NCA & NDA
Virtual Championships

Register today for our November &
December Virtual Championships!

This season might look a little different, but we are determined to bring the same great NCA & NDA championship atmosphere you have come to know safely and virtually to you in this virtual championship. Please note this is a fluid situation and subject to change. You can also find updates in the myVarsity competition portal.

Watch on Varsity TV

The November Virtual Championship will be hosted on Varsity TV! Click the link below to visit the virtual event hub where you can get more information and submit/watch routine videos on-demand during the event.
Visit November Virtual Championship Event Hub

The December Virtual Championship will be hosted on Varsity TV! Click the link below to visit the virtual event hub where you can get more information and submit/watch routine videos on-demand during the event.
Visit December Virtual Championship Event Hub

Registration & Pricing

November Virtual Championship
Registration Closes on November 6th, 2020.
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Register

December Virtual Championship
Registration Closes on December 2nd, 2020.
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Teams may compete in both the November and December Virtual Championships!

Virtual Championship Timelines

November Virtual Championship Timeline

  • September 8Registration opens
  • November 6 – Registration closes
  • November 18 – Coaches upload routine videos on Varsity TV to be virtually judged by official NDA Judges
  • November 21-22 – Competition Routines available to watch on-demand on Varsity TV
  • November 22 – Awards presented on Varsity TV and teams receive scoresheets and rankings

December Virtual Championship Timeline

  • September 12 – Registration opens
  • December 2Registration closes
  • December 16 – Coaches upload routine videos on Varsity TV to be virtually judged by official NDA Judges
  • December 20 – Competition Routines and awards presentation available to watch on-demand on Varsity TV. Teams will receive scoresheets and rankings.

Rules, Divisions, and Scoring

Divisions Offered

  • NDA School Divisions
  • NDA All-Star Divisions
  • NDA Soloist Divisions (November Virtual Championship Only)
  • NCA School Cheer Divisions: Performance, Game Performance, and Game Day divisions offered
  • Mascot Divisions

Rules & Scoring
We will be following our same NDA School & All-Star Competitions Rules & Scoring for this virtual event.

School Rules & Scoring:
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All-Star Rules & Scoring:
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Music Guidelines

All routines will be judged with sound and available for Varsity TV subscriber viewing with sound for 48 hours once the event goes live. After 48 hours, the routines will be available without sound for Varsity TV subscribers. After 5 days, routines will be available free of charge without sound for the duration of the competition season.

Join the Virtual Championship BAND Group

BAND is a 100% free Group Communications App that is used by more than 25 million groups and over 50,000 coaches, teams, & leagues globally to manage all of their group communications.

All virtual championship updates and communications will be communicated in our NCA & NDA Virtual Championship BANDs. If you are registered for this event, we highly recommend that you download the BAND app and join this group.

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Join November Virtual Championship BAND Group

Join December Virtual Championship BAND Group

Virtual Championship Information

How does it work?
The health and safety of your athletes, families & staff is our top priority and our Virtual Championship allows your team flexibility to maintain all applicable COVID-19 guidelines. Teams will film in their own facility and our virtual event format does not require that all participating teams be present in their gyms/studios at the same time or on the same day to help maintain social distancing and sanitation standards. Our filming schedule allows your program the flexibility to film during your regularly scheduled practice time, no need to make changes. Once routine videos are filmed, they will be uploaded to Varsity TV. There is no need to purchase additional equipment or internet services for your program – simply film on your phone or available camera! An NCA & NDA certified judging panel will score the routines in our Simple Score system. Score sheets and division breakdowns will be emailed to coaches, just like at an in-person event. The event will then be available to watch on–demand on the event date on Varsity TV and each team will receive one FREE month subscription per team to watch! These events will include features like fan voting, coach & athlete interviews, routine commentary, a FREE awards show, mailed & virtual prizes, & more!

How will I upload my routine video and watch the Virtual Competition?

  • November Championship: November 2nd, registered teams will receive the KEYWORD and PDF form needed to record each routine. The week of the event, teams will receive an email with a link to the applicable Varsity TV video uploader. Once this information is sent, teams will record their video and submit it, following the uploader steps provided. At the close of submissions, routines will be available to watch for all subscribers on Varsity TV. NCA & NDA Certified Judges will score routines in our Simple Score system and teams will receive standard scoresheets and feedback.Awards will take place on Sunday, November 22nd on Varsity TV.
  • December Championship: December 3rd, registered teams will receive the KEYWORD and PDF form needed to record each routine. The week of the event, teams will receive an email with a link to the applicable Varsity TV video uploader. Once this information is sent, teams will record their video and submit it, following the uploader steps provided. At the close of submissions, routines will be available to watch for all subscribers on Varsity TV. NCA & NDA Certified Judges will score routines in our Simple Score system and teams will receive standard scoresheets and feedback.Awards will take place on Sunday, December 20th on Varsity TV.

