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AMERICAN 
POLE 
LEAGUE
CHAMPIONSHIP 2022

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Forth National and Open «American Pole League Championships 2022» will be held in

Charleston, SC on June 18th with special Vertical.Show and guest workshops on June 19th, 2022.

 

The competitions will take place at the Footlight Players Auditorium located at 20 Queen

St, Charleston,  SC 29401.

 

APL applications are open from February 1st and will close on May 20th for all Sport disciplines and on June 1st for all Artistic & Ultra disciplines submissions. Athletes from 6 to 70 years old can participate in the competitions. The championships will be open to all athletes of other countries that do not hold qualifying national competitions and will run in accordance with the rules and regulations of the International Pole Sports Federation. IPSF judging rules, regulations and scoring have been carefully created by the IPSF technical committee in conjunction with the pole & aerial community, to promote fair and transparent judging.

 

The Championships will become a part of the network that includes over 5,000 athletes. Competitions are planning to gather over 60 competitors from all over the States to perform their best for the coveted title of National champion in the following disciplines, divisions and categories:​

Pole Sport

Divisions


  • Amateur
  • Professional
  • Elite*

Categories

• Pre-Novice Mixed (6-9 years old) 
• Novice Female / Male (10-14 years old) 
• Novice Doubles (10-14 years old) 
• Junior Female / Male (15-17 years old) 
• Junior Doubles (15-17 years old)
• Youth Doubles (10-17 years old) 
• Senior Female / Male (18-39 years old)
• Senior 30+ Female / Male (18-39 years old)
• Master 40+ Female / Male (40-49 years old)
• Master 50+ Female / Male (50 and more years old) 
• Master 60+ Female / Male (60 and more years old)
• Senior Doubles Females (18 and more years old) 
• Senior Doubles Females (18 and more years old)
• Senior Doubles Mixed (18 and more years old

 Artistic Pole

Divisions

• Amateur
• Semi-professional
• Professional*

Categories

• Junior Mixed (14-17 years old)
• Senior Female (18-39 years old)
• Senior Male (18-39 years old)
• Master 40+ (40 and more years old)
• Senior Doubles (18 and more years old)

Ultra Pole

Divisions

•  Elite*

Categories

• Senior Female (16 and more years old)

• Senior Male (16 and more years old)

Para Pole

Divisions


  • Elite*

Categories

• Depending on eligible conditions. Please refer to Addendum 3 of Code of Points for Pole Sport

 Aerial Hoop Sport

Divisions


  • Amateur
  • Professional
  • Elite*

Categories

• Novice Mixed (10-14 years old) 
• Junior Mixed (15-17 years old) 
• Youth Doubles (10-17 years old) 
• Senior Female / Male (18-39 years old) 
• Master 40+ (40 and more years old) 
• Senior Doubles (18 and more years old)

Artistic Aerial Hoop

Divisions

• Amateur

• Semi-professional

• Professional*

Categories

• Junior Mixed (14-17 years old)
• Senior Female (18-39 years old)
• Senior Male (18-39 years old)
• Master 40+ (40 and more years old)
• Senior Doubles (18 and more years old)

Aerial Pole Sport

Divisions


  • Amateur
  • Professional
  • Elite*

Categories

   • Novice Mixed (10-14 years old)
   • Junior Mixed (15-17 years old)
   • Senior Female (18-39 years old)
   • Senior Male (18-39 years old)
   • Master 40+ Mixed (40 and more years old)

* Enter these divisions if you are in the Open Championships and/or want to qualify for the IPSF World Championships. Top athletes in each category of these divisions are selected to compete for the United States of America at the IPSF World Pole Championships annually with more than 40 countries represented. Please refer to the Documents section for Code of Points, Rules and Regulations, Code of Ethics for all disciplines.

February 1st

February 1st

May 20th

May 20th

Applications open for all disciplines

Applications close for all Sport disciplines

June 4st

June 4th

Deadline for submission of final forms, music, costumes & props for all disciplines

