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Cheer News


Music Licensing Agreement:

AYC will be entering in to the same music licensing agreement as last year. If your team is attending events hosted by AYC you are covered under the agreement. This includes your games and practices as well. 

Click here to download a copy of information sent out last year for your review.

Cheer Uniform Guidelines:

As some of you are in the planning stage of purchasing new uniform pieces we wanted to pass along the 2017 rules for uniforms.

When a skirt is worn as part of the uniform, briefs under the skirt are required. The skirt must fully cover the hips. The skirt must completely cover the briefs and must fall at least 1 inch below the briefs (regular and boy cut briefs). When shorts are worn as part of the uniform, there must be a minimum or a 2” inseam.

If you have an athlete of size, we understand that this athlete might have shorts that come longer than the skirt to cover more of her body, we are not going to assess a penalty for an athlete of size that is wearing a properly fitted skirt with shorts that come longer. However if you try to squeeze an athlete of size into a skirt that is too small, we will penalize you.

Cheer Meetings schedule: 2018

Please pass along this information to the correct people. These meetings are not mandatory but it's a great way to get to know and share information with the other associations in NH.

Please no junior demonstrators or cheerleaders at any of these meetings. Presidents are welcome to attend.

April 2nd - Hosted by Hudson Litchfield Bears

Location: Alvirne High School Hudson, NH ~ 6:00p - 6:30p - Check-in, social time. We offer this social time to avoid side conversations during the meeting.

6:30p - Meeting Starts.

This meeting is open to all coordinators, co-coordinators, VP of Cheer, and presidents. Coaches will be invited to the coaches meeting.

Please R.S.V.P. by Monday, March 26th (if one person per association could reply that would be great)

Reminder, the association meeting is Feb 21st at SNHU. It would be great to have all of you attend these monthly meetings.

If you have any questions please contact Tammy Gagne at  or  

AYC FAQs Rules #2

AYC FAQs Rule #3

Hair Feather Extensions:

Feather extensions that the girls are wearing have been ruled unsafe by AYC.  
If you have athletes that have these they need to be removed prior to their next practice.
There are 2 ways to apply the extensions:
1 - with glue - these are okay
2 - with a small plastic bead that is flattened - these are illegal
Also just a reminder that the Federation rules and AYC rules are for all practice, games, and competitions. I have seen lots for teams practicing with cheerleaders wearing jewelry. Please assign a coach to check for this at the start of every practice. This includes friendship bracelets and elastics on wrist.

Helpful Documents: - Click on the links below to view or download the documents.

What every Coach Should Know

What every Good Assistant Coach Should Know

Stunt Progression

Tumble Progression

75 Ways to say Very Good

Fundatmental Tumbling - this is a large file, please be patient if it does not open quickly

Choreography 101 - 10 ways to effectively construct your routine

Standing Tumbling Backhandsprings Backtucks - Video on Drills and Technique for Proper Execution



Etiquette Do's

Etiquette Don'ts

Trouble Shooting Stunts

Private Coaching