USASF Cheer Rules and Age Grid Update – 2018-19

Dear USASF Cheer Members:

We are very excited to unveil all of the hard work by our membership with the creation of our 2018-2019 Cheer Safety Rules and Age Grid. The new opportunities that will be available to you to grow your program and All Star are a direct result of research data, member involvement and feedback. The next few weeks will be filled with a lot of information to get you ready for your best season yet in 2018-2019!

Important dates:

  • February 15, 2018 – 2018-2019 Cheer Rules and Age Grid will be available at member profile login
  • February 20, 2018 – Member Webinars to review the Cheer Rules and Age Grid

Get ready to grow!

In Review – January 2018

Welcome to 2018. Let’s take a look at the news that started the year.

USASF National Meeting | Save the Date

The USASF is providing new opportunities for Member engagement and participation. Mark your calendars for August 10-12, 2018 and plan to be in Dallas, TX for a brand new meeting experience! Rather than dilute the experience across five Regional Conventions, the USASF will conduct one National Meeting. So, block these dates and click here for details.

USASF Worlds Updates – January 17, 2018

Dance Worlds Resource

If you have any question as to which category (Jazz or Contemporary/Lyrical) you should register your routine in at any USASF Sanctioned Event, and especially if you’re competing for a bid to The Dance World Championship, submit a Jazz and Contemporary/Lyrical Designation Form at least one week prior to any sanctioned event. Our evaluation staff will review and advise.

Teams With Special Needs Qualification

Any Team with Special Needs that would like to receive a bid to perform at the 2018 Cheerleading and Dance Worlds may submit a video for qualification. Up to five (5) Cheer teams and up to five (5) Dance teams will be selected to receive “At Large” bids to perform at Worlds. Video submission deadline: March 1, 2018.

Cheer Video Submission | Dance Video Submission

Junior Dance Qualification

Any U.S. Junior (JD) dance team that would like to receive a 2018 USASF Dance World Championship bid to compete in the Junior Dance division may submit a video for qualification. Up to 6 U.S. teams (limited to one team per program) are selected to receive “At Large” bids in the Junior Dance Division. Video submission deadline: March 1, 2018. Click here to learn more.

USASF Membership Box

Have you received your USASF Member Box yet? If so, post your favorite items on your All Star social media accounts. Be sure to tag #usasfcheer and #usasfdance.

If you haven’t yet received your box, click here so we can track your package. It is important that you have a delivery address in your profile where you can receive deliveries from UPS or FEDEX between 9am-5pm!

UDA College Nationals 2018

Congratulations to the UDA College Nationals 2018 National Champions:

  • Division 1A Hip Hop – University of Nevada – Las Vegas
  • Division 1A Jazz – Ohio State University
  • Division 1A Pom – Ohio State University
  • Division 1 Hip Hop – Southeastern Louisiana University
  • Division 1 Jazz – University of Delaware
  • Division 1 Pom – Hofstra University
  • Open Hip Hop – University of Puerto Rico Bayamón
  • Open Jazz – Orange Coast College
  • Open Pom – Orange Coast College

Game Day

  • Division 1A – University of Nevada – Las Vegas
  • Division 1 – St John’s University
  • Open – Northwest Missouri State University

 

UCA College Nationals 2018

Congratulations to the UCA College Nationals 2018 National Champions:

  • Division 1A Coed – University of Kentucky
  • Division 1A All Girl – University of Oklahoma
  • Division 1 Coed – Morehead State University
  • Division 1 All Girl – Morehead State University
  • Division 1 Small Coed – Purdue University
  • Division 2 Coed – University of West Georgia
  • Division 2 Small Coed – Wilmington University
  • Open Coed – Shelton State University
  • Open All Girl – Nassau Community College

Game Day

  • Division 1A Coed – University of Cincinnati
  • Division 1A All Girl – University of Mississippi
  • Open Coed – University of Puerto Rico Bayamón
  • Open All Girl – Cal Poly

Mascot

  • Division 1A – University of Minnesota
  • Open – Tennessee Tech University

In Review – December 2017

Happy New Year. Here’s what happened the last month of 2017:

USASF: New Ways to Connect With the USASF in 2018

For the past several years, the USASF has held Regional Conventions as an educational and community-building opportunity for coaches and owners. Attendees networked with each other, learned from a variety of speakers, earned their coach credentials, and received hands-on education related to rules.

Each year, USASF staff reviewed the successes and challenges to prepare for the following season. While the conventions were an extremely beneficial experience for the attendees, only 16% of member coaches and owners were able to attend. Cost, travel and scheduling conflicts kept participation low.

We had the hard conversation that we were investing a lot of resources and time but only reaching a small percentage of membership. What could we do with those same resources to make information and tools easily accessible to the majority of our members? We’ve got three opportunities in the works:

National Meeting

Rather than dilute the experience across five Regional Conventions, the USASF will conduct one National Meeting in 2018. Mark your calendars for August 10-12, and plan to be in Dallas, TX for a brand new meeting experience! The meeting takes place on the 10th and 11th, and includes a special All Star celebration Friday night. Make plans to stay, and have your athletes join you on Sunday, for coach and athlete leadership training. Cheer and Dance Legality Official training will also occur during this weekend. So, block these dates and stay tuned for details!

Online Resources

Online accessibility to many of the same opportunities that were presented in person at conventions brings the USASF directly to all members! Our first online resource is the launch of the Rules & Safety Video Library that illustrates nearly every Rule and Glossary term for the USASF Cheer & Dance Rules & Safety Guidelines.

Do you ever ask yourself “what exactly does that rule mean?” Just click the links and we’ll show you! Log in to your USASF member profile, then go to the drop down menu in the top right corner, select “Visit USASF Rules Video Library” and start clicking! Stay tuned for additional online resources to be introduced soon and regularly!

Partnering

USASF has already been partnering with our event producer members at their events and conferences to offer Cheer Coach Credentialing, Legality Official training, Leadership classes and education about USASF programs and initiatives. We will continue, and expand, these partnerships in an ongoing effort to reach more members.

Join Us!

Connect with the USASF in all the ways that are convenient to YOU! Attend the National Meeting, access our growing library of online resources, and support the events and conferences hosted by our event producer members. Wherever you are, we’ll meet you there!

USASF: Worlds Updates

Cheer Worlds Scoring

The draft version of the 2018 Cheerleading Worlds scoring system for Club Divisions is now available. For international divisions, please visit the IASF website.

Teams With Special Needs

Any Team with Special Needs that would like to receive a bid to perform at the 2018 Cheerleading and Dance Worlds may submit a video for qualification. Up to five (5) Cheer teams and up to five (5) Dance teams will be selected to receive “At Large” bids to perform at Worlds. Video submission deadline: March 1, 2018.

CHEER Video Submission | DANCE Video Submission

USASF: Are You Eligible?

Event season is heating up…is your coach profile ready for competition? Make sure your membership is up to date and that you have a completed background screening through NCSI so you’ll have access to warm-up rooms at Sanctioned Events. Log in to your coach profile today and get competition ready!

USASF: We Want Your Input, Cheer Coaches!

We’re talking about how we can grow All Star together, and want your input! Join our Growing All Star webinar next Tuesday, December 19th at 11:00AM CST to learn about new ideas and opportunities to expand All Star and to let us know what you think! Cheer coaches and owners who attend the webinar will be sent a survey to submit feedback to the ideas discussed. Space is limited, register for the webinar now!

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