The Junior Wildkit Cheerleading program was founded in 2010 and is open to athletes who will enter 1st -8th grade in the upcoming school year. Along with Junior Wildkit Football, JWC is designed to teach the fundamentals of cheerleading while developing each athlete’s self-esteem, community pride, and concept of teamwork. These skills are essential to building successful athletes, students, and citizens.
JWC works closely with the ETHS cheerleading program to structure our practices to simulate the high school environment. Cheerleaders are expected to commit at least 5 hours per week and are also expected to maintain good academic standing.
JWC current has two cheer Levels:
Orange Squad: 1st-4th graders
Blue Squad: 5th -8th graders
Practices will begin Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 in preparation for Evanston’s 4th of July Parade.
Summer Practices are held at ETHS on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30pm-7:30pm.
In Season Practices Practices are held at St. Mark's Church in Evanston (1509 Ridge Ave) Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30pm-7:30pm.
Jr. Wildkit Football games are held in September and October on Sunday afternoons. Games typically last about two hours.
Home games are held at the ETHS football stadium (Lazier Field). Cheerleaders attend all home game and some away games.