USA Virtual Events

New this season, teams compete

with the USA Virtually!

USA Virtual Events

We understand that things may be different this year, but that shouldn't keep any team from gaining knowledgeable feedback from our judges and beginning their competition season from the safety and comfort of your practice facility, gym or studio space. In addition to allowing teams to participate and compete from anywhere, teams can also qualify for 2021 USA Spirit, Dance and Jr. Nationals at our virtual regional events.

General 2020 - 2021 Virtual Competition Information

Divisions, Rules & Scoring

This event will follow 2020-2021 USA Division, Rules & Scoring.

Please visit the “Division, Rules & Scoring” homepage on usa.varisty.com (Linked Here) for the most up-to-date information.

For more information, please visit MyVarsity.com or e-mail KFoster@varsity.com

Music Guidelines

All routines will be judged with sound and available for Varsity TV subscriber viewing with sound for 48 hours once the event goes live. After 48 hours, the routines will be available without sound for Varsity TV subscribers. After 5 days, routines will be available free of charge without sound for the duration of the competition season.

For more information, please visit MyVarsity.com or e-mail KFoster@varsity.com

Virtual Event Information

  • How does it work?
    The health and safety of your athletes, families & staff is our top priority and our Virtual Regional allows your team 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 gyms/studios at the same time or on the same day to help maintain social distancing and sanitation standards. Our filming schedule allows your program the flexibility to film during your regularly scheduled practice time, no need to make changes. Once routine videos are filmed, they will be uploaded 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 coaches, just like at an in-person event. The event will then be available to watch on–demand on December 19th on Varsity TV  and each team will receive one FREE month subscription per team to watch!
  • How will I upload my routine video and watch the Virtual Competition?

    • Registered teams who have paid in full and submitted their event paperwork by 12:00 p.m. PST event deadline (as indicated on the event timeline outlined on each event dropdown below) will receive the KEYWORD and PDF form needed to record each routine. The direct link to upload competition videos will be shared with your registration contact (full payment, signed terms & conditions and athlete waivers must be received by the USA office in order to receive the upload link).  Teams will receive an email with a link to the applicable Varsity TV video uploader. Once this information is sent, teams will record their video and submit it, following the uploader steps provided. At the close of submissions, routines will be available to watch for all subscribers on Varsity TV (specific date listed on the event timeline on each event dropdown below). USA trained judges will score routines in our Simple Score system and teams will receive standard scoresheets and feedback.
    • Awards will take place on VarsityTV (date/time outlined on each event timeline on the dropdowns listed below) and results will be posted on Varsity TV (linked will be posted on this website and shared in the Coach’s BAND group).
  • What is the KEYWORD?
    The KEYWORD is a word or set of words that must be written on the KEYWORD Template outlined below and displayed on camera before the routine begins. The KEYWORD will be specific to the event. Any videos that do not contain the appropriate KEYWORD will be disqualified. Once the filming window is open, the registered coach will receive a KEYWORD and PDF Template via email that must be printed and filled out legibly in a dark pen or marker.
    • A team member or coach must hold up the filled-out Template in front of the camera for 5- 10 seconds before the routine begins.
    • The information on this Template will ensure that the judges are judging the proper team.
    • Routines submitted without the Template will be disqualified.
    • IMPORTANT: Links with instructions on how to upload your video and the KEYWORD will not be sent if we have not received release waivers from all participants, terms have not been accepted or balance is not paid in full.
  • How much does it cost to participate in a Virtual Competition?
    The pricing is set per team (listed above under the Registration & Pricing dropdown).
  • What awards will be given?
    TBA
  • Will this event require team rosters?
    Yes, team rosters and indvidual athlete waivers are required to participate in this virtual event.
  • How do people watch the event?
    Videos uploaded for the event will be available to watch on December 12th on VarsityTV for subscribers.
  • What kind of video do I need to submit?
    Teams must submit a video recording of their routine taken in their practice facility, using the keyword indicated during the filming period. Videos must be one take – edited footage will not be accepted. All 4 corners of the floor should be visible when possible and athletes must perform on a USA Cheer approved surface. The program must own rights to this video and consent to it being posted on Varsity TV for use in the USA Virtual Regional. Once routine videos are filmed, they will be uploaded 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! Be sure to check out our Filming Guide document for recording tips!
  • What should my team wear?
    Teams may submit videos in their practice wear or uniforms.
  • How will teams be scored?
    Once routine videos are filmed and uploaded to Varsity TV, a USA trained judging panel will score the routines in our Simple Score system. Score sheets and division recaps will be emailed to coaches.
  • Can we film and perform on a Spring Floor?
    USA Competitions comply with the NFHS surface ruling that school-based programs may not compete on a spring floor.
  • Where can we watch awards?
    Awards for this Virtual Competition will be posted on Varsity TV on December 21st at 4:00pm PST and results will be posted on Varsity TV.
  • As a Coach ONLY, who do I contact if I have further questions?
    For questions, please reach out to KFoster@varsity.com
  • Disqualifications
    Any team that does not adhere to the terms and procedures of these “Rules and Regulations” will be subject to disqualification from the competition, will automatically forfeit any right to any prizes or awards presented by the competition, and may also forfeit the opportunity to participate in a competition or the following year.
  • Can you compete in more than one virtual regional event?
    Yes! You can compete in multiple virtual events.
  • Click here for assistance with submitting your Virtual Waivers

