NCA
High School
Nationals

January 22-23, 2022 | Dallas, TX

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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

NEW! USA Cheer Membership Requirement

USA Cheer has developed a comprehensive Membership Program, which includes a background check, athlete protection training, acknowledgement of concussion training with return to participation guidance, a member code of conduct, and safety training courses on risk management and safety rules.

Beginning with the upcoming 2021-22 competition season, Varsity Spirit will require that all school coaches, choreographers and personnel wishing to access the warmup area, backstage or coaches’ box at our competitions have a USA Cheer Coach or Professional Membership.

Varsity Spirit will cover the $33 membership fee for the 2021-22 season. You must complete your membership requirements before your first competition. December 1 is the last day to complete the requirements to receive this membership free of charge for the upcoming season. Please note that the background check will take 2-10 days to be processed and returned.

When checking in at Varsity Spirit competitions, you will now simply provide proof of membership for each coach from your organization who wishes to go into the warmup area, backstage or coaches’ box. Upon proof of membership, each coach will receive a wristband that will allow them access.

The USA Cheer Membership is available on the USA Cheer website. Once your membership is complete, you can print your membership card, or save and display it on your mobile device at event registration along with your photo ID. This season’s membership will be active until May 31, 2022.

CLICK HERE to learn more and to complete the steps required before your first competition. Use code VACH21 to receive your free USA Cheer Membership by December 1, 2021. 

Which membership option should you select?
One coach per team (usually the Head Coach) must complete the Cheer Coach Membership, which requires the Safety and Risk Management course to be completed every four years. This has been a requirement at Varsity Spirit events for the last two years. This course is discounted to $75 for USA Cheer members and will be at the expense of the coach. If your course certification is up to date, you will not need to retake the course until it expires. All other coaches, choreographers and adults affiliated with the team who wish to access the warmup area, backstage or coaches’ box must complete the Professional Membership. If you are a college spirit coordinator that coaches cheer and dance, you do not need to complete the Dance Membership in addition to the Cheer Coach or Professional Membership. 

Housing Information

Housing will open for all teams on SEPTEMBER 1ST at 12 PM EST. NCA is proud to partner with Team Travel Source as the Official Housing Company for all NCA Events!

2022 Housing Information

How to Qualify

(1) NCA SUMMER CAMP
75% of the qualifying team must have attended a Varsity Spirit Summer Camp and participate in the NFHS Squad Credentialing program in order to be eligible to compete at the 2022 NCA High School Nationals.

(2) BIDS
Additional bids have been waived for the 2021-2022 season. Teams will NOT have to submit additional videos to qualify for NCA High School Nationals.

(3) USA CHEER MEMBERSHIP
Beginning with the 2021-22 competition season, Varsity Spirit will require that all school coaches, choreographers and personnel wishing to access the warmup area, backstage or coaches’ box at NCA competitions have a USA Cheer Coach or Professional Membership.

Rules, Scoring & Divisions

2022 Rules, Scoring and Divisions:
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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.

Required Forms

2022 Required Forms Coming Soon!

2021 Required Forms:
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NFHS Endorsement

NFHS endorses and supports NCA High School Nationals! This endorsement is exclusive in the cheerleading and dance team categories and will include actively encouraging states, through reasonable methods, to allow their member schools to participate in NCA High School Nationals.

Go Be Great Award

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!

Nominate Here

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

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Press Release

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

Past Championship Results & Information

Wall of Fame

Wall of Fame

Traditional Divisions Wall of Fame:
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Game Day Division Wall of Fame:
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Go Be Great Wall of Fame:
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Photo Gallery

Video Gallery

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