Cheer Blog Updates

08/04/14 – Competitive Cheer Rules Clinic Now Online

Cheer Blog Updates

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport-activity of Competitive Cheer is now online for all coaches (head and assistant) and licensed judges (officials). 

August 4 to September 1 (Officials) – the Competitive Cheer Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.

August 4 to September 7 (Coaches) – the Competitive Cheer Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.

September 2 to September 28 (Officials) – the Competitive Cheer Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.

September 8 to October 5 (Coaches) – the Competitive Cheer Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.

September 29 to October 24 (Officials) – the Competitive Cheer Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($300) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during [...]

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07/21/14 – 2014-15 Competitive Cheer Reminders

Cheer Blog Updates

The following notes are a couple of quick reminders for Competitive Cheer teams and judges:

July 15 – First Practice

August 4 – 1st Day Online Cheer Rules Clinic (Judges, All Coaches – head and assistant)

August 18 – Judges Online Training begins

October 1 – Deadline for teams to declare competitive division for KHSAA postseason / Judges Training Ends

October 25 – Dec. 7 – Competitive Cheer Regionals (Region by Region Listing)

Dec. 13 – KHSAA Competitive Cheer State Championships – Alltech Arena, Lexington

2014-15 Competitive Cheer Divisions
All-Girls
Small – Minimum of 6, Maximum of 12
Medium – Minimum of 13, Maximum of 16
Large – Minimum of 17, Maximum of 20
Super-Large – Minimum of 21, Maximum of 24

Coed
Division A – Minimum of 12 and Maximum of 24; 1-3 males
Division B – Minimum of 12 and Maximum of 24; 4 or more males

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05/20/14 – NFHS Spirit (Cheer) Rules Changes for 2014-15

Cheer Blog Updates

Below is a link to rules changes approved by the NFHS Spirit Rules Committee.  These changes will be incorporated into competitive judging sheets where appropriate and will be reviewed in the online rules clinic for coaches and judges in the fall. http://www.nfhs.org/content.aspx?id=10578 http://www.nfhs.org/content.aspx?id=10599

– KHSAA –

The KHSAA staff routinely publishes blog posts to better communicate with its various constituencies and the public. For a list of those blogs, go to http://khsaa.org/news-stats-pubs/sports-blogs/

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04/15/14 – Board of Control Adds Field Hockey For 2014-15; Approves Football Alignment Draft for 2015-18

2013-2014 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 15, 2014 

During Tuesday’s meeting at the KHSAA Office, the Board of Control approved a motion to add field hockey as a team sport beginning with the 2014-15 season and approved a draft of the football alignment for the 2015-18 seasons to be distributed to the membership for feedback. The addition of field hockey as a female-only team sport, brings the Association’s total number of sports offered to 13 beginning in the fall of 2014, with four additional sport-activities. The Association will work in the coming months to select a site for the 2014 field hockey championship, and put the infrastructure in place for field hockey to be an officially-sponsored KHSAA sport.

The Board approved a draft of the football alignment for the 2015-18 seasons, which was configured after member schools were given the opportunity to declare their desire to “play up” in classification. The [...]

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04/15/14 – Coed Competitive Cheer Divisions Approved

Cheer Blog Updates

The KHSAA Board of Control, at its April meeting, approved a change with regard to coed competitive cheer divisions beginning with the 2014-15 school year.

Coed Competitive Cheer
Division A 
Minimum of 1 to 3 male participants, with an overall minimum squad size of 12 and a maximum squad size of 24.

Division B
Minimum of 4-or-more male participants, with an overall minimum squad size of 12 and a maximum squad size of 24.

There are no changes to the All-Girl Divisions for 2014-15.

