Recreational
Virtual Challenges

Events to help you stay competitive
from home!

Secure a #VirtualVictory

This season may look a little different, but Varsity Spirit is committed to providing your programs options to host your season, safely. TheRec & Youth Cheer Varsity Virtual Challenge Championships allows your program to stay in the spotlight from home, while still getting the chance to earn bids to our End-Of-Season Championships! This series of events is a new offering this season, and we still plan to offer live events when and where we can safely host them.

Virtual Competition Series Information

How Does it Work?

An official keyword will be emailed prior to upload date to present in your video.

Film your routine in your own facility using your phone or camera. Read up on filming guidelines.  *Format does not require all teams be present in their gyms/studios at the same time or on the same day to help maintain social distancing and sanitation standards. No special equipment required.

Upload routine video to Varsity TV using an easy uploader.

Varsity certified judges will score submitted routine videos.

Watch routine videos on-demand on Varsity TV on the designated dates above followed by a FREE to watch virtual awards ceremony. *One coach per team will receive a one month FREE Varsity TV subscription.

Score sheets and division breakdowns will be emailed to coaches, just like in-person competition.

Awards will be mailed following the event.

Routine Filming Guidelines

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. The program must own rights to this video and consent to it being posted on Varsity TV for use in the Virtual Competition. For a list of filming guidelines and specifics. Read up on filming guidelines.

How to Watch

Varsity TV will host this event and one one-month subscription will be given to a coach of each registered team to watch. All Varsity TV subscribers will be able to watch the event in its entirety. The awards will be FREE to all viewers on Varsity TV. If you have questions about your Varsity TV account, click here.

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.

End-of-Season Bids

All teams will be mailed a division placement banner following the event.

Youth & Rec Virtual Challenge Bid Declaration

The U.S. Finals Bids
Placement Bids to The U.S. Finals will be automatically awarded to the top 3 teams in bid eligible divisions. Information about claiming your bid will be sent to qualified teams each Tuesday. Gold Bids to The U.S. Finals will be announced on The U.S. Finals Instagram each Tuesday following the event.

The Quest Recreational Championship Bids
Each Monday following a Virtual Competition Series Event, At-Large Bids to The Quest will be awarded via Varsity Spirit FacebookInstagram & Twitter at 8pm Central time. Then, on February 21, 2020, tune into Varsity TV for a Quest Bid Reveal for the Partial Paid Bids earned at the Virtual Competition Series. Teams must compete in three Virtual Competition Series events in order to qualify for a Partial Paid Bid.

Crossover Policy

A Recreation Cheer athlete will not be allowed to compete on more than 2 cheer teams within their organization per competition. A participant may only represent one organization at a competition.

*Exception for 2020-2021 – No more than 25% of your team may crossover from an All Star program at a particular event. An athlete should not compete more than 3 times on any given event day.

Paperwork & Forms

For every event you attend you must have a waiver for every athlete.
Rec Roster Form – one per event
USA Cheer Coach certification

Frequently Asked Questions

We want you to compete with confidence this season. Click here to review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Upcoming Events

Recreational Virtual Challenge II

Memphis, TN, 1/20/2021 - 1/20/2021

Location
Virtual
6745 Lenox Center Ct #300
Dates
1/20/2021 - 1/20/2021
pageLocation: recreational-virtual-challenge
Additional Information

Registration for this event closes on January 6, 2021.

WATCH ON-DEMAND: Varsity TV will stream every routine on-demand starting at 9AM CT on January 24th. Plus highlights, results and more!

EVENT TIMELINE:

  • January 6: Registration closes
  • January 8: Keyword emailed to coaches to be included in your video
  • January 15: Payment & Waivers due
  • January: 18-20 Coaches upload routine videos on Varsity TV to be virtually judged by official Varsity Judges
  • January 24: Watch routine videos on-demand on Varsity TV followed by a virtual awards ceremony.

Recreational Virtual Challenge III

Plano, TX, 2/17/2021 - 2/17/2021

Location
Virtual
640 Shiloh Rd Bldg 2 Ste 200
Dates
2/17/2021 - 2/17/2021
pageLocation: recreational-virtual-challenge
Additional Information

Registration for this event closes on February 2, 2021.

WATCH ON-DEMAND: Varsity TV will stream every routine on-demand starting at 9AM CT on February 21st. Plus highlights, results and more!

EVENT TIMELINE:

  • February 2: Registration closes
  • February 3: Keyword emailed to coaches to be included in your video
  • February 11: Payment & Waivers due
  • February 17: Coaches upload routine videos on Varsity TV to be virtually judged by official Varsity Judges
  • February 21: Watch routine videos on-demand on Varsity TV followed by a virtual awards ceremony.

Recreational Virtual Challenge IV

Memphis, TN, 2/24/2021 - 2/24/2021

Location
Virtual
6745 Lenox Center Ct #300
Dates
2/24/2021 - 2/24/2021
pageLocation: recreational-virtual-challenge
Additional Information

Registration for this event closes on February 10, 2021.

WATCH ON-DEMAND: Varsity TV will stream every routine on-demand starting at 9AM CT on February 28th. Plus highlights, results and more!

EVENT TIMELINE:

  • February 10: Registration closes
  • February 12: Keyword emailed to coaches to be included in your video
  • February 19: Payment & Waivers due
  • February 22-24: Coaches upload routine videos on Varsity TV to be virtually judged by official Varsity Judges
  • February 28: Watch routine videos on-demand on Varsity TV followed by a virtual awards ceremony.

PAST EVENTS

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Recreational Virtual Challenge I
Plano, TX, 1/13/2021 - 1/13/2021

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