USASF and IASF World Championship Clarification

To all USASF Members:  We are aware of the recent announcement by IASF concerning the World Championship and the potential for a date in September along with virtual, in person and hybrid options. This announcement does not change ANYTHING for our 2021 Cheerleading and Dance Worlds event in May. Specifically: All U.S. and non-U.S. teams can… Continue reading USASF and IASF World Championship Clarification

WDYT: Missed Connection

Scenario: During the pyramid section the connection between a bracer and flipper is not made. Both are in the air and reach for each other, but don’t connect. The flip is illegal as performed due to not having a bracer.  What should factor into whether it is a deduction or not? When, if ever, should… Continue reading WDYT: Missed Connection

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Letter to USASF members from the Board of Directors

To all USASF members: This letter contains important updates from the Board of Directors on our athlete protection policies as well as plans and activities for competitive club cheer and dance in 2021. Following a challenging year for all of us due to the pandemic, we begin to think about a more normalized environment for… Continue reading Letter to USASF members from the Board of Directors

Reviewing the Reviews

I recently worked an in person event as the Scoring and Deduction review person. Review requests were submitted via online form so I decided to go back and look at the basis provided for the Legality challenges. There were 63 total, how many do you think fell in each category? USASF Ruling This group said… Continue reading Reviewing the Reviews

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In Review – January 2021

The news of January is centered around uncertainty with upcoming event. Worlds and several other events at Disney World have been rescheduled. Dance Worlds is now May 6-7, 2021 Cheer Worlds is now May 8-10, 2021 NCA All-Star Nationals has gone virtual.

USASF: New Ways To Earn a Bid to Worlds 2021!

While the 2020-21 All Star competition season will look unlike any other, we turn optimistically toward the future as plans for The Cheerleading and Dance World Championship™ continue with an eye on celebrating the beauty, athleticism, diversity, lifelong learning and passion that we share in the All Star community. And so, another opportunity for teams… Continue reading USASF: New Ways To Earn a Bid to Worlds 2021!

WDYT: Illegal Stunt

This is the first of a couple What Do You Think questions I’m going to pose. Scenario: During the stunt section 1 group performs an illegal skill.  What should factor into whether it is a deduction or not? When, if ever, should a penalty be assessed? What do you think and why?

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Disney Shuffle

There have been several recent announcements revising the dates of many cheer and dance events held at Walt Disney World. Announced Dates & Order of Events April 16-17 – Quest April 17-18 – UCA All Star April 22-23 – UDA High School April 23-25 – UCA High School April 27-28 – UCA & UDA College… Continue reading Disney Shuffle

In Review – December 2020

Happy New Year! Here’s some of the news from December. Jeff Webb Steps Down as Chairman of Varsity Spirit – Will Still Play a Role in Cheer World via Commercial Appeal.  A Huge Slap in the Face’: Frustrations Grow Over Cheerleading’s Mishandled Sexual Misconduct Cases via USA Today.

In Review – November 2020

Welcome to December. Here’s the news we found for November. Cheerleaders’ Campaign Wins Government Approval of Covid-19 Measures via SW Londoner. USA Cheer Launches Nationwide Membership Initiative via USA Cheer. The College Athletes Who Are Allowed to Make Big Bucks: Cheerleaders via New York Times.

In Review – October 2020

Welcome to November. Here’s a little of the news from October: Bain Capital’s Cheerleading Investment Gets Ugly via Axios. Former Titans Cheerleader Dies From Injuries in ‘Horrific’ Car Wreck via Tennessean. Internal Audit Finds ‘Structural and Cultural Failure’ in UK Cheerleading via LEX18. Nicholas Stoll: Cheer Isn’t an NCAA Sport, and Title IX Just Might… Continue reading In Review – October 2020