Frequently Asked Questions
What age/divisions do you offer?
Tiny Spirit Cheer (PreK-1st Grade)
Mighty Spirit Cheer (2nd – 6th Grade)
These sweeties cheer for Flag and Flex Football Games (1 hr. games). They will learn the fundamentals of cheer through fun exercises appropriate for their age group. Tiny Spirit practices two times a week and compete at the Cental Texas Cheer Competition. If they place, they have the opportunity to advance to the Southwest Regional Competition. They are also invited to run with the Pup Pack on Friday nights at CPHS football games.
*CPYFA squads could be invited to compete in competitions outside of AYC.
These young ladies practice twice a week and cheer for Flex and Tackle football (1-2 hr. games). They will learn the skill set of youth cheerleading appropriate for their age group and run with the Pup Pack on Friday nights at CPHS football games. Mighty Spirit competes in the Central Texas Cheer Competition, with the opportunity to place and continue on to regionals.
When does registration open and the season start?
Registration starts March 1st and ends June 28th. You can register by clicking the registration button at the top of the website and logging into your SI account (for returning players) or creating an account (for new players). Please make sure you register for the correct age group.
Pack-Is-Back is Sunday, August 16th from 5-7pm. This is an athlete, parent, coach, pack parent, board member (ALL CPYFA!) event. Mass Communication details are shared!! You don't want to miss it!
The season kicks off with a mandatory Spirit Camp the week of August 17th. This fun filled camp includes learning cheers, jumps, conditioning, dance fundamentals, and stunts from the Cedar Park High School cheerleaders. Due to Covid-19 and physical distancing:
--> Days and Times is TBD and will be announced closer to the season launching
How much is registration?
Registration Starts: March 1st
Uniform Fitting & Registration Ends: June 28th 2-4pm
Pack-Is-Back: August 2nd 5-7pm
Season Kicks Off with Spirit Camp: August 3rd-7th
Games are on Saturdays beginning in September
CPYFA Cheer Registration:
For those joining the Traveling
- CPYFA Cheer Registration + Competition Squad Registration $295
What does the registration fee include?
Uniform (Top & Skirt)
When is the uniform fitting?
This year we will be doing online/virtual fittings to allow everyone to submit from the comfort of their own home. Information on this will be sent out via email and the private CPYFA Facebook group.
The in-person cheer uniform is on June 28th from 2-4pm at the Twin Creeks Country Club. They need to wear a bathing suit or leotard under clothes and bring clean socks.
Registration closes Sunday, June 28th.
What uniform items do I need to provide?
Socks: White No-Show/Low-Ankle
Practice Shorts: Black, White, Grey, Pink and Timberwolves Green are acceptable colors. Academy Sports & Outdoors offers different brands at a great price.
Solid Black Leggings: Worn under uniform skirt when weather is cold.
Cheer Gear: After registration closes, appointed Coaches and Pack Parents plan how we're going to organize cheer gear distribution. CPYFA is working to offer these via our website. This is typically the easiest for parents and ensures our cheerleaders are set up for success.
Homecoming Mum (optional): This is organized by each squads Pack Parents.
How is squad placement determined?
Squads are determined on age/divison, as well as through skill assesments. With our league size and growth, we divide squads within divisions taking into consideration skill level requirements.
Can my younger child be on the same squad as my older child?
We highly encourage for cheerleaders to be on the same squad as those within their age group/division. If a parent would really like for their younger child to be on a squad with their older child that is in a different age group/division, they are eligible to be a Mascot.
As a Mascot:
They will practice only the first practice of the week and cheer until half-time at games. A parent must be present for all practices and games to supervise their younger child. During games, the Mascot will need to be picked up at the start of half-time.
They will not be eligible to compete at competitions.
Please note that the Cheer Director holds the right to re-zone the mascot to their own age group/division if it's not a good fit.
Can I coach my child's squad?
Yes! We have several opportunities at all levels for coaches, assistant coaches and pack parents. Please contact the Cheer Director (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
When is practice?
Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-7:30pm
Where do practices take place and what do we need to bring?
From August to mid-September, we practice at various outdoor parks/locations in Cedar Park. In mid-September, we move into CP elementary school gyms.
What to wear and bring:
-Yoga Mat or Beach Towel, to stretch and warm up on
-Medication Needed (for example: EpiPen)
Hair needs to be pulled up tight (out of face) and any athletic/cheer clothes can we worn. They can wear practice cheer shoes if they have a 2nd set, but if not, they can wear casual running shoes as we want to save our new cheer shoes for games and competitions only.
When is the first game?
Games will be everyday Saturday, starting in early-mid September. Final game schedule is published by the end of August. Most teams will have 7 to 8 regular games and conclude the season late October.
Does CPYFA have a competition squad?
Yes! All Tiny Spirit and Mighty Spirit Squads compete at the local level. If regionals is held in the local area, they are also invited to compete if they qualified.
In addition, we compete at competitions outside of AYC that are held within the SW Region.
What competitions does CPYFA compete in?
- The Central Texas Competition is the first competition. It’s a wonderful way for American Youth Cheer squads to showcase the skills they have learned throughout the season. Tiny, Mighty and Competition Squads compete. It takes place in October at a local High School. We are projecting October 25th.
Squads that qualify, have the opportunity to compete in the Southwest Regional Competition that takes place in November. We are projecting November 15th.
The Traveling Competition Squad competes in competitions outside of AYC that are held within the SW Region.
Who can I contact with additional questions?
Lindsey Moon-Lenggenhager, Cheer Director –
When and Where is Spirit Camp?
The season kicks off with a mandatory Spirit Camp the week of August 17th. This fun filled camp includes learning cheers, jumps, conditioning, dance fundamentals, and stunts.
Due to Covid-19 and physical distancing, we will be breaking up the squads to limit the amount of cheerleaders we have present.
--> Days and Times are TBD and will be announced closer to the season launching
Camp is at Anderson Mill West Pavilion (across from Cypress Elementary)