Rec Team Guidelines


2019-20 Rec Team Handbook

Updated 2020-21 Rec Team Handbook will be available in August!



All Rec coaches are required to complete the OSAA Spirit Safety Workshop annually. Click HERE to visit the Rec coaches required certifications page and learn more about certifications.



ALL Rec programs who plan to compete or participate in ANY OCCA or OSAA event (including OCCA One Day Team Clinics) must complete the OCCA Rec Team Information Form.

This is an annual requirement and only one form per program is required. 

Updated 2020-21 form will be available in August!




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.



Competing Rec Teams

All teams in the Rec division must compete in the non-sanctioned portion of the competition, and must compete on a foam floor. Rec teams are not allowed to perform on a spring loaded floor.

In order for a team to qualify for a Rec division and to be allowed to compete, they must have/be one of the following:

Criteria #1

Members attend same school and cheer for athletic team and/or athletic events, 8th grade and below. COVID-19 Update: Teams who are dependent on criteria #1 will be granted an exception for the 2020-21 season if the youth sports season is not able to resume do to COVID-19 restrictions. Insurance will be required.

Criteria #2

Affiliated with a community recreation program and practicing in a community recreation facility such as YWCA, Boys and Girls Clubs. Coaches are not paid and program is not for profit.

Criteria #3

Affiliated with and cheering for community based program athletic team.

Criteria #4

Not for profit community programs.
Must not meet requirements for school team program above 8th grade.




Athletes may compete on only one team.  No cross competing is allowed.

Rec teams will follow the NFHS rules with the following exceptions:
Basket tosses, sponge tosses, elevator tosses, or similar multi based tosses are not allowed.

​The Competition Coordinator shall be responsible for ensuring all Rec coaches are properly certified to compete.

It is at the discretion of the hosting competition director what divisions they want to offer.
​Small and large, as well as all-girl and coed divisions, may be combined where registration is low, at the discretion of the hosting competition director.