Emerging Sports: Competitive Cheer & Dance
Coaches Corner

Competitive Cheer and Dance in the NAIA is changing to better mirror other, traditional team sports in the NAIA. To this end, there will be a regular season, consisting of at least 2 countable competitions and teams will have to compete in a Qualifying Competition in order to move on to the National Invitational. Please click on the links below in order to learn more about the changing sport of NAIA Competitive Cheer and Dance.

National Invitational Plan

FAQ (updated January 15)

Coaches Manual (Coming Soon)

NAIA Rules

NAIA Cheer Scoresheet

NAIA Cheer Rubric

Cheer Performance Outline

NAIA Dance Scoresheet

Dance Performance Outline

Official's Handbook

Judges Database

Competition List

Participating Institutions  — NAIA Institutions that sponsor Competitive Cheer & Dance's teams, including both varsity and club squads. 
 2014 All-American Resources

All-American Requirments and Scoring Rubrics

All-American Dance Routine (with counts and music)

All-American Dance Music

 Host Resources


Competition Results Form

Mascot Information (Exhibition)

2014 NAIA Invitational

March 14-15, 2014

Oklahoma City University

Oklahoma City, Okla.

Schedule of Events

Performance Order

Teams Participating

2014 Qualifying Events


Host: Grand View University

Location: Des Moines, Iowa

Date: February 15, 2014

Contact: Stacie Horton



Host: Oklahoma City University

Location: Oklahoma City, Okla.

Date: February 22, 2014

Contact: Brandy Corcoran



Host: Martin Methodist College

Location:  Pulaski, Tenn.

Date: February 22, 2014

Contact: Monica and Micah Hartsfield


Host: Siena Heights University

Location: Adrian, Mich.

Date: February 22, 2014

Contact: Angie Sword


Qualifying Competition Divisions

Helpful Tools

AACCA Cheerleading Safety Certification List

NAIA's Emerging Sports Report

Coaches Associations

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.