Copies of each athlete’s birth certificate or passport must be with the team coach/representative at all times and readily available upon request by a Worlds official. Copies of each athlete’s proof of age document on a USB/zip drive are acceptable. All International teams must submit a completed International Team Roster.
Teams must present a USASF roster at their bid-qualifying event that includes names of the athletes performing on the floor at that competition. Additionally, the same Open-Level 7 teams can roster up to 10 reserve athletes that will be considered eligible substitutes/alternates. These are additional members of the program that did not have the opportunity [...]
A team that receives and accepts any type of Worlds bid must compete at Worlds in the same division they competed in at the qualifying event where their bid was awarded. The number of participants competing in any division at The Cheerleading Worlds may not exceed the number of participants that performed on the competition floor [...]
What are the differences between Season 1 and Season 2 Countries for CHEER Teams for alternates and substitutions?
SEASON 1 COUNTRIES = COUNTRIES WHOSE SEASON INCLUDES JAN., FEB., AND MARCH IN THE SAME CALENDAR YEAR OF THE FOLLOWING WORLDS (i.e. Canada's season starts in November and goes through April) SEASON 2 COUNTRIES = COUNTRIES WHOSE SEASON ENDS IN THE PREVIOUS CALENDAR YEAR FOR THE FOLLOWING WORLDS (i.e. Australia's season ends in November) ELIGIBLE [...]
A team may receive no more than one bid to The Cheerleading Worlds for any given division. If a team has already accepted an at-large bid and opts to compete for another bid, they will be eligible only for a paid bid. They will not be eligible for another at-large bid unless they decline the [...]
Beginning in 2021, all teams attending the IASF Worlds must compete in a full top uniform. Crop tops, half tops or mid-drifts will not be allowed.
Athletes within the same program are limited to the number of teams on which they are eligible to compete and earn paid or partial bids. Once an athlete has competed for a team and earned a paid or partial paid bid, they are permitted to move to another team within their program. If their second [...]
The maximum numbers of males on a coed team may not exceed 2/3 of the total athletes on the team. EXAMPLE: If an IASF Open Level 5 Coed 16 team has a total of 18 athletes competing on the floor; the maximum number of males allowed on the team would be restricted to 12.
At The Cheerleading Worlds, crossovers of participants between teams from the same program are NOT permitted. A participant may only compete on one team from a program. Crossovers of participants from other programs will not be permitted. Crossovers of participants between cheer and dance teams from the same or other programs are not permitted. In [...]
An athlete must meet the age requirement within the calendar year of 2020: EXAMPLE 1: If a 13-year-old athlete is participating in a division where the minimum age is 14; that athlete is legal for the division if the athlete turns 14 on or before December 31st, 2020. EXAMPLE 2: If a 16-year-old athlete is [...]