2019-2020 Pep Squad
CONGRATULATIONS to our teams for their performances at USA Nationals in Anaheim on Feb 14-16!
JV Cheer - 4th place/12 teams
V Cheer - 5th place/14 teams
V Song - 3rd place/ 9 teams
Due to our current situation and limitations, all cheer and song tryouts (virtual or otherwise) will be delayed.. As we work through essential aspects of our support of students and families, the option for virtual (or modified) tryouts will be reviewed once again the week of 5/18 to determine the plans to possibly offer tryouts before summer. We understand that the athletes are ready to try out and are understandably disappointed at the changes of routines, but at this time it is necessary for us to wait on deciding the format for tryouts at Aliso Niguel High School. No other athletic programs will be engaging in tryouts at this time and summer plans for training and tryouts are pending guidance from local government agencies as well as Trustees.
The following areas of concern and insight are guiding the decision to delay tryouts until an appropriate time.
1. Athletic Clearance: All “pep” athletes must receive athletic clearance to participate in any district sponsored athletic program.
a. At this time, obtaining athletic physical will be difficult and represent challenges for all student groups to accomplish given quarantine guidelines.
b. Additionally, all students will need proof of insurance, something that may be compromised at this time given the economic impact of COVID-19.
2. Financial Donations: Traditionally, following pep tryouts, families would be making large financial donations to the program for uniforms, coaching, camps etc.. With the unknown summer months ahead, it would be inappropriate for us to request program donations at this time and move forward in a traditional manner with donations.
3. Equity and Access: In order to support ALL students in our high schools, we will need to revisit tryouts in May to determine the best possible avenue to engage all students. Although virtual submission of video and performances seem simple, that is not the case for all students. Limitations on Wi-Fi, device access, and avenues to record, create disparity that we can work to mitigate in the coming months.
4. The Unknown: Delaying the tryouts will allow us to have a clearer understanding of what summer and fall may look like for our schools. No other athletic programs will be engaging in tryouts at this time and summer plans for training and tryouts are pending guidance from local government agencies as well as Trustees.
Again, we look forward to seeing the athletes return to school and thrive in their cheer programs. Updates will be posted on the school website once plans have been made for the tryouts.
THANK YOU to Peppino's for our delicious Homecoming Dinner!
THANK YOU to Nothing Bundt Cakes for our scrumptious desserts!
2019-2020 Sponsorship Form and Letter (click here)
Our program would not be possible without these gracious supporters!
Thank you from Aliso Niguel Pep Squad
Our Program is 100% Funded by your generous donation.
Requested donation amounts are due by October 9, 2019.
Donation checks should be made payable to:
AN Pep Squad Boosters
27068 La Paz Road #766
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Tax ID - 33-0649876
Our venmo account is: @alisoniguel-pepsquad
Our secure PayPal account can be found under the tab Donate.
Contact our Director of Sponsorship-Mindy Stein
for more information on how to become a Sponsor.