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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to registration for DVC?

Male and female athletes entering second through eight grades for the fall school year are eligible to participate in DVC.  No prior cheer experience is necessary for participation on a DVC sideline squad.

When is registration?

Online registration may be completed from the Menu at the top of this page. Registration for Naperville Saints friends and family will open January 9th, 2023. The Friends and Family registration ends on February 28, 2023. There is a non-refundable $50 registration due at the time of registration.

Open to the public beginning March 1, 2023.


Squad placement is based upon the grade they are entering in the fall of the upcoming school year.  Based on registration numbers, up to two grade levels may be combined.

HOW MANY Athetes ARE ON A Squad?

DVC will be taking up to 24 cheerleaders per squad.

WHAT IF my athlete is WAITLISTED?

Waitlisted athletes are not required to pay the initial mandatory $50 registration fee.  You will be notified by May 12th if a spot has been secured for your child.  At that time, the $50 registration fee will be due.

As the program grows so will team availability and any interested athletes who do not secure a spot for this season are encouraged to follow DVC on social media where opportunities will be posted for upcoming seasons.

How will uniforms work?

All DuPage Valley Cheerleaders purchase their own uniform through Kirhofer's Sports, Inc.  A team fitting will be scheduled in May and purchases will be made through a private online team store.

DuPage Valley Cheer has an established uniform program whereupon we make a two (2) year commitment to a particular style of uniform.

*Approximate cost for a uniform is $165


Practices will be held at Knoch Park 724 S. West St, Naperville IL 60540.  Practices will be two days a week, Monday thru Thursday. Based on grade level, practices will last between one and two hours.  Specific practice days and times will be determined by each Coach's availability, preference and facility space.  


The DVC Saints season will kick-off with a Sideline Camp held at the end of July.  Specific Dates and Times are TBD. 

This Sideline Camp is highly encouraged as all sideline chants, jumps and stunting will be taught through a mini clinic format to cheerleaders and coaches by our community DVC High School Cheerleaders!  


DVC Saints Sideline Squads will cheer HOME games only located at Knoch Park, Nike Field, Naperville Central and/or Naperville North High Schools Varsity Fields.  

Pre-season games are in August. Regular Season Games take place over an 8 week period in September and October, and are played on Saturdays or Sundays.  Playoff games are scheduled for late October.  The BGYFL Super Bowl typically takes place in November. 


As a Member of the Bill George Youth Football League, Naperville Saints Football abides by the BGYFL Rules and Illinois High School Association Youth Sports Guidelines. 

DVC Saints are expected to do the same in addition to following IRCA (Illinois Rec Cheer Association) by-laws and our DVC Code of Conduct.


If you have an athlete participating please indicate your interest on the Athlete Registration Form. 

If you are a high school student interested in coaching,  please fill out the “Contact Us” information form and a DVC Administrator will contact you.  Please include your name, phone number, high school, cheer experience and preferred method of contact.

What other volunteer opportunities are available?

Please see our Volunteer Tab for ways to get involved!


DOES DVC have competitive cheer?

In the first program year, DVC will be offering one competition squad. This team is only available for more experienced male and female athletes entering 6th, 7th & 8th grade.  The DVC competition team will be determined after a skill evaluation. 

Tumbling requirements to be considered include; a minimum round-off and front or back walkover.  Stunting experience is preferred, but not mandatory.  Participation on The DVC competition team requires additional program fees and a high expectation of attendance.  A parent meeting will be scheduled for those interested prior to the Skill Evaluations with additional information and schedule overview.   

Additional details coming soon.

How do I register my athlete for the competition squad?

Athletes must be initially registered with the sideline cheer program to be eligible for competition squad evaluation.  Evaluations for athletes interested in competition squad placement will be conducted. Prior to evaluations, a parent meeting will be held to outline program details.  Specific dates and times are TBD.  

Should your athlete be selected for the competition squad, they will expected to participate in the sideline cheer program with additional competition squad responsibilities.  

There is an elevated commitment expectation for athletes selected for placement on this squad. 

Competition Squad Information

Details coming soon

Is there a discount for multiple athletes?

At this time, DVC is not offering any discounts for multiple athlete registration.

Is financial aid available?

DVC is looking to secure sponsorships to make the sport of cheerleading accessible to all interested athletes.

Please reach out to DVC should financial concerns arise.