Long Live Loyalty

I spoke with some parents that were disappointed their daughter was removed from a team mid season. The team was the type of marquee team that could win any event they attended, including Worlds. Their daughter had been a member of the program for several years, finally making her dream team and deservedly so. The… Continue reading Long Live Loyalty

USASF Updates – December 2014

Athlete Membership cards are getting a makeover and will be much more easily available! Have you read about the accident and catastrophic insurance policies for your athletes? There are a few things we need you to do in your gym/studio profiles to keep your Event Rosters and database accurate. Read below and take action today!… Continue reading USASF Updates – December 2014

USASF: Parent How to’s for Athlete Membership

Glenda Broderick, the Southeast Regional Director for the USASF, sent the following email to coaches and gym owners in her region: We’ve added some new tools to our website to help you help your parents navigate through the Athlete Membership process. Please share this link and URL with your parents. The how to documents posted… Continue reading USASF: Parent How to’s for Athlete Membership

Open Letter to a New Cheer Parent

Heart of Cheer published Open Letter to a New Cheer Parent, providing advice to parents beginning the cheerleading journey. We call ourselves “The Cheer Family.” You can’t miss us. We are crazy, loud, energetic, and usually wearing gym colors or merchandise. See that little girl who just got her handspring? Every person in the lobby… Continue reading Open Letter to a New Cheer Parent

Observations Beginning Football Season

Last week the USASF sent an email, Help for Resetting Athlete User Names and Passwords, with instructions on how gyms can send parents credentials so the parents can login to their child’s USASF profile. The USASF profile is something the parent or athlete should control. They should have the login credentials so they can update… Continue reading Observations Beginning Football Season

Email: Understanding the Whole Business of Cheerleading

We received this email over the weekend from Jackie. Would anyone like to offer her an intelligent response? I’m not fully understanding the whole business of cheer-leading. I see that it is real big bucks business for owners of cheer and dance schools and companies who cater to this industry. I don’t understand the draw… Continue reading Email: Understanding the Whole Business of Cheerleading

‘Cheer Dads’ See No Shame in Devotion to Daughters’ Intense Schedules

NJ.com published ‘Cheer Dads’ See No Shame in Devotion to Daughters’ Intense Schedules. Sykowski and a few other dads might stick out among all the moms at World Cup practices, but they are quick to embrace the “cheer lifestyle” for their girls, even if it means learning how to splash on the right amount of glitter… Continue reading ‘Cheer Dads’ See No Shame in Devotion to Daughters’ Intense Schedules

April Fool’s Day 2011

April Fool’s Day is the day anyone can get away with just about anything so I’m going to talk about rumors I’ve heard over the past several months. 2011-12 Rules The new rules are going to be released today, but no one will believe it because it’s April Fool’s Day. At least we’ll get First… Continue reading April Fool’s Day 2011