USA Virtual Spirit Regional #3 – 2/24/2021 (upload due date)

USA Virtual Spirit Regional #3 – 2/24/2021 (upload due date)

USA Virtual Spirit Regional #3 – February 24, 2021

Registration is NOW open on MyVarsity.com. Online registration closes on February 12, 2021.

This regional event is open to Spirit/Rec teams and there is no pre-qualification needed to attend/compete.

PRICING
• Show Cheer, Song/Pom/Jazz, Crowdleader™ Team and Recreation (Youth) - $150 per team/per performance
• Game Day Cheer (1 min routines) and Game Day Song/Pom (all routines) - $100 per team/per performance
• Group Stunt - $80 per team/per performance
• Mascot - $45 per person/per performance

AWARDS
• Regional Plaque awarded to top 6 performances in each division

KEYWORD
Event keyword and template will be sent once a team is registered for the event so filming can take place at any time.

VIDEO UPLOAD
All teams competing in the virtual event need to have accepted the terms and conditions at the time of registration, be paid in full and have each participant complete an online virtual waiver no later than 3 business days prior to the event upload due date (February 19, 2021). More information regarding the completion of on-line waivers will be sent to all registered teams.

IMPORTANT: Links with instructions on how to upload your video will not be sent if we have not received release waivers from all participants, terms have not been accepted or balance is not paid in full.

Upload email will be sent on Monday, February 22, 2021 to all teams whose registration is complete.

Teams submitting payment and paperwork after February 22, 2021 will receive the uploading instructions by end-of-business on the date their registration is complete, as long as it is complete on or before February 24, 2021.

USA Virtual Spirit Regional #1 Timeline
February 12th
• Registration Closes (two weeks prior to the event)

February 19th
• Registrations must be finalized which includes payment in full, acceptance of the on-line Terms and Conditions, and a complete virtual waiver for each performer.

February 22nd
• Team Contact will be emailed video submission link to upload video performance.
• Upload link will only be provided to teams with finalized registrations (see above)

February 22nd – 24th
• Video Submission Window Open. Coaches upload routine videos on Varsity TV (via e-mailed link) to be virtually judged by USA trained judges.
• Submission window will close at 6:00 PM on February 24th

February 27th
• Competition Routines available to watch on-demand on Varsity TV starting at 9:00am PST

March 1st
• Awards Video & Results posted on Varsity TV at 4:00pm PST
• Teams receive scoresheets and rankings electronically at 5:00pm PST.

For more information, please e-mail KFoster@varsity.com

*Dates and times subject to change.

Click to Watch Live on VarsityTV

USA Virtual Dance Winter Series #2 -- 2/24/21 (upload due date)

USA Virtual Dance Winter Series #2 -- 2/24/21 (upload due date)

USA Virtual Dance Winter Series #2 – February 24, 2021

Registration is NOW open on MyVarsity.com. Online registration closes on February 12, 2021.

This regional event is open to School Dance Teams/Soloists and All Star Dance teams and there is no pre-qualification needed to attend/compete.

PRICING
• Dance $150 per division/per performance
• Solo Dance – $75 per person/per performance
• All Star Dance $250 per division/per performance

AWARDS
• Regional Plaque awarded to top 6 performances in each division

KEYWORD
Event keyword and template will be sent once a team is registered for the event so filming can take place at any time.

VIDEO UPLOAD
All teams competing in the virtual event need to have accepted the terms and conditions at the time of registration, be paid in full and have each participant complete an online virtual waiver no later than 3 business days prior to the event upload due date (February 19, 2021). More information regarding the completion of on-line waivers will be sent to all registered teams.

IMPORTANT: Links with instructions on how to upload your video will not be sent if we have not received release waivers from all participants, terms have not been accepted or balance is not paid in full.

Upload email will be sent on Monday, February 22, 2021 to all teams whose registration is complete.

Teams submitting payment and paperwork after February 22, 2021 will receive the uploading instructions by end-of-business on the date their registration is complete if the registration is complete by February 24, 2021.

USA Virtual Dance Winter Series #2 Timeline
February 12th
• Registration Closes (two weeks prior to the event)

February 19th
• Registrations must be finalized which includes payment in full, acceptance of the on-line Terms and Conditions, and a complete virtual waiver for each performer.

February 22nd
• Team Contact will be emailed video submission link to upload video performance.
• Upload link will only be provided to teams with finalized registrations (see above)

February 22nd – 24th
• Video Submission Window Open. Coaches upload routine videos on Varsity TV (via e-mailed link) to be virtually judged by USA trained judges.
• Submission window will close at 6:00 PM on February 24th

February 27th
• Competition Routines available to watch on-demand on Varsity TV starting at 9:00am PST

March 1st
• Awards Video & Results posted on Varsity TV at 4:00pm PST
• Teams receive scoresheets and rankings electronically at 5:00pm PST.

For more information, please e-mail KFoster@varsity.com.

*Dates and times subject to change.

Click to Watch Live on VarsityTV

USA Virtual Dance Winter Series Classic – 3/10/2021 (upload due date)

USA Virtual Dance Winter Series Classic – 3/10/2021 (upload due date)

USA Virtual Dance Winter Series Classic – March 10, 2021

Registration is NOW open on MyVarsity.com. Online registration closes on February 26, 2021.

This regional event is open to School Dance Teams/Soloists and there is no pre-qualification needed to attend/compete.

PRICING
• Dance $150 per division/per performance
• Solo Dance – $75 per person/per performance

AWARDS
• Classic ribbon for every participant
• Classic Plaque awarded to top 50% of schools in team divisions
• Medallions for top 10 soloists

KEYWORD
Event keyword and template will be sent once a team is registered for the event so filming can take place at any time.

VIDEO UPLOAD
All teams competing in the virtual event need to have accepted the terms and conditions at the time of registration, be paid in full and have each participant complete an online virtual waiver no later than 3 business days prior to the event upload due date (March 5, 2021). More information regarding the completion of on-line waivers will be sent to all registered teams.

IMPORTANT: Links with instructions on how to upload your video will not be sent if we have not received release waivers from all participants, terms have not been accepted or balance is not paid in full.

Upload email will be sent on March 8, 2021 to all teams whose registration is complete.

Teams submitting payment and paperwork after March 8, 2021 will receive the uploading instructions by end-of-business on the date their registration is complete if the registration is complete by March 10, 2021.

USA Virtual Dance Winter Series #1 Timeline
February 26th
• Registration Closes (two weeks prior to the event)

March 5th
• Registrations must be finalized which includes payment in full, acceptance of the on-line Terms and Conditions, and a complete virtual waiver for each performer.

March 8th
• Team Contact will be emailed video submission link to upload video performance.
• Upload link will only be provided to teams with finalized registrations (see above)

March 8th – 10th
• Video Submission Window Open. Coaches upload routine videos on Varsity TV (via e-mailed link) to be virtually judged by USA trained judges.
• Submission window will close at 6:00 PM on March 10th

March 13th
• Competition Routines available to watch on-demand on Varsity TV starting at 9:00am PST

March 15th
• Awards Video & Results posted on Varsity TV at 4:00pm PST
• Teams receive scoresheets and rankings electronically at 5:00pm PST.

For more information, please e-mail KFoster@varsity.com

*Dates and times subject to change.

Register Now

USA West Coast Virtual Spirit Championship – 3/17/2021 (upload due date)

USA West Coast Virtual Spirit Championship – 3/17/2021 (upload due date)

Registration is NOW open on myVarsity.com. Online registration closes on March 5, 2021.

This regional event is open to Spirit/Rec teams and there is no pre-qualification needed to attend/compete.

PRICING
• Show Cheer and Crowdleader™ - $39 per person
• Recreation (Youth) - $39 per person 1st Performance and $15 Crossover Fee
• Song/Pom/Jazz - $39 per person 1st Performance and $15 Crossover Fee
• Crowdleader™ (in conjunction with another show cheer division) and Game Day Cheer (1 min routines) and Game Day Song/Pom (all routines) - $200 per team/per performance
• Group Stunt - $80 per team
• Mascot - $39 per person

AWARDS
Championship ribbon for every participant
• 1st Place – Champion Banner for Team and Champion T-Shirt for Participants (Show Cheer, Song/Pom, Song/Jazz, Pep Flag, Group Stunt, Mascot)
• 1st Place – Champion Banner for Team (Game Day Divisions - including Crowdleader™ Teams)
• Championship Plaque awarded to top 50% of schools in team divisions, starting with 2nd Place

KEYWORD
Event keyword and template will be sent once a team is registered for the event so filming can take place at any time.

VIDEO UPLOAD
All teams competing in the virtual event need to have accepted the terms and conditions at the time of registration, be paid in full and have each participant complete an online virtual waiver no later than 3 business days prior to the event upload due date (March 17, 2021). More information regarding the completion of on-line waivers will be sent to all registered teams.

