State Cheer Competition

2014 State Cheer Competition (Photo by Tom Ewart)
Routine Intensity at 2014 State Cheer Competition (Photo by Tom Ewart)
Excitement at 2014 State Cheer Competition (Photo by Tom Ewart)
Action at 2014 State Cheer Competition (Photo by Tom Ewart)
Precision at 2014 State Cheer Competition (Photo by Tom Ewart)

General Information

     Each team must be registered and pay competition fee no later than Nov. 13, 2015. 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 2015 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.

2015 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 violation25 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.)

2014 State Cheer Competition (Photo by Tom Ewart)
2014 State Cheer Competition at Wallace State (Photo by Tom Ewart)
Excitement at 2014 State Cheer Competition (Photo by Tom Ewart)
Competition Schedule For 2015

      The AHSAA State Cheer Competition is scheduled Nov. 21 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. 13.
      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 UCA summer camp with 1:15 max time.

Schedule (Nov. 21)

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, 6A)

11 a.m. Check-in for all-girl Varsity teams (7A, 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) 


Performance times for Game Time divisions are TBA.

      To register, click on www.uca.varsity.com. Score sheets for the AHSAA State Competition differ slightly from the UCA regional and national sheet. Mail checks (payable to Universal Cheerleaders Association) for fees to UCA, 6745 Lenox Center Court, Suite 300, Memphis, TN 38115. Pre-registration, including the total fee, most be completed by Nov. 7, 2014. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Direct any registration or competition questions to Brad Jones at 877-751-0106 or bjones@varsity.com. Do not contact Wallace State.


2014 Summary; Class 7A Added

     Bob Jones High School edged Madison rival James Clemens to capture the first Class 7A varsity divisions at the AHSAA State Cheer Competition Nov. 15 at Wallace State Community College in Hanceville.
     Other high school varsity squad winners were Meek (1A); Fyffe (2A); Opp (3A); North Jackson (4A); Boaz (5A); and Cullman (6A).  Middle school winners were Discovery School of Huntsville (large), Monrovia (medium) and  Liberty Park (small). Bob Jones captured the high school JV title.
     A total of 1,496 cheerleaders from 99 teams participated in the 18th annual event administered by the Universal Cheerleaders Association. Competition also included categories of Time Out Cheer, Time Out Dance and High School Fight Song events.


Varsity Winners, Runners-up
Class 1A—Meek (winner), Gaylesville (runner-up)

Class 2A—Fyffe (winner), Zion Chapel (runner-up)

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

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

Class 5A—Boaz (winner), St. Clair County (runner-up)

Class 6A—Cullman (winner), Hartselle (runner-up) 
Class 7A--Bob Jones (winner), James Clemens (runner-up)

Coed—Sparkman (winner), Cherokee County (runner-up)

2014 Junior Classic, Game Time Results

 Junior Classic
Small Junior High —1. Liberty Park Middle, 2. McAdory Middle, 3. Centre Middle
Medium Junior High —1. Monrovia Middle, 2. Liberty Middle, 3. Hokes Bluff Middle
Large Junior High —1. Discovery Middle, 2. Hewitt-Trussville Middle, 3. Sand Rock Junior High
Junior Varsity —1. Bob Jones High, 2. Sparkman High, 3. Hazel Green High
Small Junior High —1. Liberty Park Middle, 2. McAdory Middle, 3. Centre Middle
Medium Junior High —1. Monrovia Middle, 2. Liberty Middle, 3. Hokes Bluff Middle
Large Junior High —1. Discovery Middle, 2. Hewitt-Trussville Middle, 3. Sand Rock Junior High
Junior Varsity —1. Bob Jones High, 2. Sparkman High, 3. Hazel Green High


Game Time

High School Time Out Cheer – 1. Florence, 2. West Blocton, 3. Cleburne County

High School Time Out Dance – 1. West Blocton, 2. Prattville Christian, 3. Excel
High School Fight Song – 1. New Hope, 2. West Blocton, 3. Oneonta
Junior Varsity Fight Song-- 1. Madison County

Junior Varsity Time Cheer – 1. Madison County High
Junior Varsity Time Out Dance – 1. Excel High
Junior High Time Out Dance – 1. Hokes Bluff Middle 2. Millbrook JH 8th Gr 3. Millbrook JH 7th Grade