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Fall 2024 Sideline Registration Now Open!

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2024 Sideline Season Details

We are excited to welcome our cheerleaders and families for the upcoming season! 

Who can participate:

Registration is open to athletes in 1st through 8th grade for the 2024 - 2025 school year. Kindergarten is allowed at the discretion of our Cheer Directors (email 

We DO accept athletes that live outside Northshore School District boundaries or attend private school. 

Our Fall Sideline Cheer Season includes the following time commitment:

  • Regular Season Practices: Monday & Wednesday evenings (begin August 5th or 12th; 1.5 to 2 hours after 5:30pm)
  • Playoff/Championship Practices: Wednesday evenings (begin October 30; 1.5 hours after 5:30pm)
  • Team Camp:  2-3 days - tentatively week of August 5th or 12th, 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Football Jamboree: Game cheering & field performance (tentatively 8/24 or 8/25) 
  • Saturday Games:  Begin September 7 (Regular season runs through October 26 &  Playoff/Championship games are November 2, 9, and 16)
  • Family Concession Volunteer Requirement: Each family of a cheerleader must provide one volunteer ages 18 or older to work 1 shift in our Pop Keeney Concession Stand during a High School Football Game (September-November game options on Thurs/Fri/Sat, appx. 4 hour shift)
  • Family Volunteer Requirement: We ask each family to help our program or their squad in some way during the season. Please indicate your preferred volunteer role during registration.

All practices and games/events are mandatory to participate in the program.

We also coordinate additional activities throughout the season that we highly encourage all to participate in, from community events to Jr. Cougar Night at a Bothell High School Varsity Football game!

If you are unsure your family can commit to the above dates or have questions, please attend our virtual info night on April 3 @ 7pm  (see Zoom link above) or in-person night for Football & Cheer in May (details to be announced here soon).

Safety reminder: NO JEWELRY OF ANY KIND. All jewelry must be removed prior to arriving to practice and game days, including earrings. Only exception-religious medal without a chain taped under uniform OR a medical-alert medal taped and may be visible. This is for the safety of the cheerleaders and coaches. It is a national (NFHS/USA Youth) cheer rule.


Register by April 5th to take advantage of our early bird payment plan!

  • Returning Cheerleaders - $500. Includes game uniform, cheer shoes, game bow and camp.
  • New Cheerleaders - $650. Includes all items above plus jacket, backpack, pom poms and camp.
  • Each cheerleader will receive a practice t-shirt (Sponsored by Service Electric).
  • Additional t-shirts, additional game bow or replacement items for returning cheerleaders can be purchased at check-out.

Payment options:

  • Early bird payment plan (EXTENDED: March 1st-April 5th): $50 + processing fees & additional items, due at time of registration. Balance will deducted June 3rd.
  • Regular payment plan (Begins April 6th): 50% + processing fees & additional items, due at time of registration. Remaining balance to be deducted June 3rd.
  • Pay in full at time of registration

 Unfortunately, we are not able to provide refunds.

Additional items that you will need to purchase:

  • Plain black shorts (ex: Soffe or similar)
  • Plain black shorts and leggings 
  • Plain black mittens

Fundraising for sideline season:

  • Concession volunteering requirements cover our field, games, insurance and non-profit administrative costs.
  • We will have fundraising events but not a minimum fundraising $ requirement for cheerleaders.
  • Other ways to support our program include attending our dinner night out events, providing donations for our wish list items, referring sponsors for our season, buying Bothell Jr. Cheer fan gear/swag, and corporate matching/giving for volunteer hours or donations. 

Spring/Summer Clinics and Competition team:  Registration and fees are separate. More information will be provided this Spring on our website and social media.

Registration ends June 2 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time!

Coaching Opportunities

Do you have previous cheer, dance, gymnastics or coaching experience? We are looking for volunteer PARENT/ADULT and JUNIOR Coaches!

  • Head Coaches (age 18+): For our athletes in K-4th grade
  • Assistant Coaches (age 18+): For our athletes in K-4th grade and 7th-8th grade
  • Junior Coaches (Grades 9-12): To support our athletes at all age levels. 

Interested in joining us this fall or finding out more?


If you have a child in our cheer program, you will receive a $100 discount for head coaching & $50 for assistant coaching!

Welcome to Bothell Jr. Cheer!

