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]
Dear USASF Members:
We have some exciting news to share!
You may be aware that, last year, the IASF began to oversee the Age Grid, Safety Guidelines and Scoring System for the Open/International Divisions at The Cheerleading Worlds. The IASF is now ready to do the same for The Dance Worlds in 2019.
What does this mean? The USASF will continue to oversee the Senior Divisions & Categories, Safety Guidelines and Scoring for Worlds, and the IASF will oversee the Open Divisions & Categories, Safety Guidelines and Scoring for Worlds. Coming soon, information about awarding bids in the IASF Open Divisions and Categories for dance will be made available to Event Producers.
Want to learn more? Join us on Wednesday, July 25th at 2:00PM EST for an informational webinar to learn more about The Dance Worlds Divisions and Categories for 2019. Click here to register (link removed). After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
- 2018-2019 USASF Divisions & Categories (available during the event season)
- 2019 Worlds Divisions & Categories
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- login to your Member Profile
- Select “Visit USASF Community” at the top right
Dear USASF Members:
The International All Star Federation (IASF) recently released new, non-tumbling cheer divisions for the 2018-19 season. To support these new divisions and to give more opportunity to programs, these provisional, Level 5, non-tumbling divisions were selected to be offered at the 2019 Worlds.
Each Worlds bid event will have the opportunity to offer one At Large Worlds bid in the IASF Non-Tumbling Cheer Divisions, in addition to any other bids they are eligible to offer. Our shared goal is to give more opportunities to programs that will help build participation at Worlds internationally.
Programs are encouraged to be in contact with event producers that award Worlds Bids to find out if these new IASF non-tumbling divisions will be offered.
Dear USASF Program Owners and Coaches:
As a follow up to information about Cheerleading Worlds Divisions for 2019, please see the updated information below.
- Click here for a full list of all Worlds Divisions (Club and IASF) for 2019. Please note: The Board of Directors is considering the possibility of adding Worlds Bids for the non-tumbling divisions, and will be announced this summer.
- Updated Age Grid (Early Release Version – with new International Provisional Divisions)
- Don’t forget to join our webinar on Thursday that will review all divisions
Join the Webinar
We’ll be hosting an informational webinar about Worlds Divisions on Thursday, May 24, 2018 2:00 PM EDT.
(Registration information removed)
The IASF held a Worlds Scoring Webinar last week and the video has been posted in their Facebook group.
Congratulations to the USASF Worlds Cup Race bid winners:
- Rockstar Greenville Rolling Stones IOSC-5
- Spirit All Stars Team Obsession SXSC
- Pennsylvania Elite Guardians SXSC
At Large Bids
- Fire House Gym TNT SXSC
- Perfection All Stars Icons SXS
- Cheer Force One CF1 Machs SXSC
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.
Dear USASF Members:
Thanks to USA Cheer, the USASF was just granted the opportunity to send a team with Exceptional Athletes (formerly called Special Needs) to the International Cheer Union (ICU) World Cheerleading Championship in April of 2018 to represent the National Team for the USA!
In order to meet the timeline of this special invitation, an Exceptional Athletes Sub-Committee met to create an expedited selection process. The committee decided to award this opportunity to a team who already competes and who could adapt a routine to the ICU format and safety guidelines in time for the championship.
Congratulations to Maryland Twisters Eye of the Storm, who will represent The National Team for the USA at the 2018 ICU World Cheerleading Championship!
Moving forward, a process and system will be implemented to include more teams with Special Needs in the selection process. We will likely create a video submission program (similar to the current Worlds bid video program for teams with Exceptional Athletes) where a distinguished panel of judges will select the official team. Be on the look out for the 2019 US National Team information that should be released this Fall.
Qualify To Perform At Worlds, 2018
Teams with Exceptional Athletes still have the opportunity to submit videos to compete for 5 At Large bids to Exhibition at The Cheerleading Worlds, 2018. Don’t forget—videos are due no later than March 1, 2018. Click here to learn more!
The Cheerleading and Dance 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.
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!
Junior Dance Qualification
Want to compete your Junior dance team at the 2018 USASF Dance World Championship? Earn a bid to compete in the Junior Dance division by submitting a video for qualification. Click here to learn more.
Video submission deadline: March 1, 2018.
Exceptional Athletes (formerly teams with Special Needs) 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 the 2018 Cheerleading and Dance Worlds. For more information, visit:
Video submission deadline: March 1, 2018.
Dance Worlds Resource
If you have any question as to which category (Jazz or Contemporary/Lyrical) you should register your routine in at any USASF Sanctioned Event, and especially if you’re competing for a bid to The Dance World Championship, submit a Jazz and Contemporary/Lyrical Designation Form at least one week prior to any sanctioned event. Our evaluation staff will review and advise.
Teams With Special Needs Qualification
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.
Junior Dance Qualification
Any U.S. Junior (JD) dance team that would like to receive a 2018 USASF Dance World Championship bid to compete in the Junior Dance division may submit a video for qualification. Up to 6 U.S. teams (limited to one team per program) are selected to receive “At Large” bids in the Junior Dance Division. Video submission deadline: March 1, 2018. Click here to learn more.
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. Five (5) Cheer teams and five (5) Dance teams will be selected to receive “At Large” bids to perform at Worlds. Video submission deadline: March 1, 2018.
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:
As summer continues the news cycle is slow, but here’s what’s going on:
- USASF Member Management System Launch is underway.
- Delmava Now published Special Needs Cheerleading Team Breaks Boundaries – and Wins.
- The Maitland Mercury posted World Stage Beckons for Oxygen All Stars.
- Clarksville Online published Three Austin Peay State University Cheerleaders Win Gold for Team USA at World Cheerleading Championships.
- Palm Coast Observer posted Palm Coast Parents Open All-Star Cheerleading Gym, With Daughter as Inspiration.
- Reading Eagle published Male Cheerleaders Defend Their Place on the Sidelines.
- New York Post posted Cheerleader Dies After Hospital Dismissed Her Chest Pain Twice.
- WTVR (CBS) published Former Elite Chesterfield Cheerleader Found Dead in Hotel Room.
- Courthouse News posted NFL Ducks Cheerleaders’ Antitrust Class Action.