Cheerleading

 

 

Connecticut High School Coaches Association

 

Dear Cheerleading Coach:

 

This packet includes information regarding the nominating process for AllState and Academic AllState. Please read through the following pages carefully. As a nominating coach, it is your responsibility to assist your nominees in producing their video and ENSURING ALL SAFETY RULES AND PROCEDURES as outlined in this packet are followed. Be sure to send all required forms to the person indicated on or before the deadline.   Nominations and/or applications and Flash Drives will not be accepted after the dates indicated regardless of the circumstances.

 

Please Note:

  •   If you have not joined please do so immediately or your nominations will not be considered.
  • www.CTHSSports.com or www.ctcheer.com
  • All entries must be on a FLASH DRIVE.
  • Label all Flash Drives on the outside with the nominee’s name only. Do not list the school, grade, or mascot.
  • Entries will not be returned and score sheets will not be available to anyone.

 

Important Dates:

  • January 5, 2018   All State Nominations must be postmarked by this date and sent to:

                              Beth Sarnacki, 274 Liberty Street, Meriden, CT  06450 or

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  • January 26, 2018   All State Applicationsand Flash Drives must be postmarked by this date and                    

                               sent to:  Joann Tatarzycki, Athletic Secretary, Danbury High School,

                              43 Clapboard Ridge Rd., Danbury, CT  06811.

  • January 26, 2018  Academic All State Nominations must be attached to the SENIOR cheerleader’s                                                                                                                                       

                              All State Application/Flash Drive and postmarked by this date and sent to:

                              Joann Tatarzycki, Athletic Secretary, Danbury High School,

                            43 Clapboard Ridge Rd., Danbury, CT  06811.

  • January 26, 2018  Cheerleader of the Year” Cheer Coach Recommendation Form for

                             senior cheerleaders  must be postmarked by this date and sent to                                                                                                          :                              Joann Tatarzycki, Athletic Secretary, Danbury High School,

                              43 Clapboard Ridge Rd., Danbury, CT  06811.

  • March 20, 2018   All State Cheerleading Banquet, Aqua Turf, Southington, CT

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Thank you for your help,

The All State Cheerleading Committee

Beth Sarnacki, Cromwell High School

CHSCA Cheerleading Chairperson

CHSCA AllState Cheerleading Team

Information and Requirements

 

The Connecticut High School Coaches Association will select an All State Cheerleading Team in each of the following Classes: LL, L, M and S. Twenty (20) cheerleaders will be selected in each division.  The divisions will be determined by the Connecticut Association of Schools as set forth for the State Cheerleading Competition.  Any Coed team would move into the appropriate division for their school enrollment.  In order for a cheerleader to try-out for the All State Cheerleading Team the Head Varsity Cheerleading Coach must first complete the nomination form (see attached form) and the form must be signed by either the Athletic Director or Principal. 

 

Cheerleaders must be in grades 9 – 12 and must be a member of the varsity cheerleading team and in good standing with their school. They must be on a roster for their school’s cheer team for either the fall or winter season and have cheered for a fall or winter sport.   A coach may nominate a maximum of 5 cheerleaders.

 

Nominations must be postmarked no later than January 5, 2018.

Nominations will not be accepted after this date regardless of the circumstances.

 

Nominations are to be sent to:

Beth Sarnacki

274 Liberty Street, Meriden, CT 06450

You may also submit your nominations by email

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Once you submit your nominations they cannot be changed. However, in the event that acheerleader is no longer a member of their cheer team or did not complete the season due to an infraction they can be suspended from consideration for the All State cheer team by the Varsity Head Coach, Athletic Director or Principal. Notification must be made to Beth Sarnacki in writing prior to the announcement of the AllState Teams.

 

Requirements to be included on the Flash Drive which must be postmarked by January 26, 2018:   FLASH DRIVES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE DEADLINE REGARDLESS OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES.

 

tHE VIDEO CAN NOT INCLUDE ANY mention of the school OR MASCOT AND MUST FOLLOW THIS FORMAT:

 

Introduction

Cheer

Jumps(double toe touch followed by pike)

Stunts(ground up heel stretch followed by optional stunt(s))

Standing Tumbling/Running Tumbling/Dance

 

1. IntroductionThe cheerleader trying out is to state her/his name only, not her/his school or grade. She/he should be in shorts and tee shirt.  The shorts and tee shirt will not have any logos or sayings from the school that she/he is from. We highly suggest a plain white tee shirt and dark shorts. Failure to comply with this will result in a deduction from the total score.

 

2. Cheer:  The motions to the cheer will be provided on ctcheer.com. They cannot add, change or omit any of the words as listed. Failure to follow the instructions will result in a deduction from the total score. 

 

Words to Cheer:

 

Hey Patriots Get Loud

Show Us That You’re Proud

Yell PHS x PHS

Hey Patriots Get Loud

Show Us that You’re Proud

Yell Let’s Go Patriots x Let’s Go Patriots

PHS x Let’s Go Patriots

             

DO NOT ADD, CHANGE OR OMIT WORDS OR MOTIONS.

 

 

3. Jumps:  Each cheerleader will perform:  a).  double toe touch and a  b). pike. 

 

 

4. Stunting:  Each cheerleader is to do the following:  a).  a straight up double based heel stretch and straight cradle dismount,  b).  stunt(s) with a maximum of three body positions with may have a transition between stunts.  Entries and dismounts are not being counted for difficulty but for execution. Members of the stunt group should be in a different shirt color than the cheerleader trying out. Dismounts are not counted as a body position but will be judged for execution. The stunt must be shown from beginning to end and all parts of the body of the nominee must be seen on the FLASH DRIVE. For stunting, up to 2 bases may be used with one back spot and one flyer.  The exception is for a basket toss which may consist of a flyer, two bases, a back spot and a front spot. Failure to follow the instructions will result in a deduction from the total score. (Example:  a).  kick full basket toss and then  switch up to extended heel stretch, tick tock to opposite leg heel stretch, straight cradle dismount    b).  toss to hands, extend to heel stretch, scale twist dismount

 

Cheerleaders will be required to perform TWO OUT OF THE FOLLOWING THREE categories:

 

5. Standing Tumbling: The cheerleader can do up to two connected standing tumbling skills No more than one step forward.  Failure to follow the instructions will result in a deduction from the total score. For example: back handspring, back tuck.

 

6. Running Tumbling: The cheerleader can do ONE tumbling pass with a MAXIMUM of six skills.

For example: a round off, back handspring, back tuck would be considered three skills. Failure to follow the instructions will result in a deduction from the total score.

 

7. Dance: maximum of 30 seconds of music (music selection is the choice of the cheerleader and will not be provided) and no tumbling or jumps.  Music selection and choreography must follow NFHS Rules

 

All required categories must be completed or the cheerleader will receive a score of 0 for that category

 

All National Federation High School Spirit Rules must be adhered to during the tryout. This includes requirements for hair (all hair must be off the shoulders, not half up and half down), proper footwear and jewelry.

NO PART OF THE TRYOUT CAN BE ON A SPRING FLOOR.

 

Penalties will be assessed for any Federation rule violation or not adhering to the directions in this packet.

 

When recording the tryout, please start and stop the camera between tryout requirements, letting the camera run for about ten seconds in between each requirement. CAUTION:  Before you stop the camera, let it run for a few seconds more. If you don’t, you may accidentally record over your previous requirement as some video cameras “rewind” when stopped. 


Finally, Coaches test your nominees’ FLASH DRIVE before you mail it. Be sure that it plays on a DVD player and/or a computer. If we cannot view the FLASH DRIVE then the cheerleader cannot be scored.

 

 

Entries MUST be postmarked by January 26, 2018 and SENT to:

 

JOANN TATARZYCKI, ATHLETIC SECRETARY, DANBURY HIGH SCHOOL,

43 CLAPBOARD RIDGE RD, DANBURY, CT 06811

 

Entries will not be accepted after the deadline regardless of the circumstances.

