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A Message from USASF President, Jim Chadwick – May 2012

USASF LogoI wanted to thank everyone involved in the 2012 Worlds-from the incredible athletes, coaches, and choreographers who competed and the families, friends and spectators who supported them, to the event producers who made it possible along with the judges and staff. Overall, we had an incredible event.

While most feedback has been very positive, our policy has always been to evaluate all aspects of the event to identify areas that can be improved for the following year. As such, we will be working with the World’s Advisory Board and the NACCC to identify ways in which we can make Worlds even better next year. We welcome your feedback and input as we work towards continued improvement of our event and organization.

Worlds LogoOn a personal note, I am committed to addressing the behavior of some of the athletes on Sunday night at the Block Party and later at the All Star Resort. I will be seeking feedback from officials, parents, gym owners and coaches to determine the best path forward so that the athletes can enjoy the celebration in an appropriate environment.

We have also updated the Image and Etiquette literature that upset some in our industry. It was not our intention to offend anyone with these suggestions, and we are sorry if that was the result. Our core philosophy has always been to create an environment open to all athletes regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation. In fact, we believe that no other sport can match our track record of fairness, openness, and inclusiveness, and we are firmly committed to maintaining this direction for all star. Here is the link to the updated document.

Again, I appreciate all who made Worlds possible and all of those who will be helping to make the decisions to shape the future of this amazing event.

Sincerely,

Jim Chadwick, President

The 2012 Worlds Video on Demand

The 2012 Cheerleading and Dance Worlds Video On Demand & LIVE STEAM is now available at www.USASF.net

Worlds LogoYou can also Click Here to be taken directly to the sign in screen

Do you have friends, family or other program/studio members can’t come to The 2012 Cheerleading and Dance Worlds? We are offering several options to see ALL 3 days of action from every venue. Video on Demand & Live Stream are 2 of the ways your family, friends and other program members can enjoy The 2012 Cheerleading and Dance Worlds action.

Option 1: Video on Demand Service

Video on Demand Service is a 1 year subscription that will be offered at $35 prepaid and $45 the day of the event. (This IS NOT a live feed) All of the routines from each venue will be posted approximately 1 – 2 hours after their performance. This service also includes access to the Worlds Video Archive (2008-2011) including bonus features and multi camera footage from the ESPN production truck. This package price is $35 prepaid and $45 the day of the event.

Option 2: Video on Demand & LIVE STEAM Combo Pack

The Video on Demand & LIVE STEAM Combo Pack package includes the Video on Demand Service (above) PLUS access to a LIVE EVENT STREAM. The Live Stream will be broadcast from all 3 of The 2012 Cheerleading and Dance Worlds venues each day. Enjoy the LIVE FEED from a computer, mobile device or web enabled TV. This package price is $50.

Option 3: Worlds LIVE STEAM Mobile

Enjoy The 2012 Cheerleading and Dance Worlds LIVE STEAM action from your iPhone, iPad, Android or IOS device. All smart phone types will be supported. This package price is $25.

For more details go to www.USASF.net or Click Here to be taken directly to the sign in screen.

The 2012 Cheerleading Worlds Deductions

Worlds LogoThe USASF updated the deduction sheet and rubric for Worlds 2012. Keeping in mind that Worlds is based on a maximum score of 300 points, this makes Stunt Bobbles, Stunt Falls, Major Stunt Falls, and Stunt or Pyramid Collapses on par with the Varsity Scoring System.

Athlete Bobbles and Athlete Falls are essentially twice the penalty Varsity assesses and Rules Violations are essential 1.67 times what Varsity penalizes. The Out of Bounds penalty is 5.0 points and Time Limit violations start at 5.0 points with no grace period.

Stunt Bobbles/Athlete Bobbles

Bobbles during stunting skills will result in a 1.5 deduction for each occurrence. Bobbles during individual skills will result in a 1.5 deduction for each occurrence. Examples:

  • USASF LogoStunts and Pyramids that almost drop/fall, but are saved
  • Incomplete twisting cradles
  • Knee or hand touching ground during cradle or dismount
  • Severe balance checks
  • Hands down on tumbling
  • Knees touch ground in back tuck
  • Incomplete twisting skills in tumbling will be taken into consideration on the panel judges score sheets for the 2012 Worlds (not the deduction sheet).

Stunt Falls/Athlete Falls

Falls during individual skills will result in a 3.0 deduction for each occurrence. Falls during stunting skills will result in a 3.0 deduction for each occurrence. Examples:

  • Drops from individual stunt to a cradle
  • Drops from individual stunt to a pop down dismount
  • Drops to the floor during individual skills (tumbling, jumps, etc.)

Stunt Falls (Major)

Falls during stunting skills will result in a 4.5 deduction for each occurrence. Examples:

  • fall from individual stunt to the ground (Top person lands on ground or multiple bases land on ground)

Stunt or Pyramid Collapse

Collapses during stunt or pyramid skills will result in a 6.0 deduction for each occurrence. Example:

  • If a stunt drops to the ground (4.5) and then rebuilds in the same stunt sequence and drops again (4.5), the maximum deduction issued will be a 6.0.
  • If only an individual stunt performs an error during the pyramid sequence then only a 3.0 or 4.5 deduction will be assessed.

Safety Violation / Skills Performed Out Of Level

  • Safety Violations will result in a 10.0 deduction for each occurrence.

