I have a feeling the next 12-18 months will be among the most turbulent our industry has seen since I got involved over 15 years ago. I haven’t figured out how to express all the reasons I think this is the case without causing drama, but I would advise everyone to strap on their seat belts because it’s going to be a bumpy ride. The good thing is, if all goes well, we’ll be in a better place in 18 months than we are now.
The combination of the NCATA and USA Cheer promoting different sport formats, the impact the new sport could have on traditional cheerleading, the USASF athlete membership requirement, and this being a year we vote on changes to the USASF rules means a lot is going on right now. Hopefully the conversations about these items and the decisions and actions taken will prove to be positive for the industry and our athletes.