 

 

Entries will be reviewed by a panel of judges from Class S, Class M, Class L and Class LL.

All selections by the judges are FINAL.

 

Entries AND SCORE SHEETS will not be returned.

 

The CHSCA will notify the cheer coaches and athletic directors of the candidates selected to the All State Cheerleading Teams.

We are not able to notify those who were not chosen.

 

The All State Cheerleading Teams will be honored at a banquet at the Aqua Turf in Southington on March 20,2018.

 

ALL STATE CHEERLEADING TEAM NOMINATION FORM

 

This form (2 pages) must be postmarked or emailed no later than January 5, 2018. Both pages and the required information are to be returned to:

 

In order for a coach to nominate cheerleaders for AllState, the coach must be a member of CHSCA. 

The coach who is nominating the cheerleaders must include a copy of their CHSCA membership card with this form and a roster of their team. All nomination forms and flash drives must be sent in one envelope/package

 

School _____________________________________________________________

 

School Address (include street, town and zip code) ________________________________________________________________________________________

 

School Phone Number __________________________________________________

 

Athletic Director’s Name __________________________________

 

Nominations:

1). Name of Cheerleader being nominated  ____________________________

 

      Grade  _______________________

 

2). Name of Cheerleader being nominated  ____________________________

 

      Grade  _______________________

 

3). Name of Cheerleader being nominated  ____________________________

 

      Grade  _______________________

 

4). Name of Cheerleader being nominated  ____________________________

 

      Grade  _______________________

 

5). Name of Cheerleader being nominated  ____________________________

 

      Grade  _______________________

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name of Varsity Head Coach _____________________________________________

 

 

Coach’s Home Address (include street, city state and zip code)

 

____________________________________________________

 

____________________________________________________

 

Coach’s Phone Number (indicate home or cell) _________________________________

 

Coach’s Email __________________________________________________________

 

 

I, _________________________________ Head Varsity Cheerleading Coach at

 

___________________________________(name of school) verify that the cheerleaders

 

named on the preceding page are rostered members of the varsity cheerleading squad at 

 

___________________________________(name of school) are in good standing and

 

have cheered for a sport during either the fall or winter season.

 

 

 

We understand that it is the responsibility of the coach to assist the cheerleader in the production/making of the Video and to ensure all of the rules and procedures associated with the All State Cheer Tryout process are followed.

 

We understand that the decision of the judges is final.

 

 

Signature of Head Varsity Cheerleading Coach _________________________________

 

Signature of Athletic Director ________________________________________________

 

or Signature of Principal_____________________________________________________

 

 

 

 

Reminder: Both pages and a roster of the entire team as well as the coach’s CHSCA membership card(please copy both the front and the back of the card and the signature of the coach must be on the card) must be attached in order for the nomination(s) to be valid and accepted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Connecticut High School Coaches Association

All State Cheerleading Team
Application

 

THIS FORM MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH THE FLASH DRIVE by 1/26/18

(one form for each nominee)

 

(Please Print)

 

NAME of CHEERLEADER________________________________________   GRADE ________  

 

ADDRESS (include street, city, state and zip code) _______________________________________

 

________________________________________________ ________________________________

 

PHONE NUMBER (indicate home or cell) _________________________

 

EMAIL _____________________________________________________

 

SCHOOL _________________________________________

 

SCHOOL ADDRESS (include street, city, state and zip code) _______________________________

 

_________________________________________________________________________________

 

SCHOOL PHONE NUMBER_________________________________________________________

 

ATHLETIC DIRECTOR______________________________

 

CHEERLEADING COACH ____________________________

 

COACH’S HOME ADDRESS (include street, town and zip code) ______________________________

 

____________________________________________________________________________________

 

COACH’S PHONE NUMBER (indicate home or cell)________________________________________

 

COACH’S EMAIL____________________________________________________________________

 

CHEERLEADER’S EXPERIENCE: ___________ # of seasons Junior Varsity

                                                            ___________ # of seasons Varsity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Cheerleader of the Year”

CHEER COACH RECOMMENDATION FORM

(Senior Cheerleaders Only)

 

Please make a copy of this form for every senior cheerleader who is trying out for the All State Cheerleading Team. We will be choosing a “Cheerleader of the Year” and we need your help with this selection.  We are hoping to find the cheerleader who is a combination of all the traits that we are looking for: talent, scholarship, service, dedication and a good role model for others.  Please complete this form (make copies as needed) for each senior cheerleader who is trying out and include it with the cheerleader’s application and FLASH DRIVE. If you would like to send it separately, it should be sent to:  Joann Tatarzycki, Athletic Secretary, Danbury High School, 43 Clapboard Ridge Rd., Danbury, CT  06811 by January 26, 2018.  We thank you for your help.

 

Cheerleader’s Name___________________________

 

School ______________________________________

 

Cheer Coach’s Name ___________________________

 

What are the first three words that come to mind when you think of this cheerleader?

 

           _______________________    ________________________    _________________________

 

What contributions has this cheerleader made to your team this year?

 

 

 

 

 

Why should this cheerleader be considered for the Cheerleader of the Year Award?

 

 

 

 

 

Please include any other comments that you feel would be useful to the committee.

 

 

 

 

 

PLEASE ATTACH A LIST OF OTHER ACTIVITIES , AWARDS , COMMUNITY SERVICE.AND ANY OTHER INFORMATION THAT WILL BE REVIEWED IF THE SENIOR CHEERLEADER IS CONSIDERED FOR CHEERLEADER OF THE YEAR.  ATTACHING A RESUME IS ACCEPTABLE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONNECTICUT HIGH SCHOOL COACHES ASSOCIATION

ACADEMIC ALL STATE CHEERLEADING NOMINATION

DUE BY: January 26, 2018

 

Please submit this form with the FLASH DRIVE for senior cheerleaders who have been nominated for the All State Cheer Team          Send to: Joann Tatarzycki (address bottom of page) by 1/26/18

 

In order for a senior cheerleader to be considered for the All State All Academic Team, she/he must be selected to the All State Cheer Team. Therefore please submit the following information for any senior that has been nominated for AllState and meets all of the requirements listed below.

 

Cheerleader’s Name _________________________________   Grade:  SENIOR

 

Home Address: (include street, city, state, zip) ________________________________________________

 

_______________________________________________________________________________________

 

Home Phone Number: ______________________       Email:  ____________________________________

 

School: __________________________________     School Phone Number:  ________________________

 

School address (include street, town and zip code): _______________________________________________

 

_________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Cheer coach________________________________

 

Cheer Coach home address include street, town and zip code_________________________________________

 

_______________________________________________________________email______________________

 

Requirements: Guidance counselor must fill in the following

 

The cheerleader is a senior in good standing within their school, exhibits good character and citizenship, completes an entire season as a member of their sport their senior year and has earned a varsity letter within the sport.

 

The cheerleader scored at least 1200 on the SAT; Math___________, Critical Reading/Writing___________

 

or at least 26 on the ACT: List score________________

 

 

Only senior cheerleaders who make the all state cheer team will be considered for the All State All Academic Team.

All requirements must be met to be approved.

 

Nomination form must be signed by Cheerleader, Coach, and Guidance Counselor

 

Cheerleader: ________________________            Guidance Counselor:  ______________________________

 

Signature: ___________________________           Signature:  ______________________________________

 

Coach: ______________________________      

 

Signature: ___________________________

 

 

Return to:

Joann Tatarzycki

Athletic Secretary, Danbury High School, 43 Clapboard Ridge Rd., Danbury, CT 06811

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Due 1/26/18

 

Dear Cheerleading Coach,

 

Greetings from the Cheerleading Committee of the Connecticut High School Coaches Association. We hope that everyone is having a good year. The Connecticut High School Coaches Association will select All State Cheerleaders for the 15th consecutive year. Four (4) All State Cheerleading Teams consisting of 20 athletes will be selected: one for each Class; LL, L, M and S.

