TEAM CANADA SPECIAL ABILITIES

2018 Team Canada Special Abilities Team(s)
Information and Selection Process

The Canadian Cheer Union is looking for Canada’s best to represent our country in the
ICU Special Abilities Divisions at the 2018 ICU World Championships in Orlando, FL.
Canada has had tremendous success and support over the last 9 years of competing at
the ICU World Championships and we are confident that this tradition will continue this
April in the Special Abilities Divisions.
Teams can be formed from ANY Club, School, Group or Region in Canada. There will
be no preference given to All-Star Clubs or School teams, regionally representative
teams or those from one organization.
Divisions:
There are two team configurations available within Team Cheer and two team
configurations available within Performance Cheer (Cheer Dance).
Please feel free to present in whichever division best suits your athletes.
Cheerleading – Team Cheer Special Abilities, Unified Division – Teams comprised
of 1% – 99% athletes with intellectual disabilities per team

Cheerleading – Team Cheer Special Abilities, Traditional Division – Teams
comprised of 100% athletes with intellectual disabilities per team
Performance Cheer – Team Cheer Special Abilities, Unified Division – Teams
comprised of 1% – 99% athletes with intellectual disabilities per team

Performance Cheer – Team Cheer Special Abilities, Traditional Division – Teams
comprised of 100% athletes with intellectual disabilities per team

Team Composition and Age Eligibility
 Teams must be comprised of a minimum of 16 and a maximum of 24 athletes
 While we anticipate that teams will compete in the Senior Division (ages 12+), we
are also open to submissions from teams in other age categories such as :
Youth (8-12yrs old), Junior (12-16yrs), Senior (12+ yrs old), Masters (25+ yrs old)
Note – Ages are based on being eligible during the year of the competition, 2018

Application and Submission of Video
 Complete Application form before 11:59pm on January 12, 2018
 Submit $250 Application Fee
o Credited toward Team Canada Apparel Package Fees for selected teams
 Complete Roster including alternates/substitutes
o Team leader must confirm all athletes are age eligible
o ONLY athletes who are intended to be competing should be on the roster.
 Provide link to “Private” YouTube Video for Adjudication

Videos should include :
 Routine appropriate for the Division in which you are applying to represent.
o Please see the full set of ICU Rules and Guidelines for details
o Routine should be a minimum of 2 minutes

General Suggestions for video submissions
 Please show full version of the routine with NO EDITING
 Best angle is Back Centre — – single camera showing whole routine
 Have fun and be sure the video shows your spirit and love of the sport

As was done for the 2017 Junior Team Video Adjudication, an impartial judging panel will be assembled and will be comprised of a minimum of 7 judges from across the country.This panel will include recommended judges from Provincial Associations and industry leaders to fairly and transparently judge all videos submitted. The goal of the first video judging will be to narrow the field by selecting the top THREE teams per category.

Judging will be completed by January 17th and teams notified by January 19th, 2018

Good luck to all!
We look forward to receiving amazing videos from all parts of Canada

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