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2018 Game Day Spirit Showcase Competition

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Registration will be available on September 27th, 2018 @ 8:00 AM CST

 

KSHSAA BOARD POLICY (EFFECTIVE: JANUARY, 2018)

Spirit Announcements

September 20, 2018
KSHSAA Rule for Spirit Squads and Non-Spirit Squad Members during Pep Rallies and School Assemblies

Non-Spirit Squad members may participate in skits, dances, and cheers at pep rallies and school assemblies, but the following is prohibited by Non-Spirit Squad members.
  • • Participation in partner stunts/skills of any kind, including: bracers, bases, spotters, and fliers.
  • • No tumbling
September 20, 2018
August Journal Article Revision for Spirit

Stunting Not Allowed on Hard Surfaces National Federation Spirit Rule 2-1-5 states: “Stunts must be modified to be appropriate to the performing surface area.” At football games, stunting would NOT be allowed on concrete, asphalt, gravel/chat rock or cinder tracks. Stunting would be allowed on synthetic, rubberized “all-weather” and dirt tracks. Concrete and asphalt surfaces are NEVER allowed. It should be noted that stunting is not allowed on any surface if it is wet. Cheer coaches must carefully consider the cheering surface in regard to safety, as even an all-weather track would be considered unsafe if it were wet.
Reminder: it is KSHSAA policy that 6th graders may NOT stunt with 7th and 8th grade cheer squad members. The KSHSAA Executive Board revisited this policy on September 11, 2018 and it was unanimously agreed to continue as written.
REMINDERS:
Basketball Free Throw Rule
During free throws, Spirit squad members must stand at attention, silently. This means absolutely no movement (which includes, but not limited to: movement of fingers, hands, talking, and shaking poms). Any movement or noise of any kind becomes distracting to the player shooting the free throws, so such infractions are illegal according to Rule 52- Sportsmanship/Citizenship. This rule begins when the player shooting the free throw receives the basketball from the official, until after the player shoots ball.
Toss Rule
KSHSAA Handbook Rule 48, Section 1, Article 4b.

All basket tosses (tosses initiated from the waist level, immediately followed by a cradle catch) are prohibited to minimize the possibility of a serious accident and/or injury. The NO Basket Toss Rule applies at all times and at all places, including in Kansas and outside of the Kansas borders.
A pop-toss, to a cradle is legal in Kansas as long as momentum stops at shoulder height or above immediately prior to the toss and the toss does not exceed 3 feet in height above the tosser’s hands.
KSHSAA No Toss Rule for Cheer
(Wording has been edited by Jim Lord, AACCA; November 8, 2017)

All tosses, including basket, elevator, and single-leg tosses that are initiated from waist level and directly release to a cradle catch, are prohibited to minimize the possibility of a serious accident and/or injury. A release to a cradle is legal in Kansas as long as the upward momentum stops or changes direction at shoulder level or above immediately prior to the release, and the release does not exceed 3 feet in height above the tosser’s extended hands. The “no tosses” rule applies at all times and at all places, including in Kansas and outside of the Kansas borders.
Daith (Piercings) Earrings
Daith Piercings
KSHSAA has been asked the following question: Are Daith earrings legal for Spirit participants to have because of medical purposes – migraine headache treatments in particular.

Here is the NFHS and KSHSAA’s position on wearing Daith piercings for Kansas member schools for Spirit (cheer and dance) participants.
The NFHS and the KSHSAA do not allow any piercings for grades 7-12 Spirit participants and this includes Daith piercings.

Fake Eyelashes
The KSHSAA strongly recommends to all Spirit groups: When stunting the use of fake eyelashes should not be worn for the safety of our student Spirit members.

KSHSAA Spirit Safety Meetings 2018-19

  • • 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 27 - September 7.
  • • 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 15 until October 7.

Coaching Education Requirement for ALL non-certified cheer and dance coaches is the NFHS "Coaching Cheer & Dance" Course. The course must be completed within the 2017-18 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 2018-19 school year or may not be rehired. (If they were a Rule 10 spirit coach in 2017-18 and did not complete this course last year they may NOT coach a team after August 12th 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. [ Continue ]

 

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Cheer Conferences Dance Conferences

2019 Dates and Sites

2019 Dates and Sites

June 4-7 - Salina-Kansas Wesleyan University (Elite & Regular) (Tue-Fri)

June 10-13 - Salina-Kansas Wesleyan University (Elite & Perf. Stunt) (Mon-Thu)

June 11-14 - El Dorado-Butler Community College (Elite & Regular) (Tue-Fri)

June 17-20 - El Dorado-Butler Community College (Elite & Perf. Stunt) (Mon-Thu)

June 25-28 - Salina-Kansas Wesleyan University (Elite & Regular) (Tue-Fri)

July 8-11 - Coffeyville Community College (Mon-Thu)

July 9-12 - El Dorado-Butler Community College (Tue-Fri)

June 4-7 - Salina-Kansas Wesleyan University (Tue-Fri)

June 10-13 - Salina-Kansas Wesleyan University (Mon-Thu)

June 25-28 - Salina-Kansas Wesleyan University (Tue-Fri)

July 8-11 - Coffeyville Community College (Mon-Thu)

July 9-12 - El Dorado-Butler Community College (Tue-Fri)

 
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