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									                                                                                        Sample Skills - Novice
                                                           Novice                                           Sample Skills:         (Check for Updates, www.popwarner.com.)
                              Skills must involve constant physical content with the         Forward Roll (Forward Somersault)
                              performing surface. (exception: Block Cartwheels/roundoffs)    Backward Roll (Backward Somersault)
                                                                                             Handstand
                   Tumbling
Standing




                              Forward and backward rolls, front and back walkovers,          Cartwheel
                              handstands, cartwheels and roundoffs are allowed.              Roundoff
                                                                                             Front Walkover
                              Front and Back Handsprings and Dive Rolls are not allowed.     Back Walkover
                                                                                             All combinations/series of these skills are legal.

                              Skills must involve constant physical content with the         Forward Roll (Forward Somersault)
                              performing surface. (exception: Block Cartwheels/roundoffs)    Backward Roll (Backward Somersault)
                                                                                             Handstand
                   Tumbling
Running




                              Forward and backward rolls, front and back walkovers,          Cartwheel
                              handstands, cartwheels and roundoffs are allowed.              Roundoff
                                                                                             Front Walkover
                              Front and Back Handsprings and Dive Rolls are not allowed.     Back Walkover
                                                                                             All combinations/series of these skills are legal.

                              No extended stunts allowed. A stunt may not be held            Pony Mount/Sit
                              at or pass through a position above prep-level.                L or V Sit
                                                                                             Thigh Stand (Single or Double Based Thigh Stand, Liberty/Heel Stretch on Thigh Stand, etc.)
                              Single leg stunts are allowed below shoulder (prep) level.     Shoulder Sit
                                                                                             Shoulder Stand
                              Transitional stunts may not involve changing bases.            Prep Level Straddle Sit
                              Clarification: Leap Frogs where the top person moves to        Prep/Prep-Level/ Sometimes called Extension Prep
                              a new set of bases is illegal.                                 Below Prep Level Only - ( i.e., Liberty, Heel Stretch, etc.)
Partner




                                                                                             Retake
                   Stunts




                              Twisting mounts are not allowed.                               Reload from Cradle
                                                                                             Flat Back Shoulder/Prep Level, Triple Based Dead Man Lift (Prep Level)
                              Base(s) cannot turn during mounting while top is in upward     Transitional Stunts leaving the Original Bases are not permitted
                              or downward motion. (Bases can move after building             Transition- Table Top To Prep Level, Pony to Prep Level
                              completed. Bases can move in sponge position.                  Shoulder Sit to Prep Level
                                                                                             Double Based Thigh Stand to Prep Level Straddle Lift
                              See Novice Pyramids for further restrictions and/or            Prep Level Flatback, Sponge to Prep/Prep-Level
                              exceptions.                                                    Pendulum
                                                                                             Single Based Stunts are Allowed with proper spotting, Single Based to Hands/Prep Level

                              Only straight pop downs and basic straights cradles are        Pop and Sit
                              allowed.                                                       Sweep Cradles
       Dismounts




                                                                                             Cradle Reloads
                              1/4 turns are not allowed.

                              No cradles are allowed from extended stunts.

                              No release moves allowed other than those                      Basic Cradle
Release




                              permitted at Novice Level in Dismounts and Tosses.             Pop to Ground
                   Moves




                              Pyramids must follow partner stunts and dismounts rules        Center Extension with Side Preps (any variations of these types of stunts)
                              and are allowed up to two (2) high with the following
                              exceptions:                                                    Three Two-Leg Preps Connected
                              1. Flyers in two (2) leg extended stunts must be braced on
                              both sides by prep level stunts with hand/arm connection.      Totem Pole (Basic)
                              The connection must be made at or below prep level.
       Pyramids




                              2. One leg stunts at prep level must be braced on both sides
                              by prep level or lower stunts with hand/arm connection only.
                              The connection must be made prior to executing single leg
                              stunt & must be made at or below prep level.

