The USASF now requires athletes over the age of 18 on US Open teams based in the United States to complete their "Open Team Training."
The new requirement is part of the "Safe@Allstar" program and is recommended to athletes of all ages on Open teams - but now mandatory for those over 18 competing at the 2022 Cheerleading Worlds.
The OPEN TEAM TRAINING content is intended to be viewed by the youngest athletes allowed in the division as well as the oldest, simultaneously in a team group setting.
The goal is to educate and encourage conversation as needed so there is a clear understanding of what is appropriate for ALL teammates (minors teamed with adults) and coaches. Open teams that do not have minor teammates will gain further understanding of expectations as an adult athlete and role model in a sport in which many of their peers are minors.