What is the USASF?
The organization credentials coaches, certifies safety judges, sanctions events and maintains and adjusts (as needed) safety guidelines, all with the goal of providing the safest possible environment for cheer and dance athletes to train and compete. We are a not for profit corporation established in Tennessee and are governed by Bylaws, officers, a Board of Directors, and 15 standing committees. The day to day operation of the USASF is handled by full time, part time, and volunteer staff.
This year, we will be attending a minimum of 7 USASF sanctioned competitions. In order to be compliant to attend and actively participate as coaches, Connect Cheer NW abides by and follows all of the rules and guidelines governed and sanctioned by the USASF. All of our coaches our required to have have their background checks done and in a green light status with USASF, In addition, we require all of our staff to be credentialed through their required online testing as well as their hands on testing portion through the level they are currently coaching. In addition to our first aid and CPR certifications, our staff is also ConcussionWise trained, HeatWise trained and CardiacWise trained.
In order for any athlete to actively participate at one of these USASF sanctioned events, they must have a current active athlete membership with the USASF (we take care of this process for your - so nothing for you to set up). In order for the athlete to be current, they must have a birth certificate and/or passport uploaded to the USASF system for age verification. We will be auditing our athlete memberships over the next few weeks to ensure all of the required documentation is uploaded onto the system. Should there be any issues, you will receive an email from us alerting you that documentation is needed. Don't ignore this email if you receive one from us - failure to be in compliance means that your athlete will be unable to take the floor at the USASF sanctioned events that we are attending this season.
If you would like to learn more about the USASF, visit their website at www.usasf.net
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