Teams have the opportunity to virtually showcase their skills and see where their spirit matches up against teams from across the country. Cheer and dance teams will record their performances from their own schools and upload them to Varsity TV to be scored by a Varsity Spirit judging panel. Results will be announced on Varsity TV and winners will be featured on varsity.com!

Cheer Game Day Kick Off

Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Junior High teams will have the opportunity to upload their Band Chant, Crowd Leading (Situational Sideline and Cheer) and/or Fight Song performance for $110 per team per routine. Or, submit a video for all three categories for $275. Videos can be from this fall or your 2021 Varsity Spirit Summer Camp.

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REGISTER NOW!

Divisions, Rules and Scoring

Divisions, Rules and Scoring

Dance Game Day Kick Off

Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Junior High teams will have the opportunity to upload their Fight Song, Spirit Raising Performance and/or Performance Routine for $110 per team per category. Or, submit a video for all three categories for $275!

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REGISTER NOW!

Divisions, Rules and Scoring

Divisions, Rules and Scoring

College Dance and Cheer Game Day Kick Off

College Cheer teams will have the opportunity to upload their Fight Song, Situational Sideline and/or Timeout.  College Dance teams will have the opportunity to upload their Fight Song, Game Situation and/or Performance Routine.  The cost is $110 per team per category. Or, submit a video for all three categories for $275!

REGISTER NOW!

REGISTER NOW!

Divisions, Rules and Scoring

Divisions, Rules and Scoring

Virtual Competition Information

How does it work?

The health and safety of your athletes, families & staff is our top priority and our Virtual Championship allows your team flexibility to maintain all applicable COVID-19 guidelines. Teams will film in their own facility and our virtual event format does not require that all participating teams be present in their gyms/studios at the same time or on the same day to help maintain social distancing and sanitation standards. Our filming schedule allows your program the flexibility to film during your regularly scheduled practice time, no need to make changes. 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 certified 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. The event will then be available to watch on–demand on the event date on Varsity TV.

How will I upload my routine video and watch the Virtual Competition?

Registered teams will receive the PDF form needed to record each routine. The Monday of the event, teams will receive an email with a link to the applicable Varsity TV video uploader. Once this information is sent, teams will record their video and submit it, following the uploader steps provided.  That weekend routines will be available to watch for all subscribers on Varsity TV.  Certified Judges will score routines in our Simple Score system and teams will receive standard score sheets and feedback. Awards will take place on Sunday, on Varsity TV.

What is the KEYWORD?

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

TEMPLATE

What awards will be given?

Division placement banners will be awarded to each team competing that will be mailed following the event.

How do people watch the event?

To upload a performance video, you must create a Varsity TV account.  The account does not need to have an active subscription in order to upload a video. However, to view the videos on the event day, you need an active Varsity TV subscription. Each team will have the option to redeem a special discount to set up their own Varsity TV account that will allow them a free one-month subscription. The subscription will renew at full price on the same day the following month, unless you cancel your subscription at the end of the trial period. If you have questions about your Varsity TV account, click here.

What kind of video do I need to submit?
Teams must submit a video recording of their routine taken in their practice facility, using a template provided. 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 a safe surface. The program must own rights to this video and consent to it being posted on Varsity TV for use in the UDA/UCA Virtual.  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! Be sure to check out our Filming Guide document for recording tips!

What should my team wear?

Teams may submit videos in their practice wear or uniforms.

How will teams be scored?
Once routine videos are filmed and uploaded to Varsity TV, a UDA or UCA certified 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.

Where can we watch the awards?
Awards for each Virtual Competition will be hosted on Varsity TV and will be FREE to all viewers on their scheduled awards day.

Disqualifications
Any team that does not adhere to the terms and procedures of these “Rules and Regulations” will be subject to disqualification from the competition, will automatically forfeit any right to any prizes or awards presented by the competition, and may also forfeit the opportunity to participate in a competition or the following year.

Uploading Your Video

View Filming Guidelines

It is important that your video is submitted properly. Correct uploading of your solo performance will allow judges to critique you in the best way possible. Like a normal competition, we want this performance to be fresh and perfected! Show us your best! Once you register, you will receive specific information on where and when to upload your video

  • All routines must be recorded specifically for this event. Videos from previous competitions or events will not be accepted.
  • Routines can be recorded with any camera, phone, or device you choose that can capture high-quality video (Nikon, Sony, Canon, GoPro, iPhone Devices, Samsung Devices, etc.).
  • Videos MUST be filmed wide-framed, horizontal, landscape. NO VERTICAL, TALL VIDEOS.
  • Performances should not be edited.  It needs to be a single shot, and not edited from multiple takes. 
  • While filming, cameras must be held still at a wide-angle. Camera movements and adjustments should be minimal. Tripods are recommended.
  • Make sure your video has good lighting and clearly showcases the dancers.
  • The music must be LOUD and clearly heard in the recording of your video. We recommend holding your speaker directly next to your phone or camera.

Game Day Kick Off Timeline

UCA/UDA Game Day Kick-Off: 10/12/21

  • Friday, October 1 – Registration due
  • Friday, October 8 – Payment due
  • Monday, October 11 – Upload opens
  • Tuesday, October 12 – Upload closes
  • Sunday, October 17 – Videos available at 9 AM EST
  • Sunday, October 17 – Results available at 5 PM EST. Score sheets emailed to contact at 6 PM EST.

UCA/UDA College Game Day Kick-Off Timeline:

  • Friday, November 5 – Registration due
  • Friday, November 12 – Payment due
  • Monday, November 15 – Upload opens
  • Tuesday, November 16 – Upload closes
  • Sunday, November 21 – Videos available at 9 AM EST
  • Sunday, November 21 – Results available at 5 PM EST. Score sheets emailed to contact at 6 PM EST.