(Nov. 14, 2014) The Berlin Pop Warner Junior Peewee Cheerleaders will compete in Albany, N.Y. for the Eastern Region Championships, Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Times Union Center.
“They have a good chance of winning,” Head Coach Jessie Parsons said.
The Eastern Region Championships include Pop Warner teams from New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware and Washington D.C. The teams will be categorized by the age of the girls, number of participants and their stunt abilities.
The squad placed second in their level three, small, junior peewee division at the Bayside Competition held at the Wicomico Civic Center in Salisbury last month.
The junior peewee squad has been training since the beginning of August. During that time, the girls practiced four nights a week, and three nights September through November.
If the peewee cheerleaders place first or second at the Eastern Regional Championships competition they will advance to the national championship held at Walt Disney World’s Wide World of Sports on Dec. 8.
The junior peewee cheerleaders range in age from 8-11 years old, and they are in third through fifth grades. The cheerleaders are required to keep their grades up. Pop Warner monitors scholastics and collects report cards at the beginning of the season and those issued in the fall.
Berlin Pop Warner’s coordinators, Tony Morris and Debbie Donahue, and coaches volunteer their time. Many of the coaches have full-time jobs and dedicate their time to lead the teams. Parents and coaches pay for their own travel expenses such as gas, hotels and food.
Berlin Pop Warner is accepting monetary donations for its football and cheer program. Donations are tax deductible and can be mailed to: Worcester County Youth Football P.O. Box 205 Berlin, Md. 21811.
For more information on the Worcester County Youth Football and Cheerleading Berlin Seahawks, call 443-783-8628 or visit www.BerlinSeahawks.com.