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2018 USA All Star Championships

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULES

USA All Star Championships FINAL CHEER 3.14.18 including Warm up (CLICK TO VIEW)

The Final Cheer Schedule reflects updates to the Division Listing (e-mailed on 2/19/18), revisions to the Preliminary Schedule (e-mailed on 2/23/18) and any changes to the Semi-Final Schedule (e-mailed on 3/6/18).

The performance order will be the same on Saturday (Prelims) and Sunday (Finals).

Cheer Prep divisions, CheerAbilities, DanceAbilties and Exhibition Performances perform on Saturday only.

Please note this schedule includes the EAST and WEST stage in Hall D.

Teams are asked to report to the Warm-Up check-in desk in Hall C at their assigned report time. There are six cheer warm-up stations (A, B, C, D, E and F) and three dance warm-up stations (A, B and C).  Cheer teams will have two panel mats to stretch for 7 minutes, followed by 7 minutes to tumble on a spring tumble strip and then will have 7 minutes on a full spring floor before making their way backstage to perform on one of the two Hall D stages (East or West). Dance teams will have 7 minutes to stretch followed by 7 minutes to run through their routines before making their way to the backstage area of the Hall C performance venue.

If you are in need of additional warm-up time, the USA offers indoor, matted and air conditioned warm-up space on the South end of Hall D in our open warm-up area. Please limit your time on the mats to 10 minutes per team if there are teams waiting. Dance teams and teams wishing to run through formations or have a place to meet/gather can go downstairs to Hall E for additional open warm-up space (no stunting or tumbling in Hall E).

USA All Star Championships FINAL DANCE 3.14.18 Warm up (CLICK TO VIEW)

The Final Dance Schedule reflects changes to the Division Listing (e-mailed on 2/19) and updates to the Preliminary Schedule (e-mailed on 3/1/18).  Any changes or updates need to come directly from you studios office (registration contact, owner or manager) by 5:00pm on 3/12/18.

The schedule for Saturday (Prelims) is the same for Sunday (Finals).

Teams are asked to report to the Warm-Up check-in desk in Hall C at their assigned report time. There are six cheer warm-up stations (A, B, C, D, E and F) and three dance warm-up stations (A, B and C).  Cheer teams will have two panel mats to stretch for 7 minutes, followed by 7 minutes to tumble on a spring tumble strip and then will have 7 minutes on a full spring floor before making their way backstage to perform on one of the two Hall D stages (East or West). Dance teams will have 7 minutes to stretch followed by 7 minutes to run through their routines before making their way to the backstage area of the Hall C performance venue.

2018 USA All Star Championships – Awards Schedule (CLICK TO VIEW)

Please note all Cheer Prep divisions, CheerAbilities, DanceAbilities and Exhibition Performances will perform on Saturday only.

All CHEER PREP awards will happen Saturday at 9:45pm on the WEST (Hall D) performance stage.

Tiny Novice Exhibitions will perform on SATURDAY only. Tiny Novice is a two-day division with awards at 9:30am Sunday on the East Stage in Hall D.

Team registration (Hall E – Downstairs) will be open during the following hours:

  • FRIDAY: 2:00PM – 9:00PM
  • SATURDAY: 6:00AM – 6:00PM
  • SUNDAY: 7:00AM – 5:00PM

The United Spirit Association is a proud supporter of the USASF.

As a friendly reminder, here are the USASF guidelines for Cover up rules and Appropriate Choreography 

COVER UP GUIDELINES
Cover Up went into effect with the 2012–‐2013 season.
Athletes with non–‐full top uniforms must wear a t–‐shirt or other suitable cover up over their uniforms unless they are
in the warm–‐up area, traveling as a group directly to or from the warm up area, or on the performance stage.

