Meet the SCAA Cheerleading Commissioner and Head Coach Dawn Holmes
Dawn began her cheerleading career at the early age of seven years old. She began as a Warrington Warrior and her second year on was voted team captain through the unanimous votes of her teammates and coaches. In middle school she was one of four seventh grade cheerleaders to make the team and picked as team captain during her ninth grade year as well. Each year she was invited back to judge tryouts for her middle school cheerleading team until she graduated from high school. In high school, Dawn was one of three sophomore cheerleaders to make the Varsity squad and the only sophomore to be appointed front row for game positions. Dawn was nominated for All-American NCA cheerleader and made the UCA All-Star cheerleader at camp junior year. She was also her high school’s Homecoming Queen where she represented school spirit, community service and leadership. Dawn was also fortunate enough to perform in the Florida Citrus Bowl Halftime in 1998. Her high school team placed 2nd at Nationals in Myrtle Beach, S.C. where Dawn was featured in a solo scorpion to open up the performance. She has experience as a flyer and a base.
While attending college in New York, Dawn saw a need for school spirit and created the first ever Pep Squad where she led as President and choreographed all team performances. Dawn coached cheer gymnastics during her college years as well. Since then Dawn has become a wife and mother. She has stayed active as team mom and coaching here and there with the Steele Creek Seahawks. She earned her M.Ed at the University of Cincinnati, her MMLIS at the University of Southern California and recently graduated from Wake Forest University to become a clinical mental health counselor.
Since taking charge as Commissioner and Head Cheerleading Coach, Dawn has led the Steele Creek SeaGals to various competitions such as Carolina Classic at Queens University, Holiday Cheers to You in Raleigh, Platinum Nationals in Winston-Salem, Reach the Beach in Daytona Beach Florida and U.S. Finals in Virginia Beach. All competitions were great success with bringing home 1st Place in the Traditional Rec Division. The Steele Creek SeaGals also earned Grand Champions in the Level 1 Mini Traditional Rec Division in 2019 and each team earned Zero Deductions at the end of their seasons!!! Dawn is a true educator and competitor and is looking forward to a winning season as Commissioner and Head Cheerleading Coach for the Steele Creek SeaGals for year number three.
SeaGals Mission Statement: SeaGals are members of an inspirational team representing the community with honor, integrity and character...and of course infectious team spirit!!!
2019 Uniform Package is $305 per athlete which includes:
- BRAND NEW UNIFORMS
- PRACTICE UNIFORM - T-SHIRT & SOFFE SHORTS
- BRAND NEW POM POMS!
- THREE DAZZLING HAIR BOWS! Practice, Breast Cancer Awareness and Competition Bows
- BRAND NEW CHEERLEADING SNEAKERS AND SOCKS! Game socks and Breast Cancer socks
- SEAGALS DUFFLE BAG
- Registration fee at 1 competition - Local Pop Warner Competition
- WARM-UP JACKET
Everything is YOURS to keep at the end of the season!
Registration begins April 1st each season. You can easily register online at www.scaasports.com. A $80 family membership fee will apply per year per family. NEW this season (Payment Options): Pay in installments or all at once! Absolutely NO refunds!
Items Needed at the first practice:
Copy of Birth Certificate
Pop Warner Physical Form
Pop Warner Parent/Athlete Code of Conduct
Copy of previous year's final report card
Your child cannot participate until the four above requirements are fully completed and received. Please keep in mind that most of the CVS minute clinics do sports physicals without appointments.
Practice Attire: Comfortable Practice Clothes (Soffee Shorts, tanks, short sleeve shirts, etc) Athletic Shoes
WATER BOTTLES ARE A MUST!
Girls will cheer at several home football games on Saturdays - the times differ due to scheduling.
Practices: TBD - Week day Practices begin at 6:15pm and end at 7:45pm
Optional, yet encouraged, weekly cheer gymnastics will be offered at Carolina Stars in Fort Mill for $80 a month
Evaluations will begin in August. This includes conditioning and our expectations as a competitive cheerleading team. This is different than tryouts because everyone makes the squad. This is simply determining the placement. We will also begin collecting Pop Warner paperwork then.
Level 1 - 8 and younger
Level 2 - 10 and younger
Level 3 - 14 and younger
After the fall season the SeaGals travel and compete in the rec cheer division based on ability and will be rostered due to gymnastics, stunting skills and fundamentals (motions, facials and jumps).
Level 1 Tumbling- forward and backward rolls, cartwheels, round-offs, front and backwalkovers
Level 2 Tumbling - single backhandspring, single front handspring, backwalkovers
Level 3 Tumbling - Running back tucks, series of backhandsprings, Example: round-off, backhandspring, back tuck
Check out our videos of the SCAA SeaGals Cheerleaders in Action: