Cheerleading


In order to make sure that our sessions can go ahead safely, we are complying with the rules put in place by SportCheer England.

See below for points of information regarding these rules and regulations.

NGB COVID Website Link Stages Current Stage  Last Updated
SportCheer England sportcheerengland.
org/coronavirus-hub
Level A-G Level D 29/09/2020
What Does The Current Stage Mean For Training and Equipment etc
  • COVID officer in place
  • Equipment cleaned before and after use

Advice:

  • Indoor group training In team ‘bubbles’ depending on floor size – consistent athlete groups between sessions; plus adequate staff members
  • Socially distanced
  • No stunting or spotting
  • No crossing over between athlete ‘bubbles’
  • Size of team ‘bubble’ is dependent on floor size and Government advice on facility suitability (also see Club Considerations). SCE advises 1 athlete per 6’ x 14’ traditional matted area for Cheerleading to allow for staggered horizontal lines of athletes.

Conditions:

  • Exercise with members of other households.
  • Exclusion of any athlete who has symptoms of COVID19 or should be isolating as per government advice
  • Must be able to meet government advice on facility suitability and with facility adaptations. This includes but not limited to; area per user, ventilation, cleaning, PPE, workforce management, time between sessions
  • If a 2-metre social distance is not possible, risk mitigations should be applied
  • Individual athlete risk assessment to include medical health, close contacts with vulnerable individuals and ethnicity
  • High-risk individuals should have risk discussed with them and risk stratifications in place.

The Universities rule on the number allowed in the venue at any one time remains at 6. This means a maximum of 6 athletes can train at once or 5 and a coach.

Club information

Cheerleading group

The University of Bedfordshire Cheerleading squad welcomes new and willing members every year, regardless of your previous experience- all we look for is enthusiasm and dedication to this sport. Our talented coaches will be able to teach you the skills and techniques required to perform well, but your desire to take on the challenge and give it your all is what we need to perform at our very best.

We have a Level 2 competition squad, with the potential for crossovers into competing stunt groups if there is enough interest. As well as collaborating for a performance at Varsity in April, this year we would also like to support the fellow university sports teams by attending some of their games and cheering them on from the sideline- so there is something for everyone. We encourage both male and female athletes to give cheerleading a go!

During Freshers Week, we will hold a taster session for all those interested in cheerleading before holding open tryouts the following week for anyone who wishes to join the team. Once we have seen you in action, we will be able to determine where you would be best suited in the squad before the fun can start- we will get straight into the thick of our training routines and preparing for our competitions. Be prepared towork hard and make lifelong friends in this exciting sport!

Venue

Training sessions are in the Polhill Sports Arena at Bedford campus where we have access to our very own tumble track. There is a free University bus from the Bedford train station that stops right on Bedford campus.

Training times

There will be free travel for all competitive sport members from the Luton Campus. Come find us a Freshers for more information.

Day Venue Time
Tuesdays Polhill Sports Arena 20:00 - 22:00

A booking system will shortly be in place for you to book a slot on our training sessions


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