Competitive Cheerleading 2019-20 - Manual for Schools and Managers - IHSA

 
Competitive Cheerleading 2019-20 - Manual for Schools and Managers - IHSA
2019-20
Competitive
Cheerleading
     Manual for
Schools and Managers
Competitive Cheerleading 2019-20 - Manual for Schools and Managers - IHSA
Competitive Cheerleading Manual for Schools and Managers
                                   Table of Contents
School Information
Terms and Conditions ..................................................................................................................................................1-6
Competing School Information ....................................................................................................................................7-8
Scoresheet.......................................................................................................................................................................9
Scoresheet Rubric....................................................................................................................................................10-11
Execution Descriptors....................................................................................................................................................12
Definitions and Scoring Tools........................................................................................................................................13
Legalities Sheet .............................................................................................................................................................14
Deductions Sheet ..........................................................................................................................................................15
Entry Procedures...........................................................................................................................................................16
Photo Instruction Page..................................................................................................................................................17
Information for Schools Advancing to the State Final ...................................................................................................18
Request for Additional Awards.................................................................................................................................19-20
Sectional Pass Gate Form..............................................................................................................................................21
Student Media Information for Schools ........................................................................................................................22

General Information
School’s Responsibility Towards Hosting Officials...................................................................................................24-25
Do What’s Right! Sportsmanship Criteria......................................................................................................................26
Emergency Action Plan ............................................................................................................................................27-28
IHSA Protocol for Implementation of NFHS Sports Playing Rule for Concussions .......................................................29
Concussion Information ...............................................................................................................................................30
     Mandatory Concussion Education
     Return to Play Policy
State Final Media Arrangements....................................................................................................................................31

Manager Information
Managers Checklist ..................................................................................................................................................33-34
Managers Safety Information ........................................................................................................................................35
Required PA Announcements...................................................................................................................................36-41
Winners Report Instructions .........................................................................................................................................42
Awards Delivery Information .........................................................................................................................................43
Licensed Vendor Information ........................................................................................................................................44
Request for Duplicate Awards .......................................................................................................................................45
Internet Video Broadcasting Information.......................................................................................................................46
Instructions for completing Financial Report online......................................................................................................47

                                                                          Revision History
2019-2020
                                                      Competitive Cheerleading State Series
                                                             Terms and Conditions
    In accordance with Section 1.450 of the        Sectionals. Sectional host sites and school                E. Eligibility: All member schools in
IHSA Constitution, the IHSA Board of Directors     assignments will be announced in November             good standing may enter one (1) team under
has approved the Terms and Conditions              and posted at www.ihsa.org on the                     the provisions of the IHSA by-laws.
governing the 2019-2020 IHSA Competitive           “Competitive Cheerleading” menu page under
Cheerleading State Series.                         “State Series Information and Results”. Gross-             F. Affirmative Action: Boys and girls
                                                   inger Motors Arena in Bloomington will be the         shall be permitted to participate in the state
I.        SCHOOL CLASSIFICATION                    venue for the State Final. Tournament Central         series as outlined in the IHSA affirmative action
                                                   will be located at the Pepsi Ice Center Foyer         policy.
     Classification in the IHSA Competitive        adjacent to the Arena.
Cheerleading State Series will be determined                                                                   G. Online List of Participants:
