National Governing Body for Sport Cheering in the United States
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Letter from Executive Director Lauri Harris Regarding Athlete Protection

Dear members of the cheer community; This morning USA Today published a disturbing article on misconduct and sexual abuse in the cheer community. USA Cheer takes any allegation of sexual misconduct and abuse very seriously. It has no place in society or sport—we must collectively do everything possible to safeguard our kids. As an umbrella [...]

2020-09-18T11:38:46-05:00September 18th, 2020|Uncategorized, USA Cheer News|

STUNT Receives Emerging Sport Recommendation from the NCAA’s Committee on Women’s Athletics

May 12, 2020– USA Cheer, the National governing body for the sport of Cheer, is proud to announce that the NCAA’s Committee on Women’s Athletics (CWA) has recommended to add STUNT as an NCAA emerging sport. STUNT expands participation opportunities for young women by providing an avenue for female athletes with skills in the area [...]

2020-08-05T09:21:00-05:00May 12th, 2020|Uncategorized, USA Cheer News|

Risk Minimization Remains Key in 2020-21 College Cheer Rules Changes

College cheerleading rules changes for the 2020-21 school year have been released, with the focus remaining on risk minimization. The twelve rules changes for this year address the use of hard casts, performance surfaces, spotting requirements, and twisting and flipping skills in stunts and pyramids. While allowing some new skills where risk did not [...]

2020-08-05T09:19:52-05:00April 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized, USA Cheer News|

One Set of Rules for High School Cheer

USA Cheer and the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) have reached an agreement to publish one set of rules for high school cheerleading the 2020-21 season under the NFHS Rule Book. Since the late 1980s, USA Cheer (previously as the American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators) and the NFHS have [...]

2020-08-05T09:21:17-05:00April 1st, 2020|Uncategorized, USA Cheer News|

USA Cheer Announces 2020 US National Team Cheer Freestyle Pom Representatives

Athletes from the University of Tennessee Pom Team will represent USA in the US National Team Cheer Freestyle Pom Division Sacramento, California, February 18, 2020 – USA Cheer has announced the coaching staff and regional area that will represent the United States in the US National Team Cheer Freestyle Pom division at the 2020 [...]

2020-08-05T09:21:48-05:00February 18th, 2020|Uncategorized, USA Cheer News|

USA Cheer Announces 2020 US National Team Jazz Representatives

Athletes from the Brigham Young University Jazz team will represent the USA in the US National Team Cheer Jazz Division Sacramento, California (February 18, 2020) – USA Cheer has announced the coaching staff and regional area that will represent the United States in the US National Team Cheer Jazz division at the 2020 International Cheer [...]

2020-08-05T09:22:00-05:00February 18th, 2020|Uncategorized, USA Cheer News|

USA Cheer Announces 2020 US National Team Cheer Hip Hop Representatives

Athletes from the University of Nevada Las Vegas will compete in the US National Team Cheer Hip Hop Division Sacramento, California, February 18, 2020 – USA Cheer has announced the coaching staff and team that will represent the United States in the US National Team Cheer Hip Hop division at the 2020 International Cheer Union [...]

2020-08-05T09:27:50-05:00February 18th, 2020|Uncategorized, USA Cheer News|

USA Cheer Response to Netflix’s “CHEER!”

USA Cheer believes that the safety of every cheerleader is paramount in all cheerleading programs. The Netflix documentary “Cheer” has brought a great deal of attention to the general public about the world of cheerleading. It’s refreshing to see cheerleading, and the coaches and athletes involved, get the accolades from the general public, celebrities - and [...]

2020-01-31T13:42:37-06:00January 31st, 2020|Uncategorized|

USA Cheer Announces 2020 US National Junior Team Hip Hop Division Coaching Staff and Region

Athletes from the Dollhouse Dance Factory and Sheboygan, Wisconsin area will comprise the US National Junior Team Hip Hop Team for 2020.  Sacramento, Calif., January 9, 2020 – USA Cheer has announced the coaching staff and region that will represent the United States in the Junior Team Hip Hop division at the 2020 International [...]

2020-08-05T09:28:14-05:00January 9th, 2020|Uncategorized, USA Cheer News|

USA Cheer Announces 2020 US National Junior Team Cheer Freestyle Pom Division Coaching Staff and Region

Athletes from Dance Mania All Stars area will comprise the US National Junior Team Cheer Freestyle Pom Team  Sacramento, Calif., January 9, 2020  – USA Cheer has announced the coaching staff and region that will represent the United States in the Junior Team Cheer Freestyle Pom division at the 2020 International Cheer Union (ICU) [...]

2020-08-05T09:29:58-05:00January 9th, 2020|Uncategorized, USA Cheer News|

USA Cheer Announces Special Olympic and Adaptive Abilities Teams for 2020

Seven Adaptive Abilities and Special Olympic teams have been selected to represent the United States in the International Cheer Union World Championships Sacramento, Calif., January 8, 2020 – USA Cheer, the national governing body for cheer, has announced it will be fielding seven teams in the Adaptive Abilities and Special Olympics divisions at the [...]

2020-08-05T09:30:03-05:00January 8th, 2020|Uncategorized, USA Cheer News|

USA Cheer Announces 2020 US National Junior Coed Coaching Staff and Region

Athletes from the Chicago Region will comprise the US National Junior Coed Team. Sacramento, Calif., December 9, 2019 – USA Cheer has announced the coaches and regional area representing the US National Coed Team, which will compete in the Junior Coed Division at the 2020 International Cheer Union (ICU) World Cheerleading Championships, which take [...]

2020-08-05T09:30:13-05:00December 9th, 2019|Uncategorized, USA Cheer News|

USA Cheer Announces 2020 US National Junior All Girl Coaching Staff and Region

Athletes from the Louisville Metro and Southern Indiana area will comprise the US National Junior All Girl Team. Sacramento, Calif., December 9, 2019 – USA Cheer has announced the coaches and regional areas representing the US National Junior All Girl Team, which will compete in the Junior All Girl Division at the 2020 International [...]

2020-08-05T09:30:45-05:00December 9th, 2019|Uncategorized, USA Cheer News|

USA Cheer Recognized by Sports Destination Management

Sacramento, Calif., November 11, 2019 – USA Cheer, the governing body for cheer in the US, is proud to announce that Sports Destination Management, the leading publication with the largest circulation of sports event planners and tournament directors in the sports tourism market, has bestowed one of its Innovations in Sports Tourism Awards to [...]

2020-08-05T09:30:54-05:00November 14th, 2019|Uncategorized, USA Cheer News|