Cheer & Dance Information
Registration for Cheer & Dance with Apex Sports Authority is currently open. Please
follow registration instructions on this website.
For the 2013 season
, ASA is offering
two dance teams
in addition to our cheerleading teams.
Our Mitey Mite level will be a dance team for girls ages 7-9 (as of July 31st). Dance teams perform sideline cheers at football games and perform
a choreographed dance routine at half-time. Dance teams cannot perform stunts. No prior experience is necessary and there are no try-outs.
We are also offering a dance team at the competitive Jr Pee Wee level for girls ages 8-11 (as of July 31st). There will also be cheer teams at
the Jr Pee Wee and above levels so please indicate your selection on your registration.
Non-competitive cheer and dance teams (Tiny Mite and Mitey Mite) will participate in a cheer/dance Exhibition in October as well as any bowl games
according to their assigned football team’s schedule.
Competitive cheer teams (Junior Pee Wee, Pee Wee and Jr Midget) will participate in a local competition in October. If the team places 1st, 2nd, or
3rd, they will advance to Regional competition held in Raleigh on Thanksgiving weekend. If a team places 1st or 2nd at Regionals, they will advance
to the National Competition at Disney’s Wide World of Sports in Orlando, FL on or around the second week of December with an estimated per person
package cost of approximately $400 which includes the minimum 3-night stay with 4-day Park Hopper pass.
Please be aware of the additional time
commitment and expense of participating on a competitive-level team.
All team assignments and coaches’ information will be communicated to cheerleaders & dancers by the end of June. The start of our season is August 1.
All practices will be held outside at the Apex Community Center or Norris Park athletic field. Mandatory “conditioning” is required for the first 2
weeks of practice and will run nightly from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Following the first two weeks, practice will be held twice a week at the discretion of
each team’s coaches.
Cheerleaders will be given a uniform and pom poms provided by ASA which will need to be turned in at the end of the season. Cheerleaders will also
need to purchase additional uniform items (crop top, bloomers, shoes and hair bow) which will be yours to keep. Dancers will be given a uniform by
ASA to wear at games and a dance costume for exhibition/competition performances. Dancers will need to purchase shoes and accessories through our
Girls will be required to “cheer” weekly at their assigned football team’s games which will be held every Saturday beginning in late August. Each
team will travel according to the schedule that will be communicated after the season starts.
Information will be provided regarding fundraising and volunteer duties. All cheer/dance parents are required to fulfill volunteer tasks which
include, but are not limited to, shifts at the entrance gate, concession stand and in the spirit wear tent at home games.
If you have any questions or require additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us at
. We hope you will
ASA Cheer & Dance Commissioner
& Dance Coaching
ASA Cougars Cheer and Dance teams
are always in need of head coaches and assistant coaches
at all levels. Coaching for the Cougars is a fun and rewarding experience. Cheerleaders
and dancers support their football teams while gaining skills and experience under YOUR
leadership! Not to mention having the absolute BEST time cheering at games, at exhibition
and competition as well as at practices.
Head coaches are required to complete certification training in person usually held in July.
Once you complete certification training as a head coach, you are certified for 3 years!
Assistant coaches are encouraged to attend training also but can complete their requirement
with an online course. At least one coach per team needs to be First Aid and CPR certified
Please consider joining our coaching staff so we may continue to provide a challenging and
exciting program for our cheerleaders and dancers and support all of our ASA football
teams. If you are interested, please indicate so on your child’s registration or e-mail us
Cheerleading "Hall of Fame"
The ASA Cougars Cheerleaders have had a great history of success. Our non-competitive
teams always perform well at exhibition and our competitive teams consistently reach
the top of their divisions and advance to Regional and National competitions. Check
out our placements in past competitions!
Jr. Pee Wee - 2nd Place Regional Champs, National Finalists
Jr. Midget - 2nd Place Regional Champs, 8th Place National Finalists
Congratulations to all of our 2011 Pop Warner All American Scholars
2011 ASA Cougars Cheerleaders received a Proclamation from Apex Mayor Keith Weatherly
Midget - 1st Place Regional Champs / 7th Place National Finalists
Pee Wee - 2nd Place Regional Champs / 11th Place National Finalists
Jr. Pee Wee - 4th Place Regional Finalists
Jr. Midget - 1st Place Regional Champs / 5th Place National Champs
Midget - 2nd Place Regional Champs / 10th Place National Finalists
Jr. Pee Wee - 1st Place Regional Champs / 10th Place National Finalists
Midget - 1st Place Regional Champs / 8th Place National Finalists
Midget - 4th Place Regional Champs
Jr. Pee Wee - Regional participants
Jr. Midget - 2nd Place Regional Champs / 5th Place National Champs
Jr. Midget - 1st Place Regional Champs / 10th Place National Finalists