NFHS SPIRIT AND SAFTETY GUIDELINES FOR YOUTH RECREATIONAL CHEERLEADING SHOULD BE FOLLOWED AT ALL TIMES
Proper times to cheer:
· Before game starts
· During half time
· Time outs
· Once a play has started
Improper times to cheer:
· During a huddle
· After an injury
· During an injury
*If there is an injury on the field that requires a lengthy time –out, cheerleaders should sit or take a knee quietly on the sidelines.
· There are to be NO NEGATIVE CHEERS OR ACTIONS towards the opposing teams!
· Things NOT to say or do: BOO, HISSING, THROWING OBJECTS, SPITTING OR ANY INAPPROPRIATE LANGUAGE.
· Please DO NOT USE the word WOO in any of your cheers. Woo sounds too much like BOO when you′re on the other side of the field.
· During half- time the home team cheerleading squad should go over to the opposing teams sideline, cheer and invite the cheerleaders of that team to the Home teams sideline to perform.
- Half time is short, so please only use 3-mins.
- Then allow the other team to use their 3-mins.
- Coaches please meet and welcome other team coaches.
- Please coordinate with the other teams coach to be clear as to procedure.
- Keep in mind some coaches are new to this and try to be supportive.
- When you are the home team coach please share the rules of your field with the visiting team.
- Be polite to the other team when it is their turn to cheer during half time.
- Please remember that we are all here to support the children.