General Information

COACHES INFORMATION

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 SCA website and turned in at registration. Teams will not be able to compete without this form.

 

PRICING

SCA Battle Championships are Premier Events. Entry fee for each event is $75.00 per athlete when registered 30 days prior to the event. After that, the entry fee will be $85 per athlete. Cross-over fees for all-star athletes is $55.00.

 

WARM UP AND PERFORMANCE TIMES

Schedules will be sent to head coaches/advisors by the Wednesday prior to the event. 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 prior to the event. 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 scachampionships@aol.com.  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.

 

WARM UP AND PERFORMANCE AREAS

SCA Championships 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

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.

 

COMPETITION WAIVERS

Every participant must have a completed waiver in order to participate in all SCA Championships. 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.

 

CROSSOVER FEES

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 ($75.00) and a crossover fee ($55.00) for every additional team they compete on.

  

PERFORMANCE ORDER

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

 

MUSIC

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.

  

SCORE SHEETS

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.

 

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 2:33.

  • All Star Teams – 2:30 minutes (exception; All-Star Prep maximum of 2:00 minutes) 
  • School Teams – 2:30 minutes (exception; Game Day Performance Routine has a maximum of 3:00 minutes)

 

COPYRIGHT

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.

For additional information CLICK HERE

 

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

SCA has competition specific t-shirts and sweatshirts for purchase for your event memorabilia.

 

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.

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