USASF: Team With Exceptional Athletes Selected as National Team

Dear USASF Members:

Thanks to USA Cheer, the USASF was just granted the opportunity to send a team with Exceptional Athletes (formerly called Special Needs) to the International Cheer Union (ICU) World Cheerleading Championship in April of 2018 to represent the National Team for the USA!

In order to meet the timeline of this special invitation, an Exceptional Athletes Sub-Committee met to create an expedited selection process. The committee decided to award this opportunity to a team who already competes and who could adapt a routine to the ICU format and safety guidelines in time for the championship.

Congratulations to Maryland Twisters Eye of the Storm, who will represent The National Team for the USA at the 2018 ICU World Cheerleading Championship!

Moving forward, a process and system will be implemented to include more teams with Special Needs in the selection process. We will likely create a video submission program (similar to the current Worlds bid video program for teams with Exceptional Athletes) where a distinguished panel of judges will select the official team. Be on the look out for the 2019 US National Team information that should be released this Fall.

Qualify To Perform At Worlds, 2018

Teams with Exceptional Athletes still have the opportunity to submit videos to compete for 5 At Large bids to Exhibition at The Cheerleading Worlds, 2018. Don’t forget—videos are due no later than March 1, 2018. Click here to learn more!

USASF: Worlds Updates – February 6, 2018

The Cheerleading and Dance Worlds Championship History

The Cheerleading Worlds launched in 2004 and The Dance Worlds in 2007. This international phenomenon draws top talent from the four corners of the globe. Check out the Worlds Championship History here.

Who is going to Worlds?

The list of talented teams who have qualified for The Cheerleading and Dance World Championship is growing every week! See who earned bids.

Cheer Bid Recipients | Dance Bid Recipients

The Cheerleading Worlds Cup Race

View the standings for the Worlds Cup Race, where Level 5 and 6 cheer teams earn points towards Paid or At-Large Bids to The Cheerleading World Championship!

Junior Dance Qualification

Want to compete your Junior dance team at the 2018 USASF Dance World Championship? Earn a bid to compete in the Junior Dance division by submitting a video for qualification. Click here to learn more.

Video submission deadline: March 1, 2018.

Exceptional Athletes (formerly teams with Special Needs) 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 the 2018 Cheerleading and Dance Worlds. For more information, visit:

Cheer Video Submission | Dance Video Submission

Video submission deadline: March 1, 2018.