Cheer Canada All Star Age Grids 2019/20
DIVISION OPTIONS IN CANADA FOR 2019-2020
• This division list is a list of ALL of the divisions to be available in Canada. Event producers may choose which divisions they would like to offer. Event producers are not required to offer every division.
• International (IASF) divisions an athlete must meet the age requirement on or before December 31st, 2019.
o Example 1: If a 13-year-old athlete is participating in a division where theminimum age is 14; that athlete is legal for the division if the athlete turns 14 by December 31, 2019
o Example 2: If a 17-year-old athlete is participating in a division where the maximum age is 16; that athlete is legal for the division if the athlete was 16 years old between January 1, 2019- December 31st 2019.
• Ages for all other divisions (non-international) will be calculated as of August 31, 2018.
• If a team has any athletes on the team who does not meet the required age, that team’s performance may be deemed as an exhibition.
• Penalties may be assessed for taking the floor with fewer than the required number of athletes.
• The maximum number of males on a Co-ed team may not exceed ⅔ of the team.
• All recreation divisions have a maximum routine length of 1:30.
• All prep divisions have a maximum routine length of 2 minutes.
• All non-tumbling divisions have a maximum routine time length of 2 minutes.
• All Global Club divisions have 30-40 seconds for an opening cheer, 20 seconds to start the music portion and 2:30 maximum music portion.
• All other IASF and Cheer Canada All Star divisions have a maximum routine length of 2:30.
• Athletes on recreation and prep teams may not crossover to an all star team/division
• An individual athlete may not be permitted to crossover from one program to another within the same event
o EXCEPTION: An athlete may crossover to another program’s level 6 team if their program does not offer level 6
o NOTE: An athlete is permitted to compete at the same event for an all star
program and a scholastic program
• An individual athlete is limited to compete on three teams during an event.
o NOTE: Please consult the crossover policy if you are attending a year end
competition or crossing between all star and scholastic. Some events and
provinces may have additional restrictions. Example: At the Cheerleading Worlds no crossovers are permitted.
• For teams competing for Worlds bids, as per IASF once an athlete has competed for a team and earned a bid, they are permitted to move to another team within their program. If their second team earns a bid, they are bound to the second team and may only compete with the second team at Worlds. They no longer are eligible to compete with the first team once the second team is awarded a bid.
Unplanned Athlete Replacements
• A program may replace a missing member of a team with another athlete from their program even if not listed on the event’s Official Event Roster.
• If the replacement does not meet the age requirements for that division then the team’s performance will be for exhibition only.
• A team is limited to a maximum of 3 replacements. If a team requires more than 3 replacements the the team’s performance will be for exhibition only.
Principle differences between Recreation and Prep:
• Recreation is intended as an introduction to cheerleading
• The routine is shorter at 1:30, with modified rules and therefore less hours of instruction is recommended
• The routine will be a performance and will not be judged against other teams
• Cheer Canada recommends that recreational teams do not travel out of province and schedule fewer performances
• Cheer Canada recommends athletes to perform in t-shirt and shorts or practice wear
Principle differences between Prep and All Star:
• Prep is intended as a more affordable avenue to participate in competitive cheerleading
• The routine is shorter at 2:00 with no tosses and therefore less hours of instruction is recommended
• Cheer Canada recommends a shorter season (8 months or less) with no travel outside of the program’s province
• Cheer Canada recommends a simpler, less costly uniform
All Star Age Grid
2019 – 2020 Season
ALL DIVISIONS OFFERED IN CANADA (organized by level