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 - 2018-2019

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)

Date Event Time Location
July 13, 2018 Registration Deadline for July Certification Class    
$25 late fee imposed after this date
Thursday, July 26, 2018 Coaches Day 8:30 am-2:00 pm Bismarck HS
NDHSAA Spirit Rules Clinic 2:00 pm-3:30 pm
Sport 1st Aid/Stunt Certification Class 3:30 pm-9:00 pm
Must pre-register
August 1, 2018 Registration Deadline for Aug 11th Certification Class    
$25 late fee imposed after this date
Saturday, August 11, 2018 Sport 1st Aid/Stunt Certification Class 8:30 am-2:00 pm Fargo/West Fargo place TBA
Must pre-register  
NDHSAA Spirit Rules Clinic 2:30 pm
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 NDHSAA Spirit Rules Clinic 6:00 PM Minot Central Campus room TBA
September 1, 2018 Fall Coaches Stunt Certification Form Due Certification form found on ND Cheer website: Late fee will be assessed if form is received after Sept. 1st.
If you stunt at games before this date, you must have your form in BEFORE you stunt!!
November 1, 2018 Fall Competition Registration Due    
Fall Team Scholar Award Application Due    
Senior Award Application Due    
November 10, 2018 NDCCA Fall Cheer Competition 11:00am Fargo North HS
December 1, 2018 Winter Coach Stunt Certification Form Due(earlier if stunting before this date) Form on Late fee will be assessed if form is received after December 1st. 
If coach only coaches winter sport—or is a new coach 
February 1, 2019 Coach of the Year Nominations Due    
March 1, 2019 Winter Competition Registration Due    
March 1, 2019 Winter Cheer Team Scholar Application Due    
March 1, 2019 Scholarship Application Form Due    
Senior Award Application Forms Due    
March 16, 2019 NDCCA Winter Cheer Competition 11:00 AM Minot














































Updated 06/13/2018