It’s Year Nine For CAS-CIAC Battle of the Fans!


Do you think your school’s student section is the best in Connecticut, demonstrating the best mix of creativity, school spirit, and sportsmanship? NOW’S YOUR CHANCE TO PROVE IT! Take part in the 2022-2023 CAS-CIAC Battle of the Fans (BOTF) and have your school recognized as the top cheering section in Connecticut. It’s now year number nine and we have seen increased participation each year, but we can do better. Will your school step up and show us what it can do?

Does your school have what it takes to capture the distinction as the best student section in Connecticut this year? This is the chance to find out.


  • Battle of the Fans is a competition designed to encourage positive fan behavior from school student sections and highlight the great things schools are doing to promote sportsmanship and supportive fan conduct.
  • Student-submitted Instagram Reels or TikTok videos will highlight the school’s commitment to sportsmanship, and school spirit.
  • A committee appointed by  CAS-CIAC will judge the submissions.


  • Schools should record an Instagram Reel or TikTok video, highlighting their school’s sportsmanship and school spirit. Through text and images, the video should highlight why your school should win the Battle of the Fans. Be loud, be creative, have fun!. Videos should not exceed (:90) in length. Post your Reel or video by noon, on Friday, January 20, 2023.
  •  Check out a Battle of the Fans example video from St. Paul Catholic High School here.
  • Email the link to Cherese Miller-Odukwe at cmilleratcasciacdotorg


  • Videos will be judged on sportsmanship, school spirit, originality, and student section leadership. Be as loud and positive as possible.
  • Three finalists will be chosen, and the CAS-CIAC team will visit each finalists’ school on a game night.
  • The winner will be announced prior to the CIAC Basketball Championships at Mohegan Sun, and the winning school will be honored as part of the finals March 18-19 at Mohegan Sun.

IMPORTANT DATES (All deadline dates are 2023)

1/20 – Instagram  Reel or TikTok videos are due by noon

1/27 – Finalists are announced

1/27-2/28 – CIAC staff visits finalists

3/6 – Winner announced

3/18-19 – Winning school recognized at basketball finals at Mohegan Sun


Sportsmanship and positive student interactions are at the heart of the mission for CAS-CIAC. The Battle of the Fans hopes to inspire and recognize schools that use sporting events as an opportunity to foster a welcoming and fun school climate through supportive and creative cheering and behavior. This is a chance for student leaders to highlight the best of your school and showcase the great things students around the state are doing. Use the Twitter hashtag #CTBOTF to share ideas and spread the word about your school’s video. Good luck, have fun, and be positive!


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