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2020 Cary Jr Trojans Cheer Program

Courtney Duvall and Lisa Hoeppel

Courtney Duvall and Lisa Hoeppel

Cheer Co-Directors



The Cary Junior Trojan Cheerleaders rally the crowd at our Junior Trojans football games. If you're energetic and love to have fun, then cheer is for you. You'll learn cheers, chants and stunts and you will have the opportunity to do some tumbling, jumps and some dance with high energy. Cheerleaders support and energize the team from the kick off to the final whistle. Cheerleaders participate in all games, home and away and we offer squads for teams that play on Saturday and Sunday.


We Strive to teach young women the benefits of a team, while developing and discovering sportsmanship, character, responsibility, respect, safety, and the essentials of a good cheerleader.

Team Structure

Cheer is offered to children kindergarten through 8th grade. The mascot squad will be for all kindergartners interested in cheer and poms, allowing participants the opportunity to try both sports. Squads are determined by grade level. All squads cheer at CJT football games, which run August-November, and are on Saturdays and Sundays. 1st grade will compete in one competition, 2nd grade in two competitions, and 3rd-8th will compete in three competitions with the opportunity to go to State at the beginning of December. All squads will perform at Family Performance Night at CGHS. All squads are based on the number of registrations and are subject to change based on meeting the minimum number required for a squad. Some grades could be combined if numbers are not met. 

Competitive teams will cheer at football games, participate in 2-3 IRCA competitions, and perform at Family Performance Night.  Squads in grades 2-8 who receive a state qualifying bid at an IRCA qualifying event are eligible to participate in the IRCA state competition in December.  

General Season Schedule

Competing Squads: Practices begin in early July (for grades 2-8), 2-3 days per week depending on grade level. All practices will take place at Cary Gymnastics.  Day and times are chosen by each coach based on availability.  Extra practices will be scheduled throughout the season in the weeks prior to competition dates. 

Uniforms: Uniforms are not included in the registration fees.