APPROPRIATE CHOREOGRAPHY
APPROPRIATE CHOREOGRAPHY went into effect with the 2012–‐2013 season.
All facets of a performance/routine, including both choreography and music selection, should be appropriate and suitable
for family viewing and listening.
Examples of inappropriate choreography may include, but are not limited to, movements such as hip thrusting and
inappropriate touching, gestures, hand/arm movements and signals, slapping, positioning of body parts and positioning to
one another. Music or words unsuitable for family listening, which includes, but is not limited, to swearwords and
connotations of any type of sexual act or behavior, drugs, explicit mention of specific parts of the body torso, and/or
violent acts or behavior are other examples of inappropriate choreography. Removing improper language or words from a
song and replacing with sound effects or other words may still constitute ‘inappropriate.’
Music or movement in which the appropriateness is questionable or with which uncertainty exists should be assumed by
the coach to be inappropriate and removed as to not put their team in an unfortunate situation.

General Schedule of Events

  • Team Registration
    • 2:00 PM – 9:00 PM — Anaheim Convention Center – Hall E (Downstairs)
    • Discounted Disneyland Resort® and Disney California Adventure® Ticket Sales
    • Discounted ticket prices can be found online 4 -Disneyland Resort Tickets All Star 2018
  • General Admission
    • 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM — Anaheim Convention Center – Hall C/D Box office
  • Guided tour of the venue for Registered Coaches and Gym/Studio Owners!
    • 5:00 PM, 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM — Anaheim Convention Center – Hall D Lobby
  • Open Practice (by reservation only)
    • 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM — Anaheim Convention Center – Hall C

Subject to change.

  • Cheerleading – Prelims: East and West Performance Stages
    • 8:00 AM – 9:45 PM – Anaheim Convention Center- Hall D
    • All Cheer and Cheer Prep Divisions
    • Box Office will open at 6:30AM for General Admission Sales
  • Dance – Prelims
    • 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Anaheim Convention Center- Hall C
    • All Dance Divisions
  • Doors will open for spectators at 7:00AM in Hall D and 9:00AM in Hall C.

Subject to change.

  • Cheerleading – Finals: East and West Performance Stages
    • 8:00 AM – 9:30 PM – Anaheim Convention Center- Hall D
    • All Cheer Divisions
    • Box Office will open at 6:30AM for General Admission Sales
  • Dance – Finals
    • 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Anaheim Convention Center- Hall C
    • All Dance Divisions
  • Award Ceremonies by Division
    • TBA
  • Doors will open for spectators at 7:00AM in Hall D and 9:00AM in Hall C. 
  • Saturday, March 17th Anaheim Convention Center – Hall D (East and West Stage: Cheer) and Hall C (Dance)
    • Three divisions will alternate performance times.
    • Please note that Cheerleading Prep divisions, Exhibitions and CheerAbilitity/Danceability teams perform on Saturday only.
  • Sunday, March 18th Anaheim Convention Center – Hall D (East and West Stage: Cheer) and Hall C (Dance)
    • Three divisions will alternate performance times.
    • The order for “Finals” performance will be the same as that of “Prelims” for cheerleading and dance divisions. This will help us alleviate challenges with crossover athletes in various routines.
  • Read the performance schedule from top to bottom for performance times and from top to bottom to see who is in the division. When one team is on the floor, the next two teams must be ready to perform.
    • Starting times are approximate.
    • If there are cancellations, then a pause in the competition schedule will take place.
    • Be ready to perform up to 20 minutes prior to your scheduled performance time.
    • A three-point penalty will be assessed for any “delay of contest.” A three-point penalty will be assessed to any team performing out of scheduled order unless waived by competition officials. If you perform in the incorrect division, you will be disqualified.
    • The order for “Finals” performance will be the same as that of “Prelims”.
  • Saturday: $23 Adult / $9.00 Children (5-11)
  • Sunday: $23 Adult / $9.00 Children (5-11)
  • 2-Day Combined (Admission to Saturday and Sunday Competitions): $46 Adult / $17 Children (5-11)
  • Children under 5 will be admitted free of charge
  • Cash only is accepted for general admission tickets

