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!
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
- Time Commitment
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.
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:
- Log into your USASF Member Profile
- In the top right hand corner, look for your name and a drop-down menu that links to the rules
- You will be able to view, download and/or print a PDF version of the rules
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.
The USASF Cheer Rules Team has compiled a list of Legality Violations by level as reported by the USASF Legality Official onsite at USASF Sanctioned Events. This can be a wonderful resource for you to not only see what areas the violations are occurring, but to go back to the rules and review for your own teams/skills routines.
As always, when in doubt about the legality of a skill, members are encouraged to submit a video for review.
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 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!
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.