- International Cheer Union World Championship results.
- National Law Review published Sis-Boom-Bah: U.S. Supreme Court Rules That Cheerleader Uniform Design Elements May Be Eligible for Copyright Protection and Cheerleader Uniform Designs Protectable Under Copyright Act.
- TMZ posted Floyd Mayweather Blows Up at Cheer Judges.
- Outsports published Michigan State Cheerleader Found Solace in Sport After his Boyfriend’s Suicide.
- ESPN posted Coastal Carolina Cheerleading Suspended; Team Members Allegedly Acted as Escorts.
- WATE (ABC) reported Man Charged with Taking Photos of Girls at Sevierville Cheerleading Competition.
- University Press published The Everyday Life of a Cheerleader.
- The Advance-Titan posted Cheerleading Competitions Go Beyond Showing School Spirit.
- Her published Leave the Pom Poms at Home… Cheerleading is Serious Business in Ireland.
- The New York Post was busy, publishing Cheerleading has Evolved into a Billion-Dollar Business, As the Cheerleading Craze has Skyrocketed, so Have Injuries, and US Group Aims to Decrease Cheerleading Injuries.
It’s not too early to plan your summer! Regional Conventions are the place to be for Cheer & Dance Legality Official certification, we have an exclusive dance concentration at the Las Vegas location and check out these pre and post-convention add on’s below! Click here to register for the Regional Convention near you!:
- IMPACT (Integrity Motivates People and Cultures to Transform) leadership series for All Star Cheer and Dance Professionals
- Jump Start for emerging programs
- BOLT (Bettering Our Leaders of Tomorrow) activates young cheer and dance leaders to become strong peer role models who put team first
- MARCH (Males Advancing Respect, Character and Honor) a NEW program designed to build confident, strong, principled and energetic male leaders
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- Cheer Coaches – text USASFCheerCoach to 31996
- Dance Coaches – text USASFDanceCoach to 31996
- Family Members and Spectators – text CheerleadingWorlds or DanceWorlds to 31996
Tickets for the final round of competition in the following divisions will be sold through Ticketmaster. Tickets will go on sale the evening before finals. Click the links to order tickets for each session. Or, go to ticketmaster.com and search for The Cheerleading Worlds.
- Senior Large Coed: Sunday, April 30 at 10:00 am
- Senior Large All Girl: Sunday, April 30 at 8:30 pm
- Senior Small All Girl and Senior Medium All Girl: Monday, May 1 at 8:30 am
- International Open Small Coed Level 6; International Large Coed Level 6, Senior Small Coed: Monday, May 1 at 1:30 pm
- International Open Small Level 5; Senior Medium Coed: Monday, May 1 at 6:00 pm
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Worlds Performance Orders
The Cheerleading and Dance Worlds Performance Orders and other event details can be found by clicking here.
Tune in to CBS Sports!
The Cheerleading Worlds will be nationally televised on CBS Sports! Filming will take place during the Final rounds of competition for Senior Small, Senior Medium, Senior Small Coed, International Oped Small Coed 6 and International Open Large Coed 6. Stay tuned for air dates!
What’s All the Hype About? It’s Worlds!!
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Welcome to April. March came and went with USA Cheer Announcing the Junior Coed U. S. National Team and Nfinity introducing “Flyte”, calling it the ultimate stunt shoe. The biggest news of the month will likely turn out to be the Supreme Court ruling on uniforms, as reported by Associated Press, Bloomberg, LexisNexis, National Law Review,
- Garland Cheerleader With Down Syndrome Calls For Fair Shot & Garland Cheerleader Makes the Team; Paves Way for Special Needs Students (WFAA).
