Competitive Cheerleading

 

IHSA Administrator

Shaunda Brown

IHSA State Series Programs
are available from

IHSAStore.com

Cheer Rules

For a resource of current cheerleading safety rules for high school cheerleading please refer to:  http://cheerrules.com/

For consistent application of the NFHS Spirit Rules Book, the following web site has been developed to provide interpretations on NFHS Spirit Rules. http://www.cheersafe.org/


The American Association of Cheerleading Coaches & Administrators (AACCA) provides a resource for coaches under the AACCA’s Safety Channel. http://www.youtube.com/user/AACCASafety. Coaches can browse through featured videos of stunts and read AACCA and NFHS safety interpretations.

Associations

Illinois Cheerleading Coaches Association

Illinois Cheer Coaches Conference

Illinois Spirit Officials Association

IHSA Tournament Photography by VIP: View and Order Photos

State Final Competition

State Finals: Fri.-Sat., Feb. 3-4, 2017

Site: U.S. Cellular Coliseum, Bloomington | Directions | Parking
| U.S. Cellular Patron Information and Services
Tickets: $10 per session
Lodging: Bloomington-Normal Area Convention and Visitors Bureau  Hotel Listings
Apparel & Souvenirs: Minerva
Watch: Live on www.IHSA.tv | Finals rebroadcast on CSN Chicago
Preview: IHSAState
 

Announcements

ILLINOIS CHEER & DANCE COACHES CONFERENCE
At OAK FOREST HIGH SCHOOL


SUNDAY AUGUST 7, 2016
10:00 AM TO 5:00 PM (please note extended time)

We are excited to announce this year’s key note speaker is Justin Carrier (Vice President of NCA/NDA and Varsity All Star)
Registration, check in, visit vendors and continental breakfast from 9:00- 10:00 AM, lunch served at noon

Below are a few of the topics that will be included.
Registration form is attached.

Dance
·Difficulty and/or flip cards or any other ideas
·The 30 pt. difference between transitions, spacing and staging
·Team Uniformity
·Musicality or Choreography
·You Make the Call
·2016-2017 NFHS Rules changes

Cheer
·Rules Interpretation and Stunt Trouble Shooting (Live Demo)
·Understanding the Scoresheet
·Skills Rubric breakdown
·Maximizing the scoresheet- non rubric categories
·Elite Stunt Analysis
·Let’s get Social- How to use social media to your advantage
·Teambuilding

If you are no longer coaching please share with your AD or new coach.

Hope to see everyone!

Christine DiVenti
Head Cheerleading Coach
Oak Forest High School

NFHS 2016-17 Rules Changes—Cheerleading


State Final Performance Order

Each Sectional was randomly assigned a letter code (A to E) prior to the start of the State Series: A: Joliet (West)-1, B: Lake Zurich-1 and Triad-2 C: Mahomet-Seymour, D: Triad-1 and Lake Zurich-2, E: DeKalb. Each team’s State performance order within a particular division will be determined by the place the team wins at the Sectional tournament, according the terms and conditions. Please see the linked document for additional information.

30 Second Time Outs

As a reminder, NFHS Spirit Rules (rule 2-1-10) prohibit spirit teams from coming on the playing area/floor during a 30 second or less time out in a basketball game. Basketball officials should work with game administration in the enforcement of this rule.

2015-16 NFHS Spirit Rules Book Corrections

Risk Minimization Key Focus of High School Spirit Rules Changes

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Spirit Rules Committee revised several rules for the 2015-16 season, all of which focused on minimizing risk to participants.

NFHS News Release
Spirit Rules Changes

Purchase your copy of the NFHS Spirit Rulebook at IHSAStore.com


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