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National Advisory Board Nominees

The NAB is the democratically elected Board within the USASF that determines the agenda for the organization moving forward. Virtually every major initiative of the USASF in the past 5 years started with, or was significantly improved by, the work of the NAB.

USASF LogoThere was a primary election this year because of the large number (64) of nominated and qualified candidates. With 880 total votes cast, the election was very close in every race.

Please join me in congratulating the finalists for election to the USASF National Advisory Board (NAB).

Midwest Region:

  • Nicki Baker – Nebraska Cheer Center
  • Keith Johnston – N.E.O. Cheer & Dance
  • Michelle Reisdorf – Ultimate Athletics

West Region:

  • Amy Grey – Desert Elite
  • Raul Lerma – Nor Cal Elite
  • Derick Paterson – Cheergyms.com

Northeast Region:

  • Tara Cain – Maryland Twisters
  • Lee Grobstein – Star Athletics
  • Tim Morgan – USA! All Stars

Southeast Region:

  • Kyle Bright – Stingray All Stars
  • Cory Hines – Top Gun All Stars
  • Sean Sutton – CheerForce One

Southwest Region:

  • Brad Habermel – Cheer Athletics
  • Erin Johnson – Spring Creek Athletics
  • David Urmie – Tribe Cheer

Affiliates:

  • Dawnn Doychak – First Friday
  • Kevin Jones – Spirit Innovations
  • Jason Silverman – Powerful Words
  • Shane Womack – Inside Cheerleading

Event Producers:

  • Craig Davis – World Spirit Federation
  • Darren DeMoss – WSA
  • Matt Goto – Varsity All-Star/USA
  • Karen Halterman – NCA/NDA
  • Ann Lehrmann – Cheer & Dance Extreme
  • Tres LeTard – Varsity All-Star
  • Mike Pare – Spirit Cheer
  • Tara Patton – The JAM Brands
  • Elizabeth (Liz) Rossetti – Americheer
  • Mike Stamper – American Cheer & Dance Academy (ACDA)

Voting will begin on Monday, January 9th and close at 5 pm PST on Wednesday, January 25th.

Recognizing the strong qualifications and desire of every candidate to contribute to the USASF , those not voted to the NAB will be invited to participate on their USASF Regional Advisory Board (RAB) charged with guiding the implementation of important USASF programs locally.

Jim Chadwick

President

Two Cheerleading Industry Groups Merge

July 18, 2011 – The Organization of Spirit Industry Providers (OSIP) and Spirit Industry Trade Association (SITA) are pleased to announce a joint meeting of the two organizations and impending merger.

Organization of Spirit Industry Providers Effective August 1, 2011, both groups will merge as one working organization to promote the good and betterment of the spirit market as a whole. This season’s annual meeting will combine both organizations’ formats and be presented at the Encore Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, September 27-28, 2011.

Spirit Industry Trade Association “It’s exciting to see the two organizations merge into one group and combine annual meetings that will give companies broader networking opportunities, business development and recognition unlike other industry wide gatherings,” said Jeff Webb, Varsity Brands CEO and OSIP Chairperson.

“OSIP and SITA each offer unique programs, opportunities and membership benefits to companies that serve the Spirit market, so combining both groups to make one large organization makes sense,” added Mike Pare, President of Spirit Cheer, SITA Chairperson and OSIP member.

OSIP traditionally offers business and personal development seminars, panel discussions and recognition of a Lifetime Achievement Award. SITA traditionally features networking meetings and an array of awards to individuals and companies serving the spirit market.

Both OSIP and SITA were founded with the concept of bringing together companies that service the spirit market to network, share ideas, discuss trends and industry news—all with a goal of growing and improving cheerleading.

Registration information and conference details will be posted on both the SITA and OSIP web sites. Visit www.osiponline.org or www.spiritindustrytrade.com for more information on the groups.

For direct information or questions please contact:

Mike Nordegren at 901-387-4300 ext. 4469

Margie Willis at 614-264-9644

Two Cheerleading Industry Groups Merge

Nfinity, Twist and Spirit Cheer Join Cheer for a Cause

Support for Cheer for a Cause grows as Nfinity Shoes, Twist: Canada’s Cheerleading Magazine, and Spirit Cheer will partner with the non-profit organization in 2011. Mike Pare joins as an advisory board member. Their December cause, helping the families of Midwest Cheer Elite, continues in January.

Lake Mary, Florida, January 7, 2010 – Nfinity, the industry leader in cheerleading shoes, Twist: Canada’s Cheerleading Magazine, and Spirit Cheer, an Orlando-based camp and competition company, each plan to partner with Cheer for a Cause in 2011 on endeavors to give back to the industry. Look for more announcements as the season progresses.

Thanks to the generosity of Spirit Cheer, now in its 11th season, Cheer for a Cause will be an exhibitor at three 2011 events in Florida. It’s partnerships like these that will grow their mission to make significant charitable impact in our industry. If you are an event producer and would like to help Cheer for a Cause attend your event, please email weshare@[email protected] Upcoming causes include special needs teams, sport injuries and epilepsy awareness, and an anti-bullying campaign.

