IASF Dance Latest Updates

IASF LogoThe latest IASF 2019 Dance Worlds Age Grid and Division List has been updated. Click Here to see this updated list.

Two common questions we have received about this list are:

1. What is the difference between Elite and Premiere?

The only difference is the size of the team. Elite is 6-15 team members and Premiere is 16-30.

2. Will there be Cont/Lyrical at the 2019 Dance Worlds?

Yes, this will be under the Open Open Division.

 

Also, the IASF Dance Scoring System has been released. Click Here

If you are a Dance Coach and you missed the IASF webinar regarding IASF Dance, you can Click Here and watch the recorded webinar. You will have to input some information first but you will have immediate access to the webinar.

If you have a question regarding IASF Dance Scoring, please send an email to [email protected]

If you have a question about IASF Dance Rules or want to send in a video to check for legality of a skill, please send an email to [email protected]

IASF Cheer Latest Updates

IASF LogoThe IASF Overall Cheer Age Grid for the 2018-2019 Season is out. To see the IASF Overall Cheer Age Grid, Click Here.

Also, the IASF 2019 WORLDS Division List is out with two new categories. Check with your bid giving event producers to see which categories they will be offering. To see the IASF 2019 Worlds Division List, Click Here.

The first new category for Worlds is IASF Non-Tumbling Level 5. For the IASF 2019 Cheer Worlds, there are two divisions in this new category, IASF Open Level 5NT and IASF Open Level 5NT Coed. There are some new rules that go with these divisions and you can see those on the Non-Tumbling Score Sheets by clicking HERE.

The second new category for Worlds is IASF Global Club Level 5. For the IASF 2019 Cheer Worlds, there are also two divisions in this new category, IASF Global Club Level 5 and IASF Global Club Level 5 Coed.

We are currently working on the score sheets for this category and will have them released soon.

For the IASF Scoring System for all other 1-6 divisions, Click Here.

If you have a question regarding IASF Cheer Scoring, please send an email to [email protected]

If you have a question about IASF Cheer Rules or want to send in a video to check for legality of a skill, please send an email to [email protected]

USASF: 2019 Divisions at The Cheerleading Worlds

Dear USASF Program Owners and Coaches:

As a follow up to information about Cheerleading Worlds Divisions for 2019, please see the updated information below.

  • Click here for a full list of all Worlds Divisions (Club and IASF) for 2019. Please note: The Board of Directors is considering the possibility of adding Worlds Bids for the non-tumbling divisions, and will be announced this summer.
  • Updated Age Grid (Early Release Version – with new International Provisional Divisions)
  • Don’t forget to join our webinar on Thursday that will review all divisions

Join the Webinar

We’ll be hosting an informational webinar about Worlds Divisions on Thursday, May 24, 2018 2:00 PM EDT.

(Registration information removed)

USASF: Updated Cheer Age Grid for 2018-19 Season

Dear USASF Members:

The International All Star Federation (IASF) released its official list of competition divisions for the global All Star community last fall. To provide additional growth opportunity for U.S. All Star cheer teams to participate in these divisions, the USASF is adopting 4 new provisional international divisions in the USASF Cheer Age Grid for the 2018-19 competition season.

USASF event producer members will have the option to utilize these divisions at sanctioned events where they feel these new opportunities will meet the needs of their customers.

The updated Age Grid is available upon logging in to your USASF member profile.

Questions?

To find out if a provisional division will be offered at an event you’re attending within the U.S., please contact the event producer to inquire.

For international divisions at events that you will attend outside the U.S., contact the event producer that is conducting the event.

USASF Cheer Rules and Age Grid 2018-19

Dear USASF Cheer Members:

The USASF Cheer Rules and Early Release Age Grid for the 2018-19 season is now available in your member profile. Please read this email for full details before logging in.

Based on broad member support, the greatest near term opportunities from the Growth Task Force process surfaced in the Age Grid in the form of new entry-level divisions with FUNdamentals and Novice. Additionally, the progression and revision in the All Star Prep and All Star Elite divisions create an easy to navigate path for cheer athletes of all ages and abilities to find a place to successfully grow in All Star. They are focused on increasing the numbers of athletes entering the sport at an earlier age and keeping them in the sport longer. The USASF will provide program owners with education, support, resources and marketing tools so that you can quickly and seamlessly integrate these new growth opportunities into your program.

All updates are available through your member profile, and here are a few specifics that members have asked about recently.

Now that new entry-level divisions (mentioned above) are in place, the Rules Committee, with full support of the Board of Directors, feels that the sport of All Star, and programs of all sizes, are ready to make the shift to increased bottom ages for some divisions. In addition, the XS Worlds Division will move to a maximum team size of 16, in line with the Olympic cheer initiative team sizes. Importantly, the Worlds Advisory Board will review all aspects of the XS Division at Worlds after the 2018 event occurs in April to help determine eligibility and participation in XS at Worlds going forward.

