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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.

Information for ICCA’s first Virtual Conference!

The 2020 Shrine Bowl Game has been canceled.

May 2020 Election of Officers:

President — Angie Trowbridge

Vice President — Cindy Pangburn
All State Director — Melissa Hatfield
Scholarship Director — JoEllen Wesselmann
Shrine Bowl Director — Sandy Norby
NW District Representative — Michelle McCann
NE District Representatives — Cindy Pangburn, Kelly Trinkle
Central District Representative — Sarah Buss
SW District Representatives — Dana Logan, Desire Grismore (1 year appointment)

At-Large Representative — Bethany Brink, Michelle McCann

June 7 Free Clinic Canceled

May 4, 2020: In light of the current circumstances regarding Covid-19, the Iowa Cheerleading Coaches’ Association Board of Directors has decided to CANCEL the June 7 Free Clinic that was scheduled to take place at Ames Middle School. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but we are still in hopes of hosting the Free Fall Clinics around the state in August. Please watch the ICCA website ( for other information regarding ICCA events and Covid-19. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. ICCA Board of Directors

“The Spotter” Newsletter

Check here for daily updates to “The Spotter,” the official newsletter of the Iowa Cheerleading Coaches’ Association.


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

Annual Coaches’ Conference

As of today, March 16, 2020, the ICCA Spring  Coaches’ Conference scheduled for April 3-4, 2020, is postponed to a later date. We are working on details in hopes of rescheduling in the near future. We will be in contact with members regarding the Conference as well as membership soon. We appreciate your patience in this matter. Please stay safe!!

— Thank you, Jeanne Ehn and Kenna Johnson (ICCA Executive Directors)

Special Olympics

Special Olympics in May has now been CANCELED.

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.