VIKINGS COMMUNITY CHEERLEADING
Bringing Cheer to Our Community Through Service!
Vikings Community Cheerleading, located in University Place, Washington, is a no-cut, non-profit, recreational cheerleading squad for ages 6-16. We were founded in 2009 on the belief that cheerleading can and should promote positive values, build self-esteem, and foster a sense of community. VCC is dedicated to supporting and promoting our local Junior Vikings Football teams, providing community service in and around University Place, and cheering competitively at a recreational level.
VCC took 3rd place at Junior Recreational State in the Junior Tumbling division in 2019!
COACHES AND BOARD MEMBERS
Motivators. Educators. Mentors.
COACH KAYLEE NESS
Hi, I am Kaylee Ness, I am 22 years old, and I am the Head Coach of Vikings Community Cheer. I graduated Pacific Lutheran University in 2021 with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and I am now a 3rd grade teacher in Franklin Pierce School District. I have been involved in cheer since I was in seventh grade where I started out on University Place Junior Vikings. I then moved on to cheer for the Curtis Junior High School 9th grade Varsity team, an Allstar Competitive team from ages 15 to 19 years old, and the Curtis High School Varsity cheer team my Junior and Senior years. I have experienced 5 seasons of sideline cheer, 5 seasons of school and recreational competitive cheer, and 4 years of Allstar Competitive Cheer. I have had the opportunities to be a member of teams that competed in High School Cheerleading State and Nationals both years I competed, and in Allstar Nationals and Summit twice. I wanted to stress that while I may be considered a young coach, I bring a lot of new and fresh ideas to VCC. I am certified in stunting and tumbling through WSCCA. I am responsible and dedicated and want nothing more than to see Vikings Community Cheer succeed. I am looking forward to bringing my love for cheer, and my years of knowledge and experience, into my fifth season coaching VCC to continue to help kids grow and be involved in their community.
COACH HALEY BARR
Hello, I am Haley Barr! I am 22 years old and the assistant coach of Vikings Community Cheer. I am very excited about my first year with VCC. I am a senior at Pacific Lutheran University currently earning my Bachelor's in Elementary Education. While obtaining this degree, I have developed my skills with the management of students, engaging with my kids, understanding, and being an advocate for each one of them. I will bring these skills into the environment as well. I haven't been in the cheer world for too long. I cheered for PLU my first two years as one of the flyers. I instantly fell in love with the sport, with all the energy and excitement I did when I was cheering myself. I am ready to bring my knowledge and dedication to VCC. I will not only bring my strengths from cheer but my few years of teaching to help direct and teach the girls the skills it takes to be an amazing cheerleader. Though I am young, I am dedicated and want nothing more than everyone apart of Vikings Community Cheer to advance. I am ecstatic to be a part of such a great program and ready to share my passion with everyone.
Read our bios to learn more!
Teagan: Hi! My name is Teagan Williams. I am 15 and going into 10th grade. I’ve done cheer for 7years on JVC and VCC, and 3 years of ballet and competitive dance. I’m very delighted to help out this season!
Haylee: Hello! My name is Haylee Hendrix and I am 14 years old! I cheered VCC for 7 years and this is my first year that I have cheered for Curtis! It is my first year being a junior coach and I am very excited to work with you guys! Outside of cheer I also do lacrosse which I have been doing for about 6 years! So excited for the upcoming season:)
Rory: Hi! My name is Aurora (Rory) Coltrain, I am 15 years old and I've been cheering for 8 years. I cheered 4 years with the Junior Viks, 5 years on an All Star team and I am starting my second year of High School Cheer with Curtis! This is my first year Junior Coaching and I cannot wait to work with everyone!
Jordyn: Hi! My name is Jordyn Smith, I am a Junior at Curtis High School. I started cheering with VCC in 4th though 6th grade. This will be my first year as a junior coach. I am so exited to start working with young girls and inspiring them to pursue cheer! Let’s bring on the season!!
Aurora (not pictured): Hello my name is Aurora Sieverson and I am a sophomore at CHS. I am on the Curtis cheer team and have been cheering since I was 3. I cheered for NV, Jr Viks, and VCC. I have done competition and rec cheer. I am also a competitive dancer and have been dancing since I was 2. I look forward to working with everyone this year!
The last thing I ever thought I'd be is a cheer mom! My daughter, Zaryah, fell in love on day one, watching her work so hard and seeing her confidence grow made me fall right along with her. VCC's commitment to inclusion, building up with positive encouragement and community service, is what makes it an organization I am proud to be a part of. 💙
Hello! My name is Tara and this is my second year as a board member. This is my daughter Kaylee's fifth year cheering, and her third with VCC. Although we love cheering on the Little Viks football players, we really look forward to the fun, high energy competition season! There is nothing like watching a group of girls grow and bond throughout the season as one big VCC family. I can't wait to see what this season brings! GO VIKS!
Hi, I am Michelle Goforth and this is my daughter’s second year cheering for VCC. Natalie fell in love with VCC at the first practice. Ever since then, I am loving seeing her confidence grow and the friendships that she is building along the way. I am honored to serve on the board this year to help support this organization! I cannot wait to see what this season brings for my daughter and her team. Go Viks!
