UCA NHSCC | April 23-25th at the Walt Disney World Resort

IN-PERSON EVENT INFORMATION 

Registration is OPEN for the in-person competition divisions! Click here to get started.

  • NEW: View the tentative Championship Block Schedule.
  • Please know that together, with the Walt Disney World Resort, we’ve made many updates to the championship experience based on the guidance from health authorities, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and appropriate government agencies. Before you register, it is imperative that you read everything carefully. Click here to read the Championship Experience Updates.
  • To view the Championship Pricing, click here. Because the Walt Disney World Resort has a seasonal pricing structure, resulting in higher admission fees during peak travel times, you will see a slight price increase from the original winter dates.
    • See below for ticket upgrades and extra ticket pricing under the registration information.

VIRTUAL EVENT INFORMATION 

  • To register for the Virtual Divisions, pre-approval is required. For those that are unable to travel because of your state / local guidelines or administration and want to compete in the Virtual Championship, see the Virtual Competition information dropdown below. The deadline to register for the virtual competition is March 30th.

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2021 Championship Information

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Virtual Competition Information (2021 Only)

In addition to opening registration for our in-person 2021 National High School Cheerleading Championship April 23-25th at the Walt Disney World Resort, we are excited to be able to offer Virtual Divisions for those teams who are unable to join us in Orlando. The deadline to register for the virtual competition is March 30th.

To register for the Virtual Divisions, pre-approval is required. Once you have been approved, you will receive the link to register for the Virtual Divisions. All teams must submit a letter on school letterhead from your school administrator for approval. Please include in the letter your school name, city, state, coaches name, camp attended/where you were credentialed, and where you received your bid. Please also include why you are unable to attend the event in-person. Please submit all letters to NHSCC@varsity.com.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Click HERE for a step by step guide on how to get approval to compete virtually, registration details and a timeline of important competition dates. Click HERE for more information including Virtual Nationals Pricing, Divisions and Awards.

FILMING, TEMPLATE & ROSTER INFORMATION

We’ve created a step-by-step PDF guide, HERE with filming requirements and tips. All teams must submit an official team roster along with release waivers for each athlete competing prior to receiving the NHSCC template for the video. The coach will be required to hold up the NHSCC template at the beginning of their routine to verify the Team Name, Divisions, Athletes and Date Filmed. The routine can be recorded any time after you receive the NHSCC template.  You do not have to have a keyword for your video.

VIRTUAL PRICING

  • $150 per athlete for 1st performance
    • Add an additional $40 per athlete for 2nd performance (Traditional and Game Day)

VIRTUAL DIVISIONS

Championship Experience Updates

Please know that together, with the Walt Disney World Resort, we’ve made many updates to the championship experience based on the guidance from health authorities, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and appropriate government agencies. Before you register, it is imperative that you read everything carefully and make sure you share this information with your athletes and parents. Please know that this is a fluid situation and subject to change. Click here to read the  Championship Experience Updates.

At UCA, the health and safety of our athletes, coaches, employees, families and friends remains our top priority. We are diligently monitoring official information from health authorities and local governments as well as working with our contacts at the Walt Disney World Resort daily on what the championship will be like this year. Below are several of the experience updates you can expect to see. (Please note this is a fluid situation and subject to change.) 

  • Physical distancing protocols will be in place and enforced.
  • Increased sanitization measures throughout venues, including enhanced cleaning protocols, hand sanitization stations and more frequent cleaning of performance surfaces.
  • Face coverings will be required for everyone, except for athletes when on the practice and performance floors. Adults and children two and older will be required to wear masks.
  • All attendees (including coaches, athletes, spectators, and Varsity Spirit staff) will be asked to monitor their own health prior to attending an event and follow the CDC guidelines for protecting themselves and others. We strongly suggest you get tested for COVID-19 prior to traveling to Florida.
  • Experiences will be modified in order to reduce contact whenever possible. This will include check-in, orientation, transportation, modified housekeeping at the resorts, cashless transactions whenever possible, etc.
  • All participants, coaches and spectators will be required to undergo a temperature screening with no-touch thermometers before entering the venues at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
  • Spectators viewing may be limited to team performance times only. Awards may have limited spectators, coaches and athletes or be completely virtual.
  • The Walt Disney World Resort is operating at a limited capacity and theme park reservations will be required. To enter a park, both a park reservation and valid admission for the same park on the same day are required. Stay tuned for more information on how you can receive your Park Ticket Numbers in advanced in order to book your park reservations early.
  • For more information about experience updates at the Walt Disney World Resort – please click here.

