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Rules and Regulations

The IRCA follows the American Recreational Cheerleading Rules and Regulations, including the Definitions and Team Categories. The Rules and Regulations are available for purhase through "The Cheer Shoppe" at

High School Division teams will follow the rules of the National Federation of State High School Association (NFHS). The IRCA score sheets will be used, as well as the rubric from the Illinois High School Association (IHSA). High school teams should contact the IRCA for a copy of the rubric being utilized.