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Thunder Youth Sideline Cheer

Welcome to Thunder Youth Sideline Cheer!

In our program ALL athletes are welcome. There are no try-outs, you do not need cheerleading skills. Our cheerleaders will learn over 40 cheers to hype up the crowd and cheer on our Thunder Youth Football players. They will gain skills in conditioning, strength training, and coordination to perform safe stunting.

Sideline cheerleaders also participate in a choreographed, half time performance at home games to keep that team spirit high. Most importantly we instill teamwork, confidence, positivity, and leadership skills.

Many of our cheerleaders go on to Jr. Coach when they reach high school.We look forward to working with each athlete and their families.

We are taking on ages from Kindergarten to 8th grade. Our football teams go from 2nd to 6th grade. Any 7th and 8th graders will be cheering for 6th graders. K-2/3 will likely cheer for the 2nd and 3rd grade team. 

Cost is $180 for the season. This includes a custom jacket, socks and bows that are yours to keep! New this year, Uniforms will be kept and maintained by the Thunder Youth Sideline Cheer program. The program fee includes the June 20th Sideline Cheer skills Camp fee. 

The only fundraising that is required is the $50 raffle ticket program. The fee will be added to your registration costs. You will receive 50 raffle tickets to sell, the proceeds are yours to keep. All ticket stubs will be turned in for prize drawings at our homecoming game at North High School. 

We require a $100 volunteer check at uniform fitting. The check will be returned to you once 2 volunteer opportunities have been fulfilled. 

We do have a registration fee offset fundraiser available for those interested. This is NOT MANDATORY. Sell 4 cases of meat sticks to offset your ENTIRE cost of Sideline Cheer. Additional details are TBD.

Thunder Youth Sideline Cheer 2020

Registration closes on 06/30/2020 at 09:30 AM
Season Dates: 07/27/2020 to 11/30/2020
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Thunder Youth Football 2020

Flyweight – 7 and 8 years old – max weight 107-110 petitioned
Lightweight – 9 years old – max weight 132-135 petitioned 
Middleweight – 10 years old – max weight 142-145 petitioned 
Heavyweight – 11 and 12 years old (6th grade and under) – max weight 172-175 petitioned 

Heavyweight roster will be capped at 30. A waiting list will be implemented when the 30 slots are filled. 

The registration fees for the 2020 season is $180 + a $50 raffle ticket purchase (one $50 raffle fee per family). The required $50 deposit covers your raffle ticket purchase and holds your spot. The proceeds from the raffle tickets are yours to keep. Prizes are TBD.

$1 is the minimum amount the system allows us to charge. This will go towards your registration fees. After December 4th, there will be a site mandated $3 convenience fee tacked on for each transaction made. We do still accept checks. 

A $100 volunteer check (check which will not be cashed) will be collected at the equipment fitting. The $100 check will be returned after volunteering for 2 events.

A $50 late fee will be applied after July 30, 2019. This offsets the expediting costs. 

**Registration off-set opportunity - NOT MANDATORY** 

Offset registration costs for 2020!

To Get Started:
•Register your athlete online at with $50 deposit.
•Contact Jon Erickson to get started: 847-878-1100 or [email protected]
•Bring a check for $144 (to be held) to secure your first case to sell.
•Sell the case, return the cash to TYF, and pick up a new case to sell.
•Thunder will credit your account $45 for each case sold. - Sell 4 cases and cover all your registration costs.

Meat Stick registration offset fundraiser is available starting May 1, 2020. Final sales for meat sticks ends the FIRST day of practice, July 27, 2020.

Flyweight 2020 (7-8 year olds)

Registration closes on 08/05/2020 at 09:00 PM
Season Dates: 07/27/2020 to 10/26/2020
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Lightweight 2020 (9 Year olds)

Registration closes on 08/05/2020 at 09:00 PM
Season Dates: 07/27/2020 to 10/26/2020
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Middleweight 2020 (10 Year olds)

Registration closes on 08/05/2020 at 09:00 PM
Season Dates: 07/27/2020 to 10/26/2020
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Heavyweight 2020 (11 & 12 Year olds)

Registration closes on 08/05/2020 at 09:00 PM
Season Dates: 07/27/2020 to 10/26/2020
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TYF Skills Camp

TYF Summer Skills Camp 2020

Join us for our Thunder Youth Football Summer Camp. 3 days of skills, drills and football technique.

Great opportunity to tryout football before diving in. Camp will be run by current Thunder Youth Football coaches. Great opportunity for all campers to get a taste of practice. 

Each athlete will receive a camp shirt. Cost is $30. 

Open to youth entering 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade. 

Camp will run July 14, 15, & 16 from 6pm - 7:30pm. Campers are asked to bring a water bottle and dress in cleats (not required), shorts, and a t-shirt. Camp shirts will be passed out the last day of camp.  (Dates are subject to change)

TYF - 2020 Summer Skills Camp

Registration closes on 07/16/2020 at 10:00 PM
Season Dates: 07/14/2020 to 07/16/2020

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Sideline Skills Camp (Non-Sideline Season Only)

This is a camp put on by the Sideline Staff for Thunder Youth Sideline Cheer. 3 hour intense day of cheer, and skills refining. Great opportunity to test the sideline waters! This registration is only for those NOT signed up for Sideline cheer season. 

Tentatively scheduled for Saturday June 20 from 9 - Noon at Fridh Park in Belvidere. 

Participants receive a t-shirt, and will march in the Heritage Days Parade with Thunder Youth Sideline Cheer.

Sideline Skills Camp (Non-season Sideline only)

Registration closes on 06/20/2020 at 09:30 AM
Season Dates: 06/20/2020 to 06/20/2020

Contact Us

Thunder Youth Football & Sideline Cheer

PO Box 1163 
Belvidere, Illinois 61008

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 815-670-8106
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