Join us in celebrating 30 years of the
Iowa Cheerleading Coaches’ Association
April 13 & 14, 2018
The Meadows at Prairie Meadows, Altoona
Schedule: Add on classes (include AACCA) on Friday AM and PM. Take advantage of IHSAA’s offer to pay a portion of each coach’s tuition for AACCA. Friday evening banquet & awards. Saturday will have many educational classes!
Hotel Reservations: Make your reservations now. Once the block is full no rooms will be added.
Call 515-957-3000 with reference code: 04122018IAC
The room block will be released to the public on March 12, 2018
National Speakers for 2018
Executive Director of AACCA, the nation’s number one educational class for cheer
Jim Lord is the Executive Director for the American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators (AACCA) and is a former captain for the nationally ranked University of Kentucky cheer squad. He has been involved in cheerleading since 1984 as a cheerleader, coach, and administrator. He works with the NFHS Spirit Rules Committee and is a recipient of the NFHS Outstanding Service Award. He has spoken at over 30 different state coaches conference as well as national and international conferences. When not working on cheerleading safety, Jim volunteers at his son’s elementary school where he is the president of the PTO.
Jenna Reynolds has been with the National Cheerleaders Association since 2004 starting out as part-time instructor and became a head instructor is 2006. She is currently the NCA State Director for IA, MN, ND, NE, SD, WI and works on Event Staff for competitions around the country.
Jenna earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri where she cheered for four years and competed at NCA Collegiate Nationals placing in the top 10 each year. She has been an assistant coach at Mizzou for seven years and enjoys working with all age groups.
Jenna is a member of the Missouri Cheerleading Coaches Association, and has judged at various local, state and college competitions for the past 10 years. Jenna met her husband, Tom, on NCA Staff and they have been married for five years.
Jeff Brewster is from Port Jervis, New York. He’s a graduate and former coach at Hofstra University where he was a collegiate All-American. Jeff has been an NCA Head Instructor and staff member for 29 years, and is a NCA Camp Specialist for the northeastern United States. He is the announcer for the NCA/NDA High School, All Star, and Collegiate National Championships. Jeff has been honored with the Herkie Legacy Award. He’s judged on the local, state, regional, national and world levels, and has been a choreographer for many local, state, and National Championship cheer teams.
Logan Lefler is from Dallas, TX and has been with UCA for 15 years as a Head Instructor, College Instructor, and Core Staff Member. A graduate and cheerleading alumni of Texas Tech University, Logan went on to join the US National Team where he represented the United States at the International Cheerleading Union Championship and won 3 consecutive world titles in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Logan has instructed and judged throughout the US and in 7 countries. He is an announcer for NCA & UCA Nationals, The Summit Championships, and The World Cheerleading Championship. He has also coached several high schools to top placements including top 5 at nationals and 5 Texas State Championships. Logan has been a skills presenter for the Texas Association of Cheer Coaches & Advisors Conference, NFHS, and Varsity U.
Add-On Courses and Tentative Sessions
ADD-ON COURSES AACCA – Jim Lord, Executive Director of AACCA, Instructor
Course runs from 8:00 A.M. to 12 Noon; Cost is $75 (IHSAA will pay $40, Coach cost is $35).
This course is the best fundamental cheerleading safety course in the nation. Coaches must re-certify every four years. Take advantage of the great price.
NEW – SPINNING STUNTS and PYRAMIDS for ELITE SQUADS – Logan Lefler, Instructor
Course runs from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. Cost is $25.
Learn new and different ways to spin stunts in groups or single base. Coaching tips and skills for building elite pyramids and spins will be covered in this class. Hand grips and positions for spins will be covered.
BASIC STUNT PROGRESSIONS – JoEllen Wesselmann, Instructor
Course runs from 12:30 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. Cost is $25 (IHSAA will pay $10, Coach cost is $15).
This course teaches basic to advanced stunts in a safe, progressive manner. This is a hands-on class (dress for participation). This class is recommended for new coaches or those who need a refresher course. Take advantage of the great price.
NEW – CHOREOGRAPHY AND YOU – Jeff Brewster, Instructor
Course runs from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. Cost is $25.
This course is designed to help EVERY coach with choreography. The choreography process is broken down so coaches will be able to make routines for Homecoming or any half-time. How choreography fits into the State Championship Rubrics will also be discussed. Learn the secrets of a great national choreographer.
This Is Us – Sessions