 

We know there are many demands placed on all of us, but we need your help.   We are looking for a pool of cheerleading coaches who are willing to judge the All State entries.  We will select four coaches from each Class to select the All State teams.  All coaches who judge must be members of CHSCA.  There will be a head judge who will oversee the judging process and three panel judges that will judge the cheerleaders. For example, if you are a coach for a Class M school you would be judging the cheerleaders for either Class S, L or LL team. You would not judge your own division.  There will also be a tabulator and an assistant for each division.  In addition we would also need a tabulator for each room as well as a helper to assist with putting the Flash Drives into the computer.

 

The committee is hoping to judge the FLASH DRIVE’s on Sunday, February 11, 2018 (snow date 2/18/18) beginning at 10:30 am at Cromwell HS. If you are interested in being in this pool please fill out the information sheet and send it back to Beth Sarnacki (address is listed on the information sheet) along with a copy of your CHSCA card by January 5, 2018. Once the sheets are returned a confirmation will be sent to you if you have been selected to be one of the judges. Please take the time to fill out the attached sheet and send it back if you would like to be considered. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

 

                                                                                                    

                                                                                                     Cheers,

                                                                                                   Beth Sarnacki, Cromwell High School       

                                                                                                     CHSCA Cheerleading Chairperson                     

                                                                                                                                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COACH’S INFORMATION FOR ALL STATE CHEERLEADING TEAM JUDGING PANEL OR TABULATOR OR HELPER

 

 

I, (print name) _____________________________________________ would you like to be considered to be a judge, tabulator or helper for the All State Cheer Team panel.

 

Number of years coaching: High School_________Other _____________________________________

 

Home Address: (include street, town and zip code) __________________________________________

 

____________________________________________________________________________________

 

Home Telephone number (         ) ________________ Cell phone number: (        )  _________________

 

Email: _______________________________________________________________________________

 

School that you coach at: ___________________________________________Class   S    M    L     LL

 

League/conference that your school participates in________________________________________

 

School Address: (include street, town and zip code)____________________________________________

 

______________________________________________________________________________________

 

School telephone number: (         )   __________________    School Fax:  (          )  ___________________

 

Athletic Director’s Name: _______________________________________

 

 

Pertinent Information (judging experience, cheerleading clinics or conferences attended, etc.)

 

 
 

 

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ATTACH ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

 

PLEASE ATTACH A COPY OF YOUR CHSCA MEMBERSHIP CARD. COPY SHOULD HAVE BOTH THE FRONT AND BACK OF THE CARD.  SIGNATURE ON THE BACK MUST BE SEEN.

 

RETURN BY JANUARY 5, 2018

 

SEND TO:

 

Beth Sarnacki

274 Liberty Street

Meriden, CT 06450

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STATE OF CONNECTICUT ALL STATE CHEERLEADING SCORE SHEET

Cheerleader Name :________________________________________

Judge Number :   ____________________

   
                     

 

 

Motions

 

 

 

 

 

Standing Tumbling

 

 

 

0

No Motions

 

 

 

 

0

No Standing Tumbling

 

 

0.1-1.9

Below average technique-many bent wrists

 

 

0.1-2.0

Rolls, cartwheels, walkovers

 

 

poor placement

 

 

 

 

2.1-4.0

Handsprings

 

 

 

2.0-3.9

Average technique-some bent wrists and/or

 

 

4.1-6.0

Tucks

 

 

 

 

placement off

 

 

 

 

6.1-8.0

Layouts

 

 

 

4.0-5.0

Excellent technique-proper placement,

 

Max=10

8.1-10.0

Fulls

 

 

Max=5

 

sharp and precise motions

 

 

 

 

Score Within Range Based on Execution

 

 

                     

 

 

Expression/Voice

 

 

 

 

Running Tumbling

 

 

 

0.1-1.9

Poor expression and enthusiasm

 

 

 

0

No Running Tumbling

 

 

 

Poor enunciation, low volume

 

 

 

0.1-2.0

Rolls, cartwheels, walkovers,

 

2.0-3.9

Some expression and enthusiasm

 

 

 

 

round-offs

 

 

 

 

Some unclear ennnciation, average volume

 

 

2.1-4.0

Handsprings

 

 

 

4.0-5.0

Strong expression and enthusiaism

 

 

 

4.1-6.0

Tucks

 

 

Max=5

 

Clear ennunciation, strong volume

 

 

 

6.1-8.0

Layouts/Specialty pass ending in a tuck

           

Max=10

8.1-10.0

Fulls

 

 

                     

Double Toe Touch

 

 

               Score Within Range Based on Execution

 

 

0

No Jump

 

 

           

 

0.1-1.9

Low Height, Technique Lacking

 

 

 

             Dance

 

 

 

2.0-3.9

Average Height & Technique

 

 

 

0

No Dance

 

 

Max=5

4.0-5.0

Great Height & Technique

 

 

 

0.1-1.9

Below average technique-bent wrists

           

 

 

poor placement, below average rhythm

 

 

Pike

 

 

 

 

2.0-3.9

Average technique, some bent wrists

 

0

No Jump

 

 

 

and/or placement, average rhythm

0.1-1.9

Low Height, Technique Lacking

 

 

4.0-5.0

Excellent technique, proper placement,

2.0-3.9

Average Height & Technique

 

Max=5

 

sharp, excellent rhythm

 

Max=5

4.0-5.0

Great Height & Technique

           
                     

 

 

Heel Stretch Execution

 

 

 

 

Partner Stunt Execution

 

 

0

No partner stunt

 

 

 

0

No partner stunt

 

 

0.1-2.9

Below average execution, form, stability

 

 

0.1-2.9

Below average execution, form, stability

 

3.0-3.9

Average execution, form, stability

 

 

 

3.0-3.9

Average execution, form, stability

Max=5

4.0-5.0

Above average execution, form, stability

 

Max=5

4.0-5.0

Above average execution, form, stability

           

Execution =Flyer Flexibility, Body Position of Bases, Spotter and

           

Flyers, Also consider entry and dismount

 

                     

                                                                                          Partner Stunts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

No Partner Stunt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0.1-2.9

Beginning stunts: Thigh stand/Prep/Shoulder sit/straight cradle dismount

 

 

 

 

3.0-5.9

Liberty and liberty variations at prep level, single base prep level stunts, extended 2 legged stunts,

 

 

 

straight up extended stunts, switch up to prep, half up, inverted entry to below prep level

 

 

 

6.0-8.9

Liberty and liberty variations at extended level; toss to hands/single based extended 2 legged stunts

 

 

 

Full up to extended two legged stunts; switch up to liberty; low to high (lib to lib) free standing lib

 

 

 

inverted entry to prep, twist dismounts from two legged extended stunts.,

   

 

 

 

1 trick tosses such as arch/pike/ toe touch/X-out

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.0-10.0

Single based single leg extended stunts; Full up to extended single leg stunt; switch up to extended

 

 

 

single leg stunt showing flexibility (scorpion, scale, stretch etc); low to high free standing tick tock

 

 

 

showing flexibility (scorpion, scale, stretch etc); elite twisting toss (kick full)

   

 

Max = 10

 

inverted entry to extended position, twist dismounts from extended 1 legged liberty variations

 

                     
                     

 

 

 

  STATE OF CONNECTICUT ALL STATE HEAD JUDGE SCORE SHEET        
                     
  CHEERLEADER'S NAME_______________________________ DIVISION________________  
                     
  EACH OF THE FOLLOWING WILL RECEIVE A DEDUCTION OF 5 POINTS      
                POINTS DEDUCTED  
  DEVIATING FROM THE ALL STATE FORMAT ORDER          
                     
