In Review – July 2018

July was pretty light on news, but here it is. Now it’s time to return to school.

USASF: Level 6 Credentialing Now Available

Dear USASF Cheer Coaches:

USASF LogoAre you ready to take your expertise to the next level? Level 6 Credentialingis now available for all cheer coaches that are credentialed to Level 5 in Building and Tumbling.

Join USASF in Dallas, TX on August 9th, in conjunction with the National Meeting, or in Atlanta, GA on October 13th.

The Level 6 credentialing course includes a required, in-person, educational seminar. Following the seminar, attendees will complete their practical exam. All Level 6 credentialing classes are mandatory to be eligible to take the in-person exam. After successful exam completion, attendees will complete a separate online test.


  • Being credentialed to Level 5 in Building and Tumbling
  • Completion of Baseline Credentialing (American Sports Education Courses & Positive Coaching Alliance Double Goal Coach Course)

To learn more and to register, click here to log into your Member Profile to access the Credentialing Portal.

USASF: New App for Legality Review Submissions

USASF LogoDear USASF Members:

There’s an App for that and we have it!  Member coaches and owners, be sure to check out the most efficient way to submit a rules question by using the USASF Coach App.  The USASF Rules and Legality Review teams are no longer using email for video submission.

Click here to learn more, watch the ‘how to’ video, and review guidelines and reminders.

The USASF Coach App is available for both Apple and Android devices.

Download it today!

USASF: 2019 Divisions at The Dance Worlds

Dear USASF Members:

We have some exciting news to share!

You may be aware that, last year, the IASF began to oversee the Age Grid, Safety Guidelines and Scoring System for the Open/International Divisions at The Cheerleading Worlds. The IASF is now ready to do the same for The Dance Worlds in 2019.

What does this mean? The USASF will continue to oversee the Senior Divisions & Categories, Safety Guidelines and Scoring for Worlds, and the IASF will oversee the Open Divisions & Categories, Safety Guidelines and Scoring for Worlds. Coming soon, information about awarding bids in the IASF Open Divisions and Categories for dance will be made available to Event Producers.

Want to learn more? Join us on Wednesday, July 25th at 2:00PM EST for an informational webinar to learn more about The Dance Worlds Divisions and Categories for 2019. Click here to register (link removed). After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

For more information:

Questions? Log into The Connection to join the conversation in the Coach Open Forum.

  • login to your Member Profile
  • Select “Visit USASF Community” at the top right

USASF: National Meeting is (Less Than) 30 Days Away

Turn Your Passion into Your Profession

Join hundreds of All Star professionals in Dallas, TX at the USASF National Meeting, August 10-11, 2018

This is the meeting you’ve been asking for ~ 1 location, 2 days, and countless opportunities to network with other All Star professionals!

See What’s in Store

  • Click to see the Updated Block Schedule and Full Class Descriptions
  • Over 20 General Sessions to pick from
  • Participate in Cheer or Dance specific Forums – where no topic is off limits
  • Earn Continuing Education Credits
  • Brush up on your Cheer Rules with a track designated just for you
  • Have FUN at The Connection Mixer
  • Celebrate your peers during the President’s Reception and Member Recognition evening
  • Get a first look at The Cheerleading and Dance Worlds Score Sheets for 2019
  • Need advice for growth or how to retain athletes – sign up for Peer 2 Peer Mentoring
  • And so much more!

Meet Your Keynote Speakers

Travis Shives – SportsEngine Vice President Travis Shives will discuss the challenges that all specialized club sports are currently facing. From his experience working for, and with, successful national governing bodies, Travis will provide a point of view on creating, fostering, and leading a culture of accessibility and growth in youth sports.

Tina Syer – Positive Coaching Alliance Chief Impact Officer Tina Syer will help you come away with actionable tips and tools to make the most of your important role to develop athletes to perform their best today and are equipped with life lessons that transcend sport.

USASF and Dallas, TX is the Place to be

To register for the National Meeting, log in to your COACH profile, select Credentialing Website from the drop down menu at the top right, then select MEETINGS AND EVENTS on the left side to register.

To make a hotel reservations at one of the overflow hotels, click here.

USASF: Save the Date: NASCDD

Host your own National All Star Cheer and Dance Day on September 8, 2018. Learn the routine, invite athletes to participate and GROW ALL STAR!

Learn the official routine and implementation success tips at the National Meeting!

USASF: National Meeting

Join USASF this summer at the National Meeting in Dallas, TX August 10-11. Log in to your COACH profile, select Credentialing Website from the drop down menu at the top right, then select Meetings and Events on the left side to register. Click here for general information and to make your hotel reservations.

USASF: National Meeting & Leadership Opportunities

Over the last few weeks you’ve seen the ads on Facebook and Instagram and we’ve emailed you details on how to ELEVATE yourself, your program and All Star.

Hundreds of coaches and athletes have already signed up.

Here’s a sample of what you’ll receive by attending:

  • opportunity to ask the experts
  • classes to elevate your personal and professional capabilities
  • methods and strategies for interacting with children
  • networking with your peers
  • and so much more!

This is the event you asked for! Take action today and sign up!

In Review – June 2018

June brought the beginning of summer and the news that Varsity Brands was sold.

AACCA College Cheer Rules for 2018-19

Last week AACCA released the college cheer rules for 2018-19, which contained several changes including sex based toss restrictions. The rules have since been pulled down and the Cheer Rules website has replaced them with a page stating:

The 2018-2019 College Safety Rules are under review to add more specifics to clarify the intentions of the rules.  They will be posted again shortly.

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