Contact: Kenna Johnson
address: 1800 North 8th Ave, Winterset, IA 50273
Jacobson Exhibition Center
Iowa High School State Cheerleading Championships
Saturday, November 6, 2021: Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines
Information for Coaches
NEW Information About All ICCA Events:
- All coaches (head and assistants) must be on the membership registration list to participate in ICCA events. This includes volunteer and junior high coaches.
- Every coach must take the rules meeting and the concussion video to participate in ICCA events.
- No choreographers will be allowed in the warm up area of the State Championships. If this is violated the team will receive a sportsmanship violation.
- Any cheerleader involved in a college cheer program many not participate in an ICCA event. (All State Tryouts/All State, State Championships, Honor Squad, All-Stars, Special Olympics, Shrine Bowl (juniors only), Academic Scholarships, and Fall Clinics.)
Important State Championship Information: (Link Coming Soon)
Coaches of teams are required to take the Online Rules Meeting (August 2 – August 26, 2021) and Concussion Video Training through the National Federation website. Both must be completed before registering teams for the Championships. See State Championship General Information for more details.
Registration Dates: Online registration. Registration opens August 10 and closes at 11:59 p.m. on September 24, 2021.
Morning Schedule (will be updated after October 15)
All performances at the Championships will be held in the Jacobson Exhibition Center.
Jacobson Building: Doors will open 45 minutes before the Championships begin. Times to be determined.
Admission: $10.00 (under school age children admitted free). Tickets can be purchased at the Jacobson Center (west end). Spectators should be stamped at the main entrance if leaving and coming back.
Pass Gate Admittance Information: (Posted October 17, 2021)
Bus Parking Map for State Cheer
Bus Drivers: The area typically used for bus parking is under construction, so busses will not be able to park there. See the map for recommended parking. (Fairgrounds staff calls is the “mid-way lot.”)
Apparel, Photography & Videography Order Info
2021 State Championship Apparel
All apparel can be purchased at a lesser cost by ordering ahead of time rather than purchasing the day of the State Championships. The apparel store opens in August.
Pre-paid team pictures and live action shots purchased ahead of time will receive a 25% discount. Live action shots will be taken of those teams who have pre-ordered at least one CD of the shots. No action shots will be taken of teams who have not pre-purchased at least one CD. Just click on the link below and order.
Tim McConnell Photography – coming soon
DVD Order Form – Mr. Video – coming soon
USA Cheer Music Copyrights Educational Initiative
IMPORTANT: The Iowa Cheerleading Coaches Association has received information from the National Federation regarding the playing of copyrighted music at any school cheer event. Copyright laws need to be followed, because they are the law.
ALL COACHES will be required to provide a proof of purchase for the music they will be using for the 2018 State Cheerleading Championships.
Questions about Music Royalty Rights may be directed to: Kenna Johnson at email@example.com.
Team Size by Divisions
(1A, 2A, 3A, and 4A teams may have one male, coed teams may have an unlimited number of males)
1A – up to 12 team members
2A – up to 12 team members
3A – up to 16 team members
4A – up to 20 team members
Coed – up to 25 team members
TIME OUT CHEER:
Any combination of male/female members
1A – up to 16 team members
2A – up to 16 team members
3A – up to 25 team members
4A – up to 25 team members
Group Stunt – up to five female team members
Coed Group Stunt – up to three team members, one male/female couple plus one designated spotter
- 2021 Online Spirit Rules Meeting will open August 2 and close at midnight on August 26, 2021. ALL COACHES in ICCA Events of All-State tryouts, State Championships and Honor Squad must take this rules meeting. Coaches must also take the National Federation Concussion Video. Print the certificate at the end to send with ICCA registration paperwork.
- 2021 ICCA Event Registration opens August 10 and closes at midnight on September 24. Register your school early for your school’s payment processing.
- ICCA Event Mailing Fees Deadline: October 1, 2021.]
- Reminder: Choreographers will NOT be allowed to go through the warm up at the State Championships. Schools allowing their choreographer to go through the warm up area is subject to a sportsmanship penalty.
- Cheer Music Copyrights Information
2021 In-Person State Championship Rubrics
2021 Virtual State Championship Rubrics
Point Deduction and Safety Information for All Divisions
For Questions regarding RULES, e-mail Erin Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Championships Cancellation Policy
If the State Championships need to be delayed or cancelled (i.e., severe weather), the ICCA Executive Directors will be the ones to delay/cancel the ICCA State Cheerleading Championships after consulting with the Executive Board. No refunds will be given if the Championships are cancelled. Also, no refunds will be given if the Championships are held and a school chooses not to attend and/or is unable to attend.