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THE USPSF- Leading the Industry
The National Federation
US Pole Sports Federation (USPSF) is the national federation and the US governing body for Pole Sports. It was founded in 2014 under the name US Pole Sports Federation, and is a non profit 501c3 along with being a non-governmental national organization constituted under US law. The Federation is a member of the Pole Sports & Art World Federation (POSA), one of the international governing bodies for pole sports and the host of the Pole Sports World Championships and Pole Art Worlds. The USPSF has also received accreditation from the USA Sports Council and is now an active member. The USPSF is a leader in the community and is working towards Pole Sports being recognized globally as a sport and the eventual inclusion into main stream sport events and the Olympic Games.
The mission of USPSF is to promote, administer, and develop pole sports to benefit athletes of all ages, levels, and backgrounds across the United States.
*To advance, promote, and protect the character, status and interests of Pole Sports across the USA.
*To work alongside the International Federation to develop standardized rules governing regional and world competitions.
*To enforce the Code of Conduct and Standards of Ethics for both athletes and officials.
*To advise and assist the USPSF Regional Member Bodies and the Associate Members in the administration of Pole Sports in their regions and organizations.
*To represent the USA and Pole Sports in the Olympic Movement.
*Assist, create, collaborate, and educate studio owners and coaches in the advancements of the pole community.
The USPSF amends its governing documents regularly, reviewing the Statutes and complementing the Competition Rules with pertinent codes and regulations in line with the International Federation.
USPSF Structure Democratic describes the style of governance and the structure of USPSF. The Managing Committee is made up of the President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary General, and Athlete Chair – tends to the day-to-day running of the federation. The committee is supported in its task by the standing commissions, by advisers and consultants, and by the administration.
We hope to educate and inspire the public and future athletes in the benefits of Pole Sports and competitive pole. Our goal is to assist the POSA World federation by working with the local sporting agency/councils and the US Olympic Committee to gain sporting recognition for Pole Sports.
MEET THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Leading the industry
Katrina Wyckoff- President
began dancing at age 3 and has never stopped. She trained competitively as a child and then danced at Brigham Young University. Katrina was recruited to dance and coach for a professional dance/cheer team in the German Football League in Saarbrucken, Germany called the Saarbrucken Hurricanes. There she performed for thousands of people on a regular basis and led her team to be recruited for many professional and corporate events around Germany. Upon her return to the United States, Katrina began teaching dance and coaching cheerleading. Katrina taught cheer at Cross Middle School, CDO High School, and Ironwood High School while teaching at Centre Stage Dance Studio. In 2006, Katrina took over Centre Stage Dance Studio and moved into the role as director and entrepreneur. Katrina has opened multiple locations in multiple states, including multiple locations in Tucson. Under her direction, Centre Stage has quadrupled in size and gone on to become a premier and respected pre-professional and competitive training facility. Centre Stage has welcomed literally thousands of dancers/athletes through its doors. These dancers/athletes have gone on to win many awards at competitions (including many national and even world titles), they have danced on the world stage opening for greats such as Tim McGraw or at the opening event of Cars Land at California Adventure, and the studio has won best dance studio in Oro Valley. Katrina's sound leadership mind and dedication to the industry has led her to become a sought after mentor and keynote speaker for studio owner groups, including the Studio Owners' Symposium in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Katrina is passionately involved with pole competition and has served on the USPSF since 2015, actively growing the sport and moving it towards its future in the Olympics. Katrina was the local organizer of the USPSF Southwest Regional Championships 2018 and 2019.
