Guidelines

 

Cheer - Age Division

2015-2016 Age Grid

 
Cheer - All-Star - General/General Safety/Ability Levels

2014-2015 General/ General Safety/ Ability Level Guidelines

 
Cheer - School/Rec - Ability Levels

Cheer Ability Levels for School / Rec

 

 

1. Show

This ability level is offered to the following age divisions:

  • All-Star – Tiny Tot, Pee Wee, Mini, Youth

  • School/Recreational - Elementary and Jr. Prep


Show teams do not compete

All Show team participants will receive a trophy
Time limit is 2 minutes maximum
All routines must follow the USASF Safety Guidelines

 

 

2. Exhibition

This ability level is offered to the following age divisions:

  • All-Star - Junior, Jr. Coed, Sr. Open, Senior and Sr. Coed

  • School/Recreational - Jr. High, Jr. Varsity, Varsity and Coed

  • Special Needs – All Ages


Exhibition teams do not compete

All Exhibition team participants will receive a trophy

Time limit is 2 minutes maximum

All routines must follow the AACCA Safety Guidelines

 

 

3. Novice Skill Restrictions

  • Standing Tumbling: Standing Tumbling is limited to a standing single back handspring. (Standing back handspring series and jump/back handspring combinations are not allowed). Standing tucks are not allowed.

  • Running Tumbling: Running Tumbling is limited to front and back handspring series. Flips and aerials are not allowed (no tucks).

  • Stunts: Single leg stunts may not be held or pass through an extended position. (No extended liberties). Twisting transitions are limited to 1/2 twist by the top person (full ups are not allowed). Release moves must start below prep level and must be caught at prep level or below. Release moves may not pass above extended arm level. All release moves must land in a cradle. Inversions in stunts are not allowed.

  • Pyramids: Extended one leg stunts must be braced by at least one person at prep level or below. Connection must be made prior to executing single leg extended stunt and must be made at prep level or below. Any time a person is relesed by the bases and braced by other top persons, they may not perform any skill during transition and must land in a cradle. Inversions in pyramids (i.e. braced flis) are not allowed.

  • Dismounts: Only straight pop downs, basic straight cradles and 1/4 turns are allowed.

  • Tosses: The only body position allowed is a straight ride.

 

 

4. Intermediate Skill Restrictions

  • Standing Tumbling: Flips are not allowed. (No standing back tucks or back handspring back tucks).

  • Running Tumbling: Flips may not be performed in a tuck position. Flips may only be performed from a round off or round off back handspring entry. No tumbling is allowed after the flip. No twisting during tumbling.

  • Stunts: Twisting transitions to and from an extended position may not exceed 1/2 twisting rotation. Release moves may not pass above extended arm level.

  • Pyramids: During a pyramid transition, top person may pass above 2 persons high while in direct, arm-to-arm contact with 2 other top persons at prep level or below. Inversions in pyramids (i.e. braced flips) are not allowed.

  • Dismounts: Only straight pop downs, basic straight rides and 1/4 turns are allowed from any single leg stunt. Up to 1 1/4 twists are allowed from any two leg stunt.

  • Tosses: Up to 1 trick allowed during a toss. Tosses may not exceed 1 twisting rotation.

 

 

5. Advanced Skills

  • Advanced teams will follow the standard AACA Safety Guidelines with no other skill restrictions

 

 

6. Elementary / Junior High / Middle School Skill Restrictions

  • Teams will follow Additional Restrictions as listed in the AACCA Safety Guidelines.

 
Dance - Age Divisions & Categories

Dance Age Divisions

2015-2016 Dance Divisions & Guidelines

*The age of the competitor as of August 31, 2015 will be the age used for competition purposes throughout the 2015 - 2016 season.

**United Cheer reserves the right to offer an "open" category (any style) instead of separate categories, i.e. Jazz, Pom or Hip Hop at any age division.

 
Dance - Glossary

2015-2016 Dance Glossary

 
Dance - Rules

2015-2016 Dance Rules

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