according to IHSA Policy 17 (Classification        III.       ONLINE ENTRIES, WITHDRAWL                  Registration for the state series will be
System).                                                      PROCEDURE, ELIGIBILITY,                    completed online using the IHSA Schools
     Request to play up a division may be                     AFFIRMATIVE ACTION AND ONLINE              Center. Each school must complete the online
made through the IHSA by September 1.                         LIST OF PARTICIPANTS                       list of participants by midnight on Monday,
                                                                                                         January 13, 2020. If a school does not submit
      A. Divisions:                                     A. Policies and Procedures: The policy           the online list of participants by the deadline,
      Schools shall be categorized for             for entry deadlines, late entries and                 coaches and/or participants from the school
participation in the Competitive Cheerleading      withdrawals shall be the policies and                 are subject to penalties, which could include,
State Series based on the following:               procedures regarding entry for all IHSA               but not be limited to being ruled ineligible to
          1. Large Team Division: A school         sponsored sports included in the 2019-20              coach or compete in the state series and/or
enrollment of 1632.01 and over shall have up       entry policies and procedures which can be            charged $100.00.
to 24 rostered participants with 20 allowed on     found in the IHSA Schools Center on the IHSA                    1. Confirmation of receipt of online
the competition floor.                             website.                                              list of participants: Schools should login to
          2. Medium Team Division: A school                                                              their school center site on the IHSA website
enrollment between 636.01 to 1632.00 shall              B. Online Entries: All member schools            and go to the activity tracker. The activity
have up to 20 rostered participants with 16        must enter their school into state series             tracker will show “completed”, if you have
allowed on the competition floor.                  competition through the IHSA School Center            checked the button indicating you finished your
          3. Small Team Division: A school         on the IHSA website at www.ihsa.org. The              report.
enrollment up to 636.00 shall have up to 16        deadline for entry is November 1, 2019.                         2. If the activity tracker does not
rostered participants with 12 allowed on the                                                             indicate “completed”, then you must go back
competition floor.                                       C. Late Entries: Any attempt to enter a         into your school’s list of participants and check
          4. Coed Team Division: Two males         sport online after the established deadline will      the button on the online list of participants
on the competition floor is an open division and   be denied. Schools that wish to enter after the       indicating you are finished with your report.
shall have up to 24 rostered participants with     deadline will be considered late. To be
20 on the competition floor.                       considered for late entry, the principal/IHSA         IV.       FINANCIAL ARRANGEMENTS
              a. All Coed teams need to be         official representative must contact the IHSA
announced to the IHSA by November 15.              office to request late entry into the state series.         A. Sectional Host School Expenses:
              b. Teams who miss this               This request shall be in writing and can be           Sectional host schools shall receive a
deadline will compete in the designated            directed to aespindola@ihsa.org. The penalty          guarantee of $550 for hosting. The host school
division per the school’s enrollment.              for late entry shall be $100.00.                      shall pay for all expenses. After expenses are
              Note: A mascot is considered part                                                          deducted from the gross income, including
of a team and will be counted as a part of the           D. Breach of Contract By-Law 6.041              gate receipts, the host school shall retain 20%
maximum number of cheerleaders allowed on          (Withdrawal Procedures): To withdraw                  of the net income and submit the remainder to
the competition floor.                             without penalty, the principal/IHSA official          the IHSA. In the event of a negative balance, the
                                                   representative must e-mail or fax notice to the       host school shall be reimbursed the entire
II.       DATES AND SITES                          IHSA office (aespindola@ihsa.org or 309-663-          deficit. Officials will be paid by the IHSA via
                                                   7479) notifying the IHSA of the school’s              ArbiterPay.
     A. Dates: The dates for the IHSA              withdrawal from the competitive cheerleading
Competitive Cheerleading State Series are:         state series prior to the online list of                    B. Sites Other Than Member Schools:
         1. Sectionals: Saturday, February 1,      participants deadline of January 13, 2020.            When a sectional is held at a site other than an
2020.                                                        1. If a school withdraws after the          IHSA member school, the IHSA will determine
         2. State Final: Friday and Saturday,      deadline of January 13, 2020, the school will         the financial arrangements with the host using
February 7 & 8, 2020.                              be charged a $100 penalty.                            current financial arrangements as guidelines.
                                                             2. If a school does not show up for
      B. Sites: The state shall be divided into    competition, the school will be charged a $100            C. Participant Expenses: Neither the
five (5) Sectionals. The number of competing       penalty and, if applicable, the school may be         IHSA or the local tournament management will
schools, travel distance, geographical location    charged for any additional financial loss             assume responsibility for any contestant
and the number of entries shall be primary         sustained by the offended school(s) or the            expenses of any kind.
factors in the determination of number and         association because of such breach.
boundary lines for schools assigned to these