                              3. Extended (2) leg braced stunts are not allowed to
                              cradle above prep level.

                              No basket, sponge/squishy/scrunch tosses allowed.              Basic Cradle
       Tosses




                              Helicopter tosses are not allowed.
                                                                              Sample Skills - Intermediate

                                                      Intermediate                                     Sample Skills:          (Check for Updates, www.popwarner.com.)
                              No flips or aerials are allowed.                                Same skills as mentioned in Novice.
                                                                                              Forward Roll (Forward Somersault)
                              Airborne skills must involve hand support with both hands       Backward Roll (Backward Somersault)
                              when passing through the inverted position.                     Handstand
                                                                                              Cartwheel
                   Tumbling




                              Series front and back handsprings are allowed.                  Round off
Standing




                                                                                              Front Walkover
                              No twisting while airborme.                                     Back Walkover
                              (Exception: Roundoffs)                                          Standing Backhandspring (aka: flip-flop)
                                                                                              Standing Front Handspring
                                                                                              Standing Front Handspring Walkout
                                                                                              Toe Touch Back Handspring
                                                                                              All combinations/series of these skills are legal.

                              No flips or aerials are allowed.                                Same Skills as Mentioned in Novice Plus:
                                                                                              Cartwheel, Back Handspring(s) (aka: Cartwheel, Flip-Flop)
                              Airborne skills must involve hand support with at least one     Roundoff, Back Handspring(s)
                   Tumbling




                              hand when passing through the inverted position.                Front Handspring(s) - Multiple in a series
Running




                                                                                              Front Handspring Walkout, Cartwheel, Back Handspring(s)
                              Series front and back handsprings are allowed.                  Front Handspring Walkout, Roundoff, Back Handspring(s)

                              No twisting while airborme.
                              (Exception: Roundoffs)

                              Single leg extended stunts are allowed.                          Same Skills as Mentioned in Novice Plus:
                                                                                               Full Extension, Ground Up Extension
                              Twisting mounts and transitions are permitted up to 1/2 twist by Awesome
                              the top person.                                                  Liberty, Arabesque, Scale, Hitch, Heal Stretch, Pull-Through, Cupie, Bow & Arrow, Crab
                                                                                               Leap Frog Stunt
                              During transitions, at least one base must remain in contact     Show-and-Go -Extension or Single Leg Extended Position, Bottle Rocket (Show-and-Go
                              with the top person.                                             is a continous motion)
                                                                                               Trans: Show-and-Go Bottle Rocket to Extension
                                                                                               Trans: Hands/Prep Level to Extension
Partner

                   Stunts




                                                                                               Trans: Chair to Hands/Prep Level or Full Extension
                                                                                               Trans: Arabesque at Prep or Extended Level to Heel Stretch Prep or Extended Level
                                                                                               Matrix from floor to Heel Stretch
                                                                                               Walk-in Chair, Walk-in Hands
                                                                                               Single Based (Toss Lib, Toss Stretch, etc.) stunts are allowed with proper spotting.
                                                                                               Double Based Dead Man Lift (Fully Extended)
                                                                                               Triple Based Extended Straddle Lift
                                                                                               Flat Back Fully Extended
                                                                                               Swedish Falls
                                                                                               Co-ed Toss Chair, Co-ed Toss Hands/Prep

                                                                                              Basic Cradle Only from One Leg Full Extended Stunt.
                              Only straight pop downs, basic straight cradles and quarter turns
                              are allowed.
       Dismounts




                                                                                              Pop to Ground
                              Twist cradles exceeding 1/4 turn and all other positions (i.e.,
                              toe touch, pike, tuck, etc.) are not allowed.                   Pop and Sit, Sweep, Straight Ride Cradles from one leg and two legged stunts

                                                                                              Arabesque (1/4 Turn) Cradle Dismount - (Side facing one legged stunts)

                              No release moves allowed other than those permitted at          Basic Cradle and Pop Off
Release




                              the Intermediate Level in Dismounts and Tosses.
                   Moves




                              (A release is a stunt free of contact or surface.A transition
                              may be a release.)

                              Pyramids must follow Partner Stunt and Dismount rules           Three two legged extensions connected
                              and are allowed up to two (2) high.
       Pyramids




                                                                                              Two outside Prep Level stunts Hitched to an Extension Prep Stunt in the Middle
                              Top person must maintain contact with a base at all times.
                                                                                              Extended stunt with partner on one leg braced on both sides by a prep level stunt

                                                                                              Totem Pole

                              The only toss positions allowed are straight rides.             Straight Ride Basket or Sponge Toss
       Tosses




                              All types of tosses (i.e., basket, squishy, scrunch and/or
                              sponge) allowed.