July 7th ​​

June 1st

Applications close for all Artistic & Ultra disciplines

June 18th

June 18th

4th National and Open American Poker League Championships 2022
Vertical.Show

June 19th

June 19th

APL Workshops

  • Application fees
    The fees are the same for both the National and Open Championships and currently include the Early Bird* discount of 15% off (Early Bird discount expires on 2/29/2024). All application fees include Athletes membership for 1 year. All individual competitors: $100.00 USD All doubles: $160.00 USD Prices after Early Bird discount will be $120 for individual competitors and $200 for doubles.
  • Tracksuits
    All athletes and their APL certified coaches (if applicable) must have tracksuits according to the requirements listed below and in APL Rules & Regulations: Tracksuits must be sports tracksuits and must include: matching trousers, t-shirt/tank top and a jacket. Hoodies/hood-style tops are not allowed. Under hot weather conditions it is acceptable to wear the t-shirt or tank top instead of the jacket except during the medals ceremony. Sport shoes must be worn with tracksuits. Bare feet are also permissible. No other shoes or socks are permitted. Members representing the same team must all wear the same tracksuit. Should the athlete not be representing a specific team/club/school/studio/State, the athlete is still required to wear a tracksuit. All Open athletes representing the same country must coordinate and wear the same tracksuit. Please contact the APL if you need assistance with coordinating this.
  • Application requirements
    • All participants must meet the selected division and age requirements specified in the category. In case of discrepancies, the organizers reserve the right to redirect the athlete to another division or another category. If transition is not possible, the athlete may be suspended from participation in the competition. • Athletes under 18 years of age are allowed to participate only with the written permission from their parents or legal guardians. • At the time of the championship, the athlete must be physically fit. • During registration it will be necessary to provide one of the following: a copy of athlete's liability health insurance policy, and/or a copy of athlete's performance insurance policy, and/or travel insurance policy that must cover an athlete in case of accidents or sport activity. • During registration it will be necessary to provide documents confirming US citizenship or providing documentation of legal residency in the USA and the country of representation. • Applications to compete in the APL Competitions will be accepted until 24:00 (Mountain time) in accordance with given deadlines. • After registration is complete, the entry fee according to the selected division and category must be paid immediately. All amounts are listed in Application fees section. Please note that the application will only be accepted when payment is received. Within 72 hours an email will be sent to the email address you provided. It will include the documents necessary for you to prepare for the championship. This will be the confirmation that your application was received and processed by the organizer. If you don't hear from us within 72 hours of submitting your registration please contact us at info@americanpoleleague.org. • In the unfortunate event that you are not able to participate in the competition, the entry fee is not refundable. • All athletes must complete the registration at least 2 hours prior to the competitions or as specified by the organizers. If an athlete fails to appear at the registration on the indicated timeframe the organizers reserve the right to remove an athlete from the competitions. • At registration you will need to sign liability waiver of acknowledgement and assumption of risks associated with the physical activity. The form must be signed personally by the athlete or his parents or legal guardians (for underage participants). • When applying for participation, you agree to the Rules and Regulations, Code of Conduct of American Pole League (APL). • In the case of an incomplete documents submission the organizers reserve the right to exclude the athlete from participating in the competition.
  • Appeals
    Athletes' scores appeals are only applicable for the Sport disciplines. For complaints about scores, athletes may request an appeal regarding their scores within 10 minutes of the athletes’ personal scores being announced in accordance with the APL national scoring appeals procedure. After this time, scores will not be overturned. There is a fee involved, which will be returned should the complaint or appeal be upheld. Please refer to National Scoring Information in the Pole Sport, Aerial Hoop Sport & Aerial Pole Sport Rules in the Documents section.
  • Coaches and chaperones
    One coach can attend the competitions free of charge, as an accompanying person from each studio (school), regardless of the number of participants and the categories presented. If the coach is a competing athlete, he/she will need to obtain an additional coaches accreditation. If there are minor participants (under 18 years of age at the first day of the event), then in addition to the coach the following accompanying persons can enter the championships for free: ● from 1 to 5 minor athletes - 1 chaperone; ● from 5 to 10 minor athletes - 2 chaperones; ● 1 chaperone is added to every 5 (five) minor athletes competing. The full name of the coach and accompanying person must be provided to the organizers in accordance with given deadlines via email to info@americanpoleleague.org. The email must indicate: Name of studio (school) City of the studio Number of minor athletes Name of the coach Name of the chaperone(-s) Before sending the email please coordinate the information provided with all the athletes from your studio. If possible, collect all the information in one email and send it from the address of the coach or studio (school). Coaches and chaperones must be registered according to the timetable of the event. Registered coaches can accompany an athlete to the athletes' warm-up area and behind the stage. Registered chaperone can enter the competitions venue free of charge, but can not accompany athletes in the warm-up and behind the stage areas. Only registered and APL certified coaches may accompany athletes during results announcement. APL certified coaches must wear tracksuits according to the requirements.
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