  ANY PART OF TRYOUT ON A SPRING FLOOR          
                     
  JEWELRY/HAIR TIE ON THE WRIST/ANKLE JEWELRY          
                     
  HAIR NOT COMPLETELY OFF OF THE SHOULDERS          
                     
  ANY VIOLATION OF NATIONAL FEDERATION RULE          
  (Specify which rule was violated)            
  _____________________________________________        
  _____________________________________________        
                     
  OTHER DEDUCTIONS              
                     
  CHANGING OR OMITTING WORDS/MOTIONS FROM THE CHEER (2.0 PTS)      
                     
  PERFORMING A DIFFERENT JUMP/JUMPS (2.0 PTS)          
                     
  MORE THAN THREE BODY POSITIONS IN STUNTS(2.0 PTS)        
                     
  FALLS IN STUNTS/OCCURENCE (1.0 PT)    # TIMES_________        
                     
  BOBBLES IN STUNTS/OCCURENCE(0.5 PTS)   #TIMES ___________      
                     
                     
  MORE THAN TWO STANDING TUMBLING SKILLS (2.0 PTS)        
                     
  MORE THAN ONE RUNNING TUMBLING PASS (2.0 PTS)        
                     
  MORE THAN SIX RUNNING TUMBLING SKILLS(2.0 PTS)        
                     
  TOUCHDOWNS IN TUMBLING/PER OCCURRENCE (0.5 PTS) #TIMES ________    
                     
  FALLS IN TUMBLING/OCCURRENCE (1.0 PTS)     #TIMES ____________      
                     
  MORE THAN 30 SECONDS OF MUSIC FOR DANCE(2.0 PTS)        
                     
      TOTAL POINTS DEDUCTED          
                     
                     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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To Cheer Coaches, Dance Coaches and Athletic Directors

 

 

 

It has come to our attention that the record industry is now enforcing copyright laws for the music used in cheerleading and dance routines. Listed below is the USA Cheer announcement about the new music requirements for cheer and dance teams. We will be enforcing the recommendation of USA Cheer.  In order to comply with the music requirement, teams would need to obtain their music from a preferred provider.  We have also included the link for licensed providers.  These providers will issue a license to the team to use the music.  Please obtain and keep copies of the license to present at any competition that you do enter.

 

 

 

When our DJ Chad from Boppers was asked what he knew about this new music requirement, he responded with the following:

 

 

 

This is a new thing that is going around and it's all over. This is what I was able to find out, I am not a lawyer but I did do a lot of research and talked to a few people who have been in the business even longer than me.

 

 

 

1) A lot of the music that is being ripped and used for the teams are being purchased from a 3rd party. This party should have  LICENCES in order to do so. If not, they shouldn't be selling remixes and using the artist's music without permission. These should be professional studios and they shouldn't have a problem doing so as they pay for it and do it all the time. Too many people don't pay for their music and rip it off you tube and other services and then resell it. 

 

 

 

How does it affect your comps I do not know, I would tell all the coaches moving forward  to buy the music from the studios and people who are able to do so and not from "Friends" or allowing the "Coaches" to make the music anymore. Somebody has to pay for the music somewhere. I am sure it's not cheap but it should cover yourself and your competitions.  I find it sad that music industry is so desperate for a money grab that they are going after these competitions.

 

 

 

If you have any questions about these copyright laws you are free to contact an attorney.

 

 

 

Useful Resources

 

National Federation of High School Sports (NFHS)

 

https://www.nfhs.org/sports-resource-content/usa-cheer-music-use/

 

 

 

USA Cheer Music Copyright Educational Initiative Announcement

 

http://usacheer.net/aspnet_client/FreeTextBox/upload/documents/Music/USA-Cheer-Music-Initiative.pdf

 

 

 

USA Cheer Music Announcement

 

http://usacheer.net/aspnet_client/FreeTextBox/upload/documents/USACheerAnnouncement.pdf

 

 

 

FAQs for the USA Cheer Music Copyrights Educational Initiative Announcement

 

http://usacheer.net/aspnet_client/FreeTextBox/upload/documents/USACheerFAQ.pdf

 

 

 

Preferred Music Providers

 

http://usacheer.net/presssafety/preferred-providers

 

 

 

USA Cheer Music Guidelines

 

http://usacheer.net/aspnet_client/FreeTextBox/upload/documents/USACheerGuidelines.pdf

 

 

 

Cheer Sounds How to keep your music legal

 

https://cheersounds.com/how-to-keep-your-cheer-music-legal.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Connecticut High School Coaches Association

 

 

 

Dear Cheerleading Coach:

 

 

 

This packet includes information regarding the nominating process for AllState and Academic AllState. Please read through the following pages carefully. As a nominating coach, it is your responsibility to assist your nominees in producing their CD/DVD and ensuring all safety rules and procedures as outlined in this packet are followed. Be sure to send all required forms to the person indicated on or before the deadline. Nominations and/or applications and CDs/DVDs will not be accepted after the dates indicated regardless of the circumstances.

 

 

 

Please Note:

 

  • If you have not joined please do so immediately or your nominations will not be considered.
  • For information on membership, call 860-628-4122 or visit www.CTHSSports.com or www.ctcheer.com
  • Nominations and/or entries must be postmarked by the date indicated to be considered.
  • Nominations for All State Academic (seniors only) must also be nominated for All State.
  • Nominees should be exceptional cheerleaders who are worthy of this recognition.
  • All entries must be in CD or DVD format. VHS tapes OR Flash Drives will NOT be accepted.
  • Each entry must be submitted on a separate CD/DVD.
  • Label all CDs/DVDs on the outside with the nominee’s name only. Do not list the school, grade, or mascot.
  • Entries will not be returned and score sheets will not be available to anyone.
  • All National Federation of High Schools Spirit Rules must be followed.

 

 

 

 

                             

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CHSCA AllState Cheerleading Team

 

Information and Requirements

 

 

 

The Connecticut High School Coaches Association will select an All State Cheerleading Team in each of the following Classes: LL, L, M and S. Twenty (20) cheerleaders will be selected in each division.  The divisions will be determined by the Connecticut Association of Schools as set forth for the State Cheerleading Competition.  Any Coed team would move into the appropriate division for their school enrollment.  In order for a cheerleader to try-out for the All State Cheerleading Team the Head Varsity Cheerleading Coach must first complete the nomination form (see attached form) and the form must be signed by either the Athletic Director or Principal. 

 

 

 

Cheerleaders must be in grades 9 – 12 and must be a member of the varsity cheerleading team and in good standing with their school. They must be on a roster for their school’s cheer team for either the fall or winter season and have cheered for a fall or winter sport.  

 

 

 

 

Nominations must be postmarked no later than January 6, 2017.

 

Nominations will not be accepted after this date regardless of the circumstances.

 

 

 

Nominations are to be sent to:

 

Beth Sarnacki

 

274 Liberty Street, Meriden, CT 06450

 

You may also submit your nominations by email

 

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Once you submit your nominations they cannot be changed. However, in the event that acheerleader is no longer a member of their cheer team or did not complete the season due to an infraction they can be suspended from consideration for the All State cheer team by the Varsity Head Coach, Athletic Director or Principal. Notification must be made to Beth Sarnacki in writing prior to the announcement of the AllState Teams.

 

 

 

Requirements to be included on the Cd/DVD which must be postmarked by February 3, 2017:

 

CD/DVDS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE DEADLINE REGAURDLESS OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES.

 

 

 

the CD/DVD CAN NOT INCLUDE ANY mention the school OR MASCOT AND MUST FOLLOW THIS FORMAT:

 

 

 

1. IntroductionThe cheerleader trying out is to state her/his name only, not her/his school or grade. She/he should be in shorts and tee shirt.  The shorts and tee shirt will not have any logos or sayings from the school that she/he is from. We highly suggest a plain white tee shirt and dark shorts. Failure to comply with this will result in a deduction from the total score.

