Midlothian Athletic Association
Registration is open to all athletes, and is not limited to the Watkins Elementary School attendance boundaries. We offer cheerleading for football season only.
Age requirements for football cheering:
5-14 years old with age being determined as of 9/30 of current year for flag, minor, junior and senior cheerleaders who are not aging out.
Age for seniors cheering during their last year of eligibility will be determined as of 12/31 of current year.
Registration is $195 and includes practice wear, team bow, pink bow for October, competition fees, stunting camp, and more.
Uniforms cost is additional and based on individual need.
If you are interested in Coaching, please notify the director, Victoria Noell (email@example.com)
All coaches undergo background checks through Chesterfield County and safety training prior to starting the season.
The season (sideline and competition) extends through the end of October/beginning of November. All squads will cheer on the sidelines of their respective team’s football game and perform at halftime. Athletes will have the opportunity to compete in several cheer competitions in addition to cheering at football games and performing at halftime. It is optional to participate in competition and athletes must commit to mandatory practice attendances. Athletes may choose to opt out of competition.
Each squad will have practice time around the track behind Midlothian Middle School from 5:30/6-7:30/8 pm two weeknights a week through the end of September outdoors. Flag typically ends around 7:30 once school starts. Starting in October we move to closed practices indoors to the Midlothian Middle School gym. Additional practice times may be required for competition squads.
Weeknight practices will be Tuesday and Wednesday from 5:30/6-7:30/8.
Games are played on Saturday mornings or afternoons. The Chesterfield Quarterback League sets the schedule and MAA has no control over when it is published, or any changes due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Occasionally, a Wednesday night game will be played, usually as a weather make up. On Saturday mornings, Flag games typically begin at 9:00 AM followed by Minors at 10:00 AM, Juniors at 11:00 AM and Seniors at 12:00 noon. However, the actual starting times depend on the ending time of the previous game. For Saturday evening games, Flag typically plays at 5:00 PM followed by Minors, Juniors and Seniors in order.
We do ask teams to arrive an hour before the game starts to warm up and practice.
Post Season Play:
Both conference winners and the six (6) teams with the next best records enter the playoffs in each division, Northern and Southern.
The playoffs are single elimination and culminate with the CQL Superbowl.
Cheerleading squads normally continue cheering as long as their associated team continues in the playoffs.
Cheerleaders may be asked to participate in fundraising events (ie Stampede, homecoming) to support costs for gym time and competition fees.
Email MAA’s Cheer Director Victoria Noell