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US Pole Sports Federation

Leading the Industry

The USPSF is pleased to announce that we will still be holding USPSF National Championships. However, after advice from POSA and careful consideration on what is best for our athletes, we have determined that the USPSF National Championships will be virtual in the form of video submissions.

Competitions will include:
Pole Sport
Pole Art
Classique
Silks
Aerial Hoop

Each Competition will include:
Amateur
Elite

Each Competition will include
JV- ages 5-9
Junior A- 10-14 yrs
Junior B- 15-17 yrs
Senior Men 18-39 yrs
Senior Women 18-39 yrs
Masters 40+ Men- 40-49 yrs
Masters 40+ Women- 40-49 yrs
Master 50+ Men- 50+ yrs
Masters 50+ Women- 50+ yrs



We look forward to seeing many new athletes able to participate and joining TEAM USA.


Rafaela Montanaro-
USPSF ELITE
NATIONAL CHAMPION
2019


Do you have what it takes to be a part of Team USA?

We want you on our team!


Compete at the USPSF Virtual National Championships to earn a spot with the best of the best. 

Dates at a Glance

for USPSF Virtual National Championship

(We are in the process of solidifying the dates of the video streams. Check back for updates.)

August 1

2020

Registration is due

September 1

2020

Videos are due

Mid September

2020

Videos will be judged by the USPSF judging panel

September 23-27

2020

Videos will be streamed and scores will be announced during the stream

There will be 4 Categories for USPSF Virtual Championships 2020

WHICH CATEGORY IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

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Pole Sport Championships 


Pole Sport Championships is for athletes who can excel all around. Tricks, artistry, and execution are all judged in this competition. Athletes declare a set of moves from the code of points and then are judged based off of their execution of those moves in addition to floor work, acro moves, and choreography. Do you have what it takes and are willing to work hard to show it? Pole Sport is for you.

Judging Systems is based off of the POSA POLE SPORT CODE OF POINTS.

Athletes can advance to The POSA World Pole Championships and CSIT World Games

Amateur
Elite (also known as Competitive)
Parapole

Includes
JV: ages 5-9
Junior A: 10-14 yrs
Junior A Doubles: 10-14 yrs
Junior B: 15-17 yrs
Junior B Doubles: 15-17 yrs
Senior Men: 18-39 yrs
Senior Women: 18-39 yrs
Senior Doubles: 18+
Masters 40+ Men: 40-49 yrs
Masters 40+ Women: 40-49 yrs
Master 50+ Men: 50+ yrs
Masters 50+ Women: 50+ yrs


Additional notes: No props, no shoes. Lyrics are allowed.   Costumes must meet the dress code standards set forth in POSA Pole Sport Code of Points.

Pole Art Championships


Do you have a story to tell or a message to portray? Pole art may be the place for you.  Focus is based on the artistry of the routine while still executing beautiful pole movement. Leave your impact by competing in the Pole Art Championships. 

Judging Systems is based off of ARTISTIC scoring. 

Athletes can advance to The POSA World Pole Art Championships

Levels:
Amateur
Elite (also known as Competitive)
Parapole

Includes
JV: ages 5-9
Junior A: 10-14 yrs
Junior A Doubles: 10-14 yrs
Junior B: 15-17 yrs
Junior B Doubles: 15-17 yrs
Senior Men: 18-39 yrs
Senior Women: 18-39 yrs
Senior Doubles: 18+
Masters 40+ Men: 40-49 yrs
Masters 40+ Women: 40-49 yrs
Master 50+ Men: 50+ yrs Masters 50+
Women: 50+ yrs

Additional notes: Lyrics are allowed. Props and shoes (but not platforms) are allowed.  More lenient costume dress code.

Classique Championships


Do you love to showcase the sensual side of pole, with a focus on fluidity, graceful strength, and flexibility? This is not a venue for raw sexuality, but rather the seductive beauty of movement and dance on and around the pole. Compete in the Classique Championships.

Judging Systems is based off of Classique scoring.

Levels:
Amateur
Elite (also known as Competitive)
Parapole

Includes
Senior Men: 18-39 yrs
Senior Women: 18-39 yrs
Senior Doubles: 18+
Masters 40+ Men: 40-49 yrs
Masters 40+ Women: 40-49 yrs
Master 50+ Men: 50+ yrs
Masters 50+ Women: 50+ yrs

Additional notes: Lyrics are allowed. Props and shoes (including platforms) are allowed. No thongs or pasties.

