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Cheerleading

Welcome to Jaguar Cheer

The Ankeny Centennial High School Cheerleading program wants to model and shape our student-athlete into confident, independent leaders that can persevere through challenges as well as positively impact and support others. The program seeks to maximize the potential of an individual cheerleader, grow them as a teammate, help them positively build school spirit with good sportsmanship, and offer a variety of opportunities to perform and compete all while enjoying the squad, the sport, and supporting our ACHS teams.

About:

We represent ACHS, spread school spirit, compete at the State level and support/cheer on ACHS football, girls and boys basketball, and boys wrestling.

Tryouts: Fall and Competition squads are created in the spring prior to the fall season. Winter cheerleading squads are created in the fall prior to the winter season.

Time Commitment: Varies based on squad, but roughly 2-3 2 hour practices a week as well as 1 game a week during the fall and 2 games a week for winter.

Requirements: Follow the ACHS student handbook, the ACHS cheerleading handbook, and all National High School and Iowa Cheer Coaches Association Rules. Attend all practices, games, and apprentices for the season.


Follow us on social media: Instagram @achsjaguarcheer and Twitter @achsjaguarcheer

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CIML Schedules

Program Book

Digital Copy of the ACHS Cheer PROGRAM BOOK

Squad Selection

Any Freshman – Senior Centennial student wanting to commit to ACHS cheerleading will be placed on a squad based on their grade and ability level. All cheerleaders have the option to cheer for either one season or double sport (cheer for both fall and winter).

  • Fall Cheerleading:
    • Squad selection will be held in April/May for the upcoming fall season.
    • SQUAD SELECTION/REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED FOR THE 2024 – 2025 FALL SEASON.
    • Fall cheerleading will have 3-4 squads: Freshman, Junior Varsity 1, Junior Varsity 2, and Varsity. Cheerleaders will be placed on the squad that corresponds with their grade level and cheerleading ability level.
  • Winter Cheerleading
    • Squad selection will be held in the fall for the corresponding winter season.
    • SQUAD SELECTION/REGISTRATION WILL OPEN FOR THE 2024 – 2025 WINTER SEASON IN OCTOBER 2024
    • Winter cheerleaders have the opportunity to be placed on a variety of squads based on sport interest and ability level: Freshman, Junior Varsity, Varsity Basketball, Varsity Wrestling.

Rosters

2024 FALL CHEERLEADERS

2023-2024 WINTER CHEERLEADERS

Junior Jaguar Cheerleaders

Every fall, Jaguar Cheerleading welcomes our future cheerleaders to learn cheers, chants, and our fight song and perform them prior to a Home Varsity Football game.

  •  2024 Junior Jaguar Cheerleading Event will be held prior to the Varsity Football vs. Ames on September 6th 2024 this fall.
    • Clinic: Wednesday 9/4/24- 5:30 – 7:00pm
    • Performance: Friday 9/6/24-    5:30 – 6:45pm

**LINKS BELOW NOT ACTIVE FOR THE 2024 CLINIC AT THIS TIME

ONLINE REGISTRATION & PAYMENT

JUNIOR CHEERLEADING INFORMATION FLYER

Jaguar Spirit Club

The Jaguar Spirit Club is a group of Centennial and Northview students who value and promote jaguar spirit in their schools and community. This group will gather a few times a year to learn and perfect cheers and chants in order lead the Centennial crowd at a variety of sporting events. Our purpose is to create friendships and positive experiences for students as they perform and lead the crowd to support their fellow jaguars.

JAGUAR SPIRIT CLUB Page

Community Involvement

Jaguar Cheerleading is greatly involved in the Ankeny and Greater Des Moines Area community. We have participated and helped in a variety of events including: Ankeny Community School District Project Fresh Start, Ankeny Miracle League, Ankeny Relay for Life and Coaches verse Cancer events, Ankeny March of Dimes for Babies, Des Moines Susan G. Koman Race for the Cure, Des Moines Ronald McDonald House, Des Moines Autism Speaks Walk, Ankeny ‘The District’ events, Ankeny Summerfest events, and many more.

Program Competition Records

  • 4a Stunt Group Division
    • State Champions – 2021, 2018
    • 2nd Place – 2019, 2023
    • 3rd Place – 2019
    • 4th Place – 2017
    • 5th Place – 2023
  • 4a Timeout/Game Day Division
    • 2nd Place – 2022, 2021, 2020
    • 3rd Place – 2018
    • 4th Place – 2019
    • 5th Place – 2017
  • 4a Large Cheer and Dance Division
    • 3rd Place – 2014

Cheer Gear

Uniform Care

Ordering Website – Varsity.com

Cheerleader Material & Resources

CHEER LIST

Wrestling Cheers

Fight Song

Iowa Cheerleading Coaches Association

National Federation – Spirit Rules

USA Cheer

Universal Cheerleaders Association

Contact Us

Alyssa Howlett Profile