The USASF is proud to announce the athletes selected to serve on the newly formed USASF Athlete Advisory Council. The Athlete Advisory Council is comprised of athletes who completed the USASF Leadership Workshops and are selected through an application process overseen by the National Advisory Board. The role of the Athlete Advisory Council is to provide the Cheer and Dance National Advisory Board with insight and input solely from the athlete perspective. Click here to meet the athletes and learn more!
Results are in! The National Advisory Board is democratically elected to support athletes and members by addressing emerging issues of broad potential impact and developing policies for the organization when needed.
In 2019, the Cheer and Dance National Advisory Boards were combined to one NAB in an effort to streamline conversations and planning that affect both cheer and dance while allowing for separate conversations that are relevant to one or the other. Click here to see the initiatives and programs that have been developed through the work of the NAB and to meet your representatives!
BAND is a leading group communication app that makes it easier to stay on the same page. The sponsorship will launch at The Cheerleading and Dance Worlds in April, 2019, where the Band app will serve as a communications and customer relations tool for coaches and fans, and where Band will be recognized as a co-sponsor of the USASF Cheer Abilities and Dance Abilities Gala. Find out more how the BAND communication service offers coaches and parents an uncluttered space for communication.
The USASF is considering adding a Level 6 Credentialing course in Orlando the Thursday before Worlds. The final determination on whether or not the course will be held will be based on the number of coaches registered by Monday, April 8th.
- WHEN – Thursday, April 25th, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- WHERE – Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
- COST – $500; which includes the $30 building test fee
Level 6 requires an in-person, educational course prior to taking the practical test.
- Completion of Baseline Credentialing (American Sports Education Courses & Positive Coaching Alliance Double Goal Coach Course)
- Being credentialed to Level 5 in Building and Tumbling
- Completion of the Level 6 Written Test. The written test will be unlocked after the credentialing candidate completes Baseline Credentialing, Levels 1-5, and registers for the L6 course
All of these requirements can and should be completed prior to attending the Level 6 course. If you have any questions regarding Level 6 credentialing, contact Andre Carter. To register for the L6 credentialing course, please click here.
If you have any questions regarding Level 1-5 credentialing or Baseline credentialing, please contact Shauna Holm.
The recording of the webinar presentation that shared a broader understanding of the 2019-2020 Athletic Performance Standards for cheer is available now on USASF.net.
If you missed it the first time, please watch and share with your parents and athletes. Watching the full webinar will allow you to be well-informed and aware of this important time in All Star.
Click here to watch the recording.
As you know, the USASF trains and certifies Legality Officials each year based on the All Star season. We have just released the dates and locations for the 2019-2020 event season!
Click here to learn more about the upcoming certifications. We look forward to seeing you there!
The USASF announced the CheerABILITIES & DanceABILITIES teams that will be performing at Worlds.
- Cheer Central Suns Super Novas
- Buffalo Envy Extraordinary
- Maryland Twisters Eye of the Storm
- Reign Athletics Dynasty
- Rockstar Columbia Cinderella
- Midwest Cheer Elite Xenia Thrill Squad
- Pro Spirit Lucky Stars
- Kinetic Kids Platinum Dancers
The USASF announced the Junior teams that have been awarded At Large bids to Worlds:
- Dancers Edge – Jr. Small (Jazz)
- Dollhouse Dance Factory (Hip Hop)
- Dancin Bluebonnets (Jazz)
- Strut – Jr. Coed (Pom)
- Pittsburgh Poison – Dart Frogs( Hip Hop)
- Studio 22 (Jazz)
The Cheerleading Worlds Club Scoring Now Available
A final version of the 2019 Worlds Score System is now available. Click here for the Club Divisions score sheet and deductions explanations.
For rules, scoring and information regarding the IASF Divisions at Worlds, visit www.iasfworlds.com.
Who is Going to Worlds?
The list of talented teams who have qualified for The Cheerleading and Dance World Championship is growing every week! See who earned bids.
The Cheerleading Worlds Cup Race
View the standings for the Worlds Cup Race, where Level 5 and 6 cheer teams earn points towards Paid or At-Large Bids to The Cheerleading World Championship!
Worlds Championship History
The Cheerleading Worlds launched in 2004 and The Dance Worlds in 2007. This international phenomenon draws top talent from the four corners of the globe. Check out the Worlds Championship History here.
The Dance Worlds Important Reminders
To learn about the differences in scoring, routine advancement and other nuances between the Senior divisions and the Open & Junior divisions at The Dance Worlds, click here.
The USASF Disciplinary Committee has posted its report of member non-compliance concerns that were addressed in February. Reports will be posted each month during the 2018-19 season.
March is National Cheerleading Safety Month. Spread the word about cheerleading safety and make sure your cheer program follows recognized progressions and safety rules. Visit CheerSafe.org to learn more!
- Be sure your certifications are up to date
- Review your Emergency Action Plan
- Pledge to cheer safety
Coming to a city near you! Nine cities will be host to the incredible opportunity to develop the leader within you during the BOLT, MARCH and IMPACT workshops. See what it’s all about, click here.
The polls have closed, but the information was included in the USASF’s March newsletter.
Be sure to cast your ballot before the polls close at 11:59 pm on Wednesday, March 6th. Emails were sent to all eligible voters last Wednesday and reminders were sent earlier this week. If you cannot find your ballot, search for emails from:
Amy Clark via SurveyMonkey <[email protected]>.