General Rules

1. Division are broken up by JH, JV, Varsity (CCA reserves the right to combine divisions based on competition registrations)

2. Tumbling is restricted to standing BHS and Back Tuck (during free spirit between sections)

3. No running tumbling is allowed

4. Maximum number of participants allowed on the performance floor at a time is 15 you may substitute participants in and out as needed

5. It is the responsibility of the school coach that each team member, coach, parents, and other persons affiliated with the school conduct themselves in an appropriate manner

6. Teams must refrain from taunting, bragging, or suggestive expressions or gestures as well as discrimination of any nature

7. Coaches are responsible for ensuring that their team adheres to the guidelines set for in the CCA Music Moves and Dress policy

8. The use of signs, poms, flags, and megaphones are allowed and encouraged for performances. The use of additional props is not permitted

9. CCA rules require cheer and spirit performances shall be in accordance with safety standards prescribed by the American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators Rules in additions to the rules that are presented in this document

10. Signs or props may be placed or dropped outside the competition area by a team member who must remain inside the competition area

Sections

Teams will be evaluated on their ability to lead the crowd, proper skill incorporations, performance, motions, showmanship and overall routine. Game Time functionality is heavily emphasized Performances should be prepared as if they were Game Time performances at a school sporting event. Teams will be evaluated in the following three areas:

  1. Sideline
    • Prepare your own sidelines, one offense and one defense
    • The goal should be for the crowd to be involved
    • No tumbling or stunting is permitted during this section of the routine
    • An announcement will be made prior the sideline portion of the routine, your team must react with appropriate GameTime material
  2. Band Chant
    • Teams will need to provide their own band chant music.
    • Band Chant music should be obtained legally and licensed,
    • Band Chants from CCA summer camp are encouraged!
    • Incorporation of props is encouraged
    • Basic stunts are allowed (No spinning/inverted stunts) single leg extended libs are allowed dismounts are limited to Straight cradles, Full twisting cradles, and pop/sponge downs No basket tosses
  3. Timeout/Cheer
    • One song may be used during your timeout, (if you are going to use music choose something that will help your team lead the crowd not music to dance to)
    • Music should be obtained legally and licensed, if you would like more information about how to obtain licensed music please contact Pete Graham at pete@cheercca.com
    • Cheers from CCA summer camp are encouraged!
    • You should spend this time leading the crowd
    • Incorporation of props is encouraged
    • Basic stunts are allowed (No spinning/inverted stunts) single leg extended libs are allowed
    • Dismounts are limited to Straight cradles, Full twisting cradles, and pop/sponge downs No basket tosses
    • Hitch pyramids are allowed if used in a way that encourages GameTime spirit.

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