Rules and Scoring

Rules and Scoring

Cheer City use SCUK age grid and USASF Rules but alongside this we are super excited to announce our new division which will be at all our competitions in the future. We hope this allows newer athletes and teams as chance to take part.

The grid in the registration pack is only for solo’s and duo’s all other divisions and ages are listed in SCUK age grid

Cheer City’s Community Level 1 Rules

Please use USASF Level 1 with these rules as exceptions which will then create Cheer City’s Community Level 1.

Tumbling: Forward and Backwards walkovers not allowed. Exception – Handstand Bridge, Bridge stand up and fall back bridge allowed.

Stunts: No Extended allowed, Example Prep extension, Suspended Splits, Flat bodied positions.

No two leg preps allowed in less in a pryamid.

Twisting stunts and transitions are allowed. but limit to  ¼ Turn (altered for 2018/19 season) 

Pyramids: No Extended stunts allowed, Preps allowed with a bracer, and single leg libs allowed with 2 bracers but no tic toc type skills allowed at prep height.

All other level 1 skills are allowed.

Community level 1 is considered an entry level division to cheer, So alongside Prep divisions athletes will not be able to crossover into allstar cheer divisions. 

If you have any queries please feel free to contact us at


IASF Cheer rules:. IASF-2019-20-Rules


IASF Dance rules : IASF-DANCE-RULES-CHART-2019-20

IASF Dance Glossary : IASF-DANCE-GLOSSARY-2019-20

SCUK Age grid/Divisions : SGUK AGE GRID AND RULES 2019 2020

Scoring for 2019/2020 season will be released very soon and is still waiting to be released. 


Scoring for 2019/2020 season will be released very soon and is still waiting to be released. 

Non Tumbing Scoring 

Scoring for 2019/2020 season will be released very soon and is still waiting to be released. 


University Scoring Level 1 

University Scoring Level 2 and Above 

Schools Scoring 

University and Schools Scoring Rubric 


Scoring for 2019/2020 season will be released very soon and is still waiting to be released. 

Prep Scoring 

Prep Scoring Rubric 


Scoring for 2019/2020 season will be released very soon and is still waiting to be released. 

Community 1 Scoring 

Scoring for 2019/2020 season will be released very soon and is still waiting to be released. 

Tiny Novice Scoring 

Novice Scoring 



Scoring for 2019/2020 season will be released very soon and is still waiting to be released. 


Scoring for 2019/2020 season will be released very soon and is still waiting to be released. 

Deductions 2018 – 19

Grand Champions are given per age groups. 

We have Tiny/Mini, Youth, Junior, and Senior/Open/Masters Grand Champions at each event.

As this is done by age all divisions are considered for it solos/duos, group stunts, cheer divisions and dance divisions. The Judges at each event will look at the highest scoring teams in each division then decide a Grand Champion from this. 


Legality Queries 


Please Note: For 2018-19, email submissions must include the coach’s name, the programme name and country. Videos must follow submission guidelines below. Send your query to:

The email address is only intended for rulings on videos regarding the USASF/IASF level 1-6 rules. Please do not send dance queries to this address. (See other section of this page for dance)

Every email sent to these addresses should be answerable with one word, LEGAL or ILLEGAL. To get a reply your email must include a level (for cheer submissions), dance style for dance divisions (i.e.- pom, jazz, hip-hop), and a video following the guidelines below.

Please allow 7-10 days for processing of your video. Response time may increase during periods of high volume. Please do NOT re-send your video within the 7-10 day time frame.

Submission Guidelines & Reminders:

  • Every email should be answerable with one word, LEGAL or ILLEGAL.
  • Videos must display in an upright manner when viewed from a computer.
  • Videos must be attached. No links to YouTube or other video sites.
  • Videos submitted are subject to be used for educational purposes. If you want your video excluded please indicate that when submitting a video.
  • Videos should be filmed specifically for the purpose of getting a ruling.
  • Videos must be of your team in a practice environment.
  • Videos must be of a single skill or sequence.
  • Tumbling videos should only include 1 person.
  • Stunt or toss videos should only include 1 group.
  • Pyramid videos may include all members, but should be of 1 side when possible.
  • Videos from competitions, of more than one skill or sequence, or believed to be of other teams will not receive a reply.
  • Video must be of exactly what you want a ruling on. We will not rule on a portion of a video, based on a description, or based on a video with a description of a difference.
  • If you have questions regarding multiple skills they should be sent in separate emails. Sending multiple angles of the same skill in a single email is allowed, but a separate email is required for each different skill.
  • IASF can only tell you a skill is LEGAL for a specific level or a skill is ILLEGAL along with citing the rule violated. They will not assist with changing choreography.
  • IASF expects coaches to have knowledge of the rules and will not be teaching the rules in our replies.
  • IASF will only rule on the legality of the skill in the video, not the participants.
  • IASF rulings are only valid if the skill is performed the same way in the video and at the event. If called on a skill we said was legal the safety judge or official at the event should point out the difference.
  • Do not ask IASF representatives to call, text, or contact you via any method other than email. IASF cannot give official replies via text, Facebook, Twitter, our personal email accounts, or any other non-IASF method.
  • Please watch the video before sending it in to make sure it’s a clear.
  • Please ensure there are no extra people in the video that could impact the ruling, such as someone that is in view and could unintentionally be considered a spotter.
  • It is the responsibility of the coach to have the original email containing the official IASF ruling should they wish to query legalities. This specifically means the email directly from for cheer rulings or for dance rulings, not a forwarded version of an email from those addresses.

