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Alberta Cheerleading Association


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Alberta Cheerleading Association


 
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ACA Mission Statement

The Alberta Cheerleading Association is dedicated to promoting, developing, and regulating cheerleading across Alberta.

The ACA would like to thank the Alberta Sport Connection, Total Spirit, Cheerific and KidSport Alberta for their continued support.

 
 
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News & Upcoming Events


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News & Upcoming Events


True North Cheer & Dance Championships

The ACA is extremely proud to announce some exciting changes to our annual competition. The annual ACA Championships has a new name, new look, and new venue! This competition will prove itself to be a leader in event production and be a spectacular showcase of Cheerleading talent from across the country. This event strives to be a leading national competition, modelling the showmanship and production value of international competitions. With a move to Northlands halls F and G, the ACA is able to make many improvements to this event that will certainly make it more enjoyable for coaches, athletes, officials and spectators.

Improvements to this event include

  •  2-day competition for Youth through Open All Star Cheer teams, High School Cheer and Pom teams and All Star Dance teams
  • Staging for performers and judges
  • Improved judging technology and worlds level guest judges
  • Increased space for athletes and spectators
  • More convenient warm up
  • Improved awards ceremonies
  • Addition of Indy, Duo, and Quad divisions for All Star and School
  • Increased number of bids including Fully Paid High School and University bids

... just to name a few!

This will be the event that everyone talks about and with special pricing carried over from our 2016 competition it is a "must attend"! Don't miss your opportunity to compete with Alberta's best at the TRUE NORTH on March 10-12, 2017. Registration coming soon!
The ACA has partnered with CSTT Sports Management International to get discounted hotel rates in Edmonton's Downtown, just a quick LRT ride to the competition. For hotel info click here.


ACA Music Policy

In the U.S. teams are currently being required to use all original music without any copyrighted songs. This policy is not being implemented by the ACA for the 2016-2017 season. At ACA sanctioned events  teams can use any music (original or copyrighted) just as they have in the past. However, if you are attending unsanctioned events in the province, traveling outside of Alberta, or attending competitions in the United States it is important to check the music policy with those specific Event Producers.


Cheerleading Canada AGM


Over the last weekend three members of the Alberta Board of Directors attended the Cheerleading Canada Annual General Meeting in Montreal. It was an interesting and exciting event, held in concert with Spring Tumbling's Montreal Cheerleading Conference.

Over the last six months new bylaws were drafted through collaboration across Canada, with involvement from Provincial Sports Organizations and various interested individuals. These bylaws were presented to members of Cheerleading Canada and a positive resolution was expected.

At the AGM the proposed bylaws were defeated by the Quebec Cheerleading Federation, the Ontario Cheerleading Federation, and the Manitoba Association of Cheerleading.

A positive outcome of the day was the election of an experienced and capable board of directors, which demonstrates that the majority of the country could work together in a positive spirit to achieve a desired result.

This board, the president being Don Moffat (father of Ali Moffat of the CheerSport Sharks), is motivated to act quickly. They will be reviewing the decision relating to Manitoba, and taking steps to determine what changes may be desired by Ontario and Quebec to the existing Cheer Canada bylaws in order for Cheerleading Canada to take the next steps.

Of particular note to our members, there are two Albertans with positions on this new Board of Directors: Adam Guiney, (husband of Jennifer Guiney, Past-President of the ACA), and Kandy Paradee, (mother of Samantha Paradee, Vice President of the ACA).

Although disappointed that the Bylaws were not passed as presented, we are confident that Cheerleading Canada has taken a positive step in the direction of good governance. We look forward to working with Cheerleading Canada for the betterment of cheerleading across our country.


Attention High School Coaches!

The Alberta Schools Athletics Association met for their AGM on May 12 & 13, and there have been a few changes that will affect coaches. Please read the following information carefully.

  • All Head Coaches of High School cheer teams must complete the ASAA Bylaw and Policy Course, available here, by October 1, 2016.
  • All High School Coaches, Assistant Coaches and Teacher Sponsors must take the ASAA Concussion Course before October 1, 2016. Failure to complete either of these courses by this deadline will jeopardize your team's ability to attend the ASAA Provincials.
  • School teams may now compete at Zone and Provincial competitions with 4-28 athletes.
  • A 'Game Day' division will now be offered at the ASAA Provincial and Zone competitions for the 2016/2017 season. Teams may compete in HS Level 1/HS Level 2 or HS Coed Level 2, and Game Day. If a school has more than one team in HS Level 1 and/or HS Level 2 and/or HS Coed, and they choose to field a Game Day team, their Game Day team may be made up of a combination of athletes on the HS Level 1 and/or HS Level 2 and/or HS Coed team. Athletes not on the HS Level 1 and/or HS Level 2 and/or HS Coed may also be included on the Game Day team. Teams can only compete at Provincials in divisions that they qualified in at Zones.

If you have any questions regarding any of the above changes, please contact Jennifer Guiney at jennifer@albertacheerleading.ca.


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