Spirit Cheerleaders

Eligibility: Athlete’s age by 07/31/23 of current year.

  1. Mascots (3-4 year olds) Touchdown For Tots PAAL NFL 
  2. Touchdown For Tots - This program is tailored for beginners ages 4 and 5 (Pre-Kindergarten and/or Kindergarten) who are not ready for the recreational league.
  3.  8U – Player must be 8  years old or younger as of 7/31/23.
  4. 10U – Player must be 10 years old or younger as of 7/31/23.
  5. 12U – Player must be 12 years old or younger as of 7/31/23.
  6. 14U – Player must be 14 years old or younger as of 7/31/23.


Spirit athletes are recommended to cheer at their age appropriate football team’s game; however, each organization has the authority to organize as they see fit.

Regular season games may require travel between a major city or their surrounding town. During the playoffs teams may travel across the state.

Gate fees may vary depending on game site and requirements set by their venue policies/contracts. Games may be played on Sundays and Holidays.

Competing Cheer & Dance Squads
Cheerleaders are given the opportunity to showcase their special custom routine at PAAL’s annual state cheer competition. Every year our competition is held at an esteemed venue. It is one of the most unforgettable events your athlete will experience.

What is it like, you ask? IMAGINE…
Every athlete will experience the rush and nerves rising alongside their teammates, feeling and hearing their heartbeat as they eagerly await to perform, waiting for the noise to die down. There they stand like soldiers at attention, looking so sharp with their white crisp clean shoes, neatly embellished pressed uniform preparing to compete. Spectators gazing upon their special athlete, they notice how awesome and pristine they look with their hair slicked back pulled up into a high ponytail with dangling curls and a shimmering hair bow perfectly placed on top of their ponytail. Cheekbones, lightly touched with rose blush and smooth tinted lipstick across their lips, smiling back at the spectators, all the while they are saying to themselves, “please, please let us win this.” Family and friends going wild filling the space with loud chants for the team and proud mamas and papas screaming from the top of their lungs, “You can do it, baby!”

…IMAGINE that rush of excitement! Your athlete deserves that and much more.

What does it take to put a team together?


  • Optional to participate in competition.
  • All cheerleaders must be certified
  • PAAL/AYF/AC Affiliated

          Must cheer at games throughout fall season, when associated with a PAAL organization

  • Non Affiliated Cheer squads affiliated with another league, but would like to compete in PAAL’s competition.  
  • For more information email [email protected]
  • Cheerleaders: PAAL organizations are encouraged to incorporate a cheer program alongside their football program for the spring and fall season. PAAL’s cheer program's primary focus is to encourage our volunteers to teach cheer athletes the importance of communication, teamwork, motivation, responsibility, respect, and discipline. Communication comes from both vocal and body language which is very important not only by showing support for their football team with cheers and chants, but very critical for their own safety. Teamwork is especially important because it’s NOT a one person show; it takes a team of individuals to work collaboratively. We believe that cheer is a form of art and athleticism promoting physical endurance, building strength, exhibiting passion and excitement.