It’s the virtual championship that’s won by points! Will you win it all?
You earned points every time you competed at a USASF sanctioned event and completed an Event Roster in your USASF gym profile this season! Those points add up to compare your record against teams from coast to coast that you never met on the mat! To total your points, and be counted in the race, simply login to your gym profile and follow these easy steps:
Cheer Zone ™, GK Elite Sportswear, L.P., GTM Sportswear, Inc., Motionwear, LLC, Nfinity Athletic LLC, Rebel Athletic ™ & Team Cheer™ formed GrowCheer.org and published the following letter to the USASF.
GrowCheer.ORG is a group of unrelated industry companies with a singular purpose – to grow the sport of cheerleading.
As such, we believe that the first (and most important) step in fostering future growth in our sport is a FREE and INDEPENDENT United States All Star Federation (“USASF”).
How are we going to accomplish this?
Central to our plan is to replace the current loan(s) that the USASF has with Varsity Spirit Corporation and/or affiliated companies (“Varsity”).
It is understood that the reason Varsity controls a majority of the seats on the USASF board and why Varsity owns the trademark of the USASF is to secure repayment of these loans. We firmly believe that in order to have a unified industry, no single organization should be unduly influenced by and/or controlled by another.
We propose to assume the loan with essentially the same financial terms that Varsity has given to the USASF. We are prepared to do this immediately after the 2013 USASF Worlds competition.
Other key provisions relating to our plan are as follows:
Require an immediate external audit of the USASF financials by an independent accounting firm that we mutually agree on. We will bear the cost of this audit.
This firm would determine the amount that remains outstanding to Varsity.
The firm would examine the relationship between the USASF and the IASF and confirm that all monies paid to the USASF by American gyms would be used for the support of American programming, not international programming.
The firm would examine the relationship between the USASF and the host site to make sure only the USASF received benefit from the relationship.
All USASF property held in lien as security for outstanding loans with Varsity, including but not exclusively intellectual property (i.e., trademarks), would be released to the USASF.
Immediate rewriting of the Articles of Incorporation, By Laws, and Operating Agreement to abolish all permanent Board of Directors seats and create a provision for an organized election to be conducted as soon as practical. The new Board of Directors would be composed of equal representation among all segments of our industry – gym owners/coaches, event producers and industry vendors.
Future production of USASF World competitions would be granted to a qualified event producer after an open bidding process administered by the Board of Directors.
The office and employees of the USASF would be moved to a neutral location in Memphis. If necessary, we would subsidize payment for the office space until it could be supported by the cash flow of the USASF.
After the first year, or as soon as practical, the Board of Directors would interview and select a professional management company to assume the day-to-day operations of the USASF.
The USASF would be reorganized as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is recognized by the IRS as such.
We believe very much in this industry and recognize Varsity for its past foresight and support, but we have come to a point where we can no longer afford to see our governing body indebted to and controlled by a profit motivated company with a clear conflict of interest. In a time when so many are calling for the industry to break apart into separate factions, we feel that the best solution is to step in and provide a practical way for there to be just one, FREE and INDEPENDENT governing body. And we believe that we have proposed a workable solution to this matter.
Your acceptance of the above terms is expected by March 1, 2013 to GrowCheer@gmail.com so that we can make provisions for a seamless transition.
We know that you have all heard about January 27th…. the first Nfinity competition EVER! Being an Nfinity evet, you know we’re going to blow your mind. North Carolina vs. South Carolina!! Finally we’ve created a format where rival gyms will become friends! It will be the 1 day a year you can actually pull FOR each other rather than against. While each gym will still be able to win their own division in regular competition, the top 3 teams in each level from each state will compete again for border dominance! Thanks to our new National Events director, Meagan Fiscella, IN FEWER THAN 6 WEEKS MORE THAN 100 TEAMS WILL BE READY & EXCITED TO COMPETE IN THIS REVOLUTIONARY EVENT!
Even more exciting, we already have 20 additional “versus” events on the schedule for 2013-2014.
Share this if you can’t wait for an Nfinity event near you! Much like every thing Nfinity does, this the THE first of it’s kind.
Are you a standout Junior cheerleader with a great personality and great dedication? Then we may be looking to feature you in the pages of the magazine! Our Junior All-American team highlights standout Junior cheerleaders coast to coast!
Each All-American Team member selected will receive an iC and Nfinity shoes prize pack as well as a feature in Inside Cheerleading magazine’s December 2012 issue.
We’ve put together a roster of Superstar Cheerleaders to share their season with you in the pages of Inside Cheerleading and online at insidecheerleading.com! Do you think you have what it takes to be one an iC superstar for a year? Plus, Learn how you can apply to be among the ranks of our iC Superstar roster!
Kiara Nowlin – The California All Stars
Gabi Butler – Trinity Athletics
Kori Wilbourn – Gem of Champions
Erica Englebert – Cheer Extreme All Stars
Matt Smith – Cheer Athletics
Bianca Treger – The California All Stars
Cami Branson – Spirit of Texas
Do you know someone that is a standout athlete that deserves to be an iC Superstar for the next year? We will announce how you can apply on September 12th!
Hint: There will be a video submission requirement, so break out that video camera and start filming!
Get to know more about a new cheerleader each month! We highlight motivational quotes, ask each about leadership and get the lowdown on their favorite skills!
Interested in applying to be our next Today’s Cheerleader? Apply here!