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 - 2020-2021

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

* Indicated a change since initial posting.





July 15, 2020

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

late fee imposed after this date

late fee imposed after this date

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Coaches Day


Century HS  library

NDHSAA Spirit Rules Clinic


Century HS library

Sport 1st Aid/Stunt Certification Class

Must pre-register


Century HS library

July 30, 2020

Registration Deadline for Aug 8th Certification Class

$25 late fee after this date


Saturday, August 8, 2020

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



Fargo/West Fargo place TBA

Saturday, August 8, 2020

NDHSAA Spirit Rules Clinic - * Bring Masks

* 2:00 pm

* Fargo South High School - Enter Door #4

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

NDHSAA Spirit Rules Clinic

6:00 pm

Minot Central Campus room TBA

September 1, 2020

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, 2020

Fall Competition Registration Due



November 1, 2020

Fall Team Scholar Award,  Due



November 1, 2020

Senior Award Application Due



November 14, 2020

NDCCA Fall Cheer Competition

11:00 am

Fargo North HS

December 1, 2020

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, 2021

Coach of the Year Nominations Due

Form on website


March 1, 2021

Winter Competition Registration Due

Form on website

         March 1, 2021

Scholarship Application Form Due

Form on website


         March 1, 2021

Winter Cheer Team Scholar Due

Form on website


         March 1, 2021

Senior Award Application Due

Form on website


March 20, 2021

NDCCA Winter Cheer Competition

11:00 am

Minot/site TBA













































Updated 08/04/2020