Cheer Hard and CheerSafe!

Our Mission

CheerSafe’s mission is to educate parents, cheerleaders and administrators to the facts of cheerleading safety at every level – school, college and all star—and to promote and improve cheerleading safety through the involvement of a wide spectrum of organizations in the cheerleading community.

Take the Pledge

Cheerleaders have posted their #iCheerSafe selfies to Twitter. Come see our favorites and make sure to take the iCheerSafe pledge and tweet your own photos.

Concussion Safety

Learn how to prevent and treat concussions for you and your teammates. We have important safety tips for you, your teammates and coaches.

Research

We have the latest research that shows cheerleading is one of the safest activities for young athletes, and getting safer all the time

The key to successful cheerleading is performing in a safe and educational environment. Cheerleading is one of the safest activities for student athletes and is regulated on both the high school and college level.

CheerSafe is a coalition of cheerleading organizations working together towards maximizing opportunities for cheerleaders to perform safely. We are committed to ensuring that all cheerleaders have access to the tools they need to succeed, including proper equipment, trained instructors and medical resources. Learn how you can help ensure the cheerleaders in your community CheerSafe!

Latest From The CheerSafe Blog

Crawl, Sit, Stand, Walk, Run, Sprint!

  • March 7th, 2018

If cheerleading safety can be summarized into one concept, it’s this; skills shouldn’t be attempted before they are ready to be attempted.

While that sounds obvious and oversimplified, failure to follow proper skill progressions is perhaps the number one cause of avoidable injury. Imagine holding a baby in a standing position before it’s ever crawled. Not only can you not expect it to stand, if you let go, you know it’s going to fall! While we can encourage babies to stand and walk, and even help them to do so, we know there is a progression they have to go through that can’t be skipped. Athletic skills like cheerleading are no different. Every team’s safety program should include the understanding and implementation of proper skill progression.

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What Our Members Say

AACCA was created to form a structured platform for cheerleading safety.  The concept of the certification was to create stronger, safer athletes.
Jim Lord, AACCA
AACCA was created to form a structured platform for cheerleading safety.  The concept of the certification was to create stronger, safer athletes.
Jim Lord, AACCA