Competitive Cheerleading Frequently Asked Questions
Coaches – It is important that you discuss this information with your Administration. Your own school policies may differ from some of the answers given below.
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Do all member schools have to participate?
No. Each member school has the option to participate if they so choose, as is with any other sport.
How much will the sport cost?
Entry is FREE!!!!
Can participating schools still compete in outside competitions, such as UCA Nationals, Jamfest, State Fair, etc?
Yes, as long as the event is held within the said sport season.
How do I know if my team is entered?
Go to www.fhsaa.org and click on Competitive Cheerleading. From there, click on State Series Assignments. If your team is listed, you are entered. If your team is not listed, you are not entered.
What do I do if my team is not entered/on the list?
See your athletic director. He/she will need to submit the AT12 form no later than Nov. 1 (State Entry List/AACCA Certificate due date) for your team to compete. Once entered, you will still be required to meet all deadlines regardless of the delayed entry.
If my school dropped the sport last year, can we add it back this year?
Yes. See your athletic director. He/she will need to submit the AT12 form no later than Nov. 1 (State Entry List/AACCA Certificate due date) for your team to compete. Once entered, you will still be required to meet all deadlines regardless of the delayed entry.
How many squads can participate in Regions or State from a given school?
One (1) varsity squad.
Can a JV Squad participate in FHSAA Competitive Cheerleading?
No. FHSAA state series contests are open to varsity competition only.
If tryouts are usually held in the spring, can a school still hold their tryouts in the spring?
Tryouts & tryout procedures will all be on a school-by-school basis. However, the FHSAA has approved spring tryouts as long as they are completed within a maximum of twenty (20) consecutive sessions (excluding Sundays) during the spring offseason.
Can incoming freshman or transfer students tryout in the spring for Competitive Cheerleading?
Once tryouts are over in the spring, can we begin practice?
No. The first date for practice is Aug. 9.
Are we still going to be able to attend summer camps?
Yes. (FHSAA Policy 20)
Who do I contact if I have Competitive Cheerleading Questions?
Jamie Rohrer - E-mail: jrohrer [at] fhsaa [dot] org
If I coached last year and submitted my AACCA Certificate to the FHSAA, do I need to submit it again this year?
Yes. The FHSAA requires AACCA Certificates to be submitted on an annual basis. Deadline date is Nov. 1.
How do I submit my State Entry List? See your Athletic Director.
He/she will need to submit the list no later than Nov. 1 using his/her login id and password via C2CSchools.com.
If our school competes in FHSAA can we compete in Spring Floor Competitions?
No. NFHS Spirit Rules prohibit competition on spring floors.
If our school DOES NOT compete in FHSAA competitions, can we compete in Spring Floor Competitions?
No. Regardless of whether a team participates with the FHSAA or not, NFHS Spirit Rules prohibit competition on spring floors. By state statute, all FHSAA member schools, whether competing in Competitive Cheerleading or not are bound by NFHS Spirit Rules.
If my team enters Medium Varsity (for example) and we lose girls before we compete or between Regions and State which causes our number of participants to drop down into the Small Varsity Division, can we change divisions?
No. The division you enter will be the division your team remains in regardless of the circumstance.