January 17, 2022

NY Cheerleaders Petition State to Move Championships Over Vaccine Mandate

Nearly 12,000 people have signed an online petition encouraging the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) to move its competitive cheerleading competition because of a vaccine requirement at Rochester Institute of Technolo...

December 29, 2020

Minnesota High Schools Adopt Mask Use for Sports

High school sports in Minnesota will resume on January 14, but all games, matches, and meets will be completed with student-athletes required to wear masks. The news comes from the Minnesota Department of Health's updated guidelines for mitigating...

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April 18, 2019

N.M. could end cheer competition over sportsmanship problems

New Mexico's athletic association next month will consider ending the state's cheerleading competition due to rampant sportsmanship issues that have included death threats. [caption id="attachment_27823" align="alignright" width="319"] Photo: Foxc...

December 19, 2018

Study: Rule change leads to decline in cheerleading injuries

A recently published medical research study demonstrated how cheerleading rules can effectively maximize the safety of its participating athletes. The study examined the American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators (AACCA, now k...

July 20, 2016

Cheerleader threatens lawsuit after not making squad

A Florida high school student has threatened to sue the district after learning she didn't make the cheerleading squad — and the district may overturn the coach's decision. According to the Tallahassee Democrat, Leon County Schools is "investi...

December 10, 2015

Study: Cheerleading among nation’s safest sports

A new study has concluded that cheerleading is among the nation's safest sports, though when injuries do occur they are likely more severe. [caption id="attachment_12044" align="alignright" width="320"] Study shows that cheerleading is among the s...

October 7, 2015

California makes competitive cheer an official sport

Competitive cheer will become an official sport in California, beginning with the 2017-18 school year. [caption id="attachment_13710" align="alignright" width="209"] California Interscholastic Federation[/caption] Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assemb...

May 8, 2015

Legislation would make cheerleading a sport in N.J.

A Senate committee on Thursday approved legislation that would make cheerleading an official sport in New Jersey. [caption id="attachment_12044" align="alignright" width="283"] Lawmakers in New Jersey are pushing to make cheerleading an official ...