Cheer Abilities

Special Abilities & Adaptive Abilities Cheer Teams Canada 2020

Information and Selection Process

The Cheer Canada High Performance Committee is looking for Canada’s best to represent our country at the 2020 ICU World Cheerleading Championships in Orlando, Florida. Canada has had tremendous success and support over the last 11 years of competing at the ICU World Championships and we are confident that this tradition will continue in the Special Abilities and Adaptive Abilities divisions.

Divisions:

Please present in whichever division best suits your athletes.

Special Abilities:

Special Abilities Cheerleading – Team Cheer Unified Division – Teams comprised of 50% or more athletes with intellectual disabilities per team.

Special Abilities Cheerleading – Team Cheer Traditional Division – Teams comprised of 100% athletes with intellectual disabilities per team.

Special Abilities Performance Cheer – Team Cheer Freestyle Pom Unified Division – Teams comprised of 50% or more athletes with intellectual disabilities per team

Special Abilities Performance Cheer – Team Cheer Freestyle Pom Traditional Division – Teams comprised of 100% athletes with intellectual disabilities per team.

Special Abilities Performance Cheer – Team Cheer Hip Hop Unified Division – Teams comprised of 50% or more athletes with intellectual disabilities per team.

Special Abilities Performance Cheer – Team Cheer Hip Hop Traditional Division – Teams comprised of 100% athletes with intellectual disabilities per team.

Adaptive Abilities: 

Adaptive Abilities Unified Median (equivalent to Level 3, males/females, no basket tosses – with Adaptive Abilities rule modifications)

Adaptive Abilities Unified All Girl Advanced (equivalent to Level 4, no basket tosses – with Adaptive Abilities rule modifications)

Adaptive Abilities Unified Coed Advanced (equivalent to Level 4, no basket tosses – with Adaptive Abilities rule modifications)

Adaptive Abilities Unified Team Cheer Hip Hop

Adaptive Abilities Unified Team Cheer Freestyle Pom

*Adaptive Abilities Unified teams must be comprised of 25% or more athletes with ANY disability. 

Team Composition and Age Eligibility

  • Teams must meet athlete numbers and age requirements as per the ICU Rules

https://cheerunion.org.ismmedia.com/ISM3/std-content/repos/Top/Championships/WCC/20/ICU_WCC_Info-Divs-Rules_2020.pdf

Note – Ages are based on being eligible during the year of the competition and 2020 Teams can be formed from ANY Club, School, Group or Region in Canada. There will be no preference given to All-Star Clubs or School teams, regionally representative teams or those from one organization.

Application and Submission of Video 

  • Complete Application form before 11:59pm on February 10, 2020
  • Submit $500 Application Fee by e-transfer or PayPal to teamcanada@cheerleadingcanadainc.com 
  • Complete Roster including alternates / substitutes. Roster must include full names and Cheer Canada membership number for all athletes and coaches.
  • Team leader must confirm all athletes are age eligible.
  • ONLY athletes who are intended to be competing should be on roster.
  • Provide link to “Private” YouTube Video for Adjudication.

Video should include :

  • Routine appropriate for the Division(s) in which you are applying to represent.
  • Please see the full set of ICU Rules and Guidelines for details
  • Routine should be a minimum of 2 minutes

General Suggestions for video submissions

  • Please show full version of the routine with NO EDITING
  • Best angle is from as far back as possible and centred — single camera showing whole routine
  • Have fun and be sure the video shows your spirit and love of the sport!

As was done for the 2019 Video Adjudication, an impartial judging panel will be assembled and will be comprised of a minimum of 5 ICU judges from across the country.

This panel will include recommended judges from Provincial Associations and transparently judge all videos submitted.

Judging will be completed by February 14th and teams notified by February 15th, 2020.

Please know that while some logistical support and advice will be provided regarding the trip to Florida, the travel arrangements and all other aspects (including competition entry fees & clothing package) will be the responsibility of the teams.

Good luck to all. We look forward to receiving amazing videos from all parts of Canada.