 – KHSAA –

The KHSAA staff routinely publishes blog posts to better communicate with its various constituencies and the public. For a list of those blogs, go to http://khsaa.org/news-stats-pubs/sports-blogs/

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12/19/13 – State Competition Photos / DVDs / Archived Webcasts

Cheer Blog Updates

Congratulations to all of the teams that participated in the 2013-2014 KHSAA Competitive Cheer Championships.  Your support of the teams and the event was outstanding.  The new venue was also well received.  You can relive the event through the KHSAA website (www.khsaa.org).

• Purchase Event Photos
• View Archived Webcasts
• Order Championship Event Merchandise

• You can also order DVD copies of the event using the following link:
http://khsaa.org/cheer/20132014/video.pdf

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12/12/13 – Reminders for Coaches for State Competitive Cheer Competition

Cheer Blog Updates

We are excited about this weekend’s competitive cheer championships in Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.  To help coaches prepare, here are a few reminders:

1) Please review the Participant Information Manual, Order of Appearance and Station-by-Station grids located on the KHSAA website:
http://khsaa.org/cheer/stateinstructions.pdf

http://khsaa.org/cheer/20132014/orderofappearance.pdf

http://khsaa.org/cheer/20132014/timescheduledetailed.pdf

2) Team check-in will be located on the back side of Alltech Arena in the North Exhibit Hall.  It will be marked accordingly.  Please check in per the time schedule.

3) There is no coaches meeting.  You will be given a one page sheet of any final updates to instructions or information upon your arrival.

4) Score Sheets will be available following the competition in the holding area.

5) Teams are admitted as a group in uniform.  You will receive up to 4 armbands for your alternates and 4 armbands for coach/floor level access.  These are the only folks admitted to the warm-up [...]

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12/09/13 – Boys Sweet 16® Press Conference Tuesday; Competitive Cheer Championships Saturday; Football Championship Review

2013-2014 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DECEMBER 9, 2013 

Press Conference Called For Tuesday Regarding Boys’ Sweet 16®

The KHSAA will hold a press conference at the Association’s headquarters on Tuesday afternoon regarding the future of the Boys’ Sweet Sixteen®. The press conference will begin at 12:15 p.m. with remarks from the Association and iHigh.com. The press conference will be streamed live at KHSAA.org.


KHSAA Competitive Cheer Championships This Saturday At Alltech Arena
 

The second annual KHSAA Competitive Cheer Championships will take place this Saturday at Alltech Arena in Lexington. Doors open to the fans at 9 a.m., with the competition beginning at 10 a.m. with the All-Girls’ Small and All-Girls’ Medium divisions. The All-Girls’ Large and All-Girls’ Super-Large Divisions will begin at 2 p.m., with the day’s events concluding with the Coed Division at 6 p.m. An awards presentation will immediately follow each competition [...]

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12/03/13 – KHSAA Partners With First String Media, PrepSpin.com For Enhanced Web Streaming Network

2013-2014 News Releases

KHSAA Partners With First String Media, PrepSpin.com For Enhanced Web Streaming Network

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DECEMBER 3, 2013

Through a new venture launched prior to the start of the 2013-14 season, the KHSAA has transitioned its online video broadcast network (KHSAA.tv) to an internal operation through a new partnership with First String Media and PrepSpin.com. After outsourcing its championship webcasts in previous seasons, this year’s championship events will feature live video streaming and highlight packages produced internally through the new partnership. Live video streaming, archived broadcasts and highlight packages will remain free of charge through the Association’s website.

KHSAA.org will remain the exclusive home for live video streaming of KHSAA Championship events, with live championship coverage of 11 events, and post-event highlight packages provided for six other sports and sport-activities. Live video streaming will be available for a total of 41 games during the 2013-14 season through [...]

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11/22/13 – On-Demand Printing For KHSAA Championship Programs

2013-2014 News Releases

Updated commemorative copies of each completed KHSAA fall championship event are now available for on-demand printing through TheBookPatch.com. Full color and black-and-white versions of this year’s championship programs (Golf, Cross Country, Soccer and Volleyball) are all available for purchase.

