This year’s PHLYF cheerleading tryouts were held in May at College Park High School. The large turnout enabled us to place eighty girls onto our five squads. Once the week-long tryouts were complete, teams were assembled, uniforms were ordered, coaches were selected and music for routines was chosen. All details were finalized in time for the girls to show off their Rebel spirit by participating in the annual Pleasant Hill 4th of July parade.
Our official football and cheer season runs from August through November. During the first month, the girls practiced daily learning offense and defense chants, various cheer motions, dance routines and stunts. Our cheerleaders attended the annual JAMZ cheer camp in San Ramon. This year all five squads earned the coveted “Spirit Stick” award along with many individual cheer ribbons.
The squads cheer for the Rebels football players who will play a total of nine Saturday games. This year we will have five home games played at Diablo Valley College with the remaining four being played throughout the county. Last year our football teams made it to the playoffs, and we are confident we can do that again this year.
In addition to cheering at games, our girls participate in two cheer competitions. One is held at UC Davis and the other is at Six Flags in Vallejo. The Rebels pride themselves on developing not only great technique but also team spirit and sportsmanship. For more information on the Pleasant Hill Rebels, please visit our website at www.phrebels.org. We look forward to yet another successful year, so come out and support us for our 2010 season! GO REBELS!!!