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July 6 2020 Memo

Many of you have kicked off the start of your season or are at least getting your tryouts under way. We are so excited that cheerleaders and coaches alike are able to get going again, but PLEASE remember there are guidelines in place!!
  • First and foremost, according to documents put out by IHSAA and IGHSAU, “Local school administration determines the permitted activities at their school.” The school districts are working with local health departments to evaluate the situation in YOUR area. Therefore, we again want to emphasize the need to be discussing your school’s individual situation for resuming activities. TALK TO YOUR AD BEFORE DOING ANY TYPE OF PRACTICE OR FACE-TO-FACE GATHERING with your cheerleaders!!!
  • NO STUNTING!! Social distancing is to remain at a minimum of 6 feet per person. That means stunting DOES NOT HAPPEN YET!!
  • Please see the attached memo with the current ICCA guidelines for cheer. As more information becomes available, we will continue to update you.

Re-opening Cheer 2020

July 1 Guidelines

Reminder to ALL Cheer Coaches:

The return to summer sports is a good sign for cheer squads. However, according to the COVID-19 Reopening Guidance: Summer Sports from the Iowa Department of Education Guidance, all other “in-person team organized activities remain suspended until July 1.” This includes cheerleading. We highly recommend that coaches contact their athletic directors before starting any type of practice or activity. ICCA will be working with the IHSAA to put guidelines in place for cheer which includes sideline and competitive squads.

The 2020 Shrine Bowl Game has been canceled.

All Fall clinics have been canceled.

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Our 2020/21 Calendar is now available for download at this link.

Please Review the Spirit Rule Comments Below

2-1-7c and 3-2-1
When passing props from the top person away from the stunt a base must not hold props that are made of hard material or have sharp corners or edges. A top person may hand signs to a non-stunting person on the ground or to a non-required spotter.


When performing braced flips in a pyramid the top persons hands/arms must be in continuous contact with a bracer.  In the cases of a single bracer, there must be a hand/arm connection between both hands/arms of the top person and the bracer.


Switch ups are permitted as long as they are caught by the original bases.


A cheerleader involved in a college cheer program may NOT participate in an ICCA Event. These events include: All-State Tryouts, State Championships, Honor Squad, All-Stars, Special Olympics, Shrine Bowl (juniors only), Academic Scholarship, and Fall Clinics.