The SCA will be offering
Cheer Canada Judges’ Training
Regina Judges’ Training
October 25 to 27, 2019
Sask Sport – 1870 Lorne Street
FREE for all SCA members
Saskatoon Judges’ Training
November 1 to 3, 2019
Sask Sport – 510 Cynthia Street, Room 122
FREE for all SCA members
Friday – DANCE Judges – New and Experienced
6:00 to 9:00 – Performance Cheer (Dance) Training
Saturday – CHEER Judges
9:00 to 12:00 – Intro to Judging Cheer for New Judges
12:30 to 1:30 – Rubric Style Overall Judge for Cheer Panel
1:30 to 4:30 – Rubric Style Building Judge for Cheer Panel
5:00 to 7:00 – Rubric Style Tumbling Judge for Cheer Panel
Sunday – CHEER Judges
9:00 to 11:00 – Scoring Updates and Review for Experienced Judges
11:00 to 12:00 – Deductions and Safety Guidelines for Rubric Style
12:30 to 1:30 – Scoring the Cheer
1:30 to 3:30 – Comparative Scoring System
3:30 to 6:00 – Comparative Scoring Practice Session
*Schedule subject to change
Training is FREE to all SCA members.
If you are located in Saskatchewan and do not currently have an SCA membership with a club/school, please click HERE to purchase your SCA membership. You MUST hold a current SCA membership in order to attend judges’ training.
There is a $25 charge for all out-of-province attendees.
Each year, the SCA recruits judges from across the province to help run SCA Sanctioned Competitions. Judges are a crucial piece of the competition puzzle and we hope that if you’re reading this right now, you’re considering becoming a judge yourself.
The SCA will train judges on the Cheer Canada scoring systems. Judges who attend SCA’s training will be able to access the Cheer Canada judges’ certification system. Certified judges can then be contracted by competition hosts, either independently OR though the SCA (for those events that contract though the SCA).
There have, once again, been multiple changes to the scoring system. Judges training is MANDATORY for all Saskatchewan based judges to be considered SCA Certified.
The following policy outlines the judging services offered by the SCA.
Are you a Coach/Choreographer?
We highly recommend that all coaches/choreographers attend this clinic. Understanding scoring is one of your most important responsibilities to your team and there is ABSOLUTELY no better way to understand this that to come to the clinic, learn, and score routines yourself. You’ll equip yourself with the knowledge as well as the background for scoring methods.
Note to Coaches: Please be aware that the SCA Judges’ Training is designed solely for the education of individuals wishing to judge at SCA sanctioned events this season. Coaches who wish to increase their knowledge and understanding of the judging process are welcome to attend the training, but please note that Q&As throughout the day will be prioritized for prospective judges only.
Preparing for the Certification Clinics
Prior to coming to training, you should review the rules, divisions, and score sheets for dance and/or cheer.
Cheer Judges Material for Review – TBD
Dance Judges Material for Review – TBD
- Help promote growth and sustainability for cheerleading in Saskatchewan and Canada.
- Expand your knowledge of cheerleading.
- Get the best seat in the house for some skill-packed, high-flyin’ fun!
- Learn how to score routines using the Cheer Canada Judging Methodology. This is very valuable for coaches’ and athletes too!
- Have an opportunity to travel across the province and the country
- Earn some cash – all SCA Sanctioned Competitions provide judges with pro-rated honorariums.
- Learn about the SCA and its services.
- This is an opportunity to become involved in cheerleading other than being an athlete or coach.
Who is Eligible in Saskatchewan
The Judging Certification Clinic is open to any individual including athletes, coaches, advisors, ex-athletes, ex-coaches, etc. In order to judge in Saskatchewan, the SCA requires the following:
- You have graduated from high school.
- You hold a current SCA membership
- You have completed a judges’ training clinic and passed an appropriate Certification Exam as determined by the SCA.