“A good cheerleader is not measured by the height of her jumps but the span of her spirit.”

Welcome to the New Providence PAL Cheerleading website. Our program is designed for children in Kindergarten through 8th grade. This is an instructional and competitive program where basic to advanced cheerleading skills are taught and practiced in a supervised setting under the guidance of Parent and Teen coaches. Our program provides spirit for our towns fall flag football program and tackle football traveling teams.

Our goal is to help our cheerleaders develop confidence, leadership plus town-wide spirit, while emphasizing the importance of good sportsmanship and teamwork.   Our program encourages each cheerleader to have fun, do their best and to represent New Providence in a positive manner.


We stand together in support of our team
United, committed, one motive one dream.

What we do is different unlike all the rest,
But somehow the same when we all try our best.

We don’t use a bat, a ball, or a net,
Just determination, and muscle, endurance, and sweat.

We cheer because we love the thrill of the game,
To motivate the crowd-nothing else is the same.

So don’t call us ditzy, and don’t call us cute,
Lose the misconceptions, seek out the truth.

Our spirit is endless, our hearts filled with pride,
Please look past the stereotype and see the athlete inside.

“Just because we don’t run across goal lines, slam dunk basketballs, or hit home runs … doesn’t mean we can’t CHANGE THE SCORE!”


To register, go on line at communitypass.netAll participants MUST be registered through Community Pass.

Registration info for 2019: (all squads)

  • Early registration (May 1 – June 14), $130
  • Regular registration (June 15 – July 1), $145
  • Late registration will only be considered based on squad availability. Late fee applies.
  • Registration includes: Cheer sweatshirt, green hair bow and cheer practice t-shirt

Contact Info

Katie Mangel
(973) 432-1982

Jennifer Dowden
Assistant Commissioner
(908) 240-4558

Cheer Ambassadors/Former Commissioners
Suzanne Botvinis
Shannan Arnold


  • Flag – Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades
  • Youth Tackle Squads – 3rd and 4th grades
  • Green Squad: 5th Grade
  • White Squad: 6th Grade
  • Gold Squad: 7/8 Grades combined
NOTE: Squads are subject to change to fit the needs of the program.  Skill assessments will be performed during Summer practice for the Green & Gold squads.


Other Details

Cheer Pictures (all squads):
Typically planned for September/October. More info to follow.

PAL Night (for grades 7-8):
A night when the NPPAL Organization is announced onto the football field at Lieder prior to the start of a varsity game. The cheerleaders have the opportunity to cheer alongside the high school varsity cheerleaders (during the 3rd Qtr). Date: TBD (usually in October). Other fun events for the younger squads to cheer along with the older squads will be announced at a later date.

End of the Season Awards Celebration:
At the end of the season we will honor all of our participants in a short ceremony. Dates & location TBD (usually November). Additional parent volunteers needed.

Practice Commitments


    • August Cheer Camp/Practice:  Times/Location TBA.
    • September/October Practice:Once a week (Either Monday or Tuesday, times TBA). Fall practice starts 9/3/19.
    • Game DaysSaturday mornings (times TBD) and occasional weekdays.

Youth Tackle (Grades 3 & 4)

    • August Practice: TBA.
    • Fall Practice:Twice a week (days/times TBA). Fall practice starts 9/3/19.
    • Game Days:Sunday’s (times TBA). Fall season is 9/8 – 10/27.
    • *Post-Season Games*: If any of our football teams (grades 4-5) play in a Divisional play-off game or Consolation Bowl Game, our cheerleaders are expected to attend to show their support. Post-season game dates: Sunday, Nov. 3, 10 & 17 (Times and locations TBA)


    • Mandatory Cheer Camp/August Practice: Time/Location: TBA
    • Fall Practice:Twice a week (days/times TBD). Fall practice starts 9/3/19.
    • Game Days: Sunday late morning or early afternoon (times TBD). Fall season is 9/8 – 10/27.
    • *Post-Season Play-offs*: If any of our football teams (grades 6-8) make it to the Divisional play-offs, our cheerleaders are expected to attend to show their support. Post-season game dates: Sunday, Nov. 3, 10 & 17 (Times and locations TBD)