What is the KEYWORD?
The KEYWORD is a word or set of words that must be written on the KEYWORD Template outlined below and displayed on camera before the routine begins. The KEYWORD will be specific to the event. Any videos that do not contain the appropriate KEYWORD will be disqualified.Once the filming window is open, the registered coach will receive a KEYWORD and PDF Template via email that must be printed and filled out legibly in a dark pen or marker. The KEYWORD will also be available in the event BAND during the recording window.

  • A team member or coach must hold up the filled-out Template in front of the camera for 5- 10 seconds before the routine begins.
  • The information on this Template will ensure that the judges are judging the proper team.
  • Routines submitted without the Template will be disqualified.

How much does it cost to participate in a Virtual Competition?
The price is $20 per person. For dance, crossovers will pay $0 for the second routine and $10 for the third performance. Solos, Small groups, and Mascots will pay $20 per person. College Dance teams will pay a flat fee of $200.

What awards will be given?
Overall Champions will be named for each division. Champions will be awarded a Banner that will be mailed following the event. Solo division winners (Solo Divisions only offered in November Virtual Championship) will be mailed a first-place medal. Each registered team will receive a participant gift.

Will this event require team rosters?
Team rosters will be required for teams to participate in each Virtual Championship. All-Star Dance teams will be able to upload their roster in their USASF portal. School teams will need to submit their rosters to Danielle Staley at dstaley@varsity.com prior to the event.

How do people watch the event?
Varsity TV will host this event and 1 one-month subscription will be given to a coach of each registered team. All Varsity TV subscribers will be able to watch the event in its entirety. The awards will be FREE to all viewers on Varsity TV on November 22nd.

What kind of video do I need to submit?
Teams must submit a video recording of their routine taken in their practice facility, using the keyword indicated during the filming period. Videos must be one take – edited footage will not be accepted. All 4 corners of the floor should be visible when possible and athletes must perform on a NFHS approved surface. The program must own rights to this video and consent to it being posted on Varsity TV for use in the NCA & NDA November Virtual Championship and NCA & NDA December Virtual Championship.Once routine videos are filmed, they will be uploaded to Varsity TV. There is no need to purchase additional equipment or internet services for your program – simply film on your phone or available camera!Be sure to check out our Filming Guide document for recording tips!

Is there a BAND group for Coach communication?
Yes! We have a BAND groups for both of our virtual events. These BAND groups are great resources for coaches to ask questions. We will also be posing the KEYWORD in this group. You can join your virtual event BAND below:

What should my team wear?
Teams may submit videos in their practice wear or uniforms.

How will teams be scored?
Once routine videos are filmed and uploaded to Varsity TV, an NCA & NDA certified judging panel will score the routines in our Simple Score system. Score sheets and division breakdowns will be emailed to coaches, just like at an in-person event. Teams will receive a link to our AccuScore review process prior to the start of the event and will be able to follow the steps similar to a live event for challenges. Our AccuScore experts will review your sheets and follow up with your program on any changes or clarifications prior to the awards announcements.

Can we film and perform on a Spring Floor?
NCA & NDA Competitions comply with the NFHS surface ruling that school-based programs may not compete on a spring floor.

Where can we watch awards?
Awards for each Virtual Competition will be hosted on Varsity TV and will be FREE to all viewers on Sunday, November 22nd.

As a Coach ONLY, who do I contact if I have further questions?
For questions, please reach out to aklunder@varsity.com

Disqualifications
Any team that does not adhere to the terms and procedures of these “Rules and Regulations” will be subject to disqualification from the competition, will automatically forfeit any right to any prizes or awards presented by the competition, and may also forfeit the opportunity to participate in a competition or the following year.

Can you compete in the November Virtual Championship AND the December Virtual Championship?
Yes! You can compete in both the November & December Virtual Championship.

Routine Video Filming Guidelines

Click the link below to download our filming guidelines for your routine video.

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