Rule Book and Scoring System
Please find the most up-to-date version of the Cheer and Dance Rules BelowPlease note that the Future Cheer Age Grid has some differences to the USASF Cheer & Dance Age Grids. The Age Grids for all our events can be found here
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Additional Competition Rules and Procedures New or additional rules are shown in RED
Routine Time Limits:
Timing will begin with the first choreographed movement or beat of music, whichever comes first -
Cheer - 2 minutes 30 seconds
Dance - Minimum 1 minute 45 seconds. Maximum 2 minutes 30 seconds
Stunt Groups & Individuals - 1 minute 15 seconds
Time penalties will be assessed against teams whose routines exceeds a minute over the time limits above. A 1 second leeway is allowed for human error and sound system variations, but coaches should make sure that their routines are within the time limits set above.
In the Event of Injury:
- The only people who may stop a routine for injury are FC Competition Officials, team coach or the injured athlete.
- If a routine is stopped, the coach will be given the option to decide if the team performs again. If the coach decides the team will perform again, the slot in the schedule where the team will perform is at the sole discretion of the competition Event Director. 3. The teams will perform the routine in its entirety, but will only be evaluated from where the interruption occurred.