UCA National High School
Cheerleading Championship

Registration is OPEN! Join us, February 7-9th!

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The National High School Cheerleading Championship (NHSCC) is the most prestigious cheerleading championship in the country. The NHSCC is held at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando, Florida, and nationally televised on ESPN2 and ESPNU to over 100 million homes and 32 countries nationwide each year.

2020 Championship Information

75% of the qualifying team must attend 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 2019 fall qualifying tournament for the 2020 National High School Cheerleading Championship. 

Championship Information

Registration Information

A $100 per person deposit is required after your registration is submitted.  Registrations will not be approved, nor will hotel rooms be held without the deposit.  Hotels may fill up after you submit your registration.

If you are registering on the travel package or a commuter package, Disney tickets are included with your package, please review “what’s included” before you register. For the full Championship Bid Packet – Click HERE! When you are selecting your hotel if you are staying on the Travel Package, NOTE: Value = Disney All Star Resort or Pop Century Resort | Moderate = Coronado Springs Resort or Caribbean Beach Resort. Rooms are assigned according to the number of rooms we have available at each resort.

If you are a coach and would like to roster your team and register for the event, click here. **Attention:  Hotel packages are no longer available for purchase.  Only the Commuter option is still available.

Coaches registering on line must mail in these forms after submitting registration:

**Attention:  Spectator hotel packages are no longer available for purchase, Coaches and Athletes may register individually for a commuter package only. If you are anyone registering separately from the team (coach, athlete, spectator), click here to register. The team will have to be registered and approved (which means deposit received) before any individual registration can be submitted.  You will need your team’s reservation number in order to proceed.

Coaches and athletes must be listed on the team roster in order to register individually and may select housing OR commuter. Spectators may select the housing option for themselves and the housing OR commuter option for their athlete.  Spectators cannot register as commuters. If you are a spectator and need to order tickets, you may attach a ticket order to your athlete’s registration in the “Add On” section of the registration process or use the link in the next accordion drop down under Ticket Information >> “Discounted Tickets”.

Request a Registration Change:  If you already have a reservation 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.  The Coach who originally registered 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 .

Click here to request a change.

Make an on-line Payment: If you already have a reservation and would like to make a payment, click here to sign in to your account and then click on “Invoice/Payment” button, then “Make Payments”.

Ticket Upgrades:

If you would like to upgrade your ticket in advance the price is:

  • $75      2 Day to 3 Day
  • $90    2 Day to 4 Day
  • $105    2 Day to 5 Day
  • $75      3 Day to 4 Day
  • $90      3 Day to 5 Day

Please indicate this in the “add-on” section of the registration process OR if you have already registered, please submit a Change Request.  Any extra tickets ordered on an existing registration must be paid for in full after the request has been submitted.

Questions? Contact your registration specialist based on the first letter of your team’s name. If your school name starts with:

A-Ce Geneva Smith gsmith@varsity.com
Cf-G Lakeishia Kearney lkearney@varsity.com
H-L Mendy Terrell mterrell@varsity.com
M-P Alexia Tran atran@varsity.com
Q, R, T-Z Rachel Primm rprimm@varsity.com
S & All International Missy Miller mmiller@varsity.com

Ticket Information

Discounted Tickets:  Valid February 5, 2020 – February 13, 2020 – See Prices and pick up dates and times below.

* Park Hopper passes include five days admission into ESPN Wide World of Sports® Complex.

Click here to order tickets.

If you are a spectator and do not need hotel reservations, you may pre-order tickets.  (Note:  If you are a registered coach, athlete or spectator and you need additional tickets, please indicate those on your actual registration.)  Pre-order is available through Tuesday, January 28, 2020.  A limited number of tickets will be available for sale at a higher rate in Orlando on a first come first served basis.  Full payment is required

Ticket Prices:

Ticket Pre-Order Price Price In Orlando
3 Day Park Hopper $350.00 $365.00
4 Day Park Hopper $425.00 $440.00
5 Day Park Hopper $440.00 $455.00
Celebration Party $45.00 Pre-Order & In Orlando – while supplies last.
Meal Voucher $17.00 Not Sold In Orlando

Note: Meal Voucher includes one entree and beverage per voucher at designated Theme Park dining locations. Lunch or Dinner only, no breakfast, no dessert. 

Tickets may be picked up in Orlando during registration hours at the Disney All Star Resort – Celebrity Hall tent. 

  • Wednesday, February 5th: 10 am – 8 pm
  • Thursday, February 6th: 8 am – 10 pm
  • Friday, February 7th: 7 am – 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, February 8th:  7 am – noon (Celebrity Hall office)

Note: If you arrive after 8:00pm on Friday night, the Celebrity Hall office will be open until 10:00pm. Pre-Ordered tickets must be picked up no later than noon on Saturday, February 8, 2020.

Important: Transportation is not included with ticket purchases.  You must be registered on the travel package to receive transportation to any of the NHSCC activities/events.

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 2019 UCA fall qualifying tournament for the 2020 National High School Cheerleading Championship. Have not registered for a UCA Regional Competition yet? 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 2019-2020 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.
  • NEW! For 2019-2020, 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.

Rule Updates

  • NEW! Bows should not be excessive in size and shouldn’t be a distraction to the performance. Bows should be worn in a manner to minimize risk for the participants, should be adequately secured on the back of the head with the tales facing down and should not fall over the forehead into the participants’ eyes or block the view of the participants while performing. A .25 deduction will be given for teams in violation of this rule.
  • NEW! When using props (signs, etc.) that are made of solid material or have sharp edges / corners:
    • A. A top person may not release the props to the ground.
    • B. A person on the ground must gently toss or place the props.

For the complete 2020 UCA National High School Cheerleading Championship Rules, Divisions and Scoring Information – CLICK HERE!

Disney Travel Tips

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