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Spirit Day!

UCLA

Don’t miss this awesome opportunity to be part of the most exciting fall tradition at the historic Rose Bowl — College Game Day!

Join USA and Varsity Brands for an exciting and fun-filled day. Price includes:

  • Pre-game practice with Staff
  • Game ticket
  • Small commemorative item
  • On field performance
  • Eligible:  ALL PROGRAMS — Cheer, Song/Pom, Mascots, Pep Flags and Drum Majors!

Contact your State Director or email kbetts@varsity.com with questions or to get registered!

Don’t miss this opportunity to perform on the field at the UCLA vs. Hawaii game!

Drum Majors should bring their equipment, Pep Flag squads should bring their flags, and Mascots should bring their costumes.  We would like ALL spirit participants to bring pom pons for performance enhancement.  No specific color is required.  Bring extras if possible.  Pom pons are NOT a requirement attend this rally.

Please view the “parking” toggle at the bottom of the FAQ section below for parking details. See you soon!

NEW! UCLA Waiver (Required)
USA Release and Waiver Form (Required)
Rose Bowl Parking/Rehearsal Map

Go Bruins!

Tentative Game Day Schedule

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.:  Registration

8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.:  Rehearsal

1:45 p.m.:  Enter Stadium

2:00 p.m.:  Kick-off

Approximately 3:45:  Halftime

Tickets for Parents and Additional Coaches

Parents and additional coaches can purchase general admission tickets directly through UCLA football ticket sales. See you soon and GO BRUINS!

Short video links with the material will be sent out so participants are ready for the big day!

EVERYONE:

*Camp Dance “Strong As One”

*Spirit teams please come prepared knowing front and back row sections of camp dance as you will not know until the rehearsal where your team will be placed in the formation. In the half-time show performance the students will only do the camp dance up through the end of the 9th eight count (which is the first :45 seconds or so). After that, they will move to form a big UCLA spell-out.

CHEERLEADERS: 

Crowd Response Cheer “Strong As One” — Please come prepared knowing all parts of this routine, as formations and roll-offs will be set at rehearsal.

Game-Action Cheers —
They Got It, We Want It x We’re Taking It Back, Defense – Attack
Go xx That’s Right Let’s Fight Hey Eagles x Win
Raise x That Score xxx Six More

SONG/POM:

Pom Sideline “Dance Like Yo Daddy”
Song/Pom teams learned this while at camp this summer. Please come prepared knowing all parts of the routine, as formations and roll-offs will be set at rehearsal. This routine will be performed with the Dance teams.

Game-Action Cheers
They Got It, We Want It x We’re Taking It Back, Defense – Attack
Go xx That’s Right Let’s Fight Hey Eagles x Win
Raise x That Score xxx Six More

PEP FLAG & MASCOT:

Game-Action Cheers
They Got It, We Want It x We’re Taking It Back, Defense – Attack
Go xx That’s Right Let’s Fight Hey Eagles x Win
Raise x That Score xxx Six More

DANCE:

Pom Sideline “Dance Like Yo Daddy”
Dance teams were sent a video of this routine to learn prior to rehearsal. Please come prepared knowing all parts of the routine, as formations and roll-offs will be set at rehearsal. This routine will be performed with the Song/Pom teams.

DRUM MAJOR:

Short field patterns, simple spinning/strut routine and conducting of Camp Dance will be taught at rehearsal.

General Information

If additional people wish to attend, they must purchase their tickets as they would for a regular UCLA football game. To sit in the same “general admission” area as the performers, purchase tickets online at uclabruins.com, call (310) UCLA-WIN or on game day at Gate A and ask for General Admission. Our participants’ location has not been confirmed yet, but we are typically seated in the South End Zone. A general admission cost for adults is approximately $39.00 plus their vendor fees. Children’s General Admission tickets cannot be purchased in advance, only the day of the game. Reserved seating is also available at Gate A, but these seats are not located in the same section as the performer seating.

EVERYONE:

*Camp Dance “Strong As One”

*Spirit teams please come prepared knowing front and back row sections of camp dance as you will not know until the rehearsal where your team will be placed in the formation. In the half-time show performance the students will only do the camp dance up through the end of the 9th eight count (which is the first :45 seconds or so). After that, they will move to form a big UCLA spell-out.

CHEERLEADERS:

Crowd Response Cheer “Strong As One”
Cheerleaders learned this cheer while at camp. Please come prepared knowing all parts of this routine, as formations and roll-offs will be set at rehearsal.
Game-Action Cheers
They Got It, We Want It x We’re Taking It Back, Defense – Attack
Go xx That’s Right Let’s Fight Hey Eagles x Win
Raise x That Score xxx Six More

SONG/POM:

Pom Sideline “Dance Like Yo Daddy”
Song/Pom teams learned this while at camp this summer. Please come prepared knowing all parts of the routine, as formations and roll-offs will be set at rehearsal. This routine will be performed with the Dance teams.
Game-Action Cheers
They Got It, We Want It x We’re Taking It Back, Defense – Attack
Go xx That’s Right Let’s Fight Hey Eagles x Win
Raise x That Score xxx Six More

PEP FLAG & MASCOT:

Game-Action Cheers
They Got It, We Want It x We’re Taking It Back, Defense – Attack
Go xx That’s Right Let’s Fight Hey Eagles x Win
Raise x That Score xxx Six More

DANCE:

Pom Sideline “Dance Like Yo Daddy”
Dance teams were sent a video of this routine to learn prior to rehearsal. Please come prepared knowing all parts of the routine, as formations and roll-offs will be set at rehearsal. This routine will be performed with the Song/Pom teams.

