Broken Arrow Public Schools has an award winning cheer program – winning a 2021 and 2019 UCA Game Day National Championship, NCA National Championships in 2012 and 2014, Large Co-Ed OSSAA State Championships from 2012-2016 and in 2022, and a Gameday State Championship in 2017. Broken Arrow Cheer was also named OSSAA Academic State Champions in 2021. BAPS Cheer has a long tradition in Broken Arrow.
The BAPS Cheer program currently has three teams. These teams consists of the following:
1 Varsity Team (Grades 9 – 12)
1 Junior Varsity Team (Grades 9 – 11)
1 Junior High Team (Grades 7 & 8)
The Cheer teams are always on the move during the sports seasons. Varsity can expect to travel to every football and basketball game while lower grades will be at all home games. JV cheer will also travel to wrestling tournaments and cheer at home wrestling duals.
They will also be busy year round, with summer camps, competitions in the fall, as well as nationals in January (NCA) or February (UCA) and STUNT in March and April. With tryouts occurring in March or April each year, Broken Arrow Cheer is a year round sport.
In order to participate in the BAPS Cheer program, athletes are required to try-out. All students in 7th grade and up are eligible to tryout for the BAPS Cheer program.
The junior high cheer team practices 3 times a week at the cheer gym. High School cheer can be a 1st or 6th hour course depending on the team and practice will normally run after school hours.
Physicals are mandatory. In order to tryout or participate in any athletic activity for any school year, the athlete must turn a current physical into the coach at the time of tryouts. Only physicals dated after May 1 of the current school year will be accepted for tryouts and will be valid through the end of the following school year.