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D. Admission: The IHSA Board of                      B. Sectional Manager: The local                           2. Schools       entered     in     the
Directors has established the following ticket        manager shall have authority to take proper          competition will only be allowed warm-
prices for sectional and state final competition:     and appropriate action in any case of unusual        up/practice time as scheduled by the IHSA.
           1. Sectional - $6.00 general               situations arising during the competitions.          Mats should be provided for all three warm-up
admission.                                            However, no part of the terms and conditions         stations: stretching - 1 mat, tumbling - 2 mats,
           2. State - $10.00 per session              may be set aside. In all cases involving an          full warm-up – 9 mat.
general admission.                                    interpretation not specifically covered by the                 3. In the sectional and state series,
           Note: Child in arms requires no ticket     rules, the competition manager shall consult         uninterrupted clock minutes shall be provided
for all levels of competition.                        with the head official before the announcement       for warm-up prior to competition. Teams may
                                                      of results or the presentation of awards.            not be on the official warm-up floor prior to the
      E. Tickets: Anyone without credentials                                                               designated time.
must purchase a ticket for sectional and state              C. Sectional Performance Order:                          4. Only        approved/credentialed
final competition. Tickets will be available at the   Sectional competition order will be randomly         participants, coaches, and athletic trainers will
door one hour prior to the competition on the         determined by the IHSA and will be posted            be allowed in the warm-up area during
day of the event. Spectators are not allowed in       online on the competitive cheerleading menu          sectionals and state final competition.
the warm-up or competition areas.                     page under state series information & results
          1. Sectionals: Tickets will be              after the January list of participants deadline.                F. Competition             Disruption:
available at the door on the day of competition.      There will be a site manager at each sectional.      Tournament management reserves the right to
          2. State: Presale tickets will be           No local manager shall be permitted to change        cease competition under the following
arranged through the Grossinger Motors Arena          the order in which the schools compete unless        conditions:
for the state final. General seating tickets, fan     given permission by the IHSA office. Programs                   1. At the sectional and state
bus tickets and limited luxury suites may be          and schedules can be created by the sectional        preliminary rounds IHSA licensed officials
purchased for each session in advance of the          managers using TourneyWire, the web-based            reserve the right to stop a routine due to an
state final by contacting Grossinger Motors           competition management service program.              obvious injury.
Arena ticket office at 309-434-2679. Tickets                                                                               a. In the event that an injury
will be available for purchase online at                    D. Coaches Meeting: A coaches’                 causes the team’s routine to be interrupted
http://grossingermotors.arenabloomington.com.         meeting will be conducted prior to each              during a performance, the head official and
                                                      division of competition at sectional and state as    tournament management shall determine the
      F. Refunds: Under no circumstances              outlined in the performance schedule. A coach        time for the team to feed back into the warm-
shall there be a refund of ticket money for           (or a school representative) from each school        up and competition order to complete their
tickets sold.                                         must attend this meeting. The purpose of the         performance. This time should not exceed 30
                                                      meeting is to review any policies, procedures        (thirty) minutes for the team to perform their
V.         TOURNAMENT ASSIGNMENTS                     and rules governing the conduct of the event.        routine again. Judging will resume from the
                                                      Coaches will be responsible for the information      point at which the injury/interruption occurred
      A. Sectional Assignments: Sectional             covered at the meeting.                              as determined by the head official. The routine
assignments can be found online at                              1. The sectional manager or                must be performed full-out from the beginning.
www.ihsa.org        on     the    “Competitive        appointed manager shall conduct the meeting          All point deductions accumulated to the point
Cheerleading” page under “State Series                for coaches prior to each division at the            of injury will carry over. If a team prefers not to
Information & Results”. All IHSA member               sectional tournament on the Saturday of              re-work the routine, at the coaches’ discretion,
schools entered in the Competitive                    sectionals.                                          they may take the score they have received up
Cheerleading State Series will be assigned by                   2. The sectional manager will              to that point. If a skill has not been performed
the IHSA to one of the five (5) proportional          introduce the head official/officiating crew and     a “0” will be given in that category. If multiple
divisions for sectional level competition. These      any other personnel that they deem necessary         injuries occur, the same process will be in
assignments will appear online after the              to introduce to the coaches. The sectional           effect.
November entry deadline. Assignments are              manager will discuss items on the sectional                          b. In the event that an injury
made according to the IHSA Grouping Policy            agenda/tournament logistics and answer any           occurs during warm-up and the athlete is no
#18. The number of competing schools, travel          questions regarding the competition.                 longer able to participate, the head official and
distance, geographical location and the number                                                             tournament management shall determine the
of entries shall be primary factors in the                      E. Warm-up Time: A seven (7)               time for the team to feed back into the warm up
determination of number and boundary lines            minute warm-up time at the sectional                 and competition order. This time should not
for these sectionals.                                 tournament shall be posted online at                 exceed 30 (thirty) minutes from the time of
                                                      www.ihsa.org. prior to competition. An eight         injury in the warm-up area.
VI.        TOURNAMENT STRUCTURE AND                   (8) minute warm-up time at the state final will                 2. If, in the opinion of the
           TIME SCHEDULES                             be posted online at ihsa.org. Coaches and            tournament officials, a team’s routine is
                                                      competitors must report in person to the             interrupted because of failure of the
     A. Sectional Management: In all cases            warm-up site director at the designated time.        tournament equipment, facilities, or other
in which a member school is selected as a                       1. At      sectional     and       state   factors attributable to the tournament rather
competition site, the IHSA official                   competition the host shall not make its              than the team, the head official should stop the
representative of the high school shall               performance area available earlier to any teams      routine. The tournament officials will determine
automatically assume entire responsibility for        for practice sessions. When a part of the state      the degree and effect of the interruption. The
the competition. The official representative may      series is played at a facility other than a          team will be allowed to present its routine from
delegate the authority to manage the                  member school’s facility, none of the teams          the place in the routine where the interruption
competition to another staff member. If the site      entered, including a hosting member school           occurred.
is not located at a member school, then the           shall be permitted to practice at the facility.
IHSA Board of Directors shall appoint a local
manager with like responsibilities.