 

 

 

2. Cheer:  Motions only, no jumps or incorporation are allowed in the cheer. A cheerleader may begin with the words ready - ok or clap 1,2,3,4 but they can not do motions other than clapping or cleaning their arms to their side as an introduction to the cheer. They can not add, change or omit any of the words as listed. Failure to follow the instructions will result in a deduction from the total score. 

 

 

 

Words to Cheer:

 

 

 

We are the Patriots

 

Ready to Fight

 

Everybody up in the Stands

 

Yell red, blue and white

 

Red, blue and white            

 

             

 

DO NOT ADD, CHANGE OR OMIT WORDS. YOU MAY ADD PAUSES OR CLAPS.

 

Remember: CHEER IS STRICTLY MOTIONS.

 

 

 

 

 

3. Jumps:  A level toe touch is mandatory and 1 other advanced single jump of their choice. Do not combine jumps. No double jumps are allowed. Failure to follow the instructions will result in a deduction from the total score.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Stunting:  Each cheerleader is to do a minimum of three stunts and a maximum of five. Members of the stunt group should be in a different shirt color than the cheerleader trying out. Body positions will be counted. If a skill is performed to a load position it will be counted as one stunt (ex.: a full up to load position - one stunt, a kick single - one stunt). Dismounts are not counted as a stunt but will be judged for execution. The stunt must be shown from beginning to end and all parts of the body of the nominee must be seen on the CD/DVD. For stunting, up to 2 bases may be used with one back spot and one flyer.  The exception is for a basket toss which may consist of a flyer, two bases, a back spot and a front spot. Failure to follow the instructions will result in a deduction from the total score.

 

 

 

Cheerleaders will be required to perform TWO OUT OF THE FOLLOWING THREE categories:

 

 

 

5. Standing Tumbling: The cheerleader can do a maximum of four standing tumbling skills.  Failure to follow the instructions will result in a deduction from the total score.

 

 

 

6. Running Tumbling: The cheerleader can do a maximum of six running tumbling skills

 

For example a round off, back handspring, back tuck would be considered three skills. Failure to follow the instructions will result in a deduction from the total score.

 

 

 

7. Dance: maximum of 30 seconds of music (music selection is the choice of the cheerleader and will not be provided) and no tumbling or jumps

 

 

 

All reuired categories must be completed or the cheerleader will receive a score of 0 for that category

 

 

 

All National Federation High School Spirit Rules must be adhered to during the tryout. This includes requirements for hair (all hair must be off the shoulders, not half up and half down) and jewelry.

 

NO PART OF THE TRYOUT CAN BE ON A SPRING FLOOR.

 

 

 

Penalties will be assessed for any Federation rule violation or not adhering to the directions in this packet.

 

 

 

When recording the tryout, please start and stop the camera between tryout requirements, letting the camera run for about ten seconds in between each requirement. CAUTION:  Before you stop the camera, let it run for a few seconds more. If you don’t, you may accidentally record over your previous requirement as some video cameras “rewind” when stopped. 

 


Finally, Coaches test your nominees’ CD/DVD before you mail it. Be sure that it plays on a DVD player and/or a computer. If we can not view the CD/DVD then the cheerleader can not be scored.

 

 

 

 

 

Entries MUST be postmarked by February 3, 2017 and SENT to:

 

 

 

JOANN TATARYCKI, ATHLETIC SECRETARY, DANBURY HIGH SCHOOL,

 

43 CLAPBOARD RIDGE RD, DANBURY, CT 06811

 

 

 

Entries will not be accepted after the deadline regardless of the circumstances.

 

 

 

 

 

Entries will be reviewed by a panel of judges from Class S, Class M, Class L and Class LL.

 

All selections by the judges are FINAL.

 

 

 

Entries AND SCORE SHEETS will not be returned.

 

 

 

The CHSCA will notify the cheer coaches of the candidates selected to the All State Cheerleading Teams.

 

We are not able to notify those who were not chosen.

 

 

 

The All State Cheerleading Teams will be honored at a banquet at the Aqua Turf in Southington on March 21, 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALL STATE CHEERLEADING TEAM NOMINATION FORM

 

 

 

This form (2 pages) must be postmarked or emailed no later than January 6, 2017. Both pages and the required information are to be returned to:

 

 

 

In order for a coach to nominate cheerleaders for AllState, the coach must be a member of CHSCA. 

 

The coach who is nominating the cheerleaders must include a copy of their CHSCA membership card with this form and a roster of their team.

 

 

 

School _____________________________________________________________

 

School Address (include street, town and zip code) ________________________________________________________________________________________

 

 

 

School Phone Number __________________________________________________

 

 

 

Nominations:

 

1). Name of Cheerleader being nominated  ____________________________

 

 

 

      Grade  _______________________

 

 

 

2). Name of Cheerleader being nominated  ____________________________

 

 

 

      Grade  _______________________

 

 

 

3). Name of Cheerleader being nominated  ____________________________

 

 

 

      Grade  _______________________

 

 

 

4). Name of Cheerleader being nominated  ____________________________

 

 

 

      Grade  _______________________

 

 

 

5). Name of Cheerleader being nominated  ____________________________

 

 

 

      Grade  _______________________

 

 

 

6). Name of Cheerleader being nominated  ____________________________

 

 

 

      Grade  _______________________

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name of Varsity Head Coach _____________________________________________

 

Coach’s Home Address (include street, city state and zip code)

 

__________________________________________________________________________________________

 

 

 

Coach’s Phone Number (indicate home or cell) _________________________________

 

 

 

Coach’s Email __________________________________________________________

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I, _________________________________ Head Varsity Cheerleading Coach at

 

 

 

___________________________________(name of school) verify that the cheerleaders

 

 

 

named on the preceding page are rostered members of the varsity cheerleading squad at 

 

 

 

___________________________________(name of school) are in good standing and

 

 

 

have cheered for a sport during either the fall or winter season.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We understand that it is the responsibility of the coach to assist the cheerleader in the production/making of the CD/DVD and to ensure all of the rules and procedures associated with the All State Cheer Tryout process are followed.

 

 

 

We understand that the decision of the judges is final.

 

 

 

 

 

Signature of Head Varsity Cheerleading Coach _________________________________

 

 

 

Signature of Athletic Director ________________________________________________

 

 

 

or Signature of Principal_____________________________________________________

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reminder: Both pages and a roster of the entire team as well as the coach’s CHSCA membership card must be attached in order for the nomination(s) to be valid and accepted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Connecticut High School Coaches Association

All State Cheerleading Team
Application

 

 

 

THIS FORM MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH THE CD/DVD by 2/3/17 (one form for each nominee)

 

 

 

         (Please Print)

 

 

 

NAME of CHEERLEADER________________________________________   GRADE ________  

 

 

 

ADDRESS (include street, city, state and zip code) _______________________________________

 

 

 

________________________________________________ ________________________________

 

 

 

PHONE NUMBER (indicate home or cell) _________________________

 

 

 

EMAIL _____________________________________________________

 

 

 

SCHOOL _________________________________________

 

 

 

SCHOOL ADDRESS (include street, city, state and zip code) _______________________________

 

 

 

_________________________________________________________________________________

 

 

 

SCHOOL PHONE NUMBER_________________________________________________________

 

 

 

ATHELETIC DIRECTOR______________________________

 

 

 

CHEERLEADING COACH ____________________________

 

 

 

COACH’S HOME ADDRESS (include street, town and zip code) ______________________________

 

 

 

____________________________________________________________________________________

 

 

 

COACH’S PHONE NUMBER (indicate home or cell)________________________________________

 

 

 

COACH’S EMAIL____________________________________________________________________

 

 

 

CHEERLEADER’S EXPERIENCE: ___________ # of seasons Junior Varsity

 

                                                            ___________ # of seasons Varsity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Cheerleader of the Year”

 

CHEER COACH RECOMMENDATION FORM

 

(Senior Cheerleaders Only)

 

 

 

Please make a copy of this form for every senior cheerleader who is trying out for the All State Cheerleading Team. We will be choosing a “Cheerleader of the Year” and we need your help with this selection.  We are hoping to find the cheerleader who is a combination of all the traits that we are looking for: talent, scholarship, service, dedication and a good role model for others.  Please complete this form (make copies as needed) for each senior cheerleader who is trying out and include it with the cheerleader’s application and CD/DVD. If you would like to send it separately, it should be sent to:  Joann Tatarzycki, Athletic Secretary, Danbury High School, 43 Clapboard Ridge Rd., Danbury, CT  06811 by February 3, 2017.  We thank you for your help.

