Save the Date for the 2023 National High School Cheerleading Championship:

February 10th-12th, 2023

⭐ 2023 Bid Information

Qualifying Information & Important Reminders

UCA SCHOOL GUIDELINES

(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.

HOW TO QUALIFY FOR THE 2023 NHSCC:

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 2022 UCA qualifying regional competition for the 2023 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, 2022. 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 www.uca.varsity.com for more details.

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP PARTICIPATION

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 2022-2023 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.

⭐2023 Registration Information

Registration for the 2023 National High School Cheerleading Championship will open November 2022.

EVENT REGISTRATION SPECIALISTS:

For more information about UCA Regional Competitions, CLICK HERE.

⭐2023 Package Pricing Information

CLICK HERE to view the 2023 Championship Pricing Guide!

⭐Walt Disney World Park Information

Walt Disney World Theme Park Reservations:

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.

⭐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.Walt Disney World no longer operates the Disney Magic Express. Attendees will be responsible for their roundtrip transportation from the Orlando International Airport to the resorts.
    • MEARS Direct Connect Information – COMING SOON!

    Airline and Rental Car Discounts: 

    United Airlines

    Delta Airlines

    • When booking online at www.delta.com/meetings, select ‘Book Your Flight’ and enter your Meeting Code NMUZS.

    American Airlines

    • 2022-2023 Booking Instructions
    • The discount can be booked on-line at aa.com for AA/AE flights only, without a ticketing charge, allow at least 1 business hour for AA.com loading.  Use the Authorization Number noted above without the preceding A as the AA.com Promotion Code.  May not apply to some contracts.

    Avis Car Rentals

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

⭐Divisions, Rules and Scoring

CLICK HERE for more information regarding Divisions, Rules and Scoring.

⭐Terms & Conditions/ Required Forms

  • Term and Conditions – COMING SOON
  • Event Rules – COMING SOON
  • Rec Roster Verification for Rec Teams – COMING SOON
  • Sample Enrollment Letter – COMING SOON
  • USA Cheer Coach Verification Example – COMING SOON

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 – COMING SOON

Minor Release Waiver – COMING SOON

General Championship Information

Qualifying Information & Important Reminders

UCA SCHOOL GUIDELINES

(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.

HOW TO QUALIFY FOR THE 2022 NHSCC:

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 www.uca.varsity.com for more details.

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP PARTICIPATION

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

CHEER COACH MEMBERSHIP 

  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.

WATCH 2022 CHAMPIONSHIP LIVE ON VARSITY TV!

WATCH 2022 CHAMPIONSHIP LIVE ON VARSITY TV!

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