Midget football cheerleaders registering for new season

| 19 Feb 2019 | 04:15

    WEST MILFORD - The West Milford Midget Football Association (WMMFA) competition cheerleaders just wrapped up a very exciting and successful season and are now setting their sights on an even more successful 2019, according to the organization.
    WMMFA entered two teams that placed in each of the six competitions it entered for the 2018 season.
    The teams were successful primarily because of the amount of enthusiasm, hard work, dedication and team spirit invested into the season, embodying its motto; “One Town, One Team, One Family,” the organization said in a press release.
    Serving local youth for more than 40 years, the WMMFA Cheerleading program is preparing to welcome boys and girls to both traditional field and competitive team cheer for 2019, the organization said.
    According to the group, it is the only local program that allows cheerleaders the opportunity to perform at football games in front of fans while also participating on a successful competition cheer team after the football season.
    WMMFA’s goal is to provide young athletes the opportunity to participate in team sports and activities in a safe and structured environment.
    WMMFA recruits coaches with a vast amount of cheerleading experience who volunteer countless hours to develop fundamentals, choreography, stunting, dancing and jumping skills with the children of the community.
    According to the organization, the WMMFA recreational cheer family believes in community over competition and has invested in growing the prospering recreation program even more in 2019.
    WMMFA Cheerleaders support the West Milford Junior Highlander football teams, joining the football teams on the sidelines and cheering them on from September through November while also showing off their choreographed routines as part of the halftime show.
    Training begins on Aug. 1, with practice up to three nights a week during the month of August.
    In addition, the WMMFA Competition Cheerleading program provides the football cheerleaders the opportunity to compete at local and regional cheerleading competitions against other recreation cheerleading teams in our area, the group said.
    These athletes spend the extended season (November-February) focusing on building tumbling skills, learning level-appropriate stunts and mastering their routines in preparation for the start of the competition cheerleading season.
    This extended season creates a positive environment and provides cheerleaders limitless opportunities to learn and grow, according to the organization.
    Registration for the 2019-2020 season is now underway.
    Upcoming registration dates are listed below, including a Meet and Greet on Saturday March 9th from noon – 2 p.m. at the West Milford Library where prospective cheerleaders can learn more about why WMMFA Cheerleading is a better fit and more inclusive than other upstart programs focused solely on competition cheer. with additional dates listed below.
    WMMFA Cheerleading Registration dates, at the West Milford Library:
    Tuesday 2/26 - 6-8 p.m.
    Wednesday 3/6 – 6-8 p.m.
    Saturday 3/9 - Meet & Greet- noon-2 p.m.
    Monday 3/11 - 6-8 p.m.
    Wednesday 3/20 - 6-8 p.m.
    For more information, contact WMMFA Cheerleading Director, Erin Jacobus, at (973) 349-4328; WMMFA President, Chris Garcia, at (201) 787-6674 or email WMMFA at wmmfafootball@gmail.com.