April 24, 2021 at the
Walt Disney World® Resort
Take your school’s game day experience to the competition floor at the Game Day Live Championship on April 24, 2021 at the Walt Disney WorldⓇ Resort.
Inspired by the sights and sounds of a school’s Friday night football game, this new division combines the cheerleaders with live music from the pep band, including the elements of Band Chant, Situational Sideline, Crowd Leading and Fight Song.
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The Game Day Live performance consists of four elements—Band Chant, Situational Sideline, Crowd Leading and Fight Song—combined in a 3-minute performance by the pep band and cheerleaders, just like the current game day format. The pep band will have an additional 30 seconds during both the “run on” and “run off” of the cheerleaders to be judged on playing original, spirited music. Together, the entire performance may not exceed 4 minutes. All skill restrictions below will be enforced.
RUN ON: Once the pep band is performance ready, they have 30 seconds to play original, spirited music while the cheerleaders are taking the competition floor. Only the pep band is scored during this time.
BAND CHANT: The cheerleaders should demonstrate spirit and enthusiasm while entering the performance floor and continue until the pep band starts playing the Band Chant. As soon as the cheerleaders are set on the performance floor, the pep band may start playing.
SITUATIONAL SIDELINE: Following the Band Chant, the announcer will provide a cue for offense or defense. Teams should wait until the announcer finishes the cue and show the proper response to the game day situation.
CROWD LEADING: There must be a clear distinction between the Sideline and kicking off the Crowd Leading portion. The cheerleaders and pep band may show spirited interaction as a clear transition.
FIGHT SONG: The final element should reflect your school’s traditional Fight Song. For teams that do not have an official Fight Song, it is recommended to use a second selection of band chant music.
RUN OFF: The pep band has 30 seconds to play original, spirited music while the cheerleaders exit the competition floor. Once the piece ends, the pep band may exit. Only the pep band is scored during this time.
VIDEO SUBMISSION QUALIFICATIONS: Video submissions are due by December 1, 2020.
Game Day Live Score Sheet – Cheer
Game Day Live Score Sheet – Pep Band
The pep band and cheer team will receive an overall score of their performance as one unit.
The pep band and cheer team will be scored separately on the following elements:
In these elements, the pep band will be scored primarily on:
The pep band will receive an additional score for the following:
To help make your trip to the Walt Disney World® Resort as seamless as possible, Varsity Performing Arts will have large instruments available to use for your performance.
Teams that receive an invitation to compete in the Game Day Live division will be notified via email. This email will include a link to the online registration portal.
View the 2020 Game Day Live Travel Package.
If you have additional questions, please call 800-969-2044.
Please view the 2020 Game Day Live Travel Package.
Note: Please assume a 5-8% price increase for the 2021 Travel Package.
Click here to watch the Disney Travel Tips! See you next year in Orlando!
Team forms must be returned to the Varsity Spirit office no later than 3 weeks prior to the event. Spectator forms must be turned in at registration in Orlando.
Team Forms (Coach Only)
Very Important! Please read this entire page before clicking on the link to register.
For the health and safety of everyone involved, in person contact is being limited at the event; therefore, all forms must be sent in advance.
When registering, by accepting the “Terms and Conditions” for the event, you are agreeing to adhere to the competition rules. Please see the “Required Forms” tab and be sure to return forms no later than 3 weeks prior to the event.
You may upgrade the ticket that is included in your package for the rates below. This can be noted in the “ADD ON” step of the registration process. Any extra tickets for family members must be purchased through the “Discounted Tickets” link on the main registration page.
New This Year:
A team’s cohort is the group that will travel through warm up and down to the competition area. Included in this cohort is the team’s participants, band directors/coaches, alternates, band members, mascots, etc. The team’s cohort may not exceed 50 people. The team’s cohort does not include friends and family.
Assign a Safety Champion:
Each team will need to designate one person (other than the head coach) to be your Safety Champion. This person will need to be confirmed upon registration, over 18 years of age and willing to participate in additional safety training from the Walt Disney World Resort prior to Championship. Each team/squad needs a separate Safety Champion (ex: If you bring a JV and Varsity squad, you need two different individuals.) Some of the Safety Champion’s responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
Very Important! Please read all the information on this page before clicking the link to register.
You will need your Group’s “Registration Number” in order to proceed. Your band director/coach can provide you with this number, be sure to enter the entire number and no spaces before it, for example:
Walt Disney World is requiring release waiver forms from anyone attending the event. Everyone listed on your invoice must complete a release waiver. These forms must be signed and turned in at registration in Orlando. These forms will be emailed to you when they are available.
You may upgrade the ticket that is included in your package for the rates below. This can be noted in the “ADD ON” step of the registration process. Anyone wanting to order tickets only will have to order those through the Discounted Tickets (Spectators) link on the main registration page.
During the registration process, you will be asked to select which team’s performance you would like to attend. Please be sure to select the one of the performer(s) that you are attending with.
Disney requires “Park Reservations” made in advance in order to attend the theme parks.
Discounted Park Tickets will not be sold on site at the event. All orders must be placed in advance no later than April 7, 2021. Please note that parks may reach capacity so be sure to get your payment in early!
You will need your team’s customer number in order to proceed, this may be obtained from your coach.
Click here to order Discounted Tickets.
If you have already submitted a registration and need to make changes, you may request a change by signing back into your account and clicking on the “Request a Registration Change” request.
For Groups Only:
Click here to request a change.
If you already have a registration and would like to make an online payment, click here to sign into your account and then click on “Invoice/Payment” button, then “Make Payments”.
Varsity Spirit accepts Visa and MasterCard. To Mail in a School Check, Purchase Order or Money Orders, please send to the address below. Varsity Spirit does not accept Booster or Personal checks.
PO BOX 752790
Memphis, TN 38175-2790
If your team name starts with a Number or A – D – Taylor Shelton | firstname.lastname@example.org
If your team name starts with E-L – LaKeishia Kearney | email@example.com
If your team name starts with M-Ss – Mendy Terrell | firstname.lastname@example.org
If your team name starts with St-Z – Missy Miller | email@example.com
All International Teams – Missy Miller | firstname.lastname@example.org
Memphis, TN 38175
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