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-three practices per week. The squads cheer at home Rams football games on Saturdays 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 mid-July and continue through the end of November.

Registration for Grade K (non-competing): Cheerleaders receive poms, bow and cheer shirt for game days and performances. All events are held within Wheaton city limits.

Registration for Grades 1-8 (competing): Includes uniform, competition fees, practice space fees, competition bow, poms and shoes. Separate expenses include fundraising, individual squad fund fees and state registration fees.

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.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Opportunities to support the Rams Cheer program are still available. Want to learn more about partnership opportunities? Click here.

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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 [email protected].

Heads Up Concussion Training Flyer - Printer-friendly (PDF)
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.

Mandated Reporter Acknowledgement Form (PDF)

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