LEVEL 4 GENERAL TUMBLING

A. All tumbling must originate from and land on the performing surface.

Clarification: A tumbler may rebound from his/her feet into a stunt transition. If the rebound from the tumbling pass involves hip-over-head rotation, then the tumbler/top person must be caught and stopped in a non-inverted position before continuing into the hip-over-head transition or stunt.

Example: Round off handspring and then a bump or contact from a base or bracer straight into a back flip would break this rule for levels 1-5. A clear separation from the tumbling to the stunt is needed to make this legal. Catching
the rebound and then dipping to create the throw for the rotation is legal. This would also be true if coming from just
a standing back handspring without the round off.

B. Tumbling over, under, or through a stunt, individual, or prop, is not allowed.

Clarification: An individual may jump (rebound) over another individual.

C. Tumbling while holding or in contact with any prop is not allowed.
D. Dive rolls are allowed.

Exception: Dive rolls performed in a swan/arched position are not allowed.

Exception: Dive rolls that involve twisting are not allowed.

E. Jumps are not considered a tumbling skill from a legalities point of view. Therefore, if a jump skill is included in a
tumbling pass, the jump will break up the pass.

Example: If an athlete in L4 were to do a round off – toe touch – back handspring – whip – layout, this would be
considered illegal since consecutive a flip-flip combination is not allowed in Standing Tumbling for L4.

LEVEL 4 STANDING TUMBLING

A. Standing flips and flips from a back handspring entry are allowed.

B. Skills are allowed up to 1 flipping and 0 twisting rotations.

Flips may ONLY be performed in a tuck position. Examples

of skills not allowed: X-outs, layouts, layout step outs, whips, pikes, aerial walkovers, and Arabians.

Exception: Aerial cartwheels and Onodis are allowed.

C. Consecutive flip-flip combinations are not allowed.

Example: Back tuck-back tuck, back tuck-punch front.

D. No tumbling is allowed after a flip, aerial cartwheel or Onodi.

LEVEL 4 RUNNING TUMBLING

A. Skills are allowed up to 1 flipping and 0 twisting rotations.

Exception: Aerial cartwheels and Onodis are allowed.

LEVEL 4 STUNTS

A. Spotters

1. A spotter is required for each top person above prep level.

B. Stunt Levels

1. Single leg extended stunts are allowed.

2. Single based or assisted single based EXTENDED stunts are not allowed in Youth divisions.

Clarification: Single based or assisted single based stunts may immediately pass through an extended position.

C. Twisting stunts and transitions:

1. Twisting stunts and transitions to prep level and below are allowed up to 1-½ twisting rotations by the top
person in relation to the performing surface.

Clarification: A twist performed with an additional turn by the bases performed in the same skill set, would be
illegal if the resulting cumulative rotation of the top person exceeds 1-½ rotations. The safety judge will use the
hips of the top person to determine the amount of total rotation a top person performs in a skill set. Once a stunt
is hit (i.e. prep) and the athletes show a definite and clear stop with a stationary top person, they may continue
to walk the stunt in additional rotation.

2. Twisting stunts and transitions to an extended position are allowed and must meet the following conditions:

a. Extended skills up to ½ twist are allowed.

Example: ½ up to extended single leg stunt is legal.

Clarification: Any additional turn performed by the bases in the same skill set would be illegal if the resulting
cumulative rotation of the top person exceeds ½ rotation. The safety judge will use the hips of the top
person to determine the amount of total rotation a top person performs in a skill set. Once a stunt is hit (i.e.
prep) and the athletes show a definite and clear stop with a stationary top person, they may continue to walk
the stunt in additional rotation.

b. Extended skills exceeding ½ and up to 1 twist must land in a two leg stunt, platform position or a liberty
(body position variations are not allowed).

Example: full up to immediate extended heel stretch is illegal, full up to extension is legal.

Clarification: An extended platform position must be visibly held prior to hitting a single leg stunt other than a
liberty.

