General Overview

Cheerleading focuses on fundamental cheerleading skills with an emphasis on teamwork, safety, and sportsmanship.

Cheerleaders are expected to work as a team and attend two to four practices per week depending on age and ability level. The squads cheer at home Rams football games on Saturdays and Sundays starting in mid-August through the first week of November. We expect to cheer at a minimum of six games and participate in local competitions. Practices start July 1 and continue through the end of November. Practices are held at various park district approved parks and facilities in September and October at the discretion of the coaches. The registration fee includes the cost of the uniform and shoes; participants keep their uniform at the end of the season. Uniform styles and designs change from season to season. New participants must provide a copy of their birth certificate at uniform fittings in April. The purchase of spirit wear is optional. Parental support of their child’s squad and coaches is necessary for the success of the program.

Please Note:

  • Special squad requests are not accepted for cheerleading.
  • Cheerleaders participating in the Wheaton Park District Youth Cheerleading program are not allowed to participate in travel and/or all-star cheer squads.
  • New participants must turn in a birth certificate copy when registering


For more information, please contact the Wheaton Park District Athletics Department at 630.690.4880.

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Contact Us

Athletic Department
Wheaton Park District
1777 S Blanchard St
Wheaton, IL 60189
Ph: 630-668-3371

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Become a Volunteer

Volunteers must complete the following:

Visit the CDC website for the free online course: HEADS UP Online Training Upon completion of the course and quiz, a certificate will be issued. Certificates should be printed and emailed to

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If you need an accommodation to complete the Volunteer Application, please call the Administrative Office at 630-665-4710.

Volunteer Application & Background Check Waiver (PDF)
In accordance with the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act [325 ILCS 5/4], volunteers are required to report or cause a report to be made to the Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline at 1-800-25-ABUSE (1-800-252-2873) whenever there is reasonable cause to believe that a child known to that volunteer in their professional or official capacity may be abused or neglected.

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