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***Please make sure you read the entire page! We are changing some things up for the 2020 season!***

2020 Cheer will be held at the Perinton Rec Center Gym (on Turk Hill) 
Saturdays and Sundays from August 29- October 4th
Flag and C squad- 11-12 pm
B and A Squad 12-1:00 pm
Please promptly drop your daughter off and pick up. Masks must be worn until inside the gym. 

On July 6th, 2020 the New York State Department of Health released  Interim COVID-19 Guidance for Sports and Recreation, which permitted sports and activities to resume as long as certain safety measures were adhered to. Specifically, the document provides guidance in terms of maintaining physical distance when possible, wearing a protective mask if practical, and cleaning practices for equipment use. 

In addition to the guidance provided by the NYS Department of Health, the  CDC’s Considerations for Youth Sports helped inform our organization’s implementation process. 

Below are the guidelines set forth for our 2020 Cheer season. We look forward to providing a safe environment for our children, families and coaches to experience the camaraderie, excitement  and friendships associated with youth sports. 

Before Practice Sessions:

  • It is  recommended that all parents, athletes and coaches adhere to this self check health guide. Coaches and league organizers may administer these basic health questions on a situational basis. 

    Ex. Athletes expressing not feeling well or observed to not looking well

    • Parents should take their child’s temperature prior to leaving for football practice or a game. Athletes or parents with a temperature above 100.3 must stay home.

    •  Our organization will have touchless thermometers for additional testing or if temperature testing was not done prior to leaving home.

    •  All athletes should bring a face covering, water bottle, and a pocket sized hand sanitizer.

    •  The following one page guide provides additional guidance for parents to follow.

Use of face coverings during practice:

  • All athletes should arrive with a face covering/ mask. While masks are not required for all activities at practice, there may be situations where athletes will be asked to wear masks or protective covering.

    • Ex. Certain situations where athletes are less than six feet apart. 

  • Coaches will be wearing masks at times throughout practices, particularly when proper social distancing is not possible.

    • Ex. Explaining drills from a short distance. 

    • When practical, coaches will speak to athletes from a distance of six feet.

Please review the guidance (below) related to face coverings. Certainly, athletes have the choice to wear protective covering beyond what is recommended (especially) if they can tolerate the covering and can avoid excessive touching of their face.  

From the NYS Department of Health:

  • Responsible Parties must ensure a distance of at least six feet is maintained among individuals at all times, whether indoor or outdoor, unless safety or the core activity (e.g. practicing, playing) requires a shorter distance. If a shorter distance is required, individuals must wear acceptable face coverings, unless players are unable to tolerate a face covering for the physical activity (e.g. practicing, playing); provided, however, that coaches, trainers, and other individuals who are not directly engaged in physical activity are required to wear a face covering. 

From the CDC:

  • Teach and reinforce the use of cloth face coverings.... Face coverings may be challenging for players (especially younger players) to wear while playing sports. Face coverings should be worn by coaches, youth sports staff, officials, parents, and spectators as much as possible.

  • Wearing cloth face coverings is most important when physical distancing is difficult.

  • People wearing face coverings should be reminded to not touch the face covering and to wash their hands frequently. Information should be provided to all participants on the proper use, removal, and washing of cloth face coverings.

Structures in place for safer distancing for the 2020 Season:

  • Smaller teams of approximately 10 to 12 girl And a smaller coaching staff (2-3)

    • Maintaining a more solitary position. Less cross choreography. 

    • Absolutely no stunting and no tumbling 

    • We will be primarily focusing on sideline cheers that require more technique and less movement.

    • No pom-poms or shared equipment.

Additional Health Protocols:

If any athlete, player or coach becomes aware that someone has participated in activities while unwell (knowingly or unknowingly) and it results in a known COVID-19 exposure/illness/positive, please notify a  program Board member as soon as possible. Our board will contact the Monroe County Department of Health to collaborate on subsequent steps. Names will not be released but information will be shared to the extent allowed in coordination with the Monroe County Department of Health. 

*While we recognize the positive value that participation in sports on our children's physical, social and emotional well being, the safety of our athletes, coaches and families will always be the #1 priority. Keep in mind that our safety guidelines are set forth by the NYS Department of Health and other governing bodies. Guidance for flag football and youth sports in our region are subject to changes.  

If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact Michaela at [email protected]


Fairport Raiders Youth Football & Cheerleading

PO Box 721 
Fairport, New York 14450

Email: [email protected]

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