Kick: A kick is a swinging, straight-leg motion that reaches waist high or higher. Arm positions are optional. The squad may either face the judging panel or can be sideward to the judging panel in Round 2. The skill begins when the foot leaves the cheering surface and is completed when return contact is made with the cheering surface. A kick can be directly in front of the torso or to the right or left, but cannot be directly to the side of the torso.