In Review – March 2018

March has come and gone so it’s now Daytona and Worlds month. Here’s the news that came with March:

USASF Cheer Rules and Age Grid 2018-19

Dear USASF Cheer Members:

The USASF Cheer Rules and Early Release Age Grid for the 2018-19 season is now available in your member profile. Please read this email for full details before logging in.

Based on broad member support, the greatest near term opportunities from the Growth Task Force process surfaced in the Age Grid in the form of new entry-level divisions with FUNdamentals and Novice. Additionally, the progression and revision in the All Star Prep and All Star Elite divisions create an easy to navigate path for cheer athletes of all ages and abilities to find a place to successfully grow in All Star. They are focused on increasing the numbers of athletes entering the sport at an earlier age and keeping them in the sport longer. The USASF will provide program owners with education, support, resources and marketing tools so that you can quickly and seamlessly integrate these new growth opportunities into your program.

All updates are available through your member profile, and here are a few specifics that members have asked about recently.

Now that new entry-level divisions (mentioned above) are in place, the Rules Committee, with full support of the Board of Directors, feels that the sport of All Star, and programs of all sizes, are ready to make the shift to increased bottom ages for some divisions. In addition, the XS Worlds Division will move to a maximum team size of 16, in line with the Olympic cheer initiative team sizes. Importantly, the Worlds Advisory Board will review all aspects of the XS Division at Worlds after the 2018 event occurs in April to help determine eligibility and participation in XS at Worlds going forward.

We hope you can join us on Feb 20th. We look forward to growing All Star with you!

USASF Cheer Rules and Age Grid Webinar | Tuesday, February 20, 2018

  • Choose from: 12:00PM EST, 3:00PM EST, 8:00PM EST
  • Register (via the Connection) and select the time that works best for you.
  • After registering, you’ll receive a confirmation email with information about how to join the webinar.
  • Unable to attend? The webinars will be recorded and available to members in your member profile.

Access the 2018-19 Cheer Rules & Early Release Age Grid

  1. Log in to your member profile at USASF.net
  2. In the drop down menu in the top right corner, select “Visit USASF Rules & Safety Site”
  3. On the Rules site, select “New” from either Cheer Age Grid or Cheer Rules in the menu bar.

Note: as a courtesy to owners and coaches, athletes will not have access to the 2018-19 rules until March.

USASF Cheer Rules and Age Grid 2018-19 Coming Your Way

Dear USASF Cheer Members:

The USASF Cheer Rules and Age Grid for the 2018-19 season will be available in your member profile on February 15th. While this is a non-rules-change year, there are some new opportunities offered in the Age Grid that will be helpful to all programs – new or established; small or large. Please read the entirety of this message to be fully informed.

2018-19 Cheer Rules & Safety: Big Picture

Several webinars will take place on February 20th offering members further education and information. Look for information coming your way Thursday.

USASF: Cheer & Dance Updates

Cheer Credentialing Update

Cheer Coach Credentialing has been updated in the database. Please log into your coach profile and review the credentials that appear on your dashboard. If your dashboard does not display credentials or you believe the data that is showing is incorrect, follow this link and let us know.

Dance Rules & Policy Change Suggestions

Dance coaches and owners, have suggestions for existing rules? The 2018-19 Dance Rules & Policy Change Form is now available. We’d love to hear from you.

Policy change submission deadline: March 1, 2018.

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: Is this Legal? | Dance: Is this Legal?

USASF Cheer Rules and Age Grid Update – 2018-19

Dear USASF Cheer Members:

We are very excited to unveil all of the hard work by our membership with the creation of our 2018-2019 Cheer Safety Rules and Age Grid. The new opportunities that will be available to you to grow your program and All Star are a direct result of research data, member involvement and feedback. The next few weeks will be filled with a lot of information to get you ready for your best season yet in 2018-2019!

Important dates:

  • February 15, 2018 – 2018-2019 Cheer Rules and Age Grid will be available at member profile login
  • February 20, 2018 – Member Webinars to review the Cheer Rules and Age Grid

Get ready to grow!

USASF: Cheer & Dance Rules and Video Glossary

The USASF is thrilled to announce a brand new resource for members! You now have access to an exclusive 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, go to the drop down menu in the top right corner, select “Visit USASF Rules Video Library” and start clicking!

USASF: Establishment of Growth Task Forces

The USASF has established six Board level Growth Task Forces to consider barriers to growth for All Star Cheer and to recommend strategies for growth based on research findings. The six Task Forces are:

  • Image and Appearance
  • Cost
  • Rules
  • Scoring
  • Time Commitment
  • DI/DII

Click here to learn more.

USASF: How Well Do You Know Your Cheer and Dance Rules?

The USASF Rules teams have created a series of questions, quizzes, and clarifications for you to determine how well you know your cheer and dance rules. Subscribe to the USASF Rules updates and receive notifications by email.

USASF Cheer and Dance Rules are Posted

Dear USASF Program Owner and Coach Members:

The USASF Rules are created by committees comprised of coaches, event producers, legality officials and rules experts, and represent the most current and authoritative set of safety guidelines for the protection of All Star athletes. By choosing to be members of the USASF, event producers and programs together commit to train and compete All Star athletes utilizing these best known safety practices.

The USASF safety guidelines are created as a benefit of membership, and will now only be available for use by USASF event producer and program members.

For easy access to the 2017-18 USASF Cheer and Dance Rules:

  1. Log into your USASF Member Profile
  2. In the top right hand corner, look for your name and a drop-down menu that links to the rules
  3. You will be able to view, download and/or print a PDF version of the rules

USASF: Cheer and Dance Rules Available September 6th

Dear USASF Members:

Recent clarifications made to the 2017-18 USASF Cheer and Dance rules are nearing completion and will be available to you on September 6th by logging into your USASF member profile.

If you haven’t already, log in to renew your USASF Membership. For help with how to log in or for additional support, click here.