Awards

Current Award Winners:

Lifetime Achievement Award:

Cheer Coach of the Year:

Kelly Trinkle (2017)

Contributor of the Year:

Michelle Barlas (2017)

Athletic Director/Administrator Award:

Spence Evans, Ames (2017)

Award of Appreciation:

John Ehn (2016-2017)

How do I nominate someone for an award?

The ICCA is bringing to you a great opportunity to recognize exceptional coaches, Administrators, individuals and teams in the cheerleading community. In order to bring more recognition to those in our state, the ICCA is giving all members and Athletic Directors the opportunity to nominate for these awards.

Send ALL Paperwork to: ICCA/Jeanne Ehn, P.O. Box 211, Conrad, IA 50621

Lifetime Achievement Award – This most prestigious award seeks to recognize an individual or group who has made outstanding contributions to cheerleading in Iowa over a sustained period of time. The recipient(s) of this award have been consistent in their advocacy for and support of the ICCA and cheerleading in Iowa. The recipient(s) are well respected and regarded as exceptional mentors and role models by their professional colleagues. They have shown a dedication for furthering the education and opportunities for cheer coaches and cheerleaders. The winner of this award will be recognized at the State Football and the ICCA Annual Spring Conference.  The stipulations for receiving this award may mean that it is not awarded annually. The ICCA Board nominates and votes on the recipient for this award at their October Board Meeting.

Distinguished Service Award — This award is given to a coach or former coach who has worked with cheerleaders for fifteen or more years. This extraordinary coach has stood the test of time by being patient and caring, and by building a strong cheerleading program in his/her school. This is a coach who has given his/her cheerleaders many opportunities especially participation in ICCA events. The winner of this award will be recognized at the ICCA State Cheerleading Championships and the Annual Spring Conference. The Distinguished Service Award is based upon merit and may not be awarded annually. The ICCA Board nominates and votes on the recipient for this award at their October Board Meeting.

Active Iowa Cheer Coach of the Year Award nomination forms are due December 20th. This award must be given to an active cheer coach in Iowa who must exemplify the highest standards of sportsmanship, ethical conduct, and community service. Coaches nominated for this award should be those actively involved in ICCA programs who seize opportunities to recognize cheerleaders on their squads. This person does not need to be in your district. Nominations will only be accepted from ICCA member schools. Any administrator or cheer coach may nominate any active cheer coach for this award. The winner will be honored at the ICCA Conference, the State Championships, and an Honor Squad performance. Please include at least two letters of recommendation (not more than three) along with the nomination form. The winner will be honored at the ICCA Conference, the State Championships, and an Honor Squad performance.

ICCA/Jeanne Ehn, P.O. Box 211, Conrad, IA 50621

Iowa Contributor of the Year Award nomination forms are due December 20th.
This award must go to someone who is not an active coach but may be a past coach. These are people you wish to recognize for their service to cheerleading in your district or throughout the state. They also must exemplify the highest standards of sportsmanship, ethical conduct, and moral character. You may nominate an adult who has contributed significantly to the success of cheerleading in your school or state. Please include one to two letters of recommendation (not more than three). Send completed nomination form and letters of recommendation to:

ICCA/Jeanne Ehn, P.O. Box 211, Conrad, IA 50621

Years of Service Award winners will be recognized at our Annual Spring Conference Banquet based on information taken from the conference registration form.

Activities/Athletic Director or Administrator Award nominations are due March 5.
Each year ICCA members are invited to nominate special administrators that go above and beyond in helping and recognizing their cheerleaders. You must be a member of ICCA to make a nomination. The Activities/Athletic Director or Administrator must have been in that position at the current school for at least three years. Nominations are sent and a special committee chooses a winner. The winner is presented a plaque and recognized at the ICCA Annual Spring Conference Banquet.
You may submit your nomination in letter form listing the administrator’s specific contributions to the cheerleading program, his/her philosophy on the role of cheerleading at your school, any awards he/she has received, any significant positions he/she has held in organizations, his/her previous education/athletic experience, and his/her educational background. This can all be obtained through an interview. Also send a letter of recommendation from another school Administrator or Booster Club President and a letter of recommendation from a cheerleader. Do not send more than the required three recommendation letters.
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All of the above information should be sent to:

ICCA/Jeanne Ehn, P.O. Box 211, Conrad, IA 50621

Sportsmanship Award nominations are due March 5.
Each year ICCA members are invited to recognize other schools and/or cheerleaders for exemplifying exceptional sportsmanship during the year. A member can send in a letter of recommendation. Award certificates are given to the recipients at the ICCA Spring Coaches Conference.
Letters of Recommendation should be sent to:

ICCA/Jeanne Ehn, P.O. Box 211, Conrad, IA 50621

Friend of Cheerleading Award nominations are due March 5.
Each year ICCA members are encouraged to recognize those people who contribute so much to our programs but get no money and no recognition. This award is a special way to recognize these great contributors. ICCA members write a letter of recognition. Award certificates are given to the nominating coaches at the ICCA Spring Coaches Conference and coaches can award them to their Friends of Cheerleading at a convenient time.
Letters of Recommendation should be sent to:

ICCA/Jeanne Ehn, P.O. Box 211, Conrad, IA 50621