 

 

 

Cheerleader’s Name___________________________

 

 

 

School ______________________________________

 

 

 

Cheer Coach’s Name ___________________________

 

 

 

What are the first three words that come to mind when you think of this cheerleader?

 

 

 

           _______________________    ________________________    _________________________

 

 

 

What contributions has this cheerleader made to your team this year?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why should this cheerleader be considered for the Cheerleader of the Year Award?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please include any other comments that you feel would be useful to the committee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PLEASE ATTACH A LIST OF OTHER ACTIVITIES , AWARDS , COMMUNITY SERVICE.AND ANY OTHER INFORMATION THAT WILL BE REVIEWED IF THE SENIOR CHEERLEADER IS CONSIDERED FOR CHEERLEADER OF THE YEAR.  ATTACHING A RESUME IS ACCEPTABLE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONNECTICUT HIGH SCHOOL COACHES ASSOCIATION

 

ACADEMIC ALL STATE CHEERLEADING NOMINATION

 

DUE BY: February 3, 2017

 

 

 

Please submit this form with the CD/DVD for senior cheerleaders who have been nominated for the All State Cheer Team

 

Send to: Joann Tatarzycki (address bottom of page) by 2/3/17

 

 

 

In order for a senior cheerleader to be considered for the All State All Academic Team, she/he must be selected to the All State Cheer Team. Therefore please submit the following information for any senior that has been nominated for AllState and meets all of the requirements listed below.

 

 

 

Cheerleader’s Name _________________________________   Grade:  SENIOR

 

 

 

Home Address: (include street, city, state, zip) ________________________________________________

 

 

 

_______________________________________________________________________________________

 

 

 

Home Phone Number: ______________________       Email:  ____________________________________

 

 

 

School: __________________________________     School Phone Number:  ________________________

 

 

 

School address (include street, town and zip code): _______________________________________________

 

 

 

_________________________________________________________________________________________

 

 

 

Cheer coach________________________________

 

 

 

Cheer Coach home address include street, town and zip code_________________________________________

 

 

 

_______________________________________________________________email______________________

 

 

 

Requirements: Guidance counselor must fill in the following

 

 

 

The cheerleader is a senior in good standing within their school, exhibits good character and citizenship, completes an entire season as a member of their sport their senior year and has earned a varsity letter within the sport.

 

 

 

The cheerleader scored at least 1200 on the SAT; Math___________, Critical Reading/Writing___________

 

 

 

or at least 26 on the ACT: List score________________

 

 

 

 

 

Only senior cheerleaders who make the all state cheer team will be considered for the All State All Academic Team.

 

All requirements must be met to be approved.

 

 

 

Nomination form must be signed by Cheerleader, Coach, and Guidance Counselor

 

 

 

Cheerleader: ________________________            Guidance Counselor:  ______________________________

 

 

 

Signature: ___________________________           Signature:  ______________________________________

 

 

 

Coach: ______________________________      

 

 

 

Signature: ___________________________

 

 

 

 

 

Return to:

 

Joann Tatarzycki

 

Athletic Secretary, Danbury High School, 43 Clapboard Ridge Rd., Danbury, CT 06811

 

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Due 2/3/17

 

 

 

Dear Cheerleading Coach,

 

 

 

Greetings from the Cheerleading Committee of the Connecticut High School Coaches Association. We hope that everyone is having a good year. The Connecticut High School Coaches Association will select All State Cheerleaders for the 15th consecutive year. Four (4) All State Cheerleading Teams consisting of 20 athletes will be selected: one for each Class; LL, L, M and S.

 

 

 

We know there are many demands placed on all of us, but we need your help.   We are looking for a pool of cheerleading coaches who are willing to judge the All State entries.  We will select four coaches from each Class to select the All State teams.  All coaches who judge must be members of CHSCA.  There will be a head judge who will oversee the judging process and three panel judges that will judge the cheerleaders. For example, if you are a coach for a Class M school you would be judging the cheerleaders for either Class S, L or LL team. You would not judge your own division.  There will also be a tabulator and an assistant for each division.  In addition we would also need a tabulator for each room as well as a helper to assist with putting the cds/dvds into the computer.

 

 

 

The committee is hoping to judge the CD/DVD’s on Sunday, February 12, 2017 (snow date 2/19/17) beginning at 10:30 am at Cromwell HS. If you are interested in being in this pool please fill out the information sheet and send it back to Beth Sarnacki (address is listed on the information sheet) along with a copy of your CHSCA card by January 6, 2017. Once the sheets are returned a confirmation will be sent to you if you have been selected to be one of the judges. Please take the time to fill out the attached sheet and send it back if you would like to be considered. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

 

 

 

                                                                                                    

 

                                                                                                    Cheers,

 

                                                                                                    Beth Sarnacki, Cromwell High School       

 

                                                                                                    CHSCA Cheerleading Chairperson                     

 

                                                                                                                                           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COACH’S INFORMATION FOR ALL STATE CHEERLEADING TEAM JUDGING PANEL OR TABULATOR OR HELPER

 

 

 

 

 

I, (print name) _____________________________________________ would you like to be considered to be a judge, tabulator or helper for the All State Cheer Team panel.

 

 

 

Number of years coaching: High School_________Other _____________________________________

 

 

 

Home Address: (include street, town and zip code) __________________________________________

 

 

 

____________________________________________________________________________________

 

 

 

Home Telephone number (         ) ________________ Cell phone number: (         )  _________________

 

 

 

Email: _______________________________________________________________________________

 

 

 

School that you coach at: ___________________________________________Class   S    M    L     LL

 

 

 

League/conference that school your school participates in________________________________________

 

 

 

School Address: (include street, town and zip code)____________________________________________

 

 

 

______________________________________________________________________________________

 

 

 

School telephone number: (         )   __________________    School Fax:  (          )  ___________________

 

 

 

Athletic Director’s Name: _______________________________________

 

 

 

 

 

Pertinent Information (judging experience, cheerleading clinics or conferences attended, etc.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ATTACH ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

 

 

 

PLEASE ATTACH A COPY OF YOUR CHSCA MEMBERSHIP CARD.

 

 

 

RETURN BY JANUARY 6, 2017

 

 

 

SEND TO:

 

 

 

Beth Sarnacki

 

274 Liberty Street

 

Meriden, CT 06450

 

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Dear Principals, Athletic Directors, Head Cheer Coaches:

 

 

We are looking for worthy candidates for the CHSCA Assistant Cheer Coach of the Year Award. The person nominated must be of good character, must be an assistant cheerleading coach (paid or volunteer) at a Connecticut High School, must be a member of the CHSCA and needs to have been coaching for at least 5 years or more.

 

Please submit your nomination to :

 

Beth Sarnacki, 274 Liberty St, Meriden, CT 06450 or email msarnacki@cromwell,k12.ct.us or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

This nomination form is due no later than January 6, 2017

 

Please complete the following:

I, (your name & title)________________________________________________

 

would like to nominate;

(name of assistant cheer coach)______________________________________

 

who is the assistant cheer coach at (name of high school) __________________

 

for the CHSCA Assistant Cheer Coach of the Year Award.

 

Please include the following information:

 

Your contact information (home address – street, city, state, zip code)

________________________________________________________________

 

________________________________________________________________

 

Cell #_______________________Email address_________________________

 

Nominee’s contact information (home address – street, city, state, zip code)

________________________________________________________________

 

________________________________________________________________

 

Cell #_______________________Email address_________________________

 

 

We thank you for your assistance in helping us with this process.

