In Review – September 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

In Review – August 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

In Review – July 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

National Championship Standard

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

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In Review – June 2020

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

In Review – May 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

Switch It, Change It

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

USASF: Personal Development Has Gone Virtual

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

Chance & Me – Part 1

When I sat down my plan was to write an article about how to get into judging, but I don’t have an attention span so my mind started wandering. As I thought about what to write I drifted from how to get into judging, to how I got into judging, to the journey to judging… Continue reading Chance & Me – Part 1

Season Ending Update III

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.

In Review – April 2020

Welcome to May. We should be recovering from Worlds and starting the all level end of the year events, but instead most of us are still sitting at home. USASF cancelled Worlds 2020. IASF hasn’t announced a definitive plan, but is leaving the door open for having the event in conjunction with the ICU Championship… Continue reading In Review – April 2020

Season Ending Update II

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