Cheer Information

Updated Monday August 21, 2017 by John Joyce.

American Youth Cheer, governed on safety, sportsmanship and full participation offers membership to all cheer, dance and step teams associated with an American Youth Football team.


I. The Cheer Divisions are as follows:


Division 8 - Participants are 5 years old, but have not yet turned 9 years old by July 31, 2017

Division 10- Participants are 7 years old, but have not yet turned 11 years old by July 31, 2017.

Division 12- Participants are 9 years old, but have not yet turned 13 years old by July 31, 2017.    

Division 14-- Participants are 11 years old, but have not yet turned 15 years old by July 31, 2017.

Competition Team - There are no tryouts but space is limited. Please contact Yanira Teitelbaum if you are interested. The team will be made up of either D10 or D12 or a combination of both.  Participants register as normal and can cheer for both games and competition.  One registration fee covers both.  They also have the option to only be on the competition team.  


Yanira Teitelbaum - - 914-309-1775


Rumson-Fair Haven Youth cheer reserves the right to move cheerleaders to a different team based on numbers and coach availability.


II. Coaches


D8 - Patty MacKinney -

D12 - Kristi Stephan -

Competition - Yanira Teitelbaum -


Assistant coaches and high school cheer demos needed. 



  • Upon registration, LOG ON THEN, download and complete the following forms. They are due to your head coach by July 1st in the following order.  Please contact your head coach to arrange delivery. 


Log on, then next to your child's name click "Print Forms", then click Player AYF Package.  Turn in:

  1. Participant Tracker ID with photo attached
  2. Emergency Consent 
  3. Medical Release (signed by a doctor anytime in 2017)
  4. Birth Certificate
  5. Report Card
  6. Image Release
  7. Waiver & Release of Liability

IV. Practice - Required attire is black shorts/leggings and a purple t-shirt


      A. Regular Cheer Team 

  • August - Starting August 3rd...Then every Tuesday & Thursday, 5:30pm - 7pm, at Piping Rock Park in Rumson. 
  • September - Every Thursday 5:30pm - 6:30pm
  • October - Practice ends

       B. Compeitition Team (The following dates are tentative until location is confirmed)

  • August 29thAugust 31st - 5:30pm - 7pm
  • September - Every Wednesday - 5:30pm - 7pm
  • October - Every Wednesday 5:30pm - 7pm, plus October 16th & 19th 
  • October 21 - Jersey Shore Championship 
  • November - Every Wednesday 5:30pm - 7pm plus November 13th, 16th, & 17th
  • November 18th - Big East Championship
  • If we don't qualify for Nationals, cheer ends.  If we do, then practice will meet again as follows: November 20th, 27th, 29th, 30th and December 4th & 5th
  • December 7th -10th - National Cheer Championship in Kissimmee, FL 

Camp Participant Waiver.pdf