Commemorative editions of each championship program from the 2012-13 season are also available through TheBookPatch.com, along with the 2013-14 KHSAA Events Calendar and 2013-14 Handbook.

A complete list of KHSAA programs available for sale can be found at:

http://www.thebookpatch.com/BookStoreResults.aspx?search=KHSAA&ddl=authors

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10/17/13 – State Cheer Schedule Posted/Other Reminders

Cheer Blog Updates

The 2013 KHSAA Competitive Cheer State Championships competition schedule has been posted on the Association website.  To view the schedule, use the link below.  A detailed order of appearance by regions will be done by random draw and posted at a later date.

http://khsaa.org/cheer/20132014/statetimetable.pdf

Reminders:

• The Divisions of Teams listing may viewed:

http://khsaa.org/cheer/squadparticipationbydivisons.pdf

• Your roster should have already been entered online through the KHSAA website.  This reminder that rosters will be closed and locked Oct. 26.  Please include all names of your squad (including alternates in the event of injury or other situation).

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10/11/13 – KHSAA Competitive Cheer Squad Divisions

Cheer Blog Updates

Squad Divisions for the upcoming KHSAA Competitive Cheer Region and State Championships have been posted on the website.  To view, please click the link below.

http://khsaa.org/cheer/squadparticipationbydivisons.pdf

Region Competitions are Oct. 26-Dec. 8

http://khsaa.org/cheer/regionsites.pdf

State Competition is Dec. 14, Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington

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09/16/13 – Competitive Cheer Squad Division Declaration

Cheer Blog Updates

Attention Cheer Coaches:

An e-mail was sent today (Sept. 16) with instructions for your school principal or athletic director to respond to the KHSAA Competitive Cheer Squad Division Declaration Survey.  Please get with your administrators regarding your school’s response with regard to participation in KHSAA Region and State Competitions.

Deadline for response is Oct. 1.  No adjustments will be made to squad divisions following the Oct. 1 deadline.  Keep in mind that if you have a injury and are not able to replace the injured member, you will still compete in the same division, just with less participants.

Also note that following the Oct. 1 deadline, withdrawal from KHSAA Region or State for any reason will result in no out-of-state travel for squads and include a fine under Bylaw 27.

Following the deadline, the squads by division will be posted on the KHSAA website.

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8/7/13 – Competitive Cheer Score Sheets/Difficulty Grids/Tech Sheet Posted

Cheer Blog Updates

Coach and Judge information for the 2013-14 Competitive Cheer season has been updated and posted on the KHSAA website.  Please use the link below to view the various documents.

http://khsaa.org/sports/sports-activities/competitive-cheer/

Go to the Cheer Judges Information Link

 

 

 

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8/1/13 – Correction to NFHS Spirit (Cheer) Rules Book

Cheer Blog Updates

Please note the following correction we received from the NFHS regarding the 2013-14 NFHS Spirit Rules Book:

Page 18
*2.5.2 SITUATION A: A top person: (a) in a prep performs a back arch to the floor and ends in a handstand. Both bases maintain contact with her upper body; (b) in a cradle performs a back walkover to the floor. Both bases maintain contact with her upper body. RULING: (a) illegal; (b) legal. COMMENT: (a) is illegal   because the top person begins at prep level and ends on the performing surface.

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7/26/13 – KAPOS Coaches Conference Information

Cheer Blog Updates

KAPOS will again be conducting a Coaches Conference.  This year’s event will be Saturday, Aug. 17 at the KHSAA Office in Lexington.  For more details and registration information, use the below link.

http://www.kapos.org/index.php?id=455

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7/2/13 – Competitive Cheer Judge Licensing & Training Information

Cheer Blog Updates

Information on licensing as a Competitive Cheer Judge for 2013-14 has been posted on the KHSAA website as well as training information.  Please review the link below for more information.

