Rules Interpretation Videos – Viewing and Credit Information
The 2013-14 Competitive Cheer Rules Interpretation video is now available in the schools center. For your school to get credit for watching a rules interpretation video and avoid ending up on probation, the head coach must login to the Schools Center, click on the Tracker icon, click the proper link in the Tracker area, and watch the video to completion. An assistant coach or other individual may watch a video, with or without a login, at the following link: http://www.ihsa.org/Resources/Video.aspx An assistant coach with a Schools Center login will also find a link to the Video section on the Forms & Other Resources page. View the detailed Instructions for head coaches and assistant coaches.
2013-14- IHSA Competitive Cheer Rule Interpretations
Q. What eligibility rules apply to sideline cheerleaders?
A. The activity eligibility by-laws (Section 4.000), but only if the team does not engage in interscholastic competition.
Q. Does the twenty-five day contact limit apply to competitive cheer in the summer?
A. Yes. (By-law 3.153)
Q. May a competitive cheer squad attend a cheerleading camp after Saturday of Week No. 4 in the standardized calendar?
A. No. IHSA By-law 3.112 prohibits students from attending coaching schools, camps or clinics after Saturday of week
Because sideline cheer is governed by the IHSA activity-by-laws, sideline cheer teams have no season limitations or contact limitations. Note: Local school districts can be more restrictive.
Press Release: NFHS Spirit Rule Changes for 2013-14
Printable Chart: NFHS Spirit Rule Changes for 2013-14
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.
A spirit coach from each IHSA member school must view the online spirit rules meeting by logging in to the School Center
Purchase your copy of the NFHS Spirit Rulebook at IHSAStore.com