Health & Safety Update

2020 Varsity Spirit Camps, Competitions & Events (Updated 3.20.20)

At Varsity Spirit, the health and safety of our athletes, coaches, employees, families and friends is our top priority. We are diligently monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and closely watching official information from health authorities such as the Centers for Disease Control (“CDC”) and World Health Organization (“WHO”) as it relates to our larger community and our events, camps and competitions. We are also taking proactive, preventative measures for all of our employees. General adoption of best practices as advised by the CDC is the best way to prevent the spread of any illness.

We understand that this is a fluid situation, and we have a dedicated response team working around the clock to make sure that we keep our participants and attendees updated as the situation evolves. We will continue to keep you updated, and any changes to upcoming events will be based on the direction of public health organizations like the CDC and the WHO, state and local health authorities, and event partners, among others. All event updates are being made in the myVarsity camp and competition listings.

  • Go to the event listings and search your competition for the latest information.
  • Go to the camp listings and search your camp for the latest information.

Updated 3.20.20: Varsity All Star released new event dates that extend the season into May and June of 2020.

With the release of these dates comes the opportunity for teams to transfer their registration to any of the new events. Teams who wish to do so simply need to contact the brand they are currently registered with and work with the registration team to complete the transfer. For teams who wish to be refunded, that is also possible and should be handled through the brand’s registration director. Beginning April 1, Varsity Spirit will begin processing refund requests. We are going to do our very best to meet our standard company refund policy of approximately 4-6 weeks; however, due to the 100+ events that have been cancelled or postponed, we ask that you please bear with us as we work through these requests.

Updated 3.17.20: A Message From Varsity Spirit President Bill Seely

Updated 3.16.20: Based on the President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America, Varsity Spirit will not be holding events with more than 10 people for the next 15 days (through the end of March).

Updated 3.15.20: As you may have seen, the CDC announced their recommendation to cancel or postpone events with 50 or more people for the next eight weeks. With that recommendation, Varsity Spirit has made the decision to not proceed as planned with scheduled events for at least the next eight weeks. We are actively exploring all options, including rescheduling events, extending the event season, and hosting virtual events. 

We are hopeful this situation will improve, and we sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate this unprecedented situation. We will continue to update you with more information as soon as it’s available.  

Preventive Recommendations
Protect yourself and your athletes by practicing excellent personal hygiene. Remember to:

  • Be the steward of your own health and potential impact of any illness on others: If you are sick, stay home.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Wash or sanitize your hands before eating.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Consider altering greetings (avoid kissing and hugging hello and goodbye) to be cautious.

For additional information, visit the CDC’s website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/.

Please keep this link for updates, and share with athletes, families and friends: https://www.varsity.com/health-update/.

Thank you for being part of the Varsity Spirit family.