The purpose of the St. Francis DeSales High school cheerleading program is to promote school spirit, to provide entertainment for the school and community, to promote within the individual good sportsmanship and leadership qualities, as well as help the competitive spirit to further develop personal characteristics such as poise and confidence, and finally, to promote sisterhood and unity within the squad. The St. Francis DeSales cheerleading squads participate during the football and basketball seasons. All cheerleaders tryout in the spring and will be placed on either the football or the basketball squads at that time based on their individual scores.
Incoming Freshman Activities
We welcome prospective cheerleaders to come and visit for a day here at DeSales. Please contact Coach Slomsky if you have any additional questions or if you would like to set up a meeting. There will be a mandatory parent meeting prior to tryouts. Information about this parent meeting will be emailed to all incoming freshmen and usually takes place in early spring. Information about clinics and tryouts will also be emailed to all incoming freshmen. Please look for more information about tryouts and clinics.
All DeSales cheerleaders (football and basketball), participate in summer camp off school campus. The DeSales community supports Americheer, a cheerleading company based here in Columbus, and attends their residential camp. Camp will be at The Ohio State University and in mandatory. At camp the squad focuses on perfecting skills and learning new material. Cheerleading camp is a great way to meet your team members and bond with one another. All Cheerleaders and their parents participate in fundraisers to support the program including Stallion Cheer Camp, the SFD Golf Outing, the Friends of the Courtyard, and Casino Royale Night.
Congratulations to the 2017-18 St. Francis DeSales Cheerleading Squads! Coach Alexa & Coach Jenna could not be more proud of the effort showcased during clinics and tryouts this week. We are so excited to kick off a new season with an outstanding group of girls! GO STALLIONS!
We look forward to meeting all of the new & returning members on Monday, April 24th for the MANDATORY Parent/Cheerleader Meeting at 7:00pm in the cafeteria. New Members - please come at 6:30 for a uniform fitting.
The SFD Cheerleading Calendar can be found here- please let us know ASAP
if you do not have access to it! Please review and inform us of any conflicts via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please click this link to provide contact information needed BEFORE the parent
meeting on Monday, April 24th in the cafeteria at 7:00pm. Even if your
information has not changed, please fill this out for the new season!
Please click this link to view the itemized cost list for the 2017-2018 season.
We will send this out via a response form AFTER the meeting to collect this
information. We will discuss further at the Parent Meeting.
Please bring a minimum $100 deposit to the Parent Meeting on Monday, April
Mary Kate Whalen
Mary Kate Whalen
Jenna Stranges '07