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GENERAL INFO

 

THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING US!

FUSION CHEER AND DANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS PRIDES OURSELVES ON HONESTY AND FAIRNESS TO ALL GYM OWNERS, COACHING STAFF, ATHLETES AND PARENTS. WE HOPE THAT OUR COMPETITIONS SET A POSITIVE STANDARD IN SPORTSMANSHIP AND INTEGRITY. 

WE LOVE TO SEE YOU SPIRIT! SUPPORT YOUR COMPETITION AND CHEER ON OTHER TEAMS. 

 

General Information

Any concerns relating to another team’s performance must be conveyed by a Gym Owner/Coach to a Fusion Cheer and Dance official.

Approaching the judging staff during an event is strictly prohibited. Any unsportsmanlike or aggressive behavior by coaches, gym owners, parents, participants, or spectators will not be tolerated and may result in a point deduction, disqualification, or removal from the event. We will make every effort to accommodate any concerns or questions when the appropriate protocol is followed. It is our goal to continually improve and ensure your satisfaction. UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT-DEDUCTION -4.0 Deduction- When a coach is in discussion with an official, other coaches, athletes and parents/spectators must maintain proper professional conduct. Failing to do so may result in a 4.0 deduction, removal of coach or disqualification.

 

 

Legality Verification

Fusion Cheer and Dance will follow the USASF Safety Rules and Regulations. If you have any questions send these inquiries to cheer@usasfrules.com or dance@usasfrules.com.

 

 

Routine Interruption Policy

A routine may be stopped due to an injury by a Safety or Panel Judge,Fusion Cheer and Dance Official, coach or athlete. We reserve the right to interrupt a routine due to an obvious injury and to prohibit an injured athlete from returning to perform if deemed appropriate by medical personnel. If a routine is interrupted/stopped due to injury, the team will have an opportunity to perform the routine again in approximately 30 minutes, if there is sufficient time in the schedule. The routine must be performed in its’ entirety and judging will begin at the point at which the injury occurred. Any point deductions accumulated to that point will carry over. If a coach prefers not to have the team perform again then the team will receive the score up to that point.

 

 

Music Guidelines

Routine music should be on a CD or a digital music player (ie. Smart phone, MP3 player, etc.). A Duplicate CD or back-­‐up music source MUST be available at the music table during the routine performance. If utilizing a digital music player, Fusion Cheer and Dance will provide the necessary cables. Please be sure to follow these steps prior to your performance. Set-up a playlist for each routine Turn off any equalizers, sound check and/or volume limiters Turn your phone up to 100% If using a phone, please make sure it is in airplane mode to avoid incoming calls during your performance. In the event a technical error causes a team’s music to be interrupted, the coach will have the opportunity to stop the performance. The team will perform according to the schedule unless Cheer Star determines for safety reasons a team should be moved down the performance order. In the case of a music malfunction, judging and timing will resume from the point at which the malfunction occurred (as determined by the judging panel). Judges’ decisions on timing of total routine and music portion of routines are final. Coaches are strongly advised to create mix music that finishes a few seconds under the time limit to ensure that the team does not go over time.

Fusion Cheer and Dance reserves the right to be the arbitrator and interpreter of all rules covered in this document.

 

     Music –

Proof of Licensing Teams must be able to provide proof of licensing, in the form of a printed copy, during registration at the event they are attending. This may include: Proof of purchase from licensed music professional If using a single song, receipt from purchase of single song If using an editor, the editor does not have to be a licensed provider; however, they must be able to provide you with proof of purchase and proof of licensing for all sound effects and voiceovers included in the mix If using a non-commercial music provider, documentation that assigns all applicable rights to the team If a team does not have the required paperwork, they will be given the option to count the routine verbally or perform to an approved track of music or a track with counts.

 

 

Background Checks

Per USASF any and all coaching staff allowed in warmups must have a current up to date background check. 

 

Cross-Over Policy

Crossover Athletes (those athletes competing on more than one team for the same program) will be allowed at all Fusion Cheer and Dance. Crossovers are not limited to a single level. USASF RULES: CROSSOVERS An individual will not be permitted to crossover from one program to another within the same event (Exception: An athlete from one gym without a Level 6 team may crossover to one additional gym’s Level 6 team provided (s)he meets the age requirement for a Level 6 team. An event producer may choose to be more restrictive than the rules above for crossovers limiting the number of teams an athlete may crossover to further; however an event producer may not be less restrictive than this. Crossover limitations above do not include athletes that crossover from cheer to dance. Crossovers between all-star prep and traditional all-star are not permitted at the same event.