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Get your rah-rah ready for Moffat County Thunder Cheer clinic

Squad to perform at 4th of July parade, host tryouts

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

The Moffat County Thunder Cheer program will host a clinic for all interested children wanting to learn fundamentals of the sport. The free classes will culminate with a routine performed during the Fourth of July parade.

There's something coming up next week that will get both parents and kids cheering.

Moffat County Thunder Cheer will host a clinic free to girls and boys of all ages from 5 to 7 p.m. beginning Monday and running throughout the week at the team's gym at Suite 119 of Centennial Mall.

Coaches will be "reviewing the basic fundamentals of cheer" for those who might not be well-established in the sport and want to get involved, said coaching staff member Amber Snow.

"We'll be going over jumps, tumbling, stunts and dance," Snow said.

Parents must sign a waiver of liability for kids to participate and all who join in the activities will receive a certificate.

Participants will learn a routine that they will perform during Craig's Fourth of July parade. And, for those who decide they want to get further involved with Thunder Cheer, the same routine will be used as part of MCT tryouts July 9 to 11.

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Snow said this is the first time a tryout has been part of Thunder Cheer. Because the overall group keeps expanding in numbers, coaches will be evaluating cheerleaders to make sure they're all on "skill-appropriate" teams.

"Everybody makes a team," Snow said.

MCT hosted its year-end awards night last week and competed in May at the Best in the West Nationals in Las Vegas, with Minis and Seniors each placing fifth in their age groups and the Youth team ranked as a finalist.

For more information, call 970-846-9054 or 970-756-0588.

If you go

Moffat County Thunder Cheer clinic

5 to 7 p.m. Monday

Centennial Mall, 111 W. Victory Way, Suite 119

— The free event for girls and boys of all ages will teach basic cheer techniques throughout the week for use in a routine during Craig’s Fourth of July parade. Registration starts at 4 p.m. Monday. Those who are interested in becoming part of Thunder Cheer can also attend tryouts July 9 to 11. For more information, call 970-846-9054 or 970-756-0588.

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