Administrator’s Checklist of Cheerleading Programs –

With the proper procedures, safety rules, supervision and equipment in place, cheerleading can be a very rewarding, relatively safe activity for young people. The following checklist is provided for administrators to help them provide a safe environment of the cheerleading program.

It is recommended that the administrator and the cheerleading supervisor meet periodically to discuss needs, objectives and goals of the program.

For more information, please call the AACCA office at 800-533-6583, or visit the AACCA web site at

___    Is there supervision at all official events (practices, games, competitions, etc.?)

___    Is adequate matting provided?

___    Does the squad follow a conditioning and flexibility program?

___    Is the coach trained in proper skill development and safety procedures?

___    Has the coach satisfactorily completed a background check?

___    Are the safety guidelines being followed?

___    Are there written, oral and posted warnings concerning the risk involved?

___    Is there an “Emergency Plan” in place?

___    If competitions are attended, are mats and the appropriate spotters provided?