Divisions + Age Grids

The Global Games is a USASF sanctioned event
and will follow the USASF age grid for the 2018-2019 season.
Some IASF divisions will also be offered.
The tentative Divisions and Age grids are as follows:


The age of the competitor as of August 31, 2018 will be the age
used for Cheer competition purposes for Youth, Junior & Senior divisions.
For Open Divisions, the age of the athlete will be determined

based on the international standard being the date of birth falling
during the “year of competition” ie the age as at
31 December of the same year the competition occurs.

The information is correct as at 08/06/18, but is subject to change without notice.
Pricing may increase depending on supplier price rises.
We assume no liability for the accuracy or completeness of the above information


Age of competitor

The age of the competitor as of August 31, 2018 will be the age used for competition
purposes for Junior & Senior divisions. For Open Divisions,
the age of the athlete will be determined based on
the international standard being the date of birth falling during the
"year of competition" i.e. the age as at
31 December of the same year the competition occurs.


Dance Divisions + Categories

Jazz

A jazz routine incorporates stylized dance movements and combinations,
formation changes, group work, leaps and turns.
Emphasis is placed on proper technical execution, extension,
control, body placement and team uniformity.


Pom

Poms must be used 80% of the routine.
Important characteristics of a pom routine include strong pom technique:
clean/precise and sharp motions, synchronization and visual effect,
and may incorporate tricks (i.e. leaps/turns, pom passes, jump sequences, kick lines etc).
Visual effect includes level changes, group work,
formation changes, the use of different color poms, etc.


Hip Hop

Routines can incorporate street style movements with
an emphasis on execution, style, creativity,
body isolations and control, rhythm, uniformity and musical interpretation.


Contemporary/Lyrical

A contemporary or lyrical routine uses organic, pedestrian and/or traditional
modern or ballet vocabulary as it complements the lyric and/or rhythmic value of the music.
Emphasis is placed on control, sustained, expressive movement, body placement,
contraction/release, use of breath, uniformity, communication and technical skill.