What are SPIRIT GAME TEAMS?  Spirit Game Teams are cheerleading and kickline teams that support the GC Thunder Football program at select home games during the fall football season. Game Teams are open to youth in 2nd - 8th grades as of 9/20 who are interested in being part of team that will increase their commitment to cheerleading or kickline, raise community spirit and build confidence, athleticism and lasting friendships.  

  • You must complete a GC Spirit Cheer or Kickline clinic prior to joining a team
  • Please email debbie@gcspirit.com with any questions

Game Team Season 2020 
Cheerleading for 2nd - 8th Grades as of 9/20
Kickline for 5th - 8th Grades as of 9/20

***NEW FOR 2020 Season Introducing***
Little Kick & Pom 2nd - 4th grades as of 9/20

DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS April 30th (no exceptions)

  • SUMMER PRACTICES at St. Pauls Garden Fields starting July/August (team schedules TBD)

  • FALL PRACTICES are inside St. Pauls Gym and it starts mid-September on the follow days and times.

      • Cheer 2nd - 4th Grades: team practice Mondays 3:30 - 4:30 (mandatory)
      • Cheer 5th - 8th Grades: 
        • Cheer 5th Grade practice Thursdays from 3:30-4:30 (mandatory)
        • Cheer Middle School Practice:
          • Thursdays 3:30-4:30 technique and conditioning (optional individual training).  
          • Sunday Team Practice on select Sundays (mandatory) 
          • Middle school 7th/8th grade students can participate in a school sport in the fall and still be part of the Spirit cheer team
      • Little Kick & Pom:  Team Practice Mondays 3:30-4:30 (mandatory)
      • Kickline Junior 5th & 6th Grade: Team practice Thursdays 3:30-4:45 (mandatory)
      • Kickline Senior 7th & 8th Grade:
        • Thursdays 3:30-4:45 technique and conditioning (optional individual training)
        • Sunday Team Practice on select Sundays  (mandatory) 
        • Middle school students 7th/8th grade can participate in school sport in the fall and still be part of a Spirit kickline team

    • All weekday practices are at St. Pauls Gym
    • Sunday practices for senior teams are either at Stewart Field, St. Pauls, GCHS or Community Park and the times will be determined after the football scheduled is determined

  • Fall Football Game Information:
    • PLEASE schedule all other activities around game team practice and Sunday games. 
    • Games are on Sundays starting in mid September between 8:00-3:30 start time
    • Game Teams support Thunder at home games only
    • The football game schedule becomes available only a few days before the season starts. Once we receive the schedule from the football league, the master game team schedule is made.   
    • GC Spirit game team schedule is at the discretion of the directors.  As a result game times vary and GC Spirit game teams do not always support similar grade football team.  We do our best to keep teams with grades but it is not always possible
  • GC Homecoming Parade:
    • All game team members are invited to march with GC Spirit in the GC Homecoming in the fall
Discounts offered during Game Team Season:
  1. Family discount offered please contact debbie@gcspirit.com for details
  2. Team Parent Volunteers ~ each team requires two team parent volunteers during the season. Once registration is complete we will email each team for volunteers.   Responsibilities include:
    1. One team parent must be present at Sunday football games for their team
    2. Act as liaison between parents and coaches/directors 
    3. Take photos at games and submit a minimum of one ad to the GC News during the season
    4. Help to develop team bonding and spirit.  In the past team parents have hosted a pizza party at their home, organized a day of fun like minature golf, met at a park for oustide fun and games
    5. Help distribute team uniforms and apparel as needed
Additional Game Team Information:
  • Game team rosters are limited and the the deadline to register is April 30th.  No exceptions.  
  • Team registration fee includes:  summer practices, weekly fall practices from September - November, support four or five football games during the season, minimum of 2 dedicated coaches, custom team choreography, custom cheer/kick music plus participation in the GC Homecoming Parade and a custom hair bow.  
  • Uniforms, shoes, poms are NOT included in the team registration fee.  Custom apparel will also be made available for optional purchase during the season.  A uniform fitting will take place in late May/early June.
  • Returning cheer members please note that some cheer uniform items have been discontinued and new uniforms may be required.  Kickline uniforms are under currently review.
  • We welcome participants of all levels from beginners to experienced cheerleaders, dancers and gymnasts.  Game Teams are divided by grade and by experience level as decided by GC Spirit Directors.  This policy is to ensure the safety of all of the girls.  
  • All members must have attended one Spirit Cheer or Kickline Clinic or participated on a game team in the past prior to the start of summer practice.