Stunt Groups

Stunt Group 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 Stunt Group will perform a routine choreographed to demonstrate its competency in the fundamental Cheerleading Stunt Skills.

All Stunt Groups 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.

Each Stunt group MUST consist of a minimum of three athletes, and a maximum of five athletes. Each team is to consist of at least one Base, one Flyer, and one Spotter. Positions of Flyers Bases and Spotters are interchangeable.

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.


Stunt Group Guidelines

  1. TIME: Routine maximum time limit is (1.15) one minute fifteen second. 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. You may not begin your routine in a pyramid or stunt.
  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. DANCE/TUMBLING:Jumps, dance or tumbling is discouraged during stunt group routines as there are not scored.

  5. PERFORMANCE AREA: Generally, the performance area will be a standard 42’ x 54’ carpet bonded spring cheer performance floor. At some events, the surface may be smaller and not spring.
  6. PROPS: No additional Props are permitted.
  7. 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.
  8. POINT DEDUCTIONS: Stunt Falls or obvious mistakes will incur a 0.25 penalty.
  9. LEGALITY INFRACTIONS: A penalty will be deducted from your final score for each General Rule Infraction 0.25 or Safety Rule infraction 0.50.
  10. 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.