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NJCDCA News-Coaches Letter:

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the coaches and teams who have participated in the NJCDCA State Championships for the past 29 years. As we continuously strive to enhance the competition a few modifications have been made for the 2021 year. Although all of the changes are in bold print we encourage you to read all of the material carefully.

 

We look forward to your participation and support as we showcase our New Jersey Cheerleaders and Dancers in 2021!

 

Pat DePalma

Competition Director

Kimberly McGowan

Competition Co-Director

 

 

DUE TO THE CURRENT PANDEMIC, ALL INFORMATION REGARDING THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS IS TENTATIVE. WE ARE FOLLOWING ALL STATE AND LOCAL GUIDELINES AND AS THE SITUATION IS FLUID, EVERYTHING IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. ALL CHANGES WILL BE POSTED ON THE SITE.

 

The New Jersey Cheerleading

State Championships

Virtual Submission Deadlines:

Saturday, March 27, 2021 by 11:59PM

 

The Competition:

  • This year’s Competition will be held virtually due to the pandemic.  Ensuring the health and safety of our state’s athletes, coaches, and their families is our number one priority. 
  • Due to the split seasons imposed by the NJSIAA for the winter, videos will be accepted on a rolling submission to provide the teams in each season time to practice and record their video submissions.       
  • Here is the timeline for participation at States:
    • The Intent to Compete form must be completed by 11:59PM on Friday, January 15, 2021. Teams must determine an Intent to Compete to allow time to prepare for the adjudication process and ensure we have enough teams to conduct a state competition
    • The Registration Form must be completed and submitted BEFORE your video is submitted.
      • EARLY Registration deadline is 11:59 PM on February 12th.          
      • On Time Registration deadline is 11:59 PM on February 19th.
      • Late Registration will continue through 11:59 PM on March 1st.  Registrations will not be accepted after March 1st. NO EXCEPTIONS!
    • Click here for the Registration Form
    • Teams must submit videos by 11:59 PM, Saturday, March 27, 2021.
    • Your video, Skill Sheet, and Team Roster must be uploaded to the Submission Form. (Coming Soon)
    • All submitted videos will be posted online for viewing on April 10th.
  • Cheer teams will perform on the floor of their choice.  All building & tumbling skills must be performed on a matted or spring floor.
  • Alternate judging will be used for all divisions.
  • NJCDCA will be selling t-shirts, rings and bracelets online. 
  • We encourage any and all coaches to submit the names of qualified judges to Pat DePalma for consideration to judge our State Championship.
  • We are now setup with a REMIND 101 account. Here is theREMIND101 LINK. Our goal is for coaches to receive reminders for deadlines and other information in an even more direct manner than e-mail, because remind goes right to your phone.

Entry Fees:

Member fee- Early Registration- $200 ($125 for Game Day if entering 2 divisions w/ same team.) (PO/check must be received by February 12th)

 

Member fee- On Time Registration-  $225 for each team ($150 for Game Day if entering 2 divisions w/ same team.) (PO/Check must be received by February 19th)

Non Member fee- Early Registration- $250 ($175 for Game Day if entering 2 divisions w/ same team.) (PO/check must be received by February 12th)

 

Non Member fee- On Time Registration - $275 for each team ($200 for Game day if entering 2 divisions w/ same team.) (PO/Check must be received by February 19th)

 

Member Registration with Late Fee- $325 (PO/check must be received by March1st)


Non Member Registration with Late Fee- $375 (PO/check must be received by March1st)

 

Make checks payable to NJCCA

Pay by Venmo @NJCDCA-treasurer

YOU MUST LIST THE FOLLOWING IN THE VENMO NOTE:

TEAM NAME, COACH'S NAME & PHONE NUMBER

 

Deadlines & Late Fees:

EARLY Registration is February 12th.          

On Time Registration deadline is February 19th.

Registrations will not be accepted after March 1st. NO EXCEPTIONS!

Note:  All submissions are time stamped.  Please honor the deadlines and fees when submitting payment.

 

Payment: Please make checks payable to NJCCA.

Pay by Venmo @NJCDCA-treasurer

YOU MUST LIST THE FOLLOWING IN THE VENMO NOTE: TEAM NAME, COACH'S NAME & PHONE NUMBER

 

PO’s/Checks/Venmo must be received by the posted deadline dates in order for the Early & On Time fees to be accepted.

A $100 Late fee will apply if registered after February 19th.

 

 

NEW THIS YEAR

 

The ONLINE Registration Form includes:

  • Cheerleading Registration Form
  • Floor Acknowledgement Form (Cheer Teams only)
  • Music Copyright Form
  • Virtual Video submission Form

The following items will still need to be submitted:

  • NJCDCA Official Team Roster (can be submitted via email)
  • Entry fee(s) or purchase order form
  • NJCDCA Skill Sheet (can be submitted via email)

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS OPEN!!!

