The Kaneland Youth Competitive Cheer team ended its regular season by earning a bid to the State competition in December. The team is in its second year of existence and is comprised of girls in grades 6-8 from the Kaneland community.
Preparation for this season began in the summer. The team practiced between two and two and a half hours, two to three days per week. Once school started, the girls continued to practice once a week.
The team competed in three regular season competitions this year. At the competitions, Kaneland was judged on several criteria, including overall performance and execution of their routine (dance, pyramids, jumps and fundamentals of cheer), which was limited to three minutes.
In order to participate in the State competition, the team must pay an entrance fee of $70 per girl. The team is holding a raffle to help offset the cost of both the entrance fees and the hotel stays during the competition. Raffle tickets are $5 each and can be purchased from any of the team members or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.