Meet the SCAA Cheerleading Commissioner and Head Coach Dawn Holmes
Dawn began her cheerleading career at the early age of seven years old. She began as a Warrington Warrior and her second year on was voted team captain through the unanimous votes of her teammates and coaches. In middle school she was one of four seventh grade cheerleaders to make the team and picked as team captain during her ninth grade year as well. Each year she was invited back to judge tryouts of her middle school cheerleading team until she graduated from high school. In high school, Dawn was one of three cheerleaders to make the Varsity squad and the only sophomore to be appointed front row for game positions. Dawn was nominated for All-American NCA cheerleader and made the UCA All-Star cheerleader at camp junior year. She was also her high school’s Homecoming Queen where she represented school spirit, community service and leadership. Dawn was also fortunate enough to perform in the Florida Citrus Bowl Halftime in 1998. Her high school team placed 2nd at Nationals in Myrtle Beach, S.C. where Dawn was featured in a solo scorpion to open up the performance. She has experience as a flyer and a base.
While attending college in New York, Dawn saw a need for school spirit and created the first ever Pep Squad where she led as President and choreographed all team performances. Dawn coached cheer gymnastics during her college years as well. Since then Dawn has become a wife and mother. She has stayed active as team mom and coaching here and there with the Steele Creek Seahawks. She earned her M.Ed at the University of Cincinnati, her MMLIS at the University of Southern California and is currently attending Wake Forest University to become a clinical mental health counselor. Dawn is an educator and competitor and is looking forward to a winning season as head cheerleading coach for the Steele Creek SeaGals.
2018 Cheerleading Sport Fee is $250 per athlete which includes:
- BRAND NEW UNIFORMS
- Practice Uniform
- BRAND NEW POM POMS!
- NEW DAZZLING HAIR BOWS!
- BRAND NEW CHEERLEADING SNEAKERS!
- Indoor practice Fees at local facility during cooler months
- Registration fee at 1 competition
Everything is YOURS to keep at the end of the season!
Registrations begin April 1st. You can easily register online at www.scaasports.com. A $75 family membership fee will apply per year per family. NEW this season (Payment Options): Pay in installments or all at once! Absolutely NO refunds after June 1st due to uniform manufacturing deadlines.
Items Needed at the first practice:
Copy of Birth Certificate
Pop Warner Physical Form
Pop Warner Parent/Athlete Code of Conduct
Copy of previous year's final report card
Your child cannot participate until the four above requirements are fully completed and received. Please keep in mind that most of the CVS minute clinics do sports physicals without appointments.
Practice Attire, Comfortable Practice Clothes (Soffee Shorts, tanks, short sleeve shirts, etc)
WATER BOTTLES ARE A MUST!
Girls will cheer at home football games on Saturdays - the times differ due to scheduling.
Practices: Intermediate will practice Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00-8:00pm
Advanced will practice Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-8:15pm
Optional, yet encouraged, weekly cheer gymnastics will be offered as well.
Evaluations will be on July 30th and July 31st 2018 from 6:00-7:30pm. This is different than tryouts because everyone makes the squad. This is simply determining the placement of advanced cheer (levels 2 to 3) and intermediate cheer (levels 1 to 2).
Check out our videos of SCAA SeaGals Cheerleaders in Action:
The U.S. Finals in Virginia Beach May 2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAcl3SFLyA8&index=3&list=UUaCElRhpE1_ZQg3rh3RenxQ
2016 Championship Game with the Carolina Classic 2018 @ Queens University - 1st Place
US Finals Virginia Beach May 6, 2018