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02/22/18 – Board Approves Changes to Competitive Cheer Postseason

February 22, 2018 Cheer Blog Updates


The KHSAA Board of Control, at its February meeting, approved changes to the structure and advancement to the competitive cheer postseason.  To assist in the prevention of automatic qualifiers at Region/State for cheer, the 16 regions will be combined to 8 regional competitions. Regions will be combined accordingly:

1&2; 3&4; 5&8; 6&7; 9&10; 11&12; 13&14; 15&16. Combining regions 5&8 and 6&7 matches representation on the KHSAA Board of Control.

Regions can alternate host sites (Region 1 one year and Region 2 site the next) or choose to have a permanent site based upon facility abilities and availability. The competition rules will stipulate the odd region listed in the alternation table would recommend the region site in the odd year, and the even region in the even year. Sites selected must be able to accommodate the historic crowds, similar to the criteria for the current basketball site selection. The Commissioner’s office would make the final selection based on the recommendations and considering all other factors.

To permit schools to plan and prepare, following are the future dates:






Week #1

1@2; 5@8; 9@10; 13@14

Oct. 28-Nov. 3

Sat., Nov. 3

4@3; 7@6; 12@11; 16@15

Nov. 3-9

Sat., Nov. 9

1@2; 5@8; 9@10; 13@14

Nov. 1-7

Sat., Nov. 7

4@3; 7@6; 12@11; 16@15

Nov. 7-13

Sat., Nov. 13



Nov. 10, 2018

Nov. 16, 2019

Nov. 14, 2020

Nov. 13, 2021

Week #2

3@4; 6@7; 11@12; 15@16

Nov. 11-17

Sat., Nov. 17

2@1; 8@5; 10@9; 14@13
Nov. 17-23

Sat., Nov. 23

3@4; 6@7; 11@12; 15@16

Nov. 15-21

Sat., Nov. 21

2@1; 8@5; 10@9; 14@13

Nov. 14-20

Sat., Nov. 20



Nov. 22, 2018


Nov. 28, 2019


Nov. 26, 2020


Nov. 25, 2021

Open Week

State FB Finals

State FB Finals

State FB Finals

State FB Finals


Dec. 8, 2018

Alltech Arena

Dec. 14, 2019

Alltech Arena

Dec. 12, 2020

Alltech Arena

Dec. 11, 2021

Alltech Arena

In each division, the winner and runner up from each of the eight (8) regions will advance to the State Competition (maintaining the number state competition qualifiers).

Previously there were two Coed Divisions. Division A (1-4 males) and Division B (5 or more). Due to the lack of participation to fill full 16 teams in both for multiple years, the two Divisions will be combined. Coed will now be one division with 1 or more males up to the overall squad limit size of 30. With the combination of the two Coed Divisions, the Game Day competition will be slotted into the second Coed spot. This now allows the State Competition to be completed in one day.

Last year it was an open competition with 85 squads competing. Due to the number of squads, the competition had to be split based upon squad size. This year Game Day will be a division at each region to qualify for state.  Schools will continue to be able to enter two squads (two competitive, two Game Day or one competitive and one Game Day).

Anticipated State Schedule will be as follows:
Morning Session – 9 a.m. – All-Girls Small; All-Girls Medium; Game Day
Afternoon Session – 2:30 p.m. – All-Girls Large; All-Girls Super; Coed



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