Category Archives: CCC Updates

CCC HALL OF HONOR

CCC Honored many coaches and organizations this year and at our Lake Erie National Championships, we had the opportunity to show our appreciation to some of these teams.  These teams and coaches will be added to our HALL OF HONOR for the amazing things they do.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2018 INDUCTEES:
Step One North All Stars – LEADERSHIP AWARD
Steel Valley Cheer – FANATIC FANS
Magic All Stars – SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD
Melissa Altman (Chardon HS) – LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Steel Valley Cheer (13 events) – LOYALTY AWARD
Magic All Stars (10 events) – LOYALTY AWARD
Midwest Cheer Elite – LOYALTY AWARD
Geneva Xtreme – LOYALTY AWARD
Infinity – Ohio – LOYALTY AWARD
N’Tense All Stars – LOYALTY AWARD
IEP I AWARD – Leslie Perry – WGP All Stars
LOYALTY HONORABLE MENTION:
Madison High School
Step One North All Stars
WGP All Stars
Panthers All Stars
Diamond Athletics
Collage PAC
Chardon High School
CONGRATULATIONS TO 2017 INDUCTEES:
Rock N Rolls – LEADERSHIP AWARD
Step One All Stars North – GENEROSITY AWARD
Cheer Force All Stars – GENEROSITY AWARD
Steel Valley Cheer (12 events) – LOYALTY AWARD
Step One All Stars North – SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD
Steel Valley Cheer – FANATIC FANS
Additional Recognized Loyalty
Cheer Image (6 events)
Perfect Storm All Stars (6 events)
Step One All Stars (6 events)
Magic All Stars (6 events)
IEP I AWARD – Holly McKenzie from Magic All Stars
CONGRATULATIONS TO 2016 INDUCTEES:
Pennsylvania Storm Coaches – LEADERSHIP AWARD
Step One All Stars North – GENEROSITY AWARD
Steel Valley Cheer (8 events) – LOYALTY AWARD
WNY Outlaws – SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD
Additional Recognized Loyalty
North Coast All Stars (7 events)
Perfect Storm All Stars (7 events)
Step One All Stars (6 events)
IEP I AWARD – Melanie Vitale from Step One All Stars North
CONGRATULATIONS TO 2015 INDUCTEES:len17
Rakiesha Morrison – LEADERSHIP AWARD
Cheertastic Ohio and Xcel Athletics – GENEROSITY AWARD
Xcel Athletics – LOYALTY AWARD
Cheertastic Ohio – MOST FANATIC FANS
Xcel Athletics – SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD
Northwest All Stars – I AWARD
2015 SEASON’S BEST
Midwest Cheer Elite – Hard Rockin’ Nationals
Northcoast All Stars – Cupid’s Cheer and Dance Challenge
Off Limits All Stars – Lake Erie Nationals

NEW SCORING FOR 17 -18 SEASON

 

CHAMPION CHEER ccclogoCENTRAL SCORING FOR THE 2017 – 2018 SEASON!

 

 

 

GENERAL SCORING OVERVIEW

SCORE RUBRICS

All Star Master Score Sheet – updated 8/17

All Star Scoring System Rubrics – updated 8/17

All Star Prep Scoring System  – updated 8/17

All Star Tiny Novice Scoring System – updated 8/17

Deductions/Safety Sheet – updated 8/17

LEVEL APPROPRIATE SKILLS

Level Appropriate Skills  – updated 8/17

DANCE

Hip Hop Score Sheet – 10/17

Jazz Score Sheet – 10/17

Pom Score Sheet – 10/17

Contemporary/Lyrical Score Sheet – 10/17

Dance Score Sheet – 10/17

SCHOOL

School Divisions and Scoring – 10/17

School Rubrics – 10/17 NEW FOR 2017

School Mount Score Sheet – 10/17 NEW FOR 2017

School Non Mount Score Sheet – 10/17 NEW FOR 2017

School Non Mount/Non Tumble Score Sheet – 10/17 NEW FOR 2017

DEDUCTIONS

ATHLETE FALL – .25                                                                                                                              Drops to the performance surface during tumbling and/or jumping
Examples:
• Hand, hands or head down in tumbling or jump skills
• Knees down in tumbling or jump skills

BUILDING FALL – .75 
Drops to a cradle, uncontrolled dismounting and/or uncontrolled lowering of a building skill (not timing issues)

Examples:
• Base or spotter drops to the performance surface during a building skill

MAJOR BUILDING FALL – 1.25
Drops to the performance surface from a stunt, pyramid or toss by the top person and/or the bases/spotters

Examples:

  • Top person drops to the performance surface
  • Multiple bases and/or spotters drop to the performance surface
  • Top person lands on base and/or spotter who drops to the performance surface

MAXIMUM – 1.75
When multiple deductions should be assessed during a stunt or toss (by a single group), or during a pyramid transition,then the sum of those deductions will not be greater than 1.75

BOUNDARY VIOLATIONS- .25
The performance surface is defined as the 42’ x 54’ competition floor. The competition boundary is defined as the performance surface and any immediate adjacent safety border. A .25 deduction will be assessed per occurrence for an athlete that makes contact with both feet outside the competition boundary. Stepping on, or just past the white tape is not a boundary violation.

