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Section III Cheerleading

WELCOME TO THE SECTION III CHEERLEADING WEBSITE, run by the Section III Cheerleading Committee

Local Competitions are listed under the Schedule Tab - more are being added as we receive info...

Keep checking back !!

We plan for this site to be information central for all Section III Cheer Programs.

Coaches - we want to keep you informed and in contact with each other, so fill out our coach update form so we have your correct contact info!

If you are hosting a High School competition - get us your dates and attach your registration forms and info. and we'll post it ASAP, to help get the word out.




Jan 3, 2019 - WEBSITE to RELOCATE



Our webpage host - FreeTeams will soon be stop hosting websites - as of May 1st, 2019 this website will no longer be available.

Section III Cheerleading is looking for a new host and will update the new webpage address when it becomes available.



Aug 14, 2018 - Recent news and meeting notes

A few notes from the Aug. 6th Section III Cheer Meeting.


- Section III Championship will remain as a 5 class system for Divisions

- NYS Championship, qualify at Section III Championship, 10 teams possibly advance from Section III filling Division 1 (2 Large teams, 2 small teams), Division II (2 small teams, 2 Large teams) and CoEd (2 teams) - 

- winning a Section III Championship does NOT automatically mean you will advance to the NYS Championship, Section III will send the top teams in each category, however these may not be Sectional Champions

- no more skill sheets used at competition

- coaches should send music licenses to Tanya VanOrnum, she will compile them and send them to the various competitions

- 1 panel of judges to be used at Section III Championship (6 Judges) other local competitions should at least have 5 (4 panel, 1 safety)

- Varsity will be coming to train coaches on their scoring (which NYS has adopted) and the rubric. Training in Section III will be on Sept. 16th at the Section III offices

- any schools needing judges for their competitions should get their officials request forms in to Alicia Ruperd now, our assignor in Section III

- a Game Day Division will be offered at Section III (teams cannot do both) but it will not be for a Section III title - exhibition as judges will not be officially trained on this until next year within our Section

- Winter Sectional site is still TBA - if any Utica area teams are interested, they should get their requests in, decision will be made at the October 29th meeting.  If no Utica site available, we will move areas.

Jul 22, 2018 - Meeting Notes

Attached below are the meeting notes from the Section III meeting held July 16th.

 Section 3 Meeting Aug 16.docx 

next Section III meeting - Fall preseason meeting will be August 6, 2018



Jul 22, 2018 - Judge/Cheer Officials Request form

If you are hosting a Fall Competition in Section III .....

Please submit your judges request form to Alicia Ruperd - deadline is Sept. 1st, 2018 to have officials assigned for your event.

(Winter Coaches - you will be using the same form - if you have your event date scheduled, you may use the attached form and submit it - deadline date TBA)


Cheer Officials Request form:   Cheerleading Officials Assignment Request Form (3).docx 


Mar 7, 2018 - League Reps Needed for Section III Cheerleading Committee

Coaches -

looking Forward to next school year - we’d like to invite you to represent your league and join us on the Section III Cheer Committee.

If you are interested, please contact Tanya VanOrnum (Sandy Creek), Coleen Nilsen or message us through this site.  our next meeting is August 6, 2018 to get ready for the Fall Season.  We meet approx. 4times per year & you would take info back to your leagues and vote on Sec 3 issues for your league.

We are in need of reps for the following leagues.

Center State League- one spot open each Division -Division l, Division ll, & Division lll

Tri-Valley League- Pioneer Div. (1 rep needed)

independents - 1rep needed

OHSL League - Patriot League (3 spots open)

Central Counties League- 2 rep spots open


we have the following rep Positions filled.

Center state Division IV - Oriskany & Poland

Tri-Valley Colonial - Whitesboro

Frontier - South Jefferson, Copenhagen, nBelleville & Thousand Islands

SCAC - CNS, FM, Central Square, & Fulton

OHSL Liberty - Chittenango,  Hannibal & Mexico




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