GENERAL RULES – THE TROPHY “Femi-Sport” – 16 november 2019
The regulation is specific to sport activities for all, to allow the participation of amateur bands in the competition, while stimulating teams with specialized training in the field (coaches and instructors) to be an example of good practice for all those sporting lovers, but also takes into account the official regulations of the International Federation of Sports Cheerleaders, the organizer of the International Contests in Europe.
Please carefully read the guidelines to expose it to the participants / parents and if there is any doubt please contact us at the phone number in the header.
Whoever is free to choose whether or not to participate in this contest, and the enrollment form constitutes your acceptance under the terms of the rules.
Enrollment in the competition is based on the enrollment table / registration form by 1 November 2019.
It is an extrascolar activity where teams / bands from: kindergartens, schools, lyceums, children’s palaces, clubs and sports associations, cultural and sports centers for children and youth from the country and from the Balkans can participate.
The competition is specific to the sport for all and runs on 5 age categories:
Baby / Preschool (3-6 years)
Kadeti /Children – primary course (8 – 10 years)
Juniors / Gymnasium (11 – 14 years old)
Senior / High School (15 – 20 years)
Master / Grand Seniors over 20 years open without age limit
The age of the participants must be consistent with the identification data and the category requirements. A group / band may have a number of X cheerleaders younger and only 20% cheerleaders older.
1. SPECIALTY (with more than 4 hours a week)
2. HOBBY class (less than 4 hours of training per week)
If your group or bands are made up of more than 20% higher sports, then you must compel them to a higher age rating.
A SCHOOL, CLUB, ASSOCIATION, etc. CAN PARTICIPATE WITH TEAMS FOR:
1. Group = 8 -1o members.
2. Formation = + 10 members
3. Minigroup = 4 – 7 members
4. Solo / Duo / Trio = accepted (if the participants are part of a team in the competition)
In order to facilitate the correct fitting of the teams participating in the competition, we present the sections to which you can enroll and a brief description of each subcategory as they are described in other national or international amateur competitions:
- Cheerleader Discipline:
A. Traditional Cheerleaders
– with pom-pon – (European fanfare model) The choreography of the teams that approach this style must be based on the march, without acrobatic elements, which can be combined with steps and movements specific to any other dance style. A cheerleader must perform the role of team captain (team leader) and differentiate himself by something distinct (costume color, hierarchical symbol, etc.). The costume of these cheerleaders must necessarily follow the line of military uniforms.
- twirling or baton – Twirling Baton choir can be a combination of marching steps or other dance steps, rhythmic gymnastics and agility in execution alike, turning the evolution into a sport as rarely as spectacular. The baton can be launched at high heights, and in the meantime the cheerleader can perform various simple gymnastics elements, then capture the stick with precision and naturalness. The more choreography is more dynamic, the more spectacular it becomes. Missing the object is sanctioned according to the rules! The costume of these cheerleaders can be made up of one or two pieces (skirt and tunic) and must contain some of the military characteristic in design.
B) Majorete / Show Dance
(In Romania this style is usually confused with a simple dance combined with tree-pom and gymnastics without taking into account the theme of dance, which is not in line with the European model). The choreographic theme of choice allows you to approach any dance style in combination with gymnastics. The choreography must have a name to have a horse theme (ex. cawboy, angels, flowers, etc.). You can also make choreographies that have as theme a story (eg Red Hood – in which Squirt and Wolf are listed as soloists alongside the other cheerleaders as a whole)
This style is allowed:
Gymnastics (jumps, twists, pirouettes, leaps, other ties, not very complex, but executed with precision).
it is not allowed to pause in the choreography of the back row when performing the gymnastics, even if these elements are not performed by all the team members. The boys’ presence is accepted it is acceptable to stop in the picture if music and choreography allow it you can use dance choices of your choice the band of cheerleaders can be composed of one, two, three soloists depending on the chosen theme. Costumes must be appropriate to the chosen theme.
Note: In international competitions in this category it is permissible to use any instrument exept Baton.
C. Cheers with ACCESSORIES
– flags, flags, lights, scarves, umbrellas, etc.) Cheerleaders who choose choreography related to the accessories they want to use during evolution other than pom-poni and twirling. In this category, the costumes must be cheerful, even if they have specific adaptations to the theme of the dance.
