To qualify for WIAA State Championship:
The team must have participated in at least one (1) WIAA, WSCCA or school-sponsored competition. The team can qualify for WIAA State competition in one of two ways:
(1) Must have scored at least 65 as a minimum qualifying score after all deductions (based on averaging of the score of 2 cheer judges, averaging of scores of 2 music judges, then the 2 averages added together and the safety technical violations deducted) in the competition, or
(2) Receive one of the top fifty scores of all competing teams during the competition season
The competition must:
1) Be staffed entirely by school personnel and/or affiliates (school administrators, teachers, coaches, booster clubs, etc)
2) Have all registration/entry fees deposited into the school ASB account
3) Not exceed the maximum per team registration/entry fee as approved by the WIAA and WSCCA
4) Utilize WOA/WSCJA judges
STUNT CERTIFICATION REQUIRED AS OF AUGUST 25, 2008 (good for 3 years)
Listing of all certified coaches through WIAA/WSCCA stunt certification
REQUIREMENTS FOR CHEER COACHES (both volunteer and paid)
1. Cheer head coaches are REQUIRED to take the online WIAA/WOA Spirit Rules Clinic annually, and must meet all WIAA coaches standards, whether the school declares cheerleading or dance/drill as a sport OR as an activity.
2. 30 clock/educational hours within your first 3 years
3. CPR and First Aid Training
Stunt Certification is required for Cheer Coaches who intend to have their cheer squad(s) perform stunts. The certification program must be approved by either the Washington State Cheer Coaches Association or the WIAA. Coaches must be recertified every three (3) years.
DIRECTOR - West Side
My name is NancyEllen Elster and I am very pleased to be your WSCCA Western Washington High School Director. I have been very active with the WSCCA since 2001 as a region rep, secretary, conference co-chair and now the high school director. My love of cheerleading started when I cheered in high school and was reignited when I coached at Ballard High School for 14 years. In my quest to gain knowledge I encountered the WSCCA and along with making life time friends I have become passionate about the association.
Our mission statement as an organization is to provide education and keep coaches up to date with the latest information in order to better serve programs throughout the state. Programs of all kinds, competitive, sideline, large or small can benefit from being a part of the WSCCA. My job as the high school director is to advocate for coaches and keep them updated with all the latest changes in cheer. I want coaches to feel that they are connected to what is going on in our state and can be involved through the many events that the WSCCA has to offer. I am open to your questions and willing to help with concerns. I look forward to meeting you and learning about your program.
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DIRECTOR - East Side
Hi, my name is Kim Mayer and I am your High School Director for the east side of the state.
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