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 Junior 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 21 years old, and I am the Head Coach of Vikings Community Cheer. I am currently a junior at Pacific Lutheran University where I am working toward getting my Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. 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 fourth season coaching VCC to continue to help kids grow and be involved in their community.
Hi, I am Emma Alexander, I am 19 years old and one of the head coaches of Vikings Community Cheer. I am currently a Freshman at Tacoma Community College. I started my cheer career with VCC in second grade and was able to cheer with them for 7 years. I then had the opportunity to try out for the Curtis High School cheer team in 9th grade, where I cheered throughout my entire high school career. I've competed in the High School State cheer competition 3 times and I've competed for a national title in Orlando, Florida twice. I have been cheering for a total of 11 years and competing for a total of 8. Although I may be considered a young coach, I am able to bring many new ideas to the squad. I am dedicated to this team and I am so excited to see what they can bring! I am so grateful to have the opportunity to coach these amazing athletes who are so excited and willing to learn. I can’t wait to use my knowledge of cheer and years of experience to not only help these kids succeed as cheerleaders, but also to teach them to be helpful members of our community!
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Ellie: Hi! My name is Ellie Hsu, I’m 18 years old and I’m very excited to return to VCC for my 3rd year of junior coaching. This will be my 10th year cheering and my 4th with Curtis’ varsity team after getting my start with UP Junior Viking Cheer. Outside of cheer, I’m a member of the Valhalla Vox choir at CHS, leadership, and many theatre productions. I’m ecstatic for this season, as I love working with the girls and seeing them grow as people and as cheerleaders over the season/years.
Sienna: Hi I’m Sienna Ament, I’m going to be a senior at Curtis high school. I’ve been cheering for 10 years, 7 of those years with little viks 3 with the high school. This will be my second year Jr coaching for vcc and I couldn’t be more excited!
Carson: Hi, I’m Carson Harris! I’ve been cheering for 11 years and have been on the Curtis High School cheer team for 3 years. This upcoming year will be my last as a senior. I love working with children and being a positive role model and someone they can look up to! This will also be my 2nd year being a Jr. Coach and I’m so excited to have another amazing season!
Sydney: Hi, I’m Sydney Thomas and I’m 16 years old. I’ve been cheering competitively for almost 10 years and I'm about to start my second season as a cheerleader for Curtis High School. It is my first year as a junior coach and I’m very excited to be a part of this program and to work with young cheerleaders!
Aurora: 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!
Kat: My name is Kat Tallmon! I am 17 and I'm a junior at Curtis high school and on the varsity cheer squad! This is my first year coaching and im so excited to help these girls excel in their skills!!💙
Leah: Hi I’m Leah Garnica, I’m going to be a sophomore at Curtis. I’ve cheered for two years, one with upjvc and one with vcc. This is my first year of jr coaching and I can’t wait for what’s to come!
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!
Hello! My name is Kati and my daughter, Rielee, is a cheerleader for VCC. Last year was her very first year cheerleading and we had such an amazing experience! I had the privilege of watching her grow into a confident, strong, and happy little person with the love and support of her new friends. My favorite aspect of VCC is the focus on giving back to the community in which we live and love! Through the board, I hope to make an even greater impact. Go VIKS!
Director of Communications
Hello! Hello! My Name is Carrie and my daughter is Khloe, this is her second year with VCC. We really love the group of families at VCC they all truly care about the girls learning to be great people and having fun! Watching the girls get the crowd going for a football game and then watching them get so serious and give it their everything at a competition is amazing to be a part of! This year we are really looking forward to Team bonding and making amazing memories! Our Family Bleeds Blue! #VIKS!
My name is Madalyn Standley and this is my daughter, Aurora's, 5th year with VCC. This team has given her a place to grow physically and emotionally! She is confident and kind and I love seeing her help all her teammates be their best self. VCC embodies a strong commitment to our team and most importantly to our whole community and that's why I am a part of this board. Go Viks!
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SIDELINE REGISTRATION FORM
In order to register for the VCC sideline squad, please fill out this form then email it to us at email@example.com.
The cost for the sideline season is TBD.
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:
Clear rain jacket
Pom poms (One blue, one white)
This price includes:
Shirt and shorts
Clear rain jacket
Pom poms (One blue, one white - if desired)
MANDATORY ACCESSORY PACKAGE
This price includes:
Cheer back pack
One pink bow
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)
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!
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. 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.
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
This past year, VCC got 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.
FAMILIES UNLIMITED NETWORK
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.
INNOVATIVE FITNESS AND PERFORMANCE
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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.