Canadian Scholastic ICU Rules & Regulations
Scholastic Cheer encompasses athletes in Primary school to Collegiate level competitive and non-competitive programs. Cheerleading began as a sideline activity intended to increase school spirit at games and pep rallies and, while retaining those traditional elements that make Scholastic Cheer unique, has evolved into a highly athletic sport of its own. Scholastic cheerleading showcases routines that feature music and a traditional cheer/chant integral to the Scholastic Cheer culture. The Cheer portion is choreographed to encourage audience participation and may be enhanced by using props, stunts, tumbling, school Mascots, and authentic energy. Teams may elect to be competitive, while others elect to take the more traditional approach of boosting school spirit at games and events, while some choose to fulfill both roles. Scholastic Cheer is a unique, diverse, and dynamic sport.
Scholastic Performance Cheer Divisions and Age Grid
|PERFORMANCE CHEER DIVISIONS|
|Grade||ICU Level||Gender||Team Size|
|1-4 Primary Novice||Performance Cheer||All Gender||4+|
|4-6 Primary||Performance Cheer||All Gender||4+|
|6-10 Junior High||Performance Cheer||All Gender||4+|
|9-12 Senior High||Performance Cheer||All Gender||4+|
|Post Secondary||Performance Cheer||All Gender||4+|
NOTE 1 : PSOs shall have the ability to make exceptions to the Scholastic Grid in order to best meet the needs of their province. The intent of this is to assist programs who cannot field a team in the current grid.
NOTE 2: If a division is deep, the event producer may elect to subdivide the divisions based on team size. Cheer Canada recommends to split the divisions equally so there will be 50% of the teams in each division.