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2021 Marsh Creek Fall Cheerleading

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Marsh Creek Eagles Fall Cheer
The Marsh Creek Eagles are proud members of the Pop Warner Little Scholars and Bux-Mont organizations. Pop Warner is a nonprofit organization that provides youth football and cheer & dance programs for participants in 42 states and several countries around the world. Pop Warner Spirit teams have participated for several decades on the football sidelines (Pep Squads, Majorettes, etc.); however, cheerleading as we know it was officially introduced in the 1970’s. Today, thousands of youth participate in Pop Warner Cheerleading and Dance teams around the United States. The Cheer and Dance Program offers teams a wide range of opportunity for young athletes at all skill levels: Novice, Intermediate and Advanced. 

The Marsh Creek Eagles cheerleading offers a great experience for kids who want to cheer for a team and also participate in exhibitions or competitions. Our focus is on fun and physical fitness as we develop skills that will allow many to continue cheering for years to come. March Creek Cheer members will learn not only cheers, dance, tumbling and routines but also gain friendships and learn camaraderie with their teammates.  Our younger ages have the chance to learn cheer at a non competitive level while our older girls have the chance to not only learn cheer but compete with the chance of moving on to Regional and Nationals Competitions. Marsh Creek Cheer will begin the season cheering for our respective football teams. Most games are held on Saturday's (some Sundays) and we do occasionally travel locally. 

Our MCE family aims to create a positive environment where girls can be themselves and have fun while learning teamwork, self-discipline, sportsmanship and perseverance, all while learning and perfecting their cheer skills.

During the traditional season, our cheerleaders will cheer on the sideline for football games (usually 8-10 games) and also learn a routine to perform at the BuxMont league Fun Day and competition (October). For competitive teams, if they place in the top 2 for their category and division at BuxMont, they will have the opportunity to advance to Pop Warner Eastern Regionals (November) and possibly Pop Warner Nationals (December in Orlando).

Cheer team categories are based on the Pop Warner age guidelines and the cheerleader's age as of July 31st. The breakdown of possible cheer teams are as follows:

Non-Competitive Teams
Cubs - Ages 5 & 6
Tiny Mites - Ages 6 & 7

Competitive Teams 
Mighty Mites - Ages 7-9
Jr. Pee Wee - Ages 8-11
Pee Wee - Ages 9-12
Junior Varsity - Ages 10-13
Varsity - Ages 14-16

Challenger Cheer 
Children ages 5-18 years old
*additional info below

Team Placements:
All cheerleaders will be placed on teams in August based on age and the number of athletes registered in the program.

Practice Schedule:
All teams are required to participate in 20 hours of conditioning prior to the start of the traditional practice season. Conditioning is typically the first two full weeks in August, Monday-Thursday in the evenings. Following conditioning all non-competitive cheer teams will practice two nights per week. Competitive teams may practice a third day weekly. August practices are held at Fellowship Fields. Beginning in September cheer teams will move to indoor practice space upon availability.

What's Included in the Registration Fee?
In an effort to simplify the registration process and lower the overall cost our families incur during the season: we have rolled elements of the seasonal fees into one flat cost. The Marsh Creek Eagles are a 100% volunteer organization, no one involved is being paid for their time. Registration fees go to cover the costs of field/practice facility rentals, lights, insurance, national dues, league fees, music licenses for routines, Competition fees, equipment replacement and repair.  

All athletes will receive a MCE uniform to use for the season. The uniform shell and skirt need to be returned (in good condition) at the end of the season. The bloomers, sleeves, sneakers and bow(s) are yours to keep.

In addition, registration fees cover:
  • MCE insurance coverage
  • Field fees
  • Practice location fees*
  • Raffle Tickets - Each athlete will receive $150 worth of Spirit Day raffle tickets that they can sell to offset their registration fee. 

*If a team advances to Nationals, additional fees will be collected to cover practice space costs after Regionals.

Family Discount: All registrations for the season, after your first two children (Cheer or Football) will receive a discount on the regular cost.

Payment Plan: You may choose to pay your registrations cost on a three month payment plan (April, May, & June), site fees will apply.

Financial Assistance:
It is our policy to never allow registration fees to prohibit participation in cheer. If you have a financial hardship and would like to apply for scholarship, please contact Kelly Baxter at [email protected]

Refund Policy:  If notification has been received prior to the first practice - 100% Refund, during the first calendar week of practice - 75% Refund, during the second calendar week of practice - 50% Refund, and during the third calendar week of practice – No Refund
Spirit wear:
While not required, many of our cheerleaders enjoy the opportunity to purchase MCE Cheer warm-up jackets, backpack, and other spirit wear available throughout the season.  

Since cheerleading is a team sport, the team only succeeds when everyone is in attendance. Therefore, 100% attendance is expected at practices and games unless there is an approved absence (illness/pre-planned family event). Appropriate behavior, respect, and sportsmanship is expected at all times.

Traditional and Winter Seasons:
Marsh Creek Cheer participates in both the traditional Pop Warner football season from August-December, and starting in 2020 we are excited to also offer extended cheer through the winter from January-May. During extended cheer athletes will have the opportunity to further develop their cheer skills in a safe and fun environment and will participate in 2-4 competitions throughout the season.

