MAINE YOUTH CHEERLEADING COACHES ASSOCIATION
The mission of the Maine Youth Cheerleading Coaches Association (MYCCA), a non-profit organization, is to assist the sport of cheerleading at the youth, recreational and middle school levels by establishing guidelines that foster the development and safety of our sport. MYCCA will provide a support system and serve as a resource of information for all its members. The goals of the MYCCA include:
To foster high standard of professionalism, fairness and ethics
To provide a foundation for new and existing cheerleading coaches and their advocates
To provide a healthy atmosphere for coaches, athletes and advocates to excel in the sport of cheerleading
To offer professional development and a forum for the exchange of current practices and trends
To promote a sense of continuity among all programs
To uphold the integrity of the sport
All dates are subject to change.
This list includes both
MYCCA and non-MYCCA sponsored events.
20 Participants maximum.
Dismounts to performing surface must have assisted landings.
Routine must be a maximum of three (3) minutes.
Routine must include a cheer (long enough to effectively judge voice), team dance, team jumps,
partner stunts / pyramids (according to guidelines attached) and tumbling.
Basic Dismounts: Hand to Hand dismount, Shrug, Shove Wrap or Pencil Down
Intermediate Dismounts: Basic cradle dismount
Advance Dismounts: Twist, Pancake
NOTE: Basket tosses and launches are NOT PERMITTED for any youth / middle school
team AND the total number of twists from dismounts may NOT exceed more than 1 rotation.
All divisions state the highest degree of difficulty allowed. Not all stunts mentioned are required. If a team does not comply with the guidelines, they will be subjected to deductions. Each organization is required to follow the MYCCA Guidelines, National Federation Spirit Rules and The Maine Principals’ Association Rules.
Important Information Regarding Exceptions to Grade Guidelines
The grade exceptions outlined below are only intended for small programs who cannot otherwise field a team of at least 5 athletes within the regular grade guidelines. If you plan to utilize this exception, please e-mail email@example.com.
All teams must adhere to the grade guidelines for each division as outlined in the table.
** Grade Exceptions **
3rd graders may participate in the Rising Star Division only IF your organization cannot field a Shooting Star Team that meets the five member 2nd - 4th grade minimum.
5th graders may participate in the Shooting Stars Division only IF your organization cannot field a Shining Star Team that meets the five member 4th - 6th grade minimum.
7th graders may participate in the Shining Stars Division only IF your organization cannot field a Superstar or Middle School Team that meets the five member 6th - 8th grade minimum..