Download the complete rules PDF here: 2018-19 School Rules
Summary of changes:
Glossary change: The term “Suspended Roll” has been removed from the glossary. The term is no longer used in the rules, and suspended rolls are covered by the inversion rules based on where the base of support is. A typical suspended roll with a standing base or bases is considered to be a “prep level or above inversion”, so it requires two people, one of whom must be in contact with the top person. In a suspended roll where the base is laying on the ground, the base of support is considered to be “below prep level”, so the one person is sufficient and an additional spotter is not required.
C2. A spotter is already required for single based stands where the top person’s feet are being held. We added toss to shoulders to this rule to require a spotter during a single based toss that lands on the shoulders. Once the top person has safely landed on the shoulders, the spotter is no longer necessary and may leave. If the top person lands in the hands, the spotter is required for as long as the top person is in the hands.
C12c. A top person in a vertical stunt may be released to a vertical stunt from shoulder level or above. The new allowance for initiating the release from above shoulder level will allow extended “high to high” release skills such as a tick-tock as well as “high to low” or “high to load”. However, if the release is from extended back to extended, the top person may not twist more than ¼ rotation. This would allow a lib, release to arabesque, but not a high to high release full around.
D5d. In braced flips, we removed the requirement that the catchers must be the original tossers. This will allow any combination of three people to be under the throw and the catch. It could be one or two new people or an entirely new set of three. However, these new catchers must be in place when the flip is initiated.
D6a1. The term “non-inverted” was added to clarify that an inversion cannot release to an inverted dismount.
D6b. In low level inversions, we removed the requirement that the base had to be in contact with the upper body. In low inversions, the top person is very low to the ground, and body contact in general is sufficient since the top can put their hands down to the floor easily.
E7f. Braced releases can now go to other catchers, or have new catchers involved in the catch. Any new catchers must be in position when the release is initiated. They can still go no further than ¼ turn around the bracer.