Halloween has come and gone with October’s news:
- USASF released the Dance Worlds score sheets for 2016.
- USASF also released information on Background Checks for Owners and Coaches, including Why the USASF is requiring them, Warm Up Room Requirements.
- Dana Fielding was named the Event Safety Administrator of the USASF Cheer Rules and Safety team.
- NBC affiliate WPTZ published Student Overcomes Down’s Syndrome for Spirited Cheerleading Routine.
- California made cheerleading a sport, starting in 2017-18, as covered by the LA Times, Fox 5 San Diego, and NBC 7 San Diego, and USA Today.
- The National Post posted Cheerleading is a Highly Skilled, Dangerous Activity. Why Doesn’t it Pay?.
- The Gainesville Scene published What Male Cheerleading is Really Like.
- Cheer Media announced they’ll publish a College Scholarship Guide for Cheerleading.
- The Huffington Post published Cheerleading: A Major Cause of Brain Injuries.
- TVNZ posted a news report video, Cheerleading Not Just For the Slight of Frame – Big Boys in High Demand.
- The Guardian published (Professional) Cheerleaders are Exploited Workers Whose ‘Sexiness’ is Used Against Them.
- USA Cheer Announced the 2016 Stunt National College Championship will take place In Sacramento on April 28-19.
Also, with it now being Worlds competition season, please remember this paragraph from the Cheerleading Worlds packet:
Any athlete that has competed on the floor with a team in any level from a gym (Primary Gym), during the Worlds competition season (November 1, 2015 – May 1, 2016), will have to have a USASF Gym Release Waiver signed by the owner of primary gym before that athlete is eligible to compete with with the secondary gym at the 2016 Cheerleading Worlds. The USASF Gym Release Waiver is found at www.USASF.net.