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2022 Coaching Application

Interested in Coaching for P.L.A.Y. Cheer? Fill out this form

Welcome to Prior Lake Athletics for Youth Cheerleading!

Thank you for your interest in P.L.A.Y. Cheer.  We currently have several program options: Sideline Cheer,  2:30 and Game Day Competitive Cheer,  and our Pre-Competition Program. 

Sideline Cheer 

Our Sideline Program includes our fun, inclusive, non-competitive cheer (in-house) program.  Participants cheer on grade level (or combined grade level) squads from pre-K through 8th grade.  Athletes are encouraged to develop and improve fundamental cheer skills, cheer on our P.L.A.Y. football teams,  share their Laker Pride and make new friends!  Registration takes place in May for the fall season. 

New in 2022, Sideline will include an additional expanded programming option for Middle School athletes which includes an opportunity to cheer additional games, sporting events, special events and possible option to compete in October. 

The 2:30 Competition Teams

These are our traditional competition cheer teams, performing a 2 minute and 30 second routine including a cheer, dance, tumbling, jumps, stunting and a pyramid.   Our 2:30 teams practice twice a week and compete at 5-6 local competitions in their respective divisions as well as at State where applicable.

The Game Day Team(s)

Our Game Day team(s) competes with a 3 minute routine in which athletes perform a band chant, situational sideline (offensive or defensive) cheer and the school fight song, all while leading the crowd and putting up stunts.  Game Day will practice 1-2x per week.  

The White Pre-Competition Team

This team will focus on learning the fundamentals of competition cheer, including arm motions, jumps, spiriting, facials and stunting basics. They will learn a 2 minute and 30-second traditional routine which they will perform at half time for some PLAY Football games, at the PLAY Sideline Show in October, and in an exhibition format at local competitions.  Our Pre-Comp team will practice 1-2x/week. This team will consist of athletes in grades 2nd and up.


Information for 2023 programming coming soon....

Check back here and follow us on Facebook for updates!  Reach out to with any questions.  Go Lakers!!