Clarification: Any additional turn performed by the bases in the same skill set would be illegal if the resulting
cumulative rotation of the top person exceeds 1 rotation. The safety judge will use the hips of the top person
to determine the amount of total rotation a top person performs in a skill set. Once a stunt is hit (i.e. prep)
and the athletes show a definite and clear stop with a stationary top person, they may continue to walk the
stunt in additional rotation.

D. During transitions, at least one base must remain in contact with the top person.

Exception: See “Release Moves”

E. Free flipping stunts and transitions are not allowed.

F. No stunt, pyramid, or individual may move over or under another, separate stunt, pyramid or individual.

Clarification: This pertains to an athlete’s torso moving over or under the torso of another athlete; not the arms or
legs.

Example: A shoulder sit walking under a prep is illegal.

Exception 1: An individual may jump over another individual.

Exception 2: An individual may move under a stunt, or a stunt may move over an individual.

G. Single based split catches are not allowed.

H. Single based stunts with multiple top persons require a separate spotter for each top person.

Extended single leg top persons may not connect to any other extended single leg top person.

I. L4 Stunts-Release Moves

1. Release moves are allowed but must not exceed extended arm level.

Clarification: If the release move passes above the bases’ extended arm level, it will be considered a toss
and/or dismount, and must follow the appropriate “Toss” and/or “Dismount” rules. To determine the height
of a release move, at the highest point of the release, the distance from the hips to the extended arms of the
bases will be used to determine the height of the release. If that distance is greater than the length of the
top person’s legs, it will be considered a toss or dismount and must follow the appropriate “Toss” or
“Dismount” rules.

2. Release moves may not land in an inverted position. When performing a release move from an inverted
position to a non-inverted position, the bottom of the dip will be used to determine if the initial position was
inverted. Release moves from inverted to non-inverted positions may not twist.
Release moves from inverted to non-inverted positions landing at prep level or higher must have a spot.

3. Release skills that land in a non-upright position must have 3 catchers for a multi-based stunt and 2 catchers
for a single based stunt.

4. Release moves must return to original bases.

Clarification: An individual may not land on the performing surface without assistance.

Exception: See L4 Dismount “C”.

Exception: Dismounting single based stunts with multiple top persons.

5. Release moves that land in extended position must originate from waist level or below and may not involve
twisting or flipping.

6. Release moves initiating from an extended level may not twist.

7. Helicopters are allowed up to a 180 degree rotation and zero twisting and must be caught by at least 3
catchers, one of which is positioned at head and shoulder area of the top.

8. Release moves may not intentionally travel.

9. Release moves may not pass over, under or through other stunts, pyramids, individuals or props.

10. Top persons in separate release moves may not come in contact with each other.

Exception: Dismounting single based stunts with multiple top persons.

J. L4 Stunts-Inversions

1. Extended inverted stunts allowed. Also, see “Stunts” and “Pyramids.”

2. Downward inversions are allowed at prep level and must be assisted by at least three catchers, at least two
of which are positioned to protect the head and shoulder area.
Exception: A controlled lowering of an extended inverted stunt (example: handstand) to shoulder level is
allowed if initiated from an extended inverted stunt (does not include passing thru extended).

Clarification 1: The stunt may not pass above prep level and then become inverted at prep level or below.
(The momentum of the top person coming down is the primary safety concern.)

Clarification 2: Catchers must make contact with the waist to shoulder region to protect the head and
shoulder area.

Clarification 3: Downward inversions originating from below prep level do not require three bases.

Exception: Two leg “Pancake” stunts must start at shoulder level or below and are allowed to immediately
pass through the extended position during the skill.

Clarification 4: Two Leg Pancakes cannot stop or land inverted.

3. Downward inversions must maintain contact with an original base.

Exception: Side rotating downward inversions

Example: In cartwheel-style transitions, the original base may lose contact with the top person when it
becomes necessary to do so.

4. Downward inversions may not come in contact with each other.

K. Bases may not support any weight of a top person while that base is in a backbend or inverted position.

Clarification: A person standing on the ground is not considered a top person.

