Currently, there is a gap in Standing Tumbling within the IASF Cheer Rules. Without adding an additional level (we have no interest in adding an additional level) there will always be a gap. The current gap is between Level 5 and Level 6. Level 5 only allows layouts in Standing Tumbling which goes to Level 6 which allows double full twists in standing tumbling (but must be——————.

The IASF I looking for your feedback in a couple of areas.
1. Where do you think the gap in standing tumbling should be (see below)?
2. In your country, whom do you consider a tumbling expert?

If any changes are made to the rules from a result of this process, the change will occur in the 2021-22 Season.

The process will work in this manner:

  1. We will collect the votes from the general public.
  2. Those results will be given to the selected tumbling experts from the different countries.
  3. The tumbling experts will vote on their recommendation.
  4. The tumbling expert’s recommendation will go to the IASF Rules Committee.
  5. A final decision will be made by the IASF Rules Committee.
  6. An announcement will be made with the final decision.

GAP IN STANDING TUMBLING POLL
(abbreviations used: L=Level, ST=Standing Tumbling, RT=Running Tumbling)

BETWEEN LEVEL 1 and LEVEL 2
Do you think the gap should be between Level 1 and Level 2?
This would become:
L1 – ST = no backhand spring
– RT = no backhand spring

L2 – ST = single backhand spring or double backhand spring
– a rule would be made that a single or a double backhand spring would be scored the same
– RT=Remain as is (multiple backhand springs allowed)

L3 – ST = back tucks allowed ONLY if immediately proceeded by a minimum of 2 backhand springs
– RT = Remains as is (tucks allowed)

L4 – ST = layouts allowed ONLY if immediately proceeded by a minimum of 2 backhand springs
– RT = Remains as is (layouts allowed)

L5 – ST = single full twists allowed ONLY if immediately proceeded by a minimum of 2 backhand springs
– RT = Remains as is (single full twist allowed allowed)

L6 – ST = Remains as is (double full twist allowed)
– RT = Remains as is (double full twist allowed)

BETWEEN LEVEL 2 and LEVEL 3
Do you think the gap should be between Level 2 and Level 3?
This would become:
L1 Remain as is

L2 – ST = Remain as is (single backhand springs allowed)
– RT = Remain as is (multiple backhand springs allowed)

L3 – ST = back tucks allowed ONLY if immediately proceeded by a minimum of 2 backhand springs
– RT = Remains as is (tucks allowed)

L4 – ST = layouts allowed ONLY if immediately proceeded by a minimum of 2 backhand springs
– RT = Remains as is (layouts allowed)

L5 – ST = single full twists allowed ONLY if immediately proceeded by a minimum of 2 backhand springs
– RT = Remains as is (single full twist allowed allowed)

L6 – ST = Remains as is (double full twist allowed)
– RT = Remains as is (double full twist allowed)

BETWEEN LEVEL 3 and LEVEL 4
Do you think the gap should be between Level 3 and Level 4?
This would become:
L1 – Remain as is
L2 – Remain as is

L3 – ST = Remain as is (multiple backhand springs allowed – tucks not allowed)
– RT = Remains as is (tucks allowed)

L4 – ST = layouts allowed ONLY if immediately proceeded by a minimum of 2 backhand springs
– RT = Remains as is (layouts allowed)

L5 – ST = single full twists allowed ONLY if immediately proceeded by a minimum of 2 backhand springs
– RT = Remains as is (single full twist allowed allowed)

L6 – Remain as is

BETWEEN LEVEL 4 and LEVEL 5
Do you think the gap should be between Level 4 and Level 5?
Issue – Goes from tucks to single full twist
This would become:
L1 – Remain as is
L2 – Remain as is
L3 – Remain as is

L4 – ST = Remain as is (tucks allowed – layouts not allowed)
– RT = Remains as is (layouts allowed)

L5 – ST = single full twists allowed ONLY if immediately proceeded by a minimum of 2 backhand springs
– RT = Remains as is (single full twist allowed allowed)

L6 – Remain as is

BETWEEN LEVEL 5 and LEVEL 6 (as is currently)
Do you think the gap should be between Level 5 and Level 6?
Issue – Goes from Layouts to double full twist.
This would become:
L1 – Remain as is
L2 – Remain as is
L3 – Remain as is
L4 – Remain as is

L5 – ST = Remain as is (layouts allowed – single full twists not allowed)
– RT = Remains as is (single full twist allowed allowed)

L6 – ST = Remains as is (double full twist allowed)
– RT = Remains as is (double full twist allowed)