USASF: Have A Suggestion For Rules?

USASF LogoRules suggestions may be submitted until July 15, 2019 to be considered for future discussions.

This is a non rules change year. This form is to allow for our members to begin conversations, as needed, in anticipation for the next rules cycle year and/or imminent safety concerns that the USASF Rules Committee may consider.

As a reminder, you must have support for this change by three USASF members outside of your gym/organization. You will need to include their names as well as their email addresses below. If that information is left blank, or is incorrect, your submission will not be considered.

Cheer Rules & Policy Change Suggestion | Dance Rules & Policy Change Suggestion

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.

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!

In Review – April 2019

April means Daytona, ICU, and Worlds. Congratulations to all the new champions and good luck to those competing at May’s end of the season events.

USASF: Cheer and Dance Rules Updates ….Coming Soon

USASF Logo 2018We’re approaching the time of year that USASF posts an early release of the Cheer and Dance Rules and Age Grid for the following season. We’re carefully watching how the current season’s Age Grid and Rules are helping our members as any new updates are considered. At the same time, the USASF Rules Committees are monitoring changes that other national and international cheer and dance rules organizations are making, and they’re weighing whether or not those changes would be in the best interest for USASF members to adopt.

Additionally, every two years is a cheer rules change year (as is 2019-2020) which makes for a much more involved process of reviewing two years of submissions and feedback from our members. The USASF Cheer Rules Committee has been meeting and working for months on the rules and age grid and we are excited to share with the membership the updates for the 2019-2020 season which continue to encourage athlete safety, longevity and growth.

Later this month, the Cheer and Dance Rules Teams will host and record webinars outlining updates for the 2019-2020 season. The recordings will be available for members who were unable to attend live, and supporting documents will be posted on the rules website and in The Connection.

USASF Cheer Rules/Age Grid Release and Membership Policy Update

USASF Logo 2018Dear USASF Coach and Owner Members:

We’re approaching the time of year that USASF posts an early release of the Cheer and Dance Rules and Age Grid and Membership Policies for the following season. We’re carefully watching how the current season’s Age Grid and Rules are helping our members as any new updates are considered. At the same time, the USASF Rules Committees are monitoring changes that other national and international cheer and dance rules organizations are making, and they’re weighing whether or not those changes would be in the best interest for USASF members to adopt. Likewise, the Membership Team is reviewing the member policies and guidelines of other youth sports National Governing Bodies to ensure we are fully supporting our Athletes 1st initiative, aligning with best practices and being compliant with the law.

Additionally, every two years is a cheer rules change year (as is 2019-2020) which makes for a much more involved process of reviewing two years of submissions and feedback from our members. The USASF Cheer Rules Committee has been meeting and working for months on the rules and age grid and we are excited to share with the membership the updates for the 2019-2020 season which continue to encourage athlete safety, longevity and growth.

Here is the timeline for communication of all of the above:

Next week: The Membership Team will host and record a webinar on February 5 at 12pm Eastern to review updates to the Professional Responsibility Code for the 2019-2020 season. The recording will be available for members who were unable to attend live, and supporting documents will be posted in The Connection. Click here to register. Not sure you can make it? Register anyway and we’ll send you the recorded session.

Later in February: The Cheer and Dance Rules Teams will host and record webinars outlining updates for the 2019-2020 season. The recordings will be available for members who were unable to attend live, and supporting documents will be posted on the rules website and in The Connection on Thursday.

Please attend the webinars if at all possible so that you can ask questions during the discussions as time permits. The webinars will also give you a first glimpse at Membership Policies, Rules and Age Grids before the documents are posted. We hope the webinars will help with interpretation, understanding and clarity.

If you can’t attend live, you’ll have access to the recordings, followed by the documents posted on our websites. We look forward to connecting with you in February!

USASF: Quick Reference Video Overview

USASF Logo 2018Cheer Coaches, check out this member resource – now available to you! The USASF Quick Reference Guide is a 75-minute video overview by the Cheer Rules Team and is located in the Rules & Safety Member Site under “Cheer”.