Our Cheerleaders proudly and exclusively represent the Bothell Cougar Jr. Football Association, by motivating our football players and encouraging our football fans to stand up, make some noise and help show pride for our Jr. Cougar football teams!

Our mission is to provide girls and boys in grades 1st through 8th (Kindergarten considered at discretion of the Cheer Director) the opportunity to learn and grow within the sport of Cheerleading.  We expose our Cheerleaders to all facets of the sport including; sideline cheer, stunting, dance, jumps, confidence, respect for self as well as teammates, fitness, leadership,  accountability - and most importantly, Team Spirit!

We lead with a strong focus on accountability and commitment to a team but with big hearts. We strive to positively impact each and every one of our Cheerleaders' lives by focusing on their individual strengths and making them stronger for their future - not just in cheerleading, but in life! We have fun building relationships and serving our community, all while representing our amazing City of Bothell and its Cougar Fans. 

We are Bothell! 

Recent Bothell Jr. Cheer News

Upcoming Stunt & Cheer Clinics

By Ashley Cole 02/29/2024, 10:30pm PST

Check back soon for details on our spring stunt/cheer clinics!

2024 2025 Competition Team Preliminary Information

By Kim Brooks 02/29/2024, 10:00pm PST

Check back later this Spring for preliminary information on our 2024-2025 Competition Season!

Our program is ranked as one of the top rec competition programs in Washington State. We're the 2022 Rec Junior State Champions (U12, traditional non-tumbling). We also placed third in 2023 (U14, traditional non-tumbling) and achieved the second highest scoring routine in competitions for that season.

Rec vs. All-Star Competition: What's the difference?

The difference between Rec and All-Star Cheerleading is that Rec dedicates most of their time to cheering for sports teams (usually football). All-star cheerleading's primary purpose is competition.

Rec Teams for U14 Division in Washington (and beyond) often incorporate stunting skills seen in Level 1, 2, 3 of All-Star Teams and do not have the same restrictions on tumbling level (for tumbling teams).

Most Rec Teams and organizations are local/regional level and follow or align to USA Cheer and National Federation of High School (NFHS) spirit rules. In the U.S., most All Star is under USASF.

2024 Competition Cheer Team Places 2nd at State

By Kim Brooks 01/29/2024, 7:00pm PST

2024 Competition Cheer Team 2nd at State

Our Competition Cheer Team included 16 of our sideline cheerleaders ranging in grade level from 4th-8th grade (from our Sophs, JV and Varsity Sideline Teams). They competed in the U14 Traditional Non-Tumbling division for Washington State during the 2023-2024 season.

We're incredibly proud of the hard work and dedication each girl put into both their sideline and competition teams since last August. It all paid off with their highest score of the season at the Washington State Jr Cheer Championship where they placed 2nd out of 11 teams (the largest rec division in the state). 

Our girls  had an incredible season in every competition, improving every week.

- Spirit of Northshore, Bothell HS:  2nd Place

- Harbor Cheerfest, Gig Harbor HS: 1st Place

- Winter Cheerfest, Skyline HS: 1st Place

- Junior State Championship: 2nd Place

Congratulations on your junior state ranking, ladies! 

#wearebothell #gocougars


Upcoming Dates

  • March 1: Registration Opens
  • April 3: Fall 2024 Sideline Interest Meeting @ 7 pm (Virtual) 
  • April 24: Spring Cheer & Stunt Clinic (Crystal Springs Elementary), 3-5:30pm
  • May 8: Spring Cheer & Stunt Clinic (Canyon Park MS), 3-5:30pm 
  • May 15: Spring Cheer & Stunt Clinic (Kenmore MS-TBC), 3-5:30pm
  • May 29: Spring Cheer & Stunt Clinic (Frank Love Elementary), 3-5:30pm
  • June 2: Registration Closes
  • June 4: Uniform Fitting
  • July 4: Bothell Community Parade 
  • Week of August 5: Tentative - Camp and practices start 
  • August 24 or 25: Tentative dates- Football Jamboree
  • September 7: First Football Game 
  • November 22: End of season banquet 

Show your Bothell Junior Cheer PRIDE!

Proud Sponsors

Service Electric

The Pizza Coop & Ale House


Little Caesars

Proud Supporters

Gold Creek Church

The Ridge Activity Center

Bothell Gymnastics Club

We are Bothell

Kim Brooks & Ashley Cole, Cheer Co-Directors