For USASF coaches, membership is framed by the Code of Conduct & Compliance and the strengthened application requirements and core curriculums at the heart of our standards. USASF coaches have direct access to abuse prevention education, JDP background screenings, rules and progression videos, coach credentialing, enrichment programs, and more.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Accept Terms & Conditions of Membership: Coach members are bound by the terms and conditions of membership outlined in our Code of Conduct & Compliance.
  • Proof of Identity: A current photo will need to be uploaded to the member profile.
  • Membership fee: Paid for the current membership term.
  • Background Screening: Current greenlight status issued by JDP with an expiration date of 5/31/2023 or later.
  • Abuse Prevention Education: Training through Safe@Allstar with an expiration date of 5/31/2023 or later.

Benefits of Membership: Eligible Coach

Coaches must complete all eligibility requirements to have access to or be covered under the benefits listed below.

  • The revolutionary new Safe@Allstar program provides a complete suite of video and certification training resources for athletes, parents, coaches, and owners solely focused on abuse prevention specific to Cheer and Dance. Safe@Allstar also includes a free app that allows parents to create a safety profile for their athlete, enabling professionals to provide athlete identification and utilize crowdsourcing technology in the event a child has gone missing.
  • Eligible to participate in cheer and/or dance Coach Credentialing. More than 7,000 coaches are credentialed yearly to demonstrate their abilities to coach All Star. Cheer coach credentialing examines and tests coaches on their knowledge of each level’s rules and verifies that coaches can safely teach and break skills down. Dance coach credentialing demonstrates knowledge of the general dance rules to ensure the safety of athletes.
  • Access to members-only resources:
    1. Access to Safe@Allstar athlete protection and training programs.
    2. USASF Coach App through which videos of skills may be submitted to verify legality.
    3. USASF video library of rules and glossary terms.
    4. Legality official training to enhance knowledge of rules.
  • Eligible to participate in USASF-sanctioned competitions.
  • USASF digital ID card with background screening green light determination, abuse prevention education status and level credentials.
  • Inclusion in’s directory of professionals with designations for building and tumbling credentialing, background screening green light determination and abuse prevention education.
  • Eligible to participate in USASF enrichment opportunities:
    1. Professional development and leadership courses offered at the USASF National Meeting.
    2. Service on professional committees that shape the future of All Star.
    3. Continuing education through credentialing and legality official training.
  • Enrollment in the USASF Member Perks Program.
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  • $5 million catastrophic accident insurance. note: Coverage only applies to on-site practices and competitions at USASF-sanctioned competitions and at supervised practices and instruction in member clubs.

Fees, Membership Term & Activation of Benefits

  • All-Inclusive Coach Membership: The USASF coach membership fee now covers the cost for ALL coaches to take the online training and written credentialing tests. The new membership bundle will be a simple flat rate of $75 for coaches and will include:
    • coach background check with 24-month monitoring;
    • written testing for Cheer and/or Dance credentialing; and
    • access to the Safe@AllStar abuse prevention education programs.
  • The following coach benefits are exclusively for USASF Coach members who are actively coaching All Star athlete members and are associated with an existing and active U.S. All Star Club member with a minimum of 4 club athletes:
    • Credentialing
    • USASF Coach App through which videos of skills may be submitted to verify legality
  • Membership is valid for one competitive season.
  • Membership term begins June 1 and ends on May 31 the following year
  • Membership and associated member benefits are activated once an applicant is eligible, meaning they have a current membership, a greenlight background check, and have completed abuse prevention education.
  • Membership can be paid anytime during the membership term, however, membership fees are never prorated for delayed or late-season registration.
  • Access to benefits are not retroactive.
  • Membership fees, once paid to the USASF, are non-refundable and non-transferable. This means the funds may not be applied to a different coach. Once the membership has been paid for a specific coach, the membership belongs to that coach only and may not be transferred to anyone else.
  • Membership belongs to the coach regardless of club affiliation.
  • Allows participation in USASF member event producer sanctioned competitions as long as the coach meets all eligibility requirements.

Your Role in Athlete Protection

The U.S. All Star Federation is committed to creating an environment that is:

  • positive and safe for athletes;
  • is free from abuse and misconduct; and 
  • protects the physical, emotional, and social development of athletes.

As part of this program, the U.S. All Star Federation has implemented policies to address certain types of abuse and misconduct, as well as specific policies to reduce, monitor and govern the areas where potential abuse and misconduct could possibly occur.

All USASF members must abide and are bound by the Code of Conduct & Compliance.

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