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Welcome to the Crystal Lake Raiders Cheerleading program, where passion, community, and growth come together! For over 40 years, we have been an integral part of our community, shaping strong and respectful athletes who are prepared for life beyond high school.  Together with our exceptional board and dedicated coaches, we provide a year-round program for cheer athletes of all ages.

Our inclusive program welcomes athletes aged 3 to 8th grade, embracing a diverse range of skill levels. We prioritize inclusivity over skill, forming teams based on grade levels. Our cheerleaders learn a variety of skills, including sideline cheers, stunts, jumps, and basic tumbling, all tailored to their individual abilities.

Our coaches are highly trained and CPR certified, with additional support from our talented high school athletes. This ensures that our cheerleaders receive the guidance and mentorship they need to succeed both on and off the mat. But what truly sets us apart is the Raider Family. If you're already familiar with us, you know the unique bond we share. If you're new, we invite you to join and experience it firsthand!

At #RaiderNation, we believe that no experience or tryouts should hinder anyone from pursuing their cheerleading dreams. Newcomers are welcome at any age and level. Our recreational cheerleading program is open to all, regardless of location.

Practices are held twice a week in the evening, with varying times based on the team. During the summer months of July and August, we enjoy the outdoors at Lippold Park before transitioning to an indoor facility for the remainder of the season.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to be part of something extraordinary. Join the Crystal Lake Raiders Cheerleading program today and discover the power of teamwork, growth, and community!


Fall Practice Days & Facility

We are super excited to be able to share that we have a new practice location for our upcoming seasons!

Starting this June we will be practicing at Hickory Hall in Crystal Lake!!! We are super happy to be partnering with a dedicated Raider family to help us make this possible and we hope you are too!

Practice days will be Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays for our Fall season from roughly 5-9 pm. Our youngest teams will practice a minimum of 2 days with the potential for 3 while our older teams should anticipate practicing 3 days. *There is potential for weekend practices instead of the above-mentioned days based on coaches discretion and availability but these will not be held at Hickory Hall.

Once registration is closed we will be able to determine teams and dates but until then we cannot say with certainty what team, coach or day you will be on as it depends entirely on the number of kids within each grade that register.

We are so excited to be able to start our season doing competition prep on mats immediately. This will be a great way for us to level up in our competitive experience!

2023 Cheer Coaches

For More Information Email Crystal Lake Raiders