Registration is open at 9:00 am in the lobby of the River Center. Coaches must register teams before their scheduled warm up time. There will be no formal coaches meeting so teams may arrive and register at their convenience. SCA representatives will be available to assist you and answer any questions 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.
Schedules will be sent to head coaches/advisors by Wednesday, February 3. All times are subject to change due to cancellations and additions beyond our control. The performance order will be updated several times throughout the week prior to the competition. The schedule will be finalized on Thursday, February 4. Coaches will receive a copy of the schedule in their registration packets; however, there will be no additional paper copies of the schedule at the competition. Please review the schedule; if you have a scheduling conflict email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will try our best to accommodate all teams. Practice times will be 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 be prepared and stay informed of any possible changes in performance times on the day of the event. SCA will not be responsible for parents and spectators who miss performances or award ceremonies. Please note that all times are approximate, subject to change, and can fluctuate by as much as 15 minutes in either direction.
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 warmup 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 are strictly enforced. Teams that miss their practice time will forfeit their practice. Due to the high volume of crossovers, SCA will do it’s best to accommodate teams. Performance and Practice times are sent to the head coach/advisor of each team.
Every participant must have a completed waiver in order to participate in the SCA Battle at the Capitol Championship. Any one person who has not submitted a completed waiver prior to their practice time will be unable to perform. Waivers are available on our website under each heading along with the registration form. Waivers must be turned in at registration.
Any participant who competes on more than one team within an All Star organization is considered a crossover. Crossovers will pay one full price fee and a crossover fee for every additional team they compete on.
Teams will perform in reverse order of their registration. The team that registered first will compete last in that division.
Music may be on a CD, ipod, phone or tablet. Be sure that if you are using a phone, iPod or tablet that the notifications are turned off. One representative of your team will be responsible for playing the music during the competition. This individual must remain at the sound station throughout the entire routine.
All score sheets will be available after each award ceremony at the Championship Gear Table. Please send one coach to retrieve your team’s scores.
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 2:33.
SCA requires that all teams 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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SCA has competition specific t-shirts and sweatshirts for purchase for your event memorabilia.
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.
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.
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.