Time Limit Violations

  • 0‐5 seconds over time (2:30) will result in a 5.0 deduction
  • 6‐10 seconds over time will result in a 10.0 deduction

Boundary Violations

All skills must originate and be completed within the competition boundary. No lineups, skills, or transitions are allowed outside of the competition boundary. A participant stepping outside the competition boundary will result in a 5.0 deduction for each occurrence. The competition boundary is defined as the actual spring floor, the carpet bonded foam panels that connect to the spring floor.

The 2012 Cheerleading Worlds Deductions

Sea to Sky 2011-12

Sea to Sky took place on March 31st and April 1st in Vancouver, BC (Canada). This event had 122 All*Star Cheer teams compete and was a qualifier for Cheer & Dance Worlds. Partial Bids were awarded to:

  • Sea to Sky LogoConnect Allstars (Senior Small L5)

Event Page | Sea to Sky 2012 Results

The event had 122 All*Star Cheer Teams in 33 Divisions for an average of 3.70 teams per division.

All*Star Cheer By Level

  • Level 1 – 29 Teams in 8 Divisions (3.63 Average)
  • Level 2 – 34 Teams in 6 Divisions (5.67)
  • Level 3 – 25 Teams in 5 Divisions (5.00)
  • Level 4 – 7 Teams in 2 Divisions (3.50)
  • Level 4.2 – 6 Teams in 2 Divisions (3.00)
  • Restricted – 1 Team in 1 Division (1.00)
  • Level 5 – 9 Teams in 6 Divisions (1.50)
  • Level 6 – 11 Teams in 3 Divisions (3.67)

All*Star Cheer By Age

  • Tiny – 4 Teams in 1 Division (4.00 Average)
  • Mini – 8 Teams in 2 Divisions (4.00)
  • Youth – 21 Teams in 4 Divisions (5.25)
  • Junior – 21 Teams in 7 Divisions (3.00)
  • Senior – 51 Teams in 13 Divisions (3.92)
  • International – 17 Teams in 6 Divisions (2.83)

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)

ACDA Reach the Beach 2011-12

ACDA Reach the Beach took place on March 31st and April 1st in Ocean City, MD. This event had 246 All*Star Cheer teams compete and was a qualifier for Cheer Worlds. Paid Bids were awarded to:

  • ACDA Reach the Beach LogoMaryland Twisters “Reign” (Senior Medium Coed L5)

At Large Bids were awarded to

  • Cheer Tyme “International Invasion” (International Open Coed L5)
  • Maryland Marlins “Rogue” (Senior Small L5)
  • Maryland Twisters “Lady T’s” (International Open L5)

Event Page | ACDA Reach the Beach 2012 Results

The event had 246 All*Star Cheer Teams in 48 Divisions for an average of 5.13 teams per division.

All*Star Cheer By Level

  • Level 1 – 48 Teams in 8 Divisions (6.00 Average)
  • Level 2 – 68 Teams in 10 Divisions (6.80)
  • Level 3 – 51 Teams in 8 Divisions (6.38)
  • Level 4 – 23 Teams in 6 Divisions (3.83)
  • Level 4.2 – 8 Teams in 2 Divisions (4.00)
  • Restricted – 5 Teams in 2 Divisions (2.50)
  • Level 5 – 26 Teams in 8 Divisions (3.25)
  • Level 6 – 17 Teams in 4 Divisions (4.25)

All*Star Cheer By Age

  • Tiny – 13 Teams in 2 Divisions (6.50 Average)
  • Mini – 14 Teams in 2 Divisions (7.00)
  • Youth – 37 Teams in 7 Divisions (5.29)
  • Junior – 53 Teams in 10 Divisions (5.30)
  • Senior – 103 Teams in 21 Divisions (4.90)
  • International – 26 Teams in 6 Divisions (4.33)

US Spirit Nationals 2011-12

US Spirit Nationals took place on March 24-25, 2012 in Orlando, FL. This event had 70 All*Star Cheer teams compete and was a qualifier for Cheer & Dance Worlds. Partial Bids were awarded to:

  • US Spirit LogoNEO Allstars “Panthers” (Senior Medium Coed L5)
  • Top Gun Allstars (International Open Coed L6)

At Large Bids were awarded to:

  • Xtreme Cheer CT “Inferno” (International Open Coed L5)

Event Page | US Spirit Nationals 2012 Results

The event had 70 All*Star Cheer Teams in 26 Divisions for an average of 2.69 teams per division.

All*Star Cheer By Level

  • Level 1 – 12 Teams in 5 Divisions (2.40 Average)
  • Level 2 – 18 Teams in 6 Divisions (3.00)
  • Level 3 – 21 Teams in 6 Divisions (3.50)
  • Level 4 – 8 Teams in 3 Divisions (2.67)
  • Level 4.2 – 2 Teams in 1 Division (2.00)
  • Restricted – 3 Teams in 1 Division (3.00)
  • Level 5 – 4 Teams in 3 Divisions (1.33)
  • Level 6 – 2 Teams in 1 Division (2.00)

All*Star Cheer By Age

  • Tiny – 1 Team in 1 Division (1.00 Average)
  • Mini – 6 Teams in 2 Divisions (3.00)
  • Youth – 9 Teams in 3 Divisions (3.00)
  • Junior – 18 Teams in 6 Divisions (3.00)
  • Senior – 32 Teams in 12 Divisions (2.67)
  • International – 4 Teams in 2 Divisions (2.00)