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MYCCA

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

Welcome

2023 Competitions

All dates are subject to change.

This list includes both

MYCCA and non-MYCCA sponsored events.

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MYCCA Showcase
Lisbon 

January 29th

Registration Deadline

January 20th 

Cheers From the Heart
Bath

February 18

Registration Deadline February 4th

GNG Shine Bright Cheer Invitational
Gray - New Gloucester

March 4th

Registration Deadline: 

February 18th

Registration

Poland Spirit Invitational
Poland 

March 18th

Registration Deadline:  March 1st

Turner

March 25th

Registration Deadline 

March 11th

The Revolution

Livermore Falls

February 5th 

CANCELLED

Registration Deadline: 

January 31st 

Registration

Firehouse Invitational
Topsham

February 25th

Registration Deadline

February 13th

Elite 
Waterboro

March 11th

Registration Deadline: 

South Portland Fire Invitational
South Portland

March 18th

Registration Deadline: 

March 4th

Maine Cheer Classic
Scarborough 

April 1st

Registration Deadline: 

REGISTRATION
Flyer

Cheers From the Heart 
Oxford Hills 

February 18

Registration Deadline

February 4th

Spring Fling Invitational
Biddeford

February 25th 

Registration Deadline: 

February 13th

Oxford Hills 

March 11th

Registration Deadline: 

Fairfield Pal 
Lawrence

March 25th

Registration Deadline: 

Competitions
Guidelines

 Guidelines

  • 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 maineyouthcheerleading@gmail.com.

Grade Guidelines

Grade Guidelines 

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.

 

2021/2022  MYCCA Members

Members

MYCCA Board Members

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Amanda Morong

President
maineyouthcheerleading@gmail.com

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Tracy Bissonnette

Vice President
tracy.bissonnette@gmail.com

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Courtney Shay

Registrar/ Webmaster 
Courtneyshay207@Gmail.com

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Trish Roderick

Treasurer
fairfieldpalcheering@yahoo.com

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Christine Mecham

Secretary / Invitational Coordinator 
firehousetumbling@yahoo.com

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Susan Harnett

Lead Judge
sehartnett@comcast.net

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