protecting Cheer athletes

HBO Real Sports did a segment. It’s hard to watch.

U.S. All Star Federation — owned by the private company / monopoly Varsity Spirit — has been doing a lousy job protecting their athletes.

Sports attorney Sarah Klein is interviewed.

It includes the 2020 arrest of Jerry Harris.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

IOC recognizes International Cheer Union

Six organizations were recognized as the official representatives of their sport for the International Olympic Committee:

– International Cheer Union (ICU)

– International Federation of Muaythai Associations (IFMA)

– International Sambo Federation (FIAS)

– International Federation Icestocksport (IFI)

– World Association of Kickboxing Organisations (WAKO)

– World Lacrosse (WL)

The International Cheer Union was founded 2004.

Membership includes 116 national cheer federations on all continents – reaching over 5 million athletes globally.

Unlike some other major Cheer organizations, ICU is non-profit.

They offer coach education and certification. Officials and judge training.

Baylor #ncata21 Champions

The National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association is the governing body for the sport of Acrobatics and Tumbling at the collegiate level.

It’s a fast growing emerging NCAA scholarship sport.

No surprise.

What is Acrobatics & Tumbling?

The NEW American College sport has elements of Acrobatic Gymnastics, Tumbling and Cheer.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Each team has up to 28 competitors on their game-day roster and compete in six events throughout the meet, including: Compulsory, Acro, Pyramid, Toss, Tumbling, and Team Event. …

Meet Format

USAG posts a weekly wrap-up of College Gymnastics that includes ACROBATICS AND TUMBLING.

College Acrobatics & Tumbling is booming

FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. — Emmanuel College announced the addition of Acrobatics and Tumbling as a varsity intercollegiate sport beginning in Fall 2020. …

“Acrobatics and Tumbling is an emerging sport within the NCAA and has exploded in sponsorship at the collegiate level over the past three years. …”

The sport involves tumbling, tosses, acrobatic lifts and pyramids. Teams compete in head-to-head competition in meets consisting of six events, including Compulsory, Acro, Pyramid, Toss, Tumbling and Team Event.

The sport is governed by the National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA). Competition will take place between February and April. The NCATA National Championships are held annually in April on an NCATA member campus with event and team champions crowned. …

Emmanuel College Adds Acrobatics & Tumbling, Becomes 33rd Program


“Cheer” – the documentary

Cheer (six episodes) now streaming on Netflix.

The stakes on the mat are high, but for these cheerleaders, the only thing more brutal than their workouts and more exceptional than their performances are the stories of adversity and triumph behind the athletes themselves.

… Netflix’s new documentary series “Cheer” follows the competitive cheerleaders of the 14-time National Championship winning team at Navarro College in Corsicana, TX.

Over the course of six episodes join the team members as they face injuries, sacrifice, personal setbacks and triumphs, all leading up to one nail-biting and adrenaline pumping final competition at the National Championship.

It’s gotten good reviews.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.