GOLD Squads:

    • Mandatory Cheer Camp/August Practice:Mandatory for MS cheerleaders (TBA)
    • Fall Practice: 2-3 times/week (including Saturday morning, other days/time TBD)
    • Game Days: Sunday afternoon (times TBD). Fall season is 9/8 – 10/27.
    • *Post-Season Play-offs*: If any of our football teams (grades 6-8) make it to the Divisional play-offs, our cheerleaders are expected to attend to show their support. Post-season game dates: Sunday, Nov. 3, 10 & 17 (Times and locations TBD)


Home Game Locations

  • Flag games –Oakwood Park
  • Youth Tackle games – NPHS Lieder Field


  • Uniforms for the flag and tackle cheer programs are provided by NPPAL Cheer and must be returned at the end of the season. Uniforms include skirt & sleeveless top. With Registration, each cheerleader receives a NP PAL Cheer Sweatshirt and one Cheer Bow.
  • Please wash the uniforms in cold water and line dry or lay flat. DO NOT put in the dryer.
  • Each family will be required to submit a Uniform Deposit of $25 at the time of registration through Community Pass or submit via check to NPPAL Cheer at uniform fitting day in June. PAL Cheer will return the uniform deposit at the end of the season as long as your child’s uniform was returned clean (not dirty or stained or damaged).
  • Any family that fails to return their child’s uniform at the end of the season OR returns it damaged in any way that its deemed unusable, the family will be charged $75 for Flag Uniform and $150 Travel Cheer Uniform (cost of replacement). Reimbursement to NP Cheer is required.
  • Scheduled uniform distribution days are TBD. Practice uniforms are included in registration. They will be given out during August Cheer Camp and are the cheerleaders to keep.
  • All cheerleaders are required to purchase the necessary accessories to complete the uniform: briefs/boy shorts, hair bow, leggings and sneakers. A complete listing and estimated prices are listed below. Items in good condition can be reused if the styles have not changed.  An estimate of the costs are listed next to each item. Prices are subject to change

Additional Team Gear includes the following: (Order forms will be handed out during 1st week of summer cheer camp/practice). Note: these are approximate costs & subject to change.

  • Adult Midriff – $20
  • Green Boy shorts – $10
  • Cheer Sweatshirt, $15
  • V-neck long Midriff, $20
  • Pink socks (grades 3-8 only), $8
  • Cheer Jacket (grades 3-8 only), $35
  • Cheer Hair Bow (Green, Pink and/or Gold)– $5/ea
  • Plain white no-show socks
  • Plain black ankle-length leggings
  • 3-8 Cheer sneakers approved by commissioner – $30-$40
  • K-2 only, cheer sneakers must be plain white (found at Payless or Target)

Practice Dress Code

All cheerleaders must come dressed appropriately.  Clothing must fit correctly, not too big or small.  No jean shorts, no belly shirts, no tank tops, no jewelry, no fake nails, no slip on sneakers or flip flops.  All cheerleaders must come to practice in practice uniform, sneakers, and hair pulled up and back away from face.  NO EXCEPTIONS!  Proper supportive cheer sneakers and dress code is an important factor in insuring the safety of the cheerleaders.

Competitive Squad

Cheerleading is a team sport and commitment is important! 
Competition Season Time Commitment
The PAL Cheer Commissioners and head  coaches reserves the right to decide if the squad will participate in any competitions throughout the season.
Competition Squad: Currently TBD.  Any cheerleader on the Gold squads interested should contact the Cheer Commissioners. Participation is up to the discretion of the Cheer Commissioners and is by invite only. Team will be decided based on overall skill assessments and commitment. 


“Think big, believe big, act big, and the results will be big”


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