- NRL Teams Should Axe the Cheerleaders They Only Pick For Their Looks (The Sydney Morning Herald)
- Cheerleader With Disabilities Recognized During Voorhees High Senior Night (Hunterdon Review)
- How We Look at Cheerleading (Ithica.com)
- MSU Cheerleading Squad a Lifestyle of Athleticism (The State News)
- ISU Cheerleader No Longer Hears Sounds of Silence (WJBC)
- Cheerleading: How Hard Can it Be? (Islington Now)
- Fantastic Five to Represent UK in World Cheerleading Finals (Burnley Express)
- Cowboys Cheerleader Trainer Kitty Carter Dishes Out Criticism for a Living, and She’s Not Sorry (Dallas Observer)
- Adaptive Cheerleading Team Helps Girls With Disabilities Build Confidence (Fox 17)
- Cheerleaders Blaze a Path in Adapted Sports (KARE 11)
- Buffalo Envy Adaptive Cheer Program (WGRZ)
- Cheerleading Team Welcomes First Male Member this Year (The Ithican)
- Once Bullied for Being a Cheerleader, Dartmouth Coach is Aiming High (CBC News)
- ‘No-One Goes to See the Cheerleaders, They Go to See the Game’ – Backlash over Blues Using Dancers for Pre-Match Entertainment (TVNZ)
- 14-Year-Old Straight-A Cheerleader Killed as Log Rolls in Ore. Surf (KOMO)
Dear USASF Coach and Owner Members:
I hope this email finds you successfully surviving a busy 2016-17 competition season! In the midst of the busy-ness, we hope you’ll find some time to contribute to the USASF CommUNITY!
We’re building an online community full of articles, sample forms, informational resources and more that will launch this summer and we’d love for YOU to contribute and share ideas and tips with USASF members!
Keep reading for details – and submit your articles and sample forms starting today! Click here to submit content.
Content Ideas for Owners
- Employee Contracts
- Athlete Contracts
- Social Media etiquette
- Communication with Parents
- Setting Expectations
- Athlete Contracts
- Marketing Strategies
- Creating loyal fans
- Growing your program
- Creating an effective Booster Club
- Booster Club – Non Profit?
- Revenue Builders
- Fundraising Ideas
- Setting Expectations
- Employee Reviews
- Front Desk personnel
- Employee Contracts
- Running effective meetings
- Constructing a one year plan
- Managing time efficiently
- Planning b-day parties, banquets, performances, showcases
- Community outreach ideas
- Social Media policy
Content Ideas for Coaches
- When/when not to push your athletes
- Self motivation
- Pre-Comp Traditions
- Just for Fun
- Team Talks
- Setting Goals
- Building Trust
What Do I Do Next?
It’s simple! Choose as many topics from above as inspire you (or create your own) and submit articles to us! Click here to read all the details for submitting your content. Questions? Just reply to this email.
Your contribution to the CommUNITY will be beneficial to your fellow USASF members…THANK YOU for being a part of our new initiative!
USASF Executive Director, Communications and Dance
Congratulations to the newly elected members of the Cheer and Dance National Advisory Boards! Are you interested in serving on a NAB someday? Start by getting involved on your Regional Advisory Board. Contact your Regional Director for information.
In January we held web conferences by region to announce the launch of the National All Star Connection (The Connection) which is the pathway to USASF involvement for cheer and dance coaches and owners. We introduced you to the Region Leaders and let you know that more opportunity for input and collaboration would be coming. That opportunity is March 14 and 15!
Join your USASF Regional Director and your Connection Region Team Leaders for an interactive webinar. They’ll be facilitating information sharing and discussion about the topics YOU want to talk about!
Follow the links below to
- Register for the webinar in your region and
- submit questions about topics that are important to you.
West: 12:00PM PST | Midwest: 12:30PM CST
Southwest: 6:00PM CST | Southeast: 9:00PM EST
Northeast: 9:00PM EST
What would you like your Regional Director and Connection Region Leaders to discuss? Submit your ideas by March 10th.
Summer USASF Regional Conventions will be here before you know it, so get the date for your convention on your calendar today! Don’t forget the pre- and post-convention workshop opportunities for mentoring and leadership education and training for coaches, owners and athletes. Read more.
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