If you love dancing, performing, and having fun then CJT POMS is for you. Our POM squads will perform a pre-game routine to get the football players "pumped up" before the game. The POM squads also perform during halftime entertaining the crowd with high energy routines that include the latest dance moves to the hottest music. 


Our goal is to create a positive and fun environment promoting good character, teamwork, dedication and sportsmanship. We help to build self-confidence & self esteem, while motivating each one to reach their athletic potential in the sport of dance. 

General Season Schedule

This year’s regular Pom season practices will start the 1st week of August and run through mid-November. About mid-August, Poms will start performing at football games. Poms will compete at 2 local competitions in October – November with our 6th-8th grade level teams having the opportunity to extend their season into December for Nationals.

Team Structure

Team formation of each squad is dependent on having adequate registration numbers and volunteer coaches. 

2023 Poms will be offered to all in grades K - 8th. Competition teams (2nd – 8th grades) will also be formed by age group in accordance with the Pop Warner Spirit Age Matrix.


Practices are held locally in the Cary/Fox River Grove/Crystal Lake area.  Days and times are chosen by the Directors based on availability of practice and the number of poms teams. Coaches will communicate the practice schedule to teams before our season begins. 

K/1 will practice 1 day a week for 1 hour from August – mid October.

2nd – 8th grade teams will generally practice 2 days a week.  Duration will vary based on grade level. An additional mandatory practice will be scheduled the week of competition.


All squads dance and perform at pre-season and home regular season football games at the football field at Cary Junior High. Pom squads continue along with our Football teams through the playoffs in October and into the Super Bowl games in November.  Games will be played on either Saturday or Sunday. Game dates and times will be communicated 1-2 weeks in advance.  


For 2023, CJT Poms will participate in Pop Warner dance competitions.  2nd – 8th grade teams will participate in a Conference competition in mid/end of October and a Regional competition in early November.  For most teams, the season will end after Regionals.  

Our 6th – 8th grade level teams will be travel which means they could qualify for the Pop Warner National Competition held in Orlando, FL in December. 

Please note: Game Day Uniforms and Competition costumes are not included in the registration fee.

Any questions about Poms?  Please contact Seana and Jessica