For any Questions, Comments and/or Concerns please contact our NCSAA Cheerleading & Dance Coordinator Moises “MO” Vasquez via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Melanie Mark at email@example.com
NCSAA Presents "Battle of the Hearts" Cheer Competition
WHEN: Saturday, February 8
LOCATION: Desert Oasis HS
TIMES: 1-5PM (Tentative)
- NCSAA Team Competition: $15.00/per student-athlete (to be billed on Spring Season Invoice)
- Exhibition Teams: $120/team [NCSAA Teams not eligible]
- Exhibition Teams will not be receiving scoresheets or placements.
- Teams interested in receiving feedback (non-point based) must register at the amount per athlete rate and must have a minimum of 9 athletes. Any team with 8 and under number of athletes will enter at a discounted price set with event coordinator.
- EXHIBITION TEAM REGISTRATION
- Tumble Off: $5/cash at the event. Register in-person at the event.
- $5.00 Entry Fee (cash only, paid at the door)
- 3 and under free
▪ All participants must have NCSAA waiver forms filled out- NCSAA will provide this information upon registration.
BATTLE OF THE HEARTS
Click Here for your Scoresheet. This is your BUIILDING scoresheet for our upcoming event Battle of the Hearts. This scoresheet has not changed since our final event last season and our first event of this new season. This will also be the same scoresheet you will see at our final event in March.
Here is all the information you need to know:
- When you register your team please provide the following information;
- Name of the school
- First and last name of coaches
- Be prepared to show ID at event
- Anyone who is not listed will need to enter as a spectator
- Team parents/helpers are not able to register as coaches
- Starting this event only coaches will be allowed at warm-ups
- Cell phone and email of the coach responsible for scoresheets
- Division you are competing in
- Name of athletes
- You will perform your entire 2:30 routine but only be scored in Stunts/Pyramid
- All music must be sent and verified prior to the event
- No YouTube links will be allowed
- All music must be in format that can be emailed as an attachment to ensure delivery security to event coordinator and DJ
- Coaches will not be permitted to discuss scoresheets and results with event coordinator during or at the end of the event. NCSAA would like to maintain a level of professionalism before, during and after the event and any concerns regarding the event and/or scoring should be addressed via email to further discuss setting up a conference call or meeting.
- Stunt group divisions and Individual routines are still highly encouraged for this event and our event in March. Scoresheets are available to familiarize yourself with what all to include in your routines. Contact Event coordinator MO if interested.
- Please tell your parents to come out in as much RED as possible to support our theme!
- Please take time to review our rules/guidelines
- For any additional information please contact event coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
For our future events NCSAA will be following most AACCA rules and will be splitting up teams in the following
Novice Middle School
Intermediate Middle School
o NCSAA is an Independent Event Producer and is not required to follow any
rules/guidelines specifically. Certain rules have been modified for the better interest of
our charter school cheerleading programs. Any scoring challenges will be finalized at the
event coordinators discretion.
*IN ORDER TO SCORE IN THE HIGH RANGE SKILLS MUST BE PERFORMED BY MOST ATHLETES. EXAMPLE: TEAM 1 HAS
MOST BACKWALKOVERS BUT TEAM 2 PERFORM BACKHANDSPRINGS NOT BY MOST, TEAM 1 WILL SCORE IN THE HIGH
RANGE BECAUSE MOST ATHLETES PERFORMED THE “DIFFICULT” SKILL. SEE ATTACHED QUANTITY CHARTS.
• Standing tumbling: limited in difficulty to a single standing back handspring. Jump/handspring combinations and series
handsprings are not allowed. For example, standing tucks and/or aerials are not allowed.
• Standing tumbling is defined as any tumbling skill not originating from a cartwheel or round-off.
• Running tumbling: limited in difficulty to front and/or back handspring series. Skills including, but not limited to, the following
are not permitted: flips (tucks), aerials, punch fronts, etc.
• Running tumbling is defined as tumbling that involves a forward step or a hurdle used to gain momentum as an entry to a
1. Extended stunts are limited to both feet in the base(s) hands at all times. Both of the top person’s feet must be held
throughout the entire transition to/from the extended position. Exception: Straight bump-down dismounts are allowed as part
of a pyramid dismount.
2. Single leg stunts may not be held or pass through an extended position.
3. Twisting stunt transitions are limited to a ½ twist. Exception: A single full twisting log/barrel roll is allowed as long as it starts
and ends in a cradle position, does not involve any skill other than the twist, and is not assisted by and/or connected to another
4. All release moves must land in a cradle.
5. The only stunt inversions allowed are:
a. Transitions from ground level inversions up to non-inverted positions. Example: Going from a handstand on the
ground to a non-inverted stunt such as a shoulder sit is allowed.
b. Suspended forward rolls where two people on the performing surface control the top person in a suspended
forward roll with continuous hand-to-hand contact to a stunt, two person cradle, loading position, or the performing
surface. If caught in a cradle, load, or stunt, the new catchers must be in place and may not be involved in any other
skill when the suspended forward roll is initiated. During the roll, the feet of the top person must be released.
c. Dismounts to the performing surface from waist level stunts. Example: Waist level prone to forward roll dismount
or cradle position to back walkover dismount.
