USASF Worlds Divisions

USASF DIVISIONS

LEVELDIVISIONSTARGET AGEBIRTH YEARFEMALES/MALESNUMBER ON TEAM
6Senior XSmall (SXS)13-18 years old06/01/2001 - 2007No males5-16 members
6Senior Small (SS)13-18 years old06/01/2001 - 2007No males17-22 members
6Senior Medium (SM)13-18 years old06/01/2001 - 2007No males23-30 members
6Senior Large (SL)13-18 years old06/01/2001 - 2007No males31-38 members
6Senior XSmall Coed (SXSC)13-18 years old06/01/2001 - 20071-2 males5-16 members
6Senior Small Coed (SSC)13-18 years old06/01/2001 - 20071-5 males5-22 members
6Senior Medium Coed (SMC)13-18 years old06/01/2001 - 20071-8 males5-30 members
6Senior Large Coed (SLC)13-18 years old06/01/2001 - 20071-19 males5-38 members
6Senior Open (SO)13 + yrs2007 or earlierNo males5-24 members
6Senior Open Small Coed (SOSC)13 + yrs2007 or earlier1-4 males5-24 members
6Senior Open Large Coed (SOLC)13 + yrs2007 or earlier5-12 males5-24 members
Background checks are an eligibility requirement for USASF adult athletes on Open teams. Adults are athletes who are or will be at least 19 years old as of December 31, 2020.

IASF Worlds Divisions

IASF/INTERNATIONAL DIVISIONS

LEVELDIVISIONSTARGET AGEBIRTH YEARFEMALES/MALES# ON TEAM
5International Open 5 (IO 5) *13 + yrs2007 or earlierNo males16-24 members
5International Open 5 Small Coed 4 (IOSC 5) *13 + yrs2007 or earlier1-4 males16-24 members
5International Open 5 Large Coed 16 (IOLC 5) *13 + yrs2007 or earlier5-16 males16-24 members
6International Open 6 (IO 6)13 + yrs2007 or earlierNo males16-24 members
6International Open 6 Small Coed 4 (IOSC 6)13 + yrs2007 or earlier1-4 males16-24 members
6International Open 6 Large Coed 16 (IOLC 6)13 + yrs2007 or earlier5-16 males16-24 members
7International Open 7 (IO 7)16 + yrs2004 or earlierNo males16-24 members
7International Open 7 Small Coed 4 (IOSC 7)16 + yrs2004 or earlier1-4 males16-24 members
7International Open 7 Large Coed 16 (IOLC 7)16 + yrs2004 or earlier5-16 males16-24 members
6International Open 6 Non Tumbling (IONT 6)13 + yrs2007 or earlierNo males16-30 members
6International Open 6 Non Tumbling Coed (IONTC 6)13 + yrs2007 or earlier1-20 males16-30 members
7International Open 7 Non Tumbling (IONT 7) *16 + yrs2004 or earlierNo males16-30 members
7International Open 7 Non Tumbling Coed (IONTC 7) *16 + yrs2004 or earlier1-20 males16-30 members
6International Global Club 6 (IG 6)13 + yrs2007 or earlierNo males16-24 members
6International Global Club 6 Coed (IGC 6)13 + yrs2007 or earlier1-16 males16-24 members
Background checks are an eligibility requirement for USASF adult athletes on Open teams. Adults are athletes who are or will be 19 years old as of December 31, 2020.

Please consult the IASF website for additional rules, restrictions, etc.

Exceptional Athletes

Any U.S.or non-U.S. CheerABILITIES & DanceABILITIES teams that would like to receive a bid to perform/exhibition in the CheerABILITIES or DanceABILITIES Divisions at The Cheerleading and Dance World Championship in 2021 may submit a video for qualification. Up to 5 CheerABILITIES teams and 5 DanceABILITIES teams (limited to one team per program) are selected to receive “At-Large” bids. The number of participants that performed on the competition floor in the video at the qualifying event may not be exceeded by the number of participants performing on The Cheerleading & Dance Worlds’ floors.

Age Requirements
At the 2021 Cheerleading and Dance Worlds the athlete must be at least 5 + years old with the birth year of 2015 or before with no maximum age requirement.

Credentials Required for Eligibility CHEER ONLY
U.S. teams only, at least one coach must be credentialed to Level 2 in both building and tumbling or one in each category in order to be eligible to receive a bid. Contact your Regional Director for more information.

Bid Acceptance
U.S. Bid winners must accept the bid via their member portal within 48 hours of receiving it and non-U.S. teams must accept by email within 48 hours of the Announcement. Any “At-Large” bid not accepted may be transferred to an alternate team at USASF’s discretion.

Video Submission Requirements
U. S. teams may only submit an unedited performance from a USASF Event Producer Member’s Sanctioned Event (not applicable for non-U.S. teams competing internationally). Deadline for online form/video submissions: Monday, March 8, 2021.

Evaluation Process
Teams submitting a video for a bid will be evaluated using the USASF CheerABILITIES or DanceABILITIES score sheet which is located on the rules site within the USASF Member Portal. DanceABILITIES teams will be scored on a fair play score sheet, not broken up into genres.

Entry Fee
Entry fee is $50 per routine submission. You may submit as many routines as you like, however only one team per program can earn a bid.
Example: Happy Stars DanceABILITIES A can submit a pom and a jazz routine. Each team would be registered separately with two separate entry fees of $50 each totaling $100.

Selected teams receiving “At-Large” bids, along with all scores, will be announced on the USASF website on Friday, March 13th.

How to Qualify
Click the link below to complete the entry form, provide payment and to upload a link to your video. Be sure your video link is operable!
Exceptional Athlete Video Qualification

Helpful Tip
Let your Event Producer know ahead of time that your CheerABILITIES or DanceABILITIES team will be qualifying for a bid to The Cheerleading and Dance Worlds and will need a copy of their performance on DVD/flash drive before you leave the event. In many cases, the video staff can pull your routine after your performance and save you the wait time!