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Welcome to the Herndon Optimist Youth Cheerleading Registration System! Please read each program's description before selecting a program and beginning the registration process. 

If you have additional questions after reading a program's description, or need assistance completing the registration form, please use the "Contact Us" option in the menu on the left side. We will get back to you as soon as we can.

 

HOYC 2022-2023 Adult Volunteer

HOYC is run soley by volunteers.  We strongly encourage at least one adult family member volunteer their time to assist with running the league or their child's squad. The league’s success is directly related to adult involvement.   We have many positions available where you can help - some require a larger commitment than others, but we will gladly take any time you can give to help make this league better.

HOYC Head Coach/Assistant Coach Positions:

  • Head Coaches must be at least 18 years old as of October 1, 2022. Please make sure to provide your birth date when completing your member profile information. If you leave birth date blank, the system will prevent you from completing the volunteer registration because it will think you are too young to meet the age requirement.
  • No cheerleading experience required for coaches. At the first few practices, the coaches will work together as a team to teach the kids the cheers. This provides consistency but also provides an opportunity for the new coaches to learn the cheers.
  • Each Head Coach that has a child participating in the program receives ONE FREE child registration!

Other HOYC Volunteer Positions:

  • Team Manager
  • Apparel Coordinator (e.g., Uniforms, Spiritwear)
  • Publicity/Social Media Coordinator
  • Fundraising Coordinator
  • Special Events Coordinator (e.g., Pep Rally, End-of-Season Party) 

There are no fees to register as a HOYC volunteer. All HOYC volunteers are expected to:

  • Provide additional personal information and complete a background check before participating in HOYC events involving youth (link will be sent to you after you register)
  • Complete a youth abuse prevention online training and exam before participating in HOYC events involving youth (link will be sent to you after you register)
  • Complete the Volunteer Building Director (VBD) online training and exam by the deadline given (see link provided under "Links")
  • Enforce the HOYC Code of Conduct with your squad members, parents, and spectators (see documents provided under "Forms and Documents")
  • Complete administrative tasks by the deadlines given by the league
  • Attend required coaches meetings and training/clinics
  • Assist with league special events (e.g., uniform issue and collection)
  • Implement and enforce Fairfax County/HOYC health and safety protocols

Opened: 06/12/2022
Closes: 03/16/2023

Open to:
born between: 10/02/1946 and 10/01/2004

HOYC 2022-2023 Youth Volunteer

HOYC is run soley by volunteers.  We welcome high schoolers volunteering their time to assist with training our elementary-middle school cheerleaders. 

HOYC Youth Assistant Coach Positions:

  • Youth Assistant Coaches must be at least 14 years old as of October 1, 2022. Please make sure to provide your birth date when completing your member profile information. If you leave birth date blank, the system will prevent you from completing the volunteer registration because it will think you are too young to meet the age requirement. 

There are no fees to register as a HOYC volunteer. All HOYC volunteers are expected to:

  • Enforce the HOYC Code of Conduct with your squad members, parents, and spectators (see documents provided under "Forms and Documents")
  • Complete administrative tasks by the deadlines given by the league
  • Attend required coaches meetings and training/clinics
  • Assist with league special events (e.g., uniform issue and collection)
  • Implement and enforce Fairfax County/HOYC health and safety protocols

Opened: 06/12/2022
Closes: 03/16/2023

Open to:
born between: 10/02/2003 and 10/01/2008

In Grades: 9 to 12 for 2022-23 School year