Emerging Sports: Competitive Cheer & Dance
Competitive Cheer and Dance has reached an impressive number of varsity teams in the last several years. The NAIA is working toward being the first collegiate organization to offer Competitive Cheer and Dance as a Championship Sport. Talks are ongoing to acquire the best information for a Coaches Manual and Competition Standards.
|Participating Institutions — NAIA Institutions that sponsor Competitive Cheer & Dance's teams, including both varsity and club squads. Bowling (link to qual plans)|
|2012 NCA/NDA NAIA Invitational|
Schedule of Events: TBD
NCA/NDA Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championship
|2012 Qualifying Events|
1. Great Plains and Midwest Conferences
2. Heart of America and American Midwest Conferences
3. Sooner, Midlands, Kansas, California Pacific, Frontier and Golden State Conferences
4. Chicagoland, Kentucky, Wolverine-Hoosier and Mid-Central Conferences
5: Mid-South, Southern States, Appalachian, TranSouth and The Sun Conferences
The American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators (AACCA) has a strong focus on safety for cheer coaches and athletes. The AACCA promotes a structured platform of cheerleading safety to over 70,000 cheerleading coaches in all levels of competition.