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The Nfinity Champions League Reveals Programs and Teams Committed to CL2

Los Angeles, Calif., August 1, 2014 – The Nfinity Champions League will see it’s second season this March 20-22 as it moves from Atlanta, Georgia to Los Angeles, California. Nfinity Athletic, The Official Shoe of Cheerleading™ and Aloha Productions, one of the leading event producers for cheerleading and dance events, present the headlining teams for The Nfinity Champions League Live Event for March 20-22, 2015 in Los Angeles, Calif. at L.A. Live in Downtown Los Angeles. Twenty-eight of the most elite teams in competitive cheerleading compete for the title of The Nfinity Champions League Grand Champion. Twenty-two League Teams will return to the big screen allowing six spots for the wild card Level 5 teams to “Play-In” to the League guaranteeing a spot in the movie release. Those six teams will challenge The League with the bottom four scores not automatically advancing to the following year.

Each team competing in The Nfinity Champions League selects a charity of their choice that is designated throughout the competitive season. Money is raised for those charities during their season with the GRAND CHAMPION of The Champions League taking home $10,000 for their charity and the remaining All Girl and Coed Champions receiving a $5,000 prize for their cause. Over $30,000 was raised and donated in the inaugural year of The Nfinity Champions League.

Champions League LogoThe Nfinity Champions League and Aloha Productions have the following programs and teams committed for March 20-22 in Los Angeles, Calif.:

Returning League Teams:

  • Brandon All-stars – Brandon, Florida
    • Senior Black – Small Coed 5
  • California All Stars – San Marcos, California
    • Smoed – Small Coed 5
    • Black Ops – Medium Coed 5
    • Lady Bullets – Small Senior 5
    • Coed – Large Coed 5
    • ACES – Medium Senior 5
  • Cheer Athletics – Plano, Texas
    • Panthers – Large Senior 5
  • Cheer Extreme – Kernersville, North Carolina
    • Senior Elite – Large Senior 5
    • Coed Elite – Large Coed 5
    • Small Senior X – Small Senior 5
  • East Celebrity Elite – Boston, Massachusetts
    • C5 – Medium Coed 5
  • GymTyme All Stars – Louisville, Kentucky
    • Platinum – Medium Coed 5
  • ICE All Stars – Chicago, Illinois
    • Lady Lightning – Small Senior 5
  • Maryland Twisters – Glen Burnie, Maryland
    • Reign – Medium Coed 5
    • F5 – Large Senior 5
  • Stingray All Stars – Marietta, Georgia
    • Peach – Medium Senior 5
  • Top Gun – Miami, Florida
    • Large Coed – Large Coed 5
  • Twist & Shout – Norman, Oklahoma
    • Obsession – Medium Coed 5
  • Woodlands Elite – Houston, Texas
    • Generals – Small Senior 5
  • World Cup – Freehold, New Jersey
    • Shooting Stars – Large Senior 5
    • Odyssey – Medium Coed 5
    • Suns – Small Senior 5

Play-In Competitors (Senior & Coed 5 Only)

  • Allstar Athletics – Tinley Park, Illinois
    • Lucky 7 – Small Coed 5
  • Brandon All-stars – Brandon, Florida
    • Senior White – Small Senior 5
  • Cheer Athletics – Plano, Texas
    • Junglecats – Medium Senior 5
  • Cheer Extreme – Raleigh, North Carolina
    • Smoex – Medium Coed 5
  • CHEERFORCE – San Diego, California
    • Blackout – Medium Coed 5
  • Elite Cheer Michigan – Chesterfield, Michigan
    • Venom – Small Coed 5
  • Five Star Athletics – Reno, Nevada
    • Dream – Small Coed 5
  • Green Bay Elite – De Pere, Wisconsin
    • Lime – Small Senior 5
  • ICON Cheer – Springfield, Missouri
    • Envy – Small Coed 5
  • Louisiana Cheer Force – Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • Gold – Small Coed 5
  • Midwest Cheer Elite – West Chester, Ohio
    • Diamond Kats – Small Coed 5
    • Femme Feline – Medium Senior 5
  • OC All-Stars – Foothill Ranch, California
    • Black – Medium Senior 5
  • Oregon Dream Teams – Beaverton, Oregon
    • Dream – Medium Coed 5
  • Pacific Coast Magic – Murrieta, California
    • Fantasy – Small Senior 5
    • Mysterious – Small Coed 5
  • POWER – Sacramento, California
    • POWER Sacramento – Small Senior 5
  • Premier All-Stars – Farmingdale, New York
    • Lady Celebs – Small Senior 5
  • Reno Elite – Reno, Nevada
    • Teal – Small Coed 5
  • Top Gun All Stars – Miami, Florida
    • Lady Jags – Medium Senior 5
  • UltimateAllstars – Port St Lucie, Florida
    • Small Coed 5
  • Woodlands Elite – Houston, Texas
    • Black Ops – Medium Coed 5

