Junior Cougars

Amazing Junior Cougars!

Junior Cougar activities allow elementary school-aged children to learn more about Gross Catholic athletics and activities while learning skills, improving technique, and having fun!

Junior Cougar Dance

Do you love to dance?

Are you entering 5th, 6th, 7th or 8th grade?

The Junior Allstar Cougars are a fun dance activity that practices 2 times per week at Gross. The main focus is on learning high school style pom, kick and hip hop technique and choreography. It is a great stepping stone to those girls interested in participating on a dance team in high school.

We are accepting new members and no experience or tryouts are necessary.

The Junior Allstar Cougars perform at some Gross Catholic Boys and Girls basketball games. They may showcase at a few local high school dance competitions.

Sign up are usually in July and practices will begin in August.

Contact Jennifer Melcher for more information: jmelcher@gcgmail.org.



Junior Cougar Cheer

Jr. Cougar Cheerleading Sign Ups

Cheer at Jr. Cougar football games, Gross Catholic Varsity football, and compete in local competitions!

For additional information or questions on how to sign up, email Allison Kaipust: Allison.Kaipust@ops.org.

Junior Cougar Baseball

The Jr. Cougar Baseball program is rockin and a rollin!

Contact Pat Almgren for more information, pdalms729@gmail.com  or visit www.jrcougarsbaseball.com!

Junior Cougar Boys & Girls Basketball

Junior Cougar boys basketballJunior Cougar Boys Basketball is a great way for grade school boys to learn how to be a high school basketball player. The Junior Cougars play in a competitive league and have many events.

Our Junior Cougar Girls Basketball Program is also excellent!

Junior Cougar girls basketball


Junior Cougar Football

Junior Cougar Football is coordinated by Gross Catholic Head Football Coach Tom Van Haute. It is a great way to introduce your child to the great game of football!

For more information, please check out the Great Plains Youth Football website.

Tackle Football Registration – 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th grade…  Sign up now for Junior Cougar Football!

Junior Cougar Wrestling

Join the Jr. Cougar Wrestling Club!

Who Can Participate?

Anyone interested in the sport of wrestling K-8th Grade.

How do I sign up?

Beginners & Advance Registration
October 25th (Sunday) 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
November 1st (Sunday) 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
@ Daniel J. Gross Catholic High School Wrestling Room
7700 South 43rd street, Bellevue, NE
Go to WWW.grosscatholic.org for a printable registration form.

What do I bring to the sign-up?

Completed registration form, registration fee and a refundable
Uniform deposit (We will hold a deposit check and return it when the uniform is returned. ($75.00)

When will practice begin?

Advanced: November 2nd, 2020—March, 2021 – Time: 7:00 PM -8:30 PM
Bonus: Every Monday a select few will be chosen to work out with the High School Coaches

Beginners: November 9th, 2020 – February 4th, 2021 – Time: 6:00 PM -7:00 PM
Practices: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday


Contact: Club President Shane Minardi @ 402-679-6839 or Shaneminardi@icloud.com
High School Varsity Coach Justin Hampton @ 402-660-7636 or paver-designs@cox.com

Registration Fees: Novice: $135.00 Advance: $160.00

Over 37 State Champions have been trained by the Jr. Cougar Wrestling Staff; the program has the most qualified and experienced coaches in the State, producing quality wrestlers for over thirty years…. The best Value in town….

Train to be a Champion— Join the Jr. Cougars Today.

Junior Cougar Wrestling Registration Form.