05/10/19 – 05/12/19
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.
More information regarding the 2019 D2 Summit Championship will be added as it is available. Please check back here for updates.
NEW this season: We will now advance FIVE teams straight to FINALS from Friday’s Wild Card round!
We are also welcoming NEW Level 5 Divisions at the D2 Summit, check the FAQ for more information!
Happy Holidays – The updated Official Bids Awarded list will be available in 2019!
Download a printable version of The D2 Summit FAQs HERE!
Who is eligible for the D2 Summit?
Gyms must be Division II eligible (125 athletes or less) when they receive a D2 Summit bid and must remain Division II eligible (125 athletes or less) when they arrive at the D2 Summit. Upon arrival they must provide a current USASF Qualified Roster showing that they are a Division II Program. Please visit the USASF to find more on how to qualify as a D2 program. Once a program goes over 125 athletes they will no longer be considered Division II and must release their D2 bid. These programs will be considered ineligible for D2 bids for the remainder of the 18-19 season.
Click here for a full list of divisions offered.
Where can I get a bid?
View the D2 Summit Bid listing here!
Will International teams be able to compete at the D2 Summit?
No, due to the USASF rostering policy international team will not be eligible for D2 Summit bids. You must be able to provide a current USASF Roster in order to receive a bid. All International team will be eligible to compete for The Summit bids and must compete in the divisions offering these bids. Please visit the Summit guidelines for the eligibility of International teams.
Can a Division II program receive a bid to The Summit taking place on May 2 – 5th?
Yes, each PROGRAM must declare which bid the WHOLE PROGRAM will be competing for at each event. A PROGRAM cannot compete for a Summit Bid and a D2 Summit Bid at the same event. You MUST declare before that event to which bid your PROGRAM will be competing for. Once a team in a program wins a Summit or D2 Summit Bid, the WHOLE PROGRAM must stay on that Summit Path for the remainder of the season.
Can a Division II team compete at The Summit in the International Division and also compete at the D2 Summit?
Yes, teams can compete in the IASF divisions at The Summit, BUT those athlete will only be allowed to compete on ONE team at the D2 Summit. Please see the crossover rules for additional clarification.
Division Splits at Bid-Giving Events
A team can declare at any given competition that they are going for a Summit or D2 Summit bid, but if that team is split into a D2 division at that competition, they must either go for the D2 Summit bid or move into a standard division to compete against teams going for The Summit bid.
*Once your team earns a bid for D2 Summit or the Summit, they MUST stay with that specific track to earn a higher bid throughout the remainder of the season. For example, a D2 team earning an At-Large Bid to The D2 Summit will not be eligible to upgrade to a Paid bid to The Summit.
*By moving ONE team to a standard USASF division (non-D2), this may affect your D1/D2 Status for your ENTIRE program for the season. Make sure your check with the Event Producer before competing in the standard non -D2 Division.
If a D2 team competes at The Summit in the IASF divisions, does it affect their D1/D2 status?
No, IASF is not D1/D2 specific and will not affect your status.
Once your team accepts a bid for Summit or The D2 Summit, you MUST stay with that specific track to earn a higher bid throughout the remainder of the season
• Wild Card D2 Summit Bid- You can ONLY upgrade to a PAID D2 Summit bid.
• Paid D2 Summit Bid– You must use your Paid D2 Summit bid. This bid type or location cannot be upgraded.
• At-Large D2 Summit Bid– You can ONLY upgrade to a PAID D2 Summit bid.
• Wild Card/ At-Large Summit Bids– You can ONLY upgrade to a PAID Summit bid.
Can bids be passed down?
No, bids will not be passed down this season.
If an athlete from our bid winning team can’t make it to the D2 Summit, are we allowed to replace them with another athlete from our gym?
You MUST compete with the number of athletes that you qualify with. You can compete with less as long as it keeps you in the same division. You will only be able to replace 25% of your roster from the time you received your bid until you compete at The Summit. Example: A team of 20 competes and receives a bids, they can only replace 5 athletes at the time of The Summit competition.
What is the Wild Card Round?
The Wild Card round of The Summit will take place Friday, May 10th at the Walt Disney World Resort® in Orlando, FL. NEW this season: the top FIVE teams in each division will automatically advance to Sunday’s Final Round. There will not be any teams advancing from Wild Card (Friday) to Semi Finals (Saturday).
How many teams advance to Finals on Sunday from Semi-Finals?
• All divisions with 10 or less teams in Semi Finals will have 5 teams advance to finals.
• All divisions with 11 – 19 teams in Semi Finals will have 50% of the division advance to finals.
• All divisions with 20 – 30 teams in Semi-Finals will have 10 teams in the division advance to
*Once registration is FINAL, divisions with 31 or more will be looked at to consider advancing additional teams.
Are crossovers between teams allowed at The D2 Summit?
An athlete is limited to crossing over to two cheer teams TOTAL from their gym during The D2 Summit. Athletes will not be allowed to compete on more than 2 teams ACROSS The Summit Championships. Participant may only represent one gym. Participants may only represent one gym.