SIDELINE SEASON INFORMATION
Live to Cheer
Each year as summer begins, Vikings Community Cheerleading begins preparation for our sideline season cheering on the Junior Vikings Football teams. Practices begin in July and we cheer at both home and away games every Saturday starting at the end of August through the end of October.
VCC cheers for the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th grade Vikings football teams. We split our squads into four teams: Royal, Silver, Black, and White then assign each squad to cheer at one grade-level game every weekend. For this, we use a rotation schedule, so each week the grade that each squad cheers for changes to allow our cheerleaders to experience cheering for different teams and levels of football. Since we cheer on a rotation schedule, we unfortunately cannot place our cheerleaders to cheer only for siblings/family members games.
To be eligible to cheer with VCC, all interested participants must be at least 6 years of age as of August 31st. VCC is no-cut, so we welcome all who are interested. Throughout the season, we expect that our cheerleaders demonstrate extreme dedication and positive attitudes working towards uplifting each other and their community.
Please click the Costs button below for additional information on sideline season costs. You may also click the Upcoming Events button for information on possible upcoming games.
COMPETITION SEASON INFORMATION
Born to Compete
Each year as the sideline season comes to an end, Vikings Community Cheerleading begins preparation for our competition season. Practices begin in July and we participate in
5-6 competitions in the greater Seattle/Tacoma area between December and February. There is an additional fee for competition that varies from year to year.
To be eligible to compete with VCC, all cheerleaders must have actively participated in the current year’s sideline season and be 8 years of age as of August 31st. The cheerleaders must have also demonstrated extreme dedication and positive attitudes throughout the entirety of the sideline season.
Please click the Costs button below for additional information on competition season costs. You may also click the Upcoming Events button for information on possible upcoming competitions.
Click to Download Forms
Registration for the 2021-2022 cheer season is currently CLOSED.
COMPETITION REGISTRATION FORM
In order to participate in VCC Competition cheer, athletes must have actively participated in the current sideline season and filled out this form in its entirety.
Uniforms. Accessories. Camp Apparel. Season Expenses.
These are estimated prices. Costs vary per season.
This price includes:
Uniform long sleeve
Sports bra/shorts set
Pom poms (One blue, one white)
MANDATORY ACCESSORY PACKAGE
This price includes:
Cheer back pack
CHEER INTEREST CAMP
$50 per participant approx.
Includes a T-shirt
(Pre-register to guarantee the correct size - Camp registration form is located on the registration page)
$150 per participant
Season registration. Print and fill out the registration form on the registration page or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, then head to the upcoming events page to submit your season payment.
If you are interested in joining Vikings Community Cheerleading but need financial assistance, please contact us. We do everything we can to not turn anyone away!
Spirit Shop PIN: 1234
Vikings Community Cheerleading does several community service events throughout the year which include school supply drives, food drives, Special Olympics, and more!
UNIVERSITY PLACE DUCK DAY PARADE
Every year, VCC participates in the UP duck parade as a way to be involved with the community and show young kids what cheerleading is all about!
EARTH DAY AT THE TACOMA RAINIERS
VCC has had the opportunity to participate in Earth Day at the Tacoma Rainiers stadium. The athletes got to walk around the stadium and help pick up trash to help set an example of how to take care of the environment.
JUNIOR DAFFODIL PARADE
The junior Daffodil Parade in Proctor District is another one of the many great ways VCC gets involved with the community and shows aspiring athletes what VCC and being a cheerleader is all about!
MOTHER DAUGHTER TEA
Every year, Curtis High School hosts the Mother Daughter Tea for moms, daughters, grandmothers, and more to eat lunch together, watch a pageant show, and bid on prize packages. Money goes to donations of all sorts! VCC has had the honor of volunteering at this event by helping with clean up and anything the guests might need.
VCC CHEERS AND DANCES
Want to learn VCC's cheers and dances?
Review the lists then head to the video page to find videos of all of the cheers and dances.
Click the link below to access the cheer call list. The call list is a list of all of the VCC cheers and how to call them at games. This is how the captains would call the cheers to let the team know what cheer they are doing.
Click the link below to access every cheer that VCC does. This list includes each of the cheers and all of the words for each cheer. The numbers by the cheers on this list match with the cheers on the call list. You can also find the name of the dances we do at the bottom of this list
Help young kids become cheerleaders!
As a non-profit organization, VCC is supported solely by contributions from local businesses, organizations and individuals. In addition to our community service endeavors, we will conduct year-round fund raising activities that offer local businesses a cost-effective and tax-deductible promotional opportunity. If you are interested in partnering with VCC to promote your business, or simply in making a tax-deductible contribution to support the VCC vision, we would love to hear from you!
Any funds received above and beyond these expenses will be used to support charitable organizations and endeavors in and around the University Place, WA community.
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GRAY LUMBER COMPANY
Thank you for donating plywood to use for VCC's cheer boxes.
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This is the VCC sponsorship T-shirt. If you donate $250, VCC will have your name put on the shirt to sponsor you or your company.