Special announcement coming soon…

Performance Areas and Judging

  • Saturday – Sunday Anaheim Convention Center – Hall C and Hall D (East and West Stage) 
    • All cheer divisions will compete on a raised stage in Hall D.
    • The stage will be covered by a spring floor (measuring 42’ x 54’).
    • A penalty will be assessed for stepping outside of the bordered boundary.
  • Anaheim Convention Center – Hall C
    • All dance divisions competing in Hall C will perform on a parquet dance floor measuring 42’ (wide) x 42’ (depth), covered by Marley, measuring 42′ (wide) x 42′ (deep).
    • This will be covered by Marley.
  • Music guidelines are being followed at all USA and Varsity Brands events. Competition music must be properly licensed and a team must provide proof of licensing at team registration. If a team cannot provide proof of licensing immediately upon request, the team may be disqualified from the event. For further details visit www.varsity.com/music

Prelims scores will carry over to “finals,” with 25% of the score from “prelims” and 75% of the score from “finals” being added together to obtain the final placement in a division. For “prelims” and “finals” divisions, the panel judges’ scores will be averaged and any deductions/penalties will be subtracted from that score.

All teams in all divisions will compete in both “prelims” and “finals” with the exception of prep cheer divisions. A team must complete both performances in order to be eligible for final awards (excluding Prep Cheer divisions).

Prep Cheer divisions only perform on Saturday. Special athlete performances will exhibit on Saturday unless stated otherwise.

The Varsity All Star Score Sheets and Scoring System for cheerleading and dance divisions will be used at this event, as it has been at all USA All Star events for the 2017-18 season.

On Day One you can pick up your scoresheets, safety and deductions at the Scoresheet Pickup/AccuScore Table behind the West Stage in Hall D immediately following your teams performance. These are time stamped once they are released from the judges. Scoresheet pickup will be available for no longer than ½ hour after the conclusion of the competition for that day. Score sheets will be given only to the person designated to receive them and that person must sign for them. Photo identification must be presented in order to pick up score sheets.

On Day Two you can pick up your safety and deductions at the Score sheet Pickup/AccuScore Table behind the West Stage in Hall D immediately following your teams performance. These are time stamped once they are released from the judges. Your final Day Two Scoresheets will be available for pickup at the Scoresheet Pickup/AccuScore table following your award ceremony. Score sheets will be available for no longer than ½ hour after the conclusion of the competition for that day. Score sheets will be given only to the person designated to receive them and that person must sign for them. Photo identification must be presented in order to pick up score sheets.

Final results will be available at our USA All Star Event Hub approximately 45 minutes following each award ceremony (Link coming soon).

On Day One

  • Teams have 20 minutes from the time your score sheets are released to submit a Routine Review Form (from the same table you pick up score sheets).
  • Teams may only request a review for Deductions, Legalities, and Difficulty Scores that that are out of range.
  • If you fall within the correct difficulty range, you may not submit a challenge to be scored higher in that particular range.
  • If you challenge your deductions, our staff may review the routine in its entirety for deductions and may find additional deductions.
  • You will be contacted via Text Message when your challenge has been reviewed and completed.

On Day Two

  • Teams have 15 minutes from the time your score sheets are released to submit a Routine Challenge Form (from the same table you pick up score sheets).
  • Teams may only challenge Deductions and Legalities.
  • If you challenge your deductions, our staff may review the routine in its entirety for deductions and may find additional deductions.
  • You will be contacted via Text Message when your challenge has been reviewed and completed.

The USA has adopted the ‘FYI Form.” If you feel there is something that needs to be brought to the attention of an Event Director, judge or scoring official that is not covered on the Routine Review, we ask that you fill out an FYI form for us to review throughout the competition.

These forms are available at AccuScore. Forms are taken and reviewed by event/scoring officials but not all forms receive follow-up.

Awards and Results

Sunday, March 18th — Final competition will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Hall D from 8:00 AM – 9:30 PM (cheer divisions) and in Hall C from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM (dance divisions). These times are tentative.

Awards will be presented throughout the day in each of the respective halls.

Awards schedule TBA

Final results will be posted online approximately 45 minutes following each award ceremony.

Results can be found at our USA All Star Championships Event Hub.  CLICK HERE.

General Information

For your convenience, we have combined most of the event information into a video to fast track the information help you prepare for your trip to Anaheim!

