Level 0 is a concept developed by Incredibly Cool Events.  The idea to trial an introductory level to cheer came from feedback from coaches.  You told us that level 1 is such a big category in UK cheerleading now, coaches felt pressured to push teams for elite level 1 skills too fast in an attempt to hit the score sheets thus sacrificing the teams’ and athletes’ progressions.

As we all know, progressions and basic technique are the key to developing a strong competitive programme, but we understand it is difficult to balance a team that wishes to compete and the level at which they should be training.

Divisions: Level 0 divisions for Cheer & Stunt Group are available at all ICE Extravaganza Cheer & Dance events in Tiny, Mini, Youth, Junior, Senior, Open & Masters.

Time Limit: For Level 0 Cheer, the maximum time is 2 minutes. For Level 0 stunt group, the maximum time is 1 minute 15 seconds.

Crossovers: Crossovers are NOT permitted between Level 0 and All Star Elite cheer divisions levels 1+ or IASF Cheer divisions at the same event. Crossovers are permitted between Level 0 and Prep, Tiny Novice, and Stunt Group (any available level). Normal crossover rules apply.

Age Grid: The Level 0 age grid for 2019-2020 season is available here: LEVEL 0 AGE GRID 2019-2020

Rules & Scoring: The Level 0 rules and level appropriate skills for 2019-2020 are available on the Rules & Scoring page.

For assistance with any questions about Level 0, please contact scoring@incrediblycoolevents.co.uk