Level 6 Scoresheets/questions

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  1. dmouth11

    dmouth11 Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Hi Fierceboard Fam,

    I've been a cheer fan for a while, but have not kept up well with all the scoresheet/division changes mess as of late. For Level 6 teams (the new L5), can someone explain a few things:
    • For jumps, it seems like very few teams do jumps to tuck. I'm hearing that it does nothing for the scoresheet anymore, so why are some teams even doing them? Is this specifically for L6 or have other levels started cutting jumps to (insert level appropriate standing tumbling skill)? I first noticed TGLC do this a few seasons ago and now it's a trend (that I personally can't stand #jumpstobackforlife).

    • For elite sequence dismounts, what's the rule here? It also seems like many teams don't double down/have a twisting dismount at all! I get competing variations (like twist to the prone/stomach position), but teams like Prodigy Midnight don't even do that (nor did they last year). Is that also no longer required? I'm seeing less and less L4 teams double down/single leg twist down as well. Have dismount rules changed?

    • Lastly, can someone synthesize the difference between senior divisions, senior open, and international (those are the three right)? I still have no idea other it adding a million extra divisions at Worlds. Seems it's a combo of age and rules. Is it that Senior Open has the traditional senior division scoresheet, but with a higher age limit and international has both a different score sheet and same age grid as senior open?

    Thanks!

     
  2. luv2cheer92

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    Jumps: It usually comes down to standing tumbling difficulty. Tumbling is not needed to max out the jump score, but adding tumbling after can help to max out the standing tumbling score. This goes for all levels.

    Dismounts: There is no "elite level" dismount on the scoring rubric, only level appropriate, so I guess it comes down to teams feeling like they have enough elite level skills throughout their routine, that a level appropriate dismount isn't needed.

    Divisions: You essentially have it right. Senior Open is International Open ages with the Senior division scoring.
     
  3. dat.jpp

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    Senior Open is also 14 as of December 31st 2020
     
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    Yes, same as international, as I said.

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  5. dmouth11

    dmouth11 Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Helpful- I appreciate this response. So if you have less 2/3 doubles, 1 to fulls, or whip doubles, throwing in team jumps to tuck helps your standing score.

    The dismounts thing seems new, but maybe I just haven't seen the scoresheets in a while! So elite sequences need 3-5 level appropriate skills (double ups, tick tocks, etc), and double downs could be or don't have to be one of those things?
     
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    Levels 1-5 & levels 6-7 have different rules, but the same difficulty drivers. The difference is the stunt division participation expectations. The difficulty score is based on the combination of skills (level and non-level appropriate), degree of difficulty, percent of participation, and pace of skills (Varsity scoring). No dismount rule. To score in the high range (4.5-5), a team needs to perform 4 different level appropriate skills, 2 of which are elite level appropriate skills.


    This rubric is very helpful.
    https://www.varsity.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/VAS_Scoring_Rubric_19_20.pdf
     
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