Championship

Guidelines

USA Cheer Music Initiative (For all competing teams)

USA Cheer has released their Music Copyrights Educational Initiative, and as a part of the Spirit community, we have committed to sharing the information and implementing these guidelines at all of our cheer camps and competitions beginning immediately. This program has been designed to ensure that the cheer and dance team community is aware of U.S. copyright laws related to music.
Music Copyrights Educational Initiative Announcement
There is a lot of important information for all of us - event producers, coaches, choreographers, cheerleaders and dancers. Below, you will find an additional resource that provides you with options for the upcoming competition season.
View the preferred providers list here. This is a list of music producers that can help your team with all your music needs.
Teams must be able to provide proof of licensing when registering. This may include:
    - Proof of Purchase from a Preferred Provider
    - If using a single song, receipt from purchase of single song
    - If using an editor, (editors do not have to be on the Preferred Providers list), they must be able to provide you with proof of purchase from a preferred provider and proof of licensing for all sound effects and voice-overs included in the mix.

FORMS

SCHOOL - To be filled out by all teams

   * Eligibility/Appearance/Medical Forms
   * Paper Registration Form (Only if the Online Registration was not completed)

ALL STAR - To be filled out by all teams

   * Appearance/Medical/Crossover Forms
   * Paper Registration Form (Only if the Online Registration was not completed)

 

RULES AND DIVISIONS

 

ALL STAR - SCA follows the rules set forth by USASF

 

   * 2017 - 2018 Unified Scoring System
   * 2017 - 2018 All Star Score Sheet Samples
   * Level Appropriate Examples
   * Deduction System
   * 2017 - 2018 All Star Prep Scoring System
   * 2017 - 2018 Tiny Novice Scoring System

 

SCHOOL - SCA follows the rules set forth by AACCA

 

Each team will perform a choreographed routine not to exceed 2 minutes and 30 seconds. SCA recommends up to 1 minute and 30 seconds of the routine be performed to music, however, it may have music in its entirety. Non -Tumbling Divisions will prohibit all tumbling, except for inversions into or from load in positions, stunts and pyramids. Tumbling is defined as any skill with feet over head rotation.

 

   * 2017 - 2018 School Performance & GameDay Divisions
   * 2017 - 2018 Skill Restrictions and Scoring
   * 2017 - 2018 School Performance Score sheet Samples
   * 2017 - 2018 School Game Day Battle Restrictions
   * 2017 - 2018 School Game Day Battle Sample Score Sheets

 

RECREATION - SCA follows the rules set forth by USASF

 

Traditional Rec is defined as a lower commitment and/or entry-level competitive rec division that has level restrictions and will be judged on the All Star Prep Scoring System. Please refer to the All Star section and click on the link 2017 - 2018 All Star Prep Scoring System. Traditional Rec will follow the level guidelines for All Star Prep set forth by USASF with the skill caps listed below.

 

   * 2017 - 2018 Recreation Performance Divisions

 

In order to maintain the integrity of these Traditional Rec divisions, the following skill caps will be in place:

 

   * No basket tosses allowed at any time
   * No stunt quantity or coed quantity requirement
   * Jumps are capped to the 4.8 range
   * Stunt Difficulty, Pyramid Difficulty, Standing Tumbling Difficulty/Running Tumbling Difficulty are capped at the LOW range

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