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<ul><li><p>2017ICUWorldCheerleadingChampionships2017ICUJuniorWorldCheerleadingChampionships</p><p>GeneralInformation(Tentative)</p><p>TheInternationalCheerUnion(ICU)willhostthe2017ICUJuniorWorldCheerleadingChampionshipsand2017ICUWorldCheerleadingChampionshipsWednesdaythroughFriday26-28April2017attheESPNWideWorldofSportsComplex.SincemanycountriesconvergetoFloridathisweekend;expense,timeandhighestanticipatednationalparticipationwasthecriteriainthisdecision.ManyathletesandcoacheswillparticipateintheICUWorldCheerleadingChampionships;thenwillalsohavetheirathletesperformattheIASFCheerleadingWorldsSaturday,Sunday&amp;Monday.</p><p>I.TentativeScheduleofEventsWednesday26April2017 ICUJuniorWorldCheerleadingChampionships&amp;Awards ICUWorldChampionshipOpeningCeremonies ICUVIPReception&amp;AthleteCulturalExchange</p><p>Thursday27April2017 ICUWorldCheerleadingChampionshipSemi-Finals ICUWorldCheerleadingChampionshipsParaCheerFinals&amp;Awards</p><p>Friday28April2017 ICUWorldCheerleadingChampionshipFinals&amp;Awards ICUWorldCheerleadingChampionshipsClosingCeremonies</p><p>Saturday-Monday29April-1May2017 ClubWorldsChampionships ClubWorldsBlockParty(Monday)II.JuniorWorldChampionshipsDivisions(8total):A).TeamCheer(4divisions)Basedontheobjectivesofgrowthforexistingandemergingnations,the2017ICUJuniorWorldCheerleadingChampionshipswilloffer2levelsofcheerleadingfortheCoed&amp;AllGirldivisions.NationscanselectoneofthefollowingAllGirlDivisions:1. AllGirlAdvanced(equivalenttoLevel4)2. AllGirlElite(equivalenttoLevel5)NationscanselectoneofthefollowingCoedDivisions:3. CoedAdvanced(equivalenttoLevel4)4. CoedElite(equivalenttoLevel5)Note:Eachnationcanenterone(1)AllGirlDivision(AdvancedorElite)andone(1)CoedDivision(AdvancedorElite).ThenationthatwinseithertheAllGirlAdvancedDivisionorCoedAdvancedDivisionatthe2017JuniorWorldChampionshipswillberequiredtocompeteinthe2018JuniorWorldCheerleadingChampionshipsEliteDivisionwithintheAllGirlorCoedDivisionrespectfully.</p><p>B).TeamPerformanceCheer(2divisions)Basedontheideaofparticipationandglobalrepresentation,the2017ICUJuniorWorldCheerleadingChampionshipswillofferthefollowingdivisions:1.TeamCheerHipHop2.TeamCheerFreestylePomNotes:Alldivisionsareavailabletoallnations.Crossoverofteamsintoeachcategoryisallowedasneededforeachcountry.</p><p>C).TeamPerformanceCheerDoubles(2divisions)</p></li><li><p>ReflectiveoftheICUTeamCheerdivisionsineachdiscipline(rules&amp;scoresheets),thefollowingarebasedontheICUinitiativeofglobalparticipationopportunitiesforathletes,aswellasglobaldevelopmentofcheeraroundtheworld.Alldivisionsareavailabletoallnationswhowishtoparticipate:1. DoublesTeamCheerHipHop(2athletes)2. DoublesTeamCheerFreestylePom(2athletes)Eachnationcanonlyhaveone(1)entrypernationperdivision.