                              Helicopter tosses are not permitted.
                                                                              Sample Skills - Advanced
                                                        Advanced                                    Sample Skills:          (Check for Updates, www.popwarner.com.)
                              Flips are allowed but may not exceed one flipping                Same Skills as Mentioned in Previous Levels Plus:
                              and one twisting rotation.                                       Standing Back Tuck
                                                                                               Standing Back Handspring(s), Back Tuck
                                                                                               Standing X-Out
                   Tumbling




                                                                                               Standing Back Pike
Standing




                                                                                               Standing Layout
                                                                                               Standing Back Half'
                                                                                               Standing Arabian
                                                                                               Standing Back Full (aka: Standing Full-Twisting Back Flip or Standing Full)
                                                                                               Standing Toe Touch Back Handspring(s) Back Tuck
                                                                                               Standing Toe Touch Back Tuck (aka: Standing Toe Back)

                              Flips allowed but may not exceed one flipping                    Same Skills as Mentioned in Previous Levels Plus:
                                                                                               Round Off Back Tuck
                              and one twisting rotation.                                       Round Off Back Half (aka: Round off, Back Half Twist)
                                                                                               Round off Back Handspring(s) Back Half
                                                                                               Punch Front Flip Walkout Round off, Back Half
                                                                                               Punch Front Flip Walkout Round off, Back Handspring(s), Back Half
                                                                                               (can walkout of any back half and connect to a round off..)
                                                                                               Round off, Back Full (aka: Round off, Back Full Twist or Round off Full)
                   Tumbling
Running




                                                                                               Round off, Back Handspring(s), Back Full
                                                                                               Punch Front Flip Full (aka: Running Tuck Front Full)
                                                                                               Punch Front Flip Walkout Round off, Back Full
                                                                                               Punch Front Flip Walkout Round off, Back Handspring(s), Back Full
                                                                                               (can tumble out of any back full and connect to a round off..)

                                                                                               Since the flips mentioned above are not limited to the tuck position
                                                                                               according to the level description, the following positions in flips would also
                                                                                               be legal:
                                                                                               X-Out, Pike, Layout, Layout Walkout, etc.

                              Single leg extended stunts are allowed.                          Same Skills as Mentioned in Previous Levels
Partner

                   Stunts




                                                                                               Half to Extension, Full Twist Up to Extension
                              Twisting load-in skills limited to one twist.

                              Cradles from all stunts are limited to two and one               Same Skills as Mentioned in Previous Levels Plus:
       Dismounts




                              quarter (2 1/4) twists. Flips are not allowed. Triple twists     Single or Double Twist Dismounts
                              are not allowed.


                              Release moves are allowed but must not exceed                    Same Skills as Mentioned in Previous Levels
                              more than eighteen inches above extended arm
Release

                   Moves




                              level.                                                           Tick-Tocks
                              (A release is a stunt free of contact or surface.A transition    360 Up (Not connected to a base)
                              may be a release.)                                               Show N Go Extension, Release at Top, Sponge Down
       Pyramids




                              Pyramids must follow partner stunt and cradling                  Same Skills as Mentioned in Previous Levels
                              rules and are allowed up to two (2) high.


                              Tosses-basket or sponge-that exceed eighteen inches              Same Skills as Mentioned in Previous Levels Plus:
                              above extended arm level must be caught in a cradle.             Basic or Sponge Toss Dismounts Arch/Ball Out, Toe Touch, Pike,
                              Partner/Flyer must be caught by original bases. Half (1/2)       Bottle Rocket, Pretty Girl, Pretty Girl Scissor, Full Up Toe Touch, Log Roll with
       Tosses




                              helicopters (face up) are allowed.                               Single (or Double) Twist.
                              Flipping (front or back) and traveling tosses are not allowed.   1/2 Helicopters (Face Up)
                              Triple twists are not allowed.                                   Double Twist Dismounts
                                                                                               (Twisting Up into a Basket Toss is Permitted - It will be considered a
                                                                                                Portion of the Total Twist Count to a Max of Two Twists)

								
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