The American Grand

December 9-11, 2022 | Las Vegas, NV

2022 Championship Information

General Information

The American Grand 2022
December 9-12, 2022

Friday – Prep, Novice & Exhibition Performances
Saturday & Sunday – Elite Division Performances

Mirage Events Center
3610-3624 S Sammy Davis Jr Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Event Contacts
Our team is here for your team. The following staff members can assist your program with this event.

Customer Experience Managers:

Registration Specialists:

Event Coordinator:

Housing Information

Due to an unprecedented demand for rooms at The Mirage we have sold out our block. We are actively working on a new block at an overflow property. We expect to have a new booking link with special pricing for our Varsity customers very shortly. Once that booking link is live it will be sent to all Varsity customers registered for The American Grand competition. We thank you for your patience and understanding, we are working hard to make this event a memorable experience and we will be excited to welcome you all to Las Vegas.

If you have questions about Stay Smart please e-mail staysmart@varsity.com.

Bid Information

2022 Bid Information:

The Cheerleading Worlds
2 Paid Bids & 6 At-Large Bids

2022-23 Worlds Bid Declaration

The Summit
3 Full Paid Bids, 4 IASF At-Large Bids & 5 At-Large Bids

The D2 Summit
3 Full Paid Bids & 5 At-Large Bids

The Youth Summit
1 Full Paid Bid & 2 At-Large Bids

The Regional Summit
2 Full Paid Bids (1 DI, 1 DII), top 3 teams in all bid eligible divisions earn an At-Large Bid

The U.S. Finals
Golden Tickets

The Quest
3 At-Large Bids

Coaches' Corner

Registration/Check-in:  

  • Please bring the following items to registration:
  • Proof of music license (All performances)
  • USASF Rosters/ ID (All Star)
  • USASF Compliance Cover Sheet (All Star)
  • Rec Verification Form (Rec)
  • USA Cheer Proof of Membership (Rec/School)
  • Waiver Forms PER ATHLETE & PER COACH (Rec/School) 
  • Team Roster (Rec/School)

**Upon checking into Registration onsite, you will sign all necessary Bid Intention Forms. 

Warm up/Rehearsal: 

  • Everyone entering the warm-up room, and not in uniform, must be wearing their USASF/USA Cheer approved wristband.

Scoring:

  • Paper copies will be available at the scoresheet table. Scoresheets will be sent to the email attached to the team, or registration contact, approximately 15-20 minutes after each performance. 
  • The coaches attached to your teams will receive the email of their team’s scoresheets ONLY if both their email AND mobile phone number are added and correct on the portal account.

Division Splits:

  • D1/D2 splits will be guaranteed in every (Elite Cheer) division, then will follow the USASF split guidelines by team size. No additional D2 recognition awards given beyond the awards in each division.

Music: 

  • We are not responsible for providing an adapter for phones that do not have a traditional headphone jack.
  • Main floor & practice area will provide sound systems that will be equipped for iPod/Phone use.
  • No CD’s

Awards:

  • The Final Performance Order & Awards Schedule will be posted on varsity.com/ac on Thursday evening.
  • Awards ceremonies will take place 1-3 hours after your final compete time.
  • Event Results will be available Tuesday following the event at varsity.com/ac.
  • FINAL Awards Schedule will be posted on Thursday in the Coaches BAND and on varsity.com/AC – Awards will take place 1-3 hours after your division ends. Awards Announcements will be located in the Grand Ballroom. Jacket Distribution and Winners Circle photo ops will be located in the Grand Ballroom.

Elite/Prep/Rec Division Awards:

  • Division Champions Awards:
    • 1st Place Medal
    • 1st Place Team Banner
    • Champion Award
    • Elite – Letterman Jacket
    • Prep/Rec Drawstring Backpack
  • Placement Awards:
    • Event Medallion (all athletes)
    • Placement Banner (2nd Place, 3rd Place)
    • Team Banner (4th Place & Below)
  • Novice Awards
    • Novice Teams earning a Superior Ranking receive a Team Banner.
    • All Novice athletes receive Event Medallions.
  • Sportsmanship Award – Team Banner
  • Judges Choice Award – Team Banner
  • “Hit Zero” Buttons: For Zero Deduction Performances (given at scoresheet pick-up)
  • Athlete Gift: On Day 1, all participants will receive Luggage Tags after they exit the performance stage.

For questions regarding the following topics, please contact the individuals listed below.

Spectator Information

Digital Ticketing:

  • Click HERE to purchase tickets through Eventbrite.
  • IMPORTANT – Please pre-purchase your tickets to avoid longer lines onsite. All purchases will be online. There will not be a way to swipe credit cards for tickets.
  • Adult
    • 1-day Ticket: $27.71 (Friday, Saturday, OR Sunday)
    • 2-day Ticket: $47.75 (Saturday AND Sunday – Friday pass must be purchased separately if attending all three days)
  • Child (6-17), Senior (65+), Military
    • 1-day Ticket: $22.15 (Friday, Saturday, OR Sunday)
    • 2-day Ticket: $36.62 (Saturday AND Sunday – Friday pass must be purchased separately if attending all three days)
    • Children 5 and under are free

Social Media: 

  • Please share your journey to this event and pictures captured at the event with us on social media!
  • Tag us @VarsityAllStar and use the hashtag #TheAmericanGrand

Parking:

0 to 60 minutes – No Charge
Over 1 to 4 hours – $15
Over 4 to 24 hours – $18
Over 24 hours – $18

Priority Viewing:

Located in front of the stage to the right will be holding queues. You will be placed in queue and ushered into the Priority Viewing entrance in front of the stage. You must enter through this process. Security will not let you in through the EXIT.

Vendors/Concessions:

  • No outside food/drink allowed in the MEC.
  • Food/drink available in the Mirage Casino & Shops
  • Event Merchandise will be available in MEC (Perf Hall).

Media Policy:

Varsity will allow recording on personal devices. No commercial recording (audio or visual) or commercial live streaming is allowed in the event venue or other event-related venues (including, but not limited to, hotels and restaurants) or on the grounds of any such venues (collectively, “Event Locations”).

Performance Venue:

The Performance Hall (Mirage Events Center / MEC) will open to spectators each day at the following times:

  • Friday – 4:30 PM
  • Saturday – 7:00 AM
  • Sunday – 7:00 AM

Watch Live

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2021 Championship Information

View 2021 Results

The American Grand 2021 Results:
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