USASF: 2019 Divisions at The Cheerleading Worlds

Dear USASF Program Owners and Coaches:

As a follow up to information about Cheerleading Worlds Divisions for 2019, please see the updated information below.

  • Click here for a full list of all Worlds Divisions (Club and IASF) for 2019. Please note: The Board of Directors is considering the possibility of adding Worlds Bids for the non-tumbling divisions, and will be announced this summer.
  • Updated Age Grid (Early Release Version – with new International Provisional Divisions)
  • Don’t forget to join our webinar on Thursday that will review all divisions

Join the Webinar

We’ll be hosting an informational webinar about Worlds Divisions on Thursday, May 24, 2018 2:00 PM EDT.

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USASF: XS Divisions at The Cheerleading Worlds

Dear USASF Program Owners and Coaches:

The Cheer Worlds Advisory Board met to discuss next steps and to send recommendations to the Board of Directors for Sr. Extra Small (SXS) and Sr. Extra Small Coed (SXSC) divisions at Worlds. After discussing successes and challenges for these divisions at Worlds, 2018, they considered whether the divisions should

  1. be kept with limitations,
  2. be kept and open to every program, or
  3. be discontinued.

After reviewing input from the WAB, The Board agreed that the best interest of all gyms would be well served by continuing the SXS and SXSC divisions at Worlds, and by opening participation in those divisions to all programs, as is consistent with all other divisions at Worlds.

The continuation of the SXS and SXSC Divisions, along with the existing Club Divisions and the three new Senior Open Divisions (announced earlier this year), will provide opportunities for programs to effectively build Worlds teams to the strengths within their programs.

Click Here for a listing of all Club Divisions for Worlds, 2019. A complete list that includes International Divisions will be made available as soon as announced by the IASF.

Questions? Please log in to The Connection and post in the Sr. Extra Small discussion thread. Haven’t visited The Connection yet? Here’s how:

Join the Webinar:
We’ll be hosting an informational webinar about Worlds Divisions on Thursday, May 24, 2018 2:00 PM EDT:

Register for the Worlds 2019 Division Overview

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

IASF 2018 Worlds Scoring Webinar

The  IASF held a Worlds Scoring Webinar last week and the video has been posted in their Facebook group.

USASF Worlds Cup Race Bid Winners Announced

Congratulations to the USASF Worlds Cup Race bid winners:

Paid Bids

  • 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

USASF: Cheerleading Worlds Scoring Update | Register for Webinar

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.

In Review – March 2018

March has come and gone so it’s now Daytona and Worlds month. Here’s the news that came with March:

In Review – February 2018

February has come and gone, bringing and taking some of the largest events of the year with it. Congratulations to all the new UCA High School, Cheersport, and NCA All Star national champions.

USASF: Your Exclusive USASF Connection is Open!

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!

USASF Online Community

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:

  1. Log in to your member profile at USASF.net
  2. In the drop down menu in the top right corner, select “Visit USASF Community website”

We Want Your input!

You’re Invited to Get Involved!

USASF Cheer Rules and Age Grid 2018-19

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

  1. Log in to your member profile at USASF.net
  2. In the drop down menu in the top right corner, select “Visit USASF Rules & Safety Site”
  3. 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.