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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Photos from Our School Competitions

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 College: The Road To Daytona

See the journey from NCA College Camp to NCA Nationals and why teams love performing on the Bandshell in Daytona Beach, Florida.

May. 7, 2020

2019 NCA High School Nationals

Teams from across the country came to Dallas, Texas to prove the work was worth it at the 2019 NCA High School National Championship.

Mar. 9, 2020

2020 UCA & UDA College Nationals

Congratulations to all the teams who joined us for the 2020 UCA & UDA College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship!

Jan. 21, 2020

Together As One

Spirit is a powerful force. It brings us together – 𝐓𝐎𝐆𝐄𝐓𝐇𝐄𝐑 𝐀𝐒 𝐎𝐍𝐄.

Jan. 1, 2020

NCA College: The Road To Daytona

See the journey from NCA College Camp to NCA Nationals and why teams love performing on the Bandshell in Daytona Beach, Florida.

May. 7, 2020

2019 NCA High School Nationals

Teams from across the country came to Dallas, Texas to prove the work was worth it at the 2019 NCA High School National Championship.

Mar. 9, 2020

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

2020 UCA & UDA College Nationals

Congratulations to all the teams who joined us for the 2020 UCA & UDA College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship!

Jan. 21, 2020

Together As One

Spirit is a powerful force. It brings us together – 𝐓𝐎𝐆𝐄𝐓𝐇𝐄𝐑 𝐀𝐒 𝐎𝐍𝐄.

Jan. 1, 2020

Relive the 2018 UCA National High School Cheerleading Championship

The National High School Cheerleading Championship (NHSCC) is the most prestigious cheerleading championship in the country. In 2018, we had the honor of hosting over 800 teams, 15,000 athletes and 50,000 attendees at the National High School Cheerleading Championship.

Mar. 18, 2018

2020 UCA & UDA College Nationals

Congratulations to all the teams who joined us for the 2020 UCA & UDA College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship!

Jan. 21, 2020

Together As One

Spirit is a powerful force. It brings us together – 𝐓𝐎𝐆𝐄𝐓𝐇𝐄𝐑 𝐀𝐒 𝐎𝐍𝐄.

Jan. 1, 2020

2019 UDA Game Day

This division was created as a way for teams to showcase and compete with elements they are doing at their schools and in their communities all season long.

Jan. 2, 2019

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