February 23-24, 2019
Started in 1997, USA Collegiate Championships brings together junior colleges and 4-year institutions from throughout the United States and abroad to compete in a fun-filled weekend of cheer, dance and mascoting. The event is held in Anaheim, CA in collaboration with Spirit Nationals, so that high school teams may experience what the college teams bring to the competition floor. Nearly 1,000 collegiate athletes compete in nearly 15 divisions.
Collegiate Championships Schedule (Click to view)
Collegiate Championships Finals Schedule (Click to view)
Click HERE for the Anaheim Convention Center (ACC) Arena Map
Click HERE for the ACC North Hall Level 200 (Warm-up area) Map
Please note that College one-day prelims or finals spectator tickets, as well as 2-day wristbands to the Collegiate Championships are valid only for that event in the Main Arena on Saturday or Sunday with doors opening approximately 1 hour prior to competition time. College one-day spectator tickets or two-day wristbands will not permit a person into Spirit Finals/Prelims on Saturday during the day in any venue.
Even though the box office opens at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday/Sunday (Arena), spectators purchasing tickets/wristbands for entrance to the Collegiate Championships only will not be permitted into the Main Arena until approximately 60 minutes (1 hour) prior to prelims competition.
Should you purchase a one-day ticket to either day’s competition and wish to leave and re-enter the venue, you must obtain a hand-stamp and show your dated ticket for re-entry.
Collegiate Championships Finals Schedule (Click to view)
A sound system will be provided only at each official practice mat and/or floor space. Strict adherence to timing will be maintained. Failure to show-up at your designated time will result in forfeiture of your mat/floor time. No swaps (even within the same team) will be permitted.
A safety judge will be available at the scheduled warm-up/practice mats and/or floor to review routines of any safety violations. You are encouraged to perform all stunts and tumbling at that time. A review in the practice/warm-up area does not preclude a team from receiving a penalty during the team’s actual performance. The ruling of the safety judge is final. Remember that points will be deducted from the final team average of each occurrence of an illegal procedure performed during competition.
USA Collegiate Championships Schedule (Click to view)
Anaheim Convention Center – Main Arena
800 W. Katella Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92802
Click HERE to view area map
Click HERE to view the parking map
Anaheim Convention Center
CARS: Enter the Convention Center parking area from Katella, or as directed by signage posted by the Convention Center.
The parking fee at the Convention Center is $16.00 (subject to change) and is good for one entry ONLY. It is not valid for in/out parking. The parking receipt must be visible on the vehicle dashboard. The parking ticket is not transferable.
BUSES: Buses will enter from the back of the Convention Center, off of West Street. Parking personnel will direct you to the drop off area and appropriate exit or parking area. Parking fees for buses is $30.00 and is good for one entry ONLY. Overnight parking of vehicles is prohibited.
Parking fees are subject to change.
Squads and spectators are encouraged to leave large bags, valuables, etc. in locked buses or vehicles. The United Spirit Association or the Anaheim Convention Center cannot and will not be held liable for lost or stolen items.
Throwing of any type of item onto the performance floor and/or the use of laser-type devices in any venue is grounds for immediate removal from the competition and individuals will be subject to prosecution.
Personal video cameras will be permitted, but we ask that you please film only your own team. Any individual who does not adhere to this request may be asked to leave the venue. Camera tripods will not be permitted at any time during the competition. Unauthorized videotaping of any team is subject to immediate removal from the competition venue.
The use of telephoto lenses on cameras is prohibited.
Merchandise, including souvenir T-shirts and sweatshirts, will be available for purchase throughout the competition.
Team photography and “action” photos will be provided by Universal Event Photography.
The use of telephoto lenses on cameras and/or tripods is prohibited.
Videos of competition performances will not be available for purchase. Individuals are permitted to video the routine from their own team. Video- taping of multiple teams in a division is not permitted.
The USA Spirit Nationals Finals will take place in the Arena on Saturday from morning until early afternoon. You may purchase a one-day ticket Saturday to the USA Spirit Nationals and this will allow you to view competition all day on Saturday in the Arena or North Hall Level 100.
If you wish to view the college prelims only, you may purchase a Collegiate Championships ticket, but access to the venue will not be permitted before 1 hour prior to the college prelims competition start time.
Disneyland® Resort 4-Day Park Hopper Passes ($273.00), 3-Day Park Hopper Passes ($254.00), 2-Day Park Hopper Passes ($220.00) and 1-Day Park Hopper Passes ($165.00) will be available for purchase at the Convention Center Main Arena box office on Saturday and Sunday while supplies last.
Box Office Hours for Admission Tickets:
Saturday – 6:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Arena Box Office)
Sunday – 6:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Arena Box Office)
All teams will advance from Saturday “prelims” to Sunday “finals.” The order for finals performance will be the same in “finals” as it was in “prelims”. The venues will be the Anaheim Convention Center Main Arena.
The cheer divisions will begin on Sunday afternoon at approximately 1:30 p.m. and the dance divisions will follow. The competition will conclude with awards for all divisions at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Sunday evening. The order of performance is the same as “prelims” for all divisions. These times are subject to change.
30% of a team’s score from prelims and 70% of a team’s score from finals will be added together to determine each division Champion.
Approximately 50% of the teams in a division will receive a trophy, although all placements will be announced. The first place team in each division will receive a Champion banner and a USA Collegiate Championships backpack for each performer. In addition, each performer on a 1st-3rd place team will receive a medallion.
Limited “open” practice/warm-up mats and the convention center floor will be available during the following times:
You must have registered and received your wristbands/shoe tags in order to enter the warm-up facilities.
If your team is to be assessed any type of penalty for your performance as a result of a safety violation, then a representative from your team will be notified of this prior to awards. At that time you have the opportunity to question the penalty. A video recording of the routine (provided by the USA) may be used to help make a final decision. The decision of the safety judges will be final.
If you have a concern about the eligibility of an individual for another team, this must be stated in writing from the coach/advisor and given to a competition director. At that point the director will review the documents provided by the team being questioned, as well as the documents provided by the team who initiated the investigation. Any team found to have an ineligible team member is subject to disqualification from the competition.
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