Canton Lions Football and Cheerleading: Cheerleading

2014 Cheer Rally
Photo credit: Michael Vasilnek

Canton Lions Cheerleading

Varsity - Ages 11-14

Junior Varsity - Ages 9-12

Freshman - Ages 8-10 

Junior Freshman - Ages 7-8

Practice Schedule 


Cheerleading practices begin (2016-TBA) for all squads at Heritage Park. Depending on when the weather changes in October, cheerleaders will transition to indoor practices. Emails will be sent to all parents to inform them of the location.


ALL squads will practice five days the first week (2016-TBA) at Heritage Park. Beginning the second week of practice, (TBA-2016), the freshmen, JV and varsity squads will practice five days a week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) 6–8 p.m., while the junior freshmen squad will only practice Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Once the games begin, freshmen, JV and varsity cheerleaders will practice three days a week (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday). Junior freshmen will only practice on Tuesday and Thursday. Practice will be indoors and outdoors all season to allow time on the mats to practice tumbling and stunting.


The practice field is located off of Canton Center Road, one mile south of Cherry Hill, behind the Canton Township fire station. The indoor location will be shared at a later date.


Cheerleaders should wear loose-fitting shorts (no jean shorts or button pants), supportive gym shoes and a plain t-shirt (no spaghetti straps). Jewelry, nail polish and makeup are not allowed to be worn at practice or games. No exceptions!


Two weeks prior to Rally, all cheerleaders are required to practice every weekday (five days a week). 

Practice Cancellations

Practices are rarely cancelled due to rain. However, if LIGHTNING occurs, practice will be suspended for 30 minutes from the last lightning occurrence. Practice cancellation will be determined by the football and cheer unit directors. Canton Lions staff will remain with the children until every child has been picked up. If thunderstorms/severe weather is in the forecast on practice days, please be prepared to pick up your child early, in the event practice gets cancelled. If practice should be cancelled for any other reason, the unit director and/or the head coaches will communicate the cancellation. A representative of the Canton Lions will be at the field to inform parents of the situation.

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