Why Varsity Spirit Competitions

Varsity Spirit has produced thousands of competitive events for cheerleaders and dancers. Varsity Spirit competitions, whether at the state, regional, or national level, are held to the highest standards.

Memories to Last a Lifetime

Varsity Spirit created the first high level cheerleading competition in 1980, the National High School Cheerleading Championship, to reward cheerleaders for their work on the sidelines and to create a venue in which they could be recognized for their talents and abilities.

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Regional, State & National Championship Events

  • With over 250 regional and local competitions nationwide, there’s a great Varsity Spirit event near you.
  • Varsity Spirit serves State Associations across the nation as industry expert advisors and contributes to the facilitation of State Championships in many of these states.
  • Varsity Spirit has partnered with the Walt Disney World® Resort in creating unforgettable National Championship experiences since 1995.
  • A new state-of-the-art facility at the Walt Disney World® Resort was designed specifically for cheerleading and dance with Varsity Spirit’s expertise and guidance.
  • The city of Dallas has declared Varsity Spirit competitions at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center city-wide events, bringing in excess of 100k participants and spectators to Dallas every year.
  • Located across from the Disneyland® Resort, Disneyland® Park and Disney California Adventure® Park, the Anaheim Convention Center (ACC) reigns as the largest exhibit facility on the West Coast.

Divisions

No matter what type of team you are, we have a division for you. From routine to Game Day, we are confident that you will be able to find the competitions that best fit your needs. Search the complete listing of Varsity Sprit events below.

Find a Competition

Explore your competition season with Varsity Spirit. All dates, locations and prices are tentative and subject to change.

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ESPN & CBS Sports Televised Competitions

  • 7 nationally televised events
  • 28 hours combined total airtime on ESPN, ESPN2 and CBS Sports
  • 7 million total estimated viewers

Videos From Competitions

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

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

UCA Game Day Championship

Bring your sideline skills to the competition floor! Find a UCA Game Day Cheerleading Competition near you!

Feb. 23, 2018

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