Multiple skills are highlighted in the video as they are commonly broken and/or misunderstood. This video does not cover all rules. Refer to the USASF Cheer Rules for the full rules and remember that all skills, prior to the event, should be submitted thru the USASF Coach App.

USASF: Cheer Rules Proposal Survey

USASF Logo 2018As a reminder of last week’s update; cheer coaches and owners with a current, paid membership as of 10/7 will receive a link via email to a survey gathering input for the Cheer Rules Proposal. If your membership is active, check your inbox within the next 24 hours for the survey!

USASF Cheer Rules 2018-19

USASF Logo 2018Dear USASF Cheer Members:

The final USASF Cheer Rules 2018-19 have been approved by the Rules Committee and Board of Directors and is now available in your USASF Member Profile.

For easy access to the 2018-19 USASF Cheer Rules:

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

Questions?

Contact Ali Stangle, [email protected]

USASF National Meeting Countdown #7

USASF LogoCheer Rules Workshop Offered as Alternative Track

Cheer coaches, who will be joining us at the Cheer Rules Workshop being held on Friday at the National Meeting? This will be a ‘live’ workshop with stunt group demos, videos and an interactive look at the rules. Do you struggle with trying to determine if a skill is legal or not? Attend this workshop and walk away with the why behind the rules.

Registration is required ($25 includes lunch too, bargain!).

USASF National Meeting Countdown #9

USASF LogoBecome a Certified Legality Official

Do you know the cheer and dance rules? Become a Legality Official!

We are excited to offer you the opportunity to become a certified Legality Official at the National Meeting. Join us on Saturday, August 11th for Cheer and Sunday, August 12th for Dance Legality Official Training. Additional registration required. Click here for more information.

USASF: Cheer Rules Workshop on Friday at National Meeting

USASF LogoCheer Coaches,

Limited Space Available

Register Now to join Ali Stangle, Dana Fielding, and special guests as they bring the rules to life through video and live stunt demonstrations. This is an in depth workshop where you learn the nuances of the rules while gaining a real understanding in a fun, interactive environment. This workshop will explain the language, the intent behind the rules and how to prepare your athletes with skills focused on safety through level rule progressions. This workshop is for all experience levels and includes a working lunch. Learn the rules through the eyes of the experts and unlock your coaching potential.

Friday Schedule for attendees on the Alternate Track

  • 9:00 am-1:45 pm Rules Workshop (Working Lunch Included)
  • 2:00 pm-3:00 pm General Session: All Attendees
  • 3:15 pm-5:30 pm All Star Forums with Regional Director & Connection Leaders
  • 5:45 pm-6:45 pm Worlds Scoresheet Preview & Member Feedback (optional)
  • 8:30 pm-10:30 pm Connection Mixer

To register for this track: Visit the Credential Website by logging into your USASF Member profile and selecting Credential Website from the dropdown in the top right part of your dashboard. Click on Meetings & Events, Locate Rules Workshop, Click on Find Out More and Click on Register Now.

Note: Attendees who chose the Alternate Track to participate in the Cheer Rules Workshop will not attend any of the offerings between 9:00 am and 1:45 pm on the National Meeting Schedule. They will join the other attendees at 2:00 pm.

IASF: Meet the Team

IASF LogoLes Stella, Director IASF
[email protected]

Dana Fielding, IASF Director of Cheer Rules
[email protected]

Amy Tyler, IASF Director of Cheer Adjudication
[email protected]

Megan Wagner, IASF Executive Assistant
[email protected]

Meredith Walker, IASF Director of Dance Rules
[email protected]

Mary Wendt, IASF Director of Dance Adjudication
[email protected]

Questions? We have you covered.

Scoring, Divisions & Age Grids are accessible on our website! Can’t find what you’re looking for?

Email us! – IASF CUSTOMER SERVICE

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!

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