Given we haven’t posted many articles this year this is probably already assumed, but in case it is not I believe Spirit Post has retired. We don’t anticipate taking down anything that has already been posted, I just don’t anticipate any more posts coming. Thank you for your support over the past 15 years.
On July 20, 2021 the International Cheer Union (ICU) announced (Press Release) it has been granted full recognition status by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Below is the ICU President Jeff Webb discussing the announcement on Good Morning America.
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
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
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!
Earlier this week Varsity updated their Summit 2021 Frequently Asked Questions document. Highlights include: ALL bid recipients to the 2020 Summit Championships in the Junior and Senior divisions (Paid, At-Large and Wild Card) will be eligible to compete at the 2021 Summit Championships with a WILD CARD bid. Page 1 All teams using a bid… Continue reading Varsity: Summit 2021 FAQs Update
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
Personal Development & Leadership Training coming to you Virtually! Now is the time to invest in yourself! The IMPACT Leadership Workshop, designed for All Star Professionals like yourself, has been redesigned to be even more accessible and affordable!. Developed by the IMPACT Leadership team, you will be taken through a series of introspective lessons designed to… Continue reading USASF: Personal Development Has Gone Virtual
Since publishing Season Ending Update II a couple weeks ago the International Cheer Union (ICU) and IASF have cancelled their World Championships and Varsity cancelled the combined Summit event mentioned in that second update. To our knowledge there are no in person cheer or dance competitions remaining scheduled as part of the 2019-2020 season.
Since publishing our Season Ending Update, USASF has announced Worlds 2020 is cancelled, but IASF is continuing to considering having the International teams compete in the fall with the ICU Championship. Varsity announced a “One of a Kind” Summit that will combine or replace The Summit, D2 Summit, Dance Summit, and The US Finals. The… Continue reading Season Ending Update II
The past week contained several updates to end of the season events. Worlds (Update Page) Plan is to reschedule for late June Will provide update by Friday, April 24th Would consider virtual championship before being rescheduled to July or later Summit(s) (Update Page) Plan is to reschedule for late June Will provide update by April… Continue reading Season Ending Update
At USASF and IASF, nothing is more important to us than the safety of the athletes, coaches, friends and families that attend our Worlds events. We are closely monitoring the potential impact the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), may have on upcoming Cheerleading and Dance Worlds events and will continue to make decisions based on recommendations… Continue reading USASF: Worlds Events Concerning Outbreak