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***A member of an interscholastic spirit team may not compete on a non-school team during the interscholastic spirit season. ***

Schools cannot have both a competitive cheer team and a game day squad.  Schools must declare for either Competitive Cheer or Game Day by the specified deadline.


For any questions, please contact christyal@ahsaa.org


2020-2021 Important Dates
  • Declaration Deadline -- June 1
  • Rules Meeting Deadline -- August 16
  • Competitive Rosters on DRAGONFLY deadline -- August 16
  • Cheer/Dance Season Begins -- August 17, 2020
  • Deadline to enter State Dance to be held at Lake Hamilton High School -- October 8, 2020
  • Deadline to enter State Cheer to be held at Bank of the Ozarks Arena, Hot Springs -- October 9, 2020
  • Deadline to post competitive dance team/coach photo -- October 15
  • State Dance @ Lake Hamilton HS

                    November 13, 2020 (1A-4A)

                    November 14, 2020 (5A-6A)

  • Deadline to post competitive cheer team/coach photo -- November 15
  • State Cheer @ Bank OZK Arena --  

                    December 18, 2020 (All Girl, Co-ed)  

                    December 19, 2020 (Game Day)

  • All-Star Spirit Coaches Meeting -- January 19, 2021

 LIFETOUCH EVENT PICTURES (available online within 10 days)


Dance Score Sheet     

All Girl Cheer  

Co-ed Cheer

Cheer Deductions

Game Day Cheer Skill Restrictions                                                               

Safety Violations & Time                                   

Game Day Cheer Prelims                              

Game Day Cheer Finals                                                 

ENTRY FORMS  (Return forms by fax to 501-955-2600 or email: christyal@ahsaa.org)

Dance Entry Form

All Girl Cheer Entry Form

Game Day Cheer Entry Form

Co-ed Cheer Entry Form

Useful Links

USA Cheer Music Copyright Educational Initiative

USA Cheer Preferred Music Providers

USA Cheer Music Guidelines

Stunt & Pyramid Progressions