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USA Cheer College Rules Released

USA Cheer LogoThe 2019-20 USA Cheer College Cheerleading Rules have been posted at USA Cheer.

The college rules process uses an “odd year/even year” rotation between addressing major and minor changes. 2019-20 is a “minor changes” year, with the addition of a sign rule in which top person and middle layers may not release hard signs to the ground.

In addition, the performing surface rules and basket toss rules have been slightly reworded for clarity without changing the implementation of the existing rules.

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USA Cheer: High School Rules Updates

USA Cheer LogoThe 2019-20 high school rules were published to the USA Cheer site on May 1 and are available here.

An update has been made to the new rule regarding signs for high school teams and younger. Bases are not allowed to hold props that are made of hard material or have sharp corners or edges. Stunts and pyramids that use these types of signs should choreograph them so that the top person comes down with the sign legally or hands them to a person on the ground who is allowed to hold signs.

The NFHS has released their current “Comments on the Rules“, which include this change as well.

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USASF: 2019-2020 Cheer & Dance Rules Have Been Released

USASF Logo 2018The 2019-2020 Cheer and Dance Rules and Age Grids have been approved by the USASF Board of Directors and can be found on the USASF Rules Site accessed via the Member Portal.

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USASF: Rules Release 2019-2020

USASF Logo 2018Dear USASF Coaches,

The 2019-2020 Cheer and Dance Rules and Age Grids have been approved by the USASF Board of Directors and can be found on the USASF Rules Site accessed via the Member Portal.

New Look | New Content.  In an effort to make the documents more user friendly and easier to understand, we have reformatted them in hopes that will meet or exceed your expectations.

Want a sneak peek of how to view the Cheer Rules documents?  Check out the Cheer Rules Sneak Peek.

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USA Cheer: New High School Rules

USA Cheer LogoThe 2019-20 high school rules were published to the USA Cheer site on May 1 and are available here.

Some of the highlights of the new rules include allowing certain braced flips using one bracer, allowing inversion releases to land in extended stunts, modifying the “switch lib” rule to allow landing on one or both feet. In addition, new restrictions were placed on sign use, prohibiting signs from being released from a top person.

Further changes were made to clarify previous rules, and minor changes were made so that the USA Cheer and NFHS rules are virtually identical!

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USASF: New Membership Term Dates

USASF Logo 2018You asked, we listened! To better align with the non-stop All Star season (who needs summers off anyway) and to make sure member benefits are intact during training season, we have shifted the Membership Term FROM August 1 – July 31 TO June 1 – May 31.

As you build your teams, you can enroll earlier and have the comfort of knowing insurance benefits will cover your athletes. Note: members with expiration dates of 7/31/19 will still be honored. Be on the lookout for additional information coming your way soon!

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USASF: 2019-2020 Athletic Performance Standards for Cheer

USASF Logo 2018Dear USASF Cheer Members,

The recording of the webinar presentation that shared a broader understanding of the 2019-2020 Athletic Performance Standards for cheer is available now on USASF.net.

If you missed it the first time, please watch and share with your parents and athletes. Watching the full webinar will allow you to be well-informed and aware of this important time in All Star.

Click here to watch the recording.

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USASF Legality Official Training Dates Now Available

USASF Logo 2018Dear USASF Legality Officials,

As you know, the USASF trains and certifies Legality Officials each year based on the All Star season. We have just released the dates and locations for the 2019-2020 event season!

Click here to learn more about the upcoming certifications. We look forward to seeing you there!