Online Rules Meetings-FALL-available August 13, 2018 and must be completed by August 29, 2018
Online Rules Meetings-WINTER-must be completed by November 20, 2018
Cheer coaches in Minnesota are NOT required to meet the State Statute Requirement to be a Head Coach in Minnesota, however, every Cheer Coach (Head, Assistant and Lower Level) must complete the Continuing Education Requirement (CER) that can be found on the League's website through their Coaches Clipboard page.
In addition, all head cheerleading coaches who coach a stunting squad in Minnesota are required to complete the AACCA (American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators) Safety Certification and the Stunt Progression I course. The AACCA Safety Certification Course is available online at www.aacca.org. The AACCA Certification is valid for five years, however, MN currently does not require coaches to be re-certified after their certification expires. A list of scheduled Stunt Progression Courses is available on the Cheerleading page of the MSHSL website at www.mshsl.org
All coaches are also required to complete an annual online MSHSL Rules Interpretation Meeting each year to remain up-to-date on current rules. The Rule Interpretation Meeting Schedule is posted on the home page under Popular Links - Coaches Rules Meeting Schedule.
As cheerleading stunts become increasingly more difficult and complex, the need for properly trained coaches is crucial. Requiring these classes will assure properly trained coaches and a safer environment with less chance of injury for participating students.