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Cheer Divisions

The following cheer divisions are offered.

Division Ages Skill Level
Tiny Mites 5 - 6 - 7 Local
Division 8 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 1 & 2
Division 10 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 1 & 2
Division 12 9 - 10 - 11 - 12 1, 2, & 3
Division 14 11 - 12 - 13 - 14 1, 2, 3, & 4

Division 18

14 - 15 - 16 - 17 - 18 2 & 4
Inspiration Division 5 thru 21 1 only


Age cut off for all Divisions is July 31.

Note: Divisions 8 thru 14 have a 4 year age span, Division 18 has a 5 year age span.

Division 18 teams are not required to cheer at weekly gams. Athletes that have graduated high school are not eligible to be a participant.

Inspiration Division: The AYC Inspiration Division enables youth with either cognitive or physical disabilities to participate in football and cheer.

COMPONENTS OF AN AYC COMPETITION ROUTINE
• Up to 2 ½ (2:30) minute routine consisting of all music, no minimum time required
• A cheer portion is NOT required but a short chant over music is allowed

MASCOTS - 5 & 6 year olds can participate as a mascot if offered at the local level. Mascots are assigned to a specific cheer division. Cut off age for mascots is July 31.


NH Conference Division 14 Elite Cheer

AYC offers a Conference "All-Star type team" Rules can be found in the Official 2019 AYC Rule Book

Division Ages Level
14 Elite 11 - 12 - 13 - 14 2 & 4

 


NH Dance and Step Divisions

Division Ages
Division 8 5 - 6 - 7 - 8
Division 10 7 - 8 - 9 - 10
Division 12 9 - 10 - 11 - 12
Division 14 11 - 12 - 13 - 14
Division 18 14 - 15 - 16 - 17 - 18

 

Note: Division 8 thru 14 now have a 4 year age span, Division 18 has a 5 year age span.

 


Cheer Categories

Cheer Squads are divided into up to 4 different levels:

  • Level 1 - Teams that have athletes and coaches with little to no experience. Novice athletes and coaches.
  • Level 2 - Teams with athletes and coaches where majority of the team has mastered level 1 skills. Beginner to intermediate skilled athletes and coaches.
  • Level 3 - Teams with athletes and coaches where majority of the team has mastered level 2 skills. Intermediate to advanced athletes and coaches
  • Level 4 - Teams with athletes and coaches where majority of the team has mastered level 2 & 3 skills. Advanced athletes and coaches.

Cheer Size

Cheer squads are divided into 2 size:

Small consisting of 5 to 18 participants per squad
Large consisting of 19 to 36 participants per squad


Rules

We follow American Youth Cheer (AYC) and Youth Cheer and Dance Alliance rules (YCADA)