The D2 Summit

May 7-9, 2021

About The D2 Summit

In 2014, American Cheer Power, a Varsity Spirit Brand, created the National Small Program Association (NSPA). The purpose of the NSPA is to help build successful small programs all around the country. It is their goal to help small gyms grow their programs and better prepare them to become successful businesses, as well as competitive programs. Cheer Power began implementing National Small Program Championships under the NSPA throughout the 2014-2015 competition season. Upon conclusion of the season, the official USASF definition of Division II (formerly Small Gym divisions) was released and it is defined as having one physical address for a gym location and having 125 athletes or less registered in a gym’s cheer program at the time of competition. With the momentum and success of The Summit and The Dance Summit in May 2015 and with the USASF definition of Division II, Varsity All Star created the D2 Summit Championship- exclusively for the 125 and under.

Health & Safety Update

Health & Safety Update

2021 Championship Information

Event Qualification

Due to uncertainties associated with the COVID-19 virus that could potentially lie ahead, Varsity All Star reserves the right to redistribute bids at any time.

Secondary Program Release

All athletes participating on a team at The D2 2021 Summit must be a registered member of that team’s program during the 2020-2021 competition season. Any athlete that has exhibitioned or competed on the floor with a team in any level from a program (Primary Program) during The D2 Summit competition season (January 1, 2021 – May 1, 2021) will have to have a Varsity Spirit Program Release Waiver signed by the owner of the Primary Program before that athlete is eligible to compete with another program at The 2021 D2 Summit.

2020 Championship Information

Health & Safety Update

At Varsity Spirit, the health and safety of our athletes, coaches, employees, families and friends is our top priority. We are diligently monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and closely watching official information from health authorities such as the Centers for Disease Control (“CDC”) and World Health Organization (“WHO”) as it relates to our larger community and our events, camps and competitions. We are also taking proactive, preventative measures for all of our employees. General adoption of best practices as advised by the CDC is the best way to prevent the spread of any illness.

We understand that this is a fluid situation, and we have a dedicated response team working around the clock to make sure that we keep our participants and attendees updated as the situation evolves. We will continue to keep you updated, and any changes to upcoming events will be based on the direction of public health organizations like the CDC and the WHO, state and local health authorities, and event partners, among others.

Updated 5.11.20 Event Updates
With the health and safety of our athletes, coaches, family, friends and employees at the forefront, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Summit Championship events. Please know that we gave it our best efforts, but COVID-19 has had a tremendous impact on our world, and it has affected our cheer and dance community in ways we could not have imagined.

Refund information can be found below. We will be sending qualification banners to all programs that qualified with a bid, and we are working on plans to host a show on Varsity TV to recognize the many athletes that will not be able to participate in the 2020 Summit Championships. Information about ordering Summit Championship merchandise, including athlete participant medals, will be available in the coming weeks.

Refund Information

Refund Information
Full refunds for the Summit Championships will be processed for all attendees as we cancel your registration, no need to request a refund. We underestimated the time frame in which we thought that we would be able to process refunds to our Summit customers. We are extremely sorry for any financial hardship and disappointment this has caused. Our team has been working hard to keep up, but we are still at least a month away from completing this task.

Here’s what we are doing to address it:
  • We have moved 100% of our customer service personnel to work solely on Summit refunds.
  • We are using additional staff from other departments to assist with Summit refunds.

Here’s how you can help ensure your refund is processed as quickly as possible:

  • Do not issue a charge back on your credit card – this prolongs the process tremendously.
  • Be sure that the credit card we have on file for you has not expired.

We are so sorry for the wait, but you can be sure that we are doing everything in our power to get your money back in your pocket as fast as we can.

Once your registration has been canceled, you can log in to your myVarsity account and follow the instructions below to view your registration has been refund amount:

  • Click on My Competition Registrations
  • Click on Invoice/Payments
  • Click on View/Print Invoice

D2 Summit Testomonials

"'We first decided to take the climb about 3 years ago. We worked hard for several years to develop our program to be able to compete with this caliber of competition. We love the atmosphere and being able to compete against other incredible programs. We get to showcase what small gyms can bring to the floor and it develops comradery between the coaches, parents and athletes. The D2 Summit is more than just a competition, it’s something that brings programs and families together.'" Tracy DerrPennsylvania Elite
"'Come to the Summit! I think it’s an amazing experience not just for your athletes but to gain exposure and grow your business. Our program has grown tremendously because of the D2 Summit. The kids love the excitement and our athletes strive to compete against the best of the best across the county.'" Amity BerriosElite All Stars
"'Winning the D2 Summit is one of my favorite memories. We felt so honored to be competing with the incredible other teams and when they called our names and the confetti went everywhere we were thrilled. The parents went crazy and the faces of the kids is something that will always stay with me because all of their hard work paid off!'" Lori McPhersonMaine Stars
"'I want to go to the Summit because it’s an amazing experience. The Arena is so large and to have all eyes on you and your family cheering you on is magical. Getting to have fun at the parks and bonding with your team is great – It’s like going on a GIANT family vacation!'" Petyon DerrAthlete at Pennsylvania Elite
"'Each time that we have gone to the Summit, we have stayed on property and it’s really great for the experience and team bonding of the athletes. When looking at the financial value and convenience – park hoppers, accommodations and transportation all being arranged for you, there’s no better way to do Disney.'" Jordan TranParent
"'I think The Summit is a really important competition. It gives teams an end goal and a focal point to look forward to all season. Under that pressure, kids learn, grow and improve. The Summit teaches them how to work hard and come together to accomplish something incredible.'" David LenglingChoreographer
"'The experience we had at the 2019 D2 Summit was unlike any other for TAI athletes and staff and the TAI family. We brought all 4 age eligible teams to the D2 summit and came home with two second places finishes and two D2 NATIONAL CHAMPION titles. This is an unheard of accomplishment and an experience I wouldn't trade for the world! I can't thank this gym enough for what they have given my child.'" Kirsten StifflerTAI Parent

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The Varsity Pinnacle Award

The Varsity Pinnacle Award was created to recognize athletes that embody the core #AllStarStrong characteristics of Teamwork, Dedication, Confidence and Leadership. Prior to the events, coaches, friends, family and athletes had the chance to nominate a team or athlete that represented one of the main #AllStarStrong elements.

With over 1200 nominations, these extraordinary cheerleaders and dancers were selected for going above and beyond, not only on their team but in their communities. Congratulations to the 2019 Varsity Pinnacle Award Winners!

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