Observations After Independence Day

Thanks to Independence Weekend there wasn’t much going on in the cheer and dance world during the last week. I spent the weekend with several people in the industry including all star coaches, college coaches, event producers, and affiliates and had a conversation about whether or not it was worth going to a USASF Regional Meeting. The main reasons not to were the cost and being away from their home and business for a couple days, but overall the group thought it was worthwhile if you decided to go and make a legitimate attempt to particiapate. Basically you’ll get out of it what you put in, so if you go with an open mind, listen to the speakers, hear what’s going on with the industry, meet new people, and reconnect with some you already know, the meeting is worth the time and money. If you are going to skip several sessions and the networking opportunities, you probably won’t get enough from it to make it worthwhile.

On that note, I’m scheduled to be at all the regional meeting so feel free to say hi if you see me. I’ll be in the Level 6, rules, and scoring sessions.

Miscellaneous

USASF LogoThe first public draft of the Universal Score Sheet is now available on USASFRules.com. The Universal Score Sheet will be discussed at each regional meeting and has been added to the Spirit Company DropBox.

The schedule for the Atlanta meeting is available on USASF.net and the Spirit Company DropBox.

The results from the European Cheer Union Championships have been posted on europeancheerunion.com.

American Cheerleader – The Movie was announced by the magazine. More information, including preorder details, is available on americancheerleadermovie.com.

UCA posted the score sheets that will be used in school and recreational divisions on Varsity.com. New this year is a separate deductions sheet.

Good luck to everyone at Future Cheer Nationals, one of the largest in the United Kingdom, taking place this weekend.

OverStretch – July 9, 2014