Must be time stamped on or before February 19. 2021

Any registration time stamped after February 19, 2021 will be charged a late fee of $100 per team.

 

REGISTRATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER MARCH 1, 2021.

NO EXCEPTIONS.

 

NO CERTIFIED MAIL ACCEPTED . IF OVERNIGHTING YOUR PO/PAYMENTS, OFFICIAL TEAM ROSTER or SKILL SHEET, PLEASEWAIVETHE SIGNATURE.

WHEN SENDING PO'S, PLEASE SEND A SELF-ADDRESSED STAMPED ENVELOPE.

 

All fees are non refundable. No fees or forms will be collected the day of the competition. All coaches are  responsible for completing all forms. No phone calls will be made to inform you of missing items.

 

Time Limits:

  • CHEER/DANCE – 2:30 minutes maximum.
  • ALL MUSIC DIVISION – 2:30 minutes maximum all music
  • GAME DAY - 2:30 minutes maximum.
  • A 5-point penalty will be assessed for any overtime--(a 3 second cushion is given to allow for human error)

Rules & Penalties:

  • All safety questions must be sent to the Safety Committee by February 19
  • 36 member maximum per team except for where noted
  • National Federation Interscholastic Spirit Association rules and regulations, including the 2020-2021 revisions, with the exception of the use of a spring floor, will be strictly enforced.
  • A 2.5 point deduction will be deducted for minor infractions (NFHS Rule 2-General Info and Rule 3 &4 Apparel/Accessories) and a 5 point penalty will be deducted for each infraction (all other sections) including stepping off the mat and exceeding the time limit.www.nfhs.org

Video Requirements:

  • Each team must complete the Video Submission Form (coming soon). You will upload your Video, Skill Sheet and Team Roster to this form.
  • It must be submitted by 11:59PM on March 27, 2021.
  • Videos must have the entire performance area (regardless of the number of mats or type of floor you are using) must be in view and filmed using WIDE-ANGLE, horizontal or landscape view. DO NOT RECORD from the TALL/VERTICAL view.
  • ALL participants must be in view throughout the entire performance. You will only be judged on what is in view throughout your routine. Routines will be disqualified if athlete steps outside of frame.  All competing athletes must be in the frame at all times when recording.
  • Due to liability issues the use of designated spotters for cheer teams is not allowed.
  • All videos must have good lighting and remain still throughout the entire performance. DO NOT move camera to follow athletes or skills and DO NOT zoom in or out.
  • All videos must be recorded in an unedited single take. Any attempt to edit your footage or if video skips or lags in anyway, your routine will be disqualified.
  • Your video MUST display ONLY the NJCDCA STATES 2021 provided on CODE FORM and NO OTHER CODES. This can be found on the FORMS page.  Coaches should print this out to be held on the day of your recording.
  • Make sure all of your cheerleaders can be seen in the frame, set and ready to begin their routine first.  Then begin recording. Bring the form provided with the code into view for 5 seconds. Remove the code, wait another 5-10 seconds and your team may begin their performance.
  • You may not edit the provided code into a previously recorded routine.
  • Music may NOT be edited into your video and must be heard clearly throughout the entire performance.

Awards:

  • Official Results will be posted on the NJCDCA website by division on Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 12PM. Team trophies will be awarded to the top 3 places in each division.

Group Championship:

  • Due to the overall nature of this year’s cheerleading season and the inability to accurately and fairly accrue points, there will be no Group Championship for the 2021 season. 

Mandatory Coaches Meeting:

A mandatory coaches meeting will take place onTBA at 6:30 PMvia Zoom.

 

It is imperative that a coach or representative for the team (no students allowed) be present on the call.  The format of this competition is completely NEW and we will be discussing important information needed to compete.

 

DIVISIONS CANNOT BE CHANGED ONCE YOUR VIDEO HAS BEEN SUBMITTED. 

The NJCDCA reserves the right to combine divisions.

 

Each team must have at least one coach attend either of the meetings.

If you have questions regarding divisions or safety questions, you can contact Kimberly McGowan  kimberly.mcgowan@njcdca.com or Pat DePalma pat.depalma@njcdca.com,

 

Other Information:

  • Score sheets will be scanned and sent to the email on the registration form no later than one day after the competition.
  • Video submissions are final.  Once a video has been submitted, you may not substitute it for another one. 
  • Video performances will be available for viewing at no charge.
  • Videos will be posted in groups by division.

