• Coaches Contact Information

    Samantha Stecyna



    Season Starts: 8/21/23


    Important Announcements
    • Physicals & Paperwork due - August 1
    • Submit paperwork through School Nurse & Family ID
    • RHS Athletics Home
    • Cheer Camp: TBA
    • Tryouts: 2nd week of practice




    “Cheerleading is a display of discipline, practice, dedication, determination, skill, spirit and athleticism.” The philosophy of the cheerleading team is to encourage school spirit, to support a successful competition team; and to help our cheerleaders develop leadership skills for a successful future. As a part of the cheer team, the cheerleaders quickly realize how important each member’s role plays and the importance of accountability and trust.

    In cheerleading, the team is taught a series of cheers and routines that incorporate a combination of jumps, stunts, tumbling, and dancing. These are performed at various school and community events, as well as various league tournaments and competitions.



    Goal setting is done on both a team and individual basis. Try-outs are held at the end of May. Year-round training and practice is crucial for building strength, endurance and improving different skills depending on your role on the team. Bases, backs, and flyer can each work on different drills to strengthen stunt groups and all members can work on drills for improved tumbling. Strength, endurance and teamwork are essential elements and thecheerleaders must continue to train on off days and off season. The season will officially begin with camp and practices in August and runs through the first Friday in February with our BIG NORTH competition. It is important to exercise, stretch and condition your body during the summer to prepare yourself for the season. You will be less prone to injury and stronger if you follow a summer training plan and continue it throughout the season. Cheerleaders are expected to be at practice on-time, dressed, with mats rolled out and ready to go at 3:00 pm in the upper gym.

    Typically, we practice 2-3 days per week. We start practice with stretching and continue into stunt group skills. We also travel to a cheer gym a few times a month to help proper technique for tumbling.

    Attendance is mandatory for all practices, games, community events, summer camp and clinics. If you are absent or have to miss practice, please email the coaches as soon as possible.

    Cuts could be possibility and will be conducted by the Cheer staff with all details about the tryout process given at tryouts and clearly identifiable.  


    Summer Practices

    Summer practices will be conducted by the current team members.



    Fall Games

    The cheerleaders are expected to cheer at all regular season Football games, both home and away. Typically, these are Friday nights. A bus is provided to and from the opponents High School for the Cheerleaders.


    Winter Tournaments/Winter Competition Season

    Weekend competitions can begin as early as December and run through the Big North competition, typically the first Friday in February. In addition, there are weekly evening tournaments throughout the month of January.


    Earning a Varsity Letter

    To earn a Varsity Cheer letter, they must be actively picked on the Varsity team prior to the season or called up during the season and participated in at least 1/3 of the Fall games


    Other Information

    Please be sure to submit all medical/consent forms to the nurse before tryouts. All information is available online through Family ID.