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The defined season for Competitive Spirit begins the first day of fall sports and ends with the last day of the PIAA Basketball Championships. Tryouts can be held outside the defined season, but all other season and out-of season rules and regulations apply. The District IV Championships will be held on January 14, 2023 at Shamokin Area High School beginning at 12:00 noon. The PIAA State Championships will be held Friday and Saturday, January 27 and 28, 2023 in Hershey.

Last season, PIAA reclassified the Competitive Spirit divisions. Classification is AA or AAA. This is determined by your school's enrollment:
http://www.piaa.org/schools/classifications/classlist.aspx?sportID=43

There are (2) classifications in Competitive Spirit (AA and AAA). Within each classification there will be a Small (1-15 members) and Large (16+ members) Division. There will also be one overall Co-ed Division for any school that has at least one male. District 4 will have a total of (6) qualifiers for the PIAA State Championships. The top (6) scores will advance to the State Championships regardless of Division (Large, Small, or Co-ed) or Classification (AA or AAA). The District and State Level Championships will be judged by Varsity judges. There will be NO entry fee for the District Level Championships.

Contact Information

Chris Venna
2000 West State Street
Coal Township, PA 17866
Phone: (570) 648-5752 (X4116)
Fax: (570) 648-2592
E-mail: cvenna@indians.k12.pa.us

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Information for Teams Entering Competitive Spirit Championships

Site and times: Each school will be contacted by the Competitive Spirit Chairman with information about the championship site and times/schedule.

A warm-up area will be provided for teams.

Varsity judges will be used for the championships.

League passes and local senior citizen passes will NOT be accepted.

An administrator, or designee, in charge for each school must be present.

All ticket sales will be done online through Hometown Ticketing. More information regarding online ticket sales is forthcoming. District IV will charge $6 for all tickets (plus additional fees set by Hometown Ticketing).

Contestants, managers, and coaches will be admitted when identified by school officials.

Championship Rules

To enter the District IV Championships, each school must submit their completed entry form no later than 12:00 (noon) on Friday, December 2, 2022.

PIAA has classified the Competitive Spirit divisions as follows: Classification is AA or AAA. This is determined by your school's enrollment. Within each classification there will be a Small (1-15 members) and Large (16+ members) Division. There will also be one overall Co-ed Division for any team that has at least one male.

District IV will have a total of (6) qualifiers for the PIAA State Championships. The top (6) scores will advance to the State Championships regardless of Division (Large, Small, or Co-ed) or Classification (AA or AAA). If a tie exists between two or more squads for a state qualifier, the tiebreaker will be based on the same criteria used at the State Level Championships.

A non-spring floor will be used for both the District and State Level Championships. Spring floors are prohibited.

Teams may not change divisions once their entry forms have been submitted.

All schools competing should bring their own spotters if needed.

A championship plaque and medals will be awarded to the top team in each division. However, the top (6) scores in AA and top score in AAA will advance to the State Championships regardless of Division (Large, Small, or Co-ed).

Please bring two copies of your music (of different formats) either on CD, flash drive, iPhone, or Android. The DJ has auxiliary cords and you can test your music during warm-ups.

Doors will open one hour prior to the start of the competition. All ticket sales will be done online through Hometown Ticketing. More information regarding online ticket sales is forthcoming. District IV will charge $6 for all tickets (plus additional fees set by Hometown Ticketing).

For all other information not contained in this document, please reference the Competitive Spirit section of the PIAA website.

Forms are due by 12:00 (noon) Friday, December 2, 2022 and its submission acknowledges agreement to abide by the championship rules of District IV PIAA. District IV member schools are not required to enter District IV championship events. Entry and participation in the 2022-2023 PIAA District IV Competitive Spirit Championships are voluntary. Entry into the 2022-2023 PIAA District IV Competitive Spirit Championships signifies that the member school accepts the fact that the District IV Competitive Spirit Committee reserves the right to make changes in the date of Championships, location of Championships, management, operation, and schedule of the 2022-2023 PIAA District IV Championships if, in the judgment of the Committee, it becomes necessary to do so. A roster with names of all coaches and participants must also be submitted. Please list the participants in the order you would like their names announced for medal presentation.

 
 
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