Additional teams will be announced publicly as programs complete registration at www.thechampsleague.com/registration/.

“We are so honored to be apart of such an amazing event for the second year in a row,” exclaims Orson Sykes, Owner of Twist & Shout. “To also have the opportunity to be in a movie as well as showcase the incredible athletes that are a part of our sport is just icing on the cake.”

Registration for The Nfinity Champions League will remain open to all levels until March 1, 2015. Levels 1-4 will compete for Level and Division Champions at The USC’s Galen Center and LA Sports Arena for the two-day competition with their registration fee including a reserved seat for Saturday night’s show. The new Worlds Score Sheet, established in collaboration with the USASF and the NACCC will be used at The Champions League Live event for all levels with a goal of establishing one scoring standard for All Star competition cheerleading.

Level 5 teams are invited to play-in to the competition on Saturday morning before movie rehearsal. Six spots are open to the highest scores from the morning to reach the live event movie filming on Saturday night.

Ticket Pre-Sales for The Nfinity Champions League will go on sale in Early 2015 with seating options for the show. Each athlete competing over the weekend will have reserve seating included in the registration cost to watch the filming and live show of CL2.

Showcasing their skills as a pre-show to the movie filming, the Junior Level 5 division will open up for The Champions League in March to showcase the most elite Junior Talent in the country.

One Sport. One Night. One Prom. The most elite athletes in cheer will take the red carpet in Los Angeles for this prestigious night in competitive cheerleading to kick off The Nfinity Champions League Prom presented by Cheer Life. All Level 5 athletes will be in attendance for this special night. Team members will walk the red carpet as the introduction to The Champions League movie filming and participants enjoy this formal night out with their friends and fellow competitors.

Twelve Days after the Champion is crowned, The Nfinity Champions League 2 will release to movie theatres nationwide on April 2, 2015.

Exclusive Sponsorship opportunities are available to companies interested in being a part of The Nfinity Champions League. Contact [email protected] for more information on how you can be a part of this prestigious event.

“We are thrilled with everything coming together for The Champions League event and truly excited to have Los Angeles as the host city for the West Coast,” exclaims Tammy Van Vleet, President of Aloha Productions. “Its amazing what this event has done to bring all of these programs together and contribute to the charities of their choice.”

About Nfinity

Nfinity Athletic, based Atlanta, Georgia, is a leader in providing innovative shoes, apparel and accessories for the female athlete. Nfinity has built a reputation as “The Official Shoe of Cheerleading” and is known for its use of technology and inventive approach to its products. Nfinity introduced the world’s first high-performance cheerleading shoe for women and was ranked 9th on Inc. magazine’s list of “Top 100 Consumer Product Companies.” Visit www.nfinity.com for more information.

About Aloha Productions

Aloha Productions produces over 30 prestigious cheerleading and dance events throughout the United States, which include Aloha Spirit Championships, Golden State Spirit Association (GSSA), The Cali Finale, The NATIONAL Championships, and The Nfinity Champions League. Visit www.alohaspiritchamps.com or www.gssaonline.com for more information.

