Member schools are encouraged, but not required, to field cheerleading squads in football and basketball. Cheerleaders are subject to the same eligibility requirements as other athletes.
Competition cheerleading will be governed by the FCAA and will abide by all GHSA by-laws and guidelines for competitions as all competitions are sanctioned by the GHSA.
Exceptions to GHSA by-laws:
1--Middle school cheer teams may have more than 16 members on the competitive floor. Any group with more than the 16 will be grouped into a Large Middle School division.
2--If a middle school has 3 or less male cheerleaders, they will compete in the same division that the number on their squad parallels with. More than 3 male cheerleaders will move the school into a co-ed division. For all GHSA sanctioned cheer competitions, the co-ed rule must be followed.
A FCAA Cheer Championship will be held on the last Saturday in October each year at one of our association schools. This competition will be ONLY for FCAA schools. It will be held in a similar fashion as region for varsity squads. A first and second place winner will receive a trophy. Admission costs can be viewed in these by-laws under Admission Prices (championship level prices).
The following rotation will be the host school for cheer championships. In the event the host school does not want to host, the next school in line will be given the opportunity. If this happens, the host school should contact the Executive Director. The director will then contact the next school in line. If that school does not want to host, the director will continue moving down the remaining order until a school chooses to host. The host school is responsible for finding appropriate judges for the competition.