We’ve got some quick, yet important updates to begin your all star cheer and dance November. Please take a couple of minutes to read below and stay up to date with the latest USASF member news! Best of luck to those of you competing this weekend!
Essential member profile enhancements will take place Monday morning, November 4th. These enhancements will improve your user experience in the member system, upgrade information provided on your Event Rosters and add efficiencies to information management for members. Watch for an email with details to come first thing Monday!
November is “Program Declaration Month”! Cheer gyms will declare whether they are single or multi location programs, and if they have multiple locations, they’ll also declare whether they will share athletes between locations or not. Full details will be in your email on Monday morning.
All athletes must be registered in Athlete ID prior to the first competition in which they will be competing this season. All teams must submit Official USASF Event Rosters to event producers at each event. Click here for details.
Be sure to review the guidelines for teams with Special Needs that were posted online last summer before your first competition. Click here for details.
As tryout season is quickly approaching, the cheer and dance rules committees want you to know when to expect information for 2013-14:
CHEER: To be released on April 5, 2013
Cheer information will include the 2013-14 Age Grid and the 2013-15 Rules that were voted on by coaches and owners in January. The release of the Age Grid will also include any new clarifications and adjustments made by the Rules Committee. The new requirements and restrictions for All Star Prep and teams with Special Needs along with the definition of “PROGRAM” are also being released on April 5, 2013. Due out this Summer (July) is the new Glossary with updated terms and definitions.
DANCE: To be released on April 5, 2013
Dance information will include the 2013-14 Divisions and Categories and clarifications to the 2012-14 Rules that were adjusted by the Dance Rules Committee. These changes were made to reflect member voices and community needs through submitted suggestions, research and data. Due out this summer (June) is the new Glossary with new terms and definitions. Discussions for Dance Rules changes, agenda items and ballot items will begin this summer at the three USASF Dance Regional Meetings.
Mary Fehrenbach was named the Special Olympics North America Coach of the Year for 2011. Fehrenbach was one of the forces behind starting the Kentucky Elite Showcats, which pioneered special needs cheerleading programs.