All Star cheerleading teams do not cheer for other sports teams.... They are the TEAM!!!
All Star cheerleading is a competition sport that involves females and/or males performing a 2 minute & 30 second routine composed of stunting, pyramids, group tumbling, jumping and a dance break. This routine is performed and scored against other competitive teams at various local, regional, national, and worldwide competitions.
When we refer to group tumbling, we mean skills like cartwheels and back handsprings. Stunting refers to a group of two or more individuals that elevate another cheerleader in the air. This also includes partner stunting that may only include one base and one flyer. Pyramids are a form of stunting but are done as a large group and are interconnected. Dance break is a portion of a routine that consists of choreographed high-energy dance moves.
The athletes are not only trained to get their bodies to peak physical fitness but also learn the important “life lesson’s” of respect, dedication, self-confidence, commitment, sportsmanship and most importantly, teamwork.
All Star cheerleading teams differ from other teams by training year-round for competitions. They also differ from most other sports in that every team member is vital to the team and the performance. Everybody has an integral part! Each member of the squad is trained in all aspects of the sport in order to develop their skills to reach their maximum potential.
All Star teams typically consist of 5 to 38 athletes. Squads can be either co-ed or all girl. Teams are carefully constructed to include all the elements needed to perform the complex routines of basing, flying, tumbling and dancing. Most of these well-rounded athletes are capable of performing all of these skills.
Competition routines are typically 2.30 minutes in length. Music is added to each element and transition of the routine to enhance the intricate choreography. At competitions, the teams are divided by age and ability level. The routines are judged based on difficulty, execution, creativity, and showmanship.
Competitions are the focus point where all the teams’ hard work is put to the test.
CHEERLEADING SECTIONS OFFERED AT ALL AASCF EVENTS
Cheer Routine: Build/Toss/Dance/Tumble - 2.30 minutes
Minimum of 5 persons
Strictly only practice stunts & tumbling under the USASF/IASF guidelines and the guidance of experienced & qualified coaches & spotters. Performed on a 7 or 9 run All Star Competition size cheerleading floor, to high-energy music, your routine must display safety, technique & transition. Routines should include dance, tumbling, stunt, pyramids, jumps & motions, tosses - Exception: Level 1 routines cannot have tosses.
Group/Partner Stunt Routine - 60 seconds
2 persons in partner stunt section & 3 - 5 persons in group stunt section
Strictly only practice stunts & tumbling under the guidance of experienced & qualified coaches. Performed to high-energy music, your aim is to safely execute as many stunts as possible in 60 seconds. Your routine must display safety, technique & transition. You must follow the USASF/IASF guidelines. A stunt routine is a display of stunt to music. Please note that dance, jumps, baskets tosses, pyramids & independent tumbling is not on the Stunt score card.
ALL SECTIONS FOLLOW THE USASF CHEER & DANCE GUIDELINES
AASCF 2017 CHEER AGE DIVISIONS & LEVELS
*The age of the cheer competitor must be in the year of the competition
I.e. If you are entering in Cheer “Tiny” in 2017 your athletes must be 6 years or younger in the year of competition being 2017, if they turn 7 it must be after 31st December 2017. If you enter in Open in 2017, 14 years & over, they must turn 14 by 31st December in the year of competition being 2017, they cannot turn 14 after the 31st December 2017.
International Open Cheer Teams age restrictions
International Open Level 5 teams: an athlete must at least be 14 years of age on or before December 31, 2018. Please note: Athletes that are not 14 on or before December 31, 2017 may not compete in an
Open Level 5 team before July 25, 2017
International Open Level 6 teams: an athlete must at least be 17 years of age on or before December 31, 2018. Please note: Athletes that are not 17 on or before December 31, 2017 may not compete in an
Open Level 6 team before July 25, 2017