TIME LIMIT VIOLATIONS – .25
Teams that exceed 2:30 will be subject to the following deduction:
• 1 or more seconds over time will result in a .25 deduction
The routine time limit is 2:30. Routines that exceed this time limit run a risk of being assessed a deduction. Judges will use a stop watch or similar device to measure the official time. Acknowledging the potential variance caused by human reaction speed and sound system time variations, judges will not issue a deduction until their stopwatch/clock shows a time that exceeds 2:33. Entrances and Exits are not timed. However, timing does begin with the first organized movement or beat of music.  Any organized entrances/exits will be timed. This includes team breaks, rituals, chants etc.

SAFETY VIOLATIONS

  • 0.50 – Tumbling skills performed out of level and General Safety Guidelines will be issued a 0.50 deduction.
  • 1.0 – Building skills performed out of level will be issued a 1.0 deduction.

IMAGE POLICY – .25                                                                                                                            

Inappropriate choreography and/or music, as well as violations that break the image policy will be issued a .25 deduction.

UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT DEDUCTION – 1.0
When a coach is in discussion with an official, other coaches, athletes and parents/spectators they must maintain proper professional conduct. Failing to do so may result in a 2.0 deduction, removal of coach, or disqualification.

WARNINGS                                                                                                                                           

Judges may issue a warning instead of a deduction if it is not clear that the rule violation had occurred or if it was a performance error vs, an obvious rule violation. This is up to the safety judges discretion and may not be argued.

Specialty Divisions                                                                                                                                 

Performers can only participate in 3 total specialty divisions due to scheduling and costuming issues.

 

 

 

USASF UPDATES

REGISTRATION PROCESS FOR THE 17-18 SEASON

In order for the programs attending your event to be in compliance, they have been given the following instructions by the Regional Directors.
From the USASF Portal:
1.  Create Teams
2.  Attach Athletes
3.  Attach Owners and Coaches to specific teams
4.  Attach Auxillary Personnel to a team
5.  Select the Event
6.  Assign to the event the teams that are attending.
5.  PRINT the following REQUIRED Reports
     A.  Event Compliance Report
     B.  Eligible Coach Report
     C.  Active Athlete Report
Upon arrival at the event you MUST turn in the three documents listed or you will not be in compliance.
There will be no exceptions made.   The EP may not accept screenshots of proof of eligibility-  YOU MUST PRINT AND PROVIDE THE 3 REPORTS located in your USASF PORTAL.

 

17 – 18 USASF UPDATES

http://usasf.net/members/gym_studios/memberinfonew/

 

NEW AGE DIVISIONS for the 17 – 18 SEASON

Click Here

DANCE RULE UPDATES

UPDATED 17-18 RULES CLICK HERE

 

CHEER RULES
2015-17 Cheer Rules Posted

Following the rules vote by coaches and owners last August, and final preparation by the Rules Committee, the rules for the 2015-17 cycle are now available online.

CHEER GUIDELINES
Image & Appearance Reminder
As a reminder, the final phase of the Cheer Image & Appearance Guidelines established in 2012 will go into effect in the 2015-16 season. Uniform tops for Tiny, Mini, Youth and Junior teams may not include exposed midriffs (crop tops). Full details, examples of approved and unapproved uniforms and how the USASF will manage non compliance are posted online.
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The Battle of Lake Erie

“THE BATTLE OF LAKE ERIE CHALLENGE”

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At the Battle of Lake Erie Qualifying Events. Top 3 teams in each division will receive Bids for CCC’s Lake Erie Cheer and Dance Championships in Erie, PA at Erie Insurance Arena, April 6th and 7th, 2019.  Grand Champions will receive a PAID BID!

