Training – both for cheerleaders and their coaches – is an essential aspect of safe cheerleading. All coaches should be trained in risk management, as well as basic first aid and CPR/AED training.
The members of CheerSafe have developed strong safety programs for cheerleaders of all levels and expanded safety training and certification for coaches. We have worked with the NCAA , National Federation of High Schools, and the US All Star Federation to mandate safety education and adherence to safety rules at the college, high school, and all star (club) level.
Combined, we provide training to more than 4,500 coaches and instructors each year. There are currently more than 20,000 coaches across the United States who have completed the USA Cheer Risk Management course and are in good standing. Cheerleading instructor training has been cited by the National Federation of State High School Associates for its complete approach to athlete safety.
Recommended Training Resources:
- USA Cheer Risk Management Course (On site and online)
- USA Cheer Concussion Return to Play Recommendations
- US All Star Federation Coaches Credentialing Program
- NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching Cheer and Dance
- NFHS First Aid, Health and Safety for Coaches
- NFHS Concussion in Sports
- NFHS A Guide to Heat Acclimatization and Heat Illness Prevention Course
- CDC Heads Up Online Concussion Training Course