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Cheer Director(s):

  Rhonda Smithbey
  Felicia O'Bryan


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Providence Athletic Association

2018-2019 Basketball Cheering FAQ


How old does my daughter have to be to cheer?

We have 4 cheerleading squads. Flag, Minor, Junior and Senior:

  • Flag cheerleaders are 5 to 7 years old by Sept. 30, 2019
  • Minor cheerleaders are 8 to 9 years old by Sept. 30, 2019
  • Junior cheerleaders are 10 to 11 years old by Sept. 30, 2019
  • Senior cheerleaders are 12 to 14 years old by Sept. 30, 2019



How much does cheering with PAA cost?

The basic cost for Flag cheerleaders is $176. The basic cost for Minor, Junior or Senior cheerleaders is $208.



Can I make payment arrangements for the various fees?

We prefer that all fees be paid as soon as possible. If partial payments are needed, we do request that the $20 PAA dues be paid at the time of registration. This is a once per year, once per family fee (if you have one child playing softball and another cheering, you only pay $20 for the entire family for 2019 spring programs). The cheer registration fee needs to be paid before December 15th, and the cheer uniform fees need to be paid by

January 5, 2019.



What are the registration dates for cheering?

  • Thursday, October 18th, in the Providence Elementary cafeteria from 6:30pm to 8pm
  • Friday, October 19th, in the Reams Elementary cafeteria from 6:30pm to 8pm
  • Thursday, October 25th, in the Providence Elementary cafeteria from 6:30pm to 8pm
  • Friday, October 26th, in the AM Davis Elementary cafeteria from 6:30pm to 8pm



When do practices start? Where are they held? How long does the season last?

Our cheer practices will be held twice a week in the Providence Elementary school cafeteria. We are currently waiting for details on the specific times. And the season usually ends in early March.



What days/times are the basketball games?

Last season, basketball games started in early January, and were held on Saturdays and Sundays. Once the Chesterfield Basketball League announces the season's game schedule, we will let our cheer parents know.



My child cheered during the football season. What fees do we need to pay for the basketball season?

If your child cheered during the 2018 football season, you will only need to pay the cheer registration fee. You will not be required to pay the PAA dues again, or buy any additional uniform items.



How can we (the parents) help?


Great question! :) We are always in need of cheer coaches, team parents, volunteers

with fundraising and lots of other activities.

And if you are interested in helping to coach, previous cheering experience is great, but

you do not need to have cheered before!

So please let us know if you would like to help! PAA is a volunteer organization, and we

definitely need all of our parents to participate and assist in order to be successful.



Have more questions?

Feel free to email Rhonda Smithbey at [email protected]



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