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: We’re Building the USASF CommUNITY and Need Your Help!

Dear USASF Coach and Owner Members:

I hope this email finds you successfully surviving a busy 2016-17 competition season! In the midst of the busy-ness, we hope you’ll find some time to contribute to the USASF CommUNITY!

We’re building an online community full of articles, sample forms, informational resources and more that will launch this summer and we’d love for YOU to contribute and share ideas and tips with USASF members!

Keep reading for details – and submit your articles and sample forms starting today!  Click here to submit content.

Content Ideas for Owners

File Sharing

  • Employee Contracts
  • Athlete Contracts
  • Social Media etiquette

Parents

  • Communication with Parents
  • Setting Expectations
  • Athlete Contracts

Marketing

  • Marketing Strategies
  • Creating loyal fans
  • Growing your program

Financial

  • Creating an effective Booster Club
  • Booster Club – Non Profit?
  • Revenue Builders
  • Fundraising Ideas

Personnel

  • Hiring
  • Communication
  • Setting Expectations
  • Employee Reviews
  • Front Desk personnel
  • Employee Contracts

Management

  • Running effective meetings
  • Constructing a one year plan
  • Managing time efficiently
  • Planning b-­day parties, banquets, performances, showcases
  • Community outreach ideas
  • Social Media policy

Content Ideas for Coaches

Motivation

  • When/when not to push your athletes
  • Self motivation
  • Accountability
  • Pre-Comp Traditions

Conditioning

  • Strength
  • Stamina
  • Stretching

Team Building

  • Just for Fun
  • Team Talks
  • Setting Goals
  • Building Trust
  • Commitment

What Do I Do Next?

It’s simple! Choose as many topics from above as inspire you (or create your own) and submit articles to us! Click here to read all the details for submitting your content. Questions? Just reply to this email.

Your contribution to the CommUNITY will be beneficial to your fellow USASF members…THANK YOU for being a part of our new initiative!

Most Sincerely,

Lynn Singer

USASF Executive Director, Communications and Dance

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: Make the USASF Connection

In January we held web conferences by region to announce the launch of the National All Star Connection (The Connection) which is the pathway to USASF involvement for cheer and dance coaches and owners. We introduced you to the Region Leaders and let you know that more opportunity for input and collaboration would be coming. That opportunity is March 14 and 15!

Join your USASF Regional Director and your Connection Region Team Leaders for an interactive webinar. They’ll be facilitating information sharing and discussion about the topics YOU want to talk about!

Follow the links below to

  1. Register for the webinar in your region and
  2. submit questions about topics that are important to you.

March 14th

West: 12:00PM PST   |   Midwest: 12:30PM CST

Southwest: 6:00PM CST   |   Southeast: 9:00PM EST

March 15th

Northeast: 9:00PM EST

What would you like your Regional Director and Connection Region Leaders to discuss? Submit your ideas by March 10th.

USASF: 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.

USASF: Submit Your Proposal

Do you have an idea for a Dance Rule Change? Submit your proposal here.

Deadline for submission is March 1, 2017.

USASF: Are You Election Ready?

Cheer & Dance National Advisory Board elections are coming up! If you’re a current USASF Professional Member and your email address is accurate in your member profile, you’ll receive the ballot to vote for coaches in your region! Remind your co-coaches to update their profiles!

USASF: Legality Violations by Level

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.

USASF: Are You Using the Most Recent Copy of the USASF Dance Rules?

Clarifications from post summer training were reflected in the 8/22/2016 draft. However, the rules have been reformatted and cleaned up a bit (no changes / no clarifications) for improved user experience and released on 11/1/16.

USASF Dance Rules