Cheerleading Rules

Updated Friday March 4, 2016 by Kathy Keating.

The 17th edition of the Diocese of Harrisburg Catholic Youth Organization Girls and Boys Grade School and High School Basketball Policies addresses cheerleading:

ARTICLE XV – CHEERLEADERS

It is the responsibility of the participating parishes and/or the CYO leagues to set policies and standards for their individual cheerleading programs. The following safety rules must be strictly adhered to by all cheering squads when cheering at CYO basketball games.

1. No cheerleader will stand on another person.

2. No flips are permitted from another person.

3. Mounts are not allowed.

4. Trampolines and/or mini tramps shall not be used.

5. Pom-poms will be allowed in the gymnasium, provided they do not shed their material.

ALL CHEERLEADING SQUADS MUST SUBMIT A ROSTER TO THE DIRECTOR OF CYO FOR THE DIOCESE AND ALL COACHES MUST HAVE ALL CLEARANCES AND REGISTER AS A COACH ON THE DIOCESAN WEBSITE.

No cheerleading squad will be allowed to cheer on the floor (including sidelines) unless under the supervision of an adult. Violation of safety rules could result in squad suspension from further participation in any CYO activities for the remainder of the season.