D. Cheerleading DRILL (cheerleading in the band, no objects, no accessories)
Cheerleaders who have the appearance of a military formation (the movements are performed by the entire band of cheerleaders simultaneously) and in choreography there must be a combination of dancing steps of choice with specific military elements that are executed quickly especially with the arms. Ex: (hello, honor, change of formation, change of guard, strings, rows, etc.). The outfit must have something specific that is constantly highlighted during dance (usually gloves of a certain color, depending on the chosen costume)
E. Cheerleaders HOBBY DANCE based on a simple choreography without difficulty, performed on dance steps of various musical genres. The costumes are in agreement with the music.
F. MIX-MIX cheerleaders.
In a group / group a combination of MAXIM two instruments must be used.
A BATON A POM – PON
A BATON a Flag
A POM-PON a Flag (or others)
G. Majorete cheerleading /
American model cheerleaders (pyramids and acrobatics in the air). The choreography specific to this style has as its main element the acrobatic gymnastic movements, with elements that require extremely well-developed control, safety and flexibility. The spectacularness of such choreography is due to the pyramids and acrobatic jumping that each team performs. Pom-pon is not required because it may be uncomfortable with execution. This category may include boys. No high-risk acrobatic elements endangering body integrity or even life are allowed, the coach or coach of the team must necessarily take this into consideration and exclude risk items or provide qualified staff.
Specific rules for cheerleading cheerleaders:
It is not obligatory to use the pompons in order not to hurt the sockets.
The presence of boys is required to ensure the safety of execution.
The evolution will be on alert pace.
The costume should be one piece, and must be light and flexible, with all surface adhesion.
Exercises involving a major risk of injury are not permitted.
In order to avoid any injury, even a slight, the coach is obliged to ensure the distribution of qualified personnel (one instructor / coach) on the four lines of action ready to intervene whenever the situation so requires.
Gymnastics Aerobics Discipline:
a) aerobic gymnastics – light and / or complex elements of aerobic gymnastics (depending on the level of training of participants) designed on a musical background, performed in synchrony. Do not be confused with gymnastics. The costumes of this style must be made up of a single piece of clothing.
b) aerobic dance – standard aerobic dance steps combined with lightweight gymnastics performed in synchrony. The costumes for this style can be made according to the creativity of the instructor in several pieces of clothing.
c) tae -bo – combination of martial arts with aerobic gym elements designed on a musical background, synchronic execution. The costumes for this style can be made according to the creativity.
d) kangoo jumps – aerobics exercises with kangoo boots (only for participants over 15 years) synchronous execution of the elements. The costumes for this style can be made according to the creativity of the instructor, from several pieces of clothing, but they do not have to look like a dance costume.
e) zumba – Zumba uses a fusion of dances (from Colombian cumbia to merengue, salsa and calypso to hip hop, reggaeton, etc.) creating a dynamic, engaging and efficient program for synchronic executions. The costumes for this style can be made according to the creativity of the instructor in several pieces of clothing, but it does not have to look like a dance costume.
– Gimnastic Rithmic discipline:
Rhythmic gymnastics: (circles, ribbon, rope, balls, clubs, etc.) It is artistic gymnastics combined with objects. Each object has a special role: the rope develops the endurance and eliminates the psychic tension, the circle increases the coordination capacity, the ball strengthens the vigilance, twrling helps to create body movements and rhythmicity, and the ribbon comes with a touch of elegance and femininity, and you can choose any of these objects according to the abilities of the participants. Usually in this kind of amateur contests there is a show section whereby each instructor can put his own creativity in value.
ORDER OF COMPETITION:
- The order of entry into the contest is established by the organizers or by the draw in the technical meeting by a team representative, so that each team has a minimum of 10 minutes between the evolutions.
- It is not allowed to change the entry order except for special cases.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR INDIVIDUAL SECTION FOR (solo, duo, trio, minigroup, group, bands)
Free program chosen on your own music for any section.
The chosen music must, however, observe the time given and be specific to the age and section in which you fit, as well as the costumes, the makeup.
Participants in the traditional cheerleaders section must wear boots.
The equipment of the band (if there is no captain) or solo, duo, trio, must be identical to the team and in accordance with choreography.
Athletes must have their hair caught in a hairstyle appropriate to the chosen costume, makeup and hairstyle being a distinct judging criterion (costume / outfit).
Participants must appear on the contest space only after they have been announced at the microphone.
Greetings are obligatory for all participants except for preschoolers.
Any team must use boutogram changes for bands. The more the choreography is more valuable.
In choreographies where gymnastics are allowed, up to one-and-a-half and two-storey floors can be lifted: one floor = a person’s height / ½ = kneeling, gangway hoist, spatula, rope, etc.
