USA Cheer Music Initiative (For all competing teams)
USA Cheer has released their Music Copyrights Educational Initiative, and as a part of the Spirit community, we have committed to sharing the information and implementing these guidelines at all of our cheer camps and competitions beginning immediately. This program has been designed to ensure that the cheer and dance team community is aware of U.S. copyright laws related to music.

Music Copyrights Educational Initiative Announcement

There is a lot of important information for all of us - event producers, coaches, choreographers, cheerleaders and dancers. Below, you will find an additional resource that provides you with options for the upcoming competition season.

View the preferred providers list here. This is a list of music producers that can help your team with all your music needs.

Teams must be able to provide proof of licensing when registering. This may include:
    - Proof of Purchase from a Preferred Provider
    - If using a single song, receipt from purchase of single song
    - If using an editor, (editors do not have to be on the Preferred Providers list), they must be able to provide you with proof of purchase from a preferred provider and proof of licensing for all sound effects and voice-overs included in the mix.


All Star Team Forms

* Medical/Appearance,Eligibility and Crossover Forms

(please fill out the Crossover Form if you have any members crossing over from one team to another)


All Star Divisions/Scoring - SCA follows the divisions under the USASF

* SCA uses the Universal Scoring System
    - All Star Scoring Deductions 
    - All Star Scoring System Rubics
    - All Star Level Appropriate Examples
    - Requirements/Scoring Deductions (updated 12/14/2017)

* All Star Score Sheet Examples
    - All Star Prep Score Sheet

* All Star Prep Scoring System (Rec Teams also)

    - Scoring Rubics Building/Tumbling 


Recreation Team Divisions/Scoring

Traditional Rec is defined as a lower commitment and/or entry-level competitive rec division that has level restrictions and will be judged on the All Star Prep Scoring System. Please click on the link directly above this section. Traditional Rec will follow the level guidelines for All Star Prep set forth by USASF. Teams in Traditional Rec divisions typically practice less than Performance Rec teams, focus on cheering for their organization’s athletic teams and/or compete very sporadically.

In order to maintain the integrity of these Traditional Rec divisions, the following skill caps will be in place:

• No basket tosses allowed at any level
• No stunt quantity or coed quantity requirement
• Jumps are capped to the 4.8 range
• Stunt difficulty, pyramid difficulty, standing tumbling difficulty and running tumbling difficulty are capped at the LOW range. 


School Team Forms

* Eligibility/Appearance/Medical Form
* Paper Registration Form


School Divisions/Scoring

* SCA follows the Safety Rules under AACCA
    - School/Recreation Divisions 
    - Additional Rules/Guidelines 
    - Requirements/Scoring Deductions (updated 12/14/2017)

* SCA School Score Sheets
    - Building
    - Tumbling (non tumbling division disregard tumbling secton)
    - Overall

Each team will perform a choreographed routine not to exceed 2 minutes and 30 seconds.
* SCA recommends up to 1 minute and 30 seconds of the routine be performed to music, however, it may have music in its entirety.
* Non -Tumbling Divisions will prohibit all tumbling, except for inversions into or from load in positions, stunts and pyramids. Tumbling is defined as any skill with feet over head rotation.



School Game Day Battle Divisions/Scoring

Game Day Battles are designed for school teams to compete with material from home/camp. A great way to compete in these divisions for is to attend a SCA Summer Camp and qualify. Top teams in the Home Cheer, Home Dance, Fight Song and Mascot divisions will receive a bid to attend the Battle at the Capitol! Entry fees apply. 

Rival Battle Guidelines

    - Game Day Cheer Battle Scoresheet

    - Game Day Dance Battle Scoresheet
    - Game Day Fight Song Battle Scoresheet
    - Mascot Battle Scoresheet

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