VIKINGS COMMUNITY CHEERLEADING
Bringing Cheer to Our Community Through Service!
Vikings Community Cheerleading, located in University Place, Washington, is a 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.
Undefeated and State Champions in the Junior Non-Tumbling Division for the 2021-2022 Season.
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 23 years old, and I am the Head Coach of Vikings Community Cheer. I graduated Pacific Lutheran University in spring of 2021 with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and I am now a 1st 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 sixth 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 23 years old and the assistant coach of Vikings Community Cheer. I am very excited about my second year with VCC. I graduated from Pacific Lutheran University where I earned my Bachelor's in Elementary Education in spring of 2021. 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 am now a Kindergarten Teacher in Bonney Lake School District. I will bring these skills into the cheer 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. I am also certified in stunting through WSCCA. 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.
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Haylee Hendrix: Hi everyone!! I am Haylee Hendrix, I’m 15 years old, and one of the junior coaches. I go to Curtis Senior High school as a sophomore. I have cheered practically my whole life. I started when I was 7 and have done it ever since. I was in VCC for 7 years and high school cheer for 2. I have also done competition every year and it’s my favorite part by far. This will be my second year coaching and am so excited to coach all the girls that I miss so much!
Rory Coltrain: Hi! My name is Aurora (Rory) Coltrain, I am 16 years old and I've been cheering for 9 years. I cheered for 4 years with the Junior Viks, 5 years on an All Star team and I am starting my third year of High School Cheer with Curtis! This is my second year Junior Coaching and I cannot wait to work with everyone!
Aurora Sieverson: Hello everyone I am Aurora Sieverson, one of the Jr. Coaches. I am 17 years old and have been cheering for 14 years. I started out at Natural Venom when I was 3, joined University Place Jr Vikings Cheer in Kindergarten and cheered on their team until 7th grade, then in 8th grade I cheered for Vikings Community Cheer for a year, then finally have been on the Curtis high school cheer team for all 4 years. I have also competitively danced for 13 years in all styles. I can’t wait to meet everyone and help you all out again this season.
Bella Costanti: Hi, I am Bella Costanti. I am 17 years old and I am one of the junior coaches of Vikings Community Cheer. I attend Curtis Senior High School as a junior. At Curtis I am not only a student, but a cheerleader. I began cheer at the age of 5 and cheered till I was 13. After taking a break I have come back to cheer, to cheer for Curtis. I started my cheer career at VCC and continued it till taking a break. My favorite memories have been at VCC sideline and competition practices and games. Even through taking my break I have not stopped going to the little Viks football games watching my brothers play and of course watching the cheerleaders. I love the atmosphere of VCC and I am beyond excited to be back to VCC to junior coach.
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. 💙
Hi, I am Michelle Goforth and this is my daughter’s fourth 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!
My name is Tai and this is my daughter’s second year of cheer. She fell in love immediately and has blossomed so much from day 1. We love the comradery and friendship the team has created among all the girls. I’m here to serve on the board to support and help the organization be the best it can be. Go Viks!
Squad Parent Liaison
Hi, my name is Andie Bryan and my daughter, Addy is beginning her second year cheering for VCC. The coaches and team members of VCC are so welcoming, supportive, and inclusive of everyone on the team. Addy has learned so much and has really built up her confidence over her time with VCC. We look forward to watching everyone continue to grow this season.
SIDELINE SEASON INFORMATION
Live to Cheer
Each year as spring begins, Vikings Community Cheerleading begins preparation for our sideline season cheering on the Junior Vikings Football teams. Practices begin in May with a summer break at the end of June. We resume in July and continue our season practices through the end of September. 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, 7th and 8th grade Vikings football teams. We split our squad into five teams then assign each squad to cheer at one grade-level game each 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 football teams. 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. The sideline team for 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 begins, Vikings Community Cheerleading also starts preparation for our competition season. Practices begin in mid-May with a summer break at the end of June through the end of July, then we resume in July and continue our season through March of the following year. 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. We do reserve the right to ask cheerleaders to sit out for competition season if we are noticing a lack of dedication and/or skill level that is below the rest of the team, but we will always give cheerleaders an opportunity first.
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.
PRACTICE GYM AND INFORMATION
University Place Area
Spring/Summer Location - Cirque Park
Sideline: Tues. 6-8 pm and Thurs. 6-7 pm
Competition: Mon. 6-8 pm and Thurs. 7-8 pm
Fall/Winter Location - Olympic View Baptist Church
Sideline: Thurs. 6-8pm
Competition: Tues. and Wed. 6-8pm
October - March:
Tues. 5-6:30pm and Thurs. 6-7:30pm
Tues. 6-8pm and Thurs. 7-9pm
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Registration for the 2022-2023 cheer season is 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.
VOLUNTEER JUNIOR COACH APPLICATION
Interested in being a volunteer junior coach for Vikings Community Cheerleading? Fill out the forms after clicking download below and follow the instructions to submit! Applications closed on April 1st, 2022.
Uniforms. Accessories. Camp Apparel. Season Expenses.
These are estimated prices. Costs vary per season.
This price includes all Varsity items:
Uniform shell, skirt, and liner ($280)
Warm up jacket and pants set ($150)
Sports bra and shorts set ($48)
Cheer Shoes ($45)
1 blue and 1 white pom ($30)
Pink bow ($9)
1 pink pom ($15)
Uniform top ($70)
Uniform shorts ($70)
Warm up jacket ($100)
Warm up pants ($90)
Cheer shoes ($45)
MANDATORY ACCESSORY PACKAGE
This price includes separate items:
Cheer back pack ($25)
1 Sideline bow ($20)
Pink socks ($8)
1 Sideline cone ($8)
CHEER INTEREST CAMP
$75 per participant
Includes a T-shirt and cheer bow
(Pre-register to guarantee the correct size - Register on the Spring Interest Camp event on the Upcoming Events page)
$180-$185 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 registering by April, 25th 2022, your fee will be $180. Registrations after that through May 6th 2022 will be $185.
UCA COMPETITION SEASON
$2,200 per participant approx.
VCC registration fee ($305)
UCA competitions ($345)
Bow and shirt ($50)
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!
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Vikings Community Cheerleading does several community service events throughout the year which include school supply drives, food drives, cleaning up our community, 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.
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.