MCCA is an organization created for the purpose of assisting and encouraging the growth and improvement of cheerleading throughout the state of Minnesota. It is the only governing body for cheerleading in the state that is recognized by the Minnesota State High School League.
With the 2014-15 Season winding down and all gearing up for the 2015-16 season, MCCA met in February and discussed if there would be any changes to the divisions offered for the State Competition in 2016. We made the promise to not make any changes for the last two years and promise to do the same going forward.
The Divisions for State 2016 and 2017 will be as follows for school teams:
Varsity: Will continue to be split by Class A and AA and we will offer the following divisions.
To be on a Varsity Team students will need to be in Grades 7-12. This is different than UCA's new guidelines so when holding tryouts if you are planning on attending any UCA events, please consult their division guidelines.
Varsity Co-ed will still be offered as well, but will be added into a regular division if we do not have the required number of teams as we have in the past.
Junior Varsity: We will continue to offer Junior Varsity and Junior Varsity Non-Tumbling. To be on a JV team students will need to be in Grades 7-12. All Co-ed JV teams will compete in the regular division. This is different than UCA's new guidelines so when holding tryouts if you are planning on attending any UCA events, please consult their division guidelines.
Junior High: This will be a new division for students in Grades 7-9. This is to assist with the growth in the younger divisions as well as for those teams needing to find a new place for their current 7th graders that were on Varsity or JV in the past and not able to be for most schools if competing with UCA this next year.
Middle School: This will be for students in grades 5-9, with the team consisting of no more than 10% in the 9th grade.
Elementary: This will be for students in grades K-6.
The format of the State Competition will remain the same as the prior two years.
Please feel free to contact MCCA at: