Long Island Cheerleading Coaches Association: Welcome


Mission Statement

Long Island cheerleading has evolved into a serious sport requiring qualified, dedicated Cheerleading Coaches.  It is the Coach's responsibility to foster the promotion and enthusiasm necessary for cheerleading. Furthermore it is imperative that LICCA Coaches promote safety and good sportsmanship for their student athletes.


 Coaches: The LICCA Executive Board has decided to add a ROOKIE division to the Harborfields Competition scheduled for Sunday, December 7th. The ROOKIE division will be for VARSITY teams only and will NOT be split by team size. There will be one division for all. Any rookie team competing may have up to 22 participants on the mat and no more than 2 male competitors. Please read your LICCA handbook thoroughly to define what designates a team to be of ROOKIE status. If you have any questions regarding your status, please contact Gail Verne. Please register for this competition/division immediately as we must be sure we have enough teams attending to host a viable competition. Please note that placing at a ROOKIE competition does not qualify your team to compete at finals. It does count as an attendance but you must place at a regular competition in order to qualify.

As of today, 11/25 the Harborfields Competition only has attendees!  Coaches, PLEASE GET YOUR REGISTRATION IN ASAP FOR THIS COMPETITION. 



The 2014-2015 competition link is posted on the LINKS page to the left.  Registration is now open.  Click on the LINKS tab to the left and then on 2014-2015 Cometition Registration.  The webpage will come up.  Follow directions to register for all competitions.  Please follow directions and fill out the form correctly.

Just a reminder...Session 2 registration is now open. 


Attention Coaches: All Coaches must send a roster signed by your Athletic Director as well as all Selection Classification forms or letters from your AD's as well to Gail Verne ASAP.  If your roster and selection classification paperwork hasnt been received prior to the first competition, your team will be ineligible and sent home. 


The following divisions are closed at the below competitions:

Smithtown East - MJV

N. Babylon - MJV

W. Islip - MJV

Whitman - MJV

There are openings in the following MJV competitions:

Comsewogue - 1 opening MJV

Eastport/ S. Manor - 1 opening MJV

Northport - 1 opening MJV

There are limited openings in the following divisions at the respective competitions:

Eastport/S. Manor - MV & LV

Bethpage - SV & LV


The following Competition Invitations can now be found in the HANDOUT link to the left:

Wantagh HS - Dec. 6, 2014

Harborfirlds HS - Dec. 7, 2014

Comsewogue HS - Dec. 13, 2014

Smithtown East HS - Dec. 14, 2015 


***Attention Coaches: The 2014-2015 Competition Calendar with Host Schools and Divisions can now be found below.



Attention members:  The following can now be found in the Handout Section to the left - 2014-2015 Official LICCA Roster, 2014-2015 Tumbling Guidelines, 2014-2015 Score Sheets and 2014-2015 Skills Sheets.  Please download and print these forms to refer too when thinking about your choreography. 


Membership:  Thank you for attendingthe Safety Clinics.  Please note, attendance at a clinic must be accompanied by memership in LICCA in order to compete at a LICCA competition this season.

Coaches must have attended one of the safety clinics in order to compete in the upcoming season. Coaches who have not attended a safety clinic or have not had a private clinic will be ineligible to register for competitions in November. If you did not attend either safety clinic, please contact Gail Verne, Lucille Mankowich or Gina Caputo immediately to set up a private clinic.  


Attention Coaches:  LICCA has just been made aware of a conflict that may affect many of our Long Island teams. The UCA Regional competition held in Toms River, NJ on the weekend of November 22nd and 23rd will NOT be a sanctioned competition due to the lack of enough practice days between the legal start of winter tryouts and the competition date. Any team that attends this regional competition will be deemed ineligible for the state competition later in the season. Please direct any questions to your athletic directors. We will discuss this further at the membership meeting.  


  ATTENTION ALL COACHES:  Unfortunately the State Education Department voted today on the proposal to table implementing cheerleading becoming a sport until the 2015-2016 season.  It was DENIED.  Therefore, it is going to be implemented this upcoming winter season - winter 2014-2015.  LICCA advises all coaches to speak to their AD's IMMEDIATELY. Guidelines for coaching certification can be found below.



Membership is renewed on a yearly basis. Unfortunately, returning coaches must pay the additional $35 penalty, as the deadline for renewal was June 30th. Please send your membership dues as soon as possible to:

Gina Caputo at 42 College Road, Selden, NY 11784

New members will be permitted to join LICCA and pay dues a half an hour prior to the start time at the safety clinics. Returning membership dues will be accepted at the end of the safety clinic.   