CHSCA Cheerleading Committee

 

 

Dear Assistant Coach __________________,

 

 

 

     You have been nominated by one of your peers to be the Connecticut High School Coaches Association Assistant Coach of the Year.  If you are chosen, you will be a guest of honor at the CHSCA All State Cheerleading Banquet in March at the Aqua Turf in Southington.  In order to choose the best possible candidate, the nominating committee needs you to download or cut and paste then fill out this form and return it to: Beth Sarnacki, 274 Liberty St, Meriden, CT 06450 or email msarnacki@cromwell,k12.ct.us or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later thanFebruary 3, 2017 .The committee will meet during All State Selection to decide who will receive the award this year.  Once you fill out the form, your name will remain in our file for future years as long as you continue coaching.  I wish you the best of luck. 

 

 

Sincerely,

 

 

 

 

                               CHSCA Cheerleading Committee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Connecticut High School Coaches Association

Cheerleading Committee

Assistant Coach of the Year Nominating Form

 

Nominee’s Name:    _______________________________________________

Home Address:       Street___________________________________________

                  City/zip code_____________________________________

Cell Phone:             (     )____________________________________________

Email:                     ________________________@______________________>

School you are currently coaching at___________________________________

School Address     Street__________________City/zip code________________

School Ph:(     )_   __________

 

I am a member of the CHSCA yes _____for _______number of years

 

Coaching positions held:

 

Additional Information- list any other pertinent statistics related to your record. (i.e. team records, team championships, outstanding individuals you have directly coached), you may attach additional sheets if necessary.

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

 

Other involvement with cheerleading outside of your team (clinics, camps, judging, articles written, working with youth groups, community service, etc.), you may attach additional sheets if necessary.

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

 

List any committees that you are or have been involved with( include number of years you served and any positions held), you may attach additional sheets if necessary.

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

I certify that the information disclosed is correct

 

Date ____________ Signed ______________________________ Nominee

 

Date ____________ Signed ______________________________ Head Coach

 

Date____________ Signed______________________________AD or Principal

 

 

 

STATE OF CONNECTICUT ALL STATE CHEERLEADING SCORE SHEET

 

Cheerleader Name:

 

 

 

 

 

Judge Number:

 

 

 

 
                           

 

 

 

  Motions

 

 

 

 

 

 

Standing Tumbling

 

 

 

 

 

0

No Motions

 

 

 

 

0

No Standing Tumbling

 

 

 

 

0.1-3.0

1-4 Motions

 

 

 

 

0.1-1.0

Rolls

 

 

 

 

 

3.1-6.0

5-7 Motions

 

 

 

 

1.1-2.5

Cartwheels, Roundoffs,Walkovers

 

Max=10

 

6.1-10.0

8+ Motions

 

 

 

 

 

2.6-3.5

Handsprings

 

 

Score Within Range Based on Pace, Execution and Variety

 

Max=5

 

3.6-5.0

Tucks, Layouts, Fulls

 

 
             

 

 

 

Score Within Range Based on Execution

 

 

 

Jump - Toe Touch

               

 

 

0

No Jump

 

 

 

 

Running Tumbling

 

 

 

 

0.1-1.9

Low Height, Technique Lacking

 

 

 

0

No Running Tumbling

 

 

 

2.0-3.9

Average Height & Technique

 

 

 

0.1-1.0

Round offs, Cartwheels

 

 

Max=5

 

4.0-5.0

Great Height & Technique

 

 

 

1.1-2.5

Handsprings

 

 
             

 

 

2.6-3.5

Tucks

 

 

 

2nd Jump

 

Max=5

 

3.6-5.0

Specialty Passes, Layouts, Fulls

 

 

 

0

No Jump

 

Score Within Range Based on Execution

 

 

0.1-1.9

Low Height, Technique Lacking

               

 

2.0-3.9

Average Height & Technique

 

 

 

              Dance

 

 

 

Max=5

 

4.0-5.0

Great Height & Technique

 

 

 

0

No Dance

 

 

 
             

 

 

0.1-1.9

Below Average creativity

 
             

 

 

2.0-3.9

Average creativity

 

 
             

Max=5

 

4.0-5.0

Excellent creativity

 

 
             

Score Within Range Based on Energy, Rhythm, and Variety

 
                           

Partner Stunt

 

 

 

0

No Partner Stunt

 

 

0.1-1.9

Shoulder Height or Below Stunts, Chairs, Double-Base Prep Level Stunts

 

 

2.0-3.9

Double-Base Extended Stunts, Single-Base Prep Level Stunts, Straight Ride Basket Toss

 

 

4.0-6.9

Single Leg Extended Stunts, Single Base Extended Stunts, Single Trick Basket Tosses

 

Max=10

 

7.0-10.0

Single Leg Extended Stunts with a Release, Single Base Single Leg Stunts, 2+ Trick Basket Tosses

 

Score Within Range Based on Execution

 

Total Score

/40

 
 

 

 

CASCIAC Cheerleading Scoresheets

2016-2017 and 2017-2018

Committee Members

Lauren Jeffers - Chair

Melissa Luke - Safety

Christine Griswold - Judge

Danielle Muir - Judge

Allison O’Leary - Judge

Kim Moore - Judge

Sherry Cosmos - Coach Representative

Nicole Pernal - Coach Representative

Susan Bridges - Coach Representative

We, as a committee, felt that it was important to promote cheerleading in a safe and honorable manner.

As representatives of the sport, we modified the scoresheets so that all athletes could have the opportunity to

participate and work on their skills in order to become the best cheerleaders they can be. The committee felt

that by having such heavy weights on certain categories, cheerleaders were not being trained correctly, were

being pushed to injury, and were being asked to sit out due to their inability to perform said skills. As a fair and

balanced state who represents all athletes, the committee felt the need to create a scoresheet that promoted the

growth and participation of ALL athletes.

The scoresheet committee worked together using examples from New England’s scoresheets, the survey

results (44 coaches responded and 18 judges responded) that were sent to judges and coaches all around the

state, and had representatives from the judges panels and coaches in order to create a fair and balanced approach

to the new scoresheets.

Scoresheets 1 and 5

Motions, Transitions and Voice TO Motions, Dance, and Choreography

1) The committee felt that motions, dance and choreography fit better together and needed to be on one

scoresheet.

2) New England’s scoresheets weighed more on choreography and dance than ours did. We included more

ranges for creativity and visual effects in order to promote this.

3) There is no longer 8+ motions required

4) We removed required number of 8 counts for dance.

Scoresheets 2 and 6

Partner Stunt and Pyramids TO Partner Stunts and Expression/Voice

1) The committee felt that having pyramids and partner stunts together was a very large scoresheet and did not

allow the judge to accurately judge when there were pyramids and stunts going up at the same time.

2) Coed Teams

1) In order to be considered coed and scored accordingly: Athletes are expected to perform single based

stunts, independent of a pyramid sequence. A team not fulfilling this requirement will be dropped a

range.

Scoresheets 3 and 7

Tumbling and Jumps TO Tumbling and Jumps

1) The committee felt that these two should stay together

2) Scoresheet has been simplified to follow New England’s and to allow growth in tumbling for teams in order

to practice and perfect their skills.

3) Handsprings has been moved to another level and forward rolls, cartwheels, roundoff, and walkovers are in

a level of their own to allow for scoring at the beginners level.

4) The matrix has been eliminated in order to allow for easy understanding for both the coaches and athletes.

5) Jumps combined with tumbling will increase difficulty in tumbling and score higher within range instead of

the counting under jumps separately.

6) Specialty pass has been defined more precisely and will be scored higher in running tumbling difficulty

category

Scoresheets 4 and 8

Dance, Formation, and Choreography TO Pyramids and Formations and Transitions

1) The committee felt that pyramids do not happen as often as formations, spacing, and transitions. We wanted

the judge to be able to concentrate on the pyramid, and then be free to watch the rest of the routine for flow

of transitions, formations, etc.

