Age Grid, Rules & Scoring

We follow the IASF Cheer & Dance Rules

Performing a technique outside the boundaries of your division level will incur a penalty as per the Scoring Guidelines.  BCA's Competition Rules and Safety Guidelines comply with the technical and safety aspects of IASF, as applicable to UK duty of care compliance.  You are expected to be conversant with the rules and safety requirements.  Wherever possible all rules are quoted exactly as the rule book.  However, division age ranges reflect the general structure of British and European squads, and are designed to allow all squad age ranges to compete.

IASF Cheer Legality Rules & Glossary 2019-2020

IASF-USASF Cheer Rules Comparison *

IASF Dance Rules 2019-2020

IASF Dance Glossary 2019-2020

* Please note: There are some differences between the IASF and USASF Legality Rules for the 2019-2020 Season. Please ensure you are aware of these if you intend on competing in the USA


Age Grid

We follow the SportCheerUK Unified Divisions and Age Grid. For 2019-2020 we will also be offering the IASF Dance Divisions which are in addition to the SCUK age grid. You can download the latest version of these grids using the links below.

Please note: Not all divisions will be available at all events. Please check the individual competition pages for further information. Some Speciality Divisions are also slightly different to the SCUK recommended options. Please see notes below for further information

SCUK Unified Age Grid 2019-2020*

IASF Dance Divisions 2019-2020

Dance Solos will be offered in a combined/open style only. Ages have been brought into line with the Dance age grid.

Duo/Trio divisions may also be offered at some events and will follow the regular Cheer/Dance age grids.

Dance Duos/Trios will be offered in a combined/open style only.No further splits will be made for Solo/Duo/Trio divisions.