 

Aerial Championships


Do you love to fly and can't wait to show off your aerial skills? Ready to have a clear judging system for your routine? Compete in the Aerial Championships.

Judging Systems is based off of POSA Aerial Code of Points

Athletes can advance to The POSA World Aerial Championships

Levels:
Amateur
Elite (also known as Competitive)
Parapole

Apparatus:
Silks
Aerial Hoop

Includes
JV: ages 5-9
Junior A: 10-14 yrs
Junior B: 15-17 yrs
Senior Men: 18-39 yrs
Senior Women: 18-39 yrs
Masters 40+ Men: 40-49 yrs
Masters 40+ Women: 40-49 yrs
Master 50+ Men: 50+ yrs
Masters 50+ Women: 50+ yrs


Which level are you?

Picking the right level helps you to score your best

Elite Level (also called competitive)

*Pole Dancing for 2+ years (1 yr for JV/Juniors)
*Previously won an elite or amateur competition
*For pole sport- Able to execute moves within the elite level range

Amateur Level

*Pole Dancing for 1+ yrs
*New to competition or has competed but not won.

WHY SHOULD YOU COMPETE AT THE USPSF VIRTUAL CHAMPIONSHIPS?

Competition is a great chance to progress, have new experience, and possibly even advance. But no matter what your reason, competition can be a wonderful opportunity. We hope to see many NEW athletes join the competition this year because of the ease of competing virtually. 

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Grow as an Athlete

There are few things like preparing for a competition to help you grow as an athlete. 

Experience the transformation of going from a recreational poler to a true athlete by signing up and competing. 


Showcase your Hard Work

Chances are if you're reading this that you are pretty passionate about pole. You probably put a lot of time and effort into what you do. Competitions can be a chance to showcase all that hard work to a broader audience. And since this one is going to be virtual, you can share with anyone around the world. 


Convenience of Virtual

Take advantage of the benefits of virtual competition. There aren't any travel costs, you don't need time off work. Also, you can video as many times as you want. This is a great way for new athletes to comfortably get into the world of competition from the safety of their own homes/home studios. 


Be a part of History

When you compete with the USPSF, you're making history. We are recognized by the US Sports Council as the governing body of pole sport. We are on a mission to grow pole sport. So when you take the stage for a USPSF competition, you're helping to write a page in history books of pole!


Qualify for the World Championship

Pole Sport, Pole Art, and Aerial Athletes can all advance to the POSA World Championships.

The top three of all age divisions (besides JV) will get a spot on TEAM USA and qualify for Worlds. 

Both Amateur and Elite Athletes can advance to the Worlds.

This is your chance to compete on the world stage with the best of the best while still competing comfortably in the category that is right for you. 


Compete at the CSIT World Games

Athletes that compete at the 2020 POSA Pole Sport World Championships will have the chance to qualify at worlds to compete at the CSIT World Games. This is truly an opportunity you don't want to miss! 


Have Fun

This is, after all, for you. Competition can lead to new friends, new experiences, and ultimately, new joy. 


Frequently Asked Questions

I've never competed before. Is this competition right for me?

Yes! We have an amateur division so even those that are new to competition can have a chance to grow through the USPSF.

Are lyrics allowed?

Yes, lyrics are allowed for all competitions. 

When will the info packet be ready

It's coming soon. We are finalizing all the details to bring you the first ever USPSF Virtual competition. If you sign up to receive the info packet, we will send it to you as soon as it's ready!

I'm nervous. Does that mean I shouldn't compete?

Competing is so much fun! Some butterflies are okay when you're preparing for competition. But, even though we will be judging your routine, we won't be judging you! We want as many people as possible to have the chance to learn and grow through competition. We want the sport to grow! So if competing is something that makes you a little nervous but also makes you excited, then the USPSF is a great place for you. 

SIGN UP FOR THE INFO PACKET

What to do next

If this sounds exciting to you and you think you may be a fit for USPSF, then click the link to sign up for the info packet. Then, shortly we will be sending out the full details to everyone and we can make sure you get the information also.
 
We can't wait to have you join the USPSF and possibly even TEAM USA!

Countdown to Registration Deadline

Register by August 1, 2020 to participate in the USPSF Virtual Nationals

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