2017 KAPOS Cheer Coaches Conference
Saturday, August 19
Jim Lord – NFHS Liaison, Rule changes
Hank Light – Varsity, New High School Score Sheets and Game Day Competitions
Debbie Love – Motivational Speaker
Bryce Seals – V!ROC, Choreography
UCA Staff – Stunt Demos
KAPOS will also be offering a judges’ training that same afternoon following the conference. Find out more about how to register on the “Be A KAPOS Cheer Judge” link.
LOCATIONS AND DATES OF JUDGING CLINICS
LEXINGTON – August 19, 2017, 3:00-5:30 p.m.
FLORENCE – August 26, 2017, 12:00-2:30 p.m. EDT
OWENSBORO–Saturday, September 16, 2017, 1:00-3:30 p.m. CDT
HAZARD – Saturday, September 23, 2017, 3:30-6:00 p.m. EDT
MOREHEAD – September 26, 2017, 5:30-8:00 p.m. EDT
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!!!
Regional In-Game Winners
When KAPOS competitions began, they were conducted in-game. For years many of our regions continued that tradition. We are happy to say that a few more regions got on board this year. We will post these winners as we receive them after they are announced. Congratulations to our region in-game winners!
Region 4 Girls Tournament:
Bowling Green – winner
Russell County – runner up
Region 4 Boys Tournament:
Bowling Green – winner
Clinton County – runner up
Region 6 Girls Tournament:
Butler – winner
Mercy – runner up
Region 6 Boys Tournament:
Valley – winner
Doss – runner up
Region 7 Girls Tournament:
Eastern – winner
Manual – runner up
Region 7 Boys Tournament:
Trinity – winner
Christian Academy of Louisville (CAL) – runner up
Region 9 Girls Tournament:
Holmes – winner
Connor – runner up
Region 9 Boys Tournament:
Ryle – winner
Cooper – runner up
Region 10 Girls Tournament:
Mason County – winner
Bracken County – runner up
Region 13 Girls Tournament:
Corbin – winner
Clay County – runner up
Harlan County – 3rd
Region 14 Girls Tournament:
Perry County Central – winner
Breathitt County – runner up
Region 16 Girls Tournament:
East Carter – winner
West Carter – runner up
Region 16 Boys Tournament:
West Carter – winner
Rowan County – runner up
For 61 years KAPOS has been a leader and innovator for cheerleading in our country. In the 2012-13 school year, we began a new chapter with the beginning of our KAPOS State Elementary and Middle School Competition! In 2016-17 we will continue this competition and look forward to this year’s awesome teams!
The date for the KAPOS State Middle School Competition has been set for Saturday, December 17, 2016 at Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. Competition times are listed as Eastern Standard Time. All elementary and middle school cheer teams are encouraged to participate in their regional competitions which must be completed by Sunday, December 4. Regional winners will advance to the state competition.
Entry fees will be $125 per team with check made payable to KAPOS. The fee should be paid at the first regional meeting, but MUST be paid no later than October 1. After October 1, a late fee of $75 will be assessed until two weeks prior to the regional competition. Then, no late entries will be accepted.
EXCITEMENT IN THE AIR
Cheerleading competition season is upon us and that means there’s lots of excitement in the state of Kentucky! The first middle and elementary school regionals begin on Saturday, October 29 on the road to the State Championship in December. All winners will be posted at the completion of regional competitions. Check out our Competition Results – Region link to see if your favorite teams are advancing!
The 2016 KAPOS Coaches Conference was a huge success thanks to the efforts of our awesome speakers, Debbie Love and Jim Lord. Of course, the day wouldn’t be complete without the assistance from the wonderful UCA staff organized by Hank Light. We are already starting to talk and plan for next year. Hope you’ll make plans to join us!
ATTENTION COACHES AND JUDGES…
In order to meet the needs of the “ever changing” world of Kentucky cheerleading….. KAPOS has adopted a new judging system!!
YOU MUST BECOME A KAPOS CERTIFIED JUDGE IN ORDER TO:
- JUDGE KAPOS MIDDLE SCHOOL AND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL REGIONALS
- JUDGE KAPOS MIDDLE SCHOOL AND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STATE
- JUDGE KAPOS IN-GAME COMPETITIONS
(Fee is waived for KHSAA certified judges, but you DO need to attend a KAPOS training. Please note on your registration form that you are a 2016-2017 KHSAA certified judge.)
COLLEGE STUDENT TRAINING FEE…………………….………..$20
(THIS INCLUDES HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR CHEERLEADERS)
LOCATIONS AND DATES OF CLINICS OFFERED STATE-WIDE!!
LEXINGTON – August 20, 2016, 3:30 p.m.
FLORENCE – August 27, 2016, 12 p.m. EDT
MADISONVILLE – Saturday, September 17, 2016, 9:30 a.m. CDT
ELIZABETHTOWN – Saturday, September 17, 2016, 3:30 p.m. EDT
SOMERSET – Saturday, September 24, 2016, 9 a.m.
HAZARD – Saturday, September 24, 2016, 3:30 p.m. EDT
MOREHEAD – September 27, 2016, 5:00 p.m. EDT
Date for State Set at May 21 Board Meeting
Saturday, December 17, 2016
Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington
All regional competitions must be completed by Friday, December 2.
Congratulations 2015-2016 Stella Gilb Scholarship Winners!
Caleb Andrew Burch – McCracken County (Region 1)
Anais Jeanette Compton – Bowling Green (Region 4)
Elizabeth Daniel Johnson – Nicholas County (Region 10)
Kaylin Mariah Wells – Pendleton County (Region 10)
Claire Emiko Sandberg – Berea (Region 11)
Abigail Paige Gannon – Belfry (Region 15)
Ashley Paige Kennedy – Lewis County (Region 16)
Emelia Lynn Branham – Russell (Region 16)
Madison DellaRene Carroll – West Carter (Region 16)
Nakita Jo Bryan – Russell (Region 16) *********************************************************************** Congratulations to our newly elected KAPOS board members and officers! Their terms began on July 1 and their information has been posted on the Board of Directors link.
Region #2–Jennifer Luttrell
Region #4–Melanie Harston
Region #6–Carrie DeBold
Region #8–Heather Fallen
Region #10–Kim Ritchie
Region #12–Stephanie Hodge
Region #13-Trisha Evans (filling out an unexpired term)
Region #14–Hack Hudson
Region #16–Jeffrey Huffman
At-Large—Reba Johnson Regions #’s 1-8 and David Moore #’s 9-16 State At-Large—will be announced after June 1
Sectional Vice Presidents—
Phyllis Jenkins Regions #5-8 and Gwen Gibbs Regions #13-16
Congratulations to Gwen Gibbs who continues to serve on the KHSAA Board of Control as the female representative from Regions 9-16! Gwen will continue to represent the student athletes of Kentucky well!
************************************************************************** CLARIFICATION OF KAPOS DIFFICULTY GRID
In order to clarify scoring of jumps, the KAPOS Difficulty Grid has been revised for easier interpretation.
NOTE: The question has been asked if teams can have boys participate with them. The answer is “yes”. Research has determined that the physical development of boys versus girls at the elementary and middle school years does not make a significant difference in strength or skill level of the team. Therefore, since we have not had sufficient interest to warrant a separate coed division, boys ARE permitted to cheer on our elementary and middle school teams.