Battle at the Capitol

General Information

COACHES INFORMATION

Registration is open from 9:00am through 10 minutes prior to the last practice time. Teams need to register before their scheduled practice. All information pertaining to the event are given to the coaches at that time. No formal meeting will be held so teams may arrive to the competition at their convenience. Coaches are encouraged to ask any SCA Representative questions that you may have.

 

 

All Star Teams must provide a Team Roster printed from the USASF website and turned in at registration.
Teams will not be able to compete without this form.

 

 

 

PRACTICE AND PERFORMANCE TIMES

Schedule are sent to each head coach/Advisor by the Wednesday prior to the event. All times are subject to change due to cancellations and additions beyond our control.  Southwestern Cheerleaders Association.  may update the performance order several times throughout the week, the schedule will be final the Thursday prior to the event.  Coaches will receive a copy in their registration packets however,  there will be no additional paper copies of the schedule at the event. If you have a scheduling conflict, SCA will do it’s best to accommodate all teams as best as we can. Please let us know immediately by calling 337-477-5218. Practice times are strictly enforced. Teams that do not arrive at the scheduled time will forfeit their practice.

Although we make every effort to follow the performance order as closely as possible, the nature of any live event requires flexibility.  We encourage you to stay informed of any possible changes in performance times the day of the event.  SCA cannot be held responsible for parents and spectators who miss performances or award ceremonies.   All times are approximate, subject to change & can fluctuate by as much as 15 minutes in each direction.

 

PRACTICE AND PERFORMANCE AREAS

SCA Battle at the Capitol will have a 54 x 42 ft. Spring Floor for competition. Practice area will consist of an area of mats to stretch or warm-up stunts, a spring strip to warm-up tumbling and a  54 x 42 ft Foam Cheer Floor to warm-up the routine. Only athletes and coaches are permitted to enter the practice/warm-up area at the event.

 

PRACTICE TIMES

Practice times are strictly enforced. Any team that misses their practice time will forfeit their practice. Due to the high volume of crossovers, SCA will do it’s best to accommodate teams. Approximate Performance and Practice times are sent to the head coach/advisor of each team.

 

COMPETITION WAIVERS

Each participant must have a completed waiver in order to participate in the SCA Battle at the Capitol. Any person that does not have a completed waiver prior to their practice time will be unable to perform. Waivers are available on our web site under each Heading along with the registration form. Waivers can be turned in at registration.

 

CROSSOVER FEES

Any participant who competes on more than one team within an all star organization is considered a crossover. That participant will pay one full price fee and then the crossover fee for every additional team they compete.

 

PERFORMANCE ORDER

Teams will perform in reverse order of their registration. The team that registered first will compete last in that division.

 

AWARDS

  • Each team will receive a placement trophy
  • Each Champion team will receive a Champion Trophy
  • Each Champion team will receive a Champion Banner

 

CHAMPIONSHIP GEAR

Southwestern Cheerleaders Association has Competition Specific t-shirts and sweatshirts available as well as other Cheer Clothing. 

 

MUSIC

Please bring TWO high quality copies of your music. CD’s or MP3/Ipod’s please.

* Be sure that if you are using a phone, Ipod or tablet that the notifications are turned off.

One representative of your group/individual will be responsible for playing the music during the competition. This person must stay at the sound area throughout the entire routine.

 

SCORE SHEETS

All score sheets are available after each award ceremony at the Championship Gear Table. Please send one coach to retrieve your team’s scores.

 

SPOTTERS

Southwestern Cheerleaders Association believes in providing a SAFE environment for all participants and because of this, we allow teams to provide their own spotters from their organization. Competition routines and individual cheerleading skills continue to become more dynamic each year. Routines are consistently featuring partner stunts, basket tosses, and pyramids and tumbling sequences that are nearly impossible to spot effectively without the safety spotters having intimate knowledge of each routine prior to a competition. Teams are encouraged to have routine spotters, but it is the discretion of the organization’s coaches, directors, etc. whether or not they feel it is necessary.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

If your team needs to cancel for any reason, following policies will be enforced. All Cancellations must be submitted in writing to the SCA office.

  • 30 or more days prior to the event, you are eligible to receive a Full Refund.
  • 15 days prior to the event, you are eligible to Transfer fees to the event for the following season.
  • There is absolutely No Refund 14 days or less prior to the event. There will be no exceptions.
  • There are No Refunds for teams or participants that no-show at an event.

If your team participant numbers change for any reason, there is NO REFUND of the difference. The credit can be applied to the event the following competition season.


MUSIC/TIME LIMITS

Timing begins with the first movement, cheer, or note of music, whichever comes first. Any organized entrances, chants, spell-outs, tumbling, etc. will automatically start the clock. Teams will be assessed a penalty if the routine exceeds two minutes and thirty-three seconds.

  • All Star Teams – 2:30 minutes (exception All-Star Prep maximum of 2:00 minutes) 
  • School Teams – 2:30 minutes (more info to come) 


Copyright

SCA requires that all teams should comply with US Copyright laws. All teams are required to produce a license for their music at the time of registration in order to be compliant. If you have questions about US Copyright laws, please ask your music provider for information.

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