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 amend these documents and redistribute bids at any time.

Hotel Travel Package & Pricing

Registration for The D2 Summit Championship will open on February 11, 2021. 

*The Moderate Hotel options have sold out and are no longer available for this event.

Registrations will not be approved and rooms will not be held until deposits are received. Programs who are not registered and paid in full by their deadlines forfeit their bid and may not be eligible to compete at The 2021 D2 Summit. Every Coach & Athlete must purchase either the Hotel Travel Package or Commuter Package. Parents & Spectators are not able to register on the Commuter Package but may choose the Hotel Travel Package. Once registration opens, your program will be assigned a designated Registration Specialist.

Please know that together, with the Walt Disney World Resort, we’ve made many updates to the championship experience based on the guidance from health authorities, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and appropriate government agencies. Before you register, it is imperative that you read everything carefully and make sure you share this information with your athletes and parents. Please know that this is a fluid situation and subject to change. Click here to read the Championship Experience Updates.

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 15, 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.

Championship Experience Updates

Please know that together, with the Walt Disney World Resort, we’ve made many updates to the championship experience based on the guidance from health authorities, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and appropriate government agencies. Before you register, it is imperative that you read everything carefully and make sure you share this information with your athletes and parents. Please know that this is a fluid situation and subject to change. Click here to read the  Championship Experience Updates.

At Varsity Spirit, the health and safety of our athletes, coaches, employees, families and friends remains our top priority. We are diligently monitoring official information from health authorities and local governments as well as working with our contacts at the Walt Disney World Resort daily on what the championship will be like this year. Below are several of the experience updates you can expect to see. (Please note this is a fluid situation and subject to change.) 

  • Physical distancing protocols will be in place and enforced.
  • Increased sanitization measures throughout venues, including enhanced cleaning protocols, hand sanitization stations and more frequent cleaning of performance surfaces.
  • Face coverings will be required for everyone, except for athletes when on the practice and performance floors. Adults and children two and older will be required to wear masks.
  • All attendees (including coaches, athletes, spectators, and Varsity Spirit staff) will be asked to monitor their own health prior to attending an event and follow the CDC guidelines for protecting themselves and others. We strongly suggest you get tested for COVID-19 prior to traveling to Florida.
  • Experiences will be modified in order to reduce contact whenever possible. This will include check-in, orientation, transportation, modified housekeeping at the resorts, cashless transactions whenever possible, etc.
  • All participants, coaches and spectators will be required to undergo a temperature screening with no-touch thermometers before entering the venues at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
  • Spectators viewing may be limited to team performance times only. Awards may have limited spectators, coaches and athletes or be completely virtual.
  • The Walt Disney World Resort is operating at a limited capacity and theme park reservations will be required. To enter a park, both a park reservation and valid admission for the same park on the same day are required. Stay tuned for more information on how you can receive your Park Ticket Numbers in advanced in order to book your park reservations early.
  • For more information about experience updates at the Walt Disney World Resort – please click here.

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

2021 Registration Information

Required Forms

Team forms must be completed and scanned/emailed to Tammy Collins – tcollins@varsity.com, no later than 3 weeks prior to the event. Coaches, please send all completed forms in together when you have collected one from all attending athletes and coaches. We can not accept forms individually from parents.

Spectator forms must be turned in at registration in Orlando, these forms will be emailed to you closer to the event.

Team Forms (Coaches Only)

Coach Registration

Very Important! Please read this entire page before clicking on the link to register.

For the health and safety of everyone involved, in person contact is being limited at the event; therefore, all forms must be sent in advance.

When registering, by accepting the “Terms and Conditions” for the event, you are agreeing to adhere to the competition rules. Please see the “Required Forms” tab to view the rules.

Please note:

  • Coaches and athletes must be listed on the team roster in order to register individually and may select housing OR commuter.
  • If you are registering any Spectators, you may select the housing option only. Spectators cannot register as commuters. If a spectator needs to order tickets, direct them to “Discounted Tickets” link on the registration page. You will need to provide them with your team’s customer number.

Package Upgrades:
You may upgrade the ticket that is included in your package for the rates below. This can be noted in the “ADD ON” step of the registration process. Any extra tickets for family members must be purchased through the “Discounted Tickets” link on the main registration page.

  • For 3 Night and 4 Night Packages: $83 (3 Day to 4 Day), $144 (3 Day to 5 Day)
  • For Commuters and 2 Night Packages: $83 (2 Day to 3 Day), $144 (2 Day to 4 Day), $199 (2 Day to 5 Day)

New This Year:

  • Walt Disney World requires “Park Reservations” made in advance in order to attend the theme parks. You, as the contact person of your registration, will be responsible for making daily park reservations for everyone listed on your invoice. We strongly recommend that all friends and family (spectators) register on a separate invoice from the team. Anyone included on your invoice will be part of your “ticket order”. Ticket orders will be placed when your invoice is paid in full.
  • Once the order is placed, you will receive a ticket order number to use to assign your ticket types (3Day,4Day,5Day) to each person and make your park reservations. Information on how to obtain your park reservations will be sent with your ticket order number.
  • No Changes after ticket orders have been placed and ticket order numbers have been distributed.
  • Please note that parks may reach capacity so be sure to get your payment in early!

Team Cohorts:
A team’s cohort is the group that will travel through warm up and down to the competition area.  Included in this cohort is the team’s athletes, coaches, alternates, band members, mascots, etc.    The team’s cohort may not exceed 50 people.  The team’s cohort does not include friends and family.

Assign a Safety Champion:
Each team, regardless if you are staying on the hotel travel package or a commuter, will need to designate one person (other than the head coach) to be your Safety Champion. This person will need to be confirmed upon registration, over 18 years of age and willing to participate in additional safety training from the Walt Disney World Resort prior to Championship. Each team/squad needs a separate Safety Champion. Some of the Safety Champion’s responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Ensuring the athletes, coaches and spectators of your team follow the health and safety requirements such as face coverings and physical distancing
  • Hotel Travel Package Only: If someone within your travel party experiences symptoms of COVID-19, receives a positive test and must quarantine – the Safety Champion must deliver food and aid the sick person. The person/or their family who is having to quarantine is responsible for all expenses while the sick person is quarantined.

Once you have read all the information above, click here to roster and register your team.

Spectator Registration

Very Important! Please read all the information on this page before clicking the link to register.

You will need your Team’s “Registration Number” in order to proceed. Your coach can provide you with this number, be sure to enter the entire number and no spaces before it, for example: L0010671027

Walt Disney World is requiring release waiver forms from anyone attending the event.  Everyone listed on your invoice must complete a release waiver.  These forms must be signed and returned three weeks prior to the event. These forms will be emailed to you when they are available.

Please note:

  • Spectators cannot register as “commuters”, if you do not need hotel reservations, do not register through this link. Go back to the main registration page and register under “Discounted Tickets (Spectators).
  • If your son/daughter (athlete) is not registering with the team, you may register them here if they are commuting or if they need hotel reservations.

Package Upgrades:
You may upgrade the ticket that is included in your package for the rates below. This can be noted in the “ADD ON” step of the registration process. Anyone wanting to order tickets only will have to order those through the Discounted Tickets (Spectators) link on the main registration page.

  • For 3 Night and 4 Night Packages: $83 (3 Day to 4 Day), $144 (3 Day to 5 Day)
  • For 2 Night Packages: $83 (2 Day to 3 Day), $144 (2 Day to 4 Day), $199 (2 Day to 5 Day)

New This Year:

  • Disney requires “Park Reservations” made in advance in order to attend the theme parks. You, as the contact person of your registration, will be responsible for making daily park reservations for everyone listed on your invoice. Anyone listed on your invoice will be part of your “ticket order”. Ticket orders will be placed when your invoice is paid in full.
  • Once the order is placed, you will receive a ticket order number to use to assign your ticket types (3Day,4Day,5Day) to each person and make your park reservations. Information on how to obtain your park reservations will be sent with your ticket order number.
  • No Changes after ticket orders have been placed and ticket order numbers have been distributed.
  • Please note that parks may reach capacity so be sure to get your payment in early!

Performance Viewing:
During the registration process, you will be asked to select which team’s performance you would like to attend. Please be sure to select the one of the performer(s) that you are attending with.

Once you have read the information above, click here to register.

Discounted Tickets

New This Year:
Disney requires “Park Reservations” made in advance in order to attend the theme parks. Spectators will be required to sign a release waiver form. These forms will be emailed to you as soon as they are available.

Discounted Park Tickets will not be sold on site at the event. All orders must be placed in advance and will be available through April 21, 2021.

  • You, as the contact person of your “ticket order”, will be responsible for making daily park reservations for everyone listed on your invoice. If you have multiple families ordering tickets, we suggest that each family order their own so that they can manage their park reservations. Ticket orders will be placed when your order is submitted and paid in full.
  • Once the order is placed, you will receive a ticket order number to use to assign your ticket types (3Day,4Day,5Day) to each person and make your park reservations. Instructions on how to obtain your reservations will be sent with your ticket order number.
  • No changes after ticket order numbers have been distributed.

Please note that parks may reach capacity so be sure to get your payment in early!

You will need your team’s customer number in order to proceed, this may be obtained from your coach.

Ticket Prices:

  • 3 Day Park Hopper                 $427.00
  • 4 Day Park Hopper                 $510.00
  • 5 Day Park Hopper                 $571.00

Click here to order Discounted Tickets.

Make a Payment & Changes to Existing Reservations

Make a Payment
If you already have a registration and would like to make an online payment, click here.

  • To sign into your account and then click on “Invoice/Payment” button, then “Make Payments”.
  • Varsity accepts Visa and MasterCard.
  • To Mail in a Money Order or Cashier’s check, please send to the address below. Varsity does not accept Gym or Personal checks.

Change an Existing Registration
If you have already submitted a registration and need to make changes, you follow the step below to request them. Please allow 24-48 hours for confirmation on changes.

  • Log into your myVarsity portal, scroll down the page and click on “My Competition Registrations
  • Then click the “+” button
  • Next, click on “Registration Details
  • Finally, scroll down and select either “Request Reservation Change” or “Request Attendee List Change

For Teams Only:

  • The Contact Person who originally registered/rostered the team may also make changes to the Roster by clicking on “Request a Roster Change”.
  • Changes are not confirmed until verified by Varsity.
  • Changes made after April 21, 2021 will result in a $50 change fee per change.

Click here to request a change.

Contact Your Registration Specialist

Your Registration Specialist is here to assist you in the booking and registration process. Please allow 24 hours for a response.

Program Name starts with: Registration Specialist Contact Email 
A-G Chelsea Miller cmiller@varsity.com
H-Q Geneva Smith gsmith@varsity.com
R-Z or numeric LaTrae Lewis llewis@varsity.com

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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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