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IHM 4th Annual We've Got "The Spirit" Cheer Competition
Frequently Asked Questions

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What size are the mats?         

We will be using 5 – 6’ x 42’ cheer mats. Competition floor will be 30’ x 42’.  Lines will run perpendicular to the bleachers.


Will there be a warm-up area?

We provide a large area for squads to warm up and run through their routines. One small mat will be provided for warm up tumbling only.


Will my squad be able to warm up on the competition floor?

Unfortunately we do not have the time for each squad to warm up on the competition floor. Warm ups will have to be in designated areas only


Will I be able to help position my squad once on the competition mat?

Coaches will not be allowed to position their squad, or props, once on the competition floor. We do make an exception for the youngest age group: 5/6yr olds. This group may receive assistance in placement only.


Am I allowed to coach my squad from the stands, or side lines?

Sorry, there is no coaching from the stands, or side lines. Points will be deducted from the total score for side line coaching.


My squad has back flips with interlocking arms of multiple cheerleaders. Will this be considered a stunt, or mount?

No. We feel interlocking arms give the support needed to keep cheerleaders safe. Please contact us with any specific clarification on this move, or any other you may question.