USASF Coach Membership

Coach Membership


There are few experiences as fulfilling as guiding athletes in pursuing their passion. USASF provides a wealth of resources to assist you in mentoring young athletes. We are eager to enhance your knowledge and coaching abilities, equipping you to provide the best possible support to these aspiring athletes.

As a USASF coach, you have exclusive access to a range of resources and support, including abuse prevention education, JDP background screenings, rules and progression videos, coach credentialing, enrichment programs, and much more. These valuable resources are designed to enhance your coaching journey and ensure the highest level of professionalism and safety within the All Star community.

USASF coach membership is guided by The USASF Code of Conduct & Compliance (The Code), which sets the foundation for our standards. Our commitment to maintaining these standards is reflected in the strengthened application requirements and core curriculums. 

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Eligibility Requirements for the 2024/25 Membership Term
  • Acceptance of the USASF Coach Membership Agreement.
  • Adherence to the  USASF Code of Conduct & Compliance.
  • Proof of identity: A current photo must be uploaded to the member profile.
  • Membership fee: Paid for the current membership term.
  • Background screening: Green light determination issued by JDP with an expiration date of 5/31/2025 or later.
  • Abuse prevention education: Training with an expiration date of 5/31/2025 or later.

Benefits of Membership

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

  • 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 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 training and level credentials.
  • Inclusion in's directory of professionals with designations for building and tumbling credentialing, background screening green light determination and abuse prevention training.
  • Eligible to participate in USASF enrichment opportunities:
    1. Professional development and leadership courses offered at the USASF National Meeting or virtually.
    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.
    USASF Member Perks Program information
  • $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 membership bundle is a simple flat rate of $75 for coaches and includes:
    • coach background check;
    • abuse prevention education;
    • written testing for Cheer and/or Dance credentialing; and
    • supplemental insurance coverage.
  • These benefits are exclusively for USASF Coach members who actively coach All Star athlete members and are associated with an active USASF Club member with a minimum of four athletes:
    • Credentialing
    • USASF Coach App through which videos of skills may be submitted to verify legality
  • Membership is valid for one competition season.
  • Membership term begins June 1 and ends on May 31 the following year.
  • Membership and associated member benefits are activated once an applicant has met all eligibility requirements: paid membership fee; background check with green light determination; and completed abuse prevention education.
  • Membership fees may be paid any time during the membership term. 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 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.
  • Eligible membership in good standing allows participation in USASF sanctioned competitions.

Athlete Protection

USASF knows the All Star community thrives when we can provide positive and nurturing environments for our athletes in training and in competition. Promoting environments free from abuse and misconduct help shape a child’s future for many years to come. The policies outlined in the USASF Code of Conduct & Compliance (THE CODE) are intended to reduce, monitor and govern the areas where potential abuse and misconduct might occur.

USASF Coach Members must abide by:

USASF Coach Members must complete: 
    • Abuse Prevention Education: Training with an expiration date of 5/31/2025 or later.
    • Background Screening: Current green light status issued by JDP with an expiration date of 5/31/2025 or later.
Athletes 1st Resources
Renewing/Returning Members - Profile Login
  • Sign in to your profile
  • If you participated in All Star cheer and/or dance last season or previously, you already have a profile created and do not need to create a new profile. See below and inquire before creating a new profile.
If you do not know your username and email associated with your profile, request assistance to recover this information.


You can find answers to many of your questions by visiting our
Coach FAQ Section.

USASF Coach Membership

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