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.

Amateur or Elite?

Amateur Competitors:

  • Have NOT competed in the Professionals or Elite division in any past years of any national IPSAF/POSA competition and/or
  • Have NOT placed in any past years of a national IPSAF/POSA competition in the top 3 places in an Amateur division and/or
  • Have NEVER been an instructor/teacher/trainer in the pole sport/pole dance area/
  • Have NEVER received financial compensation for pole performances or promotions

Elite Competitors: 

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

What is my division? See above for the choosing Amateur or Elite.

Amateur:

  • Junior Varsity (5-9) – 3 Competitors will be accepted
  • Junior A (10-14) – 5 Competitors will be accepted
  • Junior B (15-17) – 5 Competitors will be accepted
  • Senior Men (Ages 18 – 65+) – 10 Competitors will be accepted
  • Senior Women (Ages 18 – 65+) – 10 Competitors will be accepted
  • Masters 40+ Men/Women – 5 Competitors will be accepted
  • Masters 50+ Men/Women – 5 Competitors will be accepted

Elite:

  • Senior Women (18-65+) – 10 Competitors will be accepted
  • Senior Men (18-65+) – 10 Competitors will be accepted
  • Senior Doubles (18-65+) – 5 Competitors will be accepted
  • Masters 40+ Men/Women – 5 Competitors will be accepted
  • Masters 50+ Men/Women – 5 Competitors will be accepted
  • Junior B (15-17) – 5 Competitors will be accepted
  • Junior B Doubles – 5 Competitors will be accepted
  • Junior A (10-14) – 5 Competitors will be accepted
  • Parapole – 3 Competitors will be accepted
  • Open International – 10 Competitors will be accepted

What are the required compulsory points for each category?

Amateur:
Total value of between 2.7 and 4.5 points (inclusive) on their compulsory form.

Professionals:
Total value of between 5.5 and 8.8 points (inclusive) on their compulsory form.

Elite:

  • Seniors: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.

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

No. 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). However, 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.


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