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.


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.  There will be an Executive Board Meeting in early August and we will be sending out further information in a mass email to our membership.  All information will also be on the web site.  Guidelines for coaching certification can be found below.



Safety Clinics:

Sunday, September 21st at Kellenberg Memorial High School, Uniondale 1:00 PM SHARP

Monday, September 22nd at West Islip High School 7:30 PM SHARP

You may attend either of the two clinics. It is free and is offered to any coach of any level. You do not need to be a competitive school to attend. However, you must attend 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. At the conclusion of the safety clinic, coaches will receive a certificate signifying that they have completed the program. LICCA handbooks will also be distributed at that time. The NFHS handbook will be on sale for $10 at the beginning of the meeting. If you do not attend either safety clinic, please contact Gail Verne or Lucille Mankowich immediately to set up a private clinic. 


Membership is renewed on a yearly basis. Unfortunately, returning coaches must pay the additional $35 penalty, as the deadline for renewal was June 30th. New coaches can still join without penalty prior to the safety clinics. 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.  

Mark your calendars. The first LICCA membership meeting will be held in the Bethpage School District (site TBA) on October 22nd.  


The first ACT meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 1st at Walt Whitman High School. The meeting will be held in the south cafeteria and will begin at 7:30 PM SHARP. The meeting will conclude by 8:30 PM. We are asking that each team limit their ACT representatives to two per team. You will be asked to provide us with your ACT reps at the safety clinic. If you have multiple levels of your program participating, each team may have two reps. The tentative date for the Breast Cancer Walk is Sunday, October 19th.  



2014-2015 Competition Calendar:

December 6 - Wantagh HS

December 7 - Harborfields HS

December 13 - Comsewogue HS

December 14 - Smithtown East HS

December 20 - Eastport / S. Manor HS

January 10 - Rocky Point HS & N. Babylon HS

January 11 - West Islip HS

January 17 - Northport HS

January 18 - Freeport HS & Whitman HS

January 24 - Bethpage HS

Janusry 25 - JV Finals Smithtown West HS

January 31 - Varsity Finals Hauppague HS

February 1 - Varsity Finals Suffolk CC


 The August Mailing with all information needed for the start of the season 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.


Coaching Openings: 

Comsewogue has an opening for middle school coach. Resumes should be emailed to comsewoguecheer@gmail.com

Selden is looking for a MS coach.  All interested candidates should contact:

Robert Mayo
(631) 285-8650

West Islip is looking for 2 Head Coaching positions. All interested coaches please contact Dina Barone at d.barone@wi.k12.ny.us or call (516)524-9269.


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