Scoring & Judges

Judges & Scoring

Varsity is proud to lead the way in all star scoring with the Varsity All Star scoring system. Our mission is to inspire teams to create all star routines that balance Difficulty with Technique and Performance and bring out the best in all of our athletes. The Scoring Committee updates the scoring system every year based on feedback from coaches, judges, and industry leaders. Over the past several years, the Varsity All Star Scoring System has become the standard in all star scoring, being utilized by almost every all star competition in the country.

Varsity All Star Scoring System - All Star Elite

Varsity All Star Scoring System - IASF Divisions

Teams competing in IASF divisions will be scored on the standard Varsity All Star score sheet, but the scores will be reweighted to more closely resemble the IASF score sheet used at The Summit and The Cheerleading Worlds. At all US-based, Varsity All Star events (including The Summit), teams must adhere to the USASF level rules when competing on the IASF score sheet.

Varsity All Star Scoring System - Global Cheer Divisions

Time Limit of Routine:

  • 30 second minimum to 40 second maximum for the opening Cheer portion
  • 20 second maximum to move from Cheer portion and set up for the music portion
  • 2:30 maximum for the music portion

Cheer Portion of Routine:
The Cheer portion of the routine MUST be completed before the music section of the routine.

Cheer Criteria:

  • Crowd Leading – Ability to lead the crowd
  • Crowd Effectiveness – Voice, Pace & Flow
  • Proper use of signs, poms, megaphones, flags & motion technique
  • Practical use of stunts/pyramids to lead the crowd
  • Execution

Varsity All Star Scoring System - All Star Novice

Novice teams will not compete against other teams. They will be rated, instead of ranked, and earn either a Superior, Excellent or Outstanding rating. The emphasis of the score sheet will be on the Technique Drivers as Difficulty is not evaluated.

Varsity All Star Dance Scoring System

All Varsity dance brands collaborated with dance coaches and judges to come up with a Varsity All Star Dance score sheet. The score sheet will be used at all Varsity All Star Dance competitions for this season.

Varsity Spirit Youth & Recreation Scoring

Click here to learn more about Varsity Spirit Youth & Recreation scoring.

Judges Membership Information

Varsity All Star Judges Membership is now open for the 2019-2020 season! Below you will find a step by step process to complete your membership. Membership will continue to include all Web Based Training, Online Course Material, Tests, and Webinars. Thank you for choosing to continue your education & judge for Varsity All Star this season. Please familiarize yourself with the 2019-2020 VAS Scoring System. Registration will close on November 1, 2019.

19-20 Varsity All Star Judging Coordinators


  • Judge Member – For New Member registration, click here.
  • Under the ‘Attendance Information‘, select the box that says ‘I will be attending this event myself
  • Fill out the ‘Personal Information‘ section listed on the page. This will be the same information that will populate in your Judges Profile. For the School/Gym Information, please input the following:
    • Role – Select ‘Coach/Sponsor/Advisor‘ from the drop down menu
    • School/Gym Name – Enter ‘VAS Judge
    • School/Gym City – Enter ‘Your City
    • School/Gym State – Enter ‘Your State

Next Steps: 

Terms & Conditions

  • Click to review the complete Terms & Conditions within the Registration Portal. These documents must be downloaded, signed & uploaded to your Judges Portal following the completion of your registration.
  • Click the box to agree with the Terms & Conditions.


  • Judge Membership – N will already be checked. This is payment for your 19-20 Judges Membership.

Pay & Submit

  • Verify your billing address, then click ‘Next’.
  • Input & verify your credit card information & click ‘Submit’.

Your registration is now complete. Emails with additional training information will be coming throughout the summer.