Pre-season practice length can be on a daily basis until Labor Day, but must not exceed 10 hours per week, and two and a half (2.5) hours in duration per day. A mandatory 10-minute break (“Mandatory Break”) after each hour of practice is required. Mandatory Breaks do not count against the hours per week or the maximum hours per day.
After Labor Day, all practices may not exceed a maximum of eight (8) hours per week, with a maximum of two and a half (2.5) hours per day. Mandatory Breaks are still required. All players, regardless of when they join the team, must have at least one week of conditioning (at least 10 hours) before they are allowed to engage in regular practice sessions. This requirement must be met even if a cheerleader joins the team after the start of the regular season schedule. Conditioning is defined as basic warm-up exercises; conditioning for jumps & tumbling.
Please refer to the United States All Star Federation current year’s Cheer Safety Rules and glossary for complete set of safety rules. Please note AYC is following United States All Star Federation Safety Rules and glossary but NOT United States All Star Federation level rules. Please see the United States All Star Federation website for details
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