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All registered teams have been sent a Welcome email with the keyword template.  If you have not received yours please check your SPAM/JUNK folder before contacting Jennifer Cloutier at jcloutier AT msaa DOT net

Click here to view Virtual Cheer Registrations and NFHS Network Information

Click here to view 2021 Spring State Competition Guide

    Click here to access State Intent to Enter Form

Click here to view Virtual Competition Guidelines

Click here to view Virtual Competition Keyword Template

Click here to view Game Day Guidelines

Click here to view the video recording of the Cheer/Dance Town Hall Meeting held on February 9, 2021

Click here to view Spring Cheer Modifications and EEA Guidelines on the MIAA Task Force Page

At this time, Game Day teams may compete in the Fight Song & Band Chant categories only while following the Virtual Competition Guidelines. Current EEA and MSAA guidelines do not allow for indoor yelling that would be an integral part of the Crowd Leading section of this division.


Game Day is a competition that takes teams’ sideline cheerleading responsibilities and traditions and puts them in the spotlight!  A Game Day routine has three parts – Time Out Cheer, Game Situation Sideline, and Half-Time Performance.  Responding to situation audio clues that simulate a real game day sporting event, teams perform their best sideline material and traditions that their fans see at every game!  Teams will be judged on execution, crowd effectiveness, energy, and overall performance.

Intent to Enter


Sportsmanship Form

  Score Sheet- UPDATED 5/16/19
  Game Day Rules - UPDATED 5/16/19


landre AT dcrsd DOT org
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jcloutier AT mssaa DOT org
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gagnej AT elms DOT edu
tracey.hartman AT leominster.mec DOT edu
hhaskell76 AT gmail DOT com
luvblu5 AT yahoo DOT com
josephl AT tantasqua DOT org
Melis318 AT aol DOT com
dpignone AT stonehamschools DOT org
kathannroy AT gmail DOT com
nb2387 AT aol DOT com
jeffrey.szymaniak AT whrsd DOT org
melissajzwang AT gmail DOT com

State Cheer Tournament  

Click here to purchase State Championship T-shirts from Team IP

ATTENTION All Cheer and Dance Coaches and Administrators:

Recent enforcement efforts by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) have highlighted the need for compliance with US Copyright Law.  The Massachusetts School Administrators Association (MSAA) is providing the following information regarding the use of copyrighted music at school cheer and dance events (pep rallies, Homecoming events, cheer or dance routines in general, etc.) including competition routines.

The licenses purchased by the MSAA for the regional and state championships do not cover the music usage by individual schools.  Each school is obligated to comply with copyright laws regarding the use of music.  We understand that this change has come up at a time in the year where coaches may have already started the process of ordering, or have already ordered music.  Coaches should contact his/her music provider to see what steps they take to ensure that they are in compliance.  A list of preferred vendors has been compiled by USA Cheer and is included in the links below.

The information provided here and in the links below should not be construed as legal advice.  If you have specific questions or concerns related to copyright laws, please contact an attorney.

Useful links:

National Federation of High School Associations (NFHS)

USA Cheer Music Copyrights Educational Initiative Announcement

USA Cheer Music Information

FAQs for the USA Cheer Music Copyrights Education Initiative

USA Cheer Preferred Music Providers

Please refer to the MSAA Rules and Regulations for answers to the MSAA State Examination
(click here to view)

MSAA Cheerleading State Examination

“Recognizing Excellence in Character, Achievement and Coaching”

Click here to complete nomination form

Award History:

2012 John Beaton
2013 Patrica Maroney
2013 Mary Soucy
2014 Adrienne DeGeorge 
2015 Patti Johnson 
2018 Sue Pereira

The MSAA is please to announce it will be awarding Cheerleading teams, during the fall and winter seasons, Community Service Awards.

Nominations are currently being requested for the MSAA Community Service Award.  These awards will be presented annually to a specific team performing one or more community service projects.

Click here for Nomination Form

Award History:

2013 Norwood High School
2014 Nashoba Valley Tech High School
2014 Plymouth South High School
2014 North Middlesex High School
2014 South Hadley High School
2014 Dighton Rehoboth High School 
2015 Georgetown High School 

MSAA Executive - Michael Connelly -mconnelly AT msaa DOT net

Committee Members

Mr. Darrell Braggs, Associate Principal, Waltham HS
Ms. Leigh Joseph, Assistant Principal, Tantasqua RSHS
Ms. Shannon McGuire, Assistant Princpal, Plymouth North
Ms. Kathryn Miville, Assistant Principal, Oakmont
Mr. Mike Orlando, Assistant Principal, St. John's Prep
Mr. Dave Pignone, Athletic Director, Stoneham HS
Ms. Kristy Yankee, Assistant Princpal, Dedham HS

Coaches Reps:

Loretta Andre - Central -landre AT dcrsd DOT org
Tracey Hartman - Central  -tracey.hartman AT leominsterschools DOT org
Shavalle Boire - West -natevelle AT verizon DOT net
Jill Gagne - West -gagnej AT elms DOT edu
Kathleen Roy - North -kathannroy AT gmail DOT com
Melissa McCular - North -melis3180 AT msn DOT com
Heather Johnson - South -luvblu5 AT yahoo DOT com
Nicole Sullivan - South -nb2387 AT aol DOT com

Officials Rep:

Andrea Finn -afinn415 AT gmail DOT com     

Tournament Directors:

Jennifer Cloutier, North and State -jcloutier AT msaa DOT net
Heath Haskell, South -hhaskell76 AT gmail DOT com
Mellisa Zwang, Central/West/Game Day -melissajzwang AT gmail DOT com

Penalty Questions         
penalty AT mssaa DOT org    


Click here to view Virtual Dance Registrations and NFHS Network Infomration

Click here to access State Intent to Enter Form

Click here to view Dance Modifications and EEA Guidelines on the MIAA Task Force Page

Click here to view Virtual Competition Guidelines

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Sanctioned Events 2020-2021

Sanctioned Dance Teams  - updated as of 6/8/21

Coaches Presentation - 2020 (New Categories, Rule Updates, Scoresheet Breakdown, Judging Ethics, Scoring System)

Dance Rules and Regulations

Dance Terminology

Score Sheet Breakdown and Ranges

Click here to purchase State Championship T-shirts from Team IP

“Recognizing Excellence in Character, Achievement and Coaching”

Click here to complete nomination form

Award History:

2014 Jamie Campbell

2019 - Angela Rodriguez

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