2014-2015 Competition Calendar:

Session 1:

Sat. Dec 6 Wantagh- MJV, LJV, SV

Sun. Dec 7 Harborfields- SV, MV, LV & Rookie All Varsity Levels ONLY

Sat. Dec 13 Comsewogue- MS, MJV, LJV

Sun. Dec 14 Smithtown East- MJV, SV, MV

Sat. Dec 20 Eastport South Manor- MJV, MV, LV

Session 2:

Sat. Jan 10 Rocky Point- MS, LJV, SV

Sat. Jan 10 North Babylon- MJV, MV, LV

Sun. Jan 11 West Islip- MJV, SV, MV

Sat. Jan 17 Northport- MJV, 2nd MJV, SV

Sun. Jan 18 Freeport- SV, MV, LV

Sun. Jan 18 Whitman- MS, MJV, LJV

Sat. Jan 24 Bethpage- SV, MV, LV


Sun. Jan 25 - JV Finals - Smithtown West

Sat. Jan 31 - Varsity Finals - Hauppague

Sun. Feb. 1 - Varsity Finals -  Location TBA



 The August Mailing can be found in the Handout Link to the left.


The minutes for the NYS Cheerleading Meeting minutes can be found in the Handout Link to the left.


Attention all coaches: 

Required NYSPHSAA Coaching requirements for 2014-2015 Winter Season:

 AACCA, First Aide/ CPR/ AED, Concussion, School violence and prevention and Child abuse

The following is the information regarding your certification:

Please take the opportunity to discuss with your ADs the requirements to be approved by your Board of Education.  These are the standard requirements below. Your district may require more.

Coaching Requirements for a NON-Teacher

To Begin…

Register on the TEACH website for NYSED to enter all of your coursework.

First Aid – Please be sure to take the APPROVED courses attached or it will not count towards certification.
CPR/AED - Please be sure to take the APPROVED courses attached or it will not count towards certification.

Completion of approved courses in the following:
- Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (online course available)

or    http://www.violenceworkshop.com/

- Training in School Violence Prevention and Intervention (online course available)
Or http://www.childabuseworkshop.com/

- Concussion Training (online course available)

- DASA Training – Section XI and local colleges have this course.  Some require 6 hours of seat time, some 3 hours of seat time and 3 hours on line.

There is DASA training in Section XI on Monday June 9th - 6 hours…. Tuesday June 16 and 17 - 3 hours each…. they need to go on the Section XI website or call Section XI to register.

All coaches, certified teachers or not, will need to be AACCA certified as well.  You can take the course online, or you can organize a class with your fellow coaches as long as you guarantee enough people to attend.

Just a reminder to coaches who compete out of state: you must apply for permission from the state to attend any out of state competition ex. Toms River Regionals, UCA Nationals.  The form is on the state website.  The sooner the better.



Congratulations to the LI SV, MV, LV, MJV & LJV Champions! 


1. Kellenberg

2. Tie: Sachem North & Smithtown West

3. Plainedge

4. Wantagh

5. Smithtown East

Sportsmanship: Bethpage


1. Rocky Point

2. Mt. Sinai

3. Seaford

4. Kellenberg

5. Lindenhurst

Sportsmanship: Lindenhurst


1. Smithtown East

2. Massapequa

3. tie: Clarke & Comsewogue

4. tie: Hauppauge & Wantagh

5. North Babylon

6. Division

7. East Meadow

8. tie: Kings Park, Shoreham - Wading River & Walt Whitman

9. Eastport/S. Manor

Sportsmanship: Kings Park 


1. Rocky Point

2. Smithtown West

3. MacArthur

4. Bay Shore

5. West Islip

6. Babylon

7. Baldwin

8. Sachem North

Sportsmanship: West Islip 


1. Mt. Sinai

2. Kellenberg

3. Plainedge

4. Freeport

5. Bethpage

6. tie: Seaford & Lindenhurst

7. West Babylon

Sportsmanship: Freeport 

  Executive Board

President: Gail Verne

Vice President: Lucille Mankowich – liccareg11-12@optimum.net            

Treasurer: Gina Caputo 

Corresponding Secretary: Jeannie Ceaser - LICCAmailing@gmail.com 

Recording Secretary & Communication Liaison:

Laurie Kolodny - kzsmom@aol.com  516-680-4720 

Safety Liaison: Nancy VanHouten 


ACCA Safety Certification ONLINE:

Any coach interested in the ACCA online certification, please go to http://www.nfhslearn.com and follow the below directions.

Under courses, select Sport Specific Courses, then Spirit.

At the Spirit Safety Certification Box, begin to log-in instructions to follow.

$75.00 credit card, follow all instructions. 



The Long Island Cheerleading Coaches Association was established in 1994. Meetings are held approximately 4 times a year. LICCA holds safety clinics in the fall, sets standards for LICCA sponsored competitions, and follows National Federation SPIRIT rulebook, AACCA and Section VIII and IX competition rules, and acts as a resource to public and private school coaches. All-Star and Scholarships are awarded to member schools.

LICCA is a Not For Profit Organization.                                                            

If you would like to become a member, please send an email to Jeanne Caeser - LICCAmailing@gmail.com  or Laurie Kolodny - kzsmom@aol.com or contact a Board member.   

Please sign our guest book to let us know you were here! Thanks