Welcome to SVYFL Cheer, home of the Hawks! We are a competitive Pop Warner Tackle Football League in the East Coast Conference. Our Cheerleading program performs at tackle football games, and competes at the local and regional level, with the possibility of competing at Nationals in Disney.
SVYFL has formed an excellent bond with the Viera High School Cheer organization, and has acted as a feeder league for VHS Cheer for a number of years. With the offering of a Mini Hawk cheer camp in the summer, our youngest cheerleaders have had the opportunity to stay on top of the latest football cheers. Many of the high school Varsity and Jr. Varsity cheerleaders assist our head cheer coaches, and bring an up to date edge to our program.
Interested in youth cheerleading and want to join our program?
We have six different age levels to offer our talented athletes:
Tiny Mites: league age 5/6/7
Mighty Mite: league age 7/8/9
Junior Pee Wee: league age 8/9/10/11
Pee Wee: league age 9/10/11/12
Junior Varsity: league age 10/11/12/13
Varsity/Unlimited: league age 12/13/14/15/16
All cheerleading coaches and team moms are subject to a thorough background check. All cheerleading coaches must participate in a valid Pop Warner endorsed, Spirit Coaches’ education program/ YCADA. Through this, the coaches and assistant coaches of cheer learn tumbling and stunting techniques that can be applied at every team level. Cheer Coaches are also educated thoroughly regarding concussions and heat stroke and how to best prevent them. All of our Certified cheerleading coaches make safety a priority and encourage the athletes to follow certain precautions in order to limit and prevent harm or injury that can occur in any athletic activity.
In Pop Warner, cheer is definitely a competitive sport. We, as Hawks, are a competitive youth league, and we strive to be the best in Brevard County. Our Cheer coaches are dedicated to their athletes, and teach the importance of team, cheer techniques, and all the life skills that the sport has to offer. Summer practices focus on conditioning and skills assessments. The tackle football games that follow, typically take place from August through November. Approximately half of the games will be played at Home in the Hawk’s Nest at Viera Regional Park. Cheer competitions run from the end of October through December 31st, depending on team advancement. With all of this work both on and off the field of competition, it is common for there to be a sense of “family” not only between team members, but also amongst the parents, siblings, grandparents, and fans.
Taralynn Stewart serves on the SVYFL Board of Directors and is the Director of Cheer. Taralynn also volunteers as a head cheerleading coach. She was honored with the award of being named “Cheerleading Coach of the Year” by the East Coast Conference for her efforts during 2019.
One League, One Team, We are the Hawks!