In Review – March 2017

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,

USASF: We’re Building the USASF CommUNITY and Need Your Help!

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

File Sharing

  • 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


  • Hiring
  • Communication
  • 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
  • Accountability
  • Pre-Comp Traditions


  • Strength
  • Stamina
  • Stretching

Team Building

  • Just for Fun
  • Team Talks
  • Setting Goals
  • Building Trust
  • Commitment

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!

Most Sincerely,

Lynn Singer

USASF Executive Director, Communications and Dance

USASF: The National Advisory Boards Have Been Elected!

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.

Cheer National Advisory Board  |  Dance National Advisory Board

USASF: Make the USASF Connection

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

  1. Register for the webinar in your region and
  2. submit questions about topics that are important to you.

March 14th

West: 12:00PM PST   |   Midwest: 12:30PM CST

Southwest: 6:00PM CST   |   Southeast: 9:00PM EST

March 15th

Northeast: 9:00PM EST

What would you like your Regional Director and Connection Region Leaders to discuss? Submit your ideas by March 10th.

USASF: Save the Date!

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.

USASF: Congratulations to the Cheerleading and Dance Worlds Bid Recipients

USASF published the list of Cheerleading and Dance Worlds bids recipients.

Cheerleading Worlds Bid Recipients | Dance Worlds Bid Recipients

USASF: Watch Worlds Live!

Even if you’re not in Orlando, you won’t miss a minute of the action from The Cheerleading and Dance World Championship when you subscribe to the live stream available exclusively on FloCheer! Tune in for performances from every cheer and dance venue, special features, stories, interviews, results and more!

Sign up for Live Stream Now!

USASF: Cheer Rules Webinar

Questions about 2017-18 Cheer Rules, Check out the recently posted webinar recording of the 2017-18 Cheer Rules, Program Definition and Age Grid explanations. Log in to your member profile, navigate to Member Resources and click Webinars.

USASF: It’s National Cheerleading Safety Month!

This month is your perfect opportunity to spread the word about cheerleading safety and to make sure your program follows recognized progressions and safety rules. Click here to take the iCheerSafe Pledge, learn about certifications, review your emergency plan and spread the word about safety in cheer!

In Review – February 2017

February came and went along with some of the largest events in our industry. The most tragic news of the month was the fatal plane crash in California involving a small group returning from a cheerleading competition (Washington Post, ABC, People). Here’s the other news you may have missed: