About The Summit

The Summit, founded by Varsity All Star in 2013 provides a unique experience for athletes in the non-Worlds divisions to compete against the best of the best in all levels of competition. Our Summit Championships continue to grow offering multiple paths for teams to have a competitive, prestigious and celebratory end to their season. We will continue to expand internationally by offering even more IASF divisions as introduced in 2018. Varsity All Star is committed to once again producing an innovative, prestigious, competitive and unforgettable end of the year experience for all levels both domestically and internationally.

Save the Date for the 2022 Championship: April 28-May 1, 2022!

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Join the BAND

Join these BAND groups to stay up to date with the latest information. Ask questions, interact with other teams and coaches, and have FUN!

Click here to join the Spectator BAND

UEP Photography

Click here to view the Universal Event Photography action shots from the 2021 Summit Championships.

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.

Hotel Travel Package & Park Reservations

Registration for The Summit Championship will open on February 2, 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 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. If you have additional questions, please contact your Registration Specialist.

You must have a reservation to attend a Walt Disney World® park in 2021. Once your registration is complete and paid in full, your tickets will be ordered through Disney and approximately 7-10 business days later a ticket confirmation order number will be sent to you.

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 and amend documents at any time.

Secondary Program Release

All athletes participating on a team at The 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 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 Summit.

Summit Testomonials

"'For the first time, we had 3 teams win a bid to the Summit this year. Every single year has been more special. It brings the parents together, the coaches together & the athletes together. So It’s a major opportunity and experience for these kids that they will never forget.'" Cherokee GreendeerGreen Bay 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
"'With the Summit, if you put your mind to it and teach the proper techniques, a first year gym can come and be successful, anyone can be successful. Weather you have a large name or not, the Summit is opening the door for all teams in the industry to compete together and be the best.'" Kelly HolcombAtlanta Jayhawks
"'My favorite thing about the summit is my entire team gets the opportunity to travel and spend time together for the entire weekend. I love practicing on the football field with all of the teams around you and your parents can watch from above. The energy is crazy!'" Maddie JensanAthlete at Green Bay Elite
"'Summit not only helped me grow my program, but helped me grow as a coach. The practices and competitions leading up to the Summit weren’t always the easiest for us and seeing my teams persevere and finally reach their goals after years of working was very rewarding.'" Mandy HoodPython All Stars
"'Earning a Summit bid helps our gym gain exposure not just in the cheerleading industry, but to the community who may not know about all star. It’s an opportunity for us to get our name out there and grow our program on the national stage which helps bring more athletes into all star as a whole.'" Nick WilsonPremier Athletics - Nashville

2021 Registration Information

Required Forms

All release waivers for athletes and coaches and any 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. We strongly recommend you also bring the physical copies of all paperwork with you to registration.

Please note, we can only accept PDF files via direct email and cannot accept files from external links (Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.) Again, we highly suggest your bring the physical copies of all event paperwork with you to registration.

Spectator Release forms must be turned in at registration in Orlando.

Team Forms (Coaches Only)

Discounted Tickets & ESPN Single Day Tickets

Discounted Theme Park Tickets are no longer available for purchase.

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex single day tickets are now available for purchase. You will need your team’s Customer Number that can be provided by your coach to complete your transaction. Coaches, your customer number is located on the top right-hand corner of your invoice (CUST#).

Within an hour of your request being submitted, you will be emailed a onetime code and link for each ticket and day that you want to purchase. Once you click on the link to purchase, you will be asked to sign a digital release waiver. Please read carefully to ensure that you are purchasing the correct day for the competition that you need. We recommend that you do not purchase tickets for Finals until you have confirmation that your team is advancing. Tickets for Cheer performances on Sunday will not be available for purchase until April 27th. There are no refunds after purchase. No exceptions. Each day is $25 per person. Children ages two and younger are free. All tickets must pre-ordered and will not be available for purchase on-site.

Please keep in mind that if you purchased the Hotel Travel Package or Extra Park Hopper through Varsity Spirit, ESPN Wide World of Sports Admission is included in your tickets and you do not need to purchase additional admission. Military Discounted Tickets and Annual Pass holders will need a Single Day ticket to enter the Complex.


If you are making reservations for more than 1 ticket here are things you must know before you order:

  • You must have a code for every ticket you would like to purchase.
  • Order one ticket at a time and then wait until you receive a confirmation before you start the next one.
  • When you start your second order, make sure there is nothing still in your “cart”, it takes a few minutes to clear out. Clear your browsing data (cache/cookies) after you have made your first purchase.
  • If you go too fast it will cause an error. If purchasing a ticket for Day 2, use a different browser to access that site.

If a Guest does not receive a confirmation:

  • Confirmation comes from: noreply@disneyparks.com (maybe in your junk/spam filter)
  • Confirmation will include a PDF of their ticket to be presented at the Sports Complex
  • We know this is a new process for everyone and we appreciate your patience and understanding as we work though these new technical updates.


Make a Payment

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.

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-I (Excluding C) Lisa Holder lholder@varsity.com
C Nicole Franklin nfranklin@varsity.com
J-O LaKeishia Kearney lkearney@varsity.com
P-Z Taylor Shelton tshelton@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 at The Summit Championship. 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 1,200 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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