USA Virtual Junior Nationals

Check Out Our NEW Virtual Event Timeline Below!

About USA Jr. Nationals

Since 1990, this unique event has celebrated the spirit of recreation/youth and junior high teams in both cheer and song/pom.  This year, USA Jr. Nationals is going VIRTUAL allowing teams to compete from anywhere! Check out the FAQ document below to learn more about this year’s event!

2021 USA Nationals Results

2021 USA Nationals Results

2021 Jr. Nationals Information


We understand that not being able to take the USA Jr. Nationals stage live/in-person this year is a disappointment. However, we are excited to offer the opportunity for teams to show off their hard work this season through our USA Virtual Nationals and we look forward to celebrating your achievements.


  • All school-based and select recreation divisions will be offered. Please note, depending on the size of the virtual competition, divisions will be split according to the age grid criteria.


  • All teams can attend USA Junior Nationals virtually. Registration is OPEN! Teams do not need to pre-qualify in order to compete. This adjustment is in place for this season only.


  • All Junior Nationals and Game Day divisions compete once only – no prelims/finals. Detailed video upload guidelines, filming instructions and more information available online.


  • All virtual participants will receive a USA Nationals Drawstring Backpack
  • National Virtual Champions will receive a championship banner per team. A 1st place medallion and a champion backpack will be awarded to each competitor from the winning team.
  • National Virtual Game Day Champions will receive a championship banner
  • 50% of Team Divisions will receive placement plaques


  • Price per competitor — $69/per individual
  • Group Stunt — $75/per performance
  • Crossover Fee — $15/per individual
  • Game Day Divisions — $200/per performance


  • The Virtual Championship will allow your program 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 schools/practice facilities at the same time or on the same day. Your routine(s) can be filmed once the keyword is received. You will have a specific upload date and link upload your routines 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 USA-trained judging panel will score the routines in our Simple Score system. Score sheets and division breakdowns will be emailed to the school/team contact, just like at an in-person event.


March 31st

  • Virtual Event Registration Deadline
  • Register early to receive keyword and start planning for your virtual performance.
  • Keyword sent upon event registration so you can film at any time before the upload deadline.

April 9th

  • Virtual Event Registration Fees Due

April 19th

  • Performance Video uploads due by 5:00 p.m. (PST)

May 1st

  • Performance Videos Go Live on VarsityTV

May 2nd

  • Results Announced Scoresheets Sent to Customers




Routines at all USA competitions must follow the 2020-21 NFHS Spirit Rules Book (school-based cheer), 2020-21 USA Jr. High/Middle School Teams Show Cheer and Group Stunt Limitations (school-based cheer), 2020-21 Varsity Recreation Cheer Rules (rec cheer), 2020-21 USA Song/Pom and Pep/Short Flag General Safety Rules for School and Rec Teams (school-based and rec song/pom) and USA Jr. Competition Information (school-based and rec cheer and song/pom) available on-line at

Points will be deducted from the final team average for violations of safety rules and/or time limits.

For specific safety rules for divisions, as well as time restrictions, skill restrictions, and other rules, please refer to the USA website at


Teams may use as many songs in the music portion of their routine as they like. Music rules are being followed at all USA and Varsity Brands events.  Competition music must be properly licensed, and a team must be able to provide proof of licensing at any event where the music is used.  If a team cannot provide proof of licensing immediately upon request, the team may be disqualified from the event.   For further details visit

Music is defined as any recorded sound amplified through the competition sound system.