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ARRIVAL & PICKUP: Each session starts promptly at 6:00pm! Please arrive at 5:45 to allow time for check-in, sanitizing and signing the waiver. We want all participants in their groups and ready to start at 6:00! Sessions go until 7:30 or 8:00 depending on age group. Sessions will not end prior to those times. Please plan on your child being ready to leave 5-10 minutes after session end time.

BUG SPRAY: Please apply bug spray to your child before check-in. Coaches and volunteers will not be permitted to apply bug spray. 

WATER: Please ensure your child has a clearly labeled water bottle and a bag. Water bottles will be kept in each child's bag and the bags will be kept with the group chaperone.

ATTIRE: Please wear athletic clothes that allow for stretching. Please have hair secured in the ponytail and off the face.

TOWELS: Please send your child with a beach towel, the bigger the better! We will use these for exercises and stretches on the ground so that the girls don't need to sit in the wet grass. 

MASKS: We are following Illinois Phase 3 guidelines that state masks are required when 6 feet of separation cannot be maintained. We are organizing the groups so that there will be 6 feet of separation. However, please ensure your child brings a mask. And most importantly, if you want your child to wear a mask the entire time, please do! Everyone needs to do what makes them comfortable!

RAIN PLAN: If it is raining and we cannot practice outside, we will postpone until Thursday. If we need to cancel due to weather we will email all registered participants as early as possible.


Summer Skills Sessions

In preparation for the Fall Cheer Season, Flames is running a series of Summer Skills Sessions for K-8 each Wednesday evening from June 24th to July 29th. There is no cost for these skills sessions but sign up is required to ensure we have the right number of adults to children. We are following Illinois Phase 3 guidelines for Youth Sports (see below) and each participant will need to have a waiver signed by their parent/guardian. We are so looking forward to getting the cheerleaders back together. This is a great way to try cheer AND to try coaching before the full season begins. Please sign up at the links below for which days your cheerleader will be attending, and if you are interested in participating as a coach or chaperone, please sign up using the second form. Thanks and we'll see you there!

Grades & Time
K-2  6-7:30pm
3-5   6-7:30pm
6-8   6-8pm

Summer Skills Sessions - Cheerleader Sign Up

Summer Skills Sessions - Coach & Chaperone Sign Up

Phase 3 Youth Sports Guidelines

Flames Cheer Fall 2020

Register For Flames Fall Cheer Now!

The season is almost here and we want to make sure we have enough uniforms, practice attire and coaches for everyone who wants to participate. Please register now so that we have an accurate count and can prepare!

IRCA, our competitive cheer association, has announced their competitions are officially a go! There are many adjustments they’ve made in order to keep the athletes safe. Those can all be found on the Competitions page of this website. We are finalizing details around exact days, times and locations, but here is an overview of how our Competition Cheer season will look:

  • REGULAR SEASON PRACTICE: (2x per week for competition cheer) will begin the 2nd week of August.
  • OPTIONAL DAY CAMP: We are hosting a Flames Cheer day camp run by UCA instructors! Session 1 is for grades K-4 and will be August 6th & 7th. Session 2 is for grades 5-8 and will be August 10th through 12th. These day camps are optional and not part of the standard season registration fee.
  • COMPETITIONS: All competitions this year are at the Schaumburg Convention Center. Flames will participate in the first 3 competitions listed below. Teams that qualify will also participate in the State Championship. Please note that the $145 registration fee for State is NOT included in the regular season registration fee. If your child's team qualifies for State you will need to pay the $145 State registration fee.
    • October 17: Cheer Pink
    • November 1: Cheeribean
    • November 7: HIIT the Score
    • December 4-6: State Championship

Inferno Super-Rec Tryouts
Inferno is our 6th-8th Super-Rec Competition team. Evaluations for this team will be held during the Summer Skills Sessions and a final tryout will be held on July 15th and July 22nd. All athletes who make the team will continue with the skills sessions as listed above and then regular season practice beginning the 2nd week of August. Sign up for tryouts here!

Tumbling More Important Than Ever!
Due to Illinois restrictions on youth sports (no stunting), tumbling is now more important than ever. We are working with local gyms to put together cheer tumbling classes.

TCYFL, the football organization that Flames belongs to, has not announced their official season plans yet, but Game Cheer registration is open! Athletes registered for Game Cheer are invited to attend all the skills & conditioning sessions and day camps listed above in Competition Cheer. It's a great way to get back into cheer, build new skills and connect with their teammates.


We are looking for parents who want to get involved with coaching and leading practices. There are many ways to be involved: head coach, assistant coach, spotter, specialty coach, leading warmups and conditioning, etc. You do not need to be a cheer expert to be a coach. Please reach out to Nicole Schultes or Gretchen Donaldson to learn how you can be involved!



We're so excited our Flames Cheer program has grown by leaps and bounds. We love seeing so many athletes in the program. But more cheerleaders means more coaches, assistant coaches, and junior coaches! If you're interested in being involved with coaching, don't worry, training will be provided! Please reach out and let us know what interests you. Contact Gretchen Donaldson at

Cheerleading Links

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