See below for all 2022 National High School Cheerleading Championship Information:

Hotel Travel Package / Pricing Information

The Hotel Travel Package is now sold out.  Teams may register under the Commuter option only.  Families may order tickets through the Discounted Tickets tab.

Hotel Travel Package Pricing

  • Varsity Spirit requires that all school coaches, choreographers and personnel wishing to access the warmup area, backstage or coaches’ box at the 2022 National High Schol Cheerleading Championship have a USA Cheer Coach or Professional Membership. CLICK HERE to learn more and to complete the steps required for the USA Cheer Membership.
  • USA Cheer Coach Verification Example 

Additional Walt Disney World Park Hoppers:

Available for family or friends not included in one of the travel packages. This includes up to five days admission into ESPN Wide World of Sports® Complex.  Tickets will be available for purchase through January 21, 2022.  Park Hopper tickets will not be sold at the event.

  • 2 Day – $420
  • 3 Day – $455
  • 4 Day – $558
  • 5 Day – $593

Ticket Upgrades Prices:

  • 2 to 3 – $35
  • 2 to 4 – $138
  • 2 to 5 – $173
  • 3 to 4 – $103
  • 3 to 5 – $138

Additional Competition Pricing Information:

  • There is a $45 fee per athlete for cheerleaders who want to compete in the World School Performance Cheer Championship. The top THREE teams from last year’s in-person and virtual championship qualify for this championship. Game Day divisions will not be offered.
  • If you enter the Game Day division it is an additional $40 per athlete.

Additional Event tickets for purchase:

  • We are excited to bring back the Celebration party on Sunday, February 13 at Magic Kingdom! This ticket is included for those on our Hotel Travel package.  For those not on our travel package, you can purchase a ticket for $55 per person.  This ticket does not include transportation to the event.
  • Meal Vouchers can be purchased for $17 each.  These vouchers can be used at designated counter service meal options throughout the property.

ESPN Wide World of Sports single-day tickets:

  • For those who would like to purchase tickets only for ESPN Wide World of Sports, they will be sold online starting in early January and will also be sold on-site.  These are $40 per day.  Entrance into the ESPN Wide World of Sports is included for those on the hotel travel package as well as anyone who purchased additional Walt Disney World Park Hopper tickets from Varsity.

Walt Disney World Park Reservation Information

To help manage park capacity, the Walt Disney World Resort has introduced the Disney Park Pass service, a new Theme Park reservation system. In order to make your Theme Park reservations, you will need a My Disney Experiences account and valid Theme Park admission linked to it.  Once you are paid in full, approximately 7-10 business days later, Varsity Spirit will send you a ticket confirmation order number. Then, simply create a My Disney Experience account and select the dates and Theme Parks you wish to visit. To enter a Theme Park, both a reservation and valid admission for the same Park on the same date are required. Please note that reservations are limited in capacity, subject to availability and are not guaranteed until confirmed. If the first park you would like to attend reaches capacity, you can make a reservation for another park and then “hop” to your top choice after 2PM that day. Park availability is very limited and Varsity Spirit will not be able to assist with park reservations.

Park Reservation How-To Resources:

Please note: There is a 25 person/ticket maximum on managing/linking per unique My Disney Experience account. And in the PDFs above, MDX is an abbreviation for My Disney Experience.

Airport Transportation Information

Transportation is not included in the hotel travel package to and from the airport. The Disney Magical Express is not in operation at the time. Transportation is provided from the hotel to the venue for those on the travel package.

Mears Connect

  • Standard Service is suggested.

Avis Budget

  • All Varsity Spirit customers with receive discounted rates (up to 25% off)
  • Book Now!


Travel Tips and Discounts

If you are flying to Orlando International Airport, we recommend you use ALTOUR to make your flight arrangements. If there are flight delays or weather cancellations on arrival or departure days, they will be able to accommodate you better with tickets purchased through ALTOUR. To purchase flights call 1-866-719-0379.

Airline and Rental Car Discounts: 

United Airlines

Southwest Airlines

Delta Airlines

  • When booking online at, select ‘Book Your Flight’ and enter your Meeting Code NMUZS.

American Airlines

  • 2021 Booking Instructions
  • CODE: A8122DE
  • The discount can be booked on-line at for AA/AE flights only, without a ticketing charge, allow at least 1 business hour for loading.  Use the Authorization Number noted above without the preceding A as the Promotion Code.  May not apply to some contracts.

Avis Car Rentals

  • All Varsity Spirit customers with receive discounted rates (up to 25% off)
  • Book Now!

