Steel-Hers Cheerleading is a not-for-profit, independent cheerleading organization that was originally founded in 2009 as part of Hamilton's own Steel City Steelers Football Club.
Over the past 8 years our mission has been to make dance and performance opportunities as accessible as possible for all Hamilton youth. Our teams are designed to be inclusive and inviting, enforcing the value of teamwork.
Steel-Hers Cheerleading is Hamilton born and raised, working to represent Steel Town any way we can. Volunteering at community events, such as Jumpstart Day, and performing at various venues throughout the city are just some of the ways we love to give back.
Although we show our love for football (and may other sports) with our loud voices and shiny pom poms, all of our teams are centered around dance and performance technique. Stunting and acrobatics are not apart of any of Steel-Hers Cheerleading's programs.
Steel-Hers Cheerleading currently cheers for Steel City Patriots Football, maintaining four teams; a Mini team for ages 5-8, a Junior Varsity team for ages 9-12, a Varsity team for ages 13-18+ and a Elite team for those cheerleaders who wish to dance competitively. All teams cheer throughout the football league's season at a large variety of games.
Mini, Junior Varsity and Varsity level teams practice for 45 minutes per week with coaching staff and teaching assistants. Elite level teams practice for a minimum of 30 minutes per week. Extra practices may be scheduled at the coach's discretion prior to upcoming performances.
Although dance experience is welcomed, we have always aspired to have teams made up of youth who not only have a passion for dance and performing, but also, those who love to work together as a team, and most of all have fun. Because Steel-Hers Cheerleading (and Steel City Patriots) is a community organization, cheerleaders participate in a number of fundraising events throughout the year, further supporting dance and football opportunities in the Hamilton Community.
Upon registering for our programs, Cheerleaders are expected to be available for all upcoming practices and events. Schedules will be provided to parents/guardians in advance.