In an effort to continue the safe practice of cheerleading, USA Cheer and AACCA have developed numerous resources to help certified coaches and instructors prevent and address common cheerleader injuries.

These resources are useful to all who want to ensure their cheerleading program is run safely.

In addition, safety information is available for all members of the cheerleading community, including the athletes, parents, coaches, administrators and medical professionals.

iCheerSafe Pledge
Coaches and Cheerleaders, take the iCheerSafe pledge to show your commitment to cheer safety!

CheerSafe Downloadables
Download safety information to share with coaches, athletes, parents, administrators and medical professionals.
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AACCA’s Parent’s Guide to Cheerleading Safety
Learn about the 5 most important things a parent should know about their child’s cheerleading coach and program
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Administrator’s Checklist
School administrators and gym owners play an important role in cheerleading safety. Find out what you can to to create an environment that minimizes risk.
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AACCA Emergency Action Plan
An Emergency Action Plan (EAP) is vital to ensuring the safety of cheerleaders. The AACCA has developed a guide to help teams develop an EAP specific to their school or gym. This guide is complete with video and all necessary forms.
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Cheerleading Concussion Return to Play Recommendations
A concussion is an injury to the brain resulting from an impact to the head. Concussions are a risk for any athlete, but are a particular concern for those participating in cheerleading due to the nature of the activity involving height, inversion and rotation of the body as well as physical interaction and contact with other team members. The AACCA has developed a “Return to Play” guide for the proper management of concussions in cheerleading.
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