Spirit of Hope
National Championship

January 16-17, 2021
Atlanta, GA

NEWS: At Varsity Spirit, the health and safety of our athletes, coaches, employees, families and friends remains our top priority. Please note that there has been a venue change for Spirit of Hope 2021. We have successfully secured the Georgia International Convention Center, by the airport, in Atlanta, GA. This is only a venue change. The event will be held, as scheduled, next weekend in Atlanta, Ga (Jan. 16-17, 2021).

Georgia International Convention Center • 2000 Convention Center Concourse • College Park, GA 30337

The Spirit of Hope event move to Georgia is a temporary move, and we do plan for the event to take place in Charlotte, NC again in the future.

Health & Safety Information

Health & Safety Information

2021 Spirit of Hope National Championship Information


At Varsity Spirit, the health and safety of our athletes, coaches, employees, families and friends remains our top priority. Click here to view our event specific health & safety information.


Click Here for 2021 Pricing

• 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: $10.00 Daily Admission, 12 and younger are FREE. Click here to purchase your weekend pass!
• Cash admission at the event: Saturday & Sunday 7:00am – 9:00pm *A limited number of cash wristbands will be available at this event. We encourage all spectators to purchase prior to arriving.
• Refunds will be given up to 24 hours prior to the event.

•  Saturday & Sunday
•  Doors to the Georgia World Congress Center at 7:00am
•  Doors to the Arenas at 8:00am


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


2022 Information coming soon!


At Varsity Spirit, the health and safety of our athletes, coaches, employees, families and friends remains our top priority. We have been closely monitoring official information from health authorities, the local Charlotte, North Carolina government and the Charlotte Convention Center, and it has become clear that hosting this event in this venue will not be ideal, or perhaps even possible. Given this information, we have decided to relocate the Spirit of Hope event to Atlanta, Georgia. The event will now be taking place over the same dates (January 16-17, 2021) at the Georgia International Convention Center.

For your convenience, you do NOT need to contact anyone for cancellations. All hotel reservations made through Spirit of Hope Housing will be automatically cancelled on Friday, December 4, 2020 without penalties. Confirmation emails will be sent out to notify those individuals with reservations via the email they entered into Passkey. 

Attendees who had a valid exemption for Stay Smart will be responsible for cancelling their reservations. 

For 2021, the housing requirement for Spirit of Hope will be temporarily lifted, and teams may make their own housing arrangements. Should you need any assistance with housing, you may reach out to Team Travel Source at 502-354-9103.


• 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:
Waivers, USASF Team Roster(s), USASF Compliance Form, Policies and Procedures, Proof of Music Licensing and Size slips. 

Required Forms

Waivers (Required per Athlete and Coach)
Team Jacket Form (Required per Athlete and Coach)
Coach Form (Required per Athlete and Coach)
USASF Team Roster (Required for all All Star, CheerAbilities Exceptional and Exhibition teams)
Recreation Team Roster & Forms (Required for all Rec divisions)

• 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. 



• 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


Don’t miss any of the action. Click here to watch 2021 Universal Spirit, Spirit of Hope National Championship!


Georgia International Convention Center • 2000 Convention Center Concourse • College Park, GA 30337.    Click here for a map of the GICC.

SPECTATOR ADMISSION: $10.00 Daily Admission, 12 and younger are FREE. Click here to purchase your weekend pass!

PARKING: Parking at the GICC is $10, per entry. Parking is automated. Click here for a map of the GICC.

Click here for the Dining Guide!

Airport Transportation: Dart Transportation is providing exclusive airport to hotel shuttle and private car services for CHEERSPORT attendees. Receive a special discount rate when you book online using promo code, “CHEER21“. Click here to visit your custom booking portal.  


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

Due to Covid-19 protocols, there will not be a photo booth at this event.  Have no fear – Universal Event Photography still has your team covered! UEP is offering contactless pre-orders for their very popular action photo digital files package.  Get all of the action photos from your routine for one price and share them with your team – includes both days! Your order will be delivered via email link after the event.  Bring home the best action photos of your team’s performance with the quality you can trust, only with UEP!
Pre-order form link:  https://form.123formbuilder.com/5742643/uep-contactless-digital-files-order-form

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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