USASF: Additional At Large Worlds bid in the IASF Non-Tumbling Cheer Divisions Available!

Dear USASF Members:

The International All Star Federation (IASF) recently released new, non-tumbling cheer divisions for the 2018-19 season. To support these new divisions and to give more opportunity to programs, these provisional, Level 5, non-tumbling divisions were selected to be offered at the 2019 Worlds.

Each Worlds bid event will have the opportunity to offer one At Large Worlds bid in the IASF Non-Tumbling Cheer Divisions, in addition to any other bids they are eligible to offer. Our shared goal is to give more opportunities to programs that will help build participation at Worlds internationally.

Programs are encouraged to be in contact with event producers that award Worlds Bids to find out if these new IASF non-tumbling divisions will be offered.

USASF: XS Divisions at The Cheerleading Worlds

Dear USASF Program Owners and Coaches:

The Cheer Worlds Advisory Board met to discuss next steps and to send recommendations to the Board of Directors for Sr. Extra Small (SXS) and Sr. Extra Small Coed (SXSC) divisions at Worlds. After discussing successes and challenges for these divisions at Worlds, 2018, they considered whether the divisions should

  1. be kept with limitations,
  2. be kept and open to every program, or
  3. be discontinued.

After reviewing input from the WAB, The Board agreed that the best interest of all gyms would be well served by continuing the SXS and SXSC divisions at Worlds, and by opening participation in those divisions to all programs, as is consistent with all other divisions at Worlds.

The continuation of the SXS and SXSC Divisions, along with the existing Club Divisions and the three new Senior Open Divisions (announced earlier this year), will provide opportunities for programs to effectively build Worlds teams to the strengths within their programs.

Click Here for a listing of all Club Divisions for Worlds, 2019. A complete list that includes International Divisions will be made available as soon as announced by the IASF.

Questions? Please log in to The Connection and post in the Sr. Extra Small discussion thread. Haven’t visited The Connection yet? Here’s how:

Join the Webinar:
We’ll be hosting an informational webinar about Worlds Divisions on Thursday, May 24, 2018 2:00 PM EDT:

Register for the Worlds 2019 Division Overview

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

USASF Worlds Updates – January 17, 2018

Dance Worlds Resource

If you have any question as to which category (Jazz or Contemporary/Lyrical) you should register your routine in at any USASF Sanctioned Event, and especially if you’re competing for a bid to The Dance World Championship, submit a Jazz and Contemporary/Lyrical Designation Form at least one week prior to any sanctioned event. Our evaluation staff will review and advise.

Teams With Special Needs Qualification

Any Team with Special Needs that would like to receive a bid to perform at the 2018 Cheerleading and Dance Worlds may submit a video for qualification. Up to five (5) Cheer teams and up to five (5) Dance teams will be selected to receive “At Large” bids to perform at Worlds. Video submission deadline: March 1, 2018.

Cheer Video Submission | Dance Video Submission

Junior Dance Qualification

Any U.S. Junior (JD) dance team that would like to receive a 2018 USASF Dance World Championship bid to compete in the Junior Dance division may submit a video for qualification. Up to 6 U.S. teams (limited to one team per program) are selected to receive “At Large” bids in the Junior Dance Division. Video submission deadline: March 1, 2018. Click here to learn more.

USASF: Worlds Updates

Cheer Worlds Scoring

The draft version of the 2018 Cheerleading Worlds scoring system for Club Divisions is now available. For international divisions, please visit the IASF website.

Teams With Special Needs

Any Team with Special Needs that would like to receive a bid to perform at the 2018 Cheerleading and Dance Worlds may submit a video for qualification. Up to five (5) Cheer teams and up to five (5) Dance teams will be selected to receive “At Large” bids to perform at Worlds. Video submission deadline: March 1, 2018.

CHEER Video Submission | DANCE Video Submission

USASF: Worlds Announcement for Teams With Special Needs

Any Team with Special Needs that would like to receive a bid to perform at the 2018 Cheerleading and Dance Worlds may submit a video for qualification. Five (5) Cheer teams and five (5) Dance teams will be selected to receive “At Large” bids to perform at Worlds. Video submission deadline: March 1, 2018.

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: 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 Cheer and Dance Member Updates – February 2017

Cheer & Dance Updates

Scholarship Opportunities – USASF Scholarships are available to young athletes to help offset expenses associated with participating with USASF member programs. Share the opportunities with your athletes! Deadline to apply is March 1, 2017

Are These Dates On Your Calendar Yet? – Plan ahead and connect with USASF members at a USASF Regional Convention this summer!

Who Is Going to Worlds ? – Check out the list of talented teams who have qualified for The Cheerleading and Dance World Championship! The list is growing every week!

Is This Legal? – Don’t risk legality points at an event when you could have your skill reviewed before you compete and know if it’s legal or not!

Cheer Updates

Cheer Rules Overview – If you haven’t registered yet, please join us on Thursday, February 2nd at 1pm EST, 12pm CST, 10am PST for a webinar to review the 2017-18 Cheer Rules, Age Grid and Program Definition.

You must register for the webinar, as space is limited.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. If you have questions after having reviewed the new Cheer Rules documents, you can submit them online prior to the webinar.

Cheer Worlds Cup Race – Check out the standings for the Worlds Cup Race, the newest opportunity for Level 5 and 6 cheer teams to earn their way to The Cheerleading World Championship!

Dance Updates

Submit Your Proposal – Do you have an idea for a Dance Rule Change? Submit your proposal here. Deadline for submission is March 1, 2017.

Category Designation – The Contemporary/Lyrical category is being offered for the second season at USASF Sanctioned Events, and for the FIRST time at The Dance Worlds in 2017. If you have any question as to which category you should register your routine at any USASF Sanctioned Event, and especially if you’re competing for a bid to The Dance World Championship, please submit a form at least one week prior to any sanctioned event. Our evaluation staff will review and advise.

Dance Worlds Junior Video Qualification – Six deserving U.S. teams will be awarded At Large bids to compete in the Jr. Dance Division at The Dance Worlds! If your team wants to apply for qualification, read all the details here. Deadline for submission is March 1, 2017.