Entry Guidelines & Bid Process

For the UCA & UDA College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship

  • 2018 Bid Information (PDF)
  • 2018 Cheer Division Bid Winners (PDF)
  • 2018 Dance Bid Winners (PDF)

  • Paid bids will be grouped into three distinct categories; Tier I, Tier II and Tier III.
  • Bids have been awarded to teams based on each division’s final results.
  • Due to Dance Team's entering multiple categories, each school / university can only receive one "bid" and will be awarded their highest level bid. Bids will not be passed down.

Tier Bid Explanation:

Tier I

Teams receiving these bids will be provided a $5,000.00 credit toward their College Championship Travel Package. In addition, teams will also receive their transportation to Orlando for 16/20 participants (depending on the division) and one Advisor/Coach, from within the continental United States. Teams must annually attend an overnight UCA/UDA College Spirit Camp with at least 16/20 (depending on the division) participants. Teams receiving a Tier 1 bid must notify UCA/UDA in writing prior to October 1st if they are changing their division or be responsible for refunding UCA/UDA for any ticketed flights.

Tier II

Teams receiving these bids will be provided a $5,000.00 credit toward their College Championship Travel Package. Teams must annually attend an overnight UCA/UDA College Spirit Camp with at least 16/20 (depending on the division) participants. Teams that change divisions after being awarded a Tier II bid will forfeit $2500 of the Tier II Bid.

Tier III

Teams receiving these bids will be provided a $1,700.00 credit towards their College Championship Travel Package. Teams must annually attend either an overnight a UCA/UDA College Spirit Camp or a 2 or 3 day UCA/UDA College Spirit Home Camp with at least 16/20 (depending on the division) participants. Teams that change divisions after being awarded a Tier III bid will forfeit $850 of the Tier III Bid.


For the 2018 Varsity Spirit Brands College Cheer and Dance Championships

  1. Any university or college competing in a Varsity College National Championship shall not permit a student-athlete to represent their school unless the student-athlete meets all applicable eligibility requirements, and the coach and program administrative supervisor has certified the student-athlete’s eligibility.
  2. A student-athlete may only represent ONE (1) school in a National Championship competition for each academic year. For example, a student-athlete may not compete for one school in January, transfer and compete for another school in April.
  3. At the Junior College level, any student-athlete will only be eligible to compete in a maximum of three (3) National Championships during the course of her / his college career.
  4. A student-athlete can be a part of the institution’s cheer / dance spirit squad but will only be allowed to compete for a maximum of five (5) National Championships during the course of her / his college career, regardless of the number of universities or colleges they have attended.
  5. A student-athlete may not compete in more than five (5) National Championships in combined Junior College and/or 4-year college / university.
  6. An alternate or injured student-athlete that does not take the competition floor will not be perceived as a competing member and will not count towards the maximum of five (5) National Championships.
  7. This will apply for any student-athlete competing at any one of the Varsity Brands College National Championships (UCA/UDA, NCA/NDA) as well as any other designated College National Championship.
  8. Verification of eligibility will be required by the school’s Registrar’s Office and the program’s administrative supervisor in addition to the coach. It will be the responsibility of these individuals to verify that all student-provided information and documentation is correct and valid.
  9. Teams violating this rule could forfeit their titles and rankings as well as be prohibited from entering any other Varsity Brands Championship the following year. For any clarification on these rules, please contact the event producer of the Championship you wish to attend.