1. All single leg extended stunts must be braced by two top persons at prep level or lower. The braced connection must be
established at prep level or lower before the stunt passes into the extended level, and constant contact between the top
person and the bracers must be maintained while the top person is on one leg above prep level. 2. Any time a top person is
released by bases during a pyramid transition, the top person must be braced by two top persons at prep level or below with
hand-arm connection only and constant contact between the top person and the bracers must be maintained throughout the
3. Twisting pyramid transitions are limited to a ½ twist.
4. Pyramid inversions are not allowed. DISMOUNTS “Dismount” is defined as the movement of a top person from a stunt
and/or pyramid to a cradle position or to the performing surface. • Only straight pop downs/bump downs, basic straight
cradles, ¼ turn dismounts, and dismounts from waist level inversions are allowed. All other dismounts are prohibited.
• Standing Tumbling: limited in difficulty to a standing back handspring series and/or jump/handspring(s)
combination. Tucks and/or aerials are not allowed. For example, a standing back tuck or standing back handspring
back tuck is not allowed.
• Standing tumbling is defined as any tumbling skill not originating from a cartwheel or roundoff.
• Running Tumbling: limited in difficulty to tucks. Round off back tucks and round off back handspring back tucks
are examples of skills that are allowed. Aerial cartwheels are also allowed. Punch fronts are not allowed.
Cartwheel tucks, cartwheel tucked flips and/or cartwheel back handspring(s) tucks are not allowed. The following
types of advanced running tumbling skills are prohibited: X-outs, layouts, full twists, etc. No tumbling is allowed
after a tuck (flip) or aerial skill.
• Running tumbling is defined as tumbling that involves a forward step or a hurdle used to gain momentum as an
entry to a tumbling skill.
1. Extended single leg stunts are allowed.
2. Only a ½ twist is allowed to any extended single leg stunt.
3. All other twisting transitions may not exceed 1 twisting transition.
4. Stunt release moves must start at or below prep level and must be caught at prep level or below. Release moves
may not pass above the base’s/bases’ extended arm level.
1. All pyramid twisting transitions must follow all dismount and stunt twisting transition rules.
2. Pyramid inversions: A braced forward or backward flip is allowed while adhering to the “USA Cheer/AACCA
School Cheer Safety Rules” rules on braced flips; however, two bracers are required, no twisting is allowed, and
the flip must end in a cradle dismount or cradle transition position.
3. Extended single leg stunts may not be braced by other extended single leg stunts.
“Dismount” is defined as the movement of a top person from a stunt and/or pyramid to a cradle position or to the
1. Single leg extended stunts (liberty, heelstretch, arabesque, scorpion, etc.) are only allowed up to ¼ twist.
2. Up to 1 twist is allowed from a platform position.
3. Up to 1¼ twists are allowed from any two leg stunts.
All routines have a maximum time of 2 minutes and 30 seconds
o We highly suggest following most varsity-non varsity events and their routine format of 1-minute
long cheer/chant section and 1 minute and 30 seconds of routine to music. If you only plan on
attending NCSAA events you may use your 2 minute and 30 seconds as you wish; NO CHEER
o NCSAA will not be responsible for checking music licensing. If you use your music at a different
event and have issues with music legalities it is no reflection of our events. For more
information on music licensing and rules visit the varsity website or USASF.
o In regards to scoring: Please note we will always try to do what is best for our charter schools
which may result in changes throughout the season. Consistency is important however
accommodating to our charter schools is top priority; please be patient with us and give us the
opportunity to grow with your programs.
o Elementary schools will only go against elementary schools, JR/Middle with only JR/Middle.
o 1 minute and 30 second maximum
o Required Sections (In no particular order)
Tumbling Section (Standing and Running)
o No cheer/chant required
o Signs, pom-poms and megaphones are the only props allowed on the performance surface.
o Any other props must be sent to via email and approved by event coordinator at least 7 days
prior to event.
TUMBLING/JUMP QUANTITY CHART:
5-7 ATHLETES (MOST 3 ATHLETES)
8-9 ATHLETES (MOST 5 ATHLETES)
10-11 ATHLETES (MOST 6 ATHLETES)
12-14 ATHLETES (MOST 7 ATHLETES)
15-16 ATHLETES (MOST 9 ATHLETES)
17-19 ATHLETES (MOST 10 ATHLETES)
20-22 ATHLETES (MOST 12 ATHLETES)
23-25 ATHLETES (MOST 14 ATHLETES)
26-27 ATHLETES (MOST 15 ATHLETES)
28-30 ATHLETES (MOST 16 ATHLETES)
31-38 ATHLETES (MOST 18 ATHLETES)
BUILDING QUANTITY CHART
5-11 ATHLETES (MOST 1 GROUP)
12-15 ATHLETES (MOST 2 GROUPS)
16-19 ATHLETES (MOST 3 GROUPS)
20-23 ATHLETES (MOST 4 GROUPS)
24-27 ATHLETES (MOST 5 GROUPS)
28-30 ATHLETES (MOST 6 GROUPS)
31-38 ATHLETES (MOST 7 GROUPS)
Please contact our event coordinator MO Vasquez at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org for any additional information, questions or concerns. 2020 is going to be HUGE for NCSAA Cheer!