Summary of Cheer Advisory Committee – September 29,
1. Recommend to reword Section 3-E-4 of the MSHSAA
Cheer Manual to include language for
indoor sports and allow the head cheer coaches to address the issue of cheering
at the same time during full time-outs prior to each contest for the 2010-11
New Wording (Section 3-E-4):
For indoor sporting events, unless agreed upon prior
to the game by the head cheer coaches, cheers and chants should be alternated
during all non-injury time-outs (the
time between quarters is considered a time-out and should be included in this
rotation). This will eliminate confusion
and prevent delays in the game. A thirty
second time-out is not a time that cheerleaders may go onto the floor
for a floor cheer or chant. As a result, a thirty second time-out should
also not be included in the rotation. It
is considered unsportsmanlike for one squad to be performing a floor cheer
while the other squad is cheering. Wait
until the floor cheer is completed before starting the chant. The use of a hello cheer is optional and if
used, the cheer should be done at the start of the game.
2. Recommend to
remove Section 3-F-7 of the MSHSAA Cheer Manual for the 2010-11 school year.
Do not conduct a cheer or chant at the same time as
the opposing cheerleading squad.
All Items Approved.