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3. In the event a team’s routine is            H. State Final School Packets: At the                  19        B                2
interrupted because of failure of the team’s       state final, school packets, which include                   20        C                1
own equipment, the team must either continue       important state final information, updates,                  21        E                5
the routine or take the score earned to that       state final credentials and programs may be                  22        A                4
point.                                             picked up Thursday, February 6 from 6:30 p.m.                23        B                3
                                                   to 8:30 p.m. at the Grossinger Motors Arena                  24        C                2
      G. State Final Time Schedule: On             VIP south entrance and after 7:00 a.m. on                    25        D                1
Friday, February 7, 2020 preliminary rounds of     Friday, February 7, at the Pepsi Ice Rink main
competition will be conducted. On Saturday,        entrance located on the south of the                 Note: Finalized state final performance
February 8, 2020 final rounds of competition       Grossinger Motors Arena. A coach/school              schedules will be posted online on the Monday
will be conducted. The state final time schedule   official is the only person permitted to pick up     after sectional level competition.
shall be as follows:                               the schools’ packet. The Pepsi Ice Rink foyer of
                                                   Grossinger Motors Arena in downtown                  VII.         SECTIONAL ADVANCEMENT OF
Friday, February 7, 2020                           Bloomington is tournament central.                                WINNERS

SESSION 1                                               I. State Final Performance Order: The                 A. Sectionals: The first, second, third,
Small and Medium Team Preliminaries                IHSA office will determine the performance           fourth and fifth place teams in each division
                                                   order for state level competition. This order will   from the sectional shall advance to the state
8:00 a.m.—Coaches Meeting (Club Level              be posted online on the competitive                  final and compete in the division in which they
     Restaurant)                                   cheerleading page at www.ihsa.org under state        qualified.
8:00 a.m.—Doors of the Arena Open to Public        series information & results. The following
8:55 a.m.—Welcome & National Anthem                formula shall be used to determine the                     B. Advancement of Next Qualifier:
9:00 a.m.—First Performance                        performance order for the state final:               Should a qualifying team withdraw or be
     (Small and Medium team performances                     1. Each sectional is randomly              disqualified before the state final tournament,
     alternate)                                    assigned a letter code (A to E) prior to the start   the remaining qualifier from the same sectional
1:10 p.m.—Last Performance                         of the state series.                                 in that division shall be moved up.
1:15 p.m.—Announcement of Small Division                     2. The chart below, and the
     Finalists                                     sectional code, is published at the same time             C. Withdrawal or Disqualification: A
1:30 p.m.—Announcement of Medium                   as the sectional performance order.                  team moving up due to withdrawal or
     Division Finalists                                      3. Each team’s performance order           disqualification may be entered in the state final
                                                   within a particular division is determined by the    up to the competition time. It is the
SESSION 2                                          place the team won at the sectional                  responsibility of the principal or coach to notify
Large and Coed Team Preliminaries                  tournament, according to the table.                  the IHSA office at the earliest possible time that
                                                             4. In case of a tie for 5th place at a     another advancing team may be necessary. The
2:15 p.m.—Coaches Meeting (Club Level              sectional, an additional entry will be added at      IHSA office will officially inform the school’s
     Restaurant)                                   the end of the order.                                administration/coach that they will replace a
2:30 p.m.—Doors of the Arena Open to Public                  5. In case of a tie for any particular     qualifier.
3:25 p.m.—Welcome & National Anthem                place at a sectional, the teams will perform in
3:30 p.m.—First Performance                        the opposite order in the state finals. For          VIII.        TOURNAMENT RULES
     (Large and Coed team performances             example, at sectional A, two teams tie for 2nd
     alternate)                                    (and 3rd) place. In the chart, the order                   A. NFHS Spirit Rules Book: The current
7:40 p.m.—Last Performance                         assigned to A-2 is #14. The order assigned to        National Federation Spirit Rules published by
7:45 p.m.—Announcement of Large Division           A-3 is #18. Reversing the order, the team that       the National Federation of High Schools
     Finalists                                     performed first in the sectional is assigned         (NFHS) are the official rules governing the
8:00 p.m.—Announcement of Coed Division            order #18. The team that performed last in the       IHSA competitive cheerleading state series
     Finalists                                     sectional is assigned order #14.                     competition. The NFHS’s official high school
                                                                                                        Spirit Rules Book is the minimum safety guide
Saturday, February 8, 2020                              Order        Sectional        Place             for the state
                                                        1            A                5                 series.
SESSION 3                                               2            B                4
Finals                                                  3            C                3                      B. Participants: Schools shall be
10:00 a.m.—Doors of the Arena Open to                   4            D                2                 categorized for participation in the Competitive
     Public                                             5            E                1                 Cheerleading State Series based on the
10:55 a.m.—Welcome & National Anthem                    6            B                5                 following:
11:00 a.m.—Small and Medium Team Finals                 7            C                4                          1. Large Team Division: A school
     (Small and Medium team performances                8            D                3                 shall have up to 24 rostered participants with
     alternate)                                         9            E                2                 20 allowed on the competition floor.
12:45 p.m.—Small Team Awards                            10           A                1                          2. Medium Team Division: A school
1:15 p.m.—Medium Team Awards                            11           C                5                 shall have up to 20 rostered participants with
2:30 p.m.—IESA Exhibition                               12           D                4                 16 allowed on the competition floor.
2:55 p.m.—Announcements & National                      13           E                3                          3. Small Team Division: A school
     Anthem                                             14           A                2                 shall have up to 16 rostered participants with
3:00 p.m.—Large and Coed Team Finals                    15           B                1                 12 allowed on the competition floor.
     (Large and Coed team performances                  16           D                5                          4. Coed Team Division: Two males
     alternate)                                         17           E                4                 on the competition floor is an open division and
4:45 p.m.—Large Team Awards                             18           A                3                 shall have up to 24 rostered participants with
5:15 p.m.—Coed Team Awards                                                                              20 on the competition floor.

