The VIP Gala & Awards is a celebration of excellence, accomplishment and leadership in All Star. Held the evening before The Cheerleading and Dance Worlds preliminary competition begins, coaches, program owners, event producers, media partners and industry affiliates gather to "kick off" Worlds weekend and to congratulate peers for their achievements.

AWARDS

CHEER and DANCE PROGRAM OWNER OF THE YEAR 

Must be a current USASF Professional Member in good standing and must be a cheer or dance program owner during the 2015 - 2016 All Star season. The USASF Program Owner of the Year will be the person who conducts business with professionalism and integrity, mentors coaches and/or other program owners and "gives back" to the sport and actively participates in USASF and committees, programs and initiatives.
(Note: There will be two awards presented: one for cheer and one for dance.)

CHEER and DANCE COACH OF THE YEAR 

Must be a current USASF Professional Member in good standing and must have served as a coach of at least one team during the 2015 - 2016 All Star season. The USASF Coach of the Year will be the coach who inspires each individual athlete to excel to his or her fullest potential, teaches proper technique, safety, and skill  progression, works to improve and further his/her own coaching skills and is the example of sportsmanship and integrity for others to emulate.
(Note: There will be two awards presented: one for cheer and one for dance.)

SELECTION PROCESS

  • The Cheer and Dance National Advisory Boards, Regional Directors and Dance Directors serve as the nominating committees for Cheer & Dance Program Owners of the Year and Cheer & Dance Coaches of the Year.
  • USASF Professional Members who are coaches and owners vote for award recipients.

2016 TIMELINE

  • March 14 -21: Nominations Open
  • March 31 – April 4: Professional Members vote
  • April 22, 2016: Awards presented at the USASF VIP Gala & Awards Ceremony

Note: Members of the nominating committees and previous Hall of Fame recipients will not be eligible to receive an award.

MEET THE 2016 NOMINEES

Cheer Coach of the Year Cheer Program Owner of the Year Dance Coach of the Year Dance Program Owner of the Year