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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
Announcements

2024 Competitions

All dates are subject to change.

This list includes both

MYCCA and non-MYCCA sponsored events.

MYCCA Showcase

January 28th

Lisbon,Maine 

Cheer Envy/ Lewiston

February 4th

Lewiston,Maine

Cheers from the Heart 

February 17th

Oxford Hills & Sanford

Revolution

February 18th

Livermore Falls

Firehouse Faceoff

February 24th

Mt. Ararat

G-NG Shine bright Invitational

March 2nd

Gray- New Gloucester

Oxford Hills 

March 9th

Oxford Hills, Maine

Elite Cheer Challenge

March 9th

Kennebunk,Maine
 

Poland 

March 16th

Poland ,Maine 

South Portland 

March 16th

South Portland, Maine 

Medical
Music

Turner Classic

March 23rd

Turner, Maine 

Fairfield Pal 

March 23rd

Fairfield, Maine 

Maine Cheer Classic 

March 30th

Scarborough, Maine 

 Guidelines

 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.

  • 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.

Important Information Regarding Exceptions to Grade Guidelines

 

Grade Guidelines 

All teams must adhere to the grade guidelines for each division as outlined in the table below.

** 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.

 

Grade Guidelines

2024 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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Kayla Dorey

Treasurer
Kayla.Dorey@icloud.com

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Christine Mecham

Secretary / Invitational Coordinator 
firehousetumbling@yahoo.com

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Susan Hartnett

Lead Judge
sehartnett@comcast.net

Board Members