Have a question? We can help! Send an email to our Cheer Director, Kelly Baxter, at [email protected]

MCE Challenger Performance Cheer 
The MCE Challenger Performance Cheer program is new as of the 2020 fall season and will be led by an experienced Marsh Creek cheer coach who also has a daughter with special needs.  Challenger Performance Cheer, for children ages 5-18 years old, will offer those with special needs an opportunity to participate in both sideline cheer and to learn an exhibition cheer/dance routine with the option to perform at the BuxMont Pop Warner Fun Day in October. These athletes, with help from “buddies,” will learn all aspects of cheer and also have the opportunity, if desired, to cheer with the Marsh Creek cheerleading teams on the sidelines for select tackle football games on Saturdays.  No prior cheer experience is necessary, and participation from all levels of physical ability is welcome and encouraged!  

The MCE Challenger Performance Cheer program registration fee is $55 and registration will be available online on the Marsh Creek Eagles home page. Practices will be held 1-2 days a week August through October.  This is not a competitive team, and your level of commitment is up to you and your athlete. This program will aim to teach lessons of value that extend far beyond basic game play or spirit activities. Challenger Performance Cheer participants will learn the basics of athletic body movement, awareness and strength, as well as teamwork, concentration, friendship, leadership, sportsmanship, confidence, and to just have fun and enjoy the moment…skills to carry with them for life.

What's Included in the Registration Fee?
  • A MCE loaned uniform provided to each participant
  • Bloomers and bow(s) to keep
  • MCE insurance coverage
  • Practice space
  • Pop Warner National Registration Fee ($10)
Athletes interested in this option should register on the Marsh Creek home page for the “MCE Challenger Performance Cheer” program. If you have questions or are interested in volunteering, please contact Kelly Baxter at [email protected]. Participants are welcome to register for both this option as well as the Marsh Creek Challenger Division – Football & Cheer.

For more information about the Pop Warner Challenger division, click here.

Jr. Pee Wee

Registration closes on 10/01/2021 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 03/01/2021 to 01/01/2022
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Jr. Varsity

Registration closes on 10/01/2021 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 08/01/2021 to 01/01/2022
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Registration closes on 10/01/2021 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 08/01/2021 to 01/01/2022
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Pee Wee

Registration closes on 10/01/2021 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 08/01/2021 to 01/01/2022
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PWFF Challenger

Registration closes on 10/01/2021 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 08/01/2021 to 01/01/2022
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Registration closes on 10/01/2021 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 08/01/2021 to 01/01/2022
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Varsity / Unlimited

Registration closes on 10/01/2021 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 08/01/2021 to 01/01/2022
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2021 Marsh Creek Flag Football

Marsh Creek Eagles - In-House Flag Football  

Marsh Creek Flag Football programs are designed to teach kids the very basic fundamentals of football in a fun and energetic environment. The 2020 Flag Football league will consist of three divisions – made up of Boys and Girls ages 5-6, 7-8, and 9-10.  All practices and games will be held on the turf at our Fellowship Fields complex in Chester Springs. Parents and family members are invited to watch the action from close range while their Flaggers play a fun-filled 45 minutes of flag football.

 Players will be required to attend the 2020 Flag Evaluation – Currently scheduled for August at Fellowship Fields.  The player evaluations will be done to help ensure the teams, and the season, are as competitive as possible.  We feel the more evenly matched the teams…the more fun for all players.    

Game play: 5 on 5 format.  Games will be made up of two 20 minute halves with a 5-10 minute halftime break.

Teams: 8-9 players max – All players will be guaranteed equal playing time Who: Any girl or boy 5 or 10 years old who wants to have fun, meet new friends, and be part of a great community sports organization – the Marsh Creek Eagles!

Where: All practices and games are located at Fellowship Fields on the turf field - No traveling to opposing team locations   

When: 5 and 6 year old's - Saturday mornings 7 to 10 year old's – Friday Nights

We are always in need of additional help on the sidelines.  The success of our program depends upon our volunteer coaches; please consider being a head or assistant coach volunteer.  

If interested in coaching please contact our Football Director:
[email protected] 

Attached is a link of all the required documents in case you miss any during registration.  

Marsh Creek Flag Football - 5-6 years old

Registration closes on 09/26/2021 at 06:45 PM
Season Dates: 08/12/2021 to 10/28/2021

Marsh Creek Flag Football - 7-8 years old

Registration closes on 09/26/2021 at 06:45 PM
Season Dates: 08/12/2021 to 10/28/2021

Marsh Creek Flag Football - 9-10 years old

Registration closes on 09/26/2021 at 06:45 PM
Season Dates: 08/12/2021 to 10/28/2021

2021 Marsh Creek Challenger Div. - Flag Football

2021 Marsh Creek
Challenger Flag Football

The Marsh Creek Eagles Challenger Division supports the inclusion of individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities of all ages within our community. Our mission is to enable these athletes to benefit from participating in a team sport, in a safe and structured environment. We promote inclusiveness and independence while celebrating accomplishments as individuals, as well as, in a team. Our goal is to help build and foster social relationships within our special needs community.

MCE Challenger Division
Ages: 7 and up
Where: On the Turf - Fellowship Fields
What: Flag Football
When: Wednesdays (Flag Game) and Sundays (Drills & Games)
5pm to 6:00-pm - Sept 8th until Oct 24th

Cost: FREE

Kristin Shillingford - [email protected] 484-319-8113
Jen Merroth - [email protected] 484-888-009

2020 Marsh Creek - Challenger Division

Registration closes on 10/01/2021 at 11:45 PM
Season Dates: 09/08/2021 to 10/24/2021

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