Cheer Coaches, check out this member resource – now available to you! The USASF Quick Reference Guide is a 75-minute video overview by the Cheer Rules Team and is located in the Rules & Safety Member Site under “Cheer”.
Multiple skills are highlighted in the video as they are commonly broken and/or misunderstood. This video does not cover all rules. Refer to the USASF Cheer Rules for the full rules and remember that all skills, prior to the event, should be submitted thru the USASF Coach App.
As a reminder of last week’s update; cheer coaches and owners with a current, paid membership as of 10/7 will receive a link via email to a survey gathering input for the Cheer Rules Proposal. If your membership is active, check your inbox
within the next 24 hours for the survey!
Dear USASF Cheer Members:
The final USASF Cheer Rules 2018-19 have been approved by the Rules Committee and Board of Directors and is now available in your USASF Member Profile.
For easy access to the 2018-19 USASF Cheer Rules:
- Log into your Member Profile
- In the top right hand corner, look for your name and a drop-down menu, Rules & Safety Site
- You will be able to view, download and/or print a PDF version of the age grid and rules
Contact Ali Stangle, [email protected]
The deadline has been extended!
Want to make a change to the Cheer Rules & Policies for the 2019-2021 seasons? Find out how and complete this form.
Deadline Extended: July 6, 2018
Last week AACCA released the college cheer rules for 2018-19, which contained several changes including sex based toss restrictions. The rules have since been pulled down and the Cheer Rules website has replaced them with a page stating:
The 2018-2019 College Safety Rules are under review to add more specifics to clarify the intentions of the rules. They will be posted again shortly.
Dear USASF Dance Members:
The U.S. All Star Federation Dance Safety Rules, Glossary and Divisions & Categories documents have been approved by the Dance Rules Committee and Board of Directors and are now available in your member profiles.
For easy access to the 2018-19 USASF Dance Rules:
- Log into your USASF Member Profile
- In the top right hand corner, look for your name and a drop-down menu that links to the rules
- You will be able to view, download and/or print a PDF version of the rules
Contact Meredith Walker
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.
Dear USASF Cheer Members:
The USASF Cheer Rules and Early Release Age Grid for the 2018-19 season is now available in your member profile. Please read this email for full details before logging in.
Based on broad member support, the greatest near term opportunities from the Growth Task Force process surfaced in the Age Grid in the form of new entry-level divisions with FUNdamentals and Novice. Additionally, the progression and revision in the All Star Prep and All Star Elite divisions create an easy to navigate path for cheer athletes of all ages and abilities to find a place to successfully grow in All Star. They are focused on increasing the numbers of athletes entering the sport at an earlier age and keeping them in the sport longer. The USASF will provide program owners with education, support, resources and marketing tools so that you can quickly and seamlessly integrate these new growth opportunities into your program.
All updates are available through your member profile, and here are a few specifics that members have asked about recently.
Now that new entry-level divisions (mentioned above) are in place, the Rules Committee, with full support of the Board of Directors, feels that the sport of All Star, and programs of all sizes, are ready to make the shift to increased bottom ages for some divisions. In addition, the XS Worlds Division will move to a maximum team size of 16, in line with the Olympic cheer initiative team sizes. Importantly, the Worlds Advisory Board will review all aspects of the XS Division at Worlds after the 2018 event occurs in April to help determine eligibility and participation in XS at Worlds going forward.
We hope you can join us on Feb 20th. We look forward to growing All Star with you!
USASF Cheer Rules and Age Grid Webinar | Tuesday, February 20, 2018
- Choose from: 12:00PM EST, 3:00PM EST, 8:00PM EST
- Register (via the Connection) and select the time that works best for you.
- After registering, you’ll receive a confirmation email with information about how to join the webinar.
- Unable to attend? The webinars will be recorded and available to members in your member profile.
Access the 2018-19 Cheer Rules & Early Release Age Grid
- Log in to your member profile at USASF.net
- In the drop down menu in the top right corner, select “Visit USASF Rules & Safety Site”
- On the Rules site, select “New” from either Cheer Age Grid or Cheer Rules in the menu bar.
Note: as a courtesy to owners and coaches, athletes will not have access to the 2018-19 rules until March.
Dear USASF Cheer Members:
The USASF Cheer Rules and Age Grid for the 2018-19 season will be available in your member profile on February 15th. While this is a non-rules-change year, there are some new opportunities offered in the Age Grid that will be helpful to all programs – new or established; small or large. Please read the entirety of this message to be fully informed.
Several webinars will take place on February 20th offering members further education and information. Look for information coming your way Thursday.
Cheer Credentialing Update
Cheer Coach Credentialing has been updated in the database. Please log into your coach profile and review the credentials that appear on your dashboard. If your dashboard does not display credentials or you believe the data that is showing is incorrect, follow this link and let us know.
Dance Rules & Policy Change Suggestions
Dance coaches and owners, have suggestions for existing rules? The 2018-19 Dance Rules & Policy Change Form is now available. We’d love to hear from you.
Policy change submission deadline: March 1, 2018.
Is this Legal?
Don’t risk legality points at an event when you could have your skill reviewed before you compete and know if it’s legal or not!
Dear USASF Cheer Members:
We are very excited to unveil all of the hard work by our membership with the creation of our 2018-2019 Cheer Safety Rules and Age Grid. The new opportunities that will be available to you to grow your program and All Star are a direct result of research data, member involvement and feedback. The next few weeks will be filled with a lot of information to get you ready for your best season yet in 2018-2019!
- February 15, 2018 – 2018-2019 Cheer Rules and Age Grid will be available at member profile login
- February 20, 2018 – Member Webinars to review the Cheer Rules and Age Grid
Get ready to grow!
The USASF is thrilled to announce a brand new resource for members! You now have access to an exclusive 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, go to the drop down menu in the top right corner, select “Visit USASF Rules Video Library” and start clicking!
The USASF has established six Board level Growth Task Forces to consider barriers to growth for All Star Cheer and to recommend strategies for growth based on research findings. The six Task Forces are:
- Image and Appearance
- Time Commitment
The USASF Rules teams have created a series of questions, quizzes, and clarifications for you to determine how well you know your cheer and dance rules. Subscribe to the USASF Rules updates and receive notifications by email.