poms team where they will participate in local competitions* and support the Palatine Amateur Football Association's football program.

Football games are played in Palatine on either Saturday or Sunday each weekend of the season.

Our season begins in late July/early August and includes a week long skills camp (evenings 6:00-8:30), a week long choreography camp, three practices a week in August, bi-weekly practices once school starts into November, *competitions, and football games from late August into November.

Cheer

PAFA Cheer is for athletes in grades 3-8. The sport of cheerleading includes sideline cheers, stunting, halftime routines and competition routines in preparation for junior high and high school cheer. 

Squads (depending on age) will participate in a minimum of 1 and up to 5 competitions in October and November. Eligible squads will participate at State competition the first weekend in December. (if a bid is earned)

The competition charges are included in the registration fee. Competition details will be provided by September.

Flags

PAFA Flags is not currently offered by PAFA Spirit.  If you are interested in starting a Flags Corp, please contact the PAFA Spirit President.

Poms

PAFA Poms is for girls in grades 6-8. The sport of poms focuses on competition routines in preparation of junior high and high school poms.

There are weekly practices during the season and Poms squads may perform at football games EACH weekend the Panthers are Home.

Squads will participate in 4-5 competitions during the season. The competition charges are included in the registration fee. Competition details will be provided by September.

Poms is currently in need of a Coordinator. If you are interested, please contact the PAFA Spirit President.

Tumbling and Dance

Tumbling is an important part of cheerleading and dance is an important part of poms. PAFA strongly encourages our participants to enroll in  tumbling  and dance classes and clinics if they wish to continue in High School Cheerleading or Poms at a varsity or competition level.

PAFA does not include tumbling or dance as part of the  program, however tumbling is incorporated into routines for those girls with tumbling experience. Our coaches are not certified gymnastics/tumbling coaches and thus, to ensure safety, they do not spot or instruct on tumbling techniques.

There are a number of fantastic cheer tumbling programs throughout the Palatine area.

Volunteers Needed!

With the exception of our coaches, we are an all-volunteer organization and we always need the help of our participant families.  If you are interested in volunteering please  contact the PAFA Spirit President.

 

2016 Tentative Season Calendar

Registration - Palatine Park district
        04.01 - 05.07
Mandatory Sizing Day 6:45pm-8:00pm/ Birchwood
05.03
Alternate Sizing Day 9:00am-11:00am /Community Ctr
05.07
Clinic Week!
07.25- 07.29
Choreo Week!
08.01-08.04
Pool Party
TBA
Football Games Begin
TBD
 

 

 

 

PAFA Competitions!

Congratulations to all our competing squads!

 

Learn More About PAFA Competitive Squads!