Spirit Cheer’s President, Mike Pare, joins Cheer for a Cause as the newest member of their advisory board. Pare is UCA’s All Star Director and Assistant Cheerleading Coach at University of Central Florida. Mike also serves as the 2011 chairperson of the Spirit Industry Trade Association (SITA). “Mike is well known and respected in the cheer and dance world,” says Julie Bolton, Founder of Cheer for a Cause. “He’s a guy with a big heart too. His experience and understanding of our industry as a family is sure to grow our ability to inspire giving and help others.”

Cheer for a Cause’s “not-so-silent” auctions on eBay closed out on January 2nd a success! Nfinity donated six pairs of their newest shoe – the Phoenix, and three backpacks. Twist, a year’s subscription to the magazine and shirts from 10 different Canadian gyms. And many others joined, including Spiritville USA, the official shirt supplier for Midwest, and Funbows, a cheerleading bow company in the business for over 13 years. Several products remain to support Midwest, including the popular Cheer for a Cause tribute ribbons and mouse pads and bookmarks donated by Pickles & Popcorn. 100% of the proceeds of the December auctions will be donated to the Fifth Third Bank accounts for the Morris and Blair families. Find out more at www.cheerforacause.org.

Mike Stamper, the fiancé of Cindy Blair and Kenzy Blair’s soon-to-be step dad, sent a message to Cheer for a Cause. Mike shared, “After that day in November, that Saturday morning, I felt I would never see another Christmas with my girls. And now today I can say ‘Thank You’ to God for being blessed with a present such as this! That they are alive, they are making remarkable strides in recovery, yet they still are in great pain. They are now brace, crutch, cast, collar and wheelchair free!” Recent updates on both families are on Cheer for a Cause’s website. The site also features inspiring efforts to help others made by school teams and gyms during the holiday season.

Rayna Marques, of Canada’s Cheersport Sharks, and Whitney Love, of Kentucky Allstars, helped make a video to inspire their fellow athletes. It is posted on YouTube and you can link to it from Cheer for a Cause’s home page. Founder, Julie Bolton shared, “Inspiring and mobilizing our youth to make a difference in causes that affect their lives is exactly our mission. These two young women make us all proud.” Bolton is counting on others following. It’s global. Their site, donated by Jam Spirit Sites, includes pages for the U.S.A., Canada, Asia, Australia, Europe and Latin America.

Nfinity, Twist and Spirit Cheer Join Cheer for a Cause

SITA Elects New Chairperson, Treasurer and Board of Directors Members

The Spirit Industry Trade Association (SITA) has announced Mike Pare of Spirit Cheer, UCA All Star, and the University of Central Florida, has been elected Chairperson for 2011 and Liz Rossetti of AmeriCheer, AmeriDance, and NLCC has been elected Treasurer. Lynn Singer of Spirit Innovations continues to serve as Vice-Chairperson and Valerie Ninemire will continue as Secretary.

Varsity: Universal Cheerleaders Association has Announced Changes for 2011 National All Star Cheerleading Championship

Memphis, Tenn, (August 2010) – Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) has announced three changes to the National All Star Cheerleading Championship for the 2011 season, which will take place on March 12 -13, 2011 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World.

The 15th annual National All Star Cheerleading Championship (NASCC) will be broadcast worldwide on ESPN and ESPN 2. UCA has announced the following changes for all star cheerleaders:

  • Unlimited Crossovers at the UCA Nationals in Orlando. The only exception is there will be no crossovers allowed between Levels 4 and 1 or Levels 5 and 1.
  • New Scoring Breakdown for Nationals. Day 1 score will account for 20% and Day 2 score will account for 80% of the overall score.
  • All USASF divisions will be offered at every UCA All Star Competition, including Open and Open Coed Level 6!

To qualify to compete at this event, all star teams must qualify at one of the UCA Regional Competitions.

Mike Pare, recently named UCA National Sales Director for All-Star, is looking forward to the changes. “I’m excited to be working with all star coaches across the country as UCA All Star enters into our next chapter,” says Pare. “We believe in listening to our customers, and implementing the changes necessary that reflect the needs of our coaches. Together, we will work to ensure that all athletes are experiencing the best the all star world has to offer.”

UCA held its first All Star competition in 1993 with eleven teams and two divisions. Just two years later, UCA knew it was time to create a national championship for All Star teams. In the spring of 1996 UCA hosted its first All Star national competition, the National All Star Cheerleading Championship. Its first year, 32 teams competed in four divisions. By 2000, 150 All Star teams were competing in 10 divisions and each year since then the NASCC has continued to grow and expand.

For more information about this event, visit UCA’s website at http://uca.varsity.com.

About Varsity

Varsity is the source for all things related to cheerleading and dance team. With a rich heritage and traditions dating back to 1948, Varsity is an innovative global leader comprised of the leading spirit brands and organizations including its educational camps, clinics, competitions and uniforms to teams around the world. Varsity’s National Championships, which are held at the Walt Disney World® Resorts, have been televised on ESPN Networks for more than 25 years. Sponsors of Varsity events include Gatorade and Nike. Web-based Varsity TV features thousands of cheerleading and dance team videos and has become a favorite cheer destination for cheerleaders and coaches alike. Varsity has led the way in cheerleading safety as a supporter of the American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators since 1988 and as a camp leader training nearly 350,000 cheerleaders per year in cheerleading fundamentals with an emphasis on safety. Based in Memphis, Tennessee, Varsity employs 5,000 employees nationwide. For more information about Varsity, please visit http://www.varsity.com.

NASCC Update Press Release