The U.S. Finals

Celebrate Your

About The U.S. Finals

Celebrate the end of your season at The U.S. Finals! Every cheer and dance team works hard all season long, and The U.S. Finals is a spectacular way to finish your season. There are 8 regional locations that can be as affordable as you make them! Beach, big city or close-to-home, the choice is YOURS! The higher a team places at their Qualifiers during the season, the lower their registration price. Winners from each location advance to CHAMPIONS CHALLENGE to compete for the Overall Grand Champion prize, team rings.

2020 Championship Information


To celebrate your season!
Every cheer and dance team works hard all season long, and The U.S. Finals is a spectacular way to celebrate the end of your season. Join us at any of our locations for an awesome celebration of all that your team has accomplished this season!


Teams placing 1st, 2nd, and 3rd at a qualifier event will be invited to attend The U.S. Finals 2019. Teams who do not finish in the Top 3 at a qualifier event this season will not be invited to attend. Be sure to stack your schedule with plenty of qualifiers to be sure your team is eligible!


GOLD BIDS are the most prestigious bids that can be earned to The U.S. Finals! They are are awarded to one of the highest scoring eligible teams at U.S. Finals qualifier events throughout the season. This award entitles the recipient the ability attend any U.S. Finals location for as little as $100* per team. GOLD BIDS are awards that are earned, and cannot be passed on to any other teams. If a team decides not to use their GOLD BID, it will become void. Contact the event producer of your qualifier to inquire about GOLD BIDS offered at their events.

*The per team fee for GOLD BID winners is $200, but will be discounted by 50% if registration is received and paid in full by the registration deadline!


GOLD BIDS are awards that are earned at qualifier events. The qualifier’s event producer has the discretion to decide how to best award the GOLD BIDS among the highest scoring eligible teams. The reason this changes from event to event is because the quantity of GOLD BIDS awarded at a qualifier event is based on the number of teams competing at that event. The bigger the event, the more GOLD BIDS they will have to award! Since this does vary event to event, be sure to check with the event producer of your qualifier to see how many GOLD BIDS they will award, and how they plan to distribute them.


The higher you place at a qualifier, the lower your registration price. The U.S. Finals rewards teams who place in the top 3 of their division at a qualifier with reduced pricing based on their placement.For example, if a team’s best finish all season was third place, their price would be $117 per athlete. If a team’s best finish all season was second place, their price would be $97 per athlete. And finally, if a team’s best finish all season was first place their price would be just $87 per athlete!*

*These prices all assume that registration was received and paid prior to the registration deadline posted on the event web page.


We highly encourage teams to register for U.S. Finals as soon as you know you’re attending as some locations do sell out! If you attend multiple qualifiers this season, your registration rate will be based on your best finish at a qualifier. We will be tracking bids all season long, so we can help coaches be sure to get the lowest price earned by their team. If your team hits a higher placement or earns a GOLD BID after you’ve registered, simply give us a call (877.5.FINALS)!


The U.S. Finals does not have a crossover rate. A crossover athlete will pay the placement pricing per team he/she competes with. Take for example an athlete who competes on Team A and Team B. If Team A earned a GOLD BID at a qualifier event and Team B earned first place at a qualifier event, then the crossover athlete would pay $0 for Team A and $87 for Team B.*

*These prices all assume that registration was received and paid prior to the deadline, and the per-team processing fee for GOLD BIDS is still applicable.


It’s totally up to you and what you want to spend on travel. We offer eight locations from coast to coast, and you can choose the one that best fits your needs. Want to travel to the beach? Want to stay close to home? You have options with U.S. Finals!


To help keep the travel costs low for your team and their families, The U.S. Finals is a compete ONCE style event. Some locations span two days, but that is just to accommodate the quantity of teams. Each event page will list a General Schedule as we get close to the event showing which teams will perform on which day.


All athletes, regardless of placement will receive a custom U.S. Finals medal!
1st place teams will receive a team trophy, team banner, all athletes get a #whitejacket, and the team moves on to Champions Challenge!
All other placements receive a team trophy!