Participants must pay an additional $100 registration fee for each additional team performance. However, if there is an athlete that is on a Paid bid team and crossing over to another Paid Bid team there will be no crossover fee applied. Only if an athlete is on a Paid Bid team as well as an At-Large bid team will that athlete will be required to pay the crossover fee.
*Reminder that we do not guarantee crossovers at the D2 Summit during the Semi-Finals or Finals Round.
Is more than one team from the same program location eligible to receive a bid in the same Summit division?
If a program has a team that was awarded a bid in a division, a legitimate second team can still compete for an additional bid, but may not share any athletes with the team already in possession of one regardless of registration status.
Are crossovers allowed between The Summit and The D2 Summit?
No athlete can compete at both The Summit and the D2 Summit in the same competitive season in the USASF divisions. The ONLY exception to this is if an athlete competes on an IASF team at The Summit – that athlete will be allowed to compete at the D2 Summit on ONE TEAM ONLY.
Are crossovers allowed between The Cheerleading Worlds and The D2 Summit?
The MAXIMUM number of individuals allowed to crossover from The Cheerleading Worlds to the D2 Summit will be 5 athletes per team. Level 5 athletes that competed at Cheerleading Worlds can only cross to level 4 & 5 Summit divisions (Excluded: Level 4.2).
*Exception: Junior 5 (NOT restricted) will be allowed to have up to 8 crossovers from The Cheerleading Worlds to the D2 Summit.
Can a Level 5 D2 Summit athlete crossover to other levels at the D2 Summit?
Yes, athletes that compete on a L5 D2 Summit team will be able to compete on ONE additional team at any level.
*Additional restrictions apply to athletes who competed at The Cheerleading Worlds. Please see the Worlds athlete crossover policy above for restrictions.
Can a Level 5 team earn a bid to The Cheerleading Worlds and The D2 Summit at the same qualifying event?
No, teams that earn a bid to The Cheerleading Worlds will not be eligible to receive a bid to The D2 Summit from the same qualifying event.
After receiving a D2 Summit bid, where do I register and how much does it cost for registration per athlete?
Registration information will be released in the near future here and coaches will receive information the week after they receive their bid.
What do individuals and teams receive for competing at The Summit?
All participants will receive a participation medallion for competing at The Summit. Teams who qualify for Finals on Sunday in each division will be awarded a personalized team banner with their division and placement. Teams that place 1st, 2nd or 3rd in their respective division will also receive a team banner and each participant from those teams will receive individual mini banners recognizing their accomplishment. All divisional champions will receive exclusive Summit Champion Rings! Only participants and coaches listed on the official USASF Summit Roster will be included in ring sizing. Additional rings may be ordered onsite but must be paid for by team/individual.
**Athletes that win on two different teams will only be given ONE Championship Ring!
As a coach, what do I need for Summit Registration?
Coach and Gym Owner registering the gyms must turn in ALL paperwork in order to successfully register their program.
• Medical Release Forms for ALL athletes & coaches
• Rules & Regulations
• USASF Roster
*Event Producers have the right to investigate any and all teams receiving a Summit Bid. Bid eligible teams and divisions will be reviewed for accuracy and legitimacy to ensure each team has the same opportunity.
Online Registration is now OPEN!
A $100 per person deposit is required after your registration is submitted. Registrations will not be approved nor will hotel rooms be held without the deposit. Hotels may fill up after you submit your registration.
Click here to view pricing information!
Terms & Conditions
If you are a coach and would like to roster your team and register for the event, click here.
If you are anyone registering separately from the team (coach, participant, spectator), click here to register. You will need your team’s reservation number in order to proceed.
Participants and Coaches must be listed on the team roster in order to register and may select housing OR commuter. Spectators may select the housing option for themselves and the housing OR commuter option for their participant. Spectators cannot register as commuters. If you are a spectator and need to order tickets, you may attach a ticket order to your participant’s registration in the “Add On” section of the registration process, or use the link below under “D2 Summit Ticket Information”.
Request a Registration Change:
Make an Online Payment:
If you are a coach and would like to roster your team and register for the event, click here.
Coaches registering on line must mail in these forms after submitting registration:
Discounted Tickets: Valid May 8 – 15, 2019.
*Park Hopper passes include five days admission into ESPN Wide World of Sports® Complex*
Click here to order tickets.
If you are a spectator and do not need hotel reservations, you may pre-order tickets. (Note: If you are a registered participant, coach or spectator and you need additional tickets, please indicate those on your actual registration.) A limited number of tickets will be available for sale in Orlando at a higher rate on a first come first served basis. Full payment is required. Pre-Order is available through Tuesday, April 30, 2019.
Ticket only packets may be picked up in Orlando during registration hours. The location is TBD.
Pre-Ordered tickets must be picked up no later than noon on Saturday, May 11, 2019.
Questions? Contact your registration specialist based on the first letter of your team’s name:
Relive the magic of the 2018 D2 Summit Championship. From practice & competition to exploring the Walt Disney World Theme Parks, The Summit provides a unique opportunity for teams and their families to experience top-notch competition while taking in the FUN!
New this year at The Summit and The D2 Summit, 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 700 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 2018 Varsity Pinnacle Award Winners!
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