When is preseason, early-bird; on-time; late registration period?
Preseason is before December 1st. Early bird pricing is good until 60 days before an event. On-time registration refers to the 59-30 days before an event. Late registration is less than 30 days before an event. The registration window generally closes 10 days before an event.
What categories do we offer?
Teams can register as All-star MAX, All-star CORE, All-star PRIMARY, Recreation, Pop Warner, Studio, and/or School.
All registrations should be done through: www.maximumcheeranddance.com/event-reg
What is MAXpass?
MAXpass is our Season Pass. MAXpass which gives access to all of our regular season 1-day events (with an optional Nationals add-on). MAXpass is open to the first 10 gyms/organizations that register and pay their deposit.
How much does MAXpass cost?
The 10 MAXpass spots fill quickly because, on average, a gym/organization saves 60% over booking events individually in early-bird pricing.
*NOTE- With a MAXpass purchase, each event you register for may require a refundable deposit.
What all does MAXpass cover?
Each participant’s MAXpass covers a single athlete’s entry into Maximum Cheer and Dance competitions for the current regular season, which includes events between October and April. It is like a regular registration in the fact it allows for 2 crossovers per athlete included in the price. Additional crossovers would require an additional pass.
If I purchase a MAXpass for the participants on my cheer or dance team(s), does it cover their solo performance entries too?
A MAXpass purchase for a participant on a team does not cover individual or group performances outside of the team performance. They may register and compete in those individual or group performances at events with or without their team attending that event with the appropriate registration cost.
What happens if an event is cancelled?
We do our best to avoid cancelling Maximum Cheer and Dance competitions. If we do, you will receive all deposits paid for that event. If you would prefer to move that deposit to a future event, you are welcome to do so, in writing. If we are going to cancel an event, we do our best to make that decision more than 60 days ahead of an event.
Do I need a MAXpass for my exceptional athlete teams (special needs)?
No. Exceptional athletes that exhibition do not incur any registration fees, so they will not be required to have a MAXpass.
What equipment will be there?
All events, unless otherwise specified, include: a 9-panel (54’x42′) birch wood spring floor with carpet bonded foam; a 9-panel carpet bonded warm-up floor; a 2 panel skills warm-up floor; and a 12’x60′ spring tumble strip.
General Event FAQ
Are your judges certified?
We take part in the certification process provided by MaXout. This includes training judges in building, tumbling, jumps, overall, and/or rules. Their training includes judging for All-star MAX, All-star CORE, All-star PRIMARY, School, Pop Warner, and Recreation teams of dance and cheer performances.
Are you USASF sanctioned?
Although we follow industry standard legality guidelines, we have decided to be a non-sanctioned event company. Your participants will NOT need to pay USASF (or other membership) fees to compete at our events.
Do you have a coaches room?
Yes, we do. The coaches room is stocked at different levels depending on the event “class”. Madness is equipped with surge protectors and a quiet space to review scores. Classics and Mash-ups include goodies in the coaches bags while Nationals has masseuse service, snacks, drinks and other goodies. We reserve this room for coaches (18+) only.
What is the price for general admission for spectators?
Spectator admission ranges based on the level of the event. We will communicate with coaches 30 days prior to the event regarding admission pricing. Use of credit card will, likely, incur a transaction fee. Some events may be CASH only. It varies greatly by who is “in charge” of admission. If through the venue they have the systems in place to do all payment forms. If handled by our volunteer staff, they don’t have access to our credit card processing information for protection of privacy.
Children 3 and under to enter free with a paid parent/guardian/chaperone.
We do offer a SPECTATORpass. This covers admission for each person purchased for the season. There are two options (Jan-June and October-June). Click here to buy a spectator pass.
Do you allow vendors?
Yes. We do have an exclusivity arrangement, so it’s first come first serve for vending at our competitions. We already have t-shirts and bows at our company store, so we wouldn’t offer those opportunities. Email our vendor coordinator, Stephanie, for more information.
Are you on the unified scoring grid?
MaXout has created a unified scoring and judging process for IEPs. We have decided to participate in that system. The scoresheets are slightly different than that of the other unified system. That said, it has the same difficulty, technique, routine, and performance breakdowns. So if you brought the same routine to us that you do for #insertlargecompanyhere, then you should score in the same difficulty ranges.
How do you handle music?
Coaches are required to send in music ahead of time electronically. This helps us cut down on errors the day of the event. They/you will receive a link that is for a folder only viewable by that coach/gym and Maximum Cheer and Dance staff. For the warm-up and performance areas the team representative is still responsible for starting their music. Your music must be uploaded in .mp3 or .mp4 format.
When do I get my scoresheets?
Within 20 minutes of your performance you can pick up your score breakdown from the tabulation table. Scoresheets will be available after awards. Once you pickup your score range sheet, it’s a great time to make use of that coaches room and review. Upon pickup, you will have 15 minutes to discuss your scores/legalities. We are all human and can make mistakes, so if you think we missed something in your score and you are out of range, that 15 minute window is when you should let us know. Please bring ANY/ALL questions to us before awards so we can make sure everything is done right. That said, we will ONLY discuss your performance that day. We will not be able to discuss other team’s performances or skills.
How often do you cancel events due to low registration?
We will do our best to not cancel events. We do need your support to make sure that happens. If a time calls for it, our promise is to let you know a minimum of 45 days before an event, if it’s going to be cancelled due to registrations. When requested, you will receive a credit for future Maximum Cheer and Dance events for any registration fees paid or MAXpass deposits paid.