No. Your nails need to be trimmed and considered “athletic length”. Safety issues arise when nails are worn during practices, games, stunting, or any cheerleading activity.
What to Wear
No. Bobby pins or any metal hair items or clips are not acceptable and serve no real purpose in cheerleading.
No. Jewelry, including hard hair accessories, such as large barrettes is prohibited in all practices and performance settings. These articles serve no useful purpose in cheerleading and present some significant hazards to the performing cheerleader.
Yes. We encourage all of our cheerleaders to wear their uniform to events such as practice.
No. Vans or Converse are considered canvas shoes and are not safe to practice in.
We prefer black shoes over white shoes.
It’s an essential safety factor for your child to wear snug fitting clothing. Remember to allow freedom of movement but loose fitting garments and pocketed apparel is not recommend because of their potential to catch or entangle a performer during stunting or pyramid stunts.
A shoe will perform no better than it fits. A properly fitted shoe should lace snugly with an even spacing between the eyelets. Preferably an athletic show with adequate cushioning to help minimize injuries to feet, knees, and back.
A sideline shoe is worn on the track or football field/basketball court during games. We are able to wear this shoe outside but it is not welcome on our practice mats.