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The Raiders offer a fun, positive, team experience for children from 3 years old through 8th grade. No experience is required and there are no try-outs. Teams are developed based on grade level with one to three grades per team. Each of these cheerleading teams performs cheers, stunts, jumps and tumbling on the sidelines during the Raiders football games.

Click here for more information about our program options and costs.

We have competitive and non-competitive teams. We are proud members of the Illinois Recreational Cheerleading Association (IRCA), which provides support, training and rules to ensure the safety of our athletes.

We are very proud of our Sparkle squad who has won 6-consecutive IRCA State Championships. Our Sparkle squad offers cheerleading for girl or boy athletes with special needs. Any child regardless of their special needs ability is welcome. The program offers friends, fun, music, dancing, cheering, and the opportunity to perform at Crystal Lake Raider football games and two local cheerleading competitions.


  • Thursday, January 12, 2017 - Culvers Crystal Lake Fundraiser / Meet & Greet*
  • Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - Culvers Crystal Lake Fundraiser / Meet & Greet*
  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - Culvers Crystal Lake Fundraiser / Meet & Greet*
*Meet & Greet - come talk to/meet the coaches or the VP, Register in person for the 2017 season and receive an incentive for registering at one of these events!

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