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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.
  • 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
MYCCA GOALS
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2017 GUIDELINES
2017 Printable Guidelines
2017 MYCCA Rules & Regulations
Policies and Procedures
CLICK on the buttons below for the division guidelines
  • 20 Participants maximum.  
  • Dismounts to performing surface must have assisted landings.
  • Routine must be a maximum of three (3) minutes.
  • Rou,tine 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, Superman, 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.
GRADE
PREK
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
Rising
X
X
X
X
**
 
 
 
 
 
Shooting   
 
 
 
X
X
X
**
 
 
 
Shining
 
 
 
 
 
X
X
X
**
 
Super
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
X
X
X
MYCCA Invitational 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.
Purchase NFHS Spirit Rule Book
2017 MYCCA Rubric
** Updated Grade Guidelines state 3rd graders may participate in the Rising Star Division 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 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 IF your organization cannot field a
Superstar OR Middle School Team that meets the five member 6th - 8th grade minimum.
UPDATED FEBRUARY 24 2017