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a. All Coed teams need to be                           e. The association assumes no                      c. Hair must be worn in a
announced to the IHSA by November 15.                 responsibility for the payment of copyright,        manner to minimize risk to participants (away
              b. Teams who miss this                  royalty, or any other fees connected to the         from the face and off the shoulders).
deadline will compete in the designated               performances of any material in the                               d. Glitter that does not readily
division per the school’s enrollment.                 competitive cheer state series.                     adhere on the hair, face, body or uniform is not
              Note: A mascot is considered part                 4. Props                                  permitted.
of a team and will be counted as a part of the                       a. Only appropriate poms,                          e. Jewelry of any kind is
maximum number of cheerleaders allowed on             signs and school flags/banners used in a safe       prohibited, except for the allowable religious
the competition floor.                                manner by competing teams to lead the crowd         and medical needs as outlined in the NFHS
                                                      during their performance are allowed.               Spirit Rules Book.
      C. Competition Guidelines: Each team                           b. Megaphones appropriately
will present one competitive routine.                 used by competitors will be permitted.                    F. Scoring: Refer to the score sheet and
           1. Timing                                                 c. Teams shall be permitted to       rubric in the competition manual.
                a. Competition will consist of a      place the above listed items on the competition                1. Sectional: The official IHSA score
three (3) minute time limit.                          floor before timing begins.                         sheet will be used for the scoring of all
                b. No penalty for time violations                    d. Teams should avoid stepping       competitive cheerleading routines. The total
will be assessed until three (3) seconds beyond       on poms, signs, school flags/banners and            accumulative point value of the officials score
the specified time limit. For example, if the time    megaphones. After use, items must be placed         sheets will be averaged. There shall be one (1)
limit is three (3) minutes, no penalty will be        safely on the floor per NFHS Spirit Rule 2-1-5.     IHSA head official, three (3) IHSA technical
assessed until the performance has exceeded                          e. Glitter may be used on signs      officials, and three (3) IHSA panel officials
three minutes and 3 seconds as verified by two        if laminated or sealed per NFHS Spirit Rule 3-      assigned by the IHSA for each sectional site.
(2) stopwatches.                                      1-7.                                                           2. State: The official IHSA score
                c. The team may use a                                f. No other props may be             sheet will be used for the scoring of all
maximum of two minutes (2) of the three-              allowed.                                            competitive cheerleading routines. The total
minute time limit for music. The timing begins                                                            accumulative point value of the officials score
with the team’s first movement, voice, or note             D. Artificial Noisemakers: All artificial      sheets will be averaged. There shall be five (5)
of music, whichever comes first, on the               noise-making devices shall be excluded from         IHSA hired panel officials and one (1) head
competition floor. Timing ends with the last          the performance area. Tournament managers           panel official for each division for state. There
motion, word, or beat of music. There will be         should not permit spectators to use air horns at    shall be three (3) technical officials and (1)
an official timer at each level of competition. All   the competition venue. Cheerleaders may use         head technical official for state.
participants must start in the competition area       megaphones during competition only.                            3. When five panel officials are used
with at least one foot on the floor. Entrances                                                            at the state final, the high and low scores will
and exits are not considered part of the routine             E. Competitor’s          Apparel:      All   be dropped. The remaining scores are
and should not be organized.                          competitors shall wear only school                  averaged.
                d. All competition rules will         issued/approved uniforms for competition                       4. For both the sectional and the
apply until the team completely clears the            during the sectionals and the state final. All      state final, deductions/penalties shall be
competition floor.                                    uniforms, including footwear, must follow the       subtracted from the total accumulative point
           2. Competition Area                        NFHS Spirit Rules Book. The NFHS Spirit Rules       value average.
                a. The competitive cheering           Book          governs        all     participant
surface shall be a matted area of 54 feet wide x      apparel/accessories. Participants will not be            G. Team Ties: At all competitions, teams
42 feet deep (9 strips). The mats should cover        permitted to compete in illegal attire. Officials   tied for a position which qualifies for
the entire area, provide uniform thickness and        shall have authority to assess penalties for        advancement from preliminaries to finals shall
be a flat, consistent surface with no cracks,         failure to comply with these requirements.          be advanced without the tie being broken.
obstructions, or untaped seams. The                              1. Team Uniforms:
competition mats will run vertical to the panel                       a. All uniforms shall be devoid           H. Coaching: At the sectional and state
officials at all competition sites.                   of commercial advertising. The manufacturer’s       final, eligible high school coaches shall follow
                b. Teams may line up anywhere         logo/trademark which shall not exceed 2 1/4         these procedures:
inside the competition area. A participant can        square inches with no dimension exceeding 2                    1. A maximum of four (4)
step on the white boundary line, but if he/she        ¼ inches. It may appear only once on each           competitive cheerleading coaches shall be
steps completely over the white boundary line         piece of wearing apparel.                           allowed on the roster to coach. Only coaches
during competition it is considered out of                            b. All briefs (base garments)       whose names appear on the list of participants
bounds.                                               should be a solid color and devoid of any           will be allowed to coach unless written
                c. Members of your competitive        markings including but not limited to sequins,      notification from the school’s principal/IHSA
team must fulfill all spotting requirements as        prints, letters, words, and symbols.                official representative verifies the eligibility of a
governed by the NFHS Spirit Rules.                                    c. Teams shall wear uniforms        coach. Schools may only submit the names of
           3. Music                                   that are of similar color and/or marking.           those coaches who are in compliance with
                a. Music can be on a CD or                            d. All uniforms must have some      IHSA By-law 2.070.
digital format with a back-up. Coaches are            school designation (i.e. school name, logo,                    2. At the state final, eligible coaches
responsible for all necessary adapters.               mascot or monograms) visibly printed on the         shall receive four (4) coaching passes in their
                b. It is the responsibility of the    uniform.                                            team packet.
head coach or their designee to start and stop                   2. Participant Limitations:                              a. The eligible coaches shall
their music.                                                          a. Fingernails,        including    wear the coaching pass on the outside of
                c. Coaches will be allowed to         artificial nails, must be kept at an appropriate    his/her clothes while coaching.
check their music prior to performing.                length (short, near the end of the fingers) to                      b. Only coaches wearing this
                d. Music should not contain any       minimize risk for the participant.                  pass will be allowed into designated areas to
suggestive lyrics.                                                                                        coach.

