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SOUTHERN MARYLAND YOUTH ORGANIZATION

SOUTHERN MARYLAND YOUTH ORGANIZATION

CHEER ELITE

We offer year-round, competitive Performance Recreation Cheerleading for athletes ages 5 and up with cheerleading experience. 

Our mission is to provide a fun, safe, encouraging cheerleading atmosphere; while teaching the skills to develop strong character, positive attitudes, responsibility and sportsmanship as well as instilling positive goals, dreams, and values in cheerleading.

SMYO Cheer Elite differs from traditional school/recreational cheer programs largely because of we focus on competing. There are no games to cheer at, no spirit-raising and most of the athletes on each team will not even attend the same school. We refer to our participants as "athletes" rather than by any other name and that's because of the caliber and intensity of training that they do on a weekly basis to be able to contribute to his or her competitive team.

Our program has a place for everyone, regardless of skill level. The teams are placed into divisions, which are based upon age, size of the team, and ability level. Coaches will typically train their athletes on individual skills and team components for months before choreographing routines that combine those skills together to be judged against other teams in their division.

We strive to keep our costs as low as possible while delivering the best cheer experience for our athletes.

Registration 
Fee includes the following for each participant:  Uniform (that you keep); Spirit Pack; and three to four competitions.

All participants must participate in fundraising activities.  Fundraising will be done to raise money for teams routine music; a Championship competition; and cheerleading mats. 

Fundraising Fee:  Each family is required to participate in every fundraiser or pay a non-participating fee of $400 each Cheer season.  Fundraising keeps registration costs down and encourages families to stay involved with their child's Cheerleading program. Due to prep teams shorter season, the fee is less than a full year athletes.

Refund Policy – Select the link to review SMYO Refund Policy.

Cheer Prep Program (4 - 6 Year Olds)

Our half year program is an amazing preparatory program for our full year teams. This Prep Program is intended to offer competitive cheer to athletes that are NEW to cheerleading.  It is a perfect stepping stone for an athlete that wishes to become part of SMYO Cheer Elites full year program.  Focus will be on teaching athletes the fundamental skills of cheerleading.   The season runs from October through April with practices occurring twice a week.  During practice they will focus on gaining several different skill sets, including tumbling, stunting, and dancing. They will learn a choreographed routine to be performed at competitions. Half Year Prep athletes will attend three (3) competitions.  This program will move at a pace to ensure that the athletes are gaining the skills needed to be successful.  One of the main focuses will be to build confidence so that athletes feel comfortable performing in front of a crowd. 

Registration Fee:  $250

Fundraising Fee:  Each family is required to participate in every fundraiser or pay a non-participating fee of $200 each Cheer season.  Fundraising keeps registration costs down and encourages families to stay involved with their child's Cheerleading program. Due to prep teams shorter season, the fee is less than a full year athletes.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

2018 – 2019 SEASON ACCOMPLISHMENTS

· Our inaugural 2018 – 2019 season was a great success!  In our first season, all three of our teams earned bids to The Finale.  The Finale showcases the best of the best from Cheer and Dance Extreme’s regular-season events!  At the Maryland Madness Open, our Senior Team placed first in their Division earning the “Best Pyramid” Specialty award as well as Champion Rings! 

· At the 2018 Kick Of Classic and Spirit of Fall Classic Championship competition, our Cheer Family won “Most Spirited Fans” for being our amazing support system and greatest Fans!  

·  At the 2018 Holiday Spectacular Open Championship, SMYO Cheer Elite received the “Best Sportsmanship” Specialty Award for our athletes and coaches demonstrating positive sportsmanship.  We are extremely proud of these Specialty Awards!  

·  In addition to competitions, our athletes cheered with the First Ladies of Football – The Washington Redskinettes!  This was a great experience for our cheerleaders to be showcased on the National stage.  We ended our season with our first annual banquet which brought all our athletes and their families together to celebrate this year’s accomplishments. 

2019 – 2020 SEASON ACCOMPLISHMENTS

·  Our 2019 cheer season began strong as our four teams competed in three Cheer and Dance Competitions taking first and second place amongst the competition. 

· In our second season, all four teams earned bids to The Finale.  The Finale showcases the best of the best from Cheer and Dance Extreme’s regular-season events! 

· Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 our season was cut short but as an organization we were able to end the season with an end of the season drive-thru and provided our athletes with trophies and goodies to thank and congratulate them for another GREAT season!

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SOUTHERN MARYLAND YOUTH ORGANIZATION
8210 Marshall Corner Rd 
Pomfret, Maryland 20675

Email: [email protected]

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