To learn about the Rules, Divisions, and Scoring System for the Open & Junior divisions, visit iasfworlds.com.
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 like to see what would happen if a major event required the coach to be certified in that category to be able to challenge a score. Using legality deductions as an example, only USASF certified judges would be able to challenge a legality issue. The exception I would add for legality concerns is if the skill was sent in via the USASF Coach App. If you aren’t certified and didn’t send it in there is no opportunity to get a legality deduction reviewed. Similarly on the scoring side, you’d need to be a certified building judge to challenge your stunt score, etc.
I believe this would accomplish a couple things. First, I think it would incentivize coaches to better educate themselves regarding the scoring system or rules. Some coaches are already doing a great job of this on their own, others have shown up to challenge scores and as I was showing where what was performed fell on the scoring rubric, they asked where I got it (the rubric) and asked if they could get a copy.
Second, I believe this would reduce the number of baseless challenges giving the challenge representatives more time to work with coaches on the legitimate challenges. And to help keep the number of baseless challenges minimal I would also have a method for revoking a certification a lack of knowledge is demonstrated in a coaching role just as it is if a lack of knowledge is shown in a judging role.
On top of that to keep the interactions professional I’d reserve the right to revoke the certifications of those not being professions, removing their ability to challenge for the remainder of the season. There are several logistics that would need to be worked out to make this a reality, but I think it would be worth trying.
The Cheerleading Worlds Club Scoring Now Available
A final version of the 2019 Worlds Score System is now available. Click here for the Club Divisions score sheet and deductions explanations.
For rules, scoring and information regarding the IASF Divisions at Worlds, visit www.iasfworlds.com.
Who is Going to Worlds?
The list of talented teams who have qualified for The Cheerleading and Dance World Championship is growing every week! See who earned bids.
The Cheerleading Worlds Cup Race
View the standings for the Worlds Cup Race, where Level 5 and 6 cheer teams earn points towards Paid or At-Large Bids to The Cheerleading World Championship!
Worlds Championship History
The Cheerleading Worlds launched in 2004 and The Dance Worlds in 2007. This international phenomenon draws top talent from the four corners of the globe. Check out the Worlds Championship History here.
The Dance Worlds Important Reminders
To learn about the differences in scoring, routine advancement and other nuances between the Senior divisions and the Open & Junior divisions at The Dance Worlds, click here.
Les Stella, Director IASF
Dana Fielding, IASF Director of Cheer Rules
Amy Tyler, IASF Director of Cheer Adjudication
Megan Wagner, IASF Executive Assistant
Meredith Walker, IASF Director of Dance Rules
Mary Wendt, IASF Director of Dance Adjudication
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The latest IASF 2019 Dance Worlds Age Grid and Division List has been updated. Click Here to see this updated list.
Two common questions we have received about this list are:
1. What is the difference between Elite and Premiere?
The only difference is the size of the team. Elite is 6-15 team members and Premiere is 16-30.
2. Will there be Cont/Lyrical at the 2019 Dance Worlds?
Yes, this will be under the Open Open Division.
Also, the IASF Dance Scoring System has been released. Click Here
If you are a Dance Coach and you missed the IASF webinar regarding IASF Dance, you can Click Here and watch the recorded webinar. You will have to input some information first but you will have immediate access to the webinar.
If you have a question regarding IASF Dance Scoring, please send an email to [email protected]
If you have a question about IASF Dance Rules or want to send in a video to check for legality of a skill, please send an email to [email protected]
The IASF Overall Cheer Age Grid for the 2018-2019 Season is out. To see the IASF Overall Cheer Age Grid, Click Here.
Also, the IASF 2019 WORLDS Division List is out with two new categories. Check with your bid giving event producers to see which categories they will be offering. To see the IASF 2019 Worlds Division List, Click Here.
The first new category for Worlds is IASF Non-Tumbling Level 5. For the IASF 2019 Cheer Worlds, there are two divisions in this new category, IASF Open Level 5NT and IASF Open Level 5NT Coed. There are some new rules that go with these divisions and you can see those on the Non-Tumbling Score Sheets by clicking HERE.
The second new category for Worlds is IASF Global Club Level 5. For the IASF 2019 Cheer Worlds, there are also two divisions in this new category, IASF Global Club Level 5 and IASF Global Club Level 5 Coed.
We are currently working on the score sheets for this category and will have them released soon.
For the IASF Scoring System for all other 1-6 divisions, Click Here.
If you have a question regarding IASF Cheer Scoring, please send an email to [email protected]
If you have a question about IASF Cheer Rules or want to send in a video to check for legality of a skill, please send an email to [email protected]
The IASF held a Worlds Scoring Webinar last week and the video has been posted in their Facebook group.
TO: All Cheer Coaches attending The Cheerleading Worlds, 2018
The final draft of the Worlds Club Divisions scoring has been updated and is available online. Click here to view.
Please join us for a Worlds Club Divisions Scoring/logistics webinar on April 9th at 11am EST.Registration is required. A recording of the webinar will be available after the live webinar if you are unable to make it.
Any questions regarding scoring for The Cheerleading Worlds Club Divisions can be sent to Ali Stangle.
Cheer Worlds Scoring
Teams With Special Needs
Any Team with Special Needs that would like to receive a bid to perform at the 2018 Cheerleading and Dance Worlds may submit a video for qualification. Up to five (5) Cheer teams and up to five (5) Dance teams will be selected to receive “At Large” bids to perform at Worlds. Video submission deadline: March 1, 2018.
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
Legality Official Training | Cheer & Dance
Don’t miss your opportunity for the final two Cheer and Dance Legality Official Training sessions this season! The deadline to register for Knoxville, TN and Albany, NY Legality Official Training is Friday, August 25th.
For more information and to register, click here. Please Note: These two sessions may not occur without a minimum number of registrations. Register today!
CHEER: There will be a webinar to review the major changes for the draft version of Club Scoring for the 2018 Cheerleading Worlds on Wednesday, August 30th from 12:00pm-1:30pm EST.
For more information and to pre-register, click here. Space is limited, register today!
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
DANCE: Score sheets used at the 2018 Dance Worlds will be available on usasf.net beginning September 5th. Be sure to check back then!
Recorded webinars, used to train the Dance Worlds judges, that detail each of the Dance Worlds score sheets, pointing out genre differences/similarities, enhanced caption explanations and unique point values will be available late September. This is a great resource for all coaches, event producers, and dance judges!
For questions or additional information: