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CONMCAPCEOTLLIETGIEOCNOMRPUETLITEIOBNORUOLEKS NCA & NDA RESERVES THE RIGHT TO BE THE ARBITRATOR AND INTERPRETER OF ALL RULES COVERED IN THIS DOCUMENT.

FOR COLLEGE TEAMS

NCA & NDA COLLEGIATE CHEER AND DANCE CHAMPIONSHIP

Daytona Beach, Florida April 8-12, 2020

UPDATED AS OF 1/16/20

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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CODE OF CONDUCT EXCLUSIVITY POLICY ELIGIBILTY VERIFCATION HOW TO QUALIFY

NCA VIDEO QUALIFICATION AND ENTRY FORMAT NDA VIDEO QUALIFICATION AND ENTRY FORMAT MUSIC FORMAT VIDEO MEDIA POLICY LOGO USAGE

1 DANCE CONT.

1

NDA LEGALITY AND SAFETY

2

SAFETY GUIDELINES

26

3

TUMBLING AND AERIAL STREET SKILLS (INDIVIDUALS)

26

3

4

DANCE LIFTS AND PARTNERING (GROUPS)

27

5

UNASSISTED DISMOUNTS TO THE PERFORMANCE SURFACE 27

5

INJURY DURING PERFORMANCE

28

5

DEDUCTIONS

28

CHEER

LEGALITY VERIFICATION

29

GENERAL COMPETITION INFORMATION

NDA SCORING

PERFORMANCE AREA

7

JUDGING PANELS

30

COLLEGIATE EXPECTATIONS UNIFORM MUSIC CHOREOGRAPHY

INJURY DURING PERFORMANCE

7

CATEGORY DESCRIPTIONS

30

7

JUDGING SCALE FOR DANCE FUNDAMENTALS

31

9

RANGES OF SCORES

32

9

DANCE GLOSSARY OF TERMS

37

9

ORDER OF PERFORMANCE

9 NCA & NDA COLLEGE GAME DAY DIVISION

COLLEGE CHEER DIVISIONS

GAME DAY

DIVISIONS

10

OBJECTIVE

44

NUMBER OF MALE PARTICIPANTS VS. FEMALE PARTICIPANTS 10

BENEFITS OF GAME DAY

44

TEAM ROUTINE REQUIREMENTS

10

GENERAL RULES

44

45 SECOND CROWD SEGMENT

11

NCA COLLEGE SCORING GUIDELINES

FORMAT

45

LARGE COED

12

SKILL SCORING & RESTRICTIONS

46

SMALL COED ALL GIRL INTERMEDIATE COED INTERMEDIATE ALL GIRL

13

14 NCA PARTNER STUNT, GROUP STUNT & MASCOTS

15

HOW TO QUALIFY

48

16 PARTNER STUNT AND GROUP STUNT

INTERMEDIATE DIVISION RESTRICTIONS

17

PARTNER STUNT COMPETITION REQUIREMENTS

48

LEGALITY VERIFICATION

17

GROUP STUNT COMPETITION REQUIREMENTS

49

NCA DEDUCTIONS AND VIOLATIONS

18

JUDGES' CATEGORIES

49

DANCE

NDA ROUTINE REQUIREMENTS ROUTINE REQUIREMENTS PERFORMANCE AREA COLLEGIATE EXPECTATIONS CHOREOGRAPHY MUSIC COSTUME PROPS

COLLEGE DANCE DIVISIONS

MASCOTS

COLLEGIATE MASCOT CHAMPIONSHIP DETAILS

49

22

COLLEGE GENERAL SAFETY RULES

51

22 SCORESHEETS

22 CHEER

53

22

DANCE

57

23

GAME DAY

62

23

24 GROUP STUNT & PARTNER STUNT

63

25 MASCOT

64

SELECTION OF FINALISTS AND PERFORMANCE ORDER

25

COLLEGE COMPETITION RULES

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CODE OF CONDUCT

To ensure the most positive experience for all attendees, NCA & NDA asks that the following Code of Conduct be adhered to during all NCA & NDA Championships:

1. Any questions or concerns that affect a team's performance or experience must be communicated by the coach to the NCA & NDA Event Information table. The appropriate NCA & NDA Official will then be called to discuss the situation with the coach.

2. Participants, coaches or spectators are prohibited from contacting the judges during the competition. 3. Judges' rulings are final related to deductions, final team placements and legalities. 4. Any unruly, aggressive or belligerent behavior by participants, coaches or spectators toward any other attendee or NCA & NDA Event Staff will result in potential team disqualification, removal from the event and/or barred participation from future NCA & NDA events and possible disqualification of team or suspension for following years. 5. Varsity Spirit reserves the right to remove any persons from a competition for unsafe or unsportsmanlike conduct. NCA & NDA fervently encourages and supports sportsmanship, integrity and fairness among participants and coaches in all facets of cheerleading including, but not limited to team/squad practice and performance. We strive to uphold the highest standards and promote this to the best of our abilities and believe that coaches are instrumental in promoting and instilling this among their respective team members.

