Terms and Conditions of Competition Entry

  1. Before filling out registration forms please read and understand rules and guidelines to ensure that you are registering your team or stunt group in the correct division and level. It is not the fault of ICC for teams that are placed in the wrong division or level by any coach or sponsor.In the event that a team is placed in the wrong division or level, ICC will make every attempt to place that team in the correct division before or at the event. If it is found to be impossible to move the team that team will be disqualified or moved to exhibition. In the event of a disqualification no refunds will be given.
  2. The age that participants are as of Aug 31st in the year of the competition date with the exception of ISAF International divisions which are as of 31st Dec, will be the age group that team will enter.
  3. The oldest participant on any team determines the age group that team will enter. Some divisions have a minimum age, please see the age grid for full details
  4. All team members must begin with both feet on the performance surface, inside the performance area. Size of competition floor 54×42 ft SPRUNG FLOOR (9 strips of mat) . A deduction will be assessed per occurrence for an athlete that makes contact outside the competition boundary. Stepping on, or just past the boundary tape is not a boundary violation. If a sign or prop is thrown outside the performing area, that team will receive a panel judge deduction for each violation. Signs or props may be placed or dropped outside the performing area by a team member who must remain inside the performing area.
  5. Timing of the routine will begin with the first note of music, first words of cheer, first organised motion or building of stunt or pyramid.
  6. Total time of routine can be no longer than 2:30:99 for Allstar Cheer Elite/University Cheer/School Cheer/Masters Cheer, 2:30:99 for ISAF Tiny, Youth, Minim Junior, Senior & Open, 2:00:99 for ISASF/ University Non Tumbling, 2:00:99 for Prep Cheer, 1:30:99 for Novice Cheer, minimum 1:45:99 and maximum 2:15:99 for dance teams, 1:15:99 for solos/duos and 1:15:99 for group and partner stunts. This time includes any cheers or chants performed with or without music. Teams exceeding time limit will incur penalties to overall score or up to disqualification.
  7. There is no leeway when competing at ICC events. It is our suggestion to have your routine time at 2:28 or under so you do not incur an overtime penalty. Each routine is timed live during the performance by a minimum of 2 time keepers and/or methods of timing. The lowest time of these two time keepers will be used to give the team the benefit of the doubt. If a routine is deemed to be over time, the head judge or a competition official will then go to the video and manually time the routine again. If the routine is still overtime, a penalty will be assessed.
  8. A coach or sponsor must be responsible for handling team music during the competition. This coach or sponsor will be responsible for running music during the performance. This coach or sponsor must remain at the sound table during the entire performance.
  9. Music may be played from an IPod, MP3, Media Player, or CD. Coach or sponsor must provide a back up in the event a CD will not play. Some CD players will not play certain custom burned CDs. We highly suggest using a portable media player.
  10. No photography is permitted in the performance hall without a video pass. Phones and tablets are permitted, and this is the only exception. You may be asked to leave if this rule is ignored.
  11. By attending any of our events, you are aware and give full permission to have your photo taken at any point by ourselves or any third party companies we arrange to attend. You agree that both ourselves and the third party can display, sell, print any photo they take in any way. You agree that these images can be used for promotional materials of any kind. You agree that these photos can and will be displayed either on our own or a third parties computer systems and website for display, promotion, sale and for any other reason.
  12. Cheer teams may use poms, flags, megaphones and signs. No other props will be permitted. Any other prop, please email IASF for confirmation.
  13. Participants may cross compete where applicable. Cross competition is limited by age requirements, No crossovers are allowed within worlds bid eligible division. Crossovers may also be further restricted at particular events
  14. Group stunt and partner stunt routines are limited All music. Dance, motions, tumbling or jumps will not be scored and may negatively affect your score. Any rule check, please contact ISAF.
  15. Partner stunt and stunt group competitors must provide a spotter that is familiar with the routine (if required).
