Cheer Coaches Conference—August 9, 2015
Risk Minimization Key Focus of High School Spirit Rules Changes
The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Spirit Rules Committee revised several rules for the 2015-16 season, all of which focused on minimizing risk to participants.
NFHS News Release
Spirit Rules Changes
Contest Limitation-6 dates
A contest is defined as any interscholastic competition, including a scrimmage, in which students representing two or more high schools participate with or against each other. By definition, a stunt group competing in a stunt group contest counts as a team contest/competition date. The by-laws state that no Competitive Cheerleading Team or member of that team, representing a member school shall, in any one season, participate on more than six (6) dates, exclusive of the IHSA series. Therefore, that competition does count as one of your 6 contest.
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