Competitive Cheer Wraps 6th Season, Opens Registration For 7th


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This past weekend, Verona Competitive Cheerleading completed its final national competition of its sixth season. This season, Verona Competitive Cheerleading (VCC), had three teams of athletes that ranged from grades 1 to 12. Its Elite, Silver and Maroon teams competed in five national competitions, and six New Jersey-based competitions. From the organization’s inception, VCC has taught athletes the most competitive cheerleading skills including high level tumbling passes, advanced stunting skills, a variety of jumps and the basics of competitive cheerleading.

Some of the highlights this season included winning a bid at a varsity competition in Trenton that invited the Elite team to complete at the Quest National Competition at the ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida; bringing all three VCC teams to compete at the Reach the Beach Competition in Ocean City, Maryland; and finishing the season with the level 1 Maroon Team in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

VCC’s first graduating class, for whom the organization was started, is moving on to their college careers. “The skills, teamwork, and sisterhood they have obtained in the last six years have created life skills and lifetime friendships that will follow them forever, and will leave a lasting impression on our organization,” says Karen Jandoli, a VCC organizer. “We hope their shining example will continue to motivate future VCC athletes.”

Registration for season 7 of VCC is now open. The group is welcoming existing VCC athletes and new talent to join it for its 2022-2023 season. To register, please use this link. Registration for new athletes is $50 and can be sent through Venmo to @Michele-Schmidt-20 or check can be mailed to 59 Gerdes Ave., Verona, NJ 07044.

VCC will be hosting a parent/athlete meeting on Thursday, April 28 at 7 p.m. at Verona High School. VCC is also inviting athletes to a Cheer Clinic for all levels and ages of cheerleaders on May 11 and 12 at VHS. Athletes will learn and perfect the basics of cheerleading, tumbling, and stunting with professional coaches, choreographers, and the VCC’s Elite team. To register, please complete this form. The cost of the clinic is $50. Payment can be sent by Venmo to @Michele-Schmidt-20 or check can be mailed to 59 Gerdes Ave., Verona, NJ 07044.

For more information about Verona Competitive Cheer, email [email protected].

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