Annual statewide Judges & Coaches clinic hosted by KAPOS – go to the KAPOS website for more information


The NKCCA will follow all NFHS rules & use the KHSAA/KAPOS difficulty & execution grids, depending on the category.
Each Summer the KHSAA sends every Kentucky High School a copy of the NFHS Spirit Rules Book.
Coaches, check with your Principal if you haven’t received yours.
The NKCCA sells extra copies for $12, plus $2 if you want it mailed.

NKCCA membership provides coaches access to the NFHS Coach Education Program Courses, and the online publication NFHS Coaching Today

Another site that can help Cheer & Dance Coaches understand rules, using pictures & videos can be found on the
Spirit Rules website

Competition Music
1. Coaches should have read and understand the USA Cheer Music Copyrights Educational Initiative and all sound recordings used in their team’s music shall only be used with written license from the owners(s) of the sound recordings.
2.For the most up to date music information, visit
If you have any questions, cheer teams should email Please check Preferred Provider list for updates and changes periodically.
3. Teams must be able to provide proof of licensing upon request. If a team does not have proof of music licensing available, they will be allowed to perform to an optional approved track of music or a track with counts

KHSAA Music Info – copyright information 


Conducted for NKCCA members only