The IASF held a Worlds Scoring Webinar last week and the video has been posted in their Facebook group.
Congratulations to the USASF Worlds Cup Race bid winners:
- Rockstar Greenville Rolling Stones IOSC-5
- Spirit All Stars Team Obsession SXSC
- Pennsylvania Elite Guardians SXSC
At Large Bids
- Fire House Gym TNT SXSC
- Perfection All Stars Icons SXS
- Cheer Force One CF1 Machs SXSC
TO: All Cheer Coaches attending The Cheerleading Worlds, 2018
The final draft of the Worlds Club Divisions scoring has been updated and is available online. Click here to view.
Please join us for a Worlds Club Divisions Scoring/logistics webinar on April 9th at 11am EST.Registration is required. A recording of the webinar will be available after the live webinar if you are unable to make it.
Any questions regarding scoring for The Cheerleading Worlds Club Divisions can be sent to Ali Stangle.
March has come and gone so it’s now Daytona and Worlds month. Here’s the news that came with March:
- Victim in Fatal St. Patrick’s Day Crash was Beloved Cheerleading Coach via New York Post.
- South Jersey Special Needs Cheerleading Squad Needs Help Getting to Competition via FOX 29.
- A Look at the Untold Story of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders via ESPN.
- Cisco Cancer Survivor Named Texas Cheerleader of the Year via KTXS.
- New Music Licensing Platform Seeks to Legitimise Music Usage in Sport via Complete Music Update.
- Thousands May Have Been Exposed to Mumps at a National Cheerleading Contest via CNN.
- Cheerleader, 20, Suffers Multiple Injuries After Being ‘Dragged Down the Street by Moped Muggers as she Clung onto Handbag’ via The Sun.
- A Classic American Cheerleading Troupe Tumbles to Smithsonian Immortality via Smithsonian.com.
- Flipping for Safety via Edwards Air Force Base.
- WVU Student Finds Passion in Cheerleading After Losing Bet via WDTV.
- Safety a Focus of Cheerleading Rules Changes via High School OT.
- How an Instagram Post Led to an N.F.L. Cheerleader’s Discrimination Case via New York Times.
- Meet the NFL’s First-Ever Male Cheerleaders: ‘You Really Can’t Take Your Eyes Off Them’ via People.
- Cracking the Vault: Artificial Intelligence Judging Comes to Gymnastics via The Guardian.
- Male cheerleader Claims Gender Discrimination Kept Him off Tomball Memorial HS Squad via Click 2 Houston.
- I Was a High School Cheerleader – But Here’s Why I’d Never Want My Daughter to Be One via Babble.
- 6 Things You Didn’t Know About the Careers of NFL Cheerleaders via Money.
- NFL Cheerleader Pay: This Super Bowl, Let’s Remember The Ultimate Wage Gap via Fast Company.
- Super Bowl Cheerleaders’ Bikinis Spark Stew Over Sexploitation vs. Slut-Shaming via City Pages.
- ‘A Risk You Take’: Cheerleaders Face Possibility of Catastrophic Injuries via West Central Tribune.
- A Day in the Life of Elon Cheerleading via Elon News Network.
- North Korea’s ‘Army of Cheerleaders’ Arrive at Olympics…and Kim Loves Them Due to His Wife via Daily Star.
- Olympics ‘Icing on the Cake’ for UK Cheerleaders via The Ledger-Independent.
- Sark’s Barks: Yes, Cheerleading is a Sport via Lompoc Record.
- 2018 National High School Cheerleading And Dance Team Championships Honor Top Teams via PR Newswire.
- Arizona Cheerleader Ejected for Yelling Into Megaphone During Free Throws via ABC News.
- UK Cheerleaders Arrive in South Korea to Cheer for the USA in the Winter Olympics via Kentucky.com.
- University of Kentucky Cheerleaders Represent U.S. in PyeongChang via NBC Olympics.
- STUNT Takes Cheerleading to a New Level via DailyLobo.com.
- Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Memorabilia Enshrined in Smithsonian Museum via USA Today.
- Kentucky Cheerleaders Perform at International Exhibition via LEX18.com.
Go to your USASF member profile, select “Visit USASF Community” at the top right, and join the discussion with your Regional Directors, the Cheer and Dance Rules Teams, and most importantly, each other!
In The Connection, you can network with other All Star professionals, foster connections, support each other in day-to-day challenges, share resources and access member-related information all in one place!
