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Who are the Cardinals?

Who We Are

The Cardinals program strives to provide an opportunity to cheer and play football in an organized, safe environment, with an emphasis on fun and participation for all team members. The program encourages academic excellence and endeavors to develop self-discipline, personal fitness, teamwork, concentration, leadership, and good sportsmanship. Each year, many Cardinals receive program-wide and league-wide recognition of academic achievement.

Tradition

The Cardinals' proud tradition dates back to 1973. Both the cheerleading and football teams have won many honors and championships at the state, regional, and national levels. 

In Football, the 10U team was State Champions in 2013, 2014 & 2015.  The 11U team was State Champions in 2016 and the 13U team was State Champions in 2016.

 

In Cheerleading, the Mini D8 Cheer team were 2017 Regional and National Champions.   The D10 team were 2016 State Champions and Regional Finalists.  The D12 team were 2016 State Champions, Regional Champions and National Finalists.  The D14 team were State Champions in 2015, 2016 & 2017, National Bronze Medalists in 2015 and National Finalists in 2016 & 2017.

Our Practice Principles

  1.  Provide a Safe Social and Physical Environment

  2.  Have Fun!

  3.  Arrive and End on Time

  4.  Treat Everyone with Dignity and Respect

  5.  Prepare the Team to Compete Successfully and Positively

  6.  Improve Existing Skills and Learn New Skills

  7.  Become Physically Fit and Healthy

  8.  Experience Success

  9.  Ensure Full Participation Based on the Individual's Abilities