It is with great sadness in which we inform you that our certification director, Paula Goldmann, passed away on Monday, June 16th from a four year battle with cancer. You can view her obituary from the Bismarck Tribune.
In honor of Paula, her years of service to the NDCCA, and her passion for education we are proud to announce that the NDCCA Scholarship will be renamed the NDCCA Paula Goldmann Memorial Scholarship.
If you are already filling out your Certified Coach Application you can send it to Billie Ann until a new certification director has been named.
The North Dakota Cheer Coach Association was formed to:
- Promote excellence and safety in cheerleading.
- Provide education and information to coaches.
- Promote a positive relationship among coaches and administrators.
- Establish and promote effective communications with NDHSAA, schools and administrators.
- Study and make recommendations to proposed rules changes concerning cheerleaders.
Beginning the fall of 2013 all coaches who work with student-athletes in grades 9-12 must be certified.
To become certified a coach must complete the requirements for a NDHSAA Coaching Permit. Visit NDHSAA.com for requirements.
NFHS Concussion Online Course
Concussions have moved in the forefront for concerns in coaching. Because of this, all Certified cheer coaches must take the online NFHS Concussion course. This course is only 20 minutes long and is free of charge. You will be required to register with the NFHS web site to take the course. After you are registered go to Concussion in Sports - What You Need To Know and click "Please login to order." Proof of completion must be sent in with the certification form. This course needs to be taken every other year.
NFHS Spirit Rules Exam
All certified cheer coaches must take and pass the NFHS Spirit Rules Exam, which will be available in late July or early August. You must pass with an 80%. After completion your exam will be reviewed by an NDCCA board member and they will relay the results to you. Contact Billie Ann Caya with questions regarding the NFHS Spirit Rules Exam.