2) Scholastic LAS Sheet Clarification:
The Cheer Canada Scholastic LAS sheet includes examples of level appropriate skills. Coaches are still responsible for ensuring that any skills performed in their routine are compliant with the Cheer Canada Scholastic Rules. Please check back as the Scholastic LAS sheet may be updated throughout the season.
Scholastic LAS Sheet Q & A
1) Why are there release style skills listed on the level appropriate skills list for Novice & Intermediate when release moves are illegal in those levels?
Release style skills in Novice & Intermediate, where release moves are illegal, include skills that are meant to look like true release moves but remain connected to someone on the performing surface. I.e. switch ups or tic tocs where a base or spotter remains connected to the top person’s foot or ankle.
2) Why are there release style skills listed on the level appropriate skills list for Advanced that are illegal at that level?
Release style skills in Advanced include skills that are meant to look like true release moves but remain connected to someone on the performing surface. Release skills are allowed if they adhere to the conditions listed in the Cheer Canada Scholastic Rule Book on p. 42, Stunts: L 1-5. A released high to high tic toc or a high to low would be illegal in the Advanced division due to the fact that release moves starting at extended must be cradled or connected to at least one bracer. A released low to high or a prep level tic toc would be legal as the top person starts in a vertical position at prep level.