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.

Certified Cheer Coaches

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

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 14, 2022

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

late fee imposed after this date

late fee imposed after this date

Thursday, July 28, 2022

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 27, 2022

Registration Deadline for Aug 7th Certification Class

$25 late fee after this date


Saturday, August 6, 2022

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



Fargo South H.S.

Saturday, August 6, 2022

NDHSAA Spirit Rules Clinic


Fargo South H.S.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

NDHSAA Spirit Rules Clinic

6:00 pm

Minot Central Campus room TBA

September 1, 2022

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, 2022

Fall Competition Registration Due



November 1, 2022

Fall Team Scholar Award,  Due



November 1, 2022

Senior Award Application Due



November 12, 2022

NDCCA Fall Cheer Competition

11:00 am

Fargo North HS

December 1, 2022

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

February 1, 2023 Coach of the Year Nominations Due Form on website  
March 1, 2023

Winter Competition Registration Due
Scholarship Application Form Due
Winter Cheer Team Scholar Due
Senior Award Application Due

Form on website
March 18, 2023 NDCCA Winter Cheer Competition 11:00am Bismarck site TBA











































Updated 08/19/2022