10/04/2017 1:00 PM
SHOULD WE RENAME THE SPECIAL NEEDS DIVISION?
The USASF Committee for teams with Special Needs has witnessed a significant growth in this division and feels it may be time to explore the idea of a name change that more fully supports our philosophy of promoting independence and celebrating the abilities of the athletes on the cheer and dance floors.
History has proven that a negative connotation may be pinned to any descriptive word or phrase. However, if a simple name change can help make a difference in how our athletes are viewed by themselves and others, it could have a huge impact.
We need your input. Our challenge to you is to have conversations with your parents and athletes and ask for their point of view. Help us make a joint decision for our athletes. Click here to provide your input!
Your response is requested no later than October 24th.
The Committee will take the information provided, and if the general consensus is to change the name, we will take the top three recommendations and create a poll for you and the athletes to help decide.