USASF rules, divisions and categories create a safe, consistent and fair platform for athletes to cheer and dance at All Star events and exercises. Safety, followed by skill progression and fair play, is a top priority when establishing or adjusting rules or policies. The USASF also establishes best practice guidelines in areas of All Star that are not directly related to safety rules, but are important to the integrity of the sport. The USASF is strengthening its safety rules and policies by certifying coaches to ensure that cheer coaches are able to teach the advancement of appropriate skills and certification of security judges, providing safety judges with the knowledge and resources to enforce safety rules during competition. In October 2021, the USASF announced proposed rules for the 2022–23 season and the rule change process. The proposed regulation outlines various changes for the 2022–23 season, not the current 2021–22 season. Changes range from tumbling skills, building skills, age grid, cheerleading Worlds departments and D1/D2 parameters. Here is the USASF‘s proposal to change the public rules for the 2022–23 season. Reason: International Open 6 Division can have the exact same roster. The Senior Open 6 was created due to uncertainty about the direction the IASF is taking in terms of ratings, rules, etc. As of November 10, 2021, we are currently in the fifth stage of the rule change process. The sixth step, “Ask members for feedback,” is as follows.
Calls have already been made to make the process more transparent and the USASF is expected to publish the results of the survey to members. Rationale: The additional male athlete provides options for creating stunt groups that can be completed at a competitive level with more age-appropriate athletes. It is necessary to pilot older and suitable pilots, and another male will help to do this. The average team of 24 people will do 5 stunts, this would eventually put 1 man in each stunt group. This would also allow teams with stronger female stunts to add men with elite rockers to help them in tumbling categories. In these divisions, men are strongly presented, another male who can contribute to a category where the team as a whole is absent. There is such a jump of 5 to 12 men in the Grand Open Coed 6 and 5 to 16 men in International Large 6 & 7, so the smaller divisions will help one more man close that gap. Proposed rule: Allow rewinds in Senior 6 with the same restrictions as in International 6. Current rule: No fall in direct combination after rounding or rounded bounce allowed. Suggested rule: Allow forward or backward roll immediately after a turn.
Partner/Group Stunts & Solo/Duo scoresheets Current rule: Not allowed in senior division, international only 6. New this season, the USASF has begun the process of these rule changes, a welcome moment of transparency. See below. Suggested rule: Add the front hand spring (front connection ground skill, including fly spring) to the front fascia. Experienced judges: If you are a returning judge who wishes to renew your University Star Judges membership and view the membership link out of 5. In July 2022, please contact the Judges‘ Operations Specialist in your region or firstname.lastname@example.org Click here to visit the United Scoring Partners website for lists of results, headings, equivalent documents and deduction system. Reason: Level 4 can combine bounding jumps, and then Level 6 can combine limitation skills with double twist. Adjustment Current rule: Torsion must be immediately preceded by a turn, backhand spring or front spring(s) The USASF age grid is calculated by year of birth. The ICU and IASF age grids are calculated based on the age of the year-end competition. Do they need to be coordinated? Reason: The first level where you can fall off a flip is flip/flip not a good progress.
Suggested rule: Remove the limit in folds and layouts. Varsity is proud to be a leader in the All-Star rankings with the Varsity All Star points system. Our mission is to inspire teams to create all-star routines that balance difficulty with technique and performance, and to bring out the best in all our athletes. The Rating Committee updates the scoring system annually based on feedback from coaches, judges and industry leaders.