School

School Rules

2018/2019 Season:

Canadian Cheer events in Ontario and Quebec will follow IASF rules. Click below for a copy of the rules:

IASF RULES

The divisions coordinate with IASF rules as follows:
IASF Level 2: Novice
IASF Level 3: Intermediate
IASF Level 4: Advanced

*Note: Cheer Canada/ICU divisions and rules are slightly different than IASF. Please be aware of these differences and if assistance is needed email marcy@canadiancheer.com

Canadian CheerFest in British Columbia will use Cheer Canada/BCCA Scholastic Rules and Guidelines.

School Rules - British Columbia

FAQ for School Scoring:

Is a cheer required?
– No, a cheer is optional. If your team chooses to follow Cheer Canada’s cheer requirements/guidelines you will be ranked in a division against teams who do and do not have a cheer based on the skills in your entire music routine and cheer. You will also be ranked separately against all teams that have a cheer. The cheer is evaluated separately and based on the Cheer Canada scoring and cheer requirements. There is no additional cost to being evaluated in both divisions. Any skills executed during the cheer will be evaluated for difficulty, technique, creativity and performance. The cheer will also be judged separately on the Cheer Canada scholastic cheer component scoring system.
— Teams in British Columbia at Canadian CheerFest will follow the BCCA/Cheer Canada rules, scoring and division guidelines.

How long does the music have to be if we do a cheer?
– Any length for the music portion between 1:30 sec and 2:30 sec is permitted. Cheer, if chosen to include, may be 0:30 sec to 1:00 long or any length in between. If you have a different routine time outline or follow a different rule set that requires a routine that falls outside these guidelines please contact marcy@canadiancheer.com for additional options. Our goal is to be as flexible as possible.
— Teams in British Columbia at Canadian CheerFest will follow the BCCA/Cheer Canada rules, scoring and division guidelines.

What if we usually follow Cheer Canada/ICU rules?
– Only teams in the Advanced (Level 4) division need to be aware of the difference in rules and allowable skills. Check the Cheer Canada Level Appropriate Skills list against our All Star skills list to see what the differences are, school and all star follow the same rules at our events.
– Teams in British Columbia at Canadian CheerFest will follow the BCCA/Cheer Canada rules, scoring and division guidelines. 

What rules do College/University teams follow?
– We offer Collegiate Advanced (IASF Level 4 rules) and Collegiate 6 (IASF level 6) rules. No cheer is required, but teams may choose to do a cheer. Any skills executed during the cheer will be evaluated for difficulty, technique, creativity and performance. The cheer will also be judged separately on the Cheer Canada scholastic cheer component scoring system.
– Teams in British Columbia at Canadian CheerFest will follow the BCCA/Cheer Canada rules, scoring and division guidelines. 

Divisions

2018/2019 Season: Ontario & Quebec

Division Levels Available Age Gender Participants
Primary NOV (2), INT(3) Grades 1-6 Male/Female 5 – Unlt’d
Junior NOV(2), INT(3), ADV(4) Grades 1-9 Male/Female 5 – Unlt’d
Senior Non-Tumbling NOV(2) Grades 7-12 Male/Female 5-20
Small Senior NOV(2) Grades 7-12 Male/Female 5-20
Large Senior NOV(2) Grades 7-12 Male/Female 21-Unlt’d
Small Senior INT(3), ADV(4) Grades 7-12 No Males 5-20
Large Senior INT(3), ADV(4) Grades 7-12 No Males 21- Unlt’d
Senior Coed INT(3), ADV(4) Grades 7-12 Male/Female 5 – Unlt’d
Cegep* 5 Cegep Only Male/Female 5 – Unlt’d
Collegiate 4 Post Secondary Male/Female 5 – Unlt’d
Collegiate All-Girl 6 Post Secondary No Males 5 – Unlt’d
Collegiate Coed 6 Post Secondary Male/Female 5 – Unlt’d
Cheer Only All levels All divisions Male/Female 5 – Unlt’d

*In order to qualify for the Cegep division, a team must be from an official Cegep school.

*Cheer Only division is a separate division that evaluates a traditional sideline style cheer. Signs, poms, megaphones are encouraged in a 30 second cheer designed to lead the crowd. Teams MAY choose to incorporate a 30 second cheer prior to their 2 – 2:30 second music portion of the routine for this season. Teams who choose this option will be ranked and evaluated in their appropriate age and level division for the music portion of the routine, and will also be entered into a second division that evaluates and ranks their Cheer against all other teams choosing to do a Cheer. Their is no cost difference to enter the Cheer division when the team is also doing a standard music routine. For additional clarification email marcy@canadiancheer.com

2018/2019 Season: British Columbia

Division Levels Available Age Gender Participants
Junior ICU Intermediate Grades 7-9 Male/Female 5 – 30
Junior ICU Median Grades 7-9 Male/Female 5 – 30
Senior ICU Intermediate Grades 8-12 Male/Female 5-30
Senior ICU Advanced Grades 8-12 No Males 5-30
Senior Coed ICU Advanced Grades 8-12 1+ Male 5-30
Senior Non-Tumbling ICU Advanced Grades 8-12 1-2 Males 5-30

Scoring

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