EXCLUSIVITY POLICY

Due to media, sponsorship considerations, and administration concerns regarding school-based priorities, image and funding, teams that compete in the NCA & NDA Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championship may not participate in any other event at which a "College National Champion" title is awarded during the current school year.

Further, teams may jeopardize their eligibility to compete in the NCA & NDA Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championship if they participate in a televised program or print media that portrays their team, school or general activity of collegiate cheer and/or dance in a negative manner. NCA & NDA must deem the program or material content reasonable and appropriate regarding performance integrity, safety, individual and school privacy and reputation, and overall image. Schools that desire to compete at Nationals and participate in such media (reality show or documentary, news articles, books, etc.) should consult their school legal council to develop an access license and consult with NCA & NDA in advance to pre-determine any possible conflicts of interest. The access license is a legal agreement that prohibits producers or publishers from including certain subject matters from being included in their media product, as well as grants the school officials the right to approve and/or reject final portrayal of their respective spirit squads that might be harmful or disrespectful to the school or spirit program.

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COLLEGE COMPETITION RULES

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ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION

A Team Eligibility Form will be sent to all Coaches participating in an NCA & NDA Championship. One form must be filled out per team with each team member's name, student ID number, hours currently enrolled and years of completed eligibility. This form must be signed by the Coach as well as signed by the school's Registrar's Office and school Administrative Supervisor and returned to NCA & NDA at Check-In. A current class schedule for each participant must also accompany the Eligibility Form. Teams must meet the following eligibility requirements to participate in the NCA & NDA Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championship:

1. Each participating team member must be a current member of the team they are representing, and a full-time student or enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit hours at the institution they are representing. Graduating seniors and graduate students may be enrolled in less hours. Verification of eligibility will be required by the school's Registrar's Office and the program's administrative supervisor in addition to the coach. It will be the responsibility of these individuals to verify that all student-provided information and documentation is correct, valid, and meets all the school's eligibility requirements.

2. A student-athlete may only represent ONE (1) school in ONE (1) National Championship competition for each academic year. For example, a student-athlete may not compete for one school in January, transfer and compete for another school in April, nor compete with the same school in separate championships in the same academic year.

3. A student-athlete may not compete in more than five (5) National Championships total (cheer, dance, Junior College, and/or 4-year college/university).

4. At the Junior College level, any student-athlete will only be eligible to compete in a maximum of three (3) National Championships during the course of his/her college career.

5. Eligibility verification for Individual participants such as Partner Stunt and Group Stunt will only apply if the athlete does not compete with a team during that same academic year (e.g. if an athlete only competes in NCA or UCA Partner Stunt any given year, that will count as one (1) year of eligibility used).

6. Once the team eligibility is complete, athletes are no longer eligible for Partner Stunt or Group Stunt unless it is in the same academic year (e.g. an athlete competes on a team at UCA in January to complete five (5) years of eligibility but is still eligible to compete in NCA Partner Stunt that same April, that concludes their total eligibility).

7. An alternate or injured student-athlete that does not take the competition floor will not be considered as a competing member and will not count towards the maximum of five (5) National Championships.

8. Each team must always comply with the USA Cheer College Safety Rules. 9. Each cheer team must have a coach that is currently USA Cheer Safety certified to compete. Proof of certification must be included with the Eligibility Form.

This will apply for any student-athlete competing at any one of the Varsity Spirit Collegiate Championships (UCA, UDA, NCA & NDA) that award National Champion titles as well as any other designated College National Championship. Teams violating these rules could forfeit their titles and rankings as well as be prohibited from entering any other Varsity Brands Championship the following year. For any clarification on these rules, please contact the event producer of the Championship you wish to attend.

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HOW TO QUALIFY FOR THE NCA & NDA COLLEGIATE

CHEER AND DANCE CHAMPIONSHIP

CAMP QUALIFICATION Squads may qualify for the NCA & NDA Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championship at NCA & NDA Collegiate Resident Camps, Day Camps or Elite Home Camps. NCA & NDA will award Bids to Nationals based on the team's successful completion of specific requirements in the areas of participation, conduct, and camp achievements. Teams must have a minimum of eight (8) participating team members attending the same NCA & NDA Collegiate Summer Camp to be considered for a Bid.

VIDEO QUALIFICATION All Qualification Videos (including Cheer and Dance teams, Partner Stunt, All Girl Group Stunt and Mascot) must be RECEIVED no later than January 24, 2020.