Deductions

1) What constitutes a tumbling bobble vs fall?

1) Fall = Both hands and knees landing on the ground at the same time landing with body weight on the

ground and/or body is horizontal

2) Bobble = A balance check with hands OR knees

2) The deduction judge has full discretion as to whether they will use the diagram or mark bobbles and falls

with times and place on the grid. There is no expectation that they all do it the same.

Overall Changes

1) Each scoresheet allows for an even 25 points. The committee felt very strongly about this and worked very

hard to correct and make this happen. All elements of the routine are important and the committee wanted

this to be reflected on the scoresheets.

2) The committee felt that teams that could not perform advanced tumbling skills should still have a chance

and earn points. We are representing all of CT cheerleading and efforts should be rewarding, even if small.

We want teams to keep working on skill and improving, not give up and feel that they will never reach that

goal.

 

 

CONNECTICUT ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS CHEERLEADING SCORE SHEET

Team______________________________________ Number of Cheerleaders________

Judge Number___________ Division_____________________

Judge 2 & 6

PARTNER STUNT DIFFICULTY PARTNER STUNT TECHNIQUE

/10

0 • No Partner Stunts

/5

0 • No partner stunts

0.1 - 2.9 • Beginner Stunts: Thigh Stand/ Prep/ Shoulder Sit/ Straddle Press

• Dismounts: Straight Cradles 0.1 - 2.9

• Below average technique – less than majority

demonstrated excellent precision, form and

synchronization

3.0 - 5.9

• Liberty and liberty variations at prep level

• Single base at prep level

• Extended 2 legged stunts

• Straight up extended stunts

• Suspended rolls from the performance surface

• Half up

• Switch up to prep

• Inverted entry to below prep level

• Dismounts: Straight cradles/Twist from prep level

3.0-3.9 • Average technique – majority demonstrated

excellent precision, form and synchronization

Max =5 4.0-5.0 • Above average technique – most demonstrated

excellent precision, form and synchronization

Technique = Flyer Flexibility, Body Position of Bases, Spotters &

Flyers, Control of Stunt, Also Consider Entry and Dismount.

6.0 - 8.9

• Liberty and liberty variations at extended level

• Toss to hands/Single based extended 2 legged stunts

• Full up to extended 2 legged stunts

• Switch up to liberty

• Low to high (lib to lib) free standing tick tock

• Inverted entry to prep level

• Dismounts: Twists from two legged extended stunts

• 1 trick tosses such as Arch/Pike/Toetouch/X-Out

Maximum participation in stunts will yield higher results

EXPRESSION

/5

0.1-1.9 • Poor expression and enthusiasm

2.0-3.9 • Some expression and enthusiasm

4.0-5.0 • Strong expression and enthusiasm throughout

routine

Max = 10 9.0 - 10

• Multiple liberty variations at extended level showing flexibility (scorpion, scale, stretch, etc.)

• Single based single leg extended stunts

• Full up to extended single leg stunt

• Switch up to extended single leg stunt showing flexibility (scorpion, scale, stretch, etc.)

• Low to high free standing tick tock showing flexibility (scorpion, scale, stretch, etc.)

• Inverted entry to extended position

• Elite twisting tosses (Kick Full)

• Dismounts: Twists from extended 1 legged liberty variations

Maximum participation in stunts will yield higher results

VOICE

/5

0.1-1.9 • Poor enunciation, Low volume

2.0-3.9 • Some unclear enunciation, Average volume

Max = 5 4.0-5.0 • Clear enunciation, Strong volume

CONSIDERED WHEN SCORING

DIFFICULTY TO OBTAIN A SCORE Of 0-8.9 COED TEAMS MAXIMUM PARTICIPATION Total Score

Degree of Difficulty Teams must have 2 or more stunt skills listed

in that range.This excludes dismounts.

Athletes are expected to perform

single bases stunts, independent of a

pyramid sequence. A team not

fulfilling this requirement will be

dropped a range.

Athletes Stunt

Groups Athletes Stunt

Groups

/25

Percentage of team participation (use of front

spots) To OBTAIN A SCORE of 9-10 20 4 or 5 12 to 14 2 or 3

Variety of entries, inversions, dismounts, and

transitions

Teams must include all of the following from

the items listed within that range:

Full Down dismount AND at least 3 of the

listed skills including 1 of the listed release

moves

Single Base Stunt = 1 base + 1 top

person + 1 spotter 16-19 3 or 4 10 to 11 2

Pace and speed of skills performed

If more then one person assists the

stunt, then it will be viewed as a

multi-base stunt and judged in the

multi-base point ranges.

15 3 9 or less 1 or 2

Approved on 5/8/16

 

 

 

CONNECTICUT ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS CHEERLEADING SCORE SHEET

Team______________________________________ Number of Cheerleaders________

Judge Number___________ Division_____________________

Judge 1 & 5

MOTIONS DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY OF ENTIRE ROUTINE

/5

0 • No Motions

/5

0 • No Dance

/5

0.1-1.9

• Little to no visual elements

• Construction of routine off at times

• Minimal incorporation of skills

• Little to no enthusiasm

0.1-1.9

• No formation changes, transitions, and level

changes

• Little to no variety of motion

• Below average use of footwork, floor work,

visual effect, etc.

• Basic choreography and/or creativity

0.1-1.9

• Below average energy, musicality, rhythm and

pace of music (“and” counts)

• No formation changes, level changes and basic

transitions

• Little to no variety of motion

• Below average use of footwork, floor work,

visual effect, etc.

• Basic choreography and/or creativity

2.0-3.9

• Minimal formation change, transition, and

level change

• Some variety of motion

• Some footwork, floor work, visual effect, etc.

• Average choreography and/or creativity

2.0-3.9

• Average energy, musicality, rhythm and pace of

music (“and” counts)

• Minimal formation changes, transitions, and

level changes of average complexity

• Some variety of motion and use of footwork,

floor work, visual effect, etc.)

• Average choreography and/or creativity

2.0-3.9

• Some visual elements

• Average construction of routine

• Good incorporation of skills

• Enthusiasm throughout routine

Max = 5 4.0-5.0

• Multiple formation changes, transitions, and

level changes

• Excellent variety of motions

• Excellent use of footwork, floor work, visual

effect, etc.

• Excellent choreography and/or creativity

Max = 5 4.0-5.0

• High energy, musicality, rhythm, and pace of

music (“and” counts)

• Multiple advanced formations, transitions, and

level changes

• Excellent variety of motion and use of

footwork, floor work, visual effect, etc.

• Excellent choreography and/or creativity

Max = 5 4.0-5.0

• Excellent visual elements

• Excellent construction of routine

• Excellent incorporation of skills

• Exceptional enthusiasm

Score Within Range Based on Pace and Variety of Motions

Motions = Any Closed Fist or Blade Variation of a V, (1/2

V), T , Broken T, Dagger, Touchdown, Candlesticks/

Buckets (including broken). Claps/Clasps are NOT

Motions.

MOTION TECHNIQUE DANCE TECHNIQUE Comments

/5

0-1.9

• Below average technique – many with bent

wrists and/or poor placement

• Below average timing & synchronization

/5

0 - 1.9

• Below average technique – many with bent

wrists and/or poor placement

• Below average timing & synchronization

2.0 - 3.9

• Average technique- some bent wrists and/or

placement off

• Average timing & synchronization

2.0 - 3.9

• Average technique- some bent wrists and/or

placement off

• Average timing & synchronization

Max = 5 4.0 - 5.0

• Excellent technique – proper placement,

sharp precision

• Excellent timing & synchronization

Max = 54.0 -5.0

• Excellent technique – proper placement, sharp

precision

• Excellent timing & synchronization

Approved on 5/8/16

TOTAL

SCORE /25