</p><p>III.WorldChampionshipsDivisions(10total):A).TeamCheer(5divisions)Basedontheobjectivesofgrowthforexistingandemergingnations,the2017ICUWorldCheerleadingChampionshipswilloffer2levelsofcheerleadingfortheCoed&amp;AllGirldivisions.NationscanselectoneofthefollowingAllGirlDivisions:1. AllGirlElite(equivalenttoLevel5)2. AllGirlPremier(equivalenttoLevel6)NationscanselectoneofthefollowingCoedDivisions:3. CoedElite(equivalenttoLevel5)4. CoedPremier(equivalenttoLevel6)Note:Eachnationcanenterone(1)AllGirlDivision(EliteorPremier)andone(1)CoedDivision(EliteorPremier).ThenationthatwinseithertheAllGirlEliteDivisionorCoedEliteDivisionatthe2017WorldChampionshipswillberequiredtocompeteinthe2018WorldCheerleadingChampionshipsPremierDivisionwithintheAllGirlorCoedDivisionrespectfully.5.ParaCheerUnifiedAdvanced(equivalenttoLevel4,nobaskettosses-withParaCheerrulemodifications).Note:ParaCheerUnifiedNationalTeamsmustcompriseof25%ormoreParaCheerathletesperteam</p><p>B).TeamPerformanceCheer(3divisions)Basedontheideaofparticipationandglobalrepresentation,the2017ICUWorldCheerleadingChampionshipswillofferthefollowingdivisions:1. TeamCheerHipHop2. TeamCheerFreestylePomNotes:Alldivisionsareavailabletoallnations.Crossoverofteamsintoeachcategoryisallowedasneededforeachcountry.3. ParaCheerUnifiedTeamCheerFreestylePomNote:ParaCheerUnifiedNationalTeamsmustcompriseof25%ormoreParaCheerathletesperteam.</p><p>C).TeamPerformanceCheerDoubles(2divisions)ReflectiveoftheICUTeamCheerdivisionsineachdiscipline(rules&amp;scoresheets),thefollowingarebasedontheICUinitiativeofglobalparticipationopportunitiesforathletes,aswellasglobaldevelopmentofcheeraroundtheworld.Alldivisionsareavailabletoallnationswhowishtoparticipate:1. DoublesTeamCheerHipHop(2athletes)2. DoublesTeamCheerFreestylePom(2athletes)Eachnationcanonlyhaveone(1)entrypernationperdivision.</p><p>IV.TimeofRoutine-JWC&amp;WCDivisionsA).TeamCheer-Coed,AllGirl,ParaCheerUnited:1. CheerPortion:Canbeplacedinthebeginningormiddleofroutine.Cheerportionminimumtimerequirementisthirty</p><p>(30)seconds.MaximumtimebetweenCheerandMusicportion:Twenty(20)seconds.2. Musicportion:Twominutes,thirtyseconds(2:30)</p><p>B).TeamPerformanceCheer-HipHop,FreestylePom,ParaCheerUnitedFreestylePom:1. Musicportion:Twominutes,thirtyseconds(2:30)C).TeamPerformanceCheer-DoublesTeamCheerHipHop,DoublesTeamCheerFreestylePom:1. Musicportion:Oneminute,thirtyseconds(1:30)</p></li><li><p>V.CheerPortionofRoutine-JWC&amp;WCDivisions(TeamCheerCoed,AllGirlDivisions&amp;TeamCheerParaCheerUnitedOnly)Basedonimportanceofseparationofcheerleadingfromothersports;makingitauniquesportglobally,acheerwillbeincludedinthebeginningormiddleofroutine.Useofnativelanguageinthecheerandalsousingamorenationalpridestylecheerisencouraged.TheCheerportionoftheroutineisworth10points(of100points)andisbasedontheabilitytoleadthecrowdfortheteamsnation,useofsigns,poms,flags,megaphonesandpracticaluseofstunt/pyramidstoleadthecrowd.Videoexampleswillbeprovided;again,nativelanguageisencouraged.</p><p>VI.TeamSize/Numberofathletesperteam-JWC&amp;WCDivisionsObjectiveistobestrepresentglobalcheerleadinginitspresentstatusallowbestsizetoformthebestroutines,withoutcreatingafinancialbarrierforemergingnations.1. TeamCheer-Coed,AllGirlDivisions,ParaCheerUnited</p><p>Minimum16athletes,maximum24people2. TeamPerformanceCheer-HipHop,FreestylePom,ParaCheerUnitedFreestylePom</p><p>Minimum16athletes,maximum24people3. TeamPerformanceCheer-DoublesTeamCheerHipHop,DoublesTeamCheerFreestylePom</p><p>Two(2)athletes</p><p>VII.AgeofAthlete-JuniorWorldCheerleadingChampionships1. TeamCheerAllGirl&amp;CoedAdvanced/Level4Divisions:</p><p>12-16yearsofagewithintheyearoftheJuniorWorldChampionships2. TeamCheerAllGirl&amp;CoedElite/Level5Divisions:</p><p>12-16yearsofagewithintheyearoftheJuniorWorldChampionships3. TeamPerformanceCheerHipHop,FreestylePomDivisions</p><p>12-16yearsofagewithintheyearoftheJuniorWorldChampionships4. TeamPerformanceCheerDoublesHipHop,FreestylePomDivisions:</p><p>12-16yearsofagewithintheyearoftheJuniorWorldChampionships</p><p>VIII.AgeofAthlete-WorldCheerleadingChampionships1. TeamCheerParaCheerUnitedAdvancedDivision</p><p>14yearsorolderwithintheyearoftheWorldChampionships2. TeamCheerAllGirl&amp;CoedElite/Level5Divisions:</p><p>14yearsorolderwithintheyearoftheWorldChampionships3. TeamCheerAllGirl&amp;CoedPremier/Level6Division:</p><p>15yearsorolderwithintheyearoftheWorldChampionships4. TeamPerformanceCheerHipHop,FreestylePom,ParaCheerUnitedFreestylePomDivisions</p><p>14yearsorolderwithintheyearoftheWorldChampionships5. TeamPerformanceCheerDoublesHipHop,FreestylePomDivisions:</p><p>14yearsorolderwithintheyearoftheWorldChampionshipsNote:Thisagerangebestrepresentscheerleadingontheglobalstatusfornationalteamcompetition;however,allfederationscanadjusttheirownteamagerangestobemorerestrictive(older)thantheWorldChampionshipparametersasneeded.Each participant must be a minimum of 14 years of age within the year of competition. There is no set maximum age. Any team proven to be in violation of the age requirements will be automatically disqualified. Crossovers between all ICU Divisions and between JWC and WC are permitted. </p><p>IX.PerformanceSurface1. TeamCheer(HipHop,FreestylePom,ParaCheerUnitedFreestylePom&amp;DoublesDivisions):Marleydanceflooror</p><p>awoodenparquetfloorsurface.(minimumsurfaceareaof42feetx42feetor12.8metersx12.8meters)2. TeamCheer(Coed,AllGirlDivisionsandParaCheerUnitedAdvanced):Nospringfloor,standardfoammatsurface.</p><p>(9strips/42feetx54feetor12.8metersx16.5meters)Note:Forthereasonofaccessibility,cost,andICUobjectiveofgrassrootsgrowthofcheerleadingwithineverynation,astandardfoammatwasselectedfortheTeamCheer,AllGirl,ParaCheerUnitedAdvancedDivisions.</p></li><li><p>X.Cross-Overs(athletesparticipatinginmultipledivisions)Basedonthenumberofnationalteamsanticipatedinthe2017ICUWorldCheerleadingChampionships,crossoversbetweendivisionsandcategorieswillonlybeallowedwithintheICU(cross-overswillnotbeallowedfortheIASFWorlds).</p><p>XI.ResidenceofAthletesAllathletesarerequiredtobeaminimumsix(6)ofmonthsconsecutivepermanentresidentsoftheirrespectivenationonthe2017WorldChampionshipsdateofcompetition.</p><p>XII.ICUAnti-DopingRulesandRegulations-GuidelinesandOperationsProceduresTheICUiscommittedtodopingfreesport,andstrictlyfollowstheenclosedguidelinesandproceduresoftheICUWADAapprovedAnti-Dopingguidelinesandproceduresforthesafetyofourathletesandfairnessofplayforoursport.http://www.cheerunion.org/aspnet_client/FreeTextBox/upload/documents/AboutUS/Documents/ICU_Guidelines_Drug-Testing.pdf</p><p>XIII.ICURulesandRegulationsagainstIllegalBettingandCompetitionFixingTheICUiscommittedtofairplayforourathletesandtheintegrityofthesport,andfollowsrulesandregulationsinthefightagainstillegalbettingandcompetitionfixing.http://www.cheerunion.org/aspnet_client/FreeTextBox/upload/documents/AboutUS/Documents/ICU_Rules_Competition-Fixing.pdf</p></li><li><p>2017ICUWorldCheerleadingChampionships2017ICUJuniorWorldCheerleadingChampionships</p><p>TEAMCHEERDIVISIONSRULES&amp;REGULATIONS(TeamCheerCoed,AllGirlandParaCheerUnifiedDivisions)</p><p>I.GENERALRULES1. Allteamsmustbesupervisedduringallofficial</p><p>functionsbyaqualifieddirector/advisor/coach.2. Alldirectors,advisorsandcoachesshouldhavean</p><p>emergencyresponseplanintheeventofaninjury.II.TOURNAMENT1. TheeventwilltakeplaceonWednesday26April</p><p>2017toFriday28April2017inOrlandoFlorida.Wednesday26April2017ICUJuniorWorldChampionships&amp;AwardsICUWorldChampionshipsOpeningCeremoniesThursday27April2017ICUParaCheerWorldChampionships&amp;AwardsICUWorldChampionshipsSemi-FinalsFriday28April2017ICUWorldChampionshipsFinals&amp;Awards</p><p>2. ThecompetitionisscheduledtobeheldattheESPNWideWorldofSportsComplex.</p><p>3. Thetournamentofficialsshallhavetherighttoalterthetimeandlocationofthecompetitionintheeventchangesbecomenecessaryduetoinclementweather,facilityproblems,televisionproductionrequirements,oranyothersituationdeemedbythetournamentofficialstobeessentialtothesuccessfulexecutionofthechampionship.</p><p>III.HOWTOHANDLEPROCEDURALQUESTIONSA. RULES&amp;PROCEDURESAnyquestions</p><p>concerningtherulesorproceduresofthecompetitionwillbehandledexclusivelybythedirector/coachoftheteamandwillbedirectedtotheCompetitionDirector.Suchquestionsshouldbemadepriortotheteamscompetitionperformance.</p><p>B. PERFORMANCEAnyquestionsconcerningtheteamsperformanceshouldbemadetotheCompetitionDirectorimmediatelyaftertheteamsperformanceand/orfollowingtheoutcomeofthecompetition.</p><p>IV.SPORTSMANSHIPAllparticipantsagreetoconductthemselvesinamannerdisplayinggoodsportsmanshipthroughoutthecompetitionwithpositivepresentationuponentryandexitfromtheperformanceareaaswellasthroughouttheroutine.Theadvisorandcoachofeachteamis</p><p>responsibleforseeingthatteammembers,coaches,parentsandotherpersonsaffiliatedwiththeteamconductthemselvesaccordingly.Severecasesofunsportsmanlikeconductaregroundsfordisqualification.V.INTERRUPTIONOFPERFORMANCEA. UNFORSEENCIRCUMSTANCES1. If,intheopinionofthecompetitionofficials,a</p><p>teamsroutineisinterruptedbecauseoffailureofthecompetitionequipment,facilities,orotherfactorsattributabletothecompetitionratherthantheteam,theteamaffectedshouldSTOPtheroutine.</p><p>2. Theteamwillperformtheroutineagaininitsentirety,butwillbeevaluatedONLYfromthepointwheretheinterruptionoccurred.Thedegreeandeffectoftheinterruptionwillbedeterminedbythecompetitionofficials.</p><p>3. Ifateamneedstore-performaroutinebutfailstodotheroutineinitsentirety,thenthisteamwillreceiveascorebasedonthelowerlevelperformance.</p><p>B.FAULTOFTEAM1. Intheeventateamsroutineisinterruptedbecause</p><p>offailureoftheteamsownequipment,theteammusteithercontinuetheroutineorwithdrawfromthecompetition.</p><p>2. Thecompetitionofficialswilldetermineiftheteamwillbeallowedtoperformatalatertime.Ifdecidedbyofficials,theteamwillperformtheroutineagaininitsentirety,butwillbeevaluatedONLYfromthepointwheretheinterruptionoccurred.