 

 

 

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To enter:
1. Register online using the link below.
2. Mail your PO/payment to the address below:
3.Upload your video, team roster and skill sheet to the Video Submission Form (coming soon)

 

 

NJCDCA State Championship

Kimberly McGowan

47 HIGHFIELD Road

Colonia, NJ 07067

 

Make checks payable to: NJCCA

 

E-mail questions to:
kimberly.mcgowan@njcdca.com

 

 

 

Competition Check List

  • Entry fees
  • Official Team Roster
  • Skill Sheet

 

SUBMIT ONLINE:

  • Registration Forms
  • Submission Form - Coming Soon

PLEASE NOTE: NJCDCA from time to time produces promotional material relating to its programs. As a participant and/or a spectator at the Event, teams or individuals may be included in videotapes, photographs, DVD’s, and video casts taken during the Event to be used for promotional and commercial purposes.

 

 

NJCDCA

Virtual Stunt Groups


In light of the COVID 19 pandemic and in an effort to provide all athletes the opportunity to compete, we have opted to include Stunt Groups for this year ONLY. Stunt Groups will operate in the following manner:


  1. Stunt Group Entry Fee: $100 per Stunt Group

  2. **VERY IMPORTANT**: This division was created to help our teams facing the very real possibility of not being able to safely learn and perform a routine in the allotted amount of time given for their season. The following registration restrictions apply:

    1. You may ONLY register for Stunt Groups if you are NOT competing in either of the routine categories, meaning Game Day and/or Performance Divisions

    2. All Stunt Groups require their own registration and the fee applies to each stunt group.

    3. The same safety rules, submission date and filming requirements apply to Stunt Groups.

  3. This will NOT be considered a State Title.

  4. Groups will strive to receive the following rating: (Click here for score sheet)

    1. Gold Level of Excellence: 45 - 50 total points

    2. Silver Level of Excellence: 39 - 44 total points

    3. Bronze Level of Excellence: 33 - 38 total point

  5. All members of a particular group scoring in one of the above listed ranges will receive a corresponding medal.

  6. Groups that fail to score at least 33 or more points will not receive a Level of Excellence Award.

  7. Groups will NOT be competing against each other and they will NOT be competing for the standard 1st, 2nd, or 3rd places. There will be no ranking list of Stunt Groups.

Stunt Group Guidelines:

  1. No more than 5 athletes per stunt group submission

  2. All athletes that begin with the "group" must remain with AND end with the stunt "group" throughout the entire routine

  3. You may not swap athletes in and out of the "group" once the routine has begun

  4. All athletes are not required to perform all skills BUT they are to remain in the frame at all times

    * Example: 4 perform a switch-up and 3 perform a single base and 5 perform a toss. Athletes not performing the skill must remain in frame.
  5. Tosses are not required but will be scored in the "Overall" category if performed

  6. Groups MUST perform at least 1 Stand-Alone sequence with an entry and dismount

  7. Routines can NOT exceed 90 seconds in length

  8. You are free to use any music selection of your choice

Click here for the Stunt Group Registration Form

 

 

NJCDCA Official
Cheer & Dance State Championship T-shirt

Be sure to order your 2020 commemorative tee!

The online store and ready for orders!

Order online today!!!

 

You will be able to customize souvenir shirts that will be available online and onsite the day of the competition. Fine Designs will have a large selection of apparel items like Tie-dyes, hoodies, dri-fits. Every item is able to be customized to each individual with slogans like "icheer", "idance" "#likeaboss" etc... you can add these slogans to your sleeves or anywhere on the shirt you would like! . There will be more styles as well as more slogans onsite at the competition.

 

Click below to visit the online store!

https://store.finedesigns.com/newjerseyandnyc/2020-njcdca-new-jersey-cheerleading-dance-state-championship.html

 

The online store is now live and ready for orders!

 


Don't miss out!

 

 

 

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Varsity Media is NJCDCA’s official videographer!

 

 

 

Varsity Media

Varsity Media is NJCDCA’s official videographer.

Varsity Media will be offering High Definition video from one or two angles!

Wide or Close Up Cam or both plus digital access to all teams

from your session!

Visit our vendor tent this Saturday to order. We offer individual and team discount pricing.

Didn't get a chance to ORDER?

Order online at store.varsitymedia.net

Visit Varsity Media today!

http://www.varsitymedia.net/

 

 

 


Get Shot By Brian

Team & Action Photographs

We will have multiple viewing stations setup, where within minutes of the Team's routine ending, they can come over, chose their pictures and have them printed out on our professional quality, dye sub, printers, shortly after the order is placed.

 

For more information or to order after the event,

www.GetShotByBrian.com
www.facebook.com/GetShotByBrian

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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