http://khsaa.org/cheer/judgesclinicinformation.pdf

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5/24/13 – Reminder 2013-14 Cheer Dates / Region Date/Site Listing

Cheer Blog Updates

A reminder of important dates for the 2013-2014 school year with regard to Competitive Cheer:

July 15 – First Official Practice for Fall 

Oct. 1 – Deadline to declare Squad Division

Oct. 26-Dec. 7 – Region Competition Window

Dec. 14 – KHSAA State Competition – AllTech Arena, Ky. Horse Park

Below is a link to the listing of Regional Competition Dates, Sites, Managers.  Please refer to this document throughout the summer and fall as we update it with information as we receive it regarding regional competitions.

http://khsaa.org/cheer/regionsites.pdf

 

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4/15/13 – Board Approves Competitive Cheer Dates/Site for 2013-14 School Year

Cheer Blog Updates

The KHSAA Board of Control, at its meeting Monday, approved important dates and the State Competition date and site for the 2013-14 school year with regard to Competitive Cheer.  The following was finalized at the meeting:

  • Oct. 1 – Deadline to Designate Division
  • Oct. 26‐Dec. 7 – Regional Competitions
  • Dec. 14 – State Competition at Alltech Arena, Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington

KHSAA Advisory Committee members will be conducting a Regional meeting to set the date/site for each regional event.  The Board approved the second weekend of December as the date and Alltech Arena as the site also for 2014 and 2015.  Securing a site where a traditional, yearly, corresponding date for State was key in the decision to allow for schools to schedule regional events and assist with those that travel out of state.

The following is a reminder of previous Board action for 2013-14:

One-Classification with the following divisions:

All‐Girls’ Divisions (Schools [...]

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04/15/13 – Board of Control Approves Moving KHSAA Sweet 16® Finals To Sunday

2012-2013 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 15, 2013

After reviewing the 2013 KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16®, the Board of Control voted today in favor of a proposal to move the championship games of the boys’ and girls’ Sweet 16® to Sunday starting in 2014. The format change allows for the semifinals to be conducted as a standalone event on Saturday, and gives the participants more time to prepare and recuperate leading up to the championship game. 

“We examined the format of our basketball tournaments from a number of different perspectives, and in the end, felt like it was time to move the championship game to Sunday. Separating the championship game from the semifinals, really makes an event out of the Saturday games for those final four teams,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. “We think the added rest leading up to the championship game will not only benefit the health and safety of the students, it [...]

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3/20/13 – State Competitive Cheer Photos Online

Cheer Blog Updates

Relive moments from this year’s KHSAA Competitive Cheer Competition.  Photos are posted online and may be purchased at khsaaphotos.org

 

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2/21/13 – State Competitive Cheer Reminder/Instructions

Cheer Blog Updates

Please make sure you have re-reviewed information on the KHSAA website regarding this weekend’s Competitive Cheer State Championships.

While some forecasts call for the potential of weather issues, the Cheer event is scheduled to be conducted with no plans for delay or rescheduling.  If there are any change in plans, the  KHSAA website will be updated accordingly.

Please read the State Instructions and review the time schedule, order of appearance, detailed station-by-station time schedule, parking map, team entry and coaches meeting times.  There were no changes to any of the schedules.

COACHES/TEAM ADMISSION REMINDER
One coach and two assistant coaches will receive a wristband upon checking in at the Team Entrance Gate.  This is the maximum number of coaches that will be admitted as well as permitted back in the warm-up room and on floor when the team competes.  (No additional sound/music people, managers, etc.)

Your squad must enter as a group.  We will admit the total for [...]

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02/18/13 – KHSAA Competitive Cheer & Pannell Swim Shop/KHSAA Swimming & Diving Championships This Week

2012-2013 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 18, 2013

PANNELL SWIM SHOP/KHSAA SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS THIS WEEK IN LOUISVILLE

The 2013 Pannell Swim Shop/KHSAA Swimming and Diving State Championships will be held this week (Feb. 21-23) at the Ralph Wright Natatorium on the campus of the University of Louisville.