QUALIFIERS

11/11/18 – The Turkey Time Cheer and Dance Tournament –  Cleveland, Ohio

12/1/18 – Lights! Camera! Action! Cheer and Dance Extravaganza – Erie, Pennsylvania

2/3/19 – The Falls Freeze Cheer and Dance Frenzy – Sanborn, New York

2/17/19 –  Cupid’s Cheer and Dance Challenge – Chardon, Ohio

3/3/19 – Carnivale of Champions Cheer and Dance Championships – Toledo, Ohio

3/10/19 – Over the Rainbow Cheer and Dance Championships – Geneva, Ohio

BID OFFERS CCC BATTLE OF LAKE ERIE QUALIFIERS These Bids are awarded to TEAMS Only!
GRAND Champion Bid Registration FREE REGISTRATION
1st Place Bid Registration $40.00 per participant
2nd Place Bid Registration $48.00 per participant
3rd Place Bid Registration $56.00 per participant
Crossovers $25 per crossover

BID UPGRADES
The Battle of Lake Erie per participant registration prices are based on the highest placement received at any BATTLE OF LAKE ERIE qualifier this season. Teams that earn a higher placement at another BATTLE qualifier,  CCC will honor the highest placement bid that a team earns during the season. If you register your team and they go on to earn a better bid, just submit your bid upgrade to us and we will refund any overpayment.

PAID BID / GRAND CHAMPION BID
All Grand Champion teams at any qualifier event will earn a PAID BID to The Lake Erie National Cheer and Dance Championships. GRAND CHAMPIONS will be awarded for DANCE, SCHOOL/REC, JR/SR ALL STAR, YOUTH/UNDER ALL STAR.  Additional Paid Bids may be given out at the event producer’s discretion at any qualifier event.

PARENT INFORMATION

 

HARD ROCKIN’ NATIONALS ADMISSION FEES

ADULT 1 DAY PASS – $20

ADULT 2 DAY PASS – $30

CHILD/SENIOR 1 DAY PASS – $12

CHILD SENIOR 2 DAY PASS – $20 (Child is ages 6 – 12)

CHILDREN 5 AND UNDER FREE!

HOTEL INjbs_logo(update)_TravelPartFORMATION

Please visit our HOTEL and LINKS Page Click Here for quick and easy reservations!

Global JBS is CCC’s Official Travel Partner

COMPETITION SHIRTS

Competition T-shirts are available at all events, however, we may sell out. Parents you have the opportunity to pre-order shirts prior to the event to guarantee the size and availability for your child.  Email ccckim@championcheercentral with your name, gym/school, phone number, tshirt size and we will have that shirt held at the event for you at which time you can pay for the shirt.

CELL PHONE

Out of respect for the athletes and other spectators, please turn off all cell phones and pagers upon entering the performance areas.

CROWD CONTROL, FAN AND HANDICAPPED SEATING

In the interest of public safety, CCC asks you to take a moment to identify your nearest exit, in event of an emergency, at the event. Keep in mind, the nearest exit may not be in your direct view. For safety reasons, please keep all aisles clear and open.  We appreciate your cooperation.  At most CCC events, there will be a FAN VIEWING AREA for friends and families of the team currently performing on the competition floor.  Once your team’s performance is finished, please exit quickly to make room for the next set of fans.  All other seating is general admission and seat saving is not permitted.  For assistance with handicapped or elderly seating please see one of our Champion Cheer Central, Inc. staff members.

CODE OF CONDUCT

Champion Cheer Central, Inc. asks that the following coed of conduct be adhered to during all CCC Events, to ensure a positive experience for all teams and individuals involved.

Any questions or concerns that affect a team’s performance must be expressed by one coach/advisor to the appropriate CCC official.

Any unruly behavior by the coaches/advisors, participants or spectators will result in removal from the event with NO REFUNDS.

There will be no contact with the judges from any participant, coach/advisor or spectator during the competition.

The judges decisions are final concerning deductions, specific rulings and final placement.

We expect all teams, coaches/advisors and spectators to represent themselves and their community in a positive way.

Each team must compete a Code of Ethics form in order to compete at any CCC event. This form is available on our web site under the registration form and waivers.

CHEER GEAR

Champion Cheer Central has Competition Specific t-shirts available as well as other Cheer Clothing such as Shorts, Sweatshirts, Sweat pants and T-shirts. Competition shirts are $18. All other cheer clothing ranges from $8 – $25.

PHOTOS

Pro Event Photo takes team and candid photos during all CCC Events. Pictures can be purchased at the event or online. Visit www.proeventphoto.com

PERFORMANCE TIMES

Although we make every effort to follow the performance order as closely as possible, the nature of any live event requires flexibility.  We encourage you to stay informed of any possible changes in performance times the day of the event.  CCC cannot be held responsible for parents and spectators who miss performances or award ceremonies.   All times are approximate, subject to change & can fluctuate by as much as one hour in each direction.

