State Cheer Competition

General Information

     Each team must be registered and pay competition fee no later than Nov. 9, 2017. No exceptions.
     The competition will follow the National Federation Spirit Rules and Regulations, which 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.

     The competition floor will be 54 feet wide x 42 feet deep. Strips (9) will run from back to front
     The tentative schedule will be in alphabetical order by school name in each class or division.

     Spectator admission is $10. Two sponsors/advisors from each team will be admitted free.
     Fees are $20 per participant for the traditional routine competitors and $10 per participant per division for Game Time competitors.

      NO video cameras will be allowed in the facility.

     Videos of the competition may be purchased at the competition.
     Team IP will be on site selling the official 2017 AHSAA state cheerleading competition tee shirt.

     Each participant must have a signed medical release form to participate.  Sponsors will turn these in at check-in for the event
     Any male participants on a Varsity squad will classify that squad as a coed squad.
    
The junior high division is for squads who are the official junior high cheerleading squads
     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.

    Again this season Game Time competitions in 3 categories will be offered.
    Using a second panel of judges will allow two classes to be run at the same time.  This will decrease the down time between squads that is needed for the judges to adequately score and comment.
   
Concessions will be available.

2017 Point Deductions

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

Blatant rule violation: 50 points per violation off of final score
(back flipping basket, double twisting tumbling pass, etc.)


Frequent Rule violation25 points per violation off of final score

--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 off of final score

(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 violation off of final score

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

Competition Schedule For 2017

The Alabama High School Athletic Association is pleased to announce that we will once again be sponsoring the Alabama State Cheer Competition. The AHSAA is proud to be working with Varsity Spirit Brands to sponsor a non bias, professionally administered event. The AHSAA will be working closely to assure that the judging panel will be representative of all entities of the cheerleading industry.  The competition is open to any school that is a member of the AHSAA.  The event is scheduled for Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Wallace State Community College in Hanceville, Alabama. We hope that you will make plans to come and enjoy a day of fun competition and a chance at the state cheerleading title. All teams must be registered no later than Thursday, November 9, 2017.

We will also again be hosting the Alabama Jr. Classic for those junior high and junior varsity teams that would like to participate.

Again this season-  We will offer Game Time competitions at the AHSAA state competition.   There are 3 categories in the Game Time Championships. All maximum time for Game Time categories *1:15.

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 UCA summer camp. 1:15 max time.

Listed below are check in times and approximate competition times. Game Time divisions performance times are TBA. The entire team does not have to be present for a coach / advisor to check-in. To register, please click on www.uca.varsity.com. Score sheets for the AHSAA state competition slightly differ from the UCA / NCA regional and national sheet.  If you have any registration or competition questions please contact Brad Jones at 877-751-0106 or bjones@varsity.com. Please do not contact Wallace State. We look forward to seeing you there.



November 18th - Wallace State Community College, Hanceville, AL

 

Tentative check in times

 

8:00     AM      Check in for Alabama Jr. Classic

                        Game Time and Traditional Divisions will compete junior high, Freshman, junior                                    varsity, non building junior high and non building junior varsity

9:00     AM      Check in for Game Time division Varsity teams

11:00   AM      Check in for all-girl traditional routine Varsity teams 1A, 2A, 3A

12:00   PM       Check in for all-girl traditional routine Varsity teams 4A, 5A, 6A

1:00     PM       Check in for all-girl traditional routine Varsity teams 7A, non building, and coed

Make checks payable to Universal Cheerleaders Association

Mail to: 6745 Lenox Center Court. Suite 300.  Memphis, TN 38115

MUST PREREGISTER & PAY FULL BALANCE BY NOVEMBER 9,2017 - NO EXCEPTIONS


 

2017: 

 

 


VARSITY

Winners, Runners-up

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

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

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

Class 4A—Winfield (winner), North Jackson (runner-up)

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

Class 6A—Cullman (winner), Hueytown (runner-up) 
Class 7A—Vestavia Hills (winner), Hoover (runner-up)

Coed—Sparkman (winner), Thompson (runner-up)
Non-Building—Mary G. Montgomery (winner), R.A. Hubbard (runner-up)