Cheerleading registration forms ask for the participant's name, age, date of birth, address, parents' names and their contact information, as well as details about their medical history. If the cheerleading is school-related, the forms may also request the participant's grade. If the participant is underage, parents have to sign a waiver of liability and medical release form.
In addition to the parents' information, these forms may also ask for at least one alternative emergency contact name, phone number and relationship to the participant. Some forms may also ask for the participant's physician's name and contact information. Signing the medical release form authorizes medical treatment for the participant, if needed. This protects the organization in the event the participant needs emergency medical treatment when a parent or guardian can't be reached ahead of time.
Some organizations may also include a media release section. Signing this section allows the cheerleading organization to use the participant's image in photographs, videos and other media for promotion of specific events and for general publicity for the organization in the future. Signing this section is usually optional, so denying permission should not affect the participant's chances of getting into the organization. If a fee should be submitted with the form, there is a section to include payment information.