Small Gyms Recommendation

Here is a little insight on the discussion leading up to the new small gym divisions in the Southwest. Please note that email addresses and one person’s name have been removed. From: John Newby To: Jim Chadwick Date: 8/28/07 Subject: Recommendation – small gyms Jim, Although the intentions of our quick proposal for small gyms… Continue reading Small Gyms Recommendation

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New Small Gym Divisions in the Southwest Region

On September 6th the USASF made the following announcement: The USASF announces an immediate and limited addition to its divisional structure for the 2007-2008 season. NEW FOR 2007-2008: USASF member event producers conducting events in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, New Mexico and Arkansas (Southwest Region) will be permitted to offer the specific “small gym” divisions listed… Continue reading New Small Gym Divisions in the Southwest Region

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Varsity Family Plan

From the UCA All-Star/Varsity Family Plan Director, Scott Cole: All Star Gym Owner/Director, We are excited to announce the new Varsity Family Plan- Roll Over for Small Gyms. This exciting new feature will enable gyms of all sizes to take advantage of the Varsity Family Plan. Attached is an informational document containing complete details of… Continue reading Varsity Family Plan

We Are the Champions?

In the early to mid 90s a now defunct coed All*Star team known as Pro Cheer went to Dallas and won in their first year in existence. Shortly after that the Senior division was split into 2, Senior All Girl and Senior Coed, because the powers that be no longer felt is was fair to… Continue reading We Are the Champions?

No More Spring Floors

Beginning with the 2007-2008 season, schools following National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) guidelines, which includes most junior high and high schools, will not be allowed to perform or compete on spring floors. This rule was implemented as a safety measure preventing schools from using height increasing apparatus. Please visit the NFHS website… Continue reading No More Spring Floors

USASF Rules Change II

The USASF sent the following email to event producers on Thursday, July 19, 2007: Dear USASF Member Event Producer: As many of you know, there has been a great deal of discussion regarding the “International Open Cheer” divisions being offered for the 2008 Worlds event and the recent decision in June to restrict team sizes… Continue reading USASF Rules Change II

First Worlds Bid

The first bids to Worlds for the 2007-2008 season were handed out at the Future Cheer Brighton International Championship. The Ascension Eagles All-Girl team earned a Partial-Paid bid, while the Goldstar Galaxy and Ascension Eagles’ Co-Ed team earned At-Large bids. In Dance, Goldstar Galaxy earned a Partial-Paid and Angels Dance Academy Dark Angels earned an… Continue reading First Worlds Bid

USASF Rules Change

The USASF has handed down the following changes for 2008. We will no longer allow the pass down of At Large (unpaid) cheer bids. All teams must go through prelims to get to finals and teams will be seeded in finals based on prelim results with the highest scoring teams going last. For the international… Continue reading USASF Rules Change

Assisted Perfection?

Which tumbling pass would you score higher in competition? Punch Front, Round Off Backhand Spring, Whip, Whip, Backhand Spring, Double Full with a step on the landing Punch Front, Round Off Backhand Spring, Whip, Whip, Backhand Spring, Double Full with an assist on the Double Full I believe most people would say pass number 1… Continue reading Assisted Perfection?

In My Cheer World…

The topic today is things I would change about cheerleading. Each company would only be able to host one event billed as a “National Championship” NCAA would host the College National Championship All*Star Division would have an age floor and ceiling Assisted Stunts would score lower than unassisted stunts College Rules would be less restrictive… Continue reading In My Cheer World…

A Sporting Question

Is cheerleading a sport? This has been a popular question that has yet to be answered. My answer is “I don’t know and really don’t care”, but to properly address the question a few things need to be pointed out. You must separate the question “Is Cheerleading a Sport” from the question “Are Cheerleaders Athletes”.… Continue reading A Sporting Question

The Cheer Standard

I’ve heard repeated requests for more standards in cheerleading; standard rules, standard score sheets, standard scoring grids, standard floor types, standard floor colors, standard floor sizes, and so on. I think some of these requests, such as standard rules and floor sizes, are valid because they provide basic boundaries for cheerleading, much like the rule… Continue reading The Cheer Standard