COVID-19 Update 8/3/2020:  Earlier today, the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) in consultation with the Maryland State Superintendent of Schools, the Maryland Department of Health (MDH), and the Public School Superintendents Association of Maryland (PSSAM) decided to postpone the 2020 high school fall and winter competition season for the first semester of school.  The MPSSAA, the MDH, and the PSSAM will continue to collaborate on finalizing a hybrid two-semester plan focused on student engagement options in the first semester and modified competition seasons for all sports during the second semester.  While this announcement was not completely unforeseen, it is no less disappointing for our students, staff, and community. Along with this announcement, we do want to clarify that fall sports will not be starting on August 12, 2020.

Formed in January 2002, The Maryland Public Schools State Cheerleading Committee (MPSSCC) is a committee formed by representatives from counties across the state of Maryland.  MPSSCC’s goal is to advance the education of coaches and cheerleaders throughout the state of Maryland by promoting the highest professional standards for coaching and safety regulations for our athletes.


MPSSCC’s mission is:

  • To promote the highest possible professional standard of coaching.
  • To promote a positive relationship among coaches and administrators.
  • To implement safety measures among cheerleaders and to encourage adherence to the safety rules established by the National Federation of High School (NFHS).
  • To provide equitable opportunities such as education, training, and positive recognition of cheer coaches and their athletes.