In Review – March 2020

What a month! Here’s some of the news that is not related to the season pausing. Cheerleading in the UK: We’re Not on the Sidelines Any More via BBC. Black Girls Cheer: How a Mom’s Social Media Group Sparked a Movement via ABC. Cheer Shows Competitive Cheerleading Is Almost as Dangerous as Football. So Why… Continue reading In Review – March 2020

USA Cheer: Fall Safety Update!

One of USA Cheer’s primary objectives is to “promote safety and safety education for cheer in the United States.” It is a responsibility that is central to everything we do, including growing cheer participation and representing the USA in cheerleading internationally. This safety update includes information on updated high school rules and the new rules… Continue reading USA Cheer: Fall Safety Update!

USA Cheer: New USA Cheer/AACCA Safety Manual

The long-awaited USA Cheer Safety Manual update has been completed! The manual is the 4th edition of the original AACCA Cheerleading Safety Manual, which made cheerleading history when published in 1990. It was the first publication to specifically address risk minimization in all areas of safety awareness, legal and medical responsibilities, skill progressions, emergency planning,… Continue reading USA Cheer: New USA Cheer/AACCA Safety Manual

USASF: Athlete Safety

Athlete Safety is our #1 Priority! Our mission includes “strive for a safe environment for our athletes.” To the USASF, safety extends beyond our Cheer or Dance safety rules for performance. We’re committed to helping our members create the safest overall environment for every All Star athlete, so we’ve made resources available for use in gyms and studios.… Continue reading USASF: Athlete Safety

In Review – April 2018

Daytona is over and Worlds is almost over. Here’s what else happened in April: A Short History of the Very Short History of Male NFL Cheerleaders via The Outline. No Sweatpants in Public: Inside the Rule Books for N.F.L. Cheerleaders via New York Times. Sarasota’s Bailey Davis details dark side of NFL cheerleading via Sarasota… Continue reading In Review – April 2018

USASF: Cheer & Dance Rules and Video Glossary

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… Continue reading USASF: Cheer & Dance Rules and Video Glossary

USASF: Athlete Protection Messaging

Dear USASF Members: The USASF Board of Directors held their annual in-person meeting on November 6-7, 2017. One of the key discussions at the meeting was a thorough review of USASF policies and resources targeted at athlete protection. The USASF mission includes “strive for a safe environment for our athletes.” To the USASF, safety extends… Continue reading USASF: Athlete Protection Messaging

In Review – August 2017

August came and many of us returned to school. The unfortunate major news of the month came from Colorado, as reported by Denver Post, USA Today, and Fox News, among others. Here’s the other news of the month: Entertainment Weekly published Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Best Lyric Wasn’t in Hamilton. Regulatory Review posted Supreme Court Clarifies Test… Continue reading In Review – August 2017

In Review – August 2016

August came and went, unfortunately taking a couple members of our community with it. Former Louisville cheerleader Shanae Moorman died in a car accident, as reported by the Louisville Courier-Journal. CBS Chicago reported the 7-Year-Old Girl Who Died At Cheerleading Camp Had Rare Heart Defect. Lindsay Benton, a Wilmington, NC, area cheerleader, died following a… Continue reading In Review – August 2016

In Review – December 2015

December has gone, taking 2015 with it. Here’s the news it left us: The Daily Reville published Former LSU Cheerleader and Cheerleading Coach Launches Organic Lifestyle Business. Athletic Business published In California, Cheerleading Faces New Limits. Missourian published Cheerleading Teaches Important Life Lessons. WKRN published ‘Cheerleading More Than a Sport,’ Says Varsity CEO. USA Today… Continue reading In Review – December 2015