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In Review – May 2020

Welcome to June. Both USASF & IASF have publicly posted their Divisions and Rules for the upcoming season, something USASF hasn’t done in a couple seasons.

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USASF: Personal Development Has Gone Virtual

Personal Development & Leadership Training coming to you Virtually!

USASF Logo 2018Now is the time to invest in yourself! The IMPACT Leadership Workshop, designed for All Star Professionals like yourself, has been redesigned to be even more accessible and affordable!. Developed by the IMPACT Leadership team, you will be taken through a series of introspective lessons designed to provoke thought, deepen one’s sense self worth, and strengthen and empower your voice as a leader and role model.

Topics Include

  • Integrity Matters
  • Defining Leadership Strengths
  • Your Role, Relationships and Responsibility
  • Your Voice Matters
  • Creating Your Own Path for Personal Success

Participants Receive

  • A Digital Workbook
  • 6 Hours of training + a two-hour advanced leadership training post-workshop
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Opportunities to apply for Advanced Leadership Training

To register, log in to your Member Profile and look for the Upcoming Meetings section for a complete list of events for which you can register.

Share With Your Athletes!

The BOLT/MARCH Workshop is designed for USASF Cheer and Dance Member Athletes who are entering 9th through 12th grades. Developed and led by alumni of the USASF Mentoring Leaders program, BOLT/MARCH will set athletes on a path to success and is now more affordable and more accessible than ever before! Athletes will register directly from their Member Portal!

  • 6 Dates to Select From
  • Only $60 per person
  • 6 Hours of Training

Athletes are: eligible to serve on the USASF Athlete Advisory Council, able to participate in the Healthy Kids Out of School project, receive advanced leadership training, and earn additional points for USASF Scholarships!

Coaches, encourage your athletes to continue their personal and leadership development by attending a VIRTUAL training. To share this information with your athletes, copy the link below and paste in your favorite platform (email, BAND, text, etc).

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Season Ending Update II

Since publishing our Season Ending Update, USASF has announced Worlds 2020 is cancelled, but IASF is continuing to considering having the International teams compete in the fall with the ICU Championship.

Varsity announced a “One of a Kind” Summit that will combine or replace The Summit, D2 Summit, Dance Summit, and The US Finals. The event will not require a bid and will be open to Worlds eligible teams.

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Season Ending?

About a week ago the season for many sports started falling apart. For me it started with several conference basketball tournaments announcing they’d be played without fans and picked up speed while watching an NBA game get postponed just before tipoff, after the players had warmed up. It spread quickly to other games and then to other sports and really hit home when March Madness, a personal favorite, was cancelled.

Between the Center for Disease Control recommending “cancelling all events of 50 or more people” for 8 weeks on March 15th and the White House suggesting everyone “avoid social gatherings of more than 10 people” for the next 15 days on March 16th, pretty much everything sports related I’ve seen was cancelled or postponed, except for the Iditarod sled dog race.

This responsibly, but unfortunately includes the scheduled end of the cheer and dance season. Since March 16th I haven’t seen any industry event scheduled before the end of May saying it would remain on it’s original date. This includes:

  • ICU & USASF/IASF Worlds
  • All Varsity Events including NCA College, Summits, and US Finals
  • Many and possibly all Independent events. I’m not aware of any continuing, just not able to conclusive state I’m aware of all being postponed or cancelled.

Updates:

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USASF: Worlds Events Concerning Outbreak

Cheerleading Worlds LogoAt USASF and IASF, nothing is more important to us than the safety of the athletes, coaches, friends and families that attend our Worlds events. We are closely monitoring the potential impact the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), may have on upcoming Cheerleading and Dance Worlds events and will continue to make decisions based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control, local health officials and our event Partners. At this time, we have not received any indication that there is cause to cancel the upcoming Cheerleading and Dance Worlds events. We will notify you if circumstances change.

Dance WorldsFor what you should know, timely updates and more information on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.

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In Review – December 2019

Welcome to 2020. Here’s some of the news to close out 2019.

