FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Championship:

Do I have to be a US Citizen to compete in the USPSF Championships?

Athletes may only compete in the USPSF Championships if they have citizenship and/or permanent residency in the USA. You can compete by providing a USA identification card or USA Driver’s License, and must have lived in the USA for a minimum of 90 days prior to the USPSF Championships. In the case of dual citizenship the athlete may only represent the US in the World Pole Sports Championships. Athletes wishing to change their country of representation must allow for one competitive year before the changeover.

How long does my competition song/music track have to be?

For Elite, Amateur and Professional Categories, Seniors/Doubles/Masters/Junior Division routines are to last a minimum of 3:50 and a maximum of 4:00.

Novice Category routines are to last a minimum 3:20 and maximum of 3:30.

Who can not compete in the Amateur Category?

  • Competed in the Professionals or Elite division in any past years of any national IPSAF/POSA competition and/or
  • Placed in any past years of a national IPSAF/POSA competition in the top 3 places in an Amateur division and/or
  • Is, or has been an instructor/teacher/trainer in the pole sport/pole dance area/
  • Received financial compensation for pole performances or promotions

Who can compete in the Professional Category?

• Students of intermediate/advanced classes or
• Have been instructors/teachers/trainers and/or
• Athletes who have received financial compensation for pole performances or promotions

Who can compete in the Elite Category?

• Students of advanced classes or
• Have been instructors/teachers/trainers and/or
• Athletes who have competed in an Elite division in any past years of the US Pole Sport Federation
• Championships and/or
• Athletes who have placed twice in any past years of the Professional division of the US Pole Sport Federation Championships
• Athletes who have received financial compensation for pole performances or promotions

What are the required compulsory points for each category?

Amateurs must have a total value of between 2.7 and 4.5 points (inclusive) on their compulsory form.

Professionals must have a total value of between 5.5 and 8.8 points (inclusive) on their compulsory form.

Elite = Seniors must have a total value of between 7.7 and 11 points (inclusive) on their compulsory form. Masters must have a total value of between 6.6 and 9.9 points (inclusive) on their compulsory form. Juniors must have a total value of between 5.5 and 8.8 points (inclusive) on their compulsory form. Novice must have a total value of between 4.4 and 7.2 points (inclusive) on their compulsory form.

Where is the USPSF Championship taking place?

At the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. 1 University of North Fl Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32224.

I am competing in the championships. Do I need to purchase a ticket still?

As a finalist, you are given complimentary entry to the event you are in (i.e. Pole Sport Athlete competitors get entry into the Pole Sport Championships event, but not Pole Art night). If you wish to watch a different night than what you are competing in, then you need to purchase a ticket.

I have questions about the compulsory moves and the Code of Points. Who can answer my questions?

If you have any questions regarding the scoring system, please contact athletechair@usapolesports.org and she will be happy to help you. Alternatively, attending the USPSF Athlete training courses have greatly helped athletes prepare for the national and world competitions.


USPSF Championships 2018

We are excited to host our 2018 Championships at the USPSF Conference at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, FL.

USPSF Championships and Pole Art America will take place March 23rd-24th 2018 at the Robinson Theater, at UNF. Pole Art America will be on Friday March 23rd, and the Pole Sport Championships will be March 24th, 2018.

Application dates for the 2018 USPSF Championships will open July 1st, 2017.

To learn more about the USPSF Conference, please visit www.USPSFConference.com

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