Long story short, our choreographer has left us to pursue a coaching career at a Florida-based AS gym (jealous). We knew this change was coming and fortunately he was able to provide us with a comp routine that’ll get us through the year before he left. But next year I’d really like to try choreographing on my own without seeking assistance. I’ve been researching all summer, but after looking at the updated UCA guidelines (specifically the super elite brackets) I’m feeling a little overwhelmed. I’ve referred back to the NFHS rules, but they can be super dry and not very illustrative. And because I do not assume anything when it comes to cheer specifics, I turn to you. So if these questions seem a little repetitive and silly, forgive me. I’m pretty much rebooting my cheer knowledge from square one because I will NOT be that coach from last year that got 0/0 on her game day score because she didn’t read the rules. I’m pretty sure my parents would run me out of the district if I did that. That being said, can anyone provide examples of the following: From the pyramids sheet: (link: https://www.varsity.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/1819_uca_competition_pyramidprogressions.pdf ) 1. A released vs. non-released transition. 2. “Inverted stunts involving spinning to extended with 1 bracer.” 3. “Released transition to extended involving spinning/inversions with 1 bracer.” 4. “Unbraced spinning release landing extended.” From the stunt sheet: (link: https://www.varsity.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/1819_uca_competition_stuntprogressions.pdf 1. “Full twisting release moves to extended stunts.” Would this be a ball-up 360? 2. “Inversions to extended body positions.” I thought inverted stunts had to land at a prep level? I’m thinking specifically of the handstand stunt and the BHS up stunt. Is there another inverted stunt I’m missing that can land in an extension? 3. What does “hands” mean? Just making sure. General: 1. Of the examples provided in the guidelines, how many are you expected to accommodate in your routine? All? None? Some? 2. I’m confused about how inverted someone can be at the prep level. Can you do a flatback stunt and then invert/flip the flyer into a prep? Example from Rain Athletics Aqua circa 1:57 (except they use a bracer): 3. The bow and arrow roll in Senior Elite’s pyramid last year: that’s legal right? Because it’s single-braced? Circa 1:53: Thanks so much in advance for any insight. I really appreciate it!