INDIANAPOLIS (August 24, 2012)—Champions are crowned under the direction and vision of exceptional coaching mentors. The 2013 Champions Cup Cheer & Dance State Nationals, presented by The Cheerleading/Dancing Agency and USA Sports Productions, has opened its coaching application process to secure professionals to lead teams to the July event in New Orleans, LA.
Now through December 1, 2012 interested coaching professionals may apply to coach a cheer or dance team in their home state. Coaches will be selected as an independent and will not represent any gym or organization affiliation. Cheer teams will be formed based upon scholastic, recreational and all-star athletes in youth, junior, senior, super senior or international teams level 1 through 5. Dance teams will be formed for scholastic, recreational and all-star dancers in youth, junior, senior, senior coed, and open, open coed and male. Dance categories will include Jazz, Pom, Lyrical and Hip Hop.
“The Champions Cup is exceptional because it isn’t about one particular gym, team, coach or affiliations, it’s about individual athletes and coaches collaborating within their state,” said Patrick Cowherd, President of The Cheerleading Agency and Champions Cup Co-Event Producer. “Coaches will be placed with athletes based upon their certification level.”
The Champions Cup anticipates several teams per state—as many as 50 are possible. With those numbers, this event will be the largest of this format.
USASF, NFHS, and AACCA rules in cheer and dance will be followed to ensure safety and consistency. Coaches will be required to complete a background check and be a current AACCA and or a USASF, member with certification up to the division of which they are selected to coach as well as be certified in First Aid and CPR. Representatives from The Cheerleading Agency/Dancing Agency and USA Sports Productions will select all members of the event’s coaching staff.
Interested applicants are encouraged to visit TheChampionsCup.US to download the application forms and general information sheet.