1) ALL teams competing at ACA sanctioned events must have at least one coach credentialed up to the level that their team is competing in.
2) ALL coaches must have valid credentials in order to enter the athlete and warm up areas. Coaches in Training (CIT) will be permitted into warm up areas without valid credentials but may not be left alone with the team for warm and practice times.
3) Coach(es) in Training must be listed as a coach of the performing team, must be a coach in good standing at the gym/school he/she is representing.
Teams that do not have coach(es) certified (to the level) with them in the warm up area will not be permitted to compete.
Note: Only credentialed coaches, coaches in training (CIT), gym owners and teacher advisors will be permitted with their team in the athlete & warm up areas.
Note: Out of province teams must submit valid credentials in order to enter the athlete & warm up areas.
Registration is open for almost all events happening this year. Most events will have registration take place through Cheer Comp Genie; this should help streamline the process. Please note early registration cut-offs and when payment is due.
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 2017-2018 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.