Football Cheerleading

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The program will cheer for St. Raphael Football starting the first week of September until the end of October. Girls may choose to cheer for their age appropriate school team or for a sibling/friend that plays St. Raphael football. Girls that cheer with an age appropriate school team will enjoy the advantage of cheering with their friends of a similar age. Girls that cheer for a St. Raphael sibling, support their brother and families spend more time together. Sisters can request to be on the same squad. Girls can also request to cheer for the newer travel football teams. Girls entering 1st through 8th grade may cheer for any of the travel teams.

When school begins, we will practice one night a week starting August 14th. Our main practice location will be at Players Indoor Sports Center, 1740 Quincy Avenue, Naperville on Tuesdays from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Since we are a completely volunteer organization, practice times and locations are determined by the coaches and assistants.  Therefore, your practice location, day, and time may vary depending on your squad assignment.  

The games are played on Saturdays anytime between 8:00 a.m and 4:00 p.m. and last approximately one hour.  Each team will have 1 or 2 night games, which are played during the week. The locations for the games will be Commissioner's Park, Four Seasons Park (Plainfield), Prairie Park, Nike Park, Knoch Park, Knoch Garden Plots Fields, Benet Academy, Naperville North, Naperville Central, Waubonsie Valley, or Neuqua Valley. The schedule is dependent on the number of football teams that are assembled and will be available in late August or early September. For football schedules, go to  

NPC requires that all cheerleaders, parents and coaches treat all participants with courtesy and respect, while stressing safety and sportsmanship.


Divisions for In-House St. Raphael Football 

Mighty Mite - 1st grade + 2nd grade
Bandit/Junior Pee Wee – 3rd grade + 4th grade
Pee Wee/Junior Midget – 5th grade + 6th grade

Traveling St. Raphael
High School Travel Team - 4th through 8th Graders from any school

Junior Varsity – 5th & 6th Graders from St. Raphael Parish
Varsity – 7th & 8th Graders from St. Raphael Parish