IMPORTANT: Links with instructions on how to upload your video will not be sent if we have not received release waivers from all participants, terms have not been accepted or balance is not paid in full.

Upload email will be sent on Monday, March 15, 2021 to all teams whose registration is complete.

Teams submitting payment and paperwork after March 15, 2021 will receive the uploading instructions by end-of-business on the date their registration is complete, as long as it is complete on or before March 16, 2021.

USA Virtual Spirit Regional #1 Timeline
March 5th
• Registration Closes (two weeks prior to the event)

March 12th
• Registrations must be finalized which includes payment in full, acceptance of the on-line Terms and Conditions, and a complete virtual waiver for each performer.

March 15th
• Team Contact will be emailed video submission link to upload video performance.
• Upload link will only be provided to teams with finalized registrations (see above)

March 15th – 17th
• Video Submission Window Open. Coaches upload routine videos on Varsity TV (via e-mailed link) to be virtually judged by USA trained judges.
• Submission window will close at 6:00 PM on March 17th

March 20th
• Competition Routines available to watch on-demand on Varsity TV starting at 9:00am PST

March 22nd
• Awards Video & Results posted on Varsity TV at 4:00pm PST
• Teams receive scoresheets and rankings electronically at 5:00pm PST.

For more information, please e-mail KFoster@varsity.com

*Dates and times subject to change.

USA West Coast Virtual Dance Championship– 4/7/2021 (upload due date)

USA West Coast Virtual Dance Championship– 4/7/2021 (upload due date)

Registration is NOW open on MyVarsity.com. Online registration closes on March 26, 2021.

This regional event is open to School Dance Teams/Soloists and there is no pre-qualification needed to attend/compete.

PRICING
• Dance:
o $30 per person for 1st Performance
o $0.00 per person for 2nd Performance
o $15.00 per person for 3rd Performance
o $0.00 per person for 4th Performance
o $15.00 per person for 5th Performance
o Solo Dance – $75 per person/per performance

AWARDS
o Championship ribbon for every participant
o 1st Place – Champion Banner for Team Divisions and Champion T-Shirt for Participants
o Championship Plaque awarded to top 50% of schools in team divisions, starting with 2nd Place
o 1st Place Soloist – Medallion and Champion T-Shirt Medallions for soloists from 2nd-10th place.

KEYWORD
Event keyword and template will be sent once a team is registered for the event so filming can take place at any time.

VIDEO UPLOAD
All teams competing in the virtual event need to have accepted the terms and conditions at the time of registration, be paid in full and have each participant complete an online virtual waiver no later than 3 business days prior to the event upload due date (April 7, 2021). More information regarding the completion of on-line waivers will be sent to all registered teams.

IMPORTANT: Links with instructions on how to upload your video will not be sent if we have not received release waivers from all participants, terms have not been accepted or balance is not paid in full.

Upload email will be sent on Monday, April 5, 2021 to all teams whose registration is complete.

Teams submitting payment and paperwork after April 5, 2021 will receive the uploading instructions by end-of-business on the date their registration is complete if the registration is complete by April 6, 2021.

USA Virtual Dance Winter Series #1 Timeline
March 26th
• Registration Closes (two weeks prior to the event)

April 2nd
• Registrations must be finalized which includes payment in full, acceptance of the on-line Terms and Conditions, and a complete virtual waiver for each performer.

April 5th
• Team Contact will be emailed video submission link to upload video performance.
• Upload link will only be provided to teams with finalized registrations (see above)

April 5th – 7th
• Video Submission Window Open. Coaches upload routine videos on Varsity TV (via e-mailed link) to be virtually judged by USA trained judges.
• Submission window will close at 6:00 PM on April 7th

April 10th
• Competition Routines available to watch on-demand on Varsity TV starting at 9:00am PST

April 12th
• Awards Video & Results posted on Varsity TV at 4:00pm PST
• Teams receive scoresheets and rankings electronically at 5:00pm PST.

For more information, please e-mail KFoster@varsity.com

*Dates and times subject to change.

Register for the USA West Coast Dance Championship

USA Virtual Spirit Nationals – 4/12/2021 (upload due date)

USA Virtual Spirit Nationals – 4/12/2021 (upload due date)

Fore information on virtual divisions at USA Spirit Nationals, please visit the 2021 USA Spirit Nationals Homepage and click the ``Virtual Spirit Nationals Divisions`` dropdown menu.

USA Spirit Nationals Homepage

USA Virtual Dance Nationals – 4/13/2021 (upload due date)

USA Virtual Dance Nationals – 4/13/2021 (upload due date)

Fore information on virtual divisions at USA Dance Nationals, please visit the 2021 USA Dance Nationals Homepage and click the ``Virtual Dance Nationals Divisions`` dropdown menu.

USA Dance Nationals Homepage