As a coach, it is important to stay up to date on current safety guidelines. Squad disqualification and deductions almost always take place due to the coach not being aware of the rules or misunderstanding the terminology. If you have any questions concerning the guidelines or questions regarding specific stunts and/or pyramids, follow the steps below.
1) All correspondence must be in writing. Due to differences in interpretation and terminology, no phone calls will be accepted.
2) For partner stunts and/or pyramids approval, you must send in a video tape (standard VHS-all other tapes refused), DVD or email a video clip (no more than 10mb) which contains the mounting and dismounting of the partner stunt and/or pyramid in question. Tapes will not be returned.
3) The American Championships will address all inquiries in writing regarding the clip in question. Hint: Do not depend on your choreographer or coach to determine if something is legal. It is better to be safe than sorry - if you have any questions whatsoever about the legality of any part of your routine, send The American Championships a tape for verification.
Score sheets will be made available to coaches prior to leaving the event. It is the coach's responsibility to pick up their score sheets. Any score sheets not claimed by the end of the event will be discarded and only summary information will be available from office staff for coaches.