Invitational Sports: Competitive Cheer & Dance Coaches Corner

NAIA Competitive Cheer and Dance Rulebook

NAIA's official Rulebook was released Aug. 3, 2015.

The Rulebook now governs all NAIA Competitive Cheer and Dance competition.

Download the E-VERSION or PRINT this landscape version.

 

 

 

 

2016 All American Routines

       

Please familiarize yourself with all aspects of the All-America process and specifically the leaps portion of the Dance Rubric. These items can be found below in COACHES RESOURCES.


Timeline to Championship Status

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR 2016

<<  AUG 1 TO MAY 15 — NAIA maximum 24-week practice and competition season begins.  >>

Before their first competition, all new NAIA student-athletes must have their
initial eligibility determined by the NAIA Eligibility Center

AUG 1 TO FEB 2016
At least three regular season competitions must be completed to be eligible for the National Invitational

 

APR 1 -- 2016-17 Declaration of Intent due. 

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 Must attend a Qualifying Competition to be eligible for National Invitational.

 2016 National Invitational

 

** Note: “Should an institution that declares an intent to participate in NAIA postseason undeclare or fail to honor its declaration at any point after April 1, the institution will be fined $2,500. The institution will also be placed on suspension the following academic year and may not compete in NAIA postseason competition in the sport.” 


COMPETITIVE CHEER & DANCE NEWS   2015 NAIA INVITATIONAL
Executive Committee encourages CCD programs to join the progress toward Championship Status
 
Eligibility Center Webinar

Now that Competitive Cheer and Dance is approaching year two of Invitational Status, the NAIA Eligibility Center will be involved. Watch this webinar to learn more about Eligibility Center processes and specifics for how NAIA Competitive Cheer and Dance will be impacted.

CCD ELIGIBILITY CENTER WEBINAR Part II


All Things CCD Webinar
In case you missed the presentation, click the link below for more information about all things pertaining to NAIA CCD.

CCD WEBINAR Part I

*Please be aware of a correction to slide 19 and anytime there is mention of competition guidelines: the NAIA Rulebook and Score Sheet do not have to be used to count a competition for the regular season.


 

See the current list of regular season events scheduled by individual institutions and submit your events online to be included. Questions contact Justin Glenn, CCD Sport Manager


With the 2015 season, Competitive Cheer and Dance in the NAIA comprises a regular season of at least three countable competitions.

Teams have to compete in a Qualifying Competition to move on to the National Invitational.

NATIONAL INVITATIONAL PLAN

FAQS (updated Jan. 15, 2014)
 

March 11-12, 2016
Hosted by St. Ambrose University (Davenport, Iowa)

2016 Qualifying Competitions
Feb. 19 - Oklahoma City University (Oklahoma City, Okla.)
Feb. 20 - Lindenwood University - Belleville (Belleville, Ill.)
Feb. 26 - Midland University - (Fremont, Neb.)
Feb. 27 - Siena Heights University (Adrian, Mich.)
Click here to view Qualifying Competition assignments.


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COACHES RESOURCES

• Coaches' Manual

• Officials' Handbook
• Officials Database 
• Officials Directory
• Competition Report Form

• All-America Information

•  Appendix A: Cheer Performance Outline
•  Appendix B: Cheer Rubric
•  Appendix C: Cheer Score Sheet
•  Appendix D: Cheer Deductions Rubric
•  Appendix E: Cheer Safety Deductions
•  Appendix F: Dance Performance Outline
•  Appendix G: Dance Rubric
•  Appendix H: Dance Score Sheet
•  Appendix I: Dance Deductions Rubric
•  Appendix J: Dance Safety Deductions
•  Appendix K: Totals Sheet
•  Appendix L: Preliminary Totals Sheet
•  Appendix M: Finals Totals Sheet

 

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.

AACCA Cheerleading Safety Certification List

2014-15 CCD PROPOSAL COMMITTEE

Executive Commitee
Trish Ryan, Midland
Lynsey Payne, Baker
Angie Sword Heath, Siena Heights
Micah Hartsfield, Martin Methodist
Stacie Horton, Grand View