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Section III Cheerleading

WELCOME TO THE SECTION III CHEERLEADING WEBSITE, run by the Section III Cheerleading Committee

Local Competitions are listed under the Schedule Tab - more are being added as we receive info...

Keep checking back !!

We plan for this site to be information central for all Section III Cheer Programs.

Coaches - we want to keep you informed and in contact with each other, so fill out our coach update form so we have your correct contact info!

If you are hosting a High School competition - get us your dates and attach your registration forms and info. and we'll post it ASAP, to help get the word out.





Congratulations to the newly crowned Fall 2015 Section III Cheerleading Champions !!

Be sure to check the Champion Team Pics with their banners posted in the Photo Gallery -

Full results of the day posted under the Fall 2015 Sectional Championship tab

Fall Championship 2015 - RESULTS -

Sectional Champions - Team Divisions

Class AA Champion – Cicero-North Syracuse High School

Class A Champion – Indian River High School

Class B Champion – General Brown High School

Class C Champion – Sandy Creek High School

Class D Champion – Oriskany High School


Oct 14, 2015 - One last chance to be certified to judge in NYS


If you wish to judge in NYS - You have one last opportunity to take the test and/or certification class.

1.  The NFHS Test will be open, one last time, from Thursday, October 15 through Friday, October 23.   2.  There will be a Judges Training on Wednesday, October 21 at the NYSPHSAA office from 1:00 to 5:00, open to any judge that hasn't been able to participate in the NYSCJA Training and Testing.  For those people taking this training, please notify Marsha Tessler atnyscheerjudges@gmail.com so that materials will be available for all attendees.

Oct 1, 2015 - There are now Videos of NFHS rules

AACCA has posted (and continues to add) videos of both the AACCA and NFHS Rules by rule number on the website listed below.

It is their hope that interpretations can be made more consistent across the states.  

State rules interpreters, or the rules Official at an event will have the finAl word, but the videos should help explain things. Www.cheerrules.org/rules-list/

Sep 25, 2015 - NEW - Scoring change for Tosses/Pyramids

Coaches - as you prepare for competition, please take note of the following scoring change for the 2015-2016 season.  This is a decision just made today.


FYI cut & pasted from an email:

There have been updates to Pyramids/Tosses Scoring since the decisions that were made at the NYS August meeting.  We will be reverting back to the scoring that was in place for 2014-15 in the Pyramid/Tosses category.  This was based on a phone conference with the NYSPHSAA office this afternoon.  

The NYSPHSAA Cheer Committee has made a new ruling as of today, September 25..
Due to safety concerns, the following will be in effect through the 2015 - 2016 Cheerleading Competition season.

Pyramids &/or Tosses -

Difficulty Rubric:  Judges will score Pyramids &/or Tosses together. 
The highest point value of either Pyramids OR Tosses will place the Team score within the Difficulty Rubric Range.  Other skills performed within that range, or in a higher range without Majority, will slide the point value up within that range.  Skills performed with variety can also slide the point value up within that range.

Execution Rubric:  Judges will score Pyramids &/or Tosses together.  

Skills viewed by judges will count toward the Execution score.  Judges are looking for perfection.




Sep 24, 2015 - Get Ready to Compete!

Get ready for Competition Season!

NYSPHSAA Scoring Rubrics have been updated and score sheets and penalty info has been added - check out the Tab on the left side of this home page.

Section III Fall Championship info, including downloadable Scholarship and Regstration forms have been posted!

And Check out the Area Competitions and Events tab to the left of our home page to find the Competiton Registrations that have just been added. More will be added as they are received.

Sep 14, 2015 - Rules change!


Hello Coaches!!!

We wanted to make you aware of the changes that have been posted on the NYSPHAA website!! The most recent change being that pyramids and tosses would be an average score. You would get a score for pyramids and then a score for tosses and the judge would average the score to determine the difficulty.  Please check this regularly for updates throughout the season.  http://www.nysphsaa.org/Sports/Winter/Cheer/Rules.aspx

Aug 27, 2015 - Judging Certification Info & Compeitition Host info

Attention Competition Hosts:

Anyone wishing to host a competition must now procure their officials/judges through the NYSPHSAA Officials Committee for their section.  Now that Cheerleading is a sport, All Cheer Officials must be NYS certified and be a member of the Officials Association

See the downloadable form below for instructions and the request should be put in at least 1 month prior to your event.  You will be able to give your preferences for officials, but understand that they may not always be able to accommodate those requests due to availability.



Attention Current & Future Cheer Judges/Officials:

Anyone wishing to judge or become an official for cheer competitions anywhere in NYS must be certified and be a member of the Officials Association. 

1st step is to take the NFHS exam by August 28th, 2015. if this test is not taken, you will be unable to judge until the test is administered again next year.



Upcoming Games
Looking Ahead
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Fall Season 2015
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Winter Season 2015-2016

23rd Annual Section III Winter Cheerleading Championship (Varsity Teams Only)
Saturday, Feb 27th
when available - see 2015-16 Winter Championship tab on left side of main home page for downloadable registration & info
TBD - Utica area host needed

Events & Clinics

2016 Snowman Showdown hosted by Chittenango H.S.
Saturday, Jan 16th
see area events/competitions page for registration info or contact Ginny Marasco Ginny Marasco at 420-4473 or email gmarasco@twcny.rr.com
Chittenango High School

Fall/Winter Season 2016-2017
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Events from Prior Years
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