USASF: New Ways to Connect With the USASF in 2018

For the past several years, the USASF has held Regional Conventions as an educational and community-building opportunity for coaches and owners. Attendees networked with each other, learned from a variety of speakers, earned their coach credentials, and received hands-on education related to rules.

Each year, USASF staff reviewed the successes and challenges to prepare for the following season. While the conventions were an extremely beneficial experience for the attendees, only 16% of member coaches and owners were able to attend. Cost, travel and scheduling conflicts kept participation low.

We had the hard conversation that we were investing a lot of resources and time but only reaching a small percentage of membership. What could we do with those same resources to make information and tools easily accessible to the majority of our members? We’ve got three opportunities in the works:

National Meeting

Rather than dilute the experience across five Regional Conventions, the USASF will conduct one National Meeting in 2018. Mark your calendars for August 10-12, and plan to be in Dallas, TX for a brand new meeting experience! The meeting takes place on the 10th and 11th, and includes a special All Star celebration Friday night. Make plans to stay, and have your athletes join you on Sunday, for coach and athlete leadership training. Cheer and Dance Legality Official training will also occur during this weekend. So, block these dates and stay tuned for details!

Online Resources

Online accessibility to many of the same opportunities that were presented in person at conventions brings the USASF directly to all members! Our first online resource is the launch of the Rules & Safety Video Library that illustrates nearly every Rule and Glossary term for the USASF Cheer & Dance Rules & Safety Guidelines.

Do you ever ask yourself “what exactly does that rule mean?” Just click the links and we’ll show you! Log in to your USASF member profile, then go to the drop down menu in the top right corner, select “Visit USASF Rules Video Library” and start clicking! Stay tuned for additional online resources to be introduced soon and regularly!

Partnering

USASF has already been partnering with our event producer members at their events and conferences to offer Cheer Coach Credentialing, Legality Official training, Leadership classes and education about USASF programs and initiatives. We will continue, and expand, these partnerships in an ongoing effort to reach more members.

Join Us!

Connect with the USASF in all the ways that are convenient to YOU! Attend the National Meeting, access our growing library of online resources, and support the events and conferences hosted by our event producer members. Wherever you are, we’ll meet you there!

USASF: Help us Help you at Regional Conventions!

We need your input!  Can you spare 3 minutes?

The USASF is thrilled to offer several classes on the subject of attracting new clients and client retention this summer at the USASF Regional Conventions. We want to be sure our curriculum shares current successful marketing strategies and retention rates in All Star, and your input will help us in those efforts.

All information will be considered confidential and will not be shared.

Again, thank you for taking the time to provide your input.

Deadline to respond: Wednesday, May 31st.

Click here to take this brief survey.

USASF: Athlete Leadership Programs

Dear USASF Coaches and Owners:

Please forward this email to your parents and athletes, and encourage attendance at USASF leadership programs this summer!

BOLT (Bettering Our Leaders of Tomorrow) activates young female 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.

Athletes who complete this exclusive training and the associated give-back project in their program are eligible to apply to attend the Regional Advisory Board meeting in their region the following summer. Get plugged in to the USASF as an athlete and grow with us!

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USASF Regional Convention Workshops

USASF Regional Conventions – Pre-and Post-Convention Workshops

Because you asked for it again this year! Don’t miss the pre- and post-convention workshops for coaches, owners and athletes!

Extend your Regional Convention experience with these opportunities:

  • IMPACT (Integrity Motivates People and Cultures to Transform) leadership series for All Star Cheer and Dance Coaches and Owners
  • J.U.M.P. Start Growth and management strategies for owners of new and emerging programs
  • BOLT (Bettering Our Leaders of Tomorrow) activates young female 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

USASF Regional Convention Registration Now Open!

USASF Regional Conventions – It’s Time to Register!

We hope you’ve Saved the Date for the USASF Regional Convention near you this summer, because Registration is officially OPEN, and ALL of the class descriptions are available online!

New This Year

Dance specific classes and and Level 6 Cheer Credentialing are available ONLY at the West Regional Convention in Las Vegas.

Register for a USASF Regional Convention now! Spring Special: $150 ~ Register by May 30th.

Note: Hotel reservations must be made directly with the hotel, separate from your Convention registration. Look for the appropriate link on the Convention page.

Legality Official Training

Cheer and Dance Legality Official Training will be offered at all five Regional Convention locations. Get cheer and dance certified for the price of one certification! Click here for details.

Don’t Miss These Extras

We’re continuing last year’s pre-and post-convention workshops for coaches, owners and athletes! Extend your Regional Convention experience with:

  • BOLT and MARCH leadership training for athletes
  • IMPACT leadership training for coaches and owners
  • A free JUMPstart session for new and growing programs to connect with mentors and share ideas
  • Regional Connect session on Sunday to discuss relevant topics to your region with Connection leaders

Don’t Delay. Register Today!

Spring Special: $150 through May 30th! (Full Price $200)

USASF Now!

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

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 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.