State Cheer Competition


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2014 Competition Schedule  

The AHSAA State Cheer Competition is scheduled Nov. 15 at Wallace State Community College in Hanceville, AL. The AHSAA is proud to be working with Universal Cheerleaders Association to conduct a non-biased, professionally-administered event.

The competition is open to any AHSAA member school. The AHSAA will be working closely with UCA to assure that the judging panels will be representative of all entities of the cheerleading industry. All teams must be registered no later than Nov. 7.

Varsity squads will compete in the following eight divisions:1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A, 6A, 7A, non-building and coed. The event will also be hosting the Alabama Junior Classic with divisions for junior high, freshman, junior varsity, non-building junior high and non-building junior varsity teams. 

Game Time competitions has three divisions:
1.  Sideline Cheerleading - Showcase your best sideline crowd-leading material!  Megaphones, signs and flags are encouraged. Stunts and tumbling may be incorporated.
2.  Fight Song - Perform your traditional school fight song!  Stunts and tumbling skills may be incorporated.
3.  Time Out Dance - Same Rules and time limit as the Home Dance from camp with 1:15 max time.

Schedule (Nov. 15)

8 a.m.  Check-in for all-girl Varsity teams (1A, 2A, 3A)
10 a.m. Check-in for all-girl Varsity teams (4A, 5A)

11 a.m. Check-in for all-girl Varsity teams (6A, non-building and coed) 

9 a.m. State Cheer Competition Begins

           (1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A, 6A, 7A, non-building and coed)

1 p.m. Check-in for all Junior Classic teams

2 p.m. Alabama Junior Classic Begins

           (Junior high, freshman, junior varsity, non-building junior
            high and non-building junior varsity) 

Mail checks (payable to Universal Cheerleaders Association) for fees to UCA, 6745 Lenox Center Court, Suite 300, Memphis, TN 38115.

2013 Summary  

Photo Galleries

     Fyffe and Sparkman high school squads in the varsity division and Discovery Middle School in the medium junior high division repeated as winners in the AHSAA State Cheer Competition Nov. 16 at Wallace State Community College in Hanceville.

     Other high school varsity squad winners were Marion County, Winfield, Central-Florence, Boaz, Bob Jones and Mary Montgomery.  
     Over 1,475 cheerleaders from 96 teams participated in the 17th annual event administered by the Universal Cheerleaders Association. The squads in the varsity and junior classic competitions went through their routines before over 2,700 fans. 
     The new Game Time Results competition included categories of Time Out Cheer, Time Out Dance, High School Fight Song, Junior Varsity Time Cheer, Junior Varsity Time Out Dance and Junior High Time Out Dance.

General Information  

1. Each team must be registered and pay competition fee no later than Nov. 7, 2014. No exceptions.
2. The competition will follow the National Federation Spirit Rules and Regulations book. These rules may differ from other regional or national competitions. The routine can be 2 minutes and 30 seconds in length with a maximum of one minute and 30 seconds of music allowed. Glitter of any kind may NOT be worn on a participant’s face or uniform.

3. The competition floor will be 54 feet wide x 42 feet deep. (9 strips) Strips will run from back to front.

4. The tentative schedule will be in alphabetical order by school name in each class or division.

5. There will be a spectator admission fee of $10. Two sponsors/advisors will be admitted free from each team.
6. Entry fees are $20 per participant for the traditional routine competitions and $10 each per participant/per division for the Game Time competitions. 

7. NO video cameras will be allowed in the facility.

8. Videos of the competition may be purchased at the competition.

9. TeamIP Printing will be on site selling the official 2014 AHSAA State Cheerleading Competition tee shirt.

10. Each participant must have a signed medical release form to participate. Sponsors will turn these in at check in for the event.

11. Any male participants on a Varsity squad will make that squad a coed squad.

12. A member of a Varsity squad is not allowed to compete with a feeder squad.

13. The junior high division is for squads who are official junior high cheerleading squads.

14. In the Junior Classic, there are 2 divisions for non-building squads, junior high and junior varsity. We reserve the right to combine any divisions based on participant entry.

15. We will offer Game Time competitions. There are three categories.
16. We will use a second panel of judges. This will allow us to run two classes at the same time. It will decrease the down time between squads that is needed for the judges to adequately score and comment.

17. Concessions will be available.

2013 Winners  

The varsity winners and runners-up by divisions:

Class 1A—Marion County (winner), Meek (runner-up)

Class 2A—Fyffe (winner), Sand Rock (runner-up)

Class 3A—Winfield (winner), Opp (runner-up)

Class 4A—Central-Florence (winner), Hokes Bluff (runner-up)

Class 5A—Boaz (winner), Walker (runner-up)

Class 6A—Bob Jones (winner), James Clemens (runner-up)

Coed—Sparkman (winner), Plainview (runner-up)
Non-Building—Mary Montgomery (winner), Austin (runner-up)

The Junior Classic results by divisions:

Small Junior High —1. Opp Middle, 2. McAdory Middle, 3. Sand Rock High
Medium Junior High —1. Discovery Middle, 2. Huntsville Middle, 3 Echols Middle
Large Junior High —1. Monrovia Middle, 2. Hewitt-Trussville Middle, 3. Meridianville Middle
Small Junior Varsity —1. Piedmont City Middle, 2. Spanish Fort Middle, 3. Bankhead Middle
Large Junior Varsity —1. Bob Jones High, 2. Hewitt-Trussville Middle, 3. Hazel Green High
Non-Varsity Non-Building —1. Bob Jones Middle, 2. Curry Middle, 3. T.S. Boyd Junior High


Game Time results by category and divisions:

High School Time Out Cheer – 1. Oneonta, 2 Haleyville, 3. Sylacauga, 4, Madison County

High School Time Out Dance – 1. Oneonta, 2. Excel, 3. Hazel Green, 4. Central-Florence, 5. Weaver,
6. Madison County
High School Fight Song – 1. Oneonta, 2. Sylacauga

Junior Varsity Time Cheer – 1. Sparkman
Junior Varsity Time Out Dance – 1. Muscle Shoals, 2. Prattville Christian
Junior High Time Out Dance – 1. Weaver

2014 Point Deductions  

Improper uniform: 50 points per squad
For tops of uniforms, NHFS ruling states “when standing at attention, apparel must cover the midriff.”

Blatant rule violation: 50 points per squad
(back flipping basket, double twisting tumbling pass, etc.)

Frequent Rule violation
25 points per squad

--Must follow NFHS spirit booklet guidelines-Common Rule Violations- All are illegal

--Glitter and long finger nails.

--Free standing tic toc stunts.

--Tumbling with pom pons.

--All coed stunts above shoulder level must have a spotter. 
--A spotter is required for single base shoulder level stunts in which the feet of the top person are in the 
   hand(s) of the base.
--In single-based extended stunts, the spotter may not support under the heel or sole of the top person's foot. They may hold at the ankle of the top person and/or the wrist of the base or any combination thereof.

Overtime of routine/music: 5 points per squad

(The routine can be 2 minutes and 30 seconds in length with a maximum of one minute and 30 seconds of music allowed.)

Boundary Violation
5 points per occurrence

(Stepping off of the mat is considered out-of-bounds.)