LEVEL 4 PYRAMIDS

A. Pyramids must follow Level 4 “Stunts” and “Dismounts” rules and are allowed up to 2 high.

Exception: Twisting stunts and transitions to extended skills are allowed up to 1 ½ twist, if connected to a bracer at
prep level or below. The connection must be made prior to the initiation of the skill and must remain in contact
throughout the skill or transition.

1. Single based or assisted single based EXTENDED stunts are not allowed in Youth divisions.

Clarification: Single based or assisted single based stunts may immediately pass through an extended position.

B. Top persons must receive primary support from a base.

Exception: See L4 Pyramid Release Moves.

C. Extended single leg stunts may not brace or be braced by any other single leg extended stunts.

D. No stunt or pyramid may move over or under another separate stunt or pyramid.

Clarification: A top person may not invert over or under the torso of another top person regardless if the stunt or
pyramid is separate or not.

Example: shoulder sits walking under a prep

Exception 1: An individual may jump over another individual.

Exception 2: An individual may move under a stunt, or a stunt may move over an individual.

E. Any skill legal as a L4 Pyramid Release Move is also legal if it remains connected to a base and a bracer (or two bracers when required).

Example 1: An extended pancake would be required to remain connected to two bracers.

F. L4 Pyramids-Release Moves

1. During a pyramid transition, a top person may pass above 2 persons high while in direct physical contact with at
least one person at prep level or below. Contact must be maintained with the same bracer(s) throughout entire
transition.

Clarification: Contact must be made with a base on the performing surface BEFORE contact with the bracer(s) is
lost.

Exception: While a tic-tock from prep level or higher to an extended position (low to high and high to high) is
illegal in stunts for L4, the same skill is legal in L4 Pyramid Release Moves if it is braced by at least one person at
prep level or below. The top person performing the tic-tock must be braced the entire time he/she is released
from the bases.

Clarification: Level 4 Pyramid Release Moves may incorporate stunt release moves that maintain contact with one
other top person provided the Release move meet the criteria established under L4 Stunt Release Moves or L4
Dismounts.

Clarification: Twisting stunts and transitions are allowed up to 1 ½ twists, if connected to at least one bracer at
prep level or below.

2. In a pyramid transition, a top person may travel over another top person while connected to that top person at
prep level or below.

3. Primary weight may not be borne at second level.

Clarification: The transition must be continuous.

4. Non-inverted transitional pyramids may involve changing bases.

a. The top person must maintain physical contact with a person at prep level or below.

Clarification: Contact must be made with a base on the performing surface BEFORE contact with the
bracer(s) is lost.

b. The top person must be caught by at least 2 catchers (minimum of one catcher and one spotter). Both
catchers must be stationary and may not be involved with any other skill or choreography when the transition
is initiated. (The dip to throw the top person is considered the initiation of the skill.)

5. Non-inverted pyramid release moves must be caught by at least 2 catchers (minimum of one catcher and one
spotter).

a. Both catchers must be stationary.

b. Both catchers must maintain visual contact with the top person throughout the entire transition.

6. Release moves may not be braced/connected to top persons above prep level.

G. L4 Pyramids-Inversions

1. Must follow L4 Stunt Inversions rules.

H. L4 Pyramids-Release Moves w/ Braced Inversions

1. Pyramid transitions may involve braced inversions (including braced flips) while released from the bases if contact
is maintained with at least 2 persons at prep level or below. Contact must be maintained with the same bracers
throughout entire transition.

Clarification: Contact must be made with a base on the performing surface BEFORE contact with the bracers is
lost.

Clarification: Braced flips must be braced on two separate sides (i.e. right side-left side, left side -back side, etc…)
by two separate bracers. (Example: two bracers on the same arm will no longer be permitted) A top person must
be braced on 2 of the 4 sides (front, back, right, left) of her/his body.

