SAFETY/TECH, STUNT, RULES CLINICS
PreApproval Form and Guidelines from the WSDDJA
Note: one week to process requests
Additional Safety/Technical information is found in the casebook.
Safety/tech questions? Email WSDDJA Safety/Tech Director at email@example.com
Stunt Certification & Clinics
See the NFHS Spirit Rules Book for the definition of a stunt.
Per WIAA Handbook Rule 23.3.1.E WIAA-approved Hands-on Stunt Clinic Certification is required for dance/drill coaches who intend to have their teams practice and perform stunts. Stunt Certification is valid for 3 years. Coaches must register for Stunt Clinics via WIAA website.
For WIAA member school coaches:
Login to MyWIAA
Navigate to Sports & Activities < Sport/Activity-Specific Resources
The link to the stunt certification info is in the Dance/Drill section
For non-WIAA people:
Go to wiaa.com
Navigate to Resources < Certifications < Dance/Drill Stunt Certification
All head coaches are required to complete the online Spirit Rules Clinics annually. Some districts may require assistant coaches to also complete a Spirit Rules Clinics. This is completed through the WIAA website. Your athletic director must register your name with WIAA before you can complete the clinic.
All dance/drill teams in Washington State are subject to the Spirit Rules established by the National Federation of State High Schools. The rules are explained in the NFHS Spirit Rules Handbook. Two copies of this handbook are mailed to Athletic Directors from WIAA in August. If you did not receive your copy, you may order one from NFHS.
WIAA Rules & Regulations
Rules for competing at WIAA-sanctioned competitions are found on the MyWIAA webpage of the WIAA website. The Bound for State Rules & Regulations are updated annually.
Concussion Management Guidelines
WIAA Concussion Management Guidelines
Concussion Management Clinic must be completed by head coaches every 2 years. Individual districts determine if assistant coaches need a Concussion Management Clinic. This is completed through the WIAA website. Your athletic director must register your name with WIAA before you can complete the clinic.
It is the job of the coach's school district supervisor to monitor both the Stunt Clinic and Spirit Rules Clinic completion. District personnel, not WSDDCA, WSDDJA, or WIAA, to take action if the clinics are not completed. School districts are responsible for tracking Rules Clinic completion. District personnel, not WSDDCA, or WSDDJA take action if the clinics are not completed.