Cheer Guidelines

UpdatedMonday February 28, 2022 bySherri Sonia.



Cheer Coordinator: Sherri Sonia –


Why Cheer: Cheerleading requires athleticism, strength, flexibility, coordination, and dedication. With its great physical rewards, cheer is also a social, team-based activity that can help boost kids' self-confidence and leadership skills.

Practices: We begin practices in August (Date TBA, most likely the second week in August).  We will practice Tues Wed and Thurs nights from 6pm – 7:45pm. (Please be on time for pick-up.) In September we will move indoors - Space to be determined. We will practice indoors Tuesday and Friday nights. 

Games: As a squad, we are committed to cheering each week for the Newton Youth Football teams at both Home and Away games. We cheer rain or shine. Most games are scheduled on Sundays, but be aware, there could be a Saturday game based on the Baystate League schedule. Please arrive at games on time, in uniform and ready to warm up. 


Competitions begin in early October. Our squads participate in the Baystate League Invitational, Local Competition, Mass State Championships, and Regional Competitions. The dates for this year's competitions will be:


Parents will be asked to volunteer and help out at the various competitions.


The Newton Mustangs will provide a top and skirt.  Please be prepared to purchase additional items to complete the uniform. A complete list of required accessories including hair bows, sneakers, undergarments, warm-up pants and jackets will be emailed to you with details on where to purchase.

To register, please click on the Log In Tab in the right top corner of our website. You will be able to create an account if you do not already have one, and then register your player.


American Youth Football (AYF) requires that each Cheerleader is certified.  Below is a list of the required documents for each Cheerleader to be certified.

 The following items are required:

  • AYF Participation Tracking and ID Card Page 1 Signed and initialed
  • AYF Participation Tracking and ID Card Page 2 Signed and initialed
  • Emergency Medical Treatment Consent
  • Medical Clearance signed by participants Doctor or Annual Physical that MUST be dated after 1-1-2022
  • Original Birth Certificate with a raised seal - copies are not accepted
  • Copy of Final 2022 Report Card, name, date and school year must be visible 
  • Image Release
  • Waiver and Release of Liability
  • Code of Conduct
  • *** New this Season** Anti-Bullying Policy Signed by both the Player, the Parent, and the Coach
  • Concussion Acknowledgement
  • Absentee Form -Signed but NOT dated