National Championship Standard

Could and should events labeled as a “National Championships” be held to a higher standard? Ideally each Event Producer would have only 1 National Championship, but since it seems a little late for that should other standards be set.┬áSomething that comes to mind is requiring a multi-year history of 100+ teams attending the event, similar… Continue reading National Championship Standard

Past Ideas

Several of my past ideas centered around trying to increase the average number of teams within a division. First is making the standard team size 24. Forget XS, Small, Medium, and Large divisions and make a single sized-based division with a maximum of 24 athletes.┬áSecond is reducing the number of mainstream levels from 5 (last… Continue reading Past Ideas

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… Continue reading USASF: 2019 Divisions at The Cheerleading Worlds

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… Continue reading USASF: Updated Cheer Age Grid for 2018-19 Season

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… Continue reading USASF: New Provisional International Cheer Divisions for 2017-2018

The Cheerleading Worlds – New Opportunities for Programs

Each year following The Cheerleading and Dance World Championship, the Worlds Advisory Board (WAB) reviews successes, opportunities for improvement, and new ideas for the following year. Because 2017-18 team placements and tryouts are in process, this new information is time sensitive as programs plan for next season. (Dance Worlds Divisions and Categories for 2018 will… Continue reading The Cheerleading Worlds – New Opportunities for Programs

NCA All Star Nationals 2017 – Insights into Division Splits

Coaches, On or before next Tuesday, the Block Schedule and Final Team Listing will be released. Since there have been several questions lately in regards to division splits, I wanted to clarify NCA’s process. Throughout this entire journey, we’ve remained compliant with the USASF mandates, as well as our own internal philosophies and processes. We’ve… Continue reading NCA All Star Nationals 2017 – Insights into Division Splits

2014-15 USASF Dance Rules Posted

To kick off the first Regional Meeting week of the summer, the USASF posted the 2014-15 Dance Rules, Divisions and Categories, and Glossary. All are available on USASF.net (hover your mouse over Safety – Dance and select the specific documents for download) and in the Spirit Company Dropbox. Online registration for the Midwest Regional Meeting… Continue reading 2014-15 USASF Dance Rules Posted

Increasing Competition – Part 5 – Recommendations

This is the final piece of a 5 part series on increasing competition in All*Star Cheerleading. This one will focus on my recommendations and suggestions that were sent to the USASF as part of the Rules Process for 2013-15 seasons. Move Coed Divisions on the Age Grid My first suggestion is to move Coed divisions… Continue reading Increasing Competition – Part 5 – Recommendations

Increasing Competition – Part 4 – All Girl & Coed

This is Part 4 on our series on Increasing Competition in AllStar Cheerleading. This one focuses on the All Girl & Coed options for AllStars. There are several questions asked and none answered, but it raises the questions we need to think about as we head towards rules changes for the next couple of year.… Continue reading Increasing Competition – Part 4 – All Girl & Coed

Increasing Competition – Part 3 – Small, Medium & Large

This is Part 3 on our series on Increasing Competition in AllStar Cheerleading. This one focuses on the sized based division splits for AllStars. At what point is it no longer “fair” for teams of different sizes to compete against each other? I’ll assume the majority believes a team of 20 should not go against… Continue reading Increasing Competition – Part 3 – Small, Medium & Large

Increasing Competition – Part 2 – Ages & Levels

This is Part 2 on our series on Increasing Competition in AllStar Cheerleading. This one focuses on the Age and Level options for AllStars. There are currently 23 combinations for Levels 1-5: Tiny (5 & Under) – Level 1 Mini (8 & Under) – Levels 1, 2, & 3 Youth (11 & Under) – Levels… Continue reading Increasing Competition – Part 2 – Ages & Levels