  16. No team or stunt group is guaranteed another team to compete against. In the event of a one team division possible combinations will be reviewed and made at the discretion of ICC officials.
  17. In the event that a routine is interrupted due to the fault of ICC event staff, the facility or its staff, or equipment failure, the coach of that team will be given the option of continuing from the point of interruption, starting over or withdraw from the competition.
  18. In the event the routine is interrupted due to a failure of the teams equipment (Ipod, CD, etc) or an injury the coach will be given the option of continuing from the point of interruption or withdraw from the competition.
  19. ICC event staff reserves the right to stop a performance due to injury.
  20. ICC is not responsible for events in your travel plans that might affect your arrival at the competition or a team performance. ICC will make every effort to accommodate your team in the event an issue arises. In the event it is discovered that it is impossible to resolve any said issues in a timely manner that team will be disqualified. In the event of a disqualification no refunds will be given.
  21. FINALITY OF DECISIONS – By participating in the championship, each team agrees that the decisions by the judges will be final and will not be subject for review. Each team acknowledges the necessity for the judges to make prompt and fair decisions in this competition and each team therefore expressly waives any legal, equitable, administrative or procedural review of such decisions.
  22. Management has the right to refuse entry.
  23. Any division changes made to the running order after the draft running order is produced will cost £100 for Regional events and £175 for the British Open or Battle of Champions (this is in additional to any additional athlete fees).
  24. Late Registration Fees: Add a £150 late fee PER TEAM.
  25. Follow the payment deadlines. All forms received three days after a early bird deadline will be charged the current deadline fees. Crossover(s) (double duty) only applies when competing under that same program not two different programs. We cannot guarantee changes on the running order for crossovers.
  26. Payments received after the current deadline will be assessed a late fee.
  27. All fees including late fees must be paid in full before teams or stunt groups will be allowed to compete. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS.
  28. Returned cheques will incur a £45 fee and may result in termination of early bird payment deadline. All fees apply to each payment deadline: Replacement fee per competitor is £25  on top of current entry fee. Any add ons are charged at £25 and Team name changes are £25 PER TEAM.
  29. As the Programme Director and/or Coach entering a team into an ICC event, you must ensure that all parents have read, understood and agreed to these terms and conditions of entry, regardless of when and how you have entered them with us. This includes any team or athletes that may be added after your booking form was initially completed.
  30. Children are under the care of their coach and/or parent at all times for the duration of our events. At no point do we or anyone involved with our company take responsibility for any child, and it is up to the coach and/or parent to ensure their safety at all times.
  31. REFUND POLICY – I, as Coach/Sponsor, understand that there are no refunds on deposits for any reason. For a refund, minus all deposits, written notice of cancellation must be received in the ICC office prior to the current payment deadline. There will be no refunds of any payments after current payment deadline. If an event has sold out before the payment deadline, no refunds whatsoever will be given after the point that the event sells out.  I also understand ICC payment deadline policy. (Completed forms and payment must be in ICC office on or before current payment deadline to avoid being charged the following payment deadline fee). We do not refund individuals who have been removed from your team roster.
  32. Cancellation: Due to any circumstances that affect an event which are beyond our control, primarily we will take action possible to retain the event date, our second action will be to reschedule the event.  Upon exhausting all efforts to fulfill our obligation to deliver the event, the event would be cancelled.  If the event is cancelled, World Cheerleading Company (ICC) Ltd will not take responsibility for any loss of hotel, travel or any other event-related expenses. We will not be liable (therefore no refunds) for the delay in delivering or for failure results from any of the following Act of God, Outbreak of riots, civil disturbance or acts of terrorism. The act of any government or authority Fire, Explosion, flood, fog or severe weather, Power failure, Default of suppliers or contractors, Pandemic or Any cause of circumstance whatsoever beyond either party’s reasonable control.