Tickets to the event are $10 per person for each session, with the exception of the opening session on Thursday night ($5 per person). Ralph Wright Natatorium has a seating capacity of 500 people for each session of the meet. Due to the limited seating capacity, fans are encouraged to arrive early to purchase tickets. Each customer will only be allowed to purchase a ticket for those persons in line, with kids 10-and-under admitted for free. At the conclusion of each session, spectators will be required to vacate the seating area.

Tickets will go sale Thursday, Feb. 21 at 4:30 p.m. for Session One (Girls’ Diving [...]

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01/28/13 – Board of Control Approves Basketball Region I, Statewide Wrestling Realignments

2012-2013 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 28, 2013

The KHSAA Board of Control approved new alignments for Basketball Region I and all eight Wrestling regions during its January meeting at the KHSAA office on Monday.

Following the consolidation of schools in McCracken County, KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett and area Board of Control members met with representatives from the first region in Mayfield. With all Region I schools in attendance, the feedback from the meeting was to realign within the region, and not bring additional teams into the region. Three options for realignment were presented following the meeting in Mayfield. On Monday, the Board voted to approve Option A for the 20013-14 season (detailed below), which will also be applied to baseball, softball, soccer and volleyball:

District 1 – Carlisle County, Fulton City, Fulton County, Hickman County

District 2 – Ballard Memorial, Graves County, Mayfield

District 3 – Community Christian, McCracken County, Paducah Tilghman, St. Mary

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1/28/13 – Competitive Cheer to be One Class in 2013-14

Cheer Blog Updates

The KHSAA Board of Control, at its January meeting, eliminated the two class format system with regard to competitive cheer beginning with the 2013-14 school year. 

Squad divisions will continue to be the following in the all-girls category:  Small (6-12); Medium (13-16); Large (17-20); Super-Large (21-24). 

Coed will be offered with a minimum of 6 (two boys/four girls or four boys/two girls) and maximum of 24, of which at least two shall be boys.

This action comes based upon participation by the membership during the 2012-2013 school year.  There were over 104 divisions within the two class, five division system, that either had no entry in a division (50) or just had one squad (54), creating an automatic qualifier (providing successful regional participation) to the state competition.

 

 

 

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01/25/13 – State Cheer Postponed/Rescheduled Due to Weather and Safety Concerns

2012-2013 News Releases

10 a.m. ET, Friday, 1/25/13
In the interest of everyone’s safety and out of an abundance of caution, the State Competitive Cheer Championships have been postponed and will NOT be held on Saturday, January 26. The competition is being rescheduled for SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23 at Bowling Green. More details will be forthcoming.

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01/22/13 – Competitive Cheer Championships & Basketball Draw Show Coming Up This Week

2012-2013 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JANUARY 22, 2013

INAUGURAL KHSAA COMPETITIVE CHEER CHAMPIONSHIPS THIS SATURDAY IN BOWLING GREEN 

The inaugural KHSAA Competitive Cheer Championships will take place Saturday, Jan. 26 at E.A. Diddle Arena on the campus of Western Kentucky University. Divisions have been created for all-girls and coed competition, with the winning school in each division at the regional level advancing to the State competition.

Doors open to the fans at 7 a.m., with the competition beginning at 8 a.m. with the Class 1A Small/Class 2A Medium Divisions. The Class 2A Large/Class 2A Super-Large Divisions will compete at 11 a.m., followed by the Class 2A Small/Class 1A Medium Divisions at 2 p.m., the Class 1A Large/Class 2A Coed Divisions at 5 p.m., and the Class 1A Coed/Class 1A Super-Large Divisions at 7:30 p.m. An awards presentation will follow each competition block.

Tickets to the event are $10 per person, with kids 10 & under [...]