Qualifying Information & Important Reminders

  • 75% of the qualifying team must have attended a Varsity Spirit Summer Camp and participate in the Squad Credentialing program in order to be eligible to compete and receive a bid at a 2020 UCA fall qualifying tournament for the 2021 National High School Cheerleading Championship. For more information on the Squad Credentialing program, click here.
  • Individuals may NOT represent more than one team at NHSCC. Exception – Junior Varsity members may perform with the Varsity in a Varsity Game Day Division.
  • It is understood that teams that participate in the National High School Cheerleading Championship will NOT knowingly and willingly participate in any other cheerleading event promoted as a national or international championship for the 2020-2021 school year.  (Exception: USA National Championship and The Quest Recreational Championship) A school can compete at UCA and NCA if that team is recognized as a separate team by the school and no athletes are the same.  (No athletes can compete at both events).  Teams who violate this rule will be subject to disqualification and will forfeit the opportunity to participate in the subsequent National High School Cheerleading Championship.
  • USA Cheer recommends that all coaches complete the USA Cheer/AACCA Safety Risk Management certification course. One coach per cheer team will be required to complete the certification course and must accompany the team at the NHSCC. Proof of certification is required upon registering for the National Championship. The course is accessible online or in person, and certification is valid for four years. The online course takes between 3 and 6 hours. Coaches can take the USA Cheer/AACCA safety course on USACheer.org/safety or on the NFHS site.

Rules, Divisions & Scoring

For Rules, Divisions & Scoring information – click here.

Disney Travel Tips & FAQ's

Click here to watch the Disney Travel Tips!

Click here to view the UCA & UDA Championship FAQ’s.

2021 Registration Information

New This Year - Read Before You Register!

  • Please know that together, with the Walt Disney World Resort, we’ve made many updates to the championship experience based on the guidance from health authorities, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and appropriate government agencies. Before you register, it is imperative that you read everything carefully and make sure you share this information with your athletes and parents. Please know that this is a fluid situation and subject to change. Click here to read the Championship Experience Updates.

Terms & Conditions / Required Forms

Team Forms must be completed and scanned/emailed to Tammy Collins, tcollins@varsity.com no later than 3 weeks prior to the event.  Spectator forms must be turned in at registration in Orlando.

  • Terms & Conditions
  • Spectator Release Waiver – Coming soon! These will be emailed to you as soon as they are available.

Team Forms (Coach Only)

Coach Registration

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.

Please note:

  • Coaches and athletes must be listed on the team roster in order to register individually and may select housing OR commuter.
  • If you are registering any Spectators, you may select the housing option only. Spectators cannot register as commuters. If a spectator needs to order tickets, direct them to “Discounted Tickets” link on the registration page.  You will need to provide them with your team’s customer number.

Package Upgrades:

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.

  • For 3 Night and 4 Night Packages:  $83 (3 Day to 4 Day), $144 (3 Day to 5 Day)
  • For Commuters and 2 Night Packages: $83 (2 Day to 3 Day), $144 (2 Day to 4 Day), $199 (2 Day to 5 Day)

New This Year:

  • Walt Disney World requires “Park Reservations” made in advance in order to attend the theme parks. You, as the contact person of your registration, will be responsible for making daily park reservations for everyone listed on your invoice. We strongly recommend that all friends and family (spectators) register on a separate invoice from the team. Anyone included on your invoice will be part of your “ticket order”. Ticket orders will be placed when your invoice is paid in full.
  • Once the order is placed, you will receive a ticket order number to use to assign your ticket types (3Day,4Day,5Day) to each person and make your park reservations.  Information on how to obtain your park reservations will be sent with your ticket order number.
  • No changes after ticket orders have been placed and ticket order numbers have been distributed.
  • Please note that parks may reach capacity so be sure to get your payment in early!

