All Eyes on the Floor

Another unconventional idea is to crowdsource bobbles, falls, and legalities to the other teams competing at the event, basically turning in your opponents. This would put more eyes on the floor looking for deductions, reducing the likelihood of one being missed and if one is missed it is at least partially the responsibility of those most… Continue reading All Eyes on the Floor

Certifiably Challenged

I’ve worked scoring and deduction challenges at several events in the past, usually on the deductions side, but occasionally on the scoring side. In doing this I’ve been part of and have overheard many discussions related to scoring and rules in our industry and it has left me with an idea for an experiment. I’d… Continue reading Certifiably Challenged

IASF: Meet the Team

Les 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… Continue reading IASF: Meet the Team

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

Scoring System Updates for 2013-14

Jammy and Varsity All Star released their 2013-14 scoring system updates today. I haven’t spent much time looking at the updates yet, but am sure Fierceboard and Twitter will be full of comments on the updates. I’m sure I’ll have more to say regarding them once I spend some time with them. JAM Brands |… Continue reading Scoring System Updates for 2013-14

Varsity Announces the “Varsity All Star Judges Association”

Memphis, Tenn. March 27, 2013 – The Varsity All Star Judges Association is the newest initiative from Varsity All Star committed to maintaining the highest standard of scoring in the All Star industry. Coaches attending Varsity All Star events in the 2013-2014 competition season can expect to be scored by a pool of “Five Star”… Continue reading Varsity Announces the “Varsity All Star Judges Association”

USASF 2011-13 Rules – Level 5 Changes

The USASF recently released the rules that will be used during the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons. Spirit Post decided to list every change and give some insight into the impact each change will have. This article discusses the changes made to Level 5. Restricted 1 Tumbling skills are allowed up to 1 flipping and 1… Continue reading USASF 2011-13 Rules – Level 5 Changes

USASF 2011-13 Rules – Level 4 Changes

The USASF recently released the rules that will be used during the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons. Spirit Post decided to list every change and give some insight into the impact each change will have. This article discusses the changes made to Level 4. General Tumbling A All tumbling must originate from and land on the… Continue reading USASF 2011-13 Rules – Level 4 Changes

USASF 2011-13 Rules – Level 3 Changes

The USASF recently released the rules that will be used during the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons. Spirit Post decided to list every change and give some insight into the impact each change will have. This article discusses the changes made to Level 3. General Tumbling A All tumbling must originate from and land on the… Continue reading USASF 2011-13 Rules – Level 3 Changes