Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019

Site: Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN

Safety Guidelines: AACCA and UCA Articles of Understanding

Requirement: School must be a member of the Tennessee Middle School Athletic Association

Cost: Entry Fee -- $150.00 per squad (non-refundable); $10.00 spectator fee; $5.00 Parking

Forms: Registration Form, Medical Release Form, UCA Score Sheets

Lodging: Click here for hotel information.

Awards: Awards will be given in each division. The number of awards given will be based on the number of squads participating in each division. In there are three squads in a division, then there will only be a first place given. If there are four or five squads in a division, then there will be a first and second place given. In a division with six to 20 squads, there will be a first, second, and third place given. If a division has more than 20 squads, there will be a first, second, third, and fourth place given.

National Championships: The TMSAA Cheerleading Championships will be a qualifier for the National Cheerleading Championship in Orlando, Florida on February 7-9, 2020. Bids will be handed out to award winners.

Time: 11:30 a.m. Registration; Approx. 12:30 p.m. Competition (NOTE: This is subject to change depending on the conclusion of the Awards Ceremony for the Varsity Dance competition.)

Categories: Squads entering the TMSAA Cheerleading Sectional Championships may enter only one of the following divisions:

Competition Divisions:

  1. Small Middle - Squads with 16 members and under; 2 minutes and 30 seconds to perform.
  2. Large Middle - Squads with 17-25 members; 2 minutes and 30 seconds to perform.
  3. Non-Tumbling - Squads with 5-25 members or more; 2 minutes and 30 seconds to perform (1 minute 30 second maximum music) in which tumbling is prohibited, except for inversions into load in positions, stunts, and pyramids. Tumbling is defined as any skills with feet over head rotation.

Routine: (Small and Large) - Each squad will have two minutes and thirty seconds to demonstrate its cheerleading style and expertise. Timing will begin with the first movement, voice, or first note of music, whichever comes first. Each squad's presentation must include at least one cheer or sideline chant. If a squad uses music in its presentation, the musical portion must not exceed one minute and thirty seconds. Band cheers will be considered part of the musical performance.