NDHSAA recognition of cheerleading pertains to safety in stunting only. This is in agreement with certification which is coordinated by the North Dakota Cheer Coaches Association.
When designated as a cheer team coach, that coach must be the bonafide coach of said cheer team. The coach must attend and run all team practices and assume full responsibility for that particular cheer team. They must be listed by their school as that specific team’s coach. In order to be a certified cheer coach in North Dakota, the steps listed under the Regulations link on must be followed.
SPIRIT RULES TESTS WILL AGAIN BE DONE ONLINE. ALL CERTIFIED CHEER COACHES ARE REQUIRED TO TAKE THIS TEST. NOTIFICATION WILL BE SENT OUT ONCE THE TEST IS AVAILABLE ONLINE (est. August) (certification forms for fall sports are due Sept. 1, but if the coach attends the Fargo rules meeting, they will be given until Sept. 15 to take the rules test—all other parts of the certification—form, fees, etc—still must be turned in by Sept. 1 to avoid late payment)