<<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.
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.
*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.
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.
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.)
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.