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2016 - 2017 CHAMPIONS CUP SERIES
COMPETITION CATEGORIES & GUIDELINES


Competition Categories and Guidelines

  1. ALL-STAR - Teams formed for the primary purpose of competition and are not part of a school team or provide support for any sport. Teams represent a private gym or studio and are coached by paid professionals.
    • No minimum time requirements
    • Two minutes and thirty seconds (2:30) maximum time limit for routine
    • Entire routine (including dance, stunts, tumbling) may be choreographed to music
    • May perform to a combination of cheer and music with no deduction
    • Minimum of four (4) eight counts of dance in the routine
    • The following props are permitted: signs, megaphones, flags, banners and poms
    • Champions Cup Series Safety Rules apply to all routines. (Exceptions to rules only upon submission of official inquiry - see Rule Interpretation or Difficulty Evaluation)
  2. SCHOOL - Teams where members attend and represent a state recognized school where squads are formed to support school athletics or official school competition teams.
    • No minimum time requirements
    • Two minutes and thirty seconds (2:30) maximum time limit for routine
    • Minimum of four (4) eight counts of dance in the routine
    • Routine must include at least one cheer or chant
    • Champions Cup Series Safety Rules apply to all routines. (Exceptions to rules only upon submission of official inquiry - see Rule Interpretation or Difficulty Evaluation)
  3. YOUTH LEAGUE/RECREATION - Community teams formed to provide support for league sports and are coached by non-paid, recreational coaches. Recreation teams formed for special performances, parades, etc. would also participate in this division.
    • No minimum time requirement
    • Two minutes and thirty seconds (2:30) maximum time limit for routine
    • Minimum of four (4) eight counts of dance in the routine
    • Routine must include at least one (1) cheer or chant
    • Champions Cup Series Safety Rules apply to all routines. (Exceptions to rules only upon submission of official inquiry - see Rule Interpretation or Difficulty Evaluation)
  4. SPECIAL OLYMPICS
    • No minimum time limit for routine
    • Two minutes and 30 seconds (2:30) maximum time limit for routine
    • Entire routine (including dance, stunts, tumbling) may be choreographed to music
    • The following props are permitted: poms, megaphones and signs
    • Champions Cup Series Safety Rules apply to all routines. (Exceptions to rules only upon submission of official inquiry - see Rule Interpretation or Difficulty Evaluation)
  5. STUNT GROUP - maximum of 5 members
    • One minute (1:00) maximum time limit for routine
    • No cheers, chants, jumps, tumbling, dance or pyramids in the routine
    • Only one flyer in the air at one time
    • All competitors must start routine with both feet on the ground
    • Entire routine must be choreographed to music with only stunts
    • No props of any kind are permitted
    • Champions Cup Series Safety Rules apply to all routines. (Exceptions to rules only upon submission of official inquiry - see Rule Interpretation or Difficulty Evaluation)
  6. PARTNER STUNT - maximum of 2 members
    • One minute (1:00) maximum time limit for routine
    • No cheers, chants, jumps, tumbling, dance or pyramids in the routine
    • Both competitors must start routine with both feet on the ground
    • Entire routine must be choreographed to music with only stunts
    • No props of any kind are permitted
    • Partner stunts must provide one spotter
    • Champions Cup Series Safety Rules apply to all routines. (Exceptions to rules only upon submission of official inquiry - see Rule Interpretation or Difficulty Evaluation)
  7. TRIO/DUET/INDIVIDUAL - male or female
    • One minute and thirty seconds (1:30) maximum time limit for routine. No minimum time limit
    • Must include at least one (1) cheer, chant or sideline
    • Music may be used for entire routine or just a portion. Pre-recorded music should be low during the cheer portion so judges can hear participant's voice
    • Routine must include a minimum of three (3) jumps and tumbling skills - standing or running
    • Must include a minimum of four (4) eight (8) counts of dance
    • Champions Cup Series Safety Rules apply to all routines. (Exceptions to rules only upon submission of official inquiry - see Rule Interpretation or Difficulty Evaluation)
  8. BEST JUMPER - male or female
    • One minute (1:00) maximum time limit for routine
    • Must perform three (3) different jumps
    • Jumps may be performed individually or consecutively
    • One routine per participant
    • If more than 3 jumps performed only the first 3 jumps will be scored
    • Age groups follow USASF age divisions for Tiny, Mini, Youth, Junior, Senior, Open
    • Champions Cup Series Safety Rules apply to all routines. (Exceptions to rules only upon submission of official inquiry - see Rule Interpretation or Difficulty Evaluation)
  9. BEST TUMBLER - male or female
    • One minute (1:00) maximum time limit for routine
    • Must perform 1 running tumbling pass AND 1 standing tumbling pass
    • Running tumbling pass consists of a minimum of 3 tumbling skills
    • Standing tumbling pass consists of a minimum of 2 tumbling skills
    • One routine per participant
    • Age groups follow USASF age divisions for Tiny, Mini, Youth, Junior, Senior, Open
    • There are no limitations to the difficulty of skills performed per age group, however participants will be disqualified for trying skills beyond their capabilities and/or not performing a skill safely.
    • Champions Cup Series Safety Rules apply to all routines. (Exceptions to rules only upon submission of official inquiry - see Rule Interpretation or Difficulty Evaluation)