UCA Virtual Competitions

This season might look a little different, but we are determined to bring you the same UCA Competition atmosphere you have come to know love, virtually. Below you will find everything you need to know as a coach, participant or spectator planning to participate in one of our upcoming UCA Virtual Competitions. 

Please note this is a fluid situation and subject to change. You can also find updates in the myVarsity competition portal.

Virtual Event Offerings & Registration Information

Click here to save your spot for an upcoming UCA Virtual Competition. Each virtual event is designated for teams from certain states (denoted in the event name) or teams that competed at the same live event last season.

How does a Virtual Event work?

Teams will film their routine in their own gym, football field or other area as long as it is performed on a NFHS approved surface.  Routines filmed on spring floors will not be allowed. Fans are welcome to watch performance as long as you are following all of your state and local distancing guidelines.

Once routine videos are filmed, they will be uploaded to Varsity TV. There is no need to purchase additional equipment or internet services for your program – simply film on your phone or available camera! A UCA trained judging panel will score the routines in our Simple Score system. Score sheets and division breakdowns will be emailed to coaches, just like at an in-person event.

These events will then be available to watch on-demand on the event date on Varsity TV and each team will receive one FREE one-month subscription to watch! The Virtual Competition will include a FREE awards celebration, prizes, & MORE!


Virtual Event Timeline

Below is the general timeline for all UCA Virtual Competitions. Once you register, coaches will receive more detailed information from the event director.

  • Registration Open – September 8th
  • Registration Closes – Wednesday TWO weeks prior to event date
  • Varsity TV Video Uploader Opens – Monday prior to event date
  • Varsity TV Video Uploader Closes – Wednesday (event date) listed in myVarsity at 5PM CT
  • Videos will be available to watch for all Varsity TV subscribers the Sunday following the event date at 9AM CT
  • Results will be available on Varsity TV the Sunday following the event date after 4PM CT (May vary by event)

Coaches will receive the following email communication:

  • Upon Registering – Link to Waivers, Rules, etc.
  • 2 Weeks Prior to Event Date – List of Teams and General Event Information
  • 1 Week Prior to Event Date (Friday before due date) – Email with details how to film and link to upload to Varsity TV
    • For those teams who have completed the waivers and paid in full
  • Sunday following the Event Close Date – Email with score sheets will be sent after 5PM CT after results are posted on Varsity TV (Time may vary by event)


Routine Filming Guidelines

While we are no longer requiring a KEYWORD for UCA/UDA Spring Virtual Events, in order to make sure your video is formatted correctly please include the following template when filming. UCA Competition Virtual Template

Teams must submit a video recording of their routine taken in their practice facility, using the template above. Videos must be one take – edited footage will not be accepted. All 4 corners of the floor should be visible when possible and athletes must perform on an NFHS approved surface. The program must own rights to this video and consent to it being posted on Varsity TV for use in the Virtual Competition. For a list of filming guidelines and specifics click here.

How To Watch

Varsity TV will host this event and one one-month subscription will be given to a coach of each registered team to watch. All Varsity TV subscribers will be able to watch the event in its entirety. The awards will be FREE to all viewers on Varsity TV. If you have questions about your Varsity TV account, click here.

All routines will be judged with sound and available for Varsity TV subscriber viewing with sound for 48 hours once the event goes live. After 48 hours, the routines will be available without sound for Varsity TV subscribers. After 5 days, routines will be available free of charge without sound for the duration of the competition season.

Join the UCA Virtual Competition BAND

Coaches, parents, spectators and fans are welcome to join the UCA Virtual Competition BAND group to ask questions, share your experiences and more! Click here to join the BAND.

Rules, Divisions & Scoring

For Rules, Divisions and Scoring – click here.

UCA Competition FAQ's

We want you to compete with confidence this season. Click here to review our Frequently Asked Questions.


Questions about Varsity TV? Click here!