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2022-23 Blue Knights Cheerleading Program

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The St. Louis Christian Homeschool Blue Knights organization was established in 2006 with a single basketball team. Since that time, like-minded families and committed volunteers who are passionate about sports have enabled exponential growth to include several programs, including the cheer and dance teams, which make up the Spirit Squad. Stunts, cheers, dances and friendships are all part of this fun and challenging program!

We strive to display Christian character at all times; to train young men and women to love and play competitive sports while honoring God in all that they do; to bring honor and glory to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with our attitudes, actions and abilities; and to lead others to Him through our words and deeds.

Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works
and glorify your Father which is in Heaven.” 
–Matthew 5:16

The Blue Knights organization is much more than a group of sports teams. We are sports-loving, God-loving families with the common goal of drawing closer to Christ through high level athletics and the friendships that are built through striving and celebrating together.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS



Who can participate in the Spirit Squad program?
The Cheer and Dance teams are open to all homeschooled middle school and high school girls ages 12-18.

Can my child choose between cheer and dance, or can she do both?
There will be no formal dance program for the 2022-2023 season.

When does the season begin, and how long does it last?
Pre-season begins over the summer when we hold cheer camps. Our regular season begins after Labor Day with practices. Games begin in November, and the season ends with a national home school basketball championship tournament in March 2023. (Dates and location to be announced soon.)

Are tryouts required to join the team?
Yes, tryouts are held in the fall. Summer camps and intensives are offered in late summer to prepare for tryouts.

Where and when are the events/games during which the Spirit Squad will perform?
The cheer team is expected to travel with the varsity boys’ basketball team to all out-of-town tournaments. Non-tournament games are only attended by cheerleaders when games are within 45 minutes of O’Fallon, Missouri. Games to be attended will be shared by the coach.

How do I register for my child to cheer and/or dance with the Blue Knights?
Registration opens in September 2022 and will be posted on the home page, social media pages (links at top right of this page) and via email. If you’d like to be added to the email list, please send your name, child’s name/age, and phone number to [email protected]. Please include CHEER in your message.

Who are the coaches, and how can I get in touch with them?
Cheer Coach Rebecca "Bex" Lacky, 417-399-1136, [email protected] (Bio page)
Dance Coach Lacey Malawey, 618-317-2251 [email protected] (Bio page)

What does it cost to be a member of the Blue Knights Spirit Squad?

  • Registration Fee:
    • All athletes must pay a $10 fee that covers organizational costs.
  • Uniforms:
    • Details coming soon regarding expenses for uniform and accessories. Many of these items overlap between years, and many items may be purchased from previous team members for a discounted price.
    • For cheer team, an ESTIMATE to buy all necessary items brand new would be $350.
  • Other expenses:
    • Other expenses may include travel costs for tournaments, team bonding activities, and camps or intensives.

Are there any discounts for siblings? No

Are other discounts or scholarships available?
There is a discount for pastors’ families. Email [email protected] for scholarship application.

What will be expected of me and my child if we decide to participate in a Blue Knights program?
Please read through the Parent Manifesto, Parent Contract and the Athlete Contract found under the Registration Info> Agreements & Forms menu above.

I have more questions about registration. Whom should I contact, and how?
Contact Marla Coumerilh, [email protected], 636.448.5719 (call or text). 

What should I do if I have an issue with a coach or with someone within the Blue Knights organization?
Please follow the Conflict Resolution guide found under the Registration Info > Agreements & Forms menu above.

I have more questions. Whom should I contact, and how?
Contact [email protected] with any additional questions that aren’t addressed here.

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