Ramona Pop Warner hosts JAMZ Cheer and Dance Camp

Ramona Pop Warner Jr. PeeWee cheerleader Natalie Megna reacts to a routine her group learns during the third annual JAMZ Cheer and Dance Camp held in Ramona. Photo/Dan Megna
Ramona Pop Warner Jr. PeeWee cheerleader Natalie Megna reacts to a routine her group learns during the third annual JAMZ Cheer and Dance Camp held in Ramona. Photo/Dan Megna

For the third consecutive year, Ramona Pop Warner Football and Cheer hosted the JAMZ Cheer and Dance Camp for Palomar Conference Pop Warner.

Held at Ramona High School Aug. 3-5, the JAMZ Cheer and Dance Camp offered two and a half days of fun, high-energy instruction for girls ranging in ages from 5 to 15.

In addition to honing the girls’ cheer and dance skills, the camp builds confidence, camaraderie and team spirit. Coaches participated in an interactive clinic during which they performed the same movements and stunts they will teach their teams.

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Ramona girls react enthusiastically at the JAMZ Cheer and Dance Camp, held at Ramona High School. Ramona Pop Warner Football and Cheer hosted the camp. Photo courtesy of Tanya SanFilippo

For more than 10 years, the team at JAMZ Cheer and Dance has coordinated cheer camps and coaching clinics for the Palomar Conference —  playing an integral role in helping coaches and participants realize their full potential.

The success of the program starts with the staff, says  JAMZ spokesperson Marty Grogan.

“During our staff training we do everything we can to help them understand that the ‘heart and feel’ of JAMZ relies our staff exemplifying kindness, humility, and a non-stop sense of fun,” said Grogan.

Palomar Conference Pop Warner Cheer and Dance, headed by Cheer and Dance Commissioner Amy Leon, is well represented at the national championships and many of the teams finish at the top of their respective divisions, according to a release from the organization, noting that Ramona Pop Warner is included in that group on a perennial basis.

The annual camp provides Ramona Pop Warner an opportunity to promote its sponsors and supporters to the 17 Palomar Pop Warner member associations. Throughout the event, over 1,000 cheer leaders, coaches, and support staff made the drive to Ramona. The camp also provides the organization a chance to demonstrate its level of commitment to the cheer and dance program.

“Our participation numbers are at their highest in five years,” said Tanya SanFilippo, Ramona Pop Warner cheer coordinator. “We have nearly 100 girls in the program and we continue to generate interest and introduce new girls to cheer and dance.  The popularity of the program speaks to the level of dedication of our coaches as well as the cheer leaders themselves.”

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Pop Warner cheerleaders practice outside Ramona High School during the JAMZ Cheer and Dance Camp. Photo courtesy of Tanya SanFilippo

None of this would be possible, added SanFilippo, “without the contributions of our sponsors and supporters such as Quiznos, Intermountain Fire, Barona Casino and Resort and Ramona High School. We really appreciate the support we receive from the community.”

For more information about Ramona Pop Warner Football and Cheer, go to www.ramonapopwarner.net.

   
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