The Union Spirit program - which is part of the Athletics Department - exists to promote school spirit at Union sporting and community events. The success of Union spirit squads has led to unparalleled growth and demand for additional activities. The Union Spirit program encompasses Grades 8-12. Almost three-fourths of those squads hold some type of state, regional or national title.
The mission of the Union Athletic Department is to help our student-athletes reach their highest academic and athletic potential; to inspire champions today and prepare leaders for tomorrow.
Spirit Program (8-12th)
Union spirit squads are truly among the best in Oklahoma and in the United States. Varsity Pom and the Highsteppers, Union’s Varsity Dance Team, continue their tradition of excellence, racking up state and national accolades as well. They are outstanding performers and are an integral part of all football, basketball and wrestling events. In addition, spirit squads perfrom at pep rallys, kick-offs and other school events. Most importantly, they instill pride, character and teamwork in their members and offer students many valuable opportunities to develop skills that will stay with them for a lifetime to come.
The Union Spirit program provides positive, challenging programs in which dedication to excellence and promotion of school spirit is emphasized. Through a consistent, disciplined and leveled approach, parents, coaches and administrators work together to ensure each squad member receives the following benefits of the program:
In addition being a competitive member of a Union Spirit Squad will provide an:
Students are required to tryout to be a member of a secondary spirit squad. Spirit clinics will be held each spring and are supervised by an assistant athletic director and the coaches from each discipline. All candidates must attend everyday of spirit clinics to tryout. Tryouts take place in the spring for the following year.
Union Spirit Squads may be made up of the following grade levels:
Pom / Cheer
Varsity – 12th, 11th, 10th and 9th grades
JV – 11th and 10th grades
Ninth – 9th grade
Eighth – 8th grade
Highsteppers (Varsity) – 12th, 11th, 10th and 9th grades
JV Highsteppers (JH) – 9th, 8th and 7th grades
8th Grade Highsteppers
All secondary squad memebers must attend summer camp. Summer camp is mandatory. After the new squads are chosen in the spring, mandatory practices prior to summer camp will occur to prepare for the competition held at camp.
Squads may begin practicing at the coach’s discretion following Aug. 1 of the given school year.
Practice times for the 8th Grade squads is after school. Specific practice times and locations are determined solely by the coaches.
Varsity, JV and 9th Grade squads are given one hour during the school day to practice. Additional practices before and after school will be scheduled as well.
Competitions are encouraged and expected for our cheerleading squads. The following is an approximation for the squads:
Union Youth Football Association - Spirit
UYFA consists of spirit squads 1-7.
For Information contact: Union Youth Football Association
(Member of Indian Nations Football Conference)
UYFA website: www.uyfa.org
UYFA Spirit website: www.uyfaspirit.webs.com
Email: [email protected]
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