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CG Cheer Youth Rec Game Rules

 

The following rules will be applied and followed while cheering on the sidelines during youth rec league games. The intent of these rules  is to provide an easy to understand set of rules for the game environment. 
General Rules for all levels: 


• Follow all direct governing association rules as set forth in the College Grove Recreation association handbook and by-laws.
• All skills legal for sideline cheering can be performed on artificial/live grass, rubberized track, indoor basketball court , indoor flooring with proper precautions or a matted surface. No skills are allowed on asphalt, concrete.
• Uniforms must be appropriate for youth rec cheerleading. When standing at attention, apparel must cover the midriff and backside of athlete.
• Fingernails, including artificial nails, must be kept short, near the end of the fingers.
• Hair must be worn in a manner that is appropriate for the activity involved. Hair devices and accessories must be secure. In general, hair should be pulled back away from the face and secured.
• Supports, braces, soft casts, etc., that are unaltered from the manufacturer's original design/production do not require any additional padding. Supports/braces that have been altered from the manufacturer's original design/production must be padded with a closed‐cell, slow‐recovery foam padding no less than one‐half‐inch thick if the participant is involved in partner stunts, pyramids or tosses. A participant wearing a plaster cast or a walking boot must not be involved in partner stunts, pyramids, tosses, jumps or tumbling.
• Jewelry of any kind is prohibited except for the following: A religious medal without a chain is allowed but must be taped and worn under the uniform. A medical‐alert medal must be taped and may be visible.
• Use of mini‐tramps, springboards, spring‐assisted floors or any height‐increasing apparatus is not permitted for use at any time other than practices under the direct supervision of someone trained in their use.
• Participants must not chew gum or have candy in their mouths during practice or performance.
• Cheerleaders must remain outside of the playing area during a 30‐second or less time‐out during a basketball game.
• Participants must not stunt or tumble when the ball is in play, including during free throws in basketball. Cheering during the release of a free throw shot or Kick will not be allowed.
• Participants are not allowed to be in the area directly beneath and behind the basketball goal called the "free throw lane extended. "Like wise; for football the goal post or within the end zone.
• Participants will remain behind the court or field line in order to abide by safety rules. Cheerleaders can be considered part of the College Grove team and the team at play may be penalized for Cheer participate on field or court.
• All coaches will be back ground checked per the WCPR standard.


Definitions: 


Base: A person in direct weight‐bearing contact with the performing surface who provides primary support for another person. 
Cradle: A dismount from a partner stunt, pyramid or toss in which the catch is completed below shoulder level height by a base or bases with the top person in a face‐up open‐pike position. 
Dismount: Ending a stunt by releasing a top person to the performing surface or a cradle position. 
Extension: An extended stunt in which the top has both feet in the hands of a base(s). 
Hitch Body Position: A single‐leg stunt where the leg not providing support is in a liberty type position and that hip is open. 
Inverted Position: Shoulders are below the waist. 
Liberty: A multi‐based, single‐leg stunt where the leg not providing support is pulled to approximately a 90‐degree angle with the hips of the athlete performing the skill, including the hitch variation. 
Loading position: A skill/stunt with one or two feet in the hands below prep level. 
Spotter: A person in direct, weight‐bearing contact with the performing surface whose primary function is to protect a top person's head, neck and shoulders. Spotters should be qualified to help minimize an injury by assisting a top person. A spotter may be a qualified team member or a coach if necessary. 
Toss: A release stunt in which the base(s) begin underneath the top person’s foot/feet and execute a throwing motion from below shoulder level to increase the height of the top person. The top person becomes free from all bases, spotters, posts or bracers. 

Rules Grid 
Skills from any lower level are allowed at the higher level.



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College Grove Recreation Association

6665 Arno-College Grove Rd. 
College Grove, Tennessee 37046

Email: [email protected]

College Grove Recreation Association

6665 Arno-College Grove Rd. 
College Grove, Tennessee 37046

Email: [email protected]
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