Rules & Guidelines


Music Rules

High School Cheerleading teams in Oregon follow the NFHS rule book. In addition to the NFHS rule book High School cheerleading teams must adhere to the rules set forth by the OSAA. Every year each coach should print a new copy of the OSAA handbook as well as the OSAA cheerleading handbook.  It is important to check these handbooks when you have questions about rules, eligibility, etc.

OSAA Cheerleading Handbook

A JV cheerleader may participate in both the varsity and JV performances at the same cheerleading competition no more than twice each school year. Under no circumstances may a varsity cheerleader participate on a JV team performance at any cheerleading competition.

All-Star Cheerleading follows USASF rules and age guidelines.

USASF Safety Website

Rec. Teams follow the NFHS rules with the exception of basket tosses, sponge tosses, elevator tosses, or similar multi based tosses.
​More information on Rec. teams can be found on our Rec. team page.

Does your Rec. team share practice space with a high school team?
Any Rec. team that splits practice space with a high school program, must complete a Shared Facility request for the OSAA.