No refunds will be issued within 30 days of an event. The U.S. Finals fees are non-refundable and non-transferable, even if a team chooses to drop from the event. If a team withdraws 14 days prior to the event, a transfer of 25% to another Varsity event or a transfer of 100% to another event by the same brand will be available in the same season for registration fees (not GOLD BID processing fees). Once this deadline has passed, there will be no refunds or transfers. All refund or transfer requests must be made in writing and received by the registration deadline.


No. All 8 locations have no housing requirements. However, it is strongly recommended to book hotel rooms through our official housing partner, Team Travel Source.  Information on how to book will be located on each event.


We offer LOTS of divisions for All Star Cheer, All Star Prep Cheer, All Star Dance, School Cheer, School Dance, Rec Cheer and Rec Dance
Please note: Not all of our event producer partners who host U.S. Finals qualifiers will follow these same divisions and that’s okay! We will help teams find the best possible match if they compete in a division at a qualifier that we do not offer. Please call 877-5-FINALS for help!

  • SCHOOL CHEER DIVISIONS – We will ONLY offer school cheer divisions at our Virginia Beach and Louisville locations where a flat foam floor will be available.
  • {NEW!} REC, SCHOOL and ALL STAR DANCE DIVISIONS – Not all of The U.S. Finals locations will offer dance divisions. Two locations, Virginia Beach and Louisville will offer a full dance experience with a Marley floor certified dance judges. Select locations will offer dance divisions however performances will be on a spring floor.  For more information on which locations offer dance, please call 877-5-FINALS for assistance.
  • {NEW!} DIVISIONS NOT OFFERED – Novice divisions*, Parent teams, solos, duos, trios, stunt groups, or any other specialty division. USASF Novice divisions are non-scored divisions. Since Novice teams do not earn placements, they cannot earn an invitation to The U.S. Finals.
  • EXHIBITION TEAMS – Since U.S. Finals is an end of season event that offers competitive divisions for everyone, we do not offer exhibition options. The only two exceptions to this rule is for CheerAbilities/DanceAbilities teams (see below) and for teams who will be competing at USASF Worlds. Worlds team exhibitions will be accepted on a case by case basis depending on our ability to fit them into the schedule. Please call 877-5-FINALS for assistance.
  • CHEERABILITIES/DANCEABILITIES – We love CheerAbilities/DanceAbilities teams, and all are welcome to perform an exhibition routine at any U.S. Finals location for FREE, no bid necessary! Please note that CheerAbilities/DanceAbilities teams are not in a competitive division, and therefore are not eligible to win champ jackets. Please call 877-5-FINALS for assistance with registering a CheerAbilities/DanceAbilities team for an exhibition.

Champions Challenge

The Champions Challenge is a virtual championship that combines winners from all locations into one final event. This allows teams to save funds by competing regionally, and then overall division winners from each location advance to get ranked nationally against overall division winners from all locations.

Round 1:
Compete and win at The U.S. Finals location of your choice.

Round 2:
Champion teams from split divisions will be combined at your location to advance just one team to The Final Round.

  • Videos of division winners in split divisions who were not judged on the same judging panel live will be watched and one team will be chosen to advance to The Final Round. Video review notes will be emailed to coaches.
  • Coed teams will be combined with all girl teams in all divisions.
  • Example: If Level 2 Junior is split small and medium and/or D1 and D2 at your location, only one team will advance to represent Level 2 Junior.

Winners advancing to The Final Round will be announced in the evening on social media each #WinnerWednesday following a U.S. Finals event weekend. Tune in for the #WinnerWednesday Reveals on Twitter @TheUSFinals!

The Final Round
The U.S. Finals will host a virtual championship in May. A fresh panel of judges will be brought in to watch the videos and rescore all of the teams who advanced to The Final Round. Score sheets and division breakdowns from The Final Round will be emailed to coaches. The winners of this round will be crowned our Champions Challenge Division Grand Champions and they will be rewarded with new rings for every athlete and a team banner!

Rules & Scoring

  • The U.S. Finals follow the Varsity All Star Scoring System for all All Star Cheer & Dance divisions. Click here to learn more!
  • Youth & Recreation Scoring – Coming Soon!
  • School Scoring – Coming Soon!

2020 Championship Information


Click here for the 2019 Champions Challenge Results!

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