Battle in the Arena

Overview

Prepare for Battle! Varsity Footwear is proud to present a tumbling competition like no other. Battle in the Arena is the most selective All Star tumbling competition of its kind, held in conjunction with NCA All-Star Nationals. Catch a sneak peek of the Arena while watching the top tumblers in the country face off!

To be invited to this prestigious event, individuals must submit an entry video via Twitter or Instagram tagging @VarsityAllStar and using the hashtag #BattleInTheArena. Entries are NOW OPEN and close Friday, November 30th.

2019 Battle in the Arena Information

*More information regarding the 2019 Battle in the Arena will be added as it is available. Please check back here for updates.

Battle in the Arena presented by Varsity Footwear is now accepting entries for the 2019 LIVE competition. Submit a video via Twitter or Instagram tagging @VarsityAllStar and using the hashtag #BattleInTheArena. Entries open on Thursday, November 1st and close Friday, November 30, 2018.

The top athletes in each division will receive medals, the chance to be featured in an exclusive shoe campaign, and participate in a focus group to name the newest Varsity Footwear!

Battle in the Arena will be held Friday, March 1, 2019 in conjunction with NCA All-Star Nationals at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center.

FAQs

What is Battle in the Arena?

Varsity Footwear is proud to present Battle in the Arena, the most selective All Star tumbling competition of its kind, to be held in conjunction with NCA All-Star Nationals. Catch a sneak peek of the 2019 Arena while watching the top tumblers in the country face-off! Battle in the Arena will be held Friday, March 1, 2019 at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center.

What divisions will be offered at Battle in the Arena?

  • Junior Athlete: Males and Females 13 years of age and under as of 3/1/2019
  • Senior Female: 14 -18 years of age as of 3/1/2019
  • Senior Male: 14 -18 years of age as of 3/1/2019
  • Open Athlete: Males and Females 19+ years of age as of 3/1/2019

What tumbling passes are allowed?
The athlete will perform his/her best running tumbling pass – minimal two tricks to a double full. If incorporating a bounce back, please limit pass to no more than one bounce back. All tumbling passes must follow the current Level 5 USASF tumbling guidelines.

How do I enter?
Individuals must submit an entry video via Twitter or Instagram tagging @VarsityAllStar using the hashtag #BattleInTheArena. Please include your name and Battle division in your video or caption. *Please note videos posted on accounts set to private may not be viewable.

By entering this contest, you grant permission to Varsity Spirit, LLC and its affiliates, designees, agents, licensees, and invitees to use your image, likeness, actions and statements in any live or recorded audio, video, film, or photographic display or other transmission, exhibition, publication, or reproduction made of, or at, this event in any medium, whether now known or hereafter created, or context for any purpose, including commercial or promotional purposes, without further authorization or compensation.

What can I win?
Finalists in each division will receive exclusive Varsity All Star Fashion apparel and a custom pair of Varsity Ascend shoes to be worn during the tumbling competition. The top athletes in each division will receive a medal, custom trophy provided by Swarovski and the chance to contribute to the development of the next generation of Varsity Footwear!

NEW for 2019

Varsity Footwear is proud to offer a NEW division at the 2019 Battle in the Arena – OPEN ATHLETE! This division will include both Male and Female athletes aged 19+ as of 3/1/2019. For more information about the divisions being offered, please reference the FAQ section.

Level Legacy

Are you curious how your skills stack up against other athletes in your Level?

Varsity All Star Level Legacy is a 4-week individual skills challenge for All Star cheerleaders to see who is the best in the world in their Level.

Each week, we will upload new level-specific standing and running tumbling challenges on Monday and the athletes will have until that Sunday to submit their best video.

A talented panel of judges will evaluate each submission and score appropriately from this score sheet. Once judged, athletes will be ranked in order by level right here on Varsity TV. Rankings will be updated each week and the top 3 athletes of each level will have their video submission featured on Varsity TV.

Meet the Level Legacy winners who will take the floor at the 2019 Battle in the Arena presented by Varsity Footwear!