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01/7/13 – Heflin Named NFHS National Coach of the Year, First Basketball Stats, KHSAA Competitive Cheer Championships

2012-2013 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JANUARY 7, 2013

NFHS NAMES LONE OAK’S LARRY HEFLIN ONE OF 22 NATIONAL COACHES OF THE YEAR

Lone Oak High School girls tennis coach Larry Heflin has been named one of 22 National Coaches of the Year by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) for the 2011-12 academic year. In 40 years as head coach, Heflin has guided Lone Oak to more state championships (11) than any other girls program in the state, the last of which came in 2012.

In addition to his 11 state titles, Heflin has led Lone Oak to eight runner-up finishes, helping him garner a spot in the USTA Kentucky Tennis Hall of Fame in 2012. In 2006, he was given the Garnis Martin Outstanding Coach of the Year award by the Kentucky High School Athletic Director’s Association and the Kentucky High School Coaches Association. He was previously named the National High [...]

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12/18/12 – State Cheer Division Time Schedule

Cheer Blog Updates

A tentative time schedule for the 2013 KHSAA Competitive Cheer Championships has been set.  Go to the link below to view the information.

 http://khsaa.org/cheer/statetimetable.pdf

 

 

 

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12/15/12 – State Hotel Headquarters Information

Cheer Blog Updates

The Holiday Inn-University Plaza in Bowling Green is the Headquarters Hotel for the 2013 KHSAA State Competitive Cheer Championships.  Click the link below to make your hotel reservations.  A block of rooms has been held for participating teams.

Holiday Inn-University Plaza State Cheer Information

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12/6/12 – Cheer Squads by Division Listing

Cheer Blog Updates

Please note the competitive cheer division listing has been revised and posted on the KHSAA website.  Adjustments were made based upon documented human error by Athletic/School administration in completing the survey or failure to initially respond.  Adjustments were not (and will not be) considered due to injuries or other changes in squad size.  Schools will compete in the division at both Region and State as listed.

http://khsaa.org/cheer/regionbyregiondivisions.pdf

 

Also, please note that Region 9 has voted and requested to the KHSAA that the Regional Competition be moved from Montgomery County to Conner High School.  This request has been approved with the competition date remaining Jan. 19.

http://khsaa.org/cheer/regionsites.pdf

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11/19/12 – Cheer Rosters Entry Online

Cheer Blog Updates

This is a reminder to cheer coaches to check with your Athletic Director to make sure your cheer team rosters are entered online through the KHSAA website.  We ask that rosters be entered by Dec. 1 as we prepare for regional competitions.  Please have any individual that could represent your school entered online (in the event you want to switch out a member due to injury, etc.).  Rosters will be locked down Dec. 15 and no names may be added.  If you are entering two teams in competition, make sure all names are entered.  Athletic Directors enter cheer rosters the same as any other roster – using the “Schools Log-in” link on the KHSAA website.

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11/6/12 – Participation Survey Deadline Nov. 15

Cheer Blog Updates

This is a reminder to Competitive Cheer coaches and Administrators.  The Commissioner sent out a notice to Athletic Directors and Principals a survey whereby schools are required to designate participation in the upcoming KHSAA Competitive Cheer postseason.  Coaches should communicate with the Administrators to make sure the survey has been responded to correctly.  This final survey will be binding and schools will required to compete in the division in the postseason based upon the response.  Deadline is Nov. 15.

Also, a reminder that out-of-state travel must be sanctioned by the KHSAA.  You can submit your request by e-mail to bcope@khsaa.org.  Please included date, site, host and official name of event.

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10/2/12 – Reminder on Out-of-State Travel for Cheer Squads

Cheer Blog Updates

As we have previously published and shared in the rules clinics, travel out of state is to be approved/sanctioned by the KHSAA office.  Schools may simply e-mail (bcope@khsaa.org) the information which should include the date, site, host and name of competition.  Schools travelling out of state are required to participate in the KHSAA region/state competitions and adhere to NFHS Rules in those out of state travel competitions.   