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NEW this season, Worlds Bid Winners will be announced Monday night at 6:30PM (PST) on Instagram (follow @USAallstarchamps for updates)!

The United Spirit Association is thrilled and honored to be able to award bids to end of season events.

The 2018 USA All Star Championships will be awarding bids to the following events…

  • The US Finals – Bids announced on site & on social media
  • The Summit – Bids announced on Monday Night, 5:30pm on TV.Varsity.com
  • The D2 Summit – Bids announced on Monday Night, 5:30PM on TV.Varsity.com
  • The Dance Summit – Bids announced on Monday Night, 5:30PM on TV.Varsity.com
  • The USASF Cheerleading Worlds – Bids announced Monday Night, 6:30pm on Instagram (@USAallstarChamps)
  • The USASF Dance Worlds- Bids announced Monday Night, 6:30PM on Instagram (@USAallstarChamps)

Please note that parking at the Anaheim Convention Center will be impacted over the weekend due to other events. You could be directed to an off-site lot.  Please prepare accordingly for time. Parking cost for Cars will be $16.00 and Buses will be $30.00.

Should your vehicle be routed to the Toy Story parking lot, please inform the cast member that you are attending the cheerleading event at the Anaheim Convention Center. *Pricing subject to change

Due to heightened security concerns, all bags are subject to search upon entry into any Anaheim Convention Center venue. Bags must not be left unattended at any time. Teams must be in possession of all personal items at all times during the competition (except while performing). Unattended bags are subject to immediate removal by security.

Team signs may be brought to the competition, but may not be taped on any surfaces. Air horns, or other excessive noisemakers are not permitted in any venue.

Throwing any object onto the performance floor will be cause for immediate removal from the competition venue and subject to criminal prosecution.

The distribution of literature and/or solicitation of any teams without prior approval from the USA is strictly prohibited and is grounds for immediate removal.

Discounted tickets to Disneyland® Resort and Disney California Adventure® theme park will be on sale at event registration, downstairs in Hall E.

Prices can be found online: (CLICK HERE FOR PRICING)

For coaches, he/she must be listed on the USASF team roster for the team entering in the warm-up room and must have a current USASF “professional” membership with a green light background check through the USASF. For other gym staff and/or volunteers, he/she must be listed on the USASF personnel roster for the team entering the room and must have a green light background check though the USASF. If you have questions about your membership status, please contact your USASF Regional Director, Karen Wilson (kwilson@usasf.net).

Coaches verification will take place at team registration.

Please wear your Coaches wristband and lanyard at all times during the event so you are easily identified by our staff. If you are asked by our event staff/security to see your wristband, please know it is for the safety of all of the athletes in attendance. We appreciate your cooperation in advance!

  • There are no designated dressing rooms for participants.
  • An area will be designated in Hall C for dancers to change in each day of competition.
  • Please do not leave any personal belongings left unattended in this area.
  • Neither the Anaheim Convention Center nor USA All Star Championships will be responsible for any lost or stolen items.

Friday – 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Hall C (by reservation only)

Sign-ups for warm-up mat time for Friday night only will begin on March 9, at 10:00 a.m. (PST). You must e-mail Matthew Goto directly (Mgoto@varsity.com) and include your gym name and the team name/level that you want to sign up for warm- up time. Please be sure to leave a contact name and number as well. All team names and levels must be given for warm-up time you wish to reserve. Each team will be given 10 minutes on a mat. Signs-ups will be taken until there is no room left on the schedule.

Please note that only teams who have registered for the event will be permitted into open warm-up. Registration ends at 9:00 p.m. in Hall E on Friday. You must be on the pre-registered open warm-up time list and must have your wristbands that you received at event registration on in order to enter Hall C on Friday night.

