NCHSAA Invitational Cheerleading Championships

Plan a day at the 12th annual NCHSAA Cheerleading Championships...

November 15, 2014
Raleigh Convention Center
Raleigh, NC

  • Team competition open to Junior Varsity and Varsity teams
  • All participants must be an NCHSAA member in good standing and meet state and local eligibility requirements; team must support an interscholastic athletic program
  • Registration is accepted through Oct 15, 2014
  • Cost is per athlete; $ 35 per athlete if late
  • Late registrations (with $ 10 per athlete late fee) are accepted through Oct 31, 2014
  • Vendors are allowed at the event! Email Scotti for registration form
  • Cheer Ltd's Carolina Cup presented to the highest scoring Varsity team
  • Team photos must be submitted by Oct 15, 2014 FORMS COMING SOON!
  • PreOrder the event Tshirts by printing this form and order through MSP


  • Small JV Non-Tumble* (5 - 15 members)
  • Large JV Non-Tumble* (16-36 members)
  • Small Junior Varsity (5 - 15 members)
  • Large Junior Varsity (16-36 members)
  • Small Varsity Non-Tumble* (5 - 12 members) *NEW #
  • Medium Varsity Non-Tumble* (13 - 16 members) *NEW #
  • Large Varsity Non-Tumble* (17 - 20 members) *NEW #
  • Super Large Varsity Non-Tumble* (21-36 members) *NEW #
  • Small Varsity (5 - 12 members)
  • Medium Varsity (13 - 16 members)
  • Large Varsity (17 - 20 members)
  • Super Large Varsity (21 - 36 members)
  • Small Varsity Coed (2+ males; 5-36 members)

*Non-Tumble divisions do not allow any tumbling in the choreography. Tumbling (see below for more detailed information)

*NCHSAA reserves the right to change and/or combine divisions based on registration.

More Important Information

  • All routines must follow the NFHS Spirit Rules.
  • Routines may not exceed 2:30 minutes. **The non-music/cheer portion of the routine must be a minimum of 45 seconds.
  • A 10 point penalty will be levied if there is not a 45 second break in the music (cheer, chant, and/or any non-music choreography). This is a requirement for this event and there is no grace on this competition guideline.
  • Competition surface - 54' x 42' cheer floor; elevated on a stage.
  • Divisional order and start times will be posted prior the week of competition; participating teams and performance times will not be posted. A complete order of performance will be available in the official event program sold at the competition.
  • Warm up mats provided during assigned warm up times.
  • National Certified Judging panels include: four panel, two deduction, one head, one review, and one administrator; PLUS one safety judges in warm up!
  • Participation has been steadily growing for this event and to accommodate more teams, there will be alternating panels of judges making the performances more compact and the day a little shorter!
  • A series of Pre-State Competitions are available to prepare for the State Championship; Routines will be evaluated and stunts will be cleared (if stunts are called legal at a Pre-State and are not changed or performed differently at the State Championship, the stunts will be cleared of any deductions, but must be performed clearly the same. There are times when a grey area in a stunt transition or positioning will not be called at a Pre-State but may be called or warned at the State Championship.) * THIS IS HIGHLY ENCOURAGED AND RECOMMENDED for all teams competing at the November competition!!
  • Teams must provide a person to start, stop and/or pause music.
  • No cross-competing allowed (i.e., a JV cheerleader cannot also compete on a Varsity team).
  • Photo specifications can be obtained on the photo submission instructions. All photos sent to Cheer Ltd for the NCHSAA program will be returned at registration.
  • Team and action photos will be taken and will only be available for purchase at the event.
  • See registration form for divisions offered. For Non-Tumble divisions, please note the following zero tumbling rule...

Non-Tumble divisions - No tumbling that can be identified by tumbling/gymnastics definitions are allowed to be performed in the Non-Tumble divisions. (i.e. forward rolls or handstands are NOT allowed. Seat rolls or hip hop rolls/choreographed moves are ALLOWED). EXCEPTIONS: any tumbling that would be considered part of a (legal) stunt entry or transition can be performed because that would be judged in the appropriate Stunt/Pyramid categories.


  • Doors will open at 8:00am (tentative based on the estimated number of performances).
  • An official NCHSAA program will be available at the event. Teams photos submitted by the Oct 15, 2014 deadline will be published in the program.
  • TWC will once again be videoing this event for a future On Demand viewing. Check your local on-demand cable channel after the event for more information or listen for more information at the event!


  • All spectators pay a $ 10 entry fee to view the entire day's competition.

More Information

NCHSAA (Official Website)
Raleigh Convention Center (Official Website)
Downtown map for "What's Around Town!" Map
While you are in town, there is a new bus line for easy transportation to eateries, local scenes and entertainment. R-Line Map
Local Restaurants CLICK HERE
Hot Happenings for the NCHSAA Weekend CLICK HERE
2014 Exhibitor Registration Form CLICK HERE
2014 Program Ad email Scotti

Don't forget to look at the REGISTRATION PAGE to get the form and/or brochure with all the details!

For Score Sheets, Judging Info, Guidelines, and Grids CLICK HERE


For more information contact Scotti Marshburn, Cheer Ltd at 800-477-8868