Formal entrances are not allowed. Teams should move on & off the performance area as quickly as possible.
Timing will begin with the first organized word, movement, or note of music by the team after it is officially announced and has taken the floor. Timing will end with last organized word, movement, or note of music by the team. See below for time limits for specific routines.
Spotters- Due to the complexity and intricacies of team choreography, 1 World Bermuda Events will NOT provide spotters on the competition floor. All teams may elect to provide their own spotters on the competition floor. If a spotter assists a stunt more than spotting for safety, a penalty may be assessed.
Crossover participants may only represent one gym. 1 World Bermuda Events cannot guarantee that a performance time will not overlap with warm up time due to scheduling.
Verbal cueing from a team’s coach/staff while team is on the competition performance floor will not result in a penalty, however it will be taken into consideration by the judges in the overall impression category.
Warnings could be given in a “gray area” or performance error. IF warnings are given to one team for something, that is the same thing that is warned for all other teams.
Routines must follow USASF Safety Guidelines. Please see www.usasf.net for all details and visit the website regularly for updated information on rules and skill limitations as they are subject to change.
Team Events: 2 ½ minutes in Length for Performance EXCEPTION- All Star Prep teams have 2 minutes. Recreation and All Star Teams may elect to perform any or all of their 2 or 2 ½ minute routine to music. School teams will have a 2 ½ minute performance limit. (All music OR music and cheer is allowed) A cheer/chant section is OPTIONAL.
Choreography and Costuming
Suggestive, offensive, or vulgar choreography, costuming, and/or music are inappropriate for family audiences and therefore lack audience appeal.
Routine choreography should be appropriate and entertaining for all audience members. Vulgar or suggestive material is defined as any movement or choreography implying something improper or indecent, appearing offensive or sexual in content, and/or relaying lewd or profane gestures or implications. Inappropriate choreography, costuming, and/or music may affect the judges’ overall impression and/or score of the routine.
All choreography should be age appropriate.
All costuming and makeup should be age appropriate and acceptable for family viewing.
Judging Policies and Procedures
Panel Judges: All 1 World Bermuda events will have a minimum of three categorical panel judges per panel. Each day’s scores will be weighted 50%-50%.
Legalities/Safety Judge: It is the responsibility of each Legality Judge to ensure that teams follow all applicable guidelines. The judge may, at his or her discretion, choose to warn or take a safety deduction for each violation of those guidelines. During 2-day events, if a safety violation is performed on Day 2 that was missed by the Legality Judges on Day 1, the penalty will be assessed. Video proof must indicate that the safety violation occurred both days. A sample Legality Judge score sheet can be found on our website.
Point Deduction Judge: It is the responsibility of the Point Deduction Judge to look for EXECUTION errors only. The Point Deduction Judge will notate any execution error on a deduction score sheet indicating the approximate time and location of such error. The Point Deduction Judge will utilize the Varsity All Star deduction system. Coaches may challenge a point deduction using the Review Process, with the understanding that ANY ADDITIONAL POINT DEDUCTIONS FOUND DURING THE REVIEW WILL COUNT AGAINST THE TEAM. A sample Point Deduction score sheet can be found on our website.
Questions and Review Procedures: After your performance, Score Sheets may be picked up after your division is finished. You will have 15 minutes from pickup to initiate a review request or ask questions at the Score Sheet Pickup Area. *REVIEWS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED AFTER THIS 15 MINUTE TIME FRAME, NO EXCEPTIONS!
Either the team’s primary coach or gym owner initiates reviews by completing a review sheet and submitting them to the Score Sheet pick-up location. Teams should NEVER approach a judge or event coordinator with a review-eligible concern as doing so may incur a penalty.
Once the review has been initiated, the Review Judge will utilize all available information to make an informed decision. Once again- ALL REVIEW JUDGE’S DECISIONS ARE FINAL.
Once the Review Judge has made a decision, he/she will discuss the findings with a maximum of 2 persons (one of which will need to be the primary coach or gym owner that initiated the review). All decisions will have a 8 minute time limit so as to allow time for other reviews and keep the even running in a timely manner.
If the Review Judge deems that the judges made an error, corrections will be made at that time.
It is our goal that participating teams are COMPLETELY satisfied with their scores at all 1 World Bermuda Events. We feel that having the ability to review is a vital part of ensuring that satisfaction, but should not be abused!