Last month the USASF updated members on a proposal that was brought to the Board of Directors to split the largest cheer divisions at Worlds based on gym size into Divisions I and II. After gathering input from gym owners, coaches and event producers, a number of wide ranging concerns were voiced that could mean unforeseen ramifications and be counter-productive to the original purpose of the proposal. As a result, the USASF has decided to fully explore and thoughtfully consider additional and/or alternative avenues that are best for the industry as a whole. New division proposals, small gym definition, and other related topics will continue to be discussed while more feedback is solicited to develop a more comprehensive solution for fair and healthy competition in gyms of all sizes.
WORLDS SCORING – Updating Worlds Score Sheets
The USASF is working with the Universal Score Sheet Committee to finalize the score sheets for the 2014 Cheerleading Worlds and will have them completed and posted online in mid-January, 2014.
The committee is working to fine-tune the Worlds scoring process to best represent a blend of the industry’s current scoring philosophies and elements of a Universal Score Sheet that is being worked on within the USASF for future implementation.
WORLDS TRAVEL and INFO – Bid Packets Are Online
Travel and information packets for Worlds 2014 are available online now. If you’ve received a bid or are working for a bid, start reviewing and preparing now! Click here for more information.
WORLDS BID RECIPIENTS – Bid Watch is On!
The first Worlds bid giving event was held November 9-10! Click here to watch the growing list of bid recipients.
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.
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:
Core 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)