</p><p>3. Ifateamneedstore-performaroutinebutfailstodotheroutineinitsentirety,thenthisteamwillreceiveascorebasedonthelowerlevelperformance.</p><p>C.INJURY1. Theonlypersonsthatmaystoparoutineforinjury</p><p>are:a)competitionofficials,b)theadvisor/coachfromtheteamperformingorc)aninjuredindividual.</p><p>2. Thecompetitionofficialswilldetermineiftheteamwillbeallowedtoperformatalatertime.Ifthecompetitionofficialsallowaroutinetobe</p></li><li><p>performedatalatertime,thespotintheschedulewherethere-performanceistotakeplaceisatthesolediscretionofcompetitionofficials.Theteammayperformtheroutineagaininitsentirety,butwillbeevaluatedONLYfromthepointwheretheinterruptionoccurred.</p><p>3. Ifateamneedstore-performaroutinebutfailstodotheroutineinitsentirety,thenthisteamwillreceiveascorebasedonthelowerlevelperformance.</p><p>4. Theinjuredparticipantthatwishestoperformmaynotreturntothecompetitionfloorunless:a. Thecompetitionofficialsreceiveclearance</p><p>from,first,themedicalpersonnelattendingtothatparticipant,theparent(ifpresent)ANDTHENtheheadcoach/advisorofthecompetingteam.</p><p>b. Ifthemedicalpersonneldonotcleartheparticipant,theparticipantcanonlyreturntothecompetitionifaparentorlegalguardianinattendancesignsareturntoparticipationwaiver.</p><p>c. Intheeventofasuspectedconcussion,theparticipantcannotreturntoperformwithoutclearancefromaphysician(MD/DO)thathastrainingrelatedtoheadinjuries,andwaiting24hours,evenwithawaiverfromaparentorlegalguardian.</p><p>d. Inadditiontotheheadinjurypolicy,weencourageyoutobefamiliarwiththespecificlawwherethecompetitionisbeingheld.</p><p>VI.INTERPRETATIONSAND/ORRULINGSAnyinterpretationofanyaspectoftheseRulesandRegulationsoranydecisioninvolvinganyotheraspectofthecompetitionwillberenderedbytheRulesCommittee.TheRulesCommitteewillrenderajudgmentinanefforttoensurethatthecompetitionproceedsinamannerconsistentwiththegeneralspiritandgoalsofthecompetition.TheRulesCommitteewillconsistoftheCompetitionDirector,HeadJudge,andadesignatedcompetitionofficial.VII.DISQUALIFICATIONAnyteamthatdoesnotadheretothetermsandproceduresoftheseRulesandRegulationswillbesubjecttodisqualificationfromthecompetition,willautomaticallyforfeitanyrighttoanyprizesorawardspresentedbythecompetition,andmayalsoforfeittheopportunitytoparticipatethefollowingyear.VIII.SPOTTERPOLICYInanefforttopromoteahigherlevelofsafetyforcompetingathletes,theICUWorldCheerleadingChampionshipswillprovidespottersforallrehearsal</p><p>andcompetitionfloors.Toprovidethesafestcompetitiveenvironment,teamsshouldnotattemptskillsbeyondtheirabilitylevel.IX.GENERALSAFETYRULES1. Allathletesmustbesupervisedduringallofficial</p><p>functionsbyaqualifieddirector/coach.2. Coachesmustrequireproficiencybeforeskill</p><p>progression.Coachesmustconsidertheathlete,groupandteamskilllevelswithregardtoproperperformancelevelplacement.</p><p>3. Allteams,coachesanddirectorsmusthaveanemergencyresponseplanintheeventofaninjury.</p><p>4. Athletesandcoachesmaynotbeundertheinfluenceofalcohol...</p></li></ul>

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