Merge of Mentor Youth League and Cardinal League

Mentor Youth Cheerleading Association will be following suit with Mentor Youth Football League's and the Carindal Youth Football league's decision to merge. Mentor Youth Cheerleading Association and Cardinal Youth Cheerleading will merge in the upcomping 2017 season. The league will be rebranded as Mentor Cardinal Youth Cheerleading Association or MCYCA.

For additional information on the merger of the two football leagues please read the statement below copied from their webpage or visit their webpage at http://www.mcyfa.com/

Mentor Youth Football and Cardinal Youth Football MERGE

Through much deliberation and discussion, a decision has been made by the board of both the Mentor Youth Football League, and the Cardinal Youth Tackle Football League to merge in the upcoming 2017 season. The league is being rebranded into the Mentor Cardinal Youth Football Assoc. or (MCYFA). A lot of work is under way right now, but the league's site for registrations as well as social media will be up and active very soon.

Why are the two leagues merging?

Both leagues decided that it was in the best interest of the youth athletes in both leagues to be together which will positively impact the game of football in the city of Mentor.

Who will we play?

The GLYFL has 10 clubs that all have multiple teams. They consist of Willoughby, Willowick, Chardon, Riverside, Mentor, Eastlake, Wickliffe, Perry, Orange, and Kirtland. All have fields that we may travel to with the exception of Orange who will always play away games.

What do the teams look like?

We are going to get all of the helmets from both leagues painted silver, and will wear the Mentor Cardinal as our logo. We will all be Mentor Cardinals.

 
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Why did we merge?

MYCA merged with Cardinal cheer to keep in line with the MYFA merged with Cardinal football to form a new league.  Both leagues decided that it was in the best interest of the youth athletes in both leagues to be together which will positively impact the game of football/cheerleading in the city of Mentor.

Will we travel to other cities for games?

Yes, the MCYFA/MCYCA is now part of the GLYFL. The GLYFL has 10 clubs that all have multiple teams. They consist of Willoughby, Willowick, Chardon, Riverside, Mentor, Eastlake, Wickliffe, Perry, Orange, and Kirtland.  All have fields that we may travel to with the exception of Orange who will always play away games.

How much is registration?

The registration cost is $55.

Do you offer a family discount?

YES! This year we will offer a $10 discount for both siblings of cheerleaders and football players. If you have a child who will be playing football for MCYFA and they have a sibling who will be cheering, please contact us by email BEFORE you register your cheerleader to receive the discount.

Will we need to purchase a new uniform this year?

No, we will be using the same uniform we did for the 2017 season. ALL new cheerleaders will need to purchase a uniform package when registering. The package is $65 and will include a skirt, top, spanks, pom-poms, socks, and bow. Individual items will be available for purchase. 

Is there anything besides the uniform package that my cheerleader will need?

Yes, your cheerleader will need white tennis shoes, white long sleeve shirt (sport/performance type recommended), and black leggings.

Will there be any opportunities for my child to try on a uniform before we register?

Yes, like last year, MCYCA will hold uniform try-on sessions. We are still working on dates and locations. Additional information will be posted on our webpage and Facebook page once it is available. Please note, if your child cheered last year the uniform is the same design and brand so will have the same fit

If my child’s uniform doesn’t fit, can I return it and get a new size?

No, uniforms are ordered based on the information you enter when registering. Once uniforms are order there are no returns or exchanges. If you are unsure about what size your child may wear, please attend one of our try-on sessions.

What age does my child have to be to cheer?

Children must be entering Kindergarten to cheer.

I have a child that plays for MCYFA will my cheerleader be able to cheer for their team?

Yes, cheerleaders with siblings playing football will always be placed on the corresponding cheer squad. Unless, otherwise requested.

Can I request that my child be on a certain squad or cheer with a friend?

Yes, on the registration form please indicate any requests. You will notice there is a section on the registration form for you to include this information. We cannot guarantee your child will be placed on the requested squad, but we will do our best to accommodate all requests.

When will practice start and when will my child’s coach contact me?

Your child’s coach will contact you around the end of JULY to the beginning of AUGUST before individual squads begin practice. Individual squads should start practicing sometime in the beginning of AUGUST.

Where will practices be held?

Practices normally take place at one of the Mentor Public Schools middle or elementary schools. You will receive additional information from your coach before practice begins.

When are games and when is the schedule posted?

All regular season games normally take place on either Saturday or Sunday. GLYFL makes the schedule and it is usually posted around the first week of August.  The schedule should stay consistent once posted, with the exception of unforeseeable circumstances, such as weather and field condition.

Does MCYCA do any fundraising?

Yes, all cheerleaders are required to participate in selling ten pick three lottery raffle tickets.

What does the registration fee cover? What does the money raised in the fundraiser cover?

The $55 registration is used to cover league operating expenses. These expenses include, but are not limited to, insurance, background checks, webpage administration fees, first aid kits, training, printing, and other necessary league expenses.

 The money earned from the annual fundraiser goes right back to the cheerleaders. This money is used to provide for our league year end celebration. The money from the fundraiser provides funds for the location, food, and gifts.  

Refunds

MCYCA has a no refund policy. All fees paid for registration, uniform, and other items, including but not limited to, spirit wear, socks, bows,and poms will be considered a donation to MCYCA if your child chooses not to cheer for any reason.

Is MCYCA a nonprofit organization?

Yes, MCYCA is a registered 501c3. We are registered with the state of Ohio as well as with the Federal government. Our executive board members and coaches are all volunteers.