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USASF: Are You Competition Ready? (2019-20)

USASF Logo 2018Dear USASF Coaches and Program Owners,

Competition season is upon us. Are you competition ready? Join Regional Directors Glenda Broderick and Robin Galik as they walk you through the steps to ensure you are prepared for your 2019-2020 events and fully understand compliance, eligibility, rostering, and more!

SELECT THE TIME THAT WORKS BEST FOR YOU

  • October 16, 2019 at 12:00pm EDT
  • October 16, 2019 at 9:00pm EDT

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Can’t join us at the times listed? Register anyway and we’ll send you the recording.

Be sure to check The Connection for a posting of the webinar and further discussion.

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USASF: 2020 Worlds Cup Race

USASF Worlds Cup Race LogoAll Level 6 and 7 teams entering one or more of the following USASF Sanctioned Events will receive points based on the size of their division and placement rankings. At the end of the season, the Level 6 and/or Level 7 teams with the highest point totals will win 3 Paid Bids and 3 At Large Bids to The Cheerleading Worlds, 2020.

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USASF: Announcement Regarding Worlds 2020

Cheerleading Worlds LogoFrom the U.S. All Star Federation and the International All Star Federation regarding The Cheerleading and Dance World Championship

The Road to Worlds is an exciting one for All Star teams around the globe, and we share in the excitement and anticipation each year! The growth and momentum of All Star brings together incredible athleticism, artistry and talent at The Worlds annually. We’re looking forward to 2020.

Circumstances outside of our control have necessitated a slight adjustment of the dates of The Cheerleading and Dance Worlds for 2020. Worlds will take place on April 24, 25 and 26. The location remains at Walt Disney World® in Orlando, FL.

If you have questions, please contact:

  • U.S. Event Producers and Teams, please contact the USASF
  • Non-U.S. Event Producers and Teams, please contact the IASF

The Cheerleading and Dance Worlds 2020 Date Change FAQ

Why is there a date change for The Cheerleading and Dance Worlds?

The International Cheer Union is slightly changing their event date due to a scheduling conflict with important international meetings. That change is causing the USASF and IASF to slightly change their event date for The Cheerleading and Dance Worlds to avoid event overlap at Walt Disney World®.

What are the dates of the ICU World Championships?

To avoid a scheduling conflict with important international meetings, the 2020 ICU Worlds Championships will change their event date to April 27, 28 and 29.

Will this be the schedule for the following year?

At this time, we are only aware that it is a one-time change to the schedule.

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USASF: Learn the Cheer Rules Through the Eyes of the Experts!

USASF LogoDear USASF Program Owners and Coaches,

Join Ali Stangle, Dana Fielding and special guests including Kenny Feeley at the USASF National Meeting as they bring the Cheer Rules to life through video and live stunt demonstrations. This is an in-depth workshop where you learn the nuances of the rules while gaining a real understanding in a fun, interactive environment.

This workshop will explain the intent behind the rules and how to prepare your athletes with skills focused on safety through level rule progressions. The workshop is for ALL experience levels and includes a working lunch!

Register for the National Meeting, select the Cheer Rules Workshop track and unlock your coaching potential! Click here for a preview.

National Meeting Registration

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USASF: June Disciplinary Report

USASF Logo 2018The USASF Disciplinary Committee has posted its report of member non-compliance concerns that were addressed last month. Reports will be posted each month, so check back regularly.

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USASF: 2019-2020 Sanctioned Event & Warm-Up Room Requirements

USASF LogoAll teams, athletes, coaches and personnel attending a USASF sanctioned event that are competing or performing as an Exhibition Team in an All Star Division must meet the eligibility requirements. Learn more.

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USASF: 2019-2020 Cheer & Dance Rules Have Been Released

USASF Logo 2018The 2019-2020 Cheer and Dance Rules and Age Grids have been approved by the USASF Board of Directors and can be found on the USASF Rules Site accessed via the Member Portal.

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USASF: Coach App Opening Soon

NEW DATE…The Coach App will reopen on August 1st for the new season.

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USASF: Is Your Eligibility Up-to-Date?

With the start of a new Membership Term (June 1st), have you taken the necessary steps to be eligible this event season? NEWfor the 2019-20 season, all Owners, Coaches, and Personnel must be SafeSport trained. Find out more here. #DontbelikeDiana