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Gator Bash 2015


All Youth Rec teams from Polk, Tampa Bay and Surrounding areas are invited to our 4th Annual Cheerleading Competition Hosted by:


Lakeland Gators Youth Football & Cheerleading



Sunday, October 25th, 2015

Bryant Stadium

1125 N. Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33805


Registration Fees:

$12.00 per participant (Early Registration) If team deposit $200 received by August 1st, 2015

$15.00 per participant (Reg Registration) Entries received by September 21st, 2015

$20.00 per participant (Late Registration) Entries received after September 21st, 2015

Up to (4) coaches free per team including Cheer directors, Athletic Directors & President 

***Additional coaches bands $5.00 each


Spectator’s:                $5.00 per adult 13 and older

$3.00 per child 5 – 12

                Under 5 is free



  • Division I Ages 4 - 6

  • Division II Ages 7 & 8

  • Division III Ages 9 & 10

  • Division IV Ages 11-12

  • Division V Ages 13-15



To Register or any questions please contact:

Rachel Kozla, Cheer Director @ (863) 844-2061

Ryan James, President @ (863) 398-8225


Or you may mail all registration forms to:

Lakeland Gators – PO Box 6963, Lakeland, FL  33807






  • All Cheerleaders will receive a Participation Trophy

  • 1st Place Teams receive a Team Trophy & Individual Trophy

  • 2nd Place Teams receive a Team Trophy & Individual Metals

  • 3rd Place Teams receive a Team Trophy & Individual Metals

  • Grand Champion Squad Receives a Team Trophy

  • Spirit Award to most Spirited Team

  • Travel Award



  • 1125 N. Florida Ave Lakeland, FL  33805

  • Astroturf Football Field

  • Stadium Seating

  • Professional Sound System

  • Jumbotron (close ups of performances shown on  large screen during competition)

  • Concession Stands/Restrooms


Registration Fees:

  • Early Entry Fee is $12.00 per participant before 8/1/15

  • Regular Entry Fee is $15.00 per participant by 9/21/15

  • Late Registration is $20.00 per participant after 9/21/15



  • Safety Rules enforced copies of rules will be sent prior to event.



  • Certified Judges TBA. All NFHS Spirit Rules / AACCA safety rules will be enforced. Since this is a “practice” competition, teams will be notified of any safety violation, but no penalties will be assessed. A sample score sheet will be provided to all directors prior to event.

  • In case of a tie, the team with the highest “overall appeal” will determine the winner.

  • 3 spotters will be provided on field







  • Must include:  minimum of 1- minute cheer (without music) and 1- minute of dance, with a maximum time limit of 4 minutes.

  • 1 person from your organization will run your music during every routine. Please ensure you have back up CD’s, we will not be responsible for problems with your music.

  • All teams will enter the field from the south side of the field and perform facing the west.

  • Designated practice area will be provided for warm up area

  • One sideline coach for Division I & II only.

No High School or All Star teams.

Comply with National Federation of State High School Association (NFHS) Spirit Rules / AACCA Safety Rules.

Basket Tosses are permitted.


Check – In:

  • 7:00am Gates will open for field set-up. Bring your team tents, coolers, etc. on field at this time.

  • 8 – 8:30am The Cheer Director from each organization must check in all squads and verify the number of cheerleaders competing. All medical release forms and team rosters must be turned in at this time.

  • Two Coach’s passes will be provided per team. Additional passes must be requested with registration paperwork.

  • 9am Cheer Director meeting.


General Information:


  • Admission fee will be $5.00 per adult and $3.00 per student under 5 is free.


  • Parent Gates will open @ 8:30 am


  • No outside food allowed past gates with acceptation of only 1 team cooler allowed with each team and must remain with the team.


  • Girls will be stationed facing the west side of the stadium.


  • Viewers may be seated in the Stadium bleachers along the Westside.


  • Competitions will be recorded and available for sale.


  • Cheerleaders will have their own restrooms with concession and patio will be available for them to eat lunch on tent side.


  • Bring your team tents and tarps. Tents will be set up on gravel grounds.


  • All girls and coaches will be allowed to watch teams in bleachers in front of concession.


  • Warm up area will be in center of baseball stadium grass area and may have unlimited practice time.


  • For private practice may use separate field behind baseball stadium with plenty of grass area.


  • Event T-shirts will be available the day of event on a first come first serve basis.


  • Best wishes will also be available for $2.00 each


  • Any cheerleader leaving must be accompanied by a team representative.


  • Competition T-Shirts:

There will be limited quantities of the competition t-shirt available at the event for $15.00 each.


  • Cancellation Policy:

If the competition is cancelled due to inclement weather or mandated by Polk County or the administration of Bryant Stadium, the competition will be rescheduled.If a league is unable to participate on the rescheduled date – no refunds will be given.Best efforts with the interest of all participating leagues will be taken into consideration if and when a rescheduling of the competition is applicable.


Competition Day Schedule



  • 6:30-7:30 am Tent set up (May also set up night before from 8:00-9:00 pm)


  • 8:00-8:30 am ~ Check in(gates open for cheerleaders only)


  • 8:00-9:00 am Music Check (Located in press box)


  • 8:30 Admission Gates open


  • 9:00 Coaches meeting in front of judges table


  • 9:30 am Competition begins


  • Division I


  • Division II


  • Divisions I and II Awards


  • Break for Lunch - 45 minutes


  • Division III


  • Division IV


  • Division V


  • Division III – V Awards


  • Team Spirit Award


  • Grand Champion Awards



Schedule of performance will be given day of competition at coaches meeting the day of event


For Information Contact:

  • Rachel Kozla, Cheer Director @ 863-844-2061

  • Ryan James, President @ 863-398-8225

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