IMPORTANT MUSIC INFORMATION
On June 14, the IHSA Board of Directors approved added the following language to the 2016-17 IHSA Cheer and Dance Terms and Conditions.
"The Association assumes no responsibility for the payment of copyright, royalty, or any other fees connected to the performances of any material in the cheer/dance competitive series."
Rationale: The additional language is intended to assure that the music used at competitions is in compliance with U.S. copyright law.
Additional resources from NFHS
Music Copyright Guidelines PowerPoint
March 10 & 11, 2017
As a reminder, NFHS Spirit Rule 2-1-10 prohibits spirit teams from coming on the playing area/floor during a 30 second time out in a basketball game.
A maximum of twelve (12) sideline cheerleaders and one (1) mascot in costume may be on the floor at any state series basketball contest.
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 2016-17 season, all of which focused on minimizing risk to participants.
NFHS News Release
Purchase your copy of the NFHS Spirit Rulebook at IHSAStore.com