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3. Coaches must always remain in           IX.       TOURNAMENT POLICIES                                      g. Media is not allowed in the
the designated areas during warm-ups and                                                               warm up area or locker rooms.
competition and not disrupt the competition.              A. All-Star Teams: No officers of the                        h. If applicable, news media
Coaching should be limited to words of help         tournament, game official or anyone serving        may use non-distracting lighting if the manager
and encouragement, and the ethics of good           under the supervision of the Illinois High         has given permission. News media
sportsmanship must be observed.                     School Association may cooperate in any way        photographers are allowed to use filtered
         4. Violation of ineligible coaching        in the selection of an all-star/all-state team.    electronic flashes. If the manager and contest
during the sectional or state final competition                                                        officials agree that the flashes are causing
may be considered gross misconduct and                    B. Fans Signs and Banners: The               interference with the conduct of the
could result in penalty deductions to dismissal     displaying of signs, banners, placards or          competition, then they can require the
from coaching.                                      similar items by fans at IHSA state series is      photographer to cease use of the flash.
                                                    permitted, provided:                                          3. Television and Radio Originators:
      I. State Final Passes: State Final                      1. They are in good taste and reflect    It is the responsibility of the local manager to
passes will be provided to all competing            good sportsmanship in their message and use;       accept applications, approve requests to
schools and eligible coaches and school                       2. They reflect identification and       originate, collect proper rights fees payment
officials/administrators. All participants are      encouragement to participants and their            (where required) and make cancellation
required to wear their passes at all time.          respective school/community;                       refunds for television and/or radio origination,
Competitors’ passes can be kept with the                      3. They are not displayed in the area    according to the IHSA television and/or radio
coaching staff while the team is in uniform and     of competition or in a manner which does not       broadcast policy.
competing. Competitors must have their              interfere with competition;                                        a. Television broadcast rights
passes visible to be allowed entry into the                   4. They do not obstruct the view of      fees for all levels of competition below the state
arena. State Final passes allow entry into the      participants or spectators or cover other          final level shall be paid to the host school and
state final at any time during the competition.     signage; and                                       shall become part of the revenue to be shared
                                                              5. They are not safety hazards.          by the member school(s) and the Association
      J. Substitutions: After the list of                                                              according to the financial terms stipulated in
participants have been entered, competing                C. Damage to Property or Equipment: If        these terms and conditions.
schools may use any student whose name              representatives from any school entered in the                     b. Radio broadcast rights fees
appears on the list of participants as              state series are found guilty of carelessly or     are not required for any level of competition in
competitors. No substitution of names to the        maliciously breaking, damaging or destroying       this state series. Local managers shall permit
list of participants shall be made after the        property or equipment belonging to the host        radio originations of the competition.
January list of participants deadline. Alternates   school or host venue, such school shall be held                    c. Television and/or radio
on this list may be used for competition at any     responsible for costs incurred in replacing or     stations which do not apply in advance, or
time.                                               repairing such property or equipment.              which do not pay required rights fees prior to
                                                                                                       the start of the competition in each respective
     K. Consolation Competition: There shall              D. Media: Policy regarding media             level in this state series shall not be given
be no consolation competition.                      requirements for each local manager is             credentials nor allowed access to the facility to
                                                    contained in the current IHSA Handbook.            originate. Sponsors of the originations for
     L. Refusing to Participate: If an IHSA         Reporting information to the news media shall      television and radio shall be only those so
member team refuses to compete after being          be the responsibility of each local manager.       stipulated in the respective IHSA television and
assigned to a competition, the tournament           Media and school media passes are available        broadcast policies.
manager shall report the incident to the IHSA       by contacting Matt Troha at the IHSA office at                4. Rights Fees for Television and
office. The withdrawing team will be                309-663-6377.                                      Radio:
responsible for all applicable fees. Refer to                  1. Media Provisions: Space shall be                     a. Television rights fees are to
Article III-D in the terms and conditions           set aside to provide for news media                be charged by local managers and/or the IHSA
regarding breach of contract.                       representatives covering the state series          as contained in the IHSA television policy.
                                                    whether they are from newspapers, radio                            b. Radio Fees:
      M. Unsportsmanlike Conduct: Managers          stations, commercial television stations, and/or                        i. Sectional Contest = No
and officials have the strictest instructions to    cable television stations.                         Charge
disqualify any competitor, coach and/or person                 2. Media Personnel Requirements:                             ii. State Final = No Charge
guilty of profane or indecent language or of        Photographers or television personnel with
gross unsportsmanlike conduct. The IHSA by-         cameras may enter the performance area to               E. Videotaping: The local manager may
laws give the IHSA Board of Directors complete      take pictures provided that:                       provide videotaping for purchase. Spectators
authority to penalize a school for any                             a. The individual is wearing the    will be allowed to videotape in the stands,
unsportsmanlike conduct on the part of the          IHSA media/photographers pass;                     provided they remain in their seat and do not
principal, the coach, the athletes, the faculty,                   b. The individual reports to the    obstruct the view of participants and
the board of education or any other official        site manager with credentials;                     spectators. The IHSA prohibits any taping for
representative of any participating school.                        c. The individual stays off the     the purpose of video reviewing during the
                                                    matted competition areas and remains at least      tournament.
     N. Disqualification:                           five feet away from the competition floor;
Any team that does not adhere to these terms                       d. The individual remains                F. Flash Photography: No flash cameras
and conditions may be subject to                    seated when taking pictures;                       can be used during competition.
disqualification from the tournament and will                      e. The individual only walks
automatically forfeit any right to awards           when the competitors are entering or exiting;           G.    Tobacco/Liquid Nicotine Products:
received at the tournament.                                        f. The individual refrains from     The use    of tobacco or liquid nicotine products
                                                    speaking to the student athletes during            in any     competition area, either during a
                                                    competition.                                       practice   or while a contest is in progress, or