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10/2/12 – Clarification on Cheer Squads and Exhibitions/Showcases

Cheer Blog Updates

We had received an inquiry concerning Cheer squads participating in showcases and does this count toward the season limitation of 3 competitions.  Here is the interpretation on involvement:

Squads may participate in Showcases/Exhibitions if the involvement is merely to have the routine judged.  If any type of awards (dance medals, jump awards, etc.) are presented this is considered a competition and would count toward your three limit.

Please contact the KHSAA office with any questions. 

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9/13/12 – Squad Competition Requirements for Out-Of-State Travel

Cheer Blog Updates

We have received questions regarding the requirement of participation in the KHSAA Region/State Competitions in order to have out-of-state travel sanctioned and approved by our office.  Below is a Q/A that should help address the situation.  However, always feel free to contact our office on any competitive cheer question.

Q – Both our Junior Varsity and Varsity squads seek out-of-state travel sanction/approval by KHSAA.  Do both squads have to compete in the KHSAA postseason (Region and State) to meet the requirement?

A – The Varsity squad is required to participate in the KHSAA Region/State for any travel (Varsity or Junior Varsity) to be approved/sanctioned by the KHSAA Office. 

For Example:  Varsity School A participates in both KHSAA Region and State, then both Junior Varsity and Varsity would be meet the requirement and be eligible for out-of-state travel to be sanction/approved by the KHSAA.

 

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9/4/12 – Make-Up Judge’s Training Session Scheduled

Cheer Blog Updates

The KHSAA will conduct its final Competitive Cheer Judge’s Training Session on Sunday, Sept. 30 at 2 p.m. at Thomas Nelson High School in Bardstown.  For those who have not yet attended a session, the late fee is $50 will be charged.  Anyone that has previously attended a training and wants to retake the course there is no charge, however registration is required.  Go to the link below for additional information.

http://khsaa.org/sports/sports-activities/competitive-cheer/

 

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8/29/12 – Clarification on Braced Forward/Backward Flips in Pyramid

Cheer Blog Updates

We received a clarification from NFHS regarding braced forward/backward flips in a pyramid.  In three of the four judges training sessions, the question was with regard to 2.5.7 and does each bracer have to have a separate spotter.  The bracer in the middle can brace 2 flips and still be considered a separate spotter for each side.  Below is an example of the question we received and at the time, it was interpreted that it would not be legal.  Upon the clarification, this is permitted and legal.  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eh1jFawXLc

 

 

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8/29/12 – Clarification on Asphalt Surfaces

Cheer Blog Updates

While conducting our Cheer Judge’s Training ….there was a slide within the NFHS Rules Clinic (including the online) ….that appeared to in conflict.  Since, we have received the following interpretation from the NFHS one the Points of Emphasis with regard to surfaces:

 

The beginning statement “Technical skills should not be performed on concrete, asphalt, wet or uneven surfaces or surfaces with obstructions” appears to be in conflict with the next sentence which talks to single twists to a cradle or twisting during quick tosses (which would both be considered technical skills) and indicates that they are not limited grass, mats or rubberized tracks. What the paragraph is attempting to say is:

 

Because of the characteristics of hard surfaces like concrete and asphalt, technical skills should not be performed on these surfaces. In addition, technical skills should not be performed on wet or uneven surfaces or surfaces with obstructions as these surfaces are not [...]

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08/16/12 – NFHS Responds to 2nd Circuit Court Affirmation in Quinnipiac Case

Cheer Blog Updates

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed the District Court’s decision in Biediger vs. Quinnipiac University.  In significant part, the appellate court accepted the lower court’s finding that cheerleading, as it was conducted at Quinnipiac University, was not a sport for purposes of meeting Title IX requirements.  Click here for more information.

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