Travel Tips – Be prepared for your trip to the magical Walt Disney World Resort: 

Press Release Template

Congratulations on your bid to the 2022 National High School Cheerleading Championship! We have developed Press Release Templates for you to promote your success this season to your local media market. These templates that you can personalize for your program by simply replacing the words in brackets with your own program’s name throughout. Once complete, you can send it to your local radio, TV, and newspapers. Including quality photos of your team in action will increase your chances of being published or contacted for additional information.

2022 NHSCC Press Release

Terms & Conditions/ Required Forms

Coach / Contact Person who will register the team in Orlando will be responsible for bringing the following forms to turn in to Varsity Spirit:

Team Forms (Coaches only) 

Adult Release Waiver

Minor Release Waiver

Contact Your Registration Specialist

Find the specialist with the first letter of your School Name:

A-B        Nicole Blohm:

C             Ainslie Franklin:

D-G        LaKeishia (Keishia) Kearney:

H-L         Mendy Terrell:

M-P        Taylor Collins:

Q-S         Rachel Primm:

T-Z         Claudia Frantz:

All International  Melanie Chaney:

General Championship Information

Qualifying Information & Important Reminders


(Performance Routine and Game Day Divisions) Athletes may only perform up to 2 times if one routine is a performance routine and the other is a game day routine. If an athlete is performing 2 times, they must be representing the same program/school in both performances.

UCA strongly recommends that you have an alternate (not a member of another competing squad at the same event), who is prepared to substitute in the event of injury, probation, etc. No cheerleader may represent more than one Team, even in the event of injury or emergency. Once a team checks into the event, the team will not be allowed to change divisions.


In order to qualify for our National High School Cheerleading Championship (NHSCC), teams are required to fulfil the following requirements:

  1. 75% of the qualifying team must have attended a 2 Day Varsity Spirit Summer Camp and participate in the Squad Credentialing program.
  2. Compete and receive a bid at a 2021 UCA qualifying regional competition for the 2022 National High School Cheerleading Championship.
  3. The division the team competes in at the regional will be the only division the team is allowed to compete in at the NHSCC. Exception – some divisions are further split further by Team Size or School Size at the NHSCC than they are at a qualifying regional competition.
  4. Individuals may NOT represent more than one team at the National Championship. Exception – Junior Varsity members may perform with the Varsity in a Varsity Game Day Division.
  5. To create a Championship that gives equal opportunity for schools of similar student composition, UCA will subdivide the Varsity divisions at the NHSCC based on school enrollments in the 9th – 12th grades as of October 1, 2021. Varsity Divisions I & II – Please provide a letter signed and verified from your registrar’s office on school letter head with your total enrollment information. Please mail to the UCA office no later than three weeks prior to the NHSCC. Check out for more details.


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 2021-2022 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 Coach Membership Information


  1. USA Cheer has developed a comprehensive Membership Program, which includes a background check, athlete protection training, acknowledgement of concussion training with return to participation guidance, a member code of conduct, and safety training courses on risk management and safety rules.
  2. Beginning with the upcoming 2021-22 competition season, Varsity Spirit will require that all school coaches, choreographers and personnel wishing to access the warmup area, backstage or coaches’ box at our competitions have a USA Cheer Coach or Professional Membership.
  3. One coach per cheer team will be required to have the USA Coach Membership which includes the Safety and Risk Management course and must accompany the team at the NHSCC. All other Coaches and Choreographers can accompany the team with a USA Professional Membership.
  4. When checking in at the NHSCC All SCHOOL/REC Coaches, Choreographers, Professional members will need to present a photo ID and their USA Cheer Membership card (mobile phone photo or printed) to receive your USA Cheer wristband at registration/check-in. Coaches/Professional members must be listed on your event rosters to check-in. USA Coach / Professional Membership includes anyone; including choreographers that will accompany the team through warm-up area, backstage, coaches’ box, music area and competition.
  5. The USA Cheer Membership is available on the USA Cheer website. Once your membership is complete, you can print your membership card, or save and display it on your mobile device at event registration along with your photo ID. This season’s membership will be active until May 31, 2022.

UCA NHSCC | February 11-13, 2022 at the Walt Disney World Resort

  • For more than 40 years, the UCA National High School Cheerleading Championship has been the culmination of the season for cheerleaders across the nation. It’s the most prestigious high school national championship in the country and the perfect opportunity for cheerleading teams to get together and celebrate each other at the Most Magical Place on Earth, the Walt Disney World Resort.
  • The UCA NHSCC is the only high school cheerleading championship endorsed by the NFHS, reflecting the values we share and the high standards we have developed for our camp curriculum, regional qualifiers and the NHSCC.



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