On Saturday and Sunday, “open” practice areas are available on a first-come-first serve basis. Please be courteous and make sure to split time so all participants may have the opportunity to use any “open” areas. If a team is waiting to use a floor, then the team on the floor is limited to no more than 10 minutes of time on the mats. These “open” areas are available during the following times (note the location differs each day):

  • Saturday – 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Hall D South Side (Anaheim Convention Center)
  • Sunday – 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Hall D South Side (Anaheim Convention Center)
  • There will be no practicing on the performance floors in any venue or the lobby areas of the convention center. No stunting/tumbling on cement areas (for cheer groups).
  • All cheerleading teams will receive a scheduled practice time with safety judges in Hall C (formal/official warm-up hall). This will be scheduled according to your performance time.
    • Each cheer team will be allowed at least 7 minutes in the stretching area, 7 minutes on the tumbling strip and 7 minutes on a full spring floor, approximately 10- 25 minutes prior to performing.
  • All dance teams will receive a scheduled practice time with safety judges in Hall C (formal/official warm-up hall) for prelims.
    • You will receive a “Team Practice Schedule” at registration.
  • There will be no general public spectators permitted in the formal scheduled or “open” warm-up/practice area at any time. Only teams who are officially warming up/practicing and their director/coach(es) will be permitted in this area. Special wristbands are required for admission to this area.
  • The official warm-up area is the last opportunity to show safety judges stunts/tumbling for possible infractions.
  • For official practice time, all cheer and dance teams must enter through the Anaheim Convention Center Lobby into Hall C and proceed to the back side of the Hall C stage. Here you will check-in to the Practice Area. See the “Team Practice Schedule” for your check-in time.
  • To help keep things running on time, we ask that you please report promptly for your “check-in” time.
  • All teams must provide their own MP3 device or smart phone for use on the event provided sound system. Music must be recorded at the correct tempo. Although it is not recommended due to interference that may be caused during a routine, a smart phone may be used for playing music.  No cover may be on any MP3 player or smart phone so that a patch cord may be easily inserted into the device.  Please ensure that jacks are clean and free of any debris which may impact connectivity.  You must ensure that your device has a jack into which a patch cord may be inserted.  Note that you may need to acquire an adapter in advance if your player does not have a head phone jack. One or several selections of music may be used as long as they follow the music licensing rules.Please keep your routine music in your possession until you are called to enter the starting area.  You will hand carry your music to the sound table.Coaches/Directors are asked to remain at the sound station while their squad performs and to take their music with them at the conclusion of the performance.  Representatives will be asked to press “play” and “stop” for their routines.There will be no music checks permitted on the main sound system.Music guidelines are being followed at all USA and Varsity Brands events. Competition music must be properly licensed and a team must provide proof of licensing at team registration. If a team cannot provide proof of licensing immediately upon request, the team may be disqualified from the event. For further details visitwww.varsity.com/music

Varsity TV will be live streaming all USA All Star Championship stages Saturday and Sunday so family and friends near and far can be part of the action! They can subscribe for a month or get content all year long! CLICK HERE to log in!

Videos of competition performances will not be available for purchase.  Individuals are permitted to video the routine from their own team.  Video- taping of multiple teams in a division is not permitted.

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 is prohibited.

Official action photos will be taken by Universal Event Photography during each team’s performance and will be available for purchase inside Hall C and D. Photos will not be available online after the event, so be sure to make your purchase before the conclusion of USA All Star Championships.  The use of telephoto lenses on cameras and/or tripods is prohibited.

Concession stands will be open at the Convention Center on Saturday and Sunday.

Outside food/drink is strictly prohibited from being brought into any venue.

A complete line of exclusive USA Championships souvenirs will be on Saturday and Sunday at the Convention Center.  Major credit cards are accepted.

A FIRST AID station is located in the Convention Center and will be staffed throughout the weekend. USA first aid staff will also be on duty during the competition at all venues.

Should you need medical assistance, please contact a USA staff member.

Located at the USA team registration area downstairs in Hall E.

All teams within the United States are required to be members of the USASF (usasf.org).

Teams participating at the event from outside of the United States must complete a waiver form (required for coaches and athletes).

USA Non-USASF Members (CLICK TO DOWNLOAD FORM)

Universal Event Photography is the official photographer of the USA All Star Championships!

Take home all of the action photos of your routine on a USB jump drive (includes both days – does not include your team photo).

Photos will only be sold at the event and will not be available online after the event.

Download your Universal Event Photography phone order form here (CLICK TO DOWNLOAD)