TSSAA STATE CHEERLEADING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019

Site: Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN

Safety Guidelines: AACCA and UCA/UDA Articles of Understanding

Cost: Entry Fee -- $150.00 per squad (non-refundable); $10.00 spectator fee; $5.00 Parking

Forms: Registration Form; Medical Release Form; UCA Score Sheets

Lodging: Click here for hotel information.

Awards: Awards will be given in each division. The number of awards given will be based on the number of squads participating in each division. In there are three squads in a division, then there will only be a first place given. If there are four or five squads in a division, then there will be a first and second place given. In a division with six to 20 squads, there will be a first, second, and third place given. If a division has more than 20 squads, there will be a first, second, third, and fourth place given.

National Championships: The TSSAA State Championships will be a qualifier for the National High School Cheerleading Championship in Orlando, Florida on February 7-9, 2020. Bids will be handed out to the state award winners, including UCA Game Day.

Time: 1:30 PM Registration; Approx. 2:30 PM Competition (NOTE: This is subject to change depending on the conclusion of the Awards Ceremony for the TMSAA Sectional competition.)

Competition Divisions:

  1. Jr. Varsity Division - Composed of no one on varsity squad at this event; Squads with 25 members and under; 2 minutes 30 seconds to perform.
  2. Jr. Varsity Game Day - Composed of no one on the varsity squad at this event. This includes squad performances of a Band Dance, Situational Sideline, Time Out Cheer and Fight Song. The maximum time must not exceed three minutes.
  3. Jr. Varsity Routine Division (Non-Tumbling) - Composed of no one on varsity squad at this event. 2 minute 30 second performance (1 minute 30 second maximum music) in which tumbling is prohibited, except for inversions into load in positions, stunts, and pyramids. Tumbling is defined as any skills with feet over head rotation. Squads are limited to 5-25 members.
  4. Jr. Varsity Co-Ed Division - Composed of no one on varsity squad at this event. Squads with 5-25 members with one or more males; 2 minutes and 30 seconds to perform.
  5. Varsity Routine Division (Non-Tumbling) - 2 minute 30 second performance (1 minute 30 second maximum music) in which tumbling is prohibited, except for inversions into load in positions, stunts, and pyramids. Tumbling is defined as any skills with feet over head rotation. Squads are limited to 5-30 Varsity members.
  6. Varsity Routine Division (Non-Building) - 2 minute 30 second performance (1 minute 30 second maximum music) in which no partner stunts, pyramids, or tosses are allowed.
  7. Small Varsity Game Day - This includes squad performances of a Band Dance, Situational Sideline, Time Out Cheer and Fight Song. The maximum time must not exceed three minutes. Squads are limited to 16 members and under.
  8. Large Varsity Game Day - This includes squad performances of a Band Dance, Situational Sideline, Time Out Cheer and Fight Song. The maximum time must not exceed three minutes. Squads are limited to 17-30 members.
  9. Small Varsity - Squads with 12 female members and under; 2 minutes and 30 seconds to perform.
  10. Medium Varsity - Squads with 13-16 female members; 2 minutes and 30 seconds to perform.
  11. Large Varsity - Squads with 17-20 female members; 2 minutes and 30 seconds to perform.
  12. Super Varsity - Squads with 21-30 female members; 2 minutes and 30 seconds to perform.
  13. Small Coed Varsity - No more than 20 participants with 4 or fewer males; 2 minutes and 30 seconds to perform.
  14. Medium Coed Varsity - Squads with 21-25 participants with 4-7 males; 2 minutes and 30 seconds to perform.
  15. Large Coed Varsity - Squads with 21-30 participants with 8 or more males; 2 minutes and 30 seconds to perform.

FOR SPECIFIC RULES AND GUIDELINES SEE THE ARTICLES OF UNDERSTANDING

Categories: Squads entering the TSSAA State Championships may enter only one of the following categories (Exceptions: (1) A school may enter a squad in either small, medium, large, or super varsity and enter an additional squad in either small coed, medium coed, or large coed. (2) A school may enter a squad in a routine division and enter a separate squad in the game day division.) Therefore, there will be no cross competitors allowed.:

  1. Varsity Game Day: Each Game Day performance will consist of a Band Dance, Situational Sideline, Time Out Cheer and Fight Song - in that order. Teams will no longer have audio cues for Band Dance and Cheer. All teams will perform in the same order.
    Band Dance - At UCA Competitions, the Band Dance can be to any song of choice. The Band Dance cannot incorporate any skill other than kicks and jumps but should showcase the squad's sharp motions, high energy and synchronization. Teams can choose to use signs, flags, and other spirit raising props to help encourage crowd response.

    Situational Sideline - With a designated game situational cue - either an offensive or defensive - the squad will determine which Sideline to perform. Teams are encouraged to use spirit raising props such as signs, poms, and megaphones. Skills should be minimal and simple.

    Time Out Cheer - The Time Out Cheer is the best time to showcase crowd effective skills! Squads are highly encouraged to use signs, poms, and flags to enhance crowd effectiveness, as well as incorporate skills. The Time Out Cheer should remain consistent with a 1 minute time out during a game.

    Fight Song - The Fight Song is an additional element to what you do at Summer Camp for the Game Day Championship at the 2019 UCA NHSCC and Regionals. Your Fight Song should represent the traditional Fight Song your school has always done at games. Your team can incorporate up to 3 consecutive 8-counts of crowd effective stunts, tumbling, and/or jumps to your band's recorded music.With all four elements combined, the Game Day Routine cannot exceed a 3 minute time limit.
  2. Routine: Each squad will have two minutes and thirty seconds to demonstrate its cheerleading style and expertise. Timing will begin with the first movement, voice, or first note of music, whichever comes first. Each squad's presentation must include at least one cheer or sideline chant. If a squad uses music in its presentation, the musical portion must not exceed one minute and thirty seconds. Band cheers will be considered part of the musical performance.