Maxing Out Level 1?

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  1. CheerandDance1999

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    Hi, I am coaching a senior 1 next season and its my first time coaching level 1- what would you say are 'essentials' for maxing out at level one? Thanks in advance!

     
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    dawgshow Slow your roll, Sparkle. National Champion

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    Depends on the scoresheet. I'd get the ones from the comps you're attending and plan from there.
     
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    Stunting wise: Tick tock at squish, tap down, up to 1 leg prep, back down to a show and go, then do a 1/4 up to 2 leg prep. Hitches are also are level 1.
    Pyramid wise: Braced tick tock at prep, to a braced 2 leg extention.
    Tumvling wise: Back walk overs and back extention rolls.
     
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    cheer25mom Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    You cannot do a one legged prep at level 1 without a brace. Hitches are only legal in certain circumstances,


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    full team front and back walkovers
     
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    This isn't necessarily maxing out, but for level 1, I like to see a lot of creativity with visual choreography. To be honest, level 1 skills aren't as impressive, but the routines can be awesome to watch if they are constructed well. It's important to max out, but it is just as important to make sure that every skill is clean and that the routine is visually innovative.
     
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    Try to find a video of Cheer Force Team Charm (I think!) I saw them at a comp last season and they were absolutely AMAZING!


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    Something super important in all levels, but I find it makes a larger difference is the cleanliness of a routine.
    All walkovers should have dictated counts for clean, arms up, lean back/forward, hands on ground, clean at end. Thats the level of precision that will max out lvl 1 and separate you from the rest of the pack. This goes for every aspect of the routine.

    Stunts- I love to see as many "one mans" as possible. One base, one flyer. Can make it easy by only holding a lib position, or max out with doing a body position (arabesque is easiest). Groups have difficulties can obviously have a second base. But more bodies in the air=higher quantity!
     
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    Quantity score is not driven by single bases per the 15-16 grid, however it can drive difficulty. With that being said, variety, combinations of skills, speed of skills, number of bases are how to max out in difficulty. In stunts doing the most difficult version of L1 skills, sqush level vs nugget level, etc.
     
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    I feel like creativity is especially vital in lower levels because essentially everyone is doing the same skills so you stand out by how you get into and out of your skills. Performance also really drives scores especially in level 1 , judges will always remember if your senior 1 attacks their routine with the same force and rigor as a level 5 team would. Also the speed of your routine!
     
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    Just think outside the box, add a double nine in there somewhere (no one does those so it would be new in allstar) or how about jumps to forward roll or have a broom stick as a prop and pretend your sweeping away the competition.
     
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    An idea could be to look at some level 2-4 videos see what looks cool and see if you can convert it to level 1. An idea I have had is start in prep the flyer drops to splits in the air and is either bounced tou a one legged prep braced or bumped to a gut single leg holding a stretch depending on flexibility of the flyer
     
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    Honestly, I've been out of the coaching game for about 2 years now cause real life kicked in- so thanks for the update. I would say that a one-man at squish level would be one of the most difficult stunts a lvl 1 team can do (obviously, there are ways to spice it up as well). These scored VERY well the last time I was coaching level 1
     
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    Watch Cali Senior 1. They're great.