March 6-7, 2021 | Fort Worth, TX
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2021 NCA High School Nationals
March 6-7, 2021
Fort Worth Convention Center
1201 Houston St, Fort Worth, TX 76102
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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.
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.
Join the 2021 NCA High School Nationals BAND group to receive information, updates, changes and reminders leading up to the event and throughout competition weekend.
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View and purchase tickets for the in-person portion of NCA High School Nationals below!
Introducing VIRTUAL Divisions at Nationals!
For those that are unable to travel because of your state / local guidelines or administration, NCA will be offering Virtual Divisions. (You will have to provide documentation from your administration that you are unable to travel.)
2021-21 Virtual Divisions at Nationals:
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Pricing: $125 per athlete | $25 for each additional routine
First place winners in each Performance, Game Performance & Game Day National Championship divisions will receive a National Championship Trophy, Championship Jacket and a Team Championship Banner. All teams will receive placement awards. The following awards are also available to win:
2021 Rules, Scoring and Divisions:
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.
If your school doesn’t allow you to build stunts and pyramids, or if you get a late start to the season because of local restrictions, NCA has options to keep you safe and your competitive season moving forward with our new Non-Building Divisions! Click the link above for more information.
NCA is proud to partner with Team Travel Source as the Official Housing Company for all NCA Events!
2021 Required Forms:
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!
All submissions are due Wednesday, February 24th at 11:59 PM CT. Nominations are now closed.
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!
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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!
Want to gain a better understanding of NCA competition scoring? Sign up for our NCA Judges Training course where you can become educated in how our expertly trained judges score your routines at competition. Learn more about:
Sign up anytime before December 31, 2020 to gain access to this recorded course for just $25 per participant!
There is a place for every team at NCA! Gain a better understanding of the three divisions offered at the NCA High School National Championship — Game Day, Performance and Game Performance.
2020 Championship Coverage – includes results, routine videos, and articles:
2020 NCA Scholarship
This scholarship recognized 2020 senior high school cheerleaders that demonstrated exemplary character, academic excellence and athletic achievement.
Learn About the 2020 Scholarship Finalists & Winner:
2020 NCA Scholarship Feature
From seeing other schools, practicing in front of a crowd, preparing for nationals, getting feedback from certified judges or just having fun — learn why coaches love attending NCA Regional or Classic Competitions!
Traditional Divisions Wall of Fame:
Game Day Division Wall of Fame:
Go Be Great Wall of Fame:
See the journey from NCA College Camp to NCA Nationals and why teams love performing on the Bandshell in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Take a look back at the 2020 NCA High School National Championship.
Teams from across the country came to Dallas, Texas to prove the work was worth it at the 2019 NCA High School National Championship.
Learn more about the NCA Go Be Great Award
NCA High School Nationals has the perfect division for your squad to shine in the spotlight!
Your hard work was worth it; now it’s time to prove it.
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Step off the sidelines and into the spotlight at the NCA & NDA Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championship
The Work is Worth it!
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