The Gainesville Haymarket Youth Football League (GHFYL) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a character building program for both boys and girls of the area through fundamental instructions associated with youth tackle football.






Please read carefully before registering

All registration fees include spirit week(s), weekly practices, weekend games, and a Grizzly Cheer Rally to close out the season. Cheerleaders will be responsible for the purchase of the Cheer uniform, black briefs, white socks, cheer bow, cheer shoes (all white), long sleeve black top and black leggings for colder games.  

Sideline Cheerleading: Rising K-8th graders
$100 (early bird) $120 (after July 29)

We divide our cheerleaders into grade level teams. ALL cheerleaders of the 2018-2019 Cheer season will cheer only at the Grizzly Sports Complex, at home games. This eliminates the need for travel for our cheerleaders.   The program registration fee covers the fees associated with the Park Authority, insurance, and practice rental space. 

*Note: Additional fee for uniform purchase. 

Spirit Week kicks off the Grizzly Cheerleading season in August, where all registered cheerleaders are to attend.  It is a camp like environment where cheerleaders practice together in large groups to learn cheers, chants and a dance as well as work on conditioning and fundamental motion and jump skills.  This will take place the week of August 27-31, 2018. It will be held from 6:30-7:30 pm. Location TBD.

Spirit Week Reminders:  All girls should come dressed ready to practice in shorts, t-shirt, tennis shoes and hair up.  No flip-flops and no jewelry. Bring a labeled water bottle. Bug spray is recommended.

For all our cheerleaders, parents will need to purchase the uniform through Omni cheer. Uniform info will be given out at registration night and in a welcome email.  UNIFORMS MUST BE ORDERED BY AUGUST 11TH. We will have an opportunity to try on uniforms in early August if warranted. Contact Amber Merritt with questions at .

Chassé Blaze Shell Top #452PTM, in Maroon/White/Metallic Silver
Chassé Blaze Skirt #453SKM, in Maroon/White/Metallic Silver
Chassé Blaze Megaphone & Strip Socks #IS352,  in Maroon
Chassé Jumbo 3 Color Hair Bow #AC338,  in Maroon
Chassé Boy-Cut Brief #BR200, in Maroon


After Spirit Week, the location and time of practices will change and is determined by the Head Cheer Coach.  We are not able to accommodate requests for your practice nights or practice location.  Potential locations, (but not limited to) for practice include: Alvey Elementary, Buckland Mills Elementary, Glenkirk Elementary, PACE West, Tyler Elementary, Gainesville Middle and The Grizzly Sports Complex.

Games begin in September and continue for seven weeks through the end of October.  Please refer to the web calendar for actual dates.   The season will extend into November for teams that advance to the play-offs.

Grizzly cheerleaders cheer for a Grizzly football team.  There are seven regular season football games with the potential of additional play-off games.  


Squad assignments are made after Spirit Week once the football draft is complete. We would love to form a cheer squad for every football team; however, this typically is not possible because the number of squads formed is dependent upon the availability of cheer coaches as well as the number of registered cheerleaders.  There will be approximately 8-10 girls per squad.  

Girls on cheer squads will be within a 1-2 year age range.  In cheerleading, as in all other sports, it is important to form teams that are age appropriate, meaning girls of similar ages will be placed together on squads.  By allowing girls to cheer within their own age range, each girl will have better individualized help at the appropriate skill level.  Similar aged squads also allow for better team compatibility, improved safety, and an overall better experience for cheerleaders and coaches.     

Registration fees do not cover all the costs associated with running the league.  In an attempt to keep registration fees at a reasonable amount, sponsorships and fundraising is an essential component of being part of the Grizzly family. You are able to pay a fee with registration to opt out of the fund raising activity or you are responsible for selling a certain number of raffle tickets during the season.


All Cheerleader registration is done on-line at the Grizzly web site. Register here.
•    Online registration accepts VISA and MasterCard.  First Cheerleader registration fee is as listed above; thereafter each Cheerleader will receive a $10 discount if they are registered at the same time.
•    Participants who register during late registration will incur an additional charge from the registration rate.  They may also experience a delay in receiving the GHYFL uniform. Registering after August 1st, may cause a delay in having a uniform for the first game. Cheerleaders will not be eligible to cheer until they receive their uniform.
•    Registration fees go towards Park Authority fees, FCYFL dues, and insurance fees as well as uniforms
It also allows participation in weekly practices and games, and special events such as 'Grizzly Day', and our end of season GHYFL Performance Day.
•    GHYFL has a NO REFUND policy.