Join USASF this summer at the National Meeting in Dallas, TX August 10-11. Log in to your COACH profile, select Credentialing Website from the drop down menu at the top right, then select Meetings and Events on the left side to register. Click here for general information and to make your hotel reservations.
Elevate yourself. Elevate your program. Elevate All Star!
Join USASF this summer at the National Meeting in Dallas, TX August 10-11. Log in to your COACH profile, select Credentialing Website from the drop down menu at the top right, then select MEETINGS AND EVENTS on the left side to register. Click here for general information and the block schedule.
See what the excitement is about!
Coaches & Owners
Integrity Motivates People And Cultures to Transform (IMPACT). Coaches and owners will make an IMPACT on their athletes, program and fellow coaches by participating in this leadership series exclusively for All Star Cheer and Dance professionals. Click here for details
Cheer & Dance Leaders
Bettering Our Leaders of Tomorrow (BOLT) activates young cheer and dance leaders to become strong peer role models who put team first, fully commit to their All Star program and learn to make the choices that lead to accomplishment. Developed and led by alumni of the USASF Mentoring Leaders program, BOLT will set young athletes on their path to success. Click here for details
Male All Star Athletes
A leadership program just for male All Star athletes! Males Advancing Respect, Character and Honor (MARCH) builds confident, strong, principled and motivated male leaders, and prepares them to lead their peers, their team, their All Star programs and in their extended community. Click here for details
Developed for ALL All Star athletes. Want to transform your athletes into leaders for their teammates, their program and their community? Join USASF this summer! Watch this testimonial by Drake #leadershipforlife
March has come and gone so it’s now Daytona and Worlds month. Here’s the news that came with March:
- Victim in Fatal St. Patrick’s Day Crash was Beloved Cheerleading Coach via New York Post.
- South Jersey Special Needs Cheerleading Squad Needs Help Getting to Competition via FOX 29.
- A Look at the Untold Story of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders via ESPN.
- Cisco Cancer Survivor Named Texas Cheerleader of the Year via KTXS.
- New Music Licensing Platform Seeks to Legitimise Music Usage in Sport via Complete Music Update.
- Thousands May Have Been Exposed to Mumps at a National Cheerleading Contest via CNN.
- Cheerleader, 20, Suffers Multiple Injuries After Being ‘Dragged Down the Street by Moped Muggers as she Clung onto Handbag’ via The Sun.
- A Classic American Cheerleading Troupe Tumbles to Smithsonian Immortality via Smithsonian.com.
- Flipping for Safety via Edwards Air Force Base.
- WVU Student Finds Passion in Cheerleading After Losing Bet via WDTV.
- Safety a Focus of Cheerleading Rules Changes via High School OT.
- How an Instagram Post Led to an N.F.L. Cheerleader’s Discrimination Case via New York Times.
- Meet the NFL’s First-Ever Male Cheerleaders: ‘You Really Can’t Take Your Eyes Off Them’ via People.
- Cracking the Vault: Artificial Intelligence Judging Comes to Gymnastics via The Guardian.
- Male cheerleader Claims Gender Discrimination Kept Him off Tomball Memorial HS Squad via Click 2 Houston.
On the 47th edition of Drills=Skills, David, Sean, and Shea discuss the legality of bounce back passes, how to perform them safely and legally, and other thoughts following Dallas.
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.
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:
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 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!
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.
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!