Press Release – The Nfinity Champions League Reveals Programs and Teams Committed to CL2

USASF Announces National Advisory Board Election Results

Congratulations to the five new coach members, five new event producer members and two new affiliate members that will serve a two year term on the NAB. USASF National Advisory Board elections were held January 28-31, 2014. All USASF Professional Members were eligible to vote.

USASF LogoCoaches

  • Tanya Roesel, Midwest Cheer Elite, OH
  • Lee Grobstein, Star Athletics, NJ
  • Sean Sutton, Cheer Force One, AL
  • Jennifer Graham, Champion Cheer, TX
  • Derick Patterson, Cheergyms.com, CA

Event Producers

  • Ann Lehrmann, Cheer and Dance Extreme
  • Renee Smith, United Cheer
  • Jim Hill, One Up
  • Tres LeTard, Varsity All Star
  • Brandi Sims, JAM Brands

Affiliates

  • Daniel Allen, CheerBandz
  • Shane Womack, Inside Cheerleading/Cheer Biz News/Inside Dance

Meet the NAB members now

What Does the National Advisory Board Do?

The NAB is democratically elected to support athletes and members by addressing emerging issues of broad potential impact and developing policies for the organization when needed. The NAB also selects the annual recipient of the Chairman’s Cup award presented at the VIP Gala at the Cheerleading and Dance Worlds. The NAB has helped develop USASF initiatives including:

  • Athlete ID
  • Career and Professional Membership
  • Professional Responsibility Code
  • Disciplinary Process
  • USASF Mentoring Leaders Program

USASF National Advisory Board Election Candidates

National Advisory Board (NAB) Elections are now open and close at midnight PST on Friday, January 31st. You must be USASF Professional Members with a green light background check to be eligible to vote. Everyone eligible will be able to vote in the Coach and Affiliate election. In addition, Event Producers have designated a representative that can vote on behalf of the company in the Event Producer and Affiliate elections and Affiliates have designated one representative for the company that can vote in the Affiliate election. The candidates are listed below and more information about each can be found on USASF.net.

USASF LogoMidwest Coach Candidates

  • Darlene Fanning (ICE)
  • Lisa Hemmie (Premier Athletics Michigan)
  • Tanya Roesel (Midwest Cheer Elite)

Northeast Coach Candidates

  • Lee Grobstein (Star Athletics)
  • Denise Olwenik (Keystone Extreme All Stars)
  • Ashley Panaia (Keystone Extreme All Stars)
  • Michele Ziegler (SubZero All Stars)

Southeast Coach Candidates

  • Shane Sharpe (High Fly All Stars)
  • Sean Sutton (Cheer Force One)

Southwest Coach Candidates

  • Jennifer Graham (Champion Cheer)

West Coach Candidates

  • Lynelle Blum (Champion Cheer Athletics)
  • Derick Patterson (Cheergyms.com)

Event Producer Candidates

  • Jim Hill (One Up Championships)
  • Ann Lehrmann (Cheer and Dance Extreme)
  • Tres LeTard (Varsity All Star)
  • Jessica Moore (Spirit Solutions)
  • Brandi Sims (The JAM Brands)
  • Renee Smith (United Cheer)

Affiliate Candidates

  • Daniel Allen (CheerBandz, LLC)
  • Carla Baker (Performance Designs, Inc.)
  • Shane Womack (Inside Cheerleading/CheerBiz News/Inside Dance)

USASF Regional Meetings 2013

USASF LogoDon’t Miss the 2013 USASF Regional Meetings Where You Can:

  • SHARE ideas in sessions designed specifically for USASF member input.
  • CONNECT with coaches, program owners, business advisors, industry experts and USASF leaders.
  • UNITE in our common mission of supporting our athletes and all members and strengthening the USASF community.

Cheer Featured Speakers

Connect with and be inspired by these amazing industry leaders:

  • Midwest (Chicago, IL): Happy Hooper, ACE Cheer Company
  • Northeast (Philadelphia, PA): Orson Sykes, Twist and Shout
  • Southeast (Atlanta, GA): Kristen Rosario, Top Gun All Stars
  • Southwest (Dallas, TX): Tanya Roesel, Midwest Cheer Elite
  • West (Costa Mesa, CA): Brett Hansen, Spirit of Texas

Dance Coach Credentialing and Judge Certification

Dance Coach Credentialing, Safety Judge Certification and Panel Judge Certification will be offered at three Regional Meeting locations this summer. Don’t miss out on these exclusive opportunities to be USASF Credentialed and Certified in Dance!

