February 20-21, 2021
Started in 1997, USA Collegiate Championships brings together community 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.
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 and/or the use of tripods is prohibited.
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 $18.00 (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.
Please contact event manager, Amberlyn Leonard at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your booth at the 2020 USA Collegiate Expo. This recruiting and networking opportunity to meet thousands of college bound athletes is FREE to Collegiate teams competing at the 2020 USA Collegiate Championships!
“I want to watch both the Spirit Nationals Finals and the Collegiate Championships Prelims on Saturday. How do I do that?
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 (Lower Level).
If you wish to view the college prelims only, you may purchase a Collegiate Championships “twilight” ticket, but access to the venue will not be permitted before 1 hour prior to the college prelims competition start time.
“My team would like to go to the Disneyland® Resort. How can I purchase tickets through USA?”
Disneyland® Resort 4-Day Park Hopper Passes ($338.00), 3-Day Park Hopper Passes ($296.00), 2-Day Park Hopper Passes ($234.00) and 1-Day Park Hopper Passes ($180.00) will be available for purchase at the Convention Center Arena box office on Saturday and Sunday while supplies last.
Box Office Hours for Admission Tickets:
“How many teams will advance to ‘finals’?”
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 Arena.
“What is the rough schedule for finals?”
The dance/mascot divisions will begin on Sunday afternoon at approximately 1:30 p.m. and the cheer 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.
“How is judging done?”
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.
“What type of awards will be handed out?”
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.
“When is official practice warm-up time?”
Official practice/warm-up time for all teams will be in North Hall Level 200 (Upper Level) of the Anaheim Convention Center. See the attached schedule for your warm-up report time.
As a reminder, parents/family/friends are not permitted in the practice/warm-up area.
“Is there open practice time available?”
Limited “open” practice/warm-up mats and the convention center floor will be available during the following times:
Cheer, Mascot and Dance Teams
You must have registered and received your wristbands/shoe tags in order to enter the warm-up facilities.
“How will penalties be assessed?”
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 Legality Officials will be final.
“How do I address a concern regarding another team’s eligibility?”
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.
Click HERE for the 2020 USA Collegiate Championship Results
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