This is the first of a couple What Do You Think questions I’m going to pose. Scenario: During the stunt section 1 group performs an illegal skill. What should factor into whether it is a deduction or not? When, if ever, should a penalty be assessed? What do you think and why?
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
Happy New Year! Here’s some of the news from December. Jeff Webb Steps Down as Chairman of Varsity Spirit – Will Still Play a Role in Cheer World via Commercial Appeal. A Huge Slap in the Face’: Frustrations Grow Over Cheerleading’s Mishandled Sexual Misconduct Cases via USA Today.
Welcome to December. Here’s the news we found for November. Cheerleaders’ Campaign Wins Government Approval of Covid-19 Measures via SW Londoner. USA Cheer Launches Nationwide Membership Initiative via USA Cheer. The College Athletes Who Are Allowed to Make Big Bucks: Cheerleaders via New York Times.
Welcome to November. Here’s a little of the news from October: Bain Capital’s Cheerleading Investment Gets Ugly via Axios. Former Titans Cheerleader Dies From Injuries in ‘Horrific’ Car Wreck via Tennessean. Internal Audit Finds ‘Structural and Cultural Failure’ in UK Cheerleading via LEX18. Nicholas Stoll: Cheer Isn’t an NCAA Sport, and Title IX Just Might… Continue reading In Review – October 2020
August is here and brought some major investigations with it. Nfinity and Famer Debut Virtual Interactive Training App via Yahoo! Cheerleading Has a List of People Banned From the Sport. It was Missing 74 Convicted Sex Offenders via USA Today. Cheer Empire: A For-Profit Company Built Competitive Cheer, Pays People Who Make its Rules via… Continue reading In Review – September 2020
August was a little slow, but with school resuming for many it wouldn’t be a surprise if things start to pick up. Report: Cheerleaders, Mascots Not Allowed on Field at 2020 NFL Games via SI.com. SEC Football: Bands, Cheerleaders Not Allowed on Field Amid COVID-19 Concerns via Tennessean. Jerry Preschutti In His 51st Year Of… Continue reading In Review – August 2020
July was a little slow, but here are the public articles we found. There were also a couple article referring to a lawsuit or lawsuits filed against Varsity, USASF, USA Cheer, Jeff Webb and related entities that were behind paywalls. I Would Love to See it Recognised for the Amazing Sport That it is via… Continue reading In Review – July 2020
Could and should events labeled as a “National Championships” be held to a higher standard? Ideally each Event Producer would have only 1 National Championship, but since it seems a little late for that should other standards be set. Something that comes to mind is requiring a multi-year history of 100+ teams attending the event, similar… Continue reading National Championship Standard
Welcome to the 2nd half of 2020. In late June the USASF announced the standings in their Worlds Divisions Points Championship and the 2020 Scholarship Recipients. Here’s some of the other news from June. 5 Pivotal Moments That Drove Rebel Athletic’s Success via The Challenger Project. Cheerleading Giant Varsity Brands Gets $185 Million in New… Continue reading In Review – June 2020
Welcome to June. Both USASF & IASF have publicly posted their Divisions and Rules for the upcoming season, something USASF hasn’t done in a couple seasons. STUNT Receives Emerging Sport Recommendation from the NCAA’s Committee on Women’s Athletics via USA Cheer. USASF announced the Regional Advisory Board members for the 2020-21 season. University of Kentucky… Continue reading In Review – May 2020
Another experimental thing I’d like to see some event try is switching panels after day 1. I don’t know that this is a great idea, but I believe it would be worth trying at some events. The apparent downside would be getting inconsistent scores across days when performing the same routine. I believe this is… Continue reading Switch It, Change It