                                                                        —5—
affiliated property of any IHSA state series        X.        AWARDS                                   assigned to each sectional: One (1) head
contest by any coach, player, any other person                                                         official, three (3) panel officials, and three (3)
connected with a team, or fan shall be                   A. Sectional Awards: Awards will be           technical officials in which one will be
prohibited. State series hosts are required to      presented at each sectional.                       designated as the head tech official.
make all state series contest sites and any                   1. Team       standings will    be                  2. State Final: At the state final
affiliated property, including parking lots, fan    determined in accordance with the scoring          competition, one (1) head official, five (5) panel
accommodation areas, and other school or            system described in VIII.                          officials, and three (3) technical officials for
event venue property, tobacco/liquid nicotine                 2. The top five (5) schools              each division will be assigned. Additionally, one
free zones on the date or dates of any IHSA         advancing in each represented division from        (1) head technical official will be assigned to
event being held at the site.                       the sectional to the state final will be           the state final to oversee all four divisions.
                                                    announced.
     H. Use of Inhalers: A student with                       3. The winning school at each                 B. Locations: The host site manager in
asthma may possess and use his/her                  sectional in each represented division will        conjunction with the head official will
medication during an IHSA competition, while        receive a sectional plaque.                        determine and confirm the logistics of the
under the supervision of school personnel,                                                             competition. Officials for the competition must
provided the school meets the outlined                    B. State Final Awards: An awards             be in the designated official’s area when the
procedures of self-administration in the Illinois   ceremony will be held at the conclusion of the     warm-up period begins.
school code.                                        state final.
                                                              1. Team       standings      will   be       C. Communication: All competition
      I. Automated External Defibrillators          determined in accordance with the scoring          communication must be directed to the host
(AED): Host schools must have an AED                system described in VIII.                          manager. Normal procedural conversation that
available and on site at all IHSA post season                 2. A trophy will be awarded to           must take place between the host
contests.                                           teams finishing first (1), second (2) and third    school/manager, officials, coaches, team
                                                    (3) in each respective division.                   members or school representatives is allowed.
     J. Alcoholic Beverages and IHSA State                    3. Medallions will be presented to
Series: The possession, distribution, sale          the schools of the first three placing teams in          D. Electronic Scoring: Officials will
and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages are       each respective division. In addition, four (4)    submit score sheets electronically to the head
prohibited at the site and on any affiliated        coaches, one (1) superintendent, one (1)           official at the competition for each division. It is
property of any IHSA state series contest. State    principal, one (1) athletic director and one (1)   the head official’s responsibility to verify all
series hosts are required to make all state         athletic trainer will be presented with a          scores and order of finish. The site manager
series contest sites and any affiliate property,    medallion. Only the credentialed team/school       will include score sheets and order of finish
including parking lots, fan accommodation           representatives may participate in the awards      after the competition of each division in the
areas, and other school or event venue              presentation.                                      team exit packets.
property, alcohol free zones on the date or                   4. Competitors participating in the
dates of any IHSA event being held at the site.     awards presentation shall wear their school’s           E. Fees: Officials will be paid by the
Violation of this policy by an event host will      official warm-up or team uniform. If a school      IHSA via ArbiterPay.
subject the host to a penalty for violation of      fails to comply, they shall not be allowed to               1. Sectionals: Each panel and
IHSA By-law 2.020. Such penalty may include         participate in the awards ceremony.                technical official shall receive a flat fee of
but not necessarily be limited to prohibition                                                          $235.50. Each head official shall receive a flat
against      subsequent       event     hosting          C. Awards Fulfillment: All awards will        fee of $275.50.
assignments. Violation of this policy by a non-     be furnished by the IHSA and are not an                     2. State Final: Each panel and
hosting member school will subject the school       expense charged upon the individual host.          technical official shall receive a flat fee of
to penalty for violation of IHSA By-law 2.020.      Sectional level awards will be mailed to the       $420.50. Each head official shall receive a flat
Patrons of any IHSA state series contest            host sites.                                        fee of $445.50.
determined to be in violation of this policy will             1. Duplicate awards will be
be removed from the premise, and law                presented in the case of ties.                           F. Mileage Reimbursement Policy: In
enforcement officials will be called as                       2. Additional medallion awards can       the state series, to assist officials for out-of-
warranted. No ticket refunds will be granted in     be purchased by the winning schools.               pocket expenses, a voucher system will be
such cases.                                                                                            used to compensate officials when they
                                                    XI.       OFFICIALS                                actually drive in excess of 70 miles round trip
     K. Prayer at IHSA State Series Contest:                                                           per competition. Payment will be made through
     Prayer at an IHSA state series contest that         A. Assignments: IHSA licensed officials       the IHSA office, after completion of the
takes place over the public address system is       will be assigned through the IHSA office to        tournament series, at a rate of thirty (30) cents
prohibited.                                         work the sectionals and state finals.              per mile for all mileage in excess of 70 miles
                                                             1. Sectionals: At each sectional level    round trip. No compensation will be permitted
                                                    of competition seven (7) officials will be         for trips of less than 70 miles round trip.

                                                                        —6—
Competing School Information

                                   • www.ihsa.org • Phone: 309-663-6377 • Fax: 309-663-7479 •

                             2019-20 Competitive Cheerleading Competition Information
Important Dates:

Tuesday, August 13.................................................Online Rules Presentation Available
Monday, October 28 ...............................................Practice May Begin
Monday, Nov. 4.......................................................Competition May Begin
Friday, November 1.................................................Entry Deadline
Friday, November 15...............................................Deadline to Declare Coed Entry
Monday, December 2..............................................Sectional Assignments Posted
Tuesday, December 3..............................................Last Date to View Online Rules Presentation
Monday, January 13 ...............................................List of Participants Online Deadline
Wednesday, January 15..........................................Team Photo and Cutline Due in IHSA Schools Center
Saturday, February 1...............................................Sectionals
Tuesday, February 4................................................Deadline for Advancing Schools to Confirm Hotel Rooms
Thursday, February 6 ..............................................State Final Packet Pick Up @ VIP Entrance of Grossinger Motors Arena - 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Friday, February 7 ...................................................State Final Packet Pick Up @ Pepsi Ice Center @ 7:00 a.m.
Friday-Saturday, February 7-8 ................................State Final @ Grossinger Motors Arena in Bloomington
                                                                      Tournament Central @ Pepsi Ice Center (Time Schedule Posted on IHSA.org)
Saturday, February 8...............................................Season Ends
Wednesday, February 26.........................................Competitive Cheerleading Advisory Committee Meeting

Future State Series Dates:
Sectionals                                             State
January 30, 2021                                       February 5-6, 2021
January 29, 2022                                       February 4-5, 2022
January 28, 2023                                       February 3-4, 2023

Terms and Conditions: The Terms and Conditions are the rules under which your school agreed to compete in the state series. The Terms and
Conditions can be found online on at IHSA.org on the “Competitive Cheerleading” page under “Resources”.

2019-2020 Rule Changes: Refer to the gray shaded areas of the Competitive Cheerleading State Series Terms and Conditions for any rule changes.

Sectional Assignment: Entered schools will be assigned to a sectional by the IHSA. Sectional assignments are available online at www.ihsa.org
under the “Competitive Cheerleading” link - https://www.ihsa.org/SportsActivities/CompetitiveCheerleading.aspx. Click on “State Series Information
& Results” and then “Assignments”. Sectional assignments will be posted after the November entry deadlines.

List of Participants: To participate in the Competitive Cheerleading State Series, schools must complete the following information by midnight,
Monday, January 13, 2020.
            • IHSA List of Participants (LOP).
Schools should print a copy of each page of the online forms for their records and take them to the competition. If a school does not submit their
online list of participants by the deadline, coaches and/or participants from that school are subject to penalties, which could include but not be
limited to being ruled ineligible to coach or compete in the state series and/or charged $100.00 for breach of contract.

