USSBA Indoor Gears Up for 2012

Full Schedule to be Released Mon. Dec. 5

Entering its third year of existence, the USSBA Indoor Colorguard and Zildjian Indoor Percussion Series competition schedule will be released on Monday, Dec. 5 with a full slate of local and Championship events, including for the first time ever a brand new clinic format.

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The 2012 USSBA Indoor season will begin on February 18 with two first-of-their-kind clinics, one each in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, with the possibility of one in the Connecticut area. These clinics will provide teams the opportunity to work with clinicians on their programs in the early session and then perform in competition later in the day.Due to the nature of the program, participation slots will be limited, so you will want to register as soon as possible for participation in these great events.

Rich Hammond, director of the USSBA, said in announcing the clinic format, “We’ve been talking for over a year about providing this type of educational opportunity for units that is completely different from what is currently offered in our region. With the success of these two events, we may look to expand this as a program offering of the USSBA as we continue to differentiate our brand of indoor activities and opportunities.”

The regular season schedule commences on February 25 and continues weekly through March 31, and after a weekend break for the Easter holiday, the 2012 USSBA Indoor Colorguard and Zildjian Indoor Percussion Series Championships will be held at Sun Bank Arena in Trenton, N.J. on Saturday, April 14.

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As for the rules, there will be some tweaks to the rule books moving forward in 2012, as the USSBA better aligns its programs to the schools it serves. Some minor changes to the group classifications will occur to provide more equal competition between units. Additionally, there will be some revision to the criteria for the upcoming season. Watch for more details on the USSBA Indoor rule book to be released in the next few days.

The most exciting news is that fees will be reduced or remain consistent with the 2011 season. The registration fee for the 2012 USSBA Indoor Championships on April 14 to be held at the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton will be reduced by 50% to only $250 per unit, while the fee for hosting a local competition is being significantly reduced as well. The annual membership fee, which allows for unlimited participation in local events will be $200 for a school’s first team and $150 for each subsequent team.

For those schools interested in potentially hosting a 2012 USSBA Indoor event, there are a select few opportunities available.  Please contact Jon Swengler at Jonathan@YEA.org or at 610-821-0345 ext. 113 for more details and to submit a letter of intent.

Official registration for the 2012 USSBA Indoor Colorguard and Zildjian Indoor Percussion Series begins during the week of December 5, so get your calendars ready and best of luck as you prepare for another exciting season of USSBA Indoor beginning in February.

 

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