Varsity Cheerleading Update

Jefferson Junior High School

Calendar Updates

Saturday's Practice

We WILL be practicing this Saturday from 10-2 in the North Gym. It's our first day with gym space... so I want to be sure we take full advantage. The girls asked if we could take a quick walk to Doggie Diner for a team lunch that day. If girls want to pack their own lunch, that's fine too... they can just bring it to Doggie Diner and we'll all eat together. Be sure to dress in layers (so you have something warm for when we walk) and be sure to wear CHEER shoes.

Conflict on 11/22

It was brought to my attention that a large number of our girls are competing with Panthers at the end of November. Therefore, just this once, we are CANCELLING practice on Friday, November 22nd (next Friday) because so many girls will be affected by this conflict and they have a big competition two days later.

Big Game on 11/23

For the DGN game vs. Herrick on Saturday, November 23rd... I will not be there because I had already planned a trip to St. Louis for the Bears/Rams game. Miss Jacobs, the JV cheer coach who is AWESOME and has lots of experience, will help escort our girls to the game. Coach J and Miss Andresen will also be there to help and support our varsity cheerleaders (we are lucky to have such great support for the varsity cheerleading team).

The games will be played at Downers Grove North High School. The address is: 4436 Main Street, Downers Grove, IL. The entrance to the Main Gym is on the Prince Street side (west) of the school. Parking for the Prince Street entrance is one block west on Saratoga and one block north. The entrance to the parking lot is on Saratoga Avenue, two blocks west of Main Street.

Coach J told his players to make sure to eat before you come and/or bring money for any concessions during the game. The cheerleaders should do the same, because it will be a long night.

Here is the itinerary for the game on 11/23:

3:00 - Basketball Players warm up at JJH

4:00 - Cheerleaders arrive and practice (Meet Miss Jacobs and follow her directions)

5:00 - Bus departs from Jefferson Junior High School (cheerleaders and basketball players will arrive on separate buses).

5:15 PM Arrive at Downers Grove North High School (4436 Main Street; D.G.)

5:45 PM JV Team will take the floor for Warm-Ups

6:00 PM JV Game

7:30 PM Varsity Game

9:00 PM Bus arrives back at JJH (Cheerleaders and basketball players ride back together)

Stunt Groups

The girls selected their own tentative stunt groups. These are still a work in progress, but I continue to be impressed by their hard work and dedication. We have a cheerleader at U of I and a cheerleader at Mizzou that are cheering at the collegiate level who are coming to help us at practice on 11/25. We may extend the length of that practice to try to maximize their time with us. :)

Here is the stunt we've been working on this week!

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