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As the Oregon Cheerleading Coaches' Association, it is our mission to foster an appreciation by students, staff and community for the social and educational advantages of participation in cheerleading; to encourage equal representation and participation by all Oregon cheerleading teams; to encourage consistent standards for selection of Oregon cheerleaders; to promote general and consistent rules and guidelines for cheerleaders, coaches and advisors throughout Oregon; to promote quality judging; to promote safety in cheerleading; and to provide guidance, communication, and resources for Oregon cheerleading coaches and advisors. Read more about the OCCA
Conference is coming May 2nd & 3rd! Don't miss out. Get your 2014 Conference Brochure
Be a part of the OCCA Leadership....run for office! There are several positions on the Executive Board that will be open for the coming year. Elections for Executive Officers take palce during the generaly sesson at our spring conference. Read more.
Please be aware of the rule change that OSAA implemented this summer regarding the NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching rule.
The new rule is that anyone who works with your kids more than 3 times, regardless of whether it is on school grounds or not, must be NFHS certified. Essentially, if a coach dictates who their kids will be practicing with, the location no longer matters. Camp is different- for those conducting the camp on a one-time basis, for a week (for example), they do not need to be NFHS certified. That is the exception to this rule.
For those of you who take tumbling at a gym, your instructors (not just the gym owner, but those actually working with your kids) will have to be certified. Remember that this is a ONE TIME ONLY certification, so many of your instructors may already be certified. They can be either NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching certified OR ASEP Certified (if certified prior to August 2007).
If they need to take the course, it is $50 and is available here:
Please note that this is the same for all sports and activities.
Find a Coaching Job! Take a look through our coaching job openings.
USA Cheer has teamed up with the American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators (AACCA) to launch CheerSafe.org, a website for all of the most up-to-date cheer safety information.
We are proud to launch this site during March, which is National Cheer Safety Month. With CheerSafe.org, we want to make sure that all coaches, parents, administrators and cheerleaders have access to the truth about cheerleading safety. Visit often to stay current on the issue that is most important to all of us—cheer safety.
Coaches and cheerleaders can take the iCheerSafe pledge and parents can learn how they can ask the right questions when their children want to cheer.
Visit CheerSafe.org right now to subscribe to updates, read the latest studies and stay informed on this important issue.
USA Today has already acknowledged the effort:
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