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September 15th - Coaches and Judges Training
Registration is online on the NYSPHSAA cheer site.
*Website is under construction please visit the State Cheer Website at www.nysphsaa.org.


Rosters are due to Ginny @ 8:00 am on September 16

Please send them to Ginny @sectionvcheer@gmail.com

 The order in which the rosters are received will determine order of appearance, as in the past. 

All rosters must be typed in a word document, NOT pasted from Excel into word, please use the form titled "Roster Form" found under "forms" drop down menu. 

Rosters must be received by midnight September 18, 2018.



The "Section V Judges Request for Competition" form

can be found in the menu under "Forms" - updated 9/2/19




Here is an update for our Webinar series that includes responses to questions that were asked based on our Rubric Webinar Series.  
This is posted in the NYSPHSAA Cheerleading page and accessible at the link below:





ADs and Coaches


Section V has approved to allow 10% of each Cheerleading Division to move on to the State Championships after Sectional Finals.  This is determined by having the Sectional Winner in each Division move on to the State Competition.  If there are more than 10 in a Division then it will be the Sectional winner plus the school or schools with the next highest scores.  Ex:  If there are 11 schools, we will send 2 schools to States, 21 schools will mean 3 and so on.  If a Division is divided multiple times (Division 2 Small) we will divide according to BEDS numbers in to equal numbers, send the winner and the rest will be determined by the next highest scores within that whole division. Since we have over 60 teams traditionally in Division 2 Small, we use the same set of judges for Sectionals to assure consistency. 





Please Check "Ronald McDonald" tab to the left for the latest updates.




(Updated (/18/17) 
Also please note: 
NFHS Spirit rules book corrections can be found on the NYSCJA Safety Webpage: http://www.leaguelineup.com/newsitem.asp?url=nyscja&itemid=1584982




In order to qualify to compete in Sectionals Teams MUST compete in at least 2 sanctioned competitions prior to sectionals.  Alternates MUST be at competitions in uniform in order to count as 2 competitions, if they are needed in Sectionals. Competitions are listed on our website.


Music for sectionals MUST be on MP3 Player, IPODs, etc for clarity, NOT CDs
We will be using 9 mats for Sectionals.

All Classifications will be judged the same with level of difficulty.



This is the link to NYSPHSAA Cheerleading page:
Rubrics can be found here, or under "Score Sheets".


On April 29, 2014 the New York State Board of Regents declared competitive cheerleading a sport.