Sparta Bears flag football plays intramural games at 10:00AM at SMS field on Saturdays.
Sparta Bears tackle football plays on Sundays. Home games are played at Pope John HS. Home games begin at 11:00am and are played consecutively utilizing two of the three turf fields at Pope John HS. The last game begins at 3pm-ish. Typically there are four home games and four away games in a regular season.
- What to wear: Cheer vest and skirt, briefs, top no-show undergarment for comfort, white no-show socks, cheer shoes. Hair is pulled off face, secured in a ponytail if long enough. Bring poms, drink and snack in cheer gear bag. Team color bow worn in September and November. Pink awareness bow worn in October. Coaches will advise when additional uniform layers are to be worn: bodysuit, leggings, jacket and gloves. Extra layers should be stored in cheer gear bag at all times.
- Cheerleaders should be in full uniform at field, ready to warmup, 30 minutes prior to start of football game. Please arrive early enough to accommodate uniform and hair adjustments and restroom stops. Late arrivals affect cheer team's ability to perform at halftime. Please be considerate of all the coaches, parents and cheerleaders involved in each game and plan for on-time arrival at field for practice.
- Cheerleaders provide their own drink and snack. Cheerleaders do not leave the sidelines to visit Snack Den; parents can bring snack items to cheerleaders at halftime on the sidelines. Team snacks are welcome and shared at the end of the game under parent supervision. Notify a parent coach if a team snack is being provided so that all parents can be informed and prepared to offer substitute snack (if desired) for teammates with allergies.
- Cubs and Juniors cheer teams cover games for flag and tackle teams. Cubs cheer for flag and tackle; Juniors cheer for tackle only. Bears cheerleaders in full uniform attending games covered by a cheer team other than their own team are always welcome to cheer the sidelines with the cheer team that is there. Indicate desire to cheer by speaking to the parent cheer coach prior to start of game.
- Notify a parent coach as soon as possible prior to cheerleader absence.