General Cheer Information

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Congratulations on making it to the State Basketball Tournament. There will NOT be a cheerleaders meeting this year.


General Information

  1. Only varsity basketball cheerleaders will be allowed to cheer. The cheerleaders must be listed on the team roster/school information on the SDHSAA website.
  2. No sixth graders or below may participate with high school spirit groups.
  3. Spirit or yell leaders will be allowed provided they are designated by their school and appear in a school-approved uniform.
  4. All Cheerleaders are expected to adhere to the "Spirit Rules Book" published by the National Federation noting such items as height limitations, no jewelry, no corsages, appropriate attire, etc.
  5. Each cheerleader will be introduced prior to the start of his/her own team’s Thursday game ONLY. Please check with the announcer to be sure all names are included.
  6. Your cheer squad may have as many members as it wishes; however, you will receive a maximum of eight cheer passes and two cheer coach passes based on the roster listed on the SDHSAA website. Any additional passes needed will need to be purchased at the door.


Spirit of Six Award

The Auxiliary of the South Dakota Peace Officers Association, who are in charge of the Spirit of Six Award, have notified the SDHSAA that there will NOT be a Spirit of Six Award winner this year due to COVID and the safety precautions they felt were necessary for all concerned. Thank you for your understanding.