NCA High School

Save the Date: January 22-23, 2022

Dallas, TX

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Learn More

2022 Championship Information

Championship Information

2022 NCA High School Nationals

January 22-23, 2022

Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas
650 S Griffin St.
Dallas, TX 75202

Rules, Scoring & Divisions

2022 Rules, Scoring and Divisions:

National Routine Video Examples

National Routine Video Examples:

Looking for examples of a Performance, Game Performance or Game Day routine at NCA High School Nationals? Check out video examples and more details here.

Housing Information

2022 Housing Information Coming Soon!

NCA is proud to partner with Team Travel Source as the Official Housing Company for all NCA Events!

Required Forms

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2021 Required Forms:

Go Be Great Award

2022 Information Coming Soon!

Nominate for the “Go Be Great Award”
At certain NCA competitions, we have a tradition of awarding the Go Be Great Award.  The Go Be Great Award is presented to a coach, team, or program who goes above and beyond to make the world a better place, outside of cheerleading and dance. Nominate for your upcoming NCA High School Nationals by completing the form below!

Get Featured by NCA & Varsity TV

We love to feature teams on social media. Please take a few moments to let us know more about your program for the chance to be featured on NCA social media and Varsity TV!

Submit a Team Bio

Discover Dallas

Discover everything Dallas has to offer including the best restaurants, activities, shopping and attractions!

Discover Dallas

Press Release

Download the Press Releases below, fill them out with your team information, then send to your local newspaper!

Were you nominated for a Go Be Great Award at NCA Nationals? Download the Go Be Great Press Release to tell your community about your recognition!

Past Championships Information

2021 Health & Safety Updates

At NCA and Varsity Spirit, the health and safety of our athletes, coaches, employees, families and friends is our top priority. We have been diligently monitoring the impact of COVID-19 and we have a dedicated response team working around the clock to make sure you are updated as the situation evolves. Please check here for the latest on COVID-19 updates.


1. What will COVID guidelines look like?

As the situation continues to evolve, it is difficult to say at this time what those guidelines will look like in early 2021. NCA and Varsity Spirit will follow the most current venue, local and state guidelines at the time of the event. Specific plans will be communicated to participants closer to the event date.

2. Will we have spectators in the venues?
NCA and Varsity Spirit will follow the most current venue, local and state guidelines as it relates to crowds and large gatherings. Specific plans and procedures will be finalized and communicated to participants closer to the event date. NCA High School Nationals is currently an Option B event.

Option B: In-Person with Limited Spectators
  • Spectator viewing limited to team performance time only
  • Live awards ceremony with limited athletes and/or coaches, OR virtual awards ceremony
  • All teams will receive score sheets, rankings and awards

3. In the event that the NCA National Championship is not able to be held, will we get refunds?
Yes, in the event that the NCA National Championship is canceled, teams will receive a full refund of their package fees from Varsity Spirit.

4. Are regional competitions happening? When will they be confirmed?
Yes, NCA regionals are being held and the dates & locations can be found here. NCA and Varsity Spirit will continue to monitor venue, local and state guidelines for each regional competition and will communicate those guidelines to participants prior to the event.

5. Will credentialing requirements remain the same for 2021 NCA High School Nationals?
Yes, credentialing requirements will remain the same for the 2021 NCA High School National Championship. See the “How to Qualify” section in our NCA School Competitions Rule Book for more information.

Wall of Fame

Wall of Fame

Traditional Divisions Wall of Fame:

Game Day Division Wall of Fame:

Go Be Great Wall of Fame:

Photo Gallery

Video Gallery

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2019 NCA High School Nationals

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Mar. 9, 2020

NCA & NDA: College Game Day

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