Jammy and Varsity All Star released their 2013-14 scoring system updates today. I haven’t spent much time looking at the updates yet, but am sure Fierceboard and Twitter will be full of comments on the updates. I’m sure I’ll have more to say regarding them once I spend some time with them.
Memphis, Tenn. March 27, 2013 - The Varsity All Star Judges Association is the newest initiative from Varsity All Star committed to maintaining the highest standard of scoring in the All Star industry. Coaches attending Varsity All Star events in the 2013-2014 competition season can expect to be scored by a pool of “Five Star” judges, who will be even more extensively trained on the Varsity Scoring System. In addition to the current training curriculum being implemented, our brands will work together this summer to coordinate an intense training session with all of our E-Score Judging Directors, Five Star Judges, Accu Score Judges, and Point Deduction Judges. Our goal at Varsity All Star is to continue setting the standard for quality scoring and judges training. With our new Judges Association in place, we are confident we will continue to be the leader in providing the most accurate, dependable, and professional judges in the All Star industry.
- Difficulty Ranges Defined
- Technique Score Described
- New Elite Building Skills
- Senior Coed Stunting
- Point Deductions Clarified
Notable differences between the All*Star and All*Star Prep scoring systems include:
- Standing Tumbling and Running Tumbling are combined into one category
- Tosses is not a scored category
- Routine Time Limit is 2 minutes
For Standing Tumbling Difficulty and Running Tumbling Difficulty, ‘squad participation’ will no longer require 100% of the athletes executing a given skill. ‘Squad participation’ will now be reached when just 75% of the athletes execute that skill. (Ex: a Level 4 team with 15 out of 20 standing back tucks will be evaluated equitably when compared to another Level 4 team with 20 out of 20 standing back tucks).
This new initiative should assist coaches as they select their team members, coach their athletes through mental blocks, and rework routines when last minute roster changes occur. From an athlete’s perspective, it should also relieve a little bit of the pressure they may feel to be perfectly well rounded. Our hope is that this ruling provides opportunities for athletes that wouldn’t otherwise get the chance to advance to the next level with the rest of their team.
2012 Cheerleading Worlds Scoresheets are now available on USASF.net.