All athletes must enter divisions in which they are eligible by specified age requirements, per SCUK Age Grid.

It is the responsibility of the coach and programme director to ensure age for all athlete, and ensure the correct information is on the team sheets when entering. Cheer City reserve the right to ask proof of age if a reasonable doubt or challenge should occur.  

All replacement athletes also need to follow the age grid and full details must be sent to the cheer city in writing before the event with name and DOB.

The penalty for an eligibility violation and/or failure to provide proof of age for a competitor may be disqualification but will be up to Cheer City. .

If a team wishes to challenge eligibility of another team on the day of an event, the following protocol shall apply.
  1. The claim must be made directly to the Cheer City Manager.
  2. The team asking for the review will pay a £150 cash only deposit for the review to take place.claim 
  3. The claim must be made before awards for that division. 
  4. The team in question will be approached by the event manager and must show legal proof of age for the athlete(s) in question  

If the team in question is deemed to be in compliance with age requirements: the full £150 deposit will be given to the team questioned. 

If the team in question is deemed to have illegal members on the roster: the team making the claim will receive their £150 deposit back in full and the event producer will disqualify to the offending team for that event and/or additional events, depending on the breach. Additionally, any prizes awarded to said team will be forfeited.  

If the eligibility age cannot be proven within 90 minutes or before the related awards ceremony: the full deposit is returned to the claimant and further research will continue after the event. Results may be altered post event, based on findings. Every effort will be made to research in a timely manner, but Cheer City will not delay an awards ceremony amidst a claim that is not yet fully evaluated fairly for both sides. Awards are announced on the presumption that all teams are eligible, until proven otherwise.

All decisions are made by Cheer City and all decisions are final. 

All registrations must be in for 5.00pm with payment made in full by deadline to be valid for that price entry, if payment is late there will be addiditional changes either the next prices or a late payment fee. 

All payments and registrations are non refundable for all athletes entered, If a athlete leaves a programme we will not refund the amount paid to the parents and will refer the parents back to the coaches as our invoice and payments comes from the head coaches these are the only people we will speak to about the entry forms. 

Spectator tickets can only be ordered through coaches until after final deadline and if there is any more for sale these will be put on sale on the cheer store website.

Payments can be made by bank transfer or cheque (one cheque per programme, no indvidual cheques excepted) 



Athlete crossover rules on what is allowed is the same and listed in SCUK age grid.

We aim to give a minimum of 10 minutes between performances so please bear this in mind when allowing crossovers within your teams, especially if a change of uniform is required. Please note that crossovers are not guaranteed to have full warm up times.  

Routine Interruption In the Event of Injury:

The only individuals that may stop a routine for injury are:

  • Competition Officials
  • Coach from the team performing
  • Injured Individual
  • Safety/Head Judge
An injured athlete may create a potential safety hazard because of the inability to hold, support, spot or catch. For the safety of all athletes competing, a routine may be interrupted if:
  • An athlete is clearly injured.
  • An athlete is questionably injured and does not resume their role in the routine within 5 seconds of questionable injury.
  • An athlete leaves the competition floor due to an injury.
If a routine is interrupted due to injury, it will be at the Competition Officials’ discretion whether that team will be allowed to perform again at a later time. The injured athlete will be not allowed to return to the competition floor. The routine will be scored ((expect the safety judge) from when the music is stopped but will need to be performed full out to do so. The safety judge will score the routine from the beginning of the routine. 
Weather and Event Cancellation

Although unlikely, it is possible that an event could be cancelled or postponed due to acts of nature, circumstances beyond our control, or other emergency. In such cases, our first efforts will be to make adjustments to maintain the event date. If that is not possible, the secondary effort will be to re-schedule the event for a later date or reasonable alternate location. A last resort would be to cancel the event and not re-schedule it.

If the venue is open, the competition is open. Cheer City cannot and will not issue refunds for individuals who do not attend even when the venue has deemed it safe and reasonable to be open. Cases of extreme travel conditions may be handled on a case by case scenario for possible transfers, but are not likely and are not guaranteed. Transfers in that case would be considered on a team basis only via the coach or programme director, not an individual athlete basis.  

In the unlikely event that the competition is cancelled and not rescheduled the competition entries and spectator tickets will be refunded back to the teams. 

In the event that an event is rescheduled or moved due to inclement weather or other circumstances beyond our control, it will be the team responsibility to adjust so they can attend accordingly. 

Cheer City does allow pictures and videos for non commercial use to be taken at the event, However we reserve the right to request inspection of images on ant camera for ant reason. including piurpose of discen=rnmernt and measurement against out child protection policy. If an audience member witness another photographing athletes or anyone in any questionable format that is potentially un-related to normal practices in capturing memories of the day, there is an obligation to report any potential threat to any staff member, a hired security person, and/or the event director. Upon inspection of photos in a questionable scenario, if any are deemed inappropriate, outside of the scope of the sport, a threat to health and safety, or a potential violation of the child protection policy at the sole discretion of the Head of Security or Cheer City, the photos will be immediately deleted. We reserve the right to simply ask that the camera be put away for the remainder of the event, and we also reserve the right to remove the person from the event entirely, or to call authorities in extreme situations.

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In the event of a request to re judge a division there will be an additional cost of £150.00 to the team that is requesting the division to be rejudged, this can only happen before awards for this division and must be requested to the event provider management team.