NDHSAA recognition of cheerleading pertains to safety in stunting only. This is in agreement with certification which is coordinated by the North Dakota Cheer Coaches Association.

When designated as a cheer team coach, that coach must be the bonafide coach of said cheer team. The coach must attend and run all team practices and assume full responsibility for that particular cheer team. They must be listed by their school as that specific team’s coach. In order to be a certified cheer coach in North Dakota, the steps listed under the Regulations link on must be followed.

North Dakota Cheer Coach Association
Important Dates to Remember - 2021-2022

Spirit Rules tests will be done online.  ALL head cheer coaches are required to take this test.  Notification will be sent out once test is available online (est. end of July, beginning of August)

* Indicated a change since initial posting.





July 15, 2021

Registration Deadline for July Certification Class ($25 late fee)

late fee imposed after this date

late fee imposed after this date

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Coaches Day


Bismarck Century HS

NDHSAA Spirit Rules Clinic


Bismarck Century HS

Sport 1st Aid/Stunt Certification Class

Must pre-register


Bismarck Century HS

July 30, 2021

Registration Deadline for Aug 7th Certification Class

$25 late fee after this date


Saturday, August 7, 2021

Sport 1st Aid/Stunt Certification Class  Must pre-register



Fargo/West Fargo site TBA

Saturday, August 7, 2021

NDHSAA Spirit Rules Clinic


Fargo/West Fargo site  TBA

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

NDHSAA Spirit Rules Clinic

6:00 pm

Minot Central Campus room TBA

September 1, 2021

Fall Coaches Stunt Certification Form Due

If you stunt at games before this date, form must be in BEFORE you stunt!!

 Form is found on

$35 Late fee will be assessed if form is dated after Sept. 1st.

November 1, 2021

Fall Competition Registration Due



November 1, 2021

Fall Team Scholar Award,  Due



November 1, 2021

Senior Award Application Due



November 13, 2021

NDCCA Fall Cheer Competition

11:00 am

Fargo North HS

December 1, 2021

Winter Coach Stunt Certification Form Due(earlier if stunting before this date)

If coach only coaches winter sport—or is a new coach

Form on

$35 Late fee will be assessed if form is received after December 1st















































Updated 04/22/2021