Team Cohorts:

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 athletes, 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, regardless of if you are staying on the hotel travel package or a commuter, 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):

  • Ensuring the athletes, coaches and spectators of your team follow the health and safety requirements such as face coverings and physical distancing
  • Hotel Travel Package Only: If someone within your travel party experiences symptoms of COVID-19, receives a positive test and must quarantine – the Safety Champion must deliver food and aid the sick person. The person/or their family who is having to quarantine is responsible for all expenses while the sick person is quarantined.

Once you have read all the information above, click here to roster and register your team.

Spectator Registration (Hotels)

Very Important! Please read all the information on this page before clicking the link to register.

You will need your Team’s “Registration Number” in order to proceed. Your coach can provide you with this number, be sure to enter the entire number and no spaces before it, for example:

L0010671027

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.

Please note:

  • Spectators cannot register as “commuters”, if you do not need hotel reservations, do not register through this link.  Go back to the main registration page and register under “Discounted Tickets (Spectators).
  • If your son/daughter (athlete) is not registering with the team, you may register them here if they are commuting or if they need hotel reservations.

Package Upgrades:

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.

  • For 3 Night and 4 Night Packages:  $83 (3 Day to 4 Day), $144 (3 Day to 5 Day)
  • For 2 Night Packages: $83 (2 Day to 3 Day), $144 (2 Day to 4 Day), $199 (2 Day to 5 Day)

New This Year:

  • Disney requires “Park Reservations” made in advance in order to attend the theme parks. You, as the contact person of your registration, will be responsible for making daily park reservations for everyone listed on your invoice. Anyone listed on your invoice will be part of your “ticket order”. Ticket orders will be placed when your invoice is paid in full.
  • Once the order is placed, you will receive a ticket order number to use to assign your ticket types (3Day,4Day,5Day) to each person and make your park reservations.  Information on how to obtain your park reservations will be sent with your ticket order number.
  • No changes after ticket orders have been placed and ticket order numbers have been distributed.
  • Please note that parks may reach capacity so be sure to get your payment in early!

Performance Viewing:

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.

Once you have read the information above, click here to register.

Discounted Tickets (Spectators)

New This Year:

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, as the contact person of your “ticket order”, will be responsible for making daily park reservations for everyone listed on your invoice. If you have multiple families ordering tickets, we suggest that each family order their own so that they can manage their park reservations. Ticket orders will be placed when your order is submitted and paid in full.
  • Once the order is placed, you will receive a ticket order number to use to assign your ticket types (3Day,4Day,5Day) to each person and make your park reservations.
  • No changes after ticket order numbers have been distributed.

Ticket Prices:

  • 3 Day Park Hopper – $427.00
  • 4 Day Park Hopper – $510.00
  • 5 Day Park Hopper – $571.00

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.

Make a Change to an Existing Registration

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 Teams Only:

  • The Contact Person who originally registered/rostered the team may also make changes to the Roster by clicking on “Request a Roster Change”.
  • Changes are not confirmed until verified by Varsity Spirit.
  • Changes made after March 24, 2021 will result in a $50 change fee per change.

HOW-TO MAKE A CHANGE: 

  • Log into your myVarsity portal, scroll down the page and click on MY COMPETITION REGISTRATIONS
  • Then click the + Button
  • Then click on REGISTRATION DETAILS
  • Scroll down and select either REQUEST RESERVATION CHANGE or REQUEST ATTENDEE LIST CHANGE

 

Click here to request a change once you have read the instructions above. 

Make a Payment

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.

Varsity Spirit

Attn: NHSCC

PO BOX 752790

Memphis, TN 38175-2790

Contact your Registration Specialist

If your team name starts with a Number or A – D – Taylor Shelton | tshelton@varsity.com

If your team name starts with E-L – LaKeishia Kearney | lkearney@varsity.com

If your team name starts with M-Ss – Mendy Terrell | mterrell@varsity.com

If your team name starts with St-Z – Missy Miller | mmiller@varsity.com

All International Teams – Missy Miller | mmiller@varsity.com

 

Varsity Spirit

Attn:  NHSCC

PO BOX 752790

Memphis, TN  38175

800-238-0286

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