MSAA Cheerleading

Posted: August 15, 2023
At the 2023 Summer Institute, the membership unanimously voted to change the constitution of the Massachusetts School Administrators’ Association. Specifically, the Board of Directors is going to be elected from nine regions from around the state. This change is to ensure geographic representation as well as school-level representation. The first Board of Directors meeting will be held following the elections this Fall and is anticipated to be held in October. At this meeting, committees will be discussed. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Winter 2024 Tournament Information

State – March 10, 2024 – Worcester State University


State Cheer Program

Click here to view the State Competition Guide

Click here to purchase tickets

Regionals – March 3, 2024
Central/West – Shepherd Hill RHS – West Results
Central Results

North – Billerica High School –Results

South – Duxbury High School –Results

Fall 2023 Tournament Information

Fall State Tournament –  November 19, 2023 Worcester State University



Order of Appearance

Fall Regional Tournaments – November 12, 2023 – Click here to purchase tickets

North – Billerica High School – Results
South – Franklin High School – Results
Central – Shrewsbury High School  – Results
West – Shrewsbury High School – Results

Tournament Dates/Sites/Results

Approved Coops & Middle Level Waivers

Middle Level

  • Bellingham HS (Fall & Winter)
  • Blackstone-Millville
  • Burlington
  • Chelsea
  • Chicopee
  • Clinton
  • David Prouty
  • Dighton-Rehoboth
  • Dracut
  • Easthampton
  • Joseph Case HS
  • Minnechaug
  • Northbridge
  • Revere
  • South Hadley
  • Sutton HS
  • Tewksbury
  • Triton
  • Uxbridge

  Medway/Mills (Fall & Winter)
Hamilton-Wenham/The Academy of Penguin Hall

ATTENTION All Cheer and Dance Coaches and Administrators:

Recent enforcement efforts by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) have highlighted the need for compliance with US Copyright Law. The Massachusetts School Administrators Association (MSAA) is providing the following information regarding the use of copyrighted music at school cheer and dance events (pep rallies, Homecoming events, cheer or dance routines in general, etc.) including competition routines.

The licenses purchased by the MSAA for the regional and state championships do not cover the music usage by individual schools. Each school is obligated to comply with copyright laws regarding the use of music. We understand that this change has come up at a time in the year where coaches may have already started the process of ordering, or have already ordered music. Coaches should contact his/her music provider to see what steps they take to ensure that they are in compliance. A list of preferred vendors has been compiled by USA Cheer and is included in the links below.

The information provided here and in the links below should not be construed as legal advice. If you have specific questions or concerns related to copyright laws, please contact an attorney.

MSAA Cheerleading Awards History

Coach of the Year

“Recognizing Excellence in Character, Achievement and Coaching”

Award History:

2012 John Beaton
2013 Patrica Maroney
2013 Mary Soucy
2014 Adrienne DeGeorge
2015 Patti Johnson
2018 Sue Pereira

Community Service

The MSAA is please to announce it will be awarding Cheerleading teams, during the fall and winter seasons, Community Service Awards.

Nominations are currently being requested for the MSAA Community Service Award.  These awards will be presented annually to a specific team performing one or more community service projects.

Award History:

2013 Norwood High School
2014 Nashoba Valley Tech High School
2014 Plymouth South High School
2014 North Middlesex High School
2014 South Hadley High School
2014 Dighton Rehoboth High School 
2015 Georgetown High School 

Coaches Ed Clinics/Tests

Please refer to the MSAA Rules and Regulations for answers to the MSAA State Examination.

Click here to access the MSAA State Cheer/Dance/Game Day Test

Sanctioned Events / Teams

Cheerleading Forms

Cheer Committee

The Cheerleading Committee shall oversee and regulate all cheerleading activities; Develop for MSAA Board of Directors action a recommended budget for  cheerleading activities; Organize and sponsor Cheerleading Tournaments that will lead to State Championship(s); Recommend to the MSAA Board of Directors those to be engaged and the stipends for those engaged to fulfill activities sponsored by the Cheerleading Committee.

Committee Members


  • Mr. Darrell Braggs, Associate Principal, Waltham HS
  • Ms. Shannon McGuire, Assistant Principal, Plymouth North HS
  • Ms. Kathryn Miville, Assistant Principal, Oakmont RHS
  • Mr. Mike Orlando, Assistant Principal, St. John’s Prep
  • Mr. Dave Pignone, Athletic Director, Stoneham HS
  • Ms. Kristy Yankee, Assistant Principal, Dedham HS

Coaches Reps:

  • Loretta Andre – Central
  • Tracey Hartman – Central
  • Shavalle Boire – West
  • Jill Gagne – West
  • Kathleen Roy – North
  • Melissa McCular – North
  • Heather Johnson – South
  • Tracey Elliott – South –

Officials Rep:

  • Andrea Finn

Tournament Directors:

  • Jennifer Cloutier, North and State
  • Debra Mendes-Arey, South
  • Mellisa Zwang, Central/West/Game Day
Committee Meeting Dates