Sectionals: Sectional level competitions will be held on Saturday, February 1st at various locations around the state. “Sectional Performance
Order” for competition will be posted online on the “Competitive Cheerleading” menu page at IHSA.org under “State Series Information & Results”.
Schedules will be posted approximately two weeks prior to the Sectional and may be subject to change. A coaches meeting conducted by the
assigned sectional manager will take place at each Sectional prior to each division.

Sectional Level Advancement of Winners & Awards: The top five (5) teams in each division shall advance from each sectional to the state final.
The top team in each division from every sectional shall receive a sectional championship plaque.

                                                                             —7—
Official’s Assignments: Assignment of officials shall be made by the IHSA. The final assignments will be electronically sent to the host school
managers through their IHSA Schools Center. Coaches are reminded to rate officials and update their top 15 list of officials throughout the season.

Future Sectional Host Sites: Schools interested in being a host site can enter information through the IHSA Schools Center under “Host
Availability” or contact the IHSA at ccarr@ihsa.org.

Official Assignments: Assignment of officials shall be made by the IHSA. The final assignments will be electronically sent to the host school
managers through their IHSA Schools Center.

State Final Information: Coaches can pick up team packets on Thursday, February 6, 2020 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the VIP entrance of the Arena.
The arena will be available for viewing during this time at the concourse level only. On Friday and Saturday, tournament central will in the Pepsi Ice
Center connected to the arena and coaches can pick up team packets after 7:00 a.m. on Friday, February 7, 2020.

State Final Souvenir Merchandise will be available for purchase in the concourse of the Arena on Friday and Saturday.

State Final Structure:

Friday: Preliminary rounds of competition in all four divisions with the top ten (10) teams in each division advancing to finals.
Saturday: Final rounds of competition in all four divisions with the top (3) teams being awarded.

State Final Awards: An awards ceremony will be conducted at the conclusion of each division on Saturday.

State Final
Small Division: 1st through 3rd places – team trophy and medals
Medium Division: 1st through 3rd places – team trophy and medals
Large Division: 1st through 3rd places – team trophy and medals
Coed Division: 1st through 3rd places – team trophy and medals

Sportsmanship award(s) will be sent to the school(s) that display exemplary sportsmanship throughout the state series.

Competition Mats: Ross Athletic Supply will be the official provider of the state final warm up and competition carpet bonded foam cheerleading
mats. The state final mats are available for purchase after the finals. Contact stacy@rossathletic.com - 479-646-2122 for details.

Music Provider: Calvin Buado from Double B Entertainment will be the official provider of the state final warm up and competition music
equipment. Questions regarding music can be directed to calvincornel@gmail.com.

                                                                        —8—
Competitive Cheerleading Scoresheet
                                                  o Sectional        School: _____________________________________________________

                                                  o State            Division: ____________________________________________________

                                                                     Official:______________________________________________________

COMPETITION CATEGORY                              TEAM SCORE                                COMMENTS

PROJECTION/SHOWMANSHIP                10         ________________

JUMPS
                        Difficulty    8.5        ________________

                       Execution      1.5        ________________

TUMBLING
                        Difficulty    8.5        ________________

                       Execution      1.5        ________________

PYRAMIDS/TOSSES
                        Difficulty    8.5        ________________

                       Execution      1.5        ________________

PARTNER STUNTS
                        Difficulty    8.5        ________________

                       Execution      1.5        ________________

MOTIONS/DANCE                         10         ________________

ROUTINE COMPOSITION
                        Creativity    5          ________________

           Transitions/Formations     5          ________________

                  Skill Utilization   5          ________________

                                      RAW SCORE ________________/75 = ___________%

                                                                    — DEDUCTIONS ___________

As of: 06-01-16                                                     — LEGALITIES ____________   = TOTAL SCORE

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IHSA COMPETITIVE CHEERLEADING
                                   !                                         Execution Descriptors
                                       !
       JUMPS EXECUTION
       Technique = A team's effectiveness in demonstrating proper form (body, leg, and arm positions; approach; height; flexibility; landing), uniformity and synchronization.
                        Below Average 0.1-0.5                                            Average 0.6-1.0                                           Above Average 1.1-1.5

       The athletes demonstrate below average technique.           The athletes demonstrate average technique.                   The athletes demonstrate above average technique.

       TUMBLING EXECUTION
       Technique = A team’s effectiveness in demonstrating proper form (body, leg and arm positions; control; entry; landing), speed, uniformity and synchronization.
                        Below Average 0.1-0.5                                            Average 0.6-1.0                                           Above Average 1.1-1.5

       The athletes demonstrate below average technique.           The athletes demonstrate average technique.                   The athletes demonstrate above average technique.

       PYRAMIDS/TOSSES EXECUTION

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       Pyramids Technique = A team's effectiveness in demonstrating proper form (body alignment, flexibility, control), timing, synchronization and power of structures, transitions,
       releases, and dismounts. Bobbles, balance checks, early cradles, and errors that distract from the performance will also be factored.
       Tosses Technique = A team's effectiveness in demonstrating proper form (body alignment, control, height, precision, catch) and synchronization.
                        Below Average 0.1-0.5                                            Average 0.6-1.0                                           Above Average 1.1-1.5

       The athletes demonstrate below average technique.           The athletes demonstrate average technique.                   The athletes demonstrate above average technique.

       PARTNER STUNTS EXECUTION
       Technique = A team's effectiveness in demonstrating proper form (body alignment, flexibility, control), timing, uniformity, precision, power, and synchronization of stunts and
       dismounts. Bobbles, balance checks, early cradles and errors that distract from the performance will also be factored.
                        Below Average 0.1-0.5                                            Average 0.6-1.0                                           Above Average 1.1-1.5

       The athletes demonstrate below average technique.           The athletes demonstrate average technique.                   The athletes demonstrate above average technique.

                                                                                                                                                                            As of: 6-01-16
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