The Aussie Gold International Cheer & Dance Championships offers divisions for All Star and Scholastic Teams. Scholastic Teams are permitted to compete in All Star divisions if preferred.
Age Eligibility Requirements
All Star Teams
The ages for teams competing in the IASF Worlds Bids divisions at Aussie Gold is one year lower as they will be competing at Worlds the following year, which puts them in the correct age group.
Aussie Gold Cheer & Dance recognises the concern with fielding teams of a broad age range and highly recommends that individual gyms/programs be vigilant in monitoring participants of various ages on the same team and that, whenever possible, a team’s composition is made up of participants of similar ages.
Adding, Deleting or Combining Divisions
Splitting a Division
|Small = 5 - 20 members||Small = 4 - 14 members|
|Large = 21 - 32 members (36 members for Level 5)||Large = 15+ members|
International Open 5 and International Open 6 will not be split into Small and Large divisions.
Each team can only compete once per category.
An athlete is limited to competing on 2 group stunt routines and 1 partner stunt routine. Multiple group/partner stunt entry fees apply.
An athlete is limited to crossing over to 2 (two) additional teams from their gym. Therefore, an athlete may compete on one team and crossover to two more teams from the same gym during the competition. Additional routine fees apply.
An individual will not be permitted to crossover from cheer one program to another cheer program within the same event (Exception: An athlete from one gym without a Level 6 team may crossover to one additional gym’s Level 6 team provided (s)he meets the age requirement.
Athletes are permitted to compete for one cheer program and a different dance program. Two entry fees apply.
Athletes are permitted to compete on both a school team and a club team. Two entry fees apply.
Aussie Gold staff will do our best to ensure teams with crossovers do not have overlapping performances.
Unplanned Athlete Substitutions
In the event of a missing/absent member of a team, a gym may replace that athlete with another performer from that gym. A replacement is defined as an individual who was not on the team’s registration, taking the place of another athlete at an event. This usually occurs as a result of illness/injury.
If the replacement athlete does not meet the age requirements for that particular division (this includes a coach), then the team is permitted to perform in “exhibition” only. Performing competitively for a team with a replacement member who does not meet division age requirements is not permitted. All appropriate general safety rules and level rules must be followed for the team regardless of the age of performers on the team.
An unplanned replacement of an athlete(s) is limited to 3 performers maximum. Any number that exceeds 3 will result in the team being able to perform in “exhibition” only.