The MHSA Practice Rule as it relates to spirit squads states, “No individual shall participate in a game until she/he has a minimum of ten (10) days of practice with at least one practice session per day on ten (10) different days (no practice permitted on Sunday) prior to the date of the first allowable game.”  What this means is your cheerleaders must have AT LEAST ten days of practice prior to their first appearance, however, this rule does not preclude them from beginning practices MORE than ten days prior if the school allows. There are no practice starting dates for cheerleaders.