7th & 8th August 2021!!

2021 Club Handbook

Battle in the Bay was set up as a non-profit Cheerleading Competition in the beautiful surrounds of Mount Maunganui.

DATE: Saturday 7th August for teams and Sunday 8th August for Specialties

WHERE: Trustpower Arena, Truman Lane, Mount Maunganui

SPECTATORS FEES

This year we’re making it easy!

Book online to guarantee your entry into the event. Buy tickets from www.eventbright.co.nz
Limited numbers available on the door.

Adults: (17 and over)
$10.00 + booking fee

Child: 5 – 16 years
$5 + booking fee

Family Ticket: 2 Adults 2 Children
$35 + booking fee

Senior Citizen:65 years and over
$7 + booking fee

* Booking Fee cost;
Adult, Child & Senior Citizen ticket approx. $1 per ticket and family Ticket approx. $2

For this years competition:

  • 9 strip sprung floor
  • Warm up area to include stretch / warm up area, tumble strip, 9 strip dead mat
  • Divisions Novice to Level 6
  • Panel of 7 judges for teams
  • Mini competitions during the 2 days
  • Giveaways
  • Cheer Merchandise available over the weekend
  • Medical Team onsite
  • Ticketing available online and at the door
  • Free gift for every Athlete competing
  • Glam Cam / Video Booth – gold coin, cool pics emailed to you.

ATHLETE REGISTRATION COSTS

*All costs are per athlete*

Early Bird

20th June
  • ALLSTAR TEAMS – $55
  • SCHOOL TEAMS – $25
  • CROSSOVERS – $25
  • SPECIALTIES – $20
Popular

On Time

9th July
  • ALLSTAR TEAMS – $60
  • SCHOOL TEAMS – $30
  • CROSSOVERS – $25
  • SPECIALTIES – $25

Last chance

12th July
  • ALLSTAR TEAMS – $70
  • SCHOOL TEAMS – $35
  • CROSSOVERS – $25
  • SPECIALTIES – $30
Cheer Division

CHEERLEADING DIVISIONS

** The age of the competitor as of 31 December 2021, will be the age used for competition purposes **

Number on team: 6 – 32

Age: 6 and under

Sex: Male and Female

Number on team: 6 – 32

Age: 8 and under

Sex: Male and Female

Number on team: 6 – 32

Age: 5 to 12

Sex: Male and Female

Number on team: 6 – 32

Age: 8 to 14

Sex: Male and Female

Number on team: 6 – 32

Age: 10 to 18

Sex: Female

Number on team: 6 – 32

Age: 10 to 18

Sex: Male & Female

Number on team: 6 – 32

Age: 12 and older

Sex: Female

Number on team: 6 – 32

Age: 12 and older

Sex: Male & Female

Number on team: 6 – 32

Age: 12 and older

Sex: Male & Female

Number on team: 6 – 32

Age: Any

Sex: Male & Female

Number on team: 6 – 32

Age: Any

Sex: Male & Female

Number on team: 6 – 32

Age: Any

Sex: Male & Female

Number on team: 6 – 32

Age: Any

Sex: Male & Female

SPECIALTIES

GROUP/PARTNER STUNT ROUTINE (60 SECS)

2 persons in partner stunt section & maximum of 5 persons in group stunt section. Only practice stunts & tumbling under the guidance of experienced & qualified coaches. Performed to high energy music, your aim is to safely execute as many stunts as possible in 60 seconds. Your routine must display
safety, technique & transition. If you require a spotter they must follow the USASF/IASF guidelines. This spotter is not involved in any other form of execution in the routine.

DUO/INDIVIDUAL CHEER ROUTINE (60 SECS)

1 or 2 athletes must perform a routine to high-energy music. Your routine must display safety, technique and transitions. Routines should include cheer, dance, tumbling, jumps and motions.

Levels Novice to 6

  • Tiny: 6 and under – Male or Female
  • Mini: 8 and under – Male or Female
  • Youth: 12 and under – Male or Female
  • Junior: 14 and under – Male or Female
  • Senior: 15 and over – Male or Female

** You can’t have Out Of Age athletes in specialty items **

CROSSOVERS

Athletes can only crossover up, or down 1 level or will incur 1
point penalty e.g. level 1 can crossover to level 2. A fee will be charged per crossover. All crossover athletes must be specifically listed when registering. An individual will not be permitted to crossover from one program to another within the same event. Therefore, an athlete may compete on one team and crossover to one more team from the same gym during the competition. All age requirements must be met.

OUT OF AGE ATHLETES

Each team is allowed a maximum of 2 Out of Age Athletes (OAA). The athletes who are OAA must follow the below criteria: All OOA athletes must be indicated on registration form and must only compete in the level specified during the registration process.

OAAs cannot crossover to another team; e.g a 21 year old who competes on a Senior team as an OAA cannot compete on a Senior+ / Open team as a legal aged athlete. I.e. a 12 year old who competes on IASF Open team as an OAA, cannot also compete on a Junior/Senior/ Senior+ team as a legal aged athlete. If this scenario occurs a 1 point penalty per athlete per day of competition will be applied to their score. The team that receives the penalty will be decided during registration process.


Below are the ages OAA must follow. The OAA must be within 2 years of either side of age grid by 31st December 2020.

