Portsmouth Youth Cheerleading


Youth Cheerleading is back in Portsmouth! 


Portsmouth Youth Cheer (PYC) is dedicated to providing girls and boys ages 5-14 with a positive and encouraging environment focused on the fundamentals of cheerleading. Athletes will learn motions, sideline cheers, jumps, tumbling and stunting skills in a safe and inclusive environment. We are a competitive cheerleading organization supporting Portsmouth Youth Football.


Coaching Staff:

Sam Freni

Sam has 12 years of coaching experience across multiple programs. She cheered for 8 years growing up in Bow, NH, where she was a 4x captain and State Runner-Up.

Sam joined the Clipper Ship in 2018, coaching Varsity cheer at Portsmouth High School. She’s a proud UNH graduate, works in Technology and lives in Dover, NH.


Casey Clickener

Casey brings 6 years of youth coaching and 12 years of cheerleading experience to our program. Casey is a NH State Champion and has coached many teams to undefeated seasons.

She is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire and is currently earning her Master’s degree from Boston College. Casey works as a Practice Manager for MaineHealth Surgical Care. This is Casey’s first year as a Clipper! Welcome aboard!


Whitney Corcoran 

Whitney was a high school cheerleader, following it up with a season of semi pro cheer right here in NH! Whitney brings 18 years of coaching experience across multiple seacoast programs.

Whitney joined the Clippers in 2018, coaching the Varsity team for Portsmouth-Oyster River Cheer. She works for a Portsmouth based aviation company, and lives in Salisbury, MA with her husband and two kids.


Becky Godin

Becky was a competitive cheerleader for 12 years before joining the “Clipper Ship.” This will be her 6th year with the Portsmouth cheerleading program.

Becky believes in leading by example — during practices, you can find her demonstrating motions, tumbling, stunts, and (most importantly) a positive attitude!

Becky graduated from UNH in 2020. She works in oral surgery and is working towards become a dentist, herself!



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Contact Info

Portsmouth Youth Football Association
PO Box 4223 
Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03802