The exclusive online community just for USASF members is open! Ask questions, get answers and post resources to help your fellow members! The more everyone contributes, the stronger the All Star Connection.
Expect a welcome email and a Daily Digest email that summarizes posts of the day. Then join your Regional Directors, Connection Leaders, Cheer and Dance Rules Teams and all USASF members in YOUR spot just for All Star professionals.
To enter the community:
- Log in to your member profile at USASF.net
- In the drop down menu in the top right corner, select “Visit USASF Community website”
We Want Your input!
- Please take this quick survey about Division I and Division II. We want to hear from you!
You’re Invited to Get Involved!
Dear USASF Cheer Members:
The USASF Cheer Rules and Early Release Age Grid for the 2018-19 season is now available in your member profile. Please read this email for full details before logging in.
Based on broad member support, the greatest near term opportunities from the Growth Task Force process surfaced in the Age Grid in the form of new entry-level divisions with FUNdamentals and Novice. Additionally, the progression and revision in the All Star Prep and All Star Elite divisions create an easy to navigate path for cheer athletes of all ages and abilities to find a place to successfully grow in All Star. They are focused on increasing the numbers of athletes entering the sport at an earlier age and keeping them in the sport longer. The USASF will provide program owners with education, support, resources and marketing tools so that you can quickly and seamlessly integrate these new growth opportunities into your program.
All updates are available through your member profile, and here are a few specifics that members have asked about recently.
Now that new entry-level divisions (mentioned above) are in place, the Rules Committee, with full support of the Board of Directors, feels that the sport of All Star, and programs of all sizes, are ready to make the shift to increased bottom ages for some divisions. In addition, the XS Worlds Division will move to a maximum team size of 16, in line with the Olympic cheer initiative team sizes. Importantly, the Worlds Advisory Board will review all aspects of the XS Division at Worlds after the 2018 event occurs in April to help determine eligibility and participation in XS at Worlds going forward.
We hope you can join us on Feb 20th. We look forward to growing All Star with you!
USASF Cheer Rules and Age Grid Webinar | Tuesday, February 20, 2018
- Choose from: 12:00PM EST, 3:00PM EST, 8:00PM EST
- Register (via the Connection) and select the time that works best for you.
- After registering, you’ll receive a confirmation email with information about how to join the webinar.
- Unable to attend? The webinars will be recorded and available to members in your member profile.
Access the 2018-19 Cheer Rules & Early Release Age Grid
- Log in to your member profile at USASF.net
- In the drop down menu in the top right corner, select “Visit USASF Rules & Safety Site”
- On the Rules site, select “New” from either Cheer Age Grid or Cheer Rules in the menu bar.
Note: as a courtesy to owners and coaches, athletes will not have access to the 2018-19 rules until March.
Dear USASF Cheer Members:
The USASF Cheer Rules and Age Grid for the 2018-19 season will be available in your member profile on February 15th. While this is a non-rules-change year, there are some new opportunities offered in the Age Grid that will be helpful to all programs – new or established; small or large. Please read the entirety of this message to be fully informed.
Several webinars will take place on February 20th offering members further education and information. Look for information coming your way Thursday.
Dear USASF Members:
Thanks to USA Cheer, the USASF was just granted the opportunity to send a team with Exceptional Athletes (formerly called Special Needs) to the International Cheer Union (ICU) World Cheerleading Championship in April of 2018 to represent the National Team for the USA!
In order to meet the timeline of this special invitation, an Exceptional Athletes Sub-Committee met to create an expedited selection process. The committee decided to award this opportunity to a team who already competes and who could adapt a routine to the ICU format and safety guidelines in time for the championship.
Congratulations to Maryland Twisters Eye of the Storm, who will represent The National Team for the USA at the 2018 ICU World Cheerleading Championship!
Moving forward, a process and system will be implemented to include more teams with Special Needs in the selection process. We will likely create a video submission program (similar to the current Worlds bid video program for teams with Exceptional Athletes) where a distinguished panel of judges will select the official team. Be on the look out for the 2019 US National Team information that should be released this Fall.
Qualify To Perform At Worlds, 2018
Teams with Exceptional Athletes still have the opportunity to submit videos to compete for 5 At Large bids to Exhibition at The Cheerleading Worlds, 2018. Don’t forget—videos are due no later than March 1, 2018. Click here to learn more!