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Lake Zurich's Only Youth Cheerleading Program

The Lake Zurich Flames offers 2 Fall Cheerleading programs.

Game Cheer is ideal for athletes who want the fun and excitement of cheering for football games while learning sideline and halftime cheers, and the fundamentals of stunting and tumbling. Cheerleaders also march in the Alpine Fest Parade with the Lake Zurich Flames. We offer Game Only cheer for Kindergarten through 5th grade.



Competition Cheer is an intensive competition-focused program that focuses on progressive skill development in line with competitive standards and the expectations of the Lake Zurich High School Cheer program. These teams work with professional choreographers to develop their routines. These teams compete at 3-4 competitions during the season with the goal of qualifying for the IRCA State Finals. Competition Cheer teams cheer at football games roughly every other weekend during the season and participate in the Alpine Fest Parade with the Lake Zurich Flames. 

Cheerleading Links

The links below are for programs that support the Lake Zurich Flames Cheer Program.  We thank them for their continued support.

2018 Summer Cheer Camp

All 5th-8th Grade Girls Welcome! Flames Cheer coaches will be attending with the girls. Download the flier for complete details!

Lake Zurich Flames Cheerleading Program

Gretchen Donaldson

Cheer Director