Rules - Specialty
Specialty Divisions are competition opportunities that are in addition to the team routine component of cheerleading. This applies to both all-star and school-based cheerleading.
These specialty routines may be individual, duo or stunt group routines. Individual, duo and trio routines will be a maximum of one minute thirty seconds. Often a competition will offer a certain number of participants from a program to enter the specialty division. Additional training may be required and often these are fun performances to add to the thrill of cheerleading competition.
As athletes progress into higher stages of development, specialty performances are elite stunt groups of 4 or 5 members or partner stunt routines with a male base and female top. Group stunt and partner stunt routines will be a maximum of one minute. These specialty divisions are available all the way from the early stages of cheerleading to World Championship.