Sockets that endanger the bodily integrity of the performer are not permitted.
It is not allowed to stop in the picture for more than 4 to 8 music times.
Music must be in mp3 / CD or sticker format. We are not responding to defective or violating audio media, and we advise that using unreadable media may constitute removal from the contest. It is advisable to come with a spare CD / stick to avoid any embarrassment.
CDs with their own music for each choreography are tested at the technical desk and later surrendered to the sounder before each evolution. At the time of the contest, the participants or the instructor raises the arm to alert the sounder that he can let go of the song.
The CD should only be written with the song in the contest.
Not allowed: scratch CDs, data cable phone, etc.
Time for evolution (minutes)
For minigroup / group / band
for preschoolers = Minimum 1.30 – Maximum 2.30 with the time allocated to entering and leaving the contest surface
for the other minimum age categories 2.30 – maximum 4.00 with the time allocated for entering and leaving the contest surface
Time for solo, duo, trio (minutes)
Minimum 1.15 – Maximum 2.00 minutes, no entry and exit time regardless of age.
Evolution, regardless of style, must flow without syncope in execution.
Failure to comply with these requirements entails a penalty for the team from 0.25 to 1 point.
WHAT THE JURY SUBMITTED:
Rows, asymmetric strings at each change of formation, up to 4 pts.
If objects / accessories are dropped during execution by up to 2 points.
Serious and / or repeated desynchronization in dancing / every desynchronization with 1 pct to 5 pct.
The poor or insecure execution of gymnastics with up to 3 points.
If the teams did not use the greetings both at the entrance and at the exit of the contest space 1 point.
If the costumes are inappropriate or inappropriate to the section chosen by up to 4/5.
If hairstyle and makeup are not suitable up to 3 pct.
If the overall impression is altered by evolving errors by up to 4 points
The faulty execution of choreography (figures, dance steps) with up to 4/5 points.
Any excess of time is sanctioned by 0.25%
If the instructor is in front of the team and shows the movements (except preschool teams, but without the instructor intervening in another way) by 1 point. Only the coordinators from the kindergarten teams are accepted.
APPLICATION CRITERIA / maximum score for a team is 50 points. Each evolution is ranked by the judges (grade 10) for each criterion.
originality / correct framing of dance / choreography / 10 pct
costumes / makeup / hairstyle / 10 pct
overall image / synchronization / band changes / 10 pct
technical impression / difficulty of figures / execution / 10 pct
artistic impression / expressivity / creativity / 10 pct
Total maximum possible evolution = 50 pts.
Minimum possible evolution possible = 25 pct.
JURIZATION – NOTE
The jury’s notes will be from 5 to 10.
The note will be full without half-points.
Each member of the jury will write his / her note on the judging sheet according to the sections described above. In the end he will collect all his notes and score. The final score of each member of the jury will be gathered and divided into 5 (the number of judging criteria) and then 3 (number of Jury members). The resulting average will be the final score for that evolution
Exam: 48 points (referee 1) + 41 points (referee 2) + 44 points (referee 3) = 133 points: to 3 (number of referees) and to 5 (criteria) = 8.86 final or final average score .
At the final average add the penalties described, if they exist.
If there are two bands with the same score, both get the same place.
The jury will be made up of specialists and organizers.
- Incomplete tables (eg without signatures, no date of birth … eTc).
– Raises over 1 floor and ½ for all less cheerleading sections that can lift up to 2 floors if they do not endanger the body’s integrity of the participants.
– Lack of play of the team, team member, family or any other person accompanying the group, when announcing the results, or at the time of the prize.
– Falsification of a competitor’s name or age / Lack of enrollment formats in the original.
– Lack of medical certificates or paraphene of the team doctor certifying that all participants are physically fit to participate in the competition.
– Inappropriate behavior, ugly addressing or causing injuries to any person involved in the competition (referees, contestants, coaches, delegation leaders, jury members, etc.)
– Consumption of alcohol or ethnobotanics.
Because it is an amateur competition, the prize will be as follows:
If there are less than 3 participants per age or section category:
1st place for all participants who get the general average between 9.00 and 10.00
2nd place for all participants with a general average between 8.00 and 8.99
3rd place for all participants with a general average between 7.00 and 7.99
Mentions for all participants with a general average between 6.50 and 6.99
Participation diplomas for lesser media than 6.50
If there are 3 participants on the discipline / category / section then places 1, 2, 3 from the highest score to the lowest will be awarded, regardless of the overall average obtained after the judging.