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NACCC Executive Committee Election Results 2012

Following the summer elections, the current NACCC Executive Committee members are:

  • NACCC LogoBrian Barnhart, Woodlands Elite
  • Theapia Best, NJ Spirit Explosion
  • Kimberly Dickenson, Cheer Express Allstars and Tumbling, Inc.
  • USASF LogoCraig El, Ultimate Athletics
  • Cherokee Greendeer, Green Bay Elite
  • Bret Hanson, Spirit of Texas
  • Jeff LeForce, Oklahoma Twisters
  • Michael May, Stealth All Stars
  • Carlos Onofre, West Coast Rush
  • Cheryl Pasinato, East Celebrity Elite
  • Tanya Roesel, Midwest Cheer Elite
  • TJ Sawyer, EC Cats
  • 1 Position TBD

More information can be found on USASF.net.

NACCC Executive Committee Election Results: Midwest Region

NACCC LogoThe National All Star Cheerleading Coaches Congress (NACCC), is pleased to announce the results of the election for the Midwest Representative to the NACCC Executive Committee. Please help us congratulate:

Tanya Roesel, Midwest Cheer Elite (West Chester, OH)

Cheryl Pasinato (East Celebrity Elite) and Kimberly Dickinson (Cheer Express Allstars and Tumbling) have been named representatives of the Northeast and Southeast regions.

Cheer Power Midwest Nationals 2011-12

American Cheer Power Midwest Nationals took place on March 31st and April 1st in Columbus, OH. This event had 252 All*Star Cheer teams compete and was a qualifier for Cheer Worlds. Paid Bids were awarded to:

  • Cheer Power LogoCore Athletix “Black Diamonds” (Senior Small Coed L5)
  • Michigan Xtreme “Legacy” (Senior Small Coed L5)
  • Pittsburgh Superstars (Senior Medium L5)

At Large Bids were awarded to:

  • FCA Gems “Onyx” (International Open L5)
  • Indiana Allstars “Witches” (Senior Medium Coed L5)
  • Matrix Allstars “Co-X” (International Open Coed L5)
  • Matrix Allstars “Onyx” (Senior Small Coed L5)
  • Midwest Cheer Elite “Thundercats” (Senior Medium Coed L5)
  • Ohio Explosion “C4″ (Senior Medium L5)
  • Spirit Athletics “Revolution” (International Open Coed L5)
  • Step One Allstars “Phenomenal” (International Open Coed L5)
  • Top Notch Cheer “Queens” (Senior Small L5)

Event Page | Cheer Power Midwest Nationals 2012 Results

The event had 252 All*Star Cheer Teams in 62 Divisions for an average of 4.06 teams per division.

All*Star Cheer By Level

  • Level 1 – 53 Teams in 12 Divisions (4.42 Average)
  • Level 2 – 68 Teams in 12 Divisions (5.67)
  • Level 3 – 46 Teams in 16 Divisions (2.88)
  • Level 4 – 27 Teams in 8 Divisions (3.38)
  • Level 4.2 – 4 Teams in 2 Divisions (2.00)
  • Restricted – 7 Teams in 3 Divisions (2.33)
  • Level 5 – 44 Teams in 8 Divisions (5.50)
  • Level 6 – 3 Teams in 1 Division (3.00)

All*Star Cheer By Age

  • Tiny – 9 Teams in 2 Divisions (4.50 Average)
  • Mini – 30 Teams in 7 Divisions (4.29)
  • Youth – 46 Teams in 10 Divisions (4.60)
  • Junior – 49 Teams in 15 Divisions (3.27)
  • Senior – 106 Teams in 25 Divisions (4.24)
  • International – 12 Teams in 3 Divisions (4.00)