2021-2022 ICCA Invitational Dates

2021-2022 ICCA Invitational Dates November 20 Waterloo November 28 Alton December 4  Pontiac December 4 Carterville December 5 Mt. Vernon December 11 Highland December 11 Farmington December 11 Rockford Guilford December 12 Pinckney... Read More

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The ICCA is YOUR direct voice to the IHSA and IESA. As a member, your Region Representatives as well as Board of Directors provide BOTH the IHSA and IESA with concerns and issues that you have within your respective regions and schools. The ICCA is proud to represent our member coaches and schools in regards to various committees at both the IHSA and IESA. Please feel free to contact your Region Representative, Board of Directors members or utilize the CONTACT US form via this website to voice your concerns.


2022 ICCA Championship Qualifiers


Update from Susie Knoblauch and IHSA:

Spirt Rules Book

NFHS Spirit Rules Books will be mailed to each member school.  Each school receives 1 complimentary copy.  Additional copies can be purchased via the IHSA store

Rules Videos

Spirit rules presentations will be available for viewing on Tuesday August 10th.  Viewing the online rules presentation is a requirement for all coaches and officials.  Presentations are available in the IHSA schools center.  This is a requirement for both competitive cheer teams and sideline spirit teams. 

Fall Sports Start-up

We are planning for all fall sports practices and competitions to begin according to IHSA By-laws and conclude with our traditional state series conducted according to Terms and Conditions language by sport/activity. 


We are recommending schools adopt the guidance from IDPH in the All Sports Policy (June 11, 2021) as it relates to masking. We received communication from IDPH on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 detailing potential modifications in masking and testing though there is no timeline for when the changes might be released. We will keep you informed as we receive follow-up correspondence. 

IHSA By-law 3.022 and 4.022

The IHSA Board of Directors approved a modification to IHSA By-laws 3.022 and 4.022 requiring students to be passing 15 credit hours from 2nd semester last year for eligibility first semester of the 2021-2022 school term. 

Hate Speech and Harassment Policy

The IHSA Board of Directors approved a recommendation from the Do What’s Right! (DWR!) advisory committee requiring school coaches and officials to view a presentation on the Hate Speech and Harassment policy.  This will be provided in the schools and officials center areas for viewing and credit. Please note that the application of the policy includes the regular season and the IHSA state series. 

Good luck to all of you as you start the 2021-2022 school year! 





The Illinois Cheerleading Coaches Association is a non-profit organization committed to the continuous development of Illinois’ cheerleading coaches, and therefore each and every cheerleader.

The mission of the Illinois Cheerleading Coaches Association (ICCA) shall be to serve the needs of Illinois’ cheerleading coaches and their teams through an emphasis on the highest standards of professionalism, sportsmanship and safety.

We hope to bring out the best in Illinois cheerleading by helping coaches develop the leadership and knowledge to bring their respective squads a successful season.

The ICCA has established workshops, clinics, rules meetings, coaches education, as well as the ICCA Championship, Scholarship program, Senior Scholar and All-State programs for our members. With your help, we can do much more to create excellence and develop a healthy respect for cheerleading in all sports.