NCA & NDA: College Game Day

Step off the sidelines and into the spotlight at the NCA & NDA Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championship

Dec. 4, 2018

Championship Information

How to Qualify for 2025 Nationals

Teams can qualify for nationals by participating in the Home Routine and/or Team Dance Evaluation (taught at camp) at a 2024 NDA Camp. Click here to start your journey to nationals at an NDA Camp or contact your State Director to set up a Home Camp. NOTE: must be a 2-3 day camp to qualify for the NDA National Championship.

Attending an NDA Summer Camp allows you to receive special benefits at the NDA National Championship! These include:

NDA Overnight & PYP Camp Customers

  • Registration Priority
  • Hotel Priority
  • Practice Time Priority

NDA Home Camp Customers (2+ day)

  • Registration opens after Gold Tier
  • Hotel Priority
  • Practice Time Priority

Video Qualification ($500 per team) or NDA Regional Championship

  • Registration opens after Silver Tier
  • Practice Time if space warrants

*NOTE: Each team will need to complete the steps above to earn qualification tier status. Clarification: JV and Varsity teams are considered two separate teams.


In order to qualify by video for the 2025 NDA National Championship, teams will need to pay a $500 fee along with the video qualification form. Payment must be submitted prior to sending in your video.

*Link Coming Soon*

Once you have registered and paid, please allow 48 hours to receive video upload instructions.

Video Requirements:

  • A video entry form should accompany each video entry.
  • Videos may not exceed 10MB and should be in either Windows Media Player or Quicktime formats. Alternatively, videos may be submitted via YouTube, DropBox, Fileshare, Hightail, etc.
  • Teams should perform a routine displaying their best performance ability.
  • Any of the following categories may be used: Pom/Hip Hop/Kick/Jazz/Team Performance.
  • The routine must adhere to the NDA Rules.
  • Each team will be judged by the same criteria as those teams that competed in the Home Routine Evaluation at Summer Camp.

Video Submission:

  • Videos submitted for qualification will not be viewed for legalities. A separate video must be sent for this purpose, at least three (3) weeks prior to competition.
  • Videos must be postmarked no later than January 24, 2025.

Teams may qualify for the 2025 NDA National Championship at an NDA Championship by January 24, 2025, by placing in the top three in their division or scoring a 7.0 or above. Note: No prior qualification is required to compete in NDA Classic and Regional Championships. Click here to learn more about NDA Competitions!

Registration & Pricing


  • Tiered registration opening dates per bid
    • GOLD TIER – Opens Wednesday, October 4 at 11am CST
    • SILVER TIER – Opens Wednesday, October 11 at 11 am CST
    • BRONZE TIER – Opens Wednesday, October 18 at 11am CST
    • ALL registration – Opens Thursday, October 19 at 11am CST

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Past Championship Information

Wall of Fame

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