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.

Please note: Some divisions that are listed on the SCUK age grid (such as Prep and Novice) are not supported by the IASF. SCUK base these divisions on the IASF Legality Rules, however there are also additional rules and restrictions that you need to be aware of. Please ensure you check the SCUK age grid (listed below) for further information.

Age Grid

We follow the SportCheerUK Unified Divisions and Age Grid.

SCUK Unified Age Grid 2023-2024

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

Cheer Solo Divisions

DivisionAgeLevel (up to)
Tiny Solo3-61
Mini Solo7-82
Youth Solo9-115
Junior Solo12-146
Senior Solo15-166
Open Solo17+7

  • Cheer and Dance Duo/Trio divisions will follow their respective SCUK team age grids
  • No further splits will be made for Solo/Duo/Trio divisions.

Dance Solo Divisions

Tiny Solo3-6Open/Combined
Mini Solo7-9Open/Combined
Youth Solo10-12Open/Combined
Junior Solo13-15Open/Combined
Senior Solo16+Open/Combined


Updated for the 2023/2024 Season