SCHEDULE:

In this day and age of technology and thinking Green. CCC will not have paper copies of the the schedule.  It will be available online and social media. It will also be posted in areas around the venue.

CAMERAS:

No Cameras with Professional Lenses will be permitted at either venue. Lenses longer than 3 inches (size of a credit card) are not permitted.  This is for the safety of the athletes competing. This will be strictly enforced.

FAN AREAS:

Fan Areas will be located on either side of the judges table behind the ropes. We will have CCC Staff to control these fan areas. Only fans of the performing teams will be permitted in those areas. Thank you for help in this matter.

CCC PHOTO OPS:

GET SOCIAL WITH CCC

CCC has many areas throughout the arena for kids to take some great pics with props and such. We’d love it if you’d share those pics with us on Social Media. Facebook: Champion Cheer Central  Twitter: @championcheerce  Instagram: championcheercentral. Please use our Hashtags!

 

 

CCC CONTESTS

December 15 – 22 Ugly Christmas Sweater Photo Contest – Post a pic of you wearing your ugliest Christmas Sweater. The photo with the most votes wins.  Picture must be of an individual. The winner will receive a Rebel Dream Bag.  Contest Rules and Terms

April 19 – 21, 2015  Show off your Hardware Photo Contest – Post a Pic of your team showing off their hardware to  the Champion Cheer Central, Inc. Facebook Page. The photo with the most likes wins a FREE CCC REGIONAL for the 2015 – 2016 Season for 1 team or maximum of 25 participants.

AND THE WINNER IS…….Xtreme All Stars! Congratulations 1163 likes.

May 3 – 4 , 2015  Best Theme Team Photo – Post a Pic of your TEAM dressed in the BEST THEME. Could be from a practice or event. Enter the photo contest on the Champion Cheer Central, Inc. Facebook Page by clicking the contest button on the left of the page. The Photo with the most likes wins a FREE CCC REGIONAL for the 2015 – 2016 Season for 1 team or maximum of 25 participants. Contest starts at 6:00 AM May 3rd, and ends May 4th at midnight.

AND THE WINNER IS…….Cheer Force All Stars! Congratulations 115 likes.

JUNE 2, 2015 IEP DECLARES INDEPENDENT DAY – Contests will be all day on Twitter and Facebook to win some great prizes from IEP’s.

Twitter- FAVORITE CCC’s Logo on the @weareiep Twitter page. CCC will be randomly choosing winners.

Facebook – Post a pic from your Favorite IEP Event (CCC EVENT 😉 ) the one with the most likes win an amazing prize from IEP Members.

3 questions will be posted at 1:00 PM EST to 2:00 PM EST. Be the first one to Answer the question correctly and win some great prizes.

JUNE 3 – 4, 2015 – TWITTER CONTEST – ROCK THE BOW!! Post a pic on twitter with your favorite bow. The pic with the most likes wins a CCC Prize pack which includes a Tshirt, Bow and Bag!!!

 

 

MUSIC LICENSING

This upcoming 16-17 Cheer and Dance Season, if you plan on attending any cheerleading or dance event, you will need to supply music that complies with the new music guidelines. The new music guidelines state that due to copyright infringement concerns, cheer and dance music producers can no longer create or edit cheer music with popular songs (unless they obtain all necessary licenses from all parties involved, which is expensive and time consuming). The music guidelines state that cover recordings of popular music may be used in remixes only of the purchase and license of the cover recording includes an explicit right to alter the cover recordings and create new works from these cover recording elements.

You can:

A. Create your own original songs for your cheer mix.

B. Bring a legally purchased copy of a popular song, from I-tunes, Amazon, etc.  The song may not be remixed in any way (no sound effects, tempo changes and or layering with another recording) but timing edits are allowed only. Ie, removing a chorus or bridge to the length of the team’s performance.

C. Purchase a custom made mix created by a music producer that will license your music.

We will require that you have a copy of the license to show that your music follows the copyright laws.

Champion Cheer Central Inc recommends Full Out Music Productions!

FULL OUT Music Productions offers you Custom & Premade original cheer music!  Appropriate for all ages and levels:  industry-leading vocals, a vast library of original beats and royalty-free music will give you a once-in-a-nation sound.  Go FULL OUT every time!

Website:
Sale:
Use promo code CCC15 for $15 off any premade mix and $40 off any custom mix!  Ending 5/31/18.

USASF Press Release

 

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT MUSIC LICENSING AND COPYRIGHT LAWS CAN BE FOUND AT:

http://usacheer.net/presssafety/music

CCC Most Fanatic Fans

Do you have the most FANATIC FANS?