- The “FEMI-SPORT-” BALKAN TROPHY will be awarded for a single Romanian team and for a single foreign team who has participated with at least two choreographies and have obtained the first two largest average- The Romanian team is also awarded a 500 euro scholarship to support its participation in an international competition agreed by the organizers. – For participants from other countries, this prize is, according to the best score, free participation (without participation fees) at the Femi-Sport competition in 2020.
- TROPHY, “GOLD MAJORETT-“ is offered for the highest score / average from solo, minigroup, group, band (regardless of the style chosen). The trophy is unique and is given only once at solo or duo and once at group / band at MAJORETE discipline.
- The “D-AOR – TROPHY,, is offered for the highest score in the separate rhythmic gymnastic and aerobic gymnastics competition, both solo or duo / trio (depending on the highest score) and at group or band. The trophy is unique and is given only once at solo or duo and once at group / gym at RITMICA gymnastics discipline and separately for AEROBICA gymnastics.
STAYING THE CLASS:
Ranking is based on scoring / average at the end of the contest for
a) Regional Level for groups / teams / teams according to the enrollment form.
b) Balkan solo / duo / trio / minigroup / group / bands:
B) Balkan level sections and age categories for all disciplines in the contest: cheerleaders, rhythmic gymnastics and aerobics gymnastics
The organizers provide free accommodation for participants from abroad and from other counties within the limit of 100 available places, in the first / first-come first-served way.
Reservations for accommodation must be made soon, before 1 november 2019.
Each team wishing to stay must send the organizer’s e-mail address for the accommodation request with the date of arrival, the number of nights (one or two/ no more) and no. of accommodated guests.
Careful! Free accommodation is provided only for direct participants, instructors / teachers and driver. If there are other people accompanying the team, they can be accommodated in the same place only if there are free places and only if they pay their full costs ( 8 euros/by person/by night).
Any delay over the closing date is the impossibility to participate and the organizers’ impossibility to provide this service.
Transportation and meals are supported by the participants!
Participants must have OBLIGATORY Medical certificate APT FOR PHYSICAL EFFECTIVENESS from the family doctor or sports medicine, or a nominal table with the separate line with the doctor’s opinion of the educational unit to which the participant activates. The certificate will be attached to the enrollment file and handed to the organizers at the technical meeting.
Registrations are made by email with the nominal table transmission to the address email@example.com . The original of this table will be add on the day of the contest signed by the participants / parents and instructor, initialed by the head of the institution or assocate. which you represented and handed to the organizers at the technical meeting. Also the registration fee / contribution must be paid through the bank.
If you have more teams participating in the competition, a separate table will be drawn for each team, even if it is the same club or unit of education.
For teams wishing to participate in two distinct sections (eg aerobics and cheerleaders or cheerleaders and rhythmic gymnastics or cheerleaders and pom-pon cheerleaders), this CLEAR ASPECT must be specified on the enrollment sheet.
Validation of teams is done at the technical meeting after presenting the original table in which the participant’s age, signature or parent / instructor’s signature, medical certificate, signature and stamp of the school or club you are part of, the chosen section and the subsection corresponding to. Please NOT translate another table model.
Each instructor / teacher / coordinator has the obligation to read this Regulation to parents.
Signing your sign-ups is your acceptance of this competition under the conditions set out in the regulation.
Appeals are only allowed on the day of the contest on the basis of a written request.
PARTICIPATION FEES :
10 EURO / per person of the team (minigroup – group – band) for an evolution in the contest.
15 EURO / person for a solo, duo, and trio performance.
additional contribution of 5 EURO / person for each additional evolution of solo, duo, trio.
In the solo, duo, and trio sections, only the cheerleaders / gymnasts that are part of a match in the contest can be enrolled.
Contribution to the participation fee provides the prize pool.
The teams are officially enrolled in the competition on the basis of the registration form and after the payment of the contribution to on behalf of the Association Sport for All Buzau, CUI: 15268240, Buzau, Account No .: RO13BREL110037026RO11001 opened at LIBRA BANK – citty Buzau- Romania . On the Payment order you will go to the DESCRIPTION section:
Entry Contribution Cont. x participant band and x solo / duo.
The official program of the competition will be submitted after the enrollment period.
The organizers reserve the right to make changes to this regulation if the need so requires, as well as the program, which can be modified / adapted according to the number of participants, weather conditions or other reasons that could disrupt the competition.
Further details on phone no. 0761671167 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Mrs. Mihaela Balaceanu / Executive Director