Katrina loves to compete in pole and is a world-renowned pole athlete/dancer in her own right. She is proud of her accomplishments as a coach and athlete for TEAM USA, including her title as FIRST PLACE DOUBLES CHAMPION for USPSF Championships 2017. Katrina loves helping women acheive their fitness goals and becoming strong - inside and out! Katrina's greatest joy and happiness still stems from seeing each student grow and blossom as they discover their own potential from within. 2014-Present: Owner/Instructor Center Stage Pole Fitness-award winning aerial studio specializing in competition pole for children and adults 2006-Present: Owner/Instructor Centre Stage Dance Studio- award winning youth dance studio specializing in competition dance 2017-Present: Member USPSF Committee 2018: Competitor Level 5 Exotic PSO, San Francisco 2017: Top Ten Doubles Competitor at POSA World Championships, Switzerland for Team USA 2017: Second Place PSO Doubles Seattle 2017: Doubles First Place National Champion USPSF 2017: Coach to National Champions for Novice Professional and Novice Amateur USPSF 2016: Competitor at IPSAF World Championships Florence, Italy 2016: Delegate to TAFISA World Games in Jakarta, Indonesia to represent Pole Sport before the Olympic Committee 2016: Certified as Judge for POSA 2016 Competitor and First Place Team Trophy (Team USA) at IPSF World Championships London, England 2016 Coach to winner and world record breaker Novice athlete IPSF World Championships London, England 2016 Doubles Elite 2nd Place National Champion USA IPSF 2016 Doubles Elite 2nd Place National Champion USPSF, Jacksonville, Florida 2015 Coach to 2nd Place Novice Elite IPSF London, England 2015 Coach to 1st Place Novice Elite USPSF Championships Jacksonville, Florida 2015 Certified Judge for IPSF Certifications, training, awards:
Pole/Aerial Training: Xpert Pole Fitness Levels 1/2, Xpert Pole Fitness Levels 3/4, Xpert Aerial Silks, Xpert Children’s Course, JW Method Pole Fitness. Fitness Training: Zumba, Aqua Zumba, Kids Zumba, Water Aerobics Instructor. Dance Training: American Ballet Theater National Teachers Training, 30 years of classical dance training including ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop. 20 years of teaching ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, acro. College dance training at Brigham Young University.
Additional: Certified in CPR and First Aid. Valedictorian of CDO High School.
Summer is currently the Innovation Technology Director of a international technology company and the owner of Bittersweet Studios out of Florida. Summer began her pole and aerial journey in 2010. Summer has competed in multiple pole competitions and enjoys performing with her entertainment company BSweet Entertainment. Summer leads a competition team out of Jacksonville, Florida and loves to teach/choreograph routines in the aerial discipline. She is certified and has had professional training by several pole and aerial organizations along with being a certified International POSA Head Judge and the USA Official Master Trainer. She loves teaching aerials and pole; and is an AFAA, elevatED, and Bokwa certified fitness instructor.
Odette became addicted to pole dancing after attending a bachelorette party in 2010, and she credits pole fitness for transforming her into the strong, confident woman she is today. She competed in Miss Texas Pole Star and Capital of Texas Pole Championships but found her true calling in 2012 as an instructor; helping others obtain their own pole goals. She is excited to continue contributing to the pole community through USPSF.
A Registered Nurse by trade, but a pole princess at heart, Sarah will be bringing her attention to detail as our committee treasurer. She loves being a mom, eating cookie dough, and traveling to and learning about new places. In addition, Sarah has been teaching pole for 5 years and won first place at the 2018 USPSF Southwest Regionals Pole Art Elite!
MBA strong business, marketing, fitness, and dance background. National Physics Committee (NPC) state judge -under Tim Gardner, IFBB and Mr. Olympia judge. Founding and Board Member Puerto Rico’s Professional Dance Association (APRODANZA-RAD). BOSU, QiDANCE, and FiTour Master Trainer. Former Athletics and Fitness Association of America examiner. Certified by NSCA, ACE, AFAA, Stott Pilates, and other credentials. Continued education provider and university level professor.
Steadily teaching Intelligent POLE Movement since 2015. Longest standing pole instructor for Pole Dance Puerto Rico; main provider of pole classes on the Island. Along with NPC and other colleagues believe in pole’s athletic and artistic nature.
Amanda is a mother-of-four with a fierce passion for pole fitness! She is currently a pole teacher but always a pole student at heart. She loves to travel, watch movies, train for bike races, and eat sushi. She has been involved with Pole Fitness in many ways for several years and look forward to spending many more years with the sport.
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