Spirit of Hope
National Championship

January 16-17, 2021
Charlotte, NC

Universal Spirit will hold the 2021 Spirit of Hope National Championship on January 16-17, 2021 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, NC.

This is a two day National Competition offering your teams an affordable opportunity to compete and win. Come see first hand, the Universal Spirit philosophy of providing innovative and creative competitions that promote a positive experience for everyone involved.The 2021 Spirit of Hope National Championship will take place at the 850,000 square foot Charlotte Convention Center. The Charlotte Convention Center is in the center of Charlotte and within walking distance of 4,100 hotel rooms.

2020 Spirit of Hope National Championship Information


Click Here for 2021 Pricing

Additional Information:

• Registration Closes – 10/15/20
• Registrations must be paid in full by – 1/13/21
• Crossovers pay the full competitor fee for every team on which they compete.
• 2 coaches per team are free. Additional coaches are $75 each.
• Division Changes after 12/15/20, $250/$500 per change.
The division change deadline is December 14, 2020, division change requests can be made at no cost on or before this date. Any division change requests submitted after that date will be made at the discretion of Universal Spirit. No division change requests will be accepted after January 1, 2021.
• Refund Policy: To receive a full refund, teams must submit a written request to Universal Spirit 45 days or more prior to the event. No refunds will be issued for requests received after that date.

Spectator Admission:

5 years & Under FREE
6 years & Over $20.00 Cash ONLY at the door

No refunds will be given.

  • Purchase tickets online – Coming Soon!
  • Purchase wristbands: Friday 5:00pm – 9:00pm Saturday & Sunday 7:00am – 9:00pm
  • Programs $10.00


  • Saturday & Sunday
  • Doors to the Charlotte Convention Center at 6:30am
  • Doors to the Arenas at 7:40am


Click here to register for the 2021 Spirit of Hope National Championship.


Spirit of Hope National Championship is a Stay Smart Tier 1 event, for detailed housing information please click hereHousing opens October 6th at 9:00am EST for attendees and families to reserve rooms, please click here to book your room. If you have any further questions, please contact housing@universalspirit.com

Please click here for the Spirit of Hope 2021 Exemption Form.


USASF Team Roster (Required for all All Star, CheerAbilities Exceptional and Exhibition teams)
Recreation Team Roster & Forms (Required for all Rec divisions)


• Program Registration: Friday, 1.15.21 4:00PM – 8:00PM ONLY. All teams must register on Friday.
Please have the following information completed prior to arriving to Registration: 
USASF Team Roster(s) USASF Compliance Form, Policies and
Procedures, Music: Proof of Licensing, Code of Ethics and Prize size slips. All forms can be found under ‘Event Paperwork’ in your registration portal.

• All coaches must be a Professional Member of the USASF. Professional Member means you have a current Green Light Status.

• Warm-Up check-in will be just outside of the Warm-Up room. Make sure you check-in 1 hour before your performance time. Coaches & Athletes ONLY.

• With the growth of Center City, street closures to accommodate construction demands are changing daily. Availability for flat surface parking lots are limited. Please use caution and add extra travel time when driving uptown this weekend. Light Rail Transit is highly recommended for commuting uptown with free parking available at stations along the rail line. Visit Charlotte Area Transit System for more information. For real time parking options – visit Charlotte Parking Uptown.




• The Summit Championship:  11 Cheer Bids (2 Paid, 5 At-Large, 4 At-Large IASF)

• D2 Summit Championship:  7 Cheer Bids (2 Paid, 5 At-Large)

• The U.S. Finals:  Gold Bids

• The Quest:  1 At-Large Bid

• The Regional Summit:  At-Large Bids

• USASF Cheer Worlds: Click here for the Varsity All Star Worlds Bid Scale


Universal Spirit’s official photographer is Universal Event Photography (UEP)

Universal Event Photography is the official photographer for the Spirit of Hope Nationals.  Be sure to stop by their booths to view and purchase action photos and team portraits.  With onsite printing, you can take your photos home with you!  Save money by ordering all of the action photos from your routine for only $199 – includes both days!  Share the photos with your entire team!

2020-2021 Media Policy –  No commercial recording (audio or visual) or commercial live streaming is allowed in the event venue or other event-related venues (including, but not limited to, hotels, and restaurants) or on the grounds of any such venues (collectively, “Event Locations”).  In the event a team authorizes the commercial recording or streaming in any Event Location, the team will be automatically disqualified.  In addition, the personal, non-commercial use of live streaming apps (such as Periscope, FacebookLive, etc.) to capure all or any part of a performance during the event is not permitted.  By attending/purchasing admission to the event, each attendee grants permission to Varsity Spirit, LLC and its affiliates, designees, agents, licensees, and invitees to use the image, likeness, actions and statements of the attendee in any live or recorded ausio, video, film, or photographic desplay or other transmission, exhibition, publication, or reproduction made of, or at, the event in any medium whether now known or hereafter created, or context for any purpose including commercial or promotional purposes without further authorization or compensation.

Varsity All Star will ultimately decide if there is enough evidence available to support the disqualification and will make a final decision on the status of that program / team. In the spirit of protecting our athletes, we hope you understand this year’s no tolerance policy.


For additional information or questions, please contact US: info@universalspirit.com or 866-872-2946

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