Cheerleading is offered to girls in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. All girls interested in being a cheer leader are able to be part of the squad. The squad is led by at least one adult director and mentored by high school student coaches. The squads perform 2-3 halftime routines in addition to sideline cheers during the Silver and Gold boys basketball games. The 6th, 7th and 8th grade squads cheer for 12-15 conference boys basketball games, for the girl and boy championship games (if played), “pack the gym” games and for Spirit Day held during Catholic Schools’ Week. The squads may also choose to participate in competitions and cheer showcases during the cheer season.

Our Lady of the Wayside follows the regulations of the ICCA (Illinois Cheerleading Coaches Association) for cheerleading safety while performing stunts.

It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s HOW LOUD YOU CHEER!



6th Grade – Schedule

7th Grade – Schedule

8th Grade – Schedule