Cheer Solos/Duos/Trios

Cheer Solo/Duo/Trio Overview

The BCA has the authority to make a decision on any issue, protest, penalty or rule that is unclear or not specifically addressed in these guidelines. The BCA will render a judgment in an effort to ensure that the Competition is conducted in a manner consistent with the general spirit of the Competition and the BCA.

Each Athlete will perform a routine choreographed to demonstrate his/her competency in the fundamental Solo/Duo/Trio Cheerleading skills.

All Solos/Duos/Trios MUST follow SCUK Age Guidelines.

All skills performed MUST follow the IASF Cheer Safety Guidelines for all elements incorporated in a routine.

See IASF Cheer Legality Rules and SCUK Unified Age Grid to reference Level and Age Guidelines.

Additional Guidelines for your routine are listed below. Strict compliance with all rules is required.

If you have any questions, contact [email protected] no less than 3 weeks prior to competition.


Cheer Solo/Duo/Trio Guidelines

  1. TIME: Routine maximum time limit is (1.15) one minute fifteen seconds. Timing begins on the first beat of music or choreographed movement after your team is announced on the floor. 3 seconds over the maximum time limit will incur a time penalty.
  2. BEGINNING OF ROUTINE: Routine must begin within the performance area.
  3. MUSIC: Routines must include only music in their presentation. Music should be uploaded to the BCA in advance or provided on a digital device for use on the day of the event.  A representative of your squad must start and stop your music and remain at the sound desk during the performance.
  4. PERFORMANCE AREA: You are not allowed outside the approx. 54 x 42′ performance area after you begin your routine. The performance area will generally be a carpet bonded foam spring cheer floor.
  5. PROPS: No additional Props are permitted.
  6. ENDING OF ROUTINE: Timing will stop when your squad comes to a complete final stationary position or final beat of music. Failing to make the end of your routine clear may result in additional time being added.
  7. POINT DEDUCTIONS: Hand/Knee/Elbow/Head touch downs during tumbling skills will incur a 0.10 penalty.
  8. LEGALITY INFRACTIONS: A penalty will be deducted from your final score for each General Rule Infraction 0.25 or Safety Rule Infraction 0.50.
  9. SUITABILITY: Routines must be appropriate for family viewing. Suggestive, offensive, or vulgar choreography, costuming and/or music are inappropriate for family viewing and therefore lack audience appeal. Any vulgar or suggestive movements (hip thrusting, inappropriate touching/slapping/positioning to one another, etc), words, costuming or music will result in a 0.25-point deduction per violation.