Sportsmanship Agreement

Good sportsmanship occurs when teammates, opponents, coaches, and officials treat each other with respect. Kids learn the basics of sportsmanship from the adults in their lives, especially their parents and their coaches. Kids who see adults behaving in a sportsmanlike way gradually come to understand that the real winners in sports are those who know how to persevere and to behave with dignity no matter where they place.


Parents can help their kids understand that good sportsmanship includes both small gestures and heroic efforts. It starts with something as simple as saying “hello” or waving at other teams before a competition, and includes  acknowledging the talents of the other teams and their members good and accepting bad calls gracefully. Displaying good sportsmanship isn’t always easy. It can be tough to congratulate the opposing team after not placing where you felt you maybe should have, but the kids who learn how to do it will benefit in many ways.


Kids who bully or taunt others at competition or other forums like the internet aren’t likely to change their behavior when in the classroom or in social situations. In the same way, a child who practices good sportsmanship is likely to carry the respect and appreciation of other people into every other aspect of life.

Unsportsmanlike Conduct
Unsportsmanlike Conduct is defined as any time a coach is in discussion with an official, other coaches, athletes and parents/spectators and don’t maintain proper professional conduct. We reserve the right to address Unsportsmanlike Conduct appropriately. This may include the loss of access to AccuScore officials for the remainder of the event or removal from the entire competition. This includes the following:
• Inappropriate and deliberate physical contact between athletes during the event
• Abuse of equipment or any items associated with the event
• Using language or gesture that is obscene, offensive, or insulting
• Using language or gestures that offend race, religion, color, descent, or national or ethnic origin
• Failing to perform a routine
• Excessive appealing at AccuScore
• Showing dissent towards scoring official decision by word or action
• Threat of assault to an event representative
• Public criticism of an event related incident or event official


Good Sports Are Winners


Ask 6 or 7 year old who won and they may answer, “I think it was a tie.” It’s likely the question isn’t of any real interest at that age. Kids may be more eager to talk about the stunts they did or dance they performed. But as they move into older and more competitive leagues, kids become more focused on winning and can often forget to have fun. Without constant reminders and good examples, they may also forget what behavior is appropriate before, during, and after a competition.


Kids who have coaches who care only about being in first place and say that anything goes as long as they win, pick up the message that it’s OK to be bullies. If parents constantly pressure them to perform better or second-guess their every move, kids get the message that they’re only as good as their last good performance and they’ll try anything to make one.


Adults who emphasize good sportsmanship, however, see winning as just one of several goals they’d like their kids to achieve. They help young athletes take pride in their accomplishments and in their improving skills, so that the kids see themselves as winners, even if the score sheets do not show the numbers going in their favour.


The best coaches — and parents— encourage their kids to play fair, to have fun, and to concentrate on helping the team while polishing their own skills.
Fostering Good Sportsmanship Remember the saying “Actions speak louder than words“? That’s especially true when it comes to teaching your kids the basics of good sportsmanship. Your behavior during practices and competitions will influence them more than any pep talk or lecture you give them.


Here are some suggestions on how to build sportsmanship in your kids:


  • Unless you’re coaching your child’s team, you need to remember that you’re the parent. Shout words of encouragement, not directions, from the sidelines (there is a difference!).
  • If you are your kid’s coach, don’t expect too much out of your own child. Don’t be harder on him or her than on anyone else on the team, but don’t play favourites either.
  • Keep your comments positive. Don’t bad-mouth coaches, players, or competition officials. If you have a serious concern about the way that competitions or practices are being conducted, or if you’re upset about other parents’ behavior, discuss it privately with the coach.
  • After a competition, it’s important not to dwell on who won or lost. Instead, try asking, “How did you feel you did during the game?” If your child feels weak at a particular skill, like jumps, offer to work on it together before the next game.
  • Applaud good routines no matter who’s they are.
  • Set a good example with your courteous behavior toward the parents of kids on the other team. Congratulate them when their kids win.
  • Remember that it’s your kids, not you, who are playing. Don’t push them into a sport because it’s what you enjoyed. As kids get older, let them choose what sports they want to play and decide the level of commitment they want to make.
  • Keep your perspective. It’s just a Cheer or Dance. These are activities that kids choose to participate in because they are fun and they enjoy the activity.
  • Look for examples of good sportsmanship in professional athletes and point them out to your kids. Talk about the bad examples, too, and why they upset you.


Finally, don’t forget to have fun!!


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