We hope you can join us on Feb 20th. We look forward to growing All Star with you!

USASF Cheer Rules and Age Grid Webinar | Tuesday, February 20, 2018

  • Choose from: 12:00PM EST, 3:00PM EST, 8:00PM EST
  • Register (via the Connection) and select the time that works best for you.
  • After registering, you’ll receive a confirmation email with information about how to join the webinar.
  • Unable to attend? The webinars will be recorded and available to members in your member profile.

Access the 2018-19 Cheer Rules & Early Release Age Grid

  1. Log in to your member profile at USASF.net
  2. In the drop down menu in the top right corner, select “Visit USASF Rules & Safety Site”
  3. On the Rules site, select “New” from either Cheer Age Grid or Cheer Rules in the menu bar.

Note: as a courtesy to owners and coaches, athletes will not have access to the 2018-19 rules until March.

USASF Cheer Rules and Age Grid 2018-19 Coming Your Way

Dear USASF Cheer Members:

The USASF Cheer Rules and Age Grid for the 2018-19 season will be available in your member profile on February 15th. While this is a non-rules-change year, there are some new opportunities offered in the Age Grid that will be helpful to all programs – new or established; small or large. Please read the entirety of this message to be fully informed.

2018-19 Cheer Rules & Safety: Big Picture

Several webinars will take place on February 20th offering members further education and information. Look for information coming your way Thursday.

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!

USASF: New Provisional International Cheer Divisions for 2017-2018

The International All Star Federation (IASF) recently released its official list of competition divisions for the global All Star community. To provide additional growth opportunity for U.S. All Star cheer teams to participate in these newly developed divisions, the USASF is including 11 provisional international divisions in the USASF Cheer Age Grid for the 2017-18 competition season.

USASF event producer members will have the option to utilize these divisions at sanctioned events where they feel these new opportunities will meet the needs of their customers.

The updated Age Grid is available upon logging in to your USASF member profile.

Questions?

To find out if a provisional division will be offered at an event you’re attending within the U.S., please contact the event producer to inquire.

For international divisions at events that you will attend outside the U.S., contact the event producer that is conducting the event.

USASF Cheer and Dance Rules are Posted

Dear USASF Program Owner and Coach Members:

The USASF Rules are created by committees comprised of coaches, event producers, legality officials and rules experts, and represent the most current and authoritative set of safety guidelines for the protection of All Star athletes. By choosing to be members of the USASF, event producers and programs together commit to train and compete All Star athletes utilizing these best known safety practices.

The USASF safety guidelines are created as a benefit of membership, and will now only be available for use by USASF event producer and program members.

For easy access to the 2017-18 USASF Cheer and Dance Rules:

  1. Log into your USASF Member Profile
  2. In the top right hand corner, look for your name and a drop-down menu that links to the rules
  3. You will be able to view, download and/or print a PDF version of the rules

USASF Cheer 2017-18 Age Grid Updates

Dear USASF Cheer Program Members:

The USASF is listening to input from members regarding the Cheer Age Grid and Exhibition status for Tiny teams for the 2017-18 event season. As plans for team placements and tryouts are underway, concerns have been brought forward by coaches recently about the ability of programs to field teams within the 2017-18 Age Grid parameters. Additionally, while there is broad support of the 2017-18 safety guidelines for Tiny teams, concern has been voiced about limiting Tiny teams to exhibition only.

As a result of these recent concerns, the Board of Directors has determined that the prudent action for 2017-18 is to allow time for continued member discussion through Regional Conventions and Committee Meetings this summer and then make final decisions for the 2018-19 event season. Effective immediately, the following adjustments will be made to the Age Grid for the 2017-18 event season:

  • The new Age Grid will be updated to reflect the following changes to the division offerings:
    • Tiny: 5 – 6 years old
    • Mini: 5 – 8 years old
    • Youth: 5 – 11 years old
    • Junior: 5 – 14 years old
    • Senior (non-Worlds Divisions):  10 – 18 years old
  • The new Safety Guidelines for Tiny Pre-Teams (ages 3 to 6 years old) will remain as posted for 2017-18, but they will also be permitted to compete rather than being limited to Exhibition only.

The revised Cheer Rules and Age Grid reflecting the above points will be posted on USASF.net as soon as possible.

The Board’s focus is always on upholding the spirit of the USASF mission, which starts with supporting our members. We are confident that this decision will allow additional time for further conversation about Age Grid adjustments in upcoming seasons.

Sincerely,

USASF Board of Directors

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