USASF WORLDS DIVISIONS
USASF CHEERLEADING WORLDS DIVISIONS 2023
LEVEL DIVISIONS TARGET AGE BIRTH YEAR FEMALES / MALES NUMBER ON TEAM 6 Senior XSmall ( SXS ) 14-19 yrs 6 / 1 / 2003-2009 no males 5-16 members 6 Senior Small ( SS ) 14-19 yrs 6 / 1 / 2003-2009 no males 17-22 members 6 Senior Medium ( SM ) 14-19 yrs 6 / 1 / 2003-2009 no males 23-30 members 6 Senior Large ( SL ) 14-19 yrs 6 / 1 / 2003-2009 no males 31-38 members 6 Senior XSmall Coed ( SXSC ) 14-19 yrs 6 / 1 / 2003-2009 1-2 males 5-16 members 6 Senior Small Coed ( SSC ) 14-19 yrs 6 / 1 / 2003-2009 1-5 males 5-22 members 6 Senior Medium Coed ( SMC ) 14-19 yrs 6 / 1 / 2003-2009 1-8 males 5-30 members 6 Senior Large Coed ( SLC ) 14-19 yrs 6 / 1 / 2003-2009 1-19 males 5-38 members 6 Senior Open ( SO ) 15 + yrs 2008 or earlier no males 5-24 members 6 Senior Open Small Coed ( SOSC ) 15 + yrs 2008 or earlier 1-4 males 5-24 members 6 Senior Open Large Coed ( SOLC ) 15 + yrs 2008 or earlier 5-12 males 5-24 members
NOTES : Adult athletes are required to have current background checks with green light determinations and athlete protection training . Adult athletes are those who are 18 years and older or will turn 18 before June 1 , 2023 . Exceptional Athletes are excluded from this requirement .
Event producers will publish the procedures they will follow for awarding bids prior to the start of their qualifying competition . An event producer may not award more than one bid and / or type of bid to the same team .
DEADLINE FOR BID ACCEPTANCE
Paid-bid winners and at-large bid winners who choose to accept their bids must do so within 72 hours after the last day of the bidreceiving event . The process to ACCEPT a bid includes : 1 . returning the Bid Winners Acceptance Form and / or giving verbal approval to the sponsoring event producer , and 2 . completing the Worlds Bid section in your USASF club membership profile after accepting the Worlds bid .
Therefore , prior to competing in a Worlds bid-qualifying event , each team will need to decide whether it will accept the bid should they receive one , who will be going , and what the travel specifics will be . The purpose of this tight timing is to control last-minute changes that increase costs and make the entire travel experience disorganized .
Once a team accepts a bid , all required registration materials must be completed by the deadlines noted on page 16 of this guide . Any team holding its registration past the deadline in hopes of receiving a paid bid at a later Worlds bid qualifier , but is ultimately unsuccessful in achieving one , will be charged a late registration fee .
Bids that are not accepted or declined by the deadline may be transferred to an alternate team at the sponsoring event producer ’ s discretion . The sponsoring event producer may not transfer ( hand down ) any unaccepted or declined at-large bid after 96 hours from the last day of the qualifying event .
CREDENTIALING REQUIREMENTS AT BID EVENTS
All cheer teams competing at The Cheerleading Worlds are required to have a coach , or combination of coaches , with credentials in both building and tumbling as follows :
• LEVEL 6 TEAMS : credentialed through Level 6 in either building , tumbling or both .
• LEVEL 7 TEAMS : credentialed through Level 7 in building and 6 in tumbling .
• NON-TUMBLING TEAMS : credentialed in building to the level of the team .