Videos may be sent to: NCA & NDA Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championship 640 Shiloh Road, Building 2, Suite 200 Plano, TX 75074

Cheer Videos may be emailed to:

Dance Videos may be emailed to:

ncacollegevideos@ nda.dance.videos@

Each entry must be on a separate DVD and properly labeled with Team Name, Division, Cheer Coach's Name, Address, Email and Cell Phone number. A "Video Entry Form" should accompany each video entry. Alternatively, you may submit video links via YouTube, Dropbox, FileShare, etc.

? Receipt deadline for team qualification only: January 24, 2020 ? Qualification videos for Partner Stunt, Group Stunt and Mascot competitions must be sent with a payment of $25 per

video (this payment must accompany the video in order to have the video judged). There is no entry fee for team qualifying videos. ? Results will be posted at nca.nda. by January 31, 2020 5:00pm CST. NOTE: No qualification needed for the Game Day Division.

GENERAL VIDEO GUIDELINES ? All skills MUST follow USA Cheer College Cheerleading Safety Rules ? No Split Screens, freeze frames, or speed altering is allowed ? All participants must be current eligible members of the school and team they are representing. ? All footage must be of current academic year. ? Teams must also follow specific Division requirements as applicable (e.g. Small Coed, Intermediate, All Girl, etc.). ? There is NO video entry fee for team videos.

CHEER VIDEO ENTRY FORMAT The video entry format for cheer teams submitting videos to qualify for the NCA & NDA Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championship will be as follows: each cheer team video must include five (5) separate segments:

1. Stunts 2. Tumbling 3. Basket/Sponge Tosses 4. Pyramids 5. 45 Second Crowd Segment The skills segment of the video can be a maximum of two (2) minutes.

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COLLEGE COMPETITION RULES

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STUNTS Must show at least three (3) stunts in their entirety utilizing as many members as possible with the Partners starting with at least one foot on the ground and conclude with the dismounts landing in a cradle position or back to the ground.

TUMBLING Must show at least two (2) skills of standing tumbling to include as many members as possible (e.g. handsprings, tucks, fulls, toe-backs, etc.). Must also show at least two (2) synchronized running passes with as many members as possible (e.g. handspring series, tucks, fulls, whips, elite passes, etc.) where all participating members start and finish together.

BASKET / SPONGE TOSSES Must show at least three (3) complete separate tosses to include as many groups as possible. Each of these three tosses must be shown from the mount (at least one foot on the ground) through the cradle.

PYRAMIDS Must show at least three (3) complete pyramids to include as many people as possible. Each of these three pyramids must be shown from the mount (at least one foot on the ground) through the dismount to a cradle position or back to the ground.

45 SECOND CROWD SEGMENT In addition to the above requirements, ALL VIDEO QUALIFIERS MUST submit a 45 second crowd-leading performance. This format must follow the same rules as listed under the 45 Second Crowd Segment on page 11. This segment MUST be filmed in front of a live audience.

DANCE VIDEO ENTRY FORMAT TEAM PERFORMANCE VIDEO REQUIREMENTS Teams competing in the Team Performance Division must submit one video that includes a 30 second Hip Hop routine, a 30 second Jazz routine, a 30 second Pom routine as well as 30 seconds of technical skills (this may be numerous across the floor patterns or a choreographed piece). Only the technical skills segment may contain numerous edits. Split screens are not allowed. The speed of the performance may not be altered on the video. All team members do not need to be in each segment; however, at least seven (7) members must appear in the pom, jazz, and hip-hop segments of the video. All members on the video must be official, eligible team members at time of filming. Videos submitted must be of current year; footage from previous years is prohibited. Teams that qualify for Team Performance will automatically be qualified for the Jazz, Pom, and/ or Hip-Hop Division. Videos submitted for qualification will not be viewed for legalities. A separate video must be sent for this purpose no later than (2) weeks prior to competition.

JAZZ, POM AND HIP HOP VIDEO REQUIREMENTS Teams competing in the Jazz, Pom and/or Hip-Hop Division must submit, on video, a performance routine of any style, one minute and forty-five seconds (1:45) minimum in length (no editing or split screens). The style exhibited on the video is not required to match the division(s) in which the team registers. Teams that qualify with a Jazz, Pom or Hip-Hop video are qualified to compete in those divisions ONLY. Teams that qualify with a Jazz, Pom or Hip-Hop video do NOT automatically qualify for the Team Performance Division. The speed of the routine may not be altered through video editing. The team must be represented by AT LEAST seven (7) members. All members on the video must be official, eligible team members at time of taping. Videos submitted must be of current year; footage from previous years is prohibited. Videos submitted for qualification will not be viewed for legalities. A separate video must be sent for this purpose no later than two (2) weeks prior to competition.

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