  • Tiny: Must not be older than 8 years of age.
  • Mini: Must not be older than 10 years of age.
  • Youth: Must turn 3 years or older & must not be older than 14 years of age.
  • Junior: Must turn 6 years of age & must not be older than 16 years of age.
  • Senior: Must turn 8 years old & must not be older than 20 years of age.
  • Open: Must turn 10 years or older by
Cheerleaders in air

SCORE REVIEW

We are offering score review for coaches for difficulty ranges, deductions
and legalities ONLY

To help with this we ask that each programme contacts us, naming one
coach or club owner as your ‘Score review Contact’ and providing us with their cell phone number. The Score Review Official will text this person
when any score sheets from your programme become available. This is
to overcome the issue raised with us about some coaches missing announcements that score-sheets are ready as they were in warm-up or
outside the main arena. It will be the responsibility of the person you select as Score Review Contact to relay this information onto the relevant coach(es). While each programme is limited to ONE Score Review Contact, we will accept two names & numbers from those programmes with a high quantity of teams competing. To ensure that we provide the best service in relaying this information to everyone, the MC will also make
announcements once score sheets are ready.

The process for Score Review is as follows:

  • At the end of a division once all scores have been finalised, you will receive a text notifying you score-sheets are ready to be collected from the score review table, and additionally the MC will make an announcement.
  • If a coach is happy with and agrees with the ranges & deductions/legalities on your scoresheets (including the addition of the scores) they will be asked by the Score Review Official to sign an agreement.
  • If a coach finds something they feel needs to be reassessed, they must
    complete a “Deduction/Difficulty Range Review Form” which they can
    acquire from the Point Review desk.
  • This Review Form will then be given to the Head Judge, who will complete a score review as soon as they are available. Once the review has taken place you will be sent a text to let you know and ask you to return to the score review table.

SCORING SYSTEM THE FOLLOWING OUTCOMES ARE POSSIBLE AFTER A SCORE REVIEW:

  • If a deduction is incorrect, the deducted points will be removed
  • If a deduction is correct, the Head Judge will talk with the coach explaining why & showing them a replay if necessary.
  • If a difficulty range has been judged incorrectly, the Head Judge will take this back to the judge(s) concerned & ask them to re-score within the correct range
  • If a difficulty range has been judged correctly, the Head Judge will talk with the coach explaining why & showing them a replay if necessary.
  • Any decisions determined by the Head Judge at this point are final & no further challenges will be permitted
  • Remember if during the review process, the Head Judge notices any other deductions, legalities that should have been given that weren’t, OR finds any scores judged in a range higher than they should have been, these will be added/changed also to your scoresheet.
  • Please also remember you will only be able to question a deduction, legality or difficulty range.

NOTE FOR CHEER SPECIALTY:

Speciality scoresheets will be available for collection approx 10 min after performance, please make sure you check these before prize giving. We
will not be sending text messages for these.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PROCESS FOR REVIEW IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. IF CHANGES ARE MADE YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED CLOSER TO THE EVENT.

Battle in The Bay 2021 will be using the the Australian Cheer Sports Alliance (ACSA) scoring system. This include update scoring for the Novice Divisions. You can find the full scoring system on the New Zealand Cheer Union website – www.nzcu.org

MAKE THINGS EASIER ON THE DAY FOR YOURSELVES AND FOR US!

MUSIC
Please email your music rebecca@baytwisters.co.nz by July 11. Emailing music reduces the risk of any music issues. Time limits as specified in each division and will be taken from the first note of the music and timing will stop with the last note or movement (whichever is the latter). Battle in The Bay will take no responsibility in respects to the licensing of any music submitted by a club or individual.

REGISTRATIONS
To ensure we release the schedule in a timely manner, we ask that you
register online before as soon as you can and before our cut off date.

SPORTSMANSHIP
We expect each athlete, coach, parent and spectator to conduct a high
level of sportsmanship before during and after the competition event.
Any behaviour that is deamed to be bullying, offensive and disrespectful
may result in disqualification of associated team.

We aim to provide a safe and encouraging environment, but to achieve this requires a collective effort from all those that attend.

Important Information

  • Cover up rules will be applied at Battle in the Bay 2021, Athletes with non-full top uniforms MUST wear a t-shirt or other suitable cover up over their uniforms unless they are in the warmup area, travelling as a group directly to or from the warm up area, or on the performance stage.
  • Appropriate Uniform Policy directly affects all Tiny, Mini, Youth and Junior teams, Uniform tops may not include an exposed midriff (crop top). Teams that do not adhere to the policy will be subject to a safety infraction. The midriff is defined as the region of the front of the body between the chest and the waist.
  • First aid persons on site.
  • House rules will be voiced regularly by MC.
  • A matted warm up area will be supplied. Warm up times will be stated in final schedule.
  • The competition surface will be a 9 strip, full sprung and matted floor. All athletes will be checked for jewellery. Jewellery is not allowed while competing.
  • Tumbling is only permitted on the warm-up and competition floor.
  • Coaches are permitted on the performance floor for tiny divisions. For all other divisions coaches are not permitted on the performance floor, but will have a designated area in front of the performance floor.
  • All routines must be suitable for viewing by an audience of all ages. Vulgar or suggestive music or actions within a routine will result in point deductions. Vulgar or suggestive actions within a routine is defined as any movement or choreography implying something improper, indecent, offensive or of a sexual nature.
  • Feel free to take photos and videos of your own teams/clubs. There will be a photographer there as well to capture the moments you might miss. Please note that by entering in our competition you are allowing us to photograph and video you and your teams. These images may be used for press, or internet publication.

Liability Waiver – please complete online.

Music Licence Waiver – please complete online.

Refund policy is at the discretion of the Event Producer – Battle in the Bay

We look forward to a successful competition this year and great atmosphere and vibe from the Mount!