In Review – November 2019

This weekend is the busiest weekend of the year per USASF sanctioned events. Former Cheerleaders Warn of Concussion Risks in the Sport via Inside Edition. Cheering from Japan to Kentucky via The Trail Blazer. USA Cheer Recognized by Sports Destination Management via USA Cheer. Column: Male Cheerleaders, Take Off Your Clothes! via The Daily Tar… Continue reading In Review – November 2019

In Review – October 2019

Here are your October articles as you enjoy your Halloween candy: Texas Cheerleader Saves Choking Toddler During Homecoming Parade via ABC News Former UC Berkeley Cheerleader Says She was Forced to Perform Despite Concussions via San Francisco Chronicle Men Return to Husker Cheer Squad, Add More Stunts, Tumbling via The Eagle. New Study Shows High… Continue reading In Review – October 2019

In Review – August 2017

August came and many of us returned to school. The unfortunate major news of the month came from Colorado, as reported by Denver Post, USA Today, and Fox News, among others. Here’s the other news of the month: Entertainment Weekly published Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Best Lyric Wasn’t in Hamilton. Regulatory Review posted Supreme Court Clarifies Test… Continue reading In Review – August 2017

In Review – June 2017

Summer, summer, summertime is here. Here’s what happen while we were enjoying the “offseason”: Circa published Does Cheerleading Have a Concussion Problem. MovieWeb posted Bring It on 6 Trailer Takes the Cheerleaders Worldwide. Washington Examiner published Dear NFL cheerleaders: Don’t Sue Your Teams Over Low Wages. Hays Post posted Cheerleading Could Have New Prospects as… Continue reading In Review – June 2017

In Review – October 2016

October has left us and we are now in Worlds bid season for dance teams. Several cheerleading groups engaged in national anthem protests, including groups from the University of Michigan, Omaha Central HS, and Cornell HS. One of the Omaha Central cheerleaders wrote a guest piece for the Omaha World-Herald. ABC News published Cheerleader Hit… Continue reading In Review – October 2016

Concussions are Brain Injuries — Sit Your Kid Down

Live Science published Concussions are Brain Injuries — Sit Your Kid Down, providing additional information about concussions. There is no clear-cut protocol for concussion recovery in comparison to the way a doctor would provide therapy for a broken arm. The way the human brain recovers from an injury is different for every person. You should… Continue reading Concussions are Brain Injuries — Sit Your Kid Down

Concussions a Concern for Cheerleaders

The Springfield News-Leader published Concussions a Concern for Cheerleaders, generally discussing concussions in cheerleading. “In a sport as extremely physical as ours, you are not ever going to be able to eliminate all the injuries, all the accidents and human mistakes that occur,” said Tabbi McCallister, head coach and program director for the Icon Cheer… Continue reading Concussions a Concern for Cheerleaders

Observations After the Midwest Regional Meeting

The first USASF Regional Meeting of the summer was held in Chicago last weekend. The meeting offered a range of classes for cheerleading and dance including skills classes, business classes, insights into scoring, choreography, and music, as well as general industry sessions and a variety of specialized sessions. The meeting also had the first preview… Continue reading Observations After the Midwest Regional Meeting

USA Cheer Participates in White House’s Healthy Kids & Safe Sports Concussion Summit

Memphis, Tenn., May 29, 2014 – USA Cheer President Bill Seely participated in today’s Healthy Kids & Safe Sports Concussion Summit, joining President Obama to discuss sports safety and concussions. The event featured young athletes, parents and coaches, as well as professional sports stars and military service members convening to discuss ways to prevent and… Continue reading USA Cheer Participates in White House’s Healthy Kids & Safe Sports Concussion Summit

Observations After Memorial Weekend

Due to it being the “offseason”, the NACCC Annual Meeting being moved from Doral in May to Chicago in August, and the holiday weekend there wasn’t much to observe this week, but I had a few conversations and one comment really stuck in my head. I had a coach say something like it seemed like… Continue reading Observations After Memorial Weekend

Spirit and Safety Meet: USA Cheer and AACCA Join CDC in Raising Concussion Awareness

USA Cheer and the American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators are bringing spirit and safety together as new partners in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Heads Up campaign. This joint effort will help build concussion awareness among cheer coaches, parents, fans and cheerleaders themselves. Already through this partnership, coaches of the… Continue reading Spirit and Safety Meet: USA Cheer and AACCA Join CDC in Raising Concussion Awareness