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08/29/19 – Competitive Cheer Declaration Form Now Open

August 29, 2019 Cheer Blog Updates


The declaration form for the sport-activity of Competitive Cheer is now open. The deadline to complete this form is Friday, September 20th. Each member school Athletic Director shall only submit one form and must be signed into the KHSAA School subdomain to declare.

This is for KHSAA Regional and State Competitions, so please discuss with your coach what division(s) your school will be entering as there will be no adjustments to divisions for any reason once the entries are posted. Any withdrawal from region/state competition following Sept. 20 will result in penalties under Bylaw 27 including a fine (maximum of $500) and restrictions from out of state travel for the remainder of the year.

A couple of notes that were shared in the online rules clinic:

  • Game Day is one division and squads must qualify at the Region to advance to State.
  • Coed is one division and is comprised of 1 or more boys participating.
  • A school may enter two squads in two separate divisions, but they must be comprised of different participants.

Please contact Assistant Commissioner Sarah Bridenbaugh ( should you have any questions. 


About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 280 member schools both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in 13 sports and 6 sport-activities, funds catastrophic insurance coverage for its more than 106,000 rostered member school student-athletes, provides coaching education and sports safety programs for more than 12,000 coaches, and licenses and facilitates the distribution of training material for over 4,000 contest officials.


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