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 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|

USA Cheer Names Nicole Nichols to US National Team Coaching Staff

Sacramento, Calif., September 23, 2019 – USA Cheer has announced that Nicole Nichols will be joining the coaching staff for the US National All Girl Team. The US National Teams represent the United States at international competitions, such as the International Cheer Union World Championships in Orlando, Florida each spring, as well as at [...]

2019-09-23T10:44:37-05:00September 23rd, 2019|Press Releases, US National Team, USA Cheer News|

Youth/Rec Coach Membership Available

USA Cheer has introduced a Youth/Rec Coach Membership to promote safety and education to Youth/Rec coaches. This Youth/Rec Coach Membership is an important part of USA Cheer’s mission to promote safety and safety education for all participants, as well as to grow and develop interest and participation in cheer throughout the United States. The [...]

2019-09-09T16:43:19-05:00September 9th, 2019|Safety / Education, USA Cheer News|

USA Cheer Appoints New Director of College STUNT

Katrina Wireman of Davenport University has been named to the position. Sacramento, Calif., August 22, 2019 – USA Cheer, the governing body for cheer in the U.S. that developed the sport of STUNT, has announced that Katrina Wireman has been appointed as the USA Cheer Director of College STUNT. Wireman, who launched the STUNT [...]

2019-09-09T16:34:10-05:00August 28th, 2019|STUNT, USA Cheer News|

USA Cheer Announces DI and DII/III Players of the Year, Kennedy Wingbermuehle and Samantha Jenkins

Loomis, CA., June 3, 2019 — The College STUNT Association has named Kennedy Wingbermuehle, Junior from Oklahoma State University, and Samantha Jenkins, Senior from Davenport University, as the 2019 STUNT Athletes of the Year. “Both of these outstanding athletes are so well-deserving of this award. In addition to being well-rounded and involved in every [...]

2019-06-10T14:22:07-05:00June 3rd, 2019|Press Releases, STUNT, USA Cheer News|

USA Cheer Safety Update & Recommendation for Event Producers

Central to USA Cheer’s mission is promoting safety and safety education for all participants, as well as growing and developing interest and participation in cheer throughout the United States. The two goals are closely intertwined – we believe that cheerleading is a safe and valuable experience for athletes and that participation in cheerleading will [...]

2020-04-01T09:45:33-05:00May 30th, 2019|Safety / Education, USA Cheer News|

The College STUNT Association Announces Season Nine STUNT All Americans

Memphis, Tenn., (May 30, 2019) – USA Cheer, the National governing body for cheer, has announced the 2019 College STUNT All Americans. The STUNT All Americans were selected by the STUNT coaches. Nominees for All American are athletes who exhibited superior skills and techniques, good game sense and knowledge of STUNT. They also needed [...]

2019-06-10T14:22:32-05:00May 30th, 2019|Press Releases, STUNT, USA Cheer News|

US National Teams Bring Home 18 Medals from International Cheer Union’s World Cheerleading Championships

Loomis, Calif., May 2019 – USA Cheer, the governing body for cheer in the US, is pleased to announce that each of the US National Teams took home a medal from the International Cheer Union (ICU) World Cheerleading Championships on April 24 – 26. Teams from more than 70 countries competed in the prestigious [...]

2019-06-10T14:23:48-05:00May 14th, 2019|ICU, Press Releases, US National Team, USA Cheer News|

Oklahoma State University and Davenport University Take Top Honors at 9th Annual College STUNT National Championship

Davenport University takes home title of Varsity Division National Champion Loomis, Calif., May 6, 2019 – USA Cheer, the governing body for cheer in the U.S., held its 2019 College STUNT National Championship in the Lloyd Noble Center on the campus of the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on May 4 and 5, [...]

2019-06-10T14:23:39-05:00May 6th, 2019|Press Releases, STUNT, USA Cheer News|