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Spirit Post Twitter Lists

Twitter has enabled the new Lists feature for Spirit Post so we’ve decided to create a few. We’ve created one for Event Producers, and another for industry Media outlets. If you are an event producer or media outlet, or know of an event producer or media outlet we missed, please email us or send a tweet starting with “@spiritpost” so we can add you/them to the list.

In the Media: October 18

Media coverage for the week of October 18th:

Jammy’s Score More

Jammy recently sent information about their new Score More service. In short, the service is a 1 on 1 session by a scoring expert to help a team maximize their score in each area of the score sheet. The service costs $99, which Jammy states is less than the cost of 1 participant registering for a National event.

JAM Camps Score More (PDF)

Update – I was surprised by a message I got from an event producer shortly after receiving the Score More email. The message called it “disgusting” that “Jam-mart” would ask customers to pay to understand their own score sheet and judging methodology. I didn’t see it this way, but what do you think?

Varsity Scoring Lesson #4

Justin Carrier sent Varsity Scoring Lesson #4 about 2 weeks ago:

Applying the Varsity Standard with Each Varsity Brand

In true Varsity fashion, our All Star brands will maintain the creativity and diversity that have always placed Varsity at the top of the All Star industry. Even though most of the brands are adopting the Varsity Standard of Scoring, it will be applied in multiple ways throughout the season. The published rubric and category definitions will remain the same and shouldn’t affect your strategy or create a need to adjust your routine on a weekly basis.

You’ll want to be aware of these minor variations going into the start of your season. Be sure to contact each individual brand if you have a question regarding their championships.

PANEL JUDGE vs. CATEGORY JUDGE

The following brands will be using the Panel/Traditional score sheet as it is currently laid out by a panel of judges who are each responsible for every set of scores on the score sheet:

  • NCA
  • Spirit Cheer
  • Spirit Sports
  • UCA
  • USA
  • ACA

The following brands will be using a Category version of the score sheet, where specific judges will be responsible for scoring specific categories (i.e. a Building Skills Judge and a Tumbling Skills Judge).

  • American Championships
  • Athletic Championships
  • WSF

CATEGORY WEIGHTS

In addition to these two styles, both UCA and Spirit Cheer will be shifting the percentage of weight for categories to reflect their brands’ preferences.

  • Building Skills – 40% (standard weight is 30%)
  • Tumbling Skills – 30% (standard weight is 30%)
  • Overall Routine – 20% (standard weight is 30%)
  • Overall Creativity – 10% (standard weight is 10%)

FINAL SCORE COMPUTATION

Each brand will compute the FINAL SCORE one of two ways.

The following brands will use the RAW weight of the score to determine the FINAL SCORE. It will be restricted by level. (Ex: a Level 2 team is not eligible for a score above a 64, so a perfect Level 2 team may have a score of 64 announced during Awards.). Only Level 5 teams will have the potential to score a perfect 100.

  • NCA
  • ACA
  • USA
  • Spirit Cheer

The following brands will use a COMPOSITE weight to determine the FINAL SCORE. With this method, every level will be eligible for a perfect score of 100. (Ex: A Level 2 team that scores a 63 will have a FINAL SCORE of 63/64 = 98.44.

  • UCA
  • Athletic Championships
  • Spirit Sports
  • WSF

NON-STANDARD SCORE SHEETS

The following 3 Varsity Brands are moving forward with their own score sheet. Some of them have adopted theories and principles from the Varsity Standard of Scoring, but will be implementing a very brand-specific standard at their events.

  • All star Challenge
  • American Championships
  • American Cheer Power

For more information about any specific brand, please visit their website directly, or go to http://allstar.varsity.com.

Don’t forget to become a Fan of Varsity All Star on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Varsity.All.Star.

Thanks,

Justin Carrier

In the Media: October 11

We’re going to try to publish a round up of cheerleading and dance media coverage each week. Here is the media coverage for the week of October 11th.