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HOW TO APPLY
Application closed for 2021

The Connection is the path for involvement for program owners and coaches of the USASF. The Connection provides opportunities to collaborate, contribute, share resources and mentor USASF members, all in an effort to promote the longevity and viability of All Star. Through participation in programs offered at the USASF National Meeting and the facilitation of conversations, along with owner and coach input, The Connection inspires and influences owner and coach excellence.

Connection Leaders are selected based on a variety of factors including, but not limited to, their education, experience, and success as an All Star business. The level of commitment for Connection Leaders varies based on level of contribution. However, most Connection Leaders contribute between 20-40 hours per year.

The selection of new Connection Leaders will be made by The Connection Advisory Board. Selections will be made based on need, demographic and regional balance, members, education and business success, and level of expertise. Applicant criteria:

  • USASF eligible owner or coach member in good standing
  • Involvement in All Star Cheer and/or Dance for a minimum of 10 years 
  • The willingness to voluntarily serve as a Connection Leader for a 2-year term 
  • The ability to commit to a seasonally varied schedule (20-40 hours)
  • Contribution of creative content and the ability to attend conference calls (potentially serving as a facilitator for some webinars)
  • Contribute/and or attend the USASF National Meeting and/or other meetings as needed by USASF

ADVISORY COUNCIL

The Connection Advisory Council provides a platform for USASF Member program owners and coaches to contribute to programs and initiatives and to work collaboratively within the USASF. The Advisory Council can also provide input to the Board of Directors when requested.


Becky Herrera / Chairperson
West Region

Brad Habermel
Southwest Region

John Hebert
West Region

Debbie Love / Disciplinary Committee Chair
Southwest Region

Cheryl Pasinato
Northeast Region

Kathy Penree
Northeast Region

Kristen Rosario
Southeast Region

Victor Rosario
Southeast Region

Roger Schonder
Southeast Region

 


ADVISOR MEMBERS


Elaine Pascale
Northeast Region

Joelle Antico
Northeast Region

Morton Bergue
West Region

Jamie Parrish
Southeast Region
   

 


THE CONNECTION LEADERS

  • Participate in the development and implementation of educational classes for the USASF National Meeting
  • Contribute to the development of new initiatives
  • Contribute to continuing education for USASF owners, coach, and athlete members
  • Participate in the Peer2Peer Mentoring Program
  • Serve on the USASF Disciplinary Committee
  • Explore and develop recommendations regarding Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Sensitivity within All Star.

REGIONAL TEAM LEADERS


Celentria Adams
Southeast Region

Bethe Beaver
Midwest Region

Scott Benton
West Region

Levon Burton
West Region

Ryan Chance
Southeast Region

Lindsey Farris
West Region

Paula Flynn-Lavallee
Northeast Region

Michaela Gonzales
Southeast Region

Jennifer Graham
Southwest Region

Vanessa Graziano
West Region ~ Exceptional Athletes
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Michelle Herres
West Region

Brandi Hotchkiss
Southeast Region

Katrina Hubert
West Region

Kristin Jones
West Region

Jennifer Koonce
Northeast Region ~ Dance

Jason Larkins
West Region

Nicole Leago-Devall
Southwest Region

Peter Lezin
Southeast Region

Wendy Malone
Southwest Region

Lauren Martin
Southwest Region ~ Dance

Joseph McGibboney
West Region

Emily Morgan
West Region

Angela Nieman
Midwest Region ~ Dance

Mary Pat Nogaard
Midwest Region ~ Dance

Carlos Onofre
West Region

Travis Owens
Southwest Region

Pam Puckett
Midwest Region

Jon Rolle
Northeast Region

Shawn Simmons
Northeast Region

Manny Smothermon
Southwest Region

Mandi Spina
Northeast Region

Daney Soto
Southeast Region ~ Dance

Brent Steele
West Region

Melissa Strong
Midwest Region ~ Dance

Orson Sykes
Southwest Region

Alexis Trost
Northeast Region

Sheila Trost
Northeast Region

David Tu
Southwest Region

Richard Watkins
Southeast Region

Christopher York
West Region
   

Karen WIlson
The Connection Administrator
and Disciplinary Sergeant at Arms

Mary Wendt
The Connection Co-Administrator