Season Ending Update III

Since publishing Season Ending Update II a couple weeks ago the International Cheer Union (ICU) and IASF have cancelled their World Championships and Varsity cancelled the combined Summit event mentioned in that second update. To our knowledge there are no in person cheer or dance competitions remaining scheduled as part of the 2019-2020 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

In Review – December 2016

December, along with 2016, has left us. Here’s the news that ended the year, including the news of the year. Everyone reported on Cheerleading being granted provisional Olympic status, including Reuters, Inside the Games, The Courier-Mail, BBC, USA Today, USA Cheer, and USASF. The Courier-Mail also published IOC Can’t Be Serious: Cheerleading and Muay Thai… Continue reading In Review – December 2016

Australian & Costa Rican Nationals

The Australian All Star Cheerleading Federation (AASCF) Nationals takes place this weekend in the Gold Coast. It’s our understanding AASCF Nationals is the largest cheerleading event outside the United States. In addition FECAD’s Costa Rica Nationals is this weekend in San Jose. We’d like to wish all the competitors at these events Good Luck!

OverStretch – June 18, 2014

The June 18th show featured Andre, Lark, and Lisa discussing the American Medical Association announcement, competing for a school and All*Star program, considerations for athletes being members of teams in a foreign country, and reasons some athletes are retiring early.

OverStretch – June 11, 2014

The June 11th show featured hosts Adam, Andre, Lark, Lisa, King, and Shane. Topics included Champions League moving to Los Angeles, All Star Games, Majors, International teams participating in invite-only events, and Shane taking a position with Aloha Productions.

FIG, ICU and SportAccord Sign Trilateral Agreement

LAUSANNE (SUI), FIG Office, September 10, 2012: The agreement finalizing the terms and conditions under which the FIG supports the principle for the admission of the International Cheer Union (ICU) into SportAccord has now been signed by all of the three parties involved: SportAccord, the ICU and the FIG. The final signature was added at… Continue reading FIG, ICU and SportAccord Sign Trilateral Agreement

USASF Rules Update – April 5, 2012

The USASF posted an update to the rules changes made last week and published A Message From the USASF Board of Directors (April 5th, 2012). The USASF Announcement is available on and a summary of the updates announced today is below: Standing Double Fulls are not allowed, but Standing Single Fulls are. Standing Single… Continue reading USASF Rules Update – April 5, 2012

2012 NCA All-Star Nationals: Worlds Bids & Grand Champion Process for International Divisions

NCA sent the following email regarding International divisions and Worlds Bids. This seems to open the door to, in the worst case scenario, having a team finish 1st in the division, but not be 1st in line for a Worlds Bid (among teams in that division). It will be interesting to see how a situation… Continue reading 2012 NCA All-Star Nationals: Worlds Bids & Grand Champion Process for International Divisions

USASF/IASF: Worlds Policy Update II

Les Stella made a clarification about the email the USASF sent yesterday: Any all star event conducted by a USASF/IASF member event producer is fine to attend. The “international” title is not an issue, the “World” title is a problem. It really is that simple. As long as you don’t attend a competition that has… Continue reading USASF/IASF: Worlds Policy Update II

Dear IASF: An International Idea

The international divisions currently exist to fill two needs: provide an outlet for the cheerleaders who have aged out of the club divisions while providing a chance for teams from other countries to compete on a ‘level’ playing field. The problem is that because this division fills two needs currently one aspect of the division… Continue reading Dear IASF: An International Idea