2. Braced inversions (including braced flips) are allowed up to 1-¼ flipping rotations, 0 twisting rotations.

3. Braced inversions (including braced flips) may not involve changing bases.

4. Braced inversions (including braced flips) must be in continuous movement.

5. All braced inversions (including braced flips) must be caught by at least 3 catchers

Exception: Braced flips that land in an upright position at prep level or above must have a minimum of one
catcher and two spotters.

a. All required catchers/spotters must be stationary

b. All required catchers/spotters must maintain visual contact with the top person throughout the entire
transition.

c. The required catchers/spotters may not be involved with any other skill or choreography when the transition
is initiated. (The dip to throw the top person is considered the initiation of the skill.)

6. Braced inversions (including braced flips) may not travel downward while inverted.

7. Braced inversions (including braced flips) may not come in contact with other stunt/pyramid release moves.

8. Braced inversions (including braced flips) may not be braced/connected to top persons above prep level.

LEVEL 4 DISMOUNTS

Note: Movements are only considered “Dismounts” if released to a cradle or released and assisted to the performing
surface.

A. Cradles from single based stunts must have a spotter with at least one hand-arm supporting the waist to shoulder region to protect the head and shoulder area through the cradle.

B. Cradles from multi-based stunts must have two catchers and a spotter with at least one hand-arm supporting the waist to shoulder region to protect the head and shoulder area through the cradle.

C. Dismounts must return to original base(s).

Exception: dismounts to the performing surface must be assisted by either an original base and/or spotter.

Exception: straight drops or small hop offs, with no additional skills, from waist level or below are the only dismounts
allowed to the performing surface without assistance.

Clarification: An individual may not land on the performing surface from above waist level without assistance.

D. Up to a 2-¼ twisting rotations allowed from all two leg stunts.

Clarification: Twisting from a platform position may not exceed 1-¼ rotation. Platform is not considered a two leg
stunt. There are specific exceptions given for the platform body position at Level 4 Stunts Twisting Stunts and
Transitions only.

E. Up to a 1-¼ twisting rotation allowed from all single leg stunts.

Clarification: Platform is not considered a two leg stunt. There are specific exceptions given for the platform body
position at Level 4 Stunts Twisting Stunts and Transitions only.

F. No stunt, pyramid, individual, or prop may move over or under a dismount, and a dismount may not be thrown over,under, or through stunts, pyramids, individuals, or prop.

G. During a cradle that exceeds 1-¼ twists, no skill other than the twist is allowed.
H. No free flipping dismounts allowed.

I. Dismounts may not intentionally travel.

J. Top persons in dismounts may not come in contact with each other while released from the bases.

K. Tension drops/rolls of any kind are not allowed.

L. When cradling single based stunts with multiple top persons 2 catchers must catch each top person. Catchers and bases must be stationary prior to the initiation of the dismount.

M. Dismounts from an inverted position may not twist.

LEVEL 4 TOSSES

A. Tosses are allowed up to a total of 4 tossing bases. One base must be behind the top person during the toss and may assist the top person into the toss.

B. Tosses must be performed with all bases having their feet on the performing surface and must land in a cradle position. Top person must be caught in a cradle position by at least 3 original bases one of which is positioned at the head and shoulder area of the top person. Bases must remain stationary during the toss.

Example: No intentional traveling tosses.

Exception: A ½ turn is allowed by bases as in a kick full basket.

C. The top person in a toss must have both feet in/on hands of bases when the toss is initiated.
D. Flipping, inverted or traveling tosses are not allowed.

E. No stunt, pyramid, individual, or prop may move over or under a toss, and a toss may not be thrown over, under, or through stunts, pyramids, individuals, or props.

F. Up to 2 tricks allowed during a toss.

Example: Kick full, full up toe touch.

G. During a toss that exceeds 1-½ twisting rotations, no skill other than the twist is allowed.

Example: No kick double tosses.

H. Tosses may not exceed 2-¼ twisting rotations.

I. Top persons in separate tosses may not come in contact with each other and must become free of all contact from bases, bracers and/or other top persons.

J. Only a single top person is allowed during a toss.