SCHOOL AND REC. CHEER DIVISIONS AND RULES

















SCHOOL TEAMS AND REC. TEAMS: 
Can enter any or all of the following divisions:
2 1/2 MIN. ROUTINE
GAME CHEER
NON BUILDING CHEER
NON TUMBLING CHEER
SIDE LINE
TIME OUT CHEER
TIME OUT DANCE
FIGHT SONG


CHEERS! Inc. reserves the right to open, close, or combine divisions prior to the competition

GENERAL GUIDELINES:
1.All teams will have a maximum of 2 minutes and 30 seconds to complete their routine. There are no minimum time requirements on any type of routine. Timing and judging of routines will begin with the first organized movement or the first note of music. Timing will end with a last note of music or the ending motion or pose is held. Introductions, spell-outs and/or organized entrances are considered part of the routine and are timed as part of the performance. All participants should walk onto the floor and immediately start their routine after placement of any props. 
2.All cheerleading team members must stay on the competition floor during tumbling, stunts, and mounts.  There will be no deduction if you transition off the competition floor. 
3. Poms, megaphones, flags, banners and signs are the only props allowed in the cheer division.
4.All school teams must consist of official members governed by their school and school district.  SUBSTITUTIONS may be made in the event of an injury or other serious circumstance. However, all substitutions must be pre-approved by CHEERS! Inc.
5.One representative from your group will be responsible for running your music during the competition.  This person is required to stay at the sound table for the team’s entire performance.  Bring two CDs of your music.  In the event that your routine is interrupted due to failure of the Cheers! Inc. equipment, you may restart your routine.  If the interruption is the result of your equipment, supplies, personnel or injury, you may either continue the routine from the interruption or withdraw from the competition.  
6.Routines and music must be appropriate for family viewing.  Any vulgar or suggestive movements, words, or music may result in a deduction.
7.Poor sportsmanship will NOT be tolerated from performers, coaches, or parents.  This can result in not only a deduction, but a complete withdrawal from the competition with no fees returned.  Please discuss the importance of good sportsmanship with your participants and your parents before the competition.  LET’S HAVE FUN AND NOT RUIN THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT!!!!  
8.All participants must submit a signed waiver form prior to performing, NO EXCEPTIONS! 

 SAFETY GUIDELINES
  We follow AACCA Rules and guidelines: Click here to go to their site
                                Division Descriptions:
 (Reminder that Middle schools are not allowed to to basket tosses)
** 2 1/2 Minute Routine- May consist of a cheer, tumbling, jumps, pyramids, stunts,  and dance.  There is no time limit on the music, but the total routine cannot exceed 2 1/2 minutes.
** Game Cheer- May consist of tumbling, jumps, pyramids and stunts.
No music is allowed and the cheer cannot exceed 1 1/2 minutes.
**  Non Building Cheer- Partner stunts, pyramids and tosses are prohibited. Time limit may not exceed 1 1/2 minutes. (**No Tosses for MS)
** Non Tumbling Cheer- All tumbling ( feet over head rotation) is prohibited. Time limit may not exceed 1 1/2 minutes.
** Side Line- A side line chant that is repeated 4-5 times.  May consist of standing tumbling and jumps.  Running tumbling and stunts/pyramids/tosses are prohibited.
**  Time out Cheer- May consist of tumbling, jumps, pyramids and stunts.  No music is allowed and the cheer cannot exceed 1min.
** Time out Dance- A dance performed by the cheer team that would normally be performed at a time out of a ball game. Time limit cannot exceed 1:15 min.
** Fight Song- Fight song performed to fight song music.  May consist of standing tumbling and jumps.  Running tumbling and stunts/pyramids/tosses are prohibited.


          Great registration fee:
$25.00 per cheerleader for the 1st routine, then an additional $10 per cheerleader for each additional division entered. (i.e. enter Game Cheer, Sideline and 2 1/2 min routine for $45 per cheerleader)