USA Cheer, the organization responsible for reviewing and updating cheerleading safety standards, has developed a comprehensive Dance Membership Program, which includes a background check, athlete protection training, acknowledgement of concussion training with return to participation guidance, and a member code of conduct. We realize this falls under the USA Cheer family; however, we know how important and pertinent this information is for dance coaches. Because of this, we will be working with USA Cheer for dance coaches to complete this course.
This season’s membership will be active from June 1, 2022 through May 31, 2023 and will satisfy the previously communicated requirement that all school coaches, choreographers, rec coaches, and personnel attending a Varsity Spirit cheer or dance competition must have this membership to gain access to the warmup, backstage or coaches’ box areas.
NEW THIS YEAR
The Cheer Coach and Dance Coach memberships come with additional liability coverage for current members who are 18 years of age or older while coaching their designated team. Beginning in 2022-23, this membership includes secondary liability coverage for members who are 18 years of age or older who have completed all requirements for membership. Coverage applies while the approved Dance Coach member is supervising dance practices, games, or competition with their designated team. No coverage applies for 1) training individual participants or conducting their own camps/clinics 2) acting as a choreographer for a team that they do not coach full time or 3) while coaching any other sports besides cheer, STUNT and dance.
PROOF OF MEMBERSHIP
When checking in at Varsity Spirit competitions, you will now simply provide proof of membership for each person from your organization who wishes to go into the warmup area, backstage or coaches’ box. Upon proof of membership, each coach will receive a wristband that will allow them access.
COMPLETE MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENT
2022-2023 School Divisions:
NEW! Intermediate Division Announcement:
NEW! Intermediate Division FAQs:
NEW! Intermediate Division Rules:
2022-2023 School Rule Book:
2022-2023 Soloist & Small Group Rule Book:
2022-2023 School Score Sheet Samples:
2022-2023 Game Day Score Sheet Sample:
2022-2023 School Scoring Webinar:
2022-2023 School Game Day Webinar:
2022-2023 School Scoring Webinar Presenters:
2023 NCA & NDA Collegiate Rule Book:
2023 Collegiate Sample Score Sheets:
2023 Collegiate Scoring Webinar:
2023 Collegiate Scoring Webinar Presenters:
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Judges selected for one of our regional events should meet these standards
In addition to the regional event standards these additional criteria will be used when selecting our National Championship Judges.
Providing accurate, fair, and unbiased feedback for our customers is one of our top priorities. With that said, our selected panel of judges must have no affiliation with teams in a division they are scheduled to judge.
Example of potential Conflicts of Interest:
Due to the size of our National Championships, judge’s with conflicts may be selected. Every effort will be made to ensure that a judge with a potential Conflict of Interest is not scheduled to judge that team or school’s divisions.
As a coach, it is important to be current on the NDA Safety Rules. If you have questions concerning any safety rules or questions regarding specific performance elements, please follow these steps. This will ensure that you receive a timely and accurate response to your video inquiry.
VIDEOS THAT ARE NOT IN THE ABOVE FORMAT WILL NOT BE VIEWED. Videos MUST be received at least THREE WEEKS PRIOR to the Championship date. Videos not received in the three weeks prior to the championship date will NOT be reviewed.
Email videos to: email@example.com.
2022-2023 Scoring Review Process & Legality Review Process:
2022-2023 Judge Directory:
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