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KSHSAA Spirit Safety Meetings 2015-16

  • Head Spirit Coaches/Advisors (grades 7-12) shall attend a mandatory meeting annually, intended to promote and provide fundamentals of the activity and participant safety.
  • Face-to-face spirit rules meetings will be conducted on day one of all KSHSAA Summer Cheer/Dance Camps.
  • Face-to-face spirit rules meetings will be conducted at the 9 Fall Spirit Spreader Clinics August 31-Sept 11.
  • Spirit Coaches/Advisors shall complete a test with information provided and discussed at the spirit safety meeting.
  • The KSHSAA strongly recommends head spirit coaches attend a face-to-face safety rules meeting if their team performs stunts during the school year.
  • Head Spirit Coaches/Advisors assuming positions after the scheduled meetings are concluded or who have been granted special permission by their administration may meet the above requirement by taking an online meeting which will be available August 20 until October 12.

Coaching Education Requirement for ALL non-certified cheer and dance coaches is the NFHS "Fundamentals of Coaching Cheer & Dance" Course. The course must be completed within the 2015-16 school year by any spirit coach who does not hold a valid teaching certificate, if they are in their first year of service. They must complete this course within the 2015-16 school year or may not be rehired. (If they were a Rule 10 spirit coach in 2014-15 and did not complete this course last year they may NOT coach a team after August 16th until they have completed said course.) A Rule 10 Form A is required prior to 1st practice, if haven’t completed course indicate when plan to enroll in course and estimate completion date on Rule 10 application. Mark supervised for these coaches. Annual filing of Form A is required.

Required head cheer/dance coach certification for competitive Spirt competitions
If you are a competitive cheer/dance squad then your head coach must hold a current teacher certificate or be an unsupervised certified Rule 10 coach. One of the following combinations is needed for cheer/dance Rule 10 unsupervised certification:

  1. Complete both the ASEP Coaching Principle course and the ASEP Sports First Aid course.
  2. Complete both the NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching cheer & dance online course and the NFHS First Aid for Coaches online course.
  3. NOTE: The AACCA Spirit Safety course may be substituted in place of the ASEP Coaching Principle course or the NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching course.

(Certification must be completed prior to first competition.) Mark unsupervised on Rule 10 application if they have had a previous year of coaching. Once unsupervised, you do not have to re-file Form A in future years.
Note: An athletic director’s goal should be to strive to get all rule 10 coaches (spirit or athletic) in the unsupervised category by year two so the need for annual paper work stops and your coaches have adequate training.<< continue >>

 

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Cheer Conferences Dance Conferences

2015 Dates and Sites

2015 Dates and Sites

June 11-14 - Salina-Kansas Wesleyan University (Thu-Sun) FULL

June 15-18 - El Dorado-Butler Community College (Elite & Regular) (Mon-Thu)

June 16-19 - Salina-Kansas Wesleyan University (Elite & Regular) (Tue-Fri) FULL

June 23-26 - El Dorado-Butler Community College (Elite & Performance Stunt) (Tue-Fri) FULL

July 8-11 - Coffeyville Community College (Wed-Sat)

July 13-16 - El Dorado-Butler Community College (Elite & Regular) (Mon-Thu)

July 15-18 - Salina-Kansas Wesleyan University (Elite & Regular) (Wed-Sat)

July 21-24 - El Dorado-Butler Community College (Tue-Fri)

June 11-14 - Salina-Kansas Wesleyan University (Thu-Sun) FULL

June 16-19 - Salina-Kansas Wesleyan University (Tue-Fri) FULL

July 8-11 - Coffeyville Community College (Wed-Sat)

July 13-16- El Dorado-Butler Community College (Mon-Thu)

July 15-18 - Salina-Kansas Wesleyan University (Wed-Sat)

July 21-24 - El Dorado-Butler Community College (Tue-Fri)

 
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