This year CCC will be looking for those teams who’s FANS are FANATIC! We are not looking for those ordinary fans, everyone has those. We want to see the fans that bleed their teams colors, who are loud and proud of their kids. We are talking faces painted, team colors, boas, hats, etc. Don’t hold back,  show us what your team families are made of. We can’t wait to see you in the stands this season!!!

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THESE FANATIC FANS!

STEEL VALLEY CHEER FANS HOLD THE RECORD FOR FANATIC FANS TITLES IN THE 2017-2018 SEASON!

STEEL VALLEY CHEER FANS HOLD THE RECORD FOR FANATIC FANS WITH 12 EVENT TITLES IN THE 2016 – 2017 SEASON

CCC’s TEAM SPOTLIGHT – APRIL

Each month, we will feature a new team and their success.

Meet CCC’s April Spotlight Team. 

XCel Athletics Mini Level 1xcel5

FORCE

How does this team start their season? The season started last May and Force has been practicing together ever since!

How long has the team been cheering together? Some of the athletes on this team have been teammates for 3 or more years. They’ve created really great bonds which allow them to work together so well.

What is your favorite part about being a team member on Xcel’s Mini L1?

My favorite part of Xcel mini force is my very nice coach and the best teammates ever.  Bella

Best part of mini 1 Force is my coach, Coach Gianna. Adwen

Being a leader and having fun with the other minis  Brianna

My favorite part about being on xcel mini level 1 is how much our team has grown and how our friendships have grown. When I joined mini level one I didn’t know anybody and now my teammates are like my best friends. I like mini level one because the older teams are always cheering us on. My team is crazy and silly but we always compete fierce!!!! Avery

Accomplishments this 14 – 15 Season: Mini force level 1 has had an amazing year! Placing first on November 2 at CCC’s event. Placing first, level 1 champions, grand champions, and best choreography at CCC’s over the rainbow competition on March 15. On April 12th they attended CCC’s Lake Erie nationals where they placed first out of nine and also won grand champions. Their last competition on April 18th they also placed first and were the highest score in the mini and youth level one division.

What rituals does this team have before taking the floor at an event? To prepare the texcel1am for each competition we practice how we will compete. We start off with running stunts and then warming up our tumbling to ready us for the “full outs” the athletes will do. They also condition to build their stamina so they can perform flawlessly! For the last practice before a competition they will often circle up and pray to hit a perfect routine.

We say our chant “I believe we can win”. We are the hardest workers and best listeners. Bella 

Before each event we run ALOT of full outs which help us make the routine clean. Before we go on stage we chant “I believe that we will hit” and spell out FORCE. Brianna

We always prepare for competitions by practicing hard. But, we also get to have silly practices where we dress like boys or wear crazy clothes and makeup. Our coach, coach Gianna, always gives us a good pep talk before we compete. F-O-R-C-E on 3!!!! Avery

Coaches Favorite Part of the Routine: As a coach my favorite part of their routine is the dance. After I have watched my athletes hit perfectly, it is so much fun to cheer them on while they are excited about their accomplishment. Team force has so much fun in their dance and as a coach I love to cheer them on!

Xcel Mixcel2ni Athletes Favorite Part of the Routine:

My favorite part of the routine is being the tumble bunny. Bella 

My favorite part of the routine is elite. I like pulling my bow and arrow. Adwen

I really like all the tumbling passes! Brianna

I have two favorite parts in our routine. The tumbling we do is one part and my second favorite part is our opening 2 man heal stretch stunt.   Avery

We asked the athletes what they look forward to most in the season?

Having fun! Learning new tumbling! Bella

What I look forward to the most in the season is…winning! Adwen
Getting new choreography, working on new skills, and winning more medals! Brianna

Any other comments you would like to share about your team/coaches?

It was such a privilege to coach this great group of amazing athletes. It is sad to see the season come to an end but the memories I’ve made will last a life time. All the tears, sweat, and bear crawls paid off in the long run and made this team successful. They can do anything they put their mind to and I can’t wait to see each child grow. Thank you mini team Force for making it a wonderful season!                                                           Coach Gianna

I like representing XCel positively. My favorite part of the season is our end of year sleepover party. Oh….and going to CCC competitions!!!!!
Avery 

Coach Gianna was a great coach. I like everybody on my team. They are so good. Adwen

We go through a lot of conditioning but it pays off. Coach Gianna pushes us to our limits and makes us a better team and gives us confidence to compete. Brianna

Thank you to:
Coach Gianna
Bella Buchanan, age 7
Adwen, age 6
Brianna McCashland, age 8
Avery Dwyer, age 9
for sharing info about your team with us!