Game Time Competitions

On every sideline, in every halftime show, in every school across America… It’s Game Time! Go from the sideline to the spotlight!

The Game Time competitions were created to showcase what traditional cheerleading is all about — leading the crowd! The competition gives teams who traditionally don’t compete a chance to show how they rule the field and lead the crowds at their schools.  

For this competition, there is no preparation needed — really! Teams can step off the sideline and into the competition. Teams will be able to enter three different categories: Game Situation/Time-Out Cheer, Fight Song and Band Dance/Time-Out Dance. All divisions have a time limit of 1 minute 15 seconds and include skill restrictions.

Divisions

The Game Time Competition is divided up into 3 divisions:  Game Situation/Time-Out Cheer, Fight Song and Band Dance/Time-Out Dance. Choose to compete in one, two or all three!

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Band Dance/Time-Out Dance

Perform your favorite Band Dance/Time-Out dance. Any crowd-oriented, dance style appropriate for time-outs within a sideline cheer setting is acceptable.

>> Click here for comprehensive rules/restrictions.

Basic Overview:

  • 1 minute 15 seconds time limit
  • Time will begin with first note of music
  • Sideline/traditional school uniforms are required
  • Emphasis on crowd entertainment
  • Dance skills (i.e. turns, leaps, kicks, etc.) are permitted 
  • No stunts or tumbling permitted

>> Scoresheet (PDF)

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Game Situation/Time-Out Cheer

Showcase your best sideline crowd-leading material. After responding to a game situation with an appropriate game action/sideline cheer, continue by engaging your fans with a crowd-getter of your choosing.  The use of signs, poms, flags and/or megaphones is encouraged and scored.

Basic Overview:

  • 1 minutes 15 seconds time limit
  • Timing starts once the situation has been presented and ends at the conclusion of the time-out cheer section of the routine
  • Emphasis on crowd involvement
  • After the situation response, include at least 1 time-out type of component required from the following: cheers, chants, traditional yells, and/or drum cadences
  • No music permitted. Drum cadence can be used (MP3 or Live Drummers)
  • No baskets, sponge, elevator, or similar type tosses permitted
  • No inversions are allowed
  • No twisting dismounts are allowed
  • Single let extended stunts are limited to liberties and liberty hitches
  • No running tumbling is allowed.
  • Standing tumbling is limited to standing back handspring(s) and/or standing back tuck(s)
>> Scoresheet (PDF)


Fight Song

Perform your favorite school fight song!

>> Click here for comprehensive rules/restrictions.

Basic Overview:
  • 1 minute 15 seconds time limit. Time will begin with first note of music
  • Up to three eight counts may be incorporated with stunts, tumbling and/or jumps
  • No baskets, sponge, elevator, or similar type tosses permitted
  • No inversions are allowed 
  • No twisting dismounts are allowed
  • Single leg extended stunts are limited to liberties and liberty hitches.
  • A jump is considered a skill and can only be performed in the three (3) eight count segment
  • A kick will not be considered as a skill and can be performed at any time during the routine
  • No running tumbling is allowed.  
  • Standing tumbling is limited to standing back handspring(s) and/or standing back tuck(s)
>> Scoresheet (PDF)



Cheer teams are encouraged to include other sideline spirit groups (i.e. dance team, song/pom, mascot, pep/short flag, etc.) but sideline spirit groups will not be judged separately.

All divisions with the exception of Band Dance/Time-Out Dance (Pom Squads/Dance Teams) must be comprised of at least 50% cheerleaders.

Game Time:

$110 Regionals


Look for USA Game Time at the following competitions:

ARIZONA

November 17, 201
Estrella Foothills High School
(Goodyear, AZ)

December 9, 2017
Deer Valley High School
(Glendale, AZ)

COLORADO

November 4, 2017
Legacy High School
(Broomfield, CO)

UTAH

December 2, 2017
Cottonwood High School
(Murray, UT)

NEW! January 6, 2018
Roy High School
(Roy, UT)


CALIFORNIA

October 13, 2018
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
(Santa Cruz, CA)

November 10, 2018
Clovis North High School
(Fresno, CA)

November 10, 2018
Merrill West High School
(Tracy, CA)

December 8, 2018
University High School
(Irvine, CA)   

January 5, 2019
Summit High School
(Fontana, CA) 

January 5, 2019
Del Campo High School
(Fair Oaks,  CA)

January 19, 2019
Agoura High School
(Agoura Hills, CA)

January 19, 2019
Elsinore High School
(Wildomar, CA)