IASF Dance Latest Updates

IASF LogoThe 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]

USASF Cheer Rules and Age Grid 2018-19

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

  1. Log in to your member profile at USASF.net
  2. In the drop down menu in the top right corner, select “Visit USASF Rules & Safety Site”
  3. 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.

USASF: We Want Your Input, Cheer Coaches!

We’re talking about how we can grow All Star together, and want your input! Join our Growing All Star webinar next Tuesday, December 19th at 11:00AM CST to learn about new ideas and opportunities to expand All Star and to let us know what you think! Cheer coaches and owners who attend the webinar will be sent a survey to submit feedback to the ideas discussed. Space is limited, register for the webinar now!

USASF: Dance Worlds Score Sheets and Webinars

The USASF Dance Worlds score sheets and training webinars have been posted to the website. The Category Directors recorded a detailed review of the score sheets breaking down each caption, highlighting point values, judge thoughts, and even giving insight to some of the tools the judges use to encourage consistency at The Dance Worlds. These same reviews will be used to train judges at the 2018 Dance Worlds.

These sheets are available to all event producers as an option to use during the 2017-18 event season. Coaches, be sure to check with each event producer to verify what scoring system will be used and to plan your choreography accordingly.

Click here to view the Worlds Score Sheets and Training Webinars

Cheers to a successful event season!

Cheryl Paquette, USASF Dance Adjudication Director

USASF: Wednesday Webinar Series

The USASF started a Webinar Wednesday Series this month. The first topic was USASF Portal Tips and Tricks and presented on October 4th. The second Webinar Wednesday will be October 18th with the topic being USASF Portal Tips and Tricks: Updates for Owners and Coaches using the USASF Portal.

Each topic is discussed during each of the 5 session, with the sessions being at 11 am, 12:30 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm, and 9 pm Eastern. Every topic and session has separate registration links so you’ll need to check your email for the link and additional details.

USASF: Legality Official Training & Scoring Webinars

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!

Scoring Webinars

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:

USASF: Make the USASF Connection

In January we held web conferences by region to announce the launch of the National All Star Connection (The Connection) which is the pathway to USASF involvement for cheer and dance coaches and owners. We introduced you to the Region Leaders and let you know that more opportunity for input and collaboration would be coming. That opportunity is March 14 and 15!

Join your USASF Regional Director and your Connection Region Team Leaders for an interactive webinar. They’ll be facilitating information sharing and discussion about the topics YOU want to talk about!

Follow the links below to

  1. Register for the webinar in your region and
  2. submit questions about topics that are important to you.

March 14th

West: 12:00PM PST   |   Midwest: 12:30PM CST

Southwest: 6:00PM CST   |   Southeast: 9:00PM EST

March 15th

Northeast: 9:00PM EST

What would you like your Regional Director and Connection Region Leaders to discuss? Submit your ideas by March 10th.

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