DRUM MAJOR:

Short field patterns, simple spinning/strut routine and conducting of Camp Dance will be taught at rehearsal.

Out of consideration for other schools, contact Kim Betts at kbetts@varsity.com immediately if your team/squad cannot attend. Any decreases to your original registered numbers must be submitted in writing to the USA office by Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Please note there are no refunds for cancellations done after Tuesday, September 5, 2017 or no shows at the event. These changes are needed by this time in order to allow us time to finalize all field charts, formations and ticketing.

Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. Please make copies of the Participant Release and Waiver Form and distribute it to all participants. Submit your original Participant Release and Waiver Form for each participant at registration, PHOTOCOPIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Be advised that this form must be completed by a parent or legal guardian. NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE WITHOUT A COMPLETED PARTICIPANT RELEASE AND WAIVER FORM.

All participants are required to attend rehearsal from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 9. Rehearsal will begin in the Baseball Field 1 on the Southwest side of the Rose Bowl next to Parking Lot I (see map). Parking lots will open no earlier than 8:00 a.m. on game day. You must be ready to step onto the rehearsal field at 8:30 a.m. If you are late, you may not be able to perform.

If not already in dress uniform upon arrival, bring your uniforms with you to rehearsal. We will allow time for teams to change before entering into the Rose Bowl. Plan to leave all bags/personal items in cars/buses before entering into the Rose Bowl.

We will enter the Rose Bowl as a group at 1:45 p.m. There will be water breaks, but no long food breaks during the rehearsal time. Concessions will be open during the game where you can purchase food once inside the stadium. During the second quarter of the game, we will be directed to the field for our half-time performance. A detailed itinerary will be available at check-in on game day. After half-time, participants will be released to their advisors to enjoy the rest of the game if they desire. No coaches, parents, or chaperones will be allowed on the field during the half-time performance.

USA has placed an order for clear bags for our participants in order to comply with UCLA security policies.

Please make coaches and parents aware of the Rose Bowl security policies >> click here << and clear bag policy >> click here <<.

Participants wishing to bring items into the stadium should bring them in a small disposable bag so they can transfer their personal items into the clear bags that USA will provide.

Frequently Asked Questions

Each School will receive one (1) complimentary coach/advisor/chaperone ticket for every 10 students that attend the event.

Any adults attending above the one (1) per 10 complimentary ratio would need to purchase a ticket as they would for a regular UCLA football game.

Please contact Kim Betts at kbetts@varsity.com immediately if your team numbers change.  Any changes to your original registered numbers must be submitted in writing to the USA office by September 5.  Please note these changes are needed by this time in order to allow us time to finalize all field charts, formations, and ticketing.  There will be no additions allowed after September 5 and on the day of the event.

Please note there are no refunds for cancellations after September 5.

Please turn in all Participant Release and Waiver forms at registration at the event.  Please note that all participants must have an original, complete release form or they cannot participant.  This form must be completed by a parent or legal guardian.

Although water breaks are given, usually there is no time to eat during the rehearsal.  There will be a short break between the rehearsal and the time we enter the Rose Bowl.  You can bring snacks to rehearsal and concessions stands will be open during the game.  USA will provide water during the rehearsal.

Participants need to be performance ready. Ideally we would like performers to arrive in their dress uniforms, but if this cannot happen there will be limited time to change before entering the Rose Bowl.

Drum Majors should bring their equipment, Pep Flag squads should bring their flags, and Mascots should bring their costumes.  We would like ALL spirit participants to bring pom pons for performance enhancement.  No specific color is required.  Bring extras if possible.  Pom pons are NOT a requirement attend this rally.

Bring sunscreen as we will be outside for most of the day.  USA will provide water but you can bring a water bottle to refill.  Water bottles must be sealed and no larger than 2-quart size.  Cans, glass bottles, thermoses, and coolers are NOT permitted in the stadium.

The Rose Bowl has implemented a new Clear Bag Policy that limits the size and type of bags that may be brought into the stadium.  USA will provide to all participants a clear bag that meets the requirements of the new policy.  We suggest that participants bring any items they want to bring into the stadium in a disposable bag so that they can easily transfer their items to the commemorative bag prior to the game.  There might not be enough time between rehearsal and the game to go back to a vehicle to leave items behind.

The cost of parking is not included in the registration fee. There will be a $30.00 parking fee per car.  ALL CARS PARK IN LOT H or I.  If you enter from the west side of the stadium you will have a better opportunity to park in Lot I (eye) which is a closer walk to the baseball field.  Buses should park in LOT I (eye), there is no charge for buses.  ALL BUSES PARK IN THE NORTH END OF PARKING LOT I.  (See attached map)  Parking lots open 6 hours prior to kick-off (approximately 8:00 am).  NOTE THAT PARKING LOCATION MAY BE CHANGED THE DAY OF THE EVENT.  YOUR FLEXIBILITY IN PARKING AND GETTING TO THE REHEARSAL LOCATION ON TIME IS APPRECIATED. 

Future Opportunities

 

Ask your State Director for more information on other upcoming fall, winter and spring events, clinics and performance opportunities with the United Spirit Association!

Also, if you are ready to bring your timeout cheer and/or timeout dance to a larger stage, our Game Time competition divisions are calling your name! Check out our Game Time info >>  CLICK HERE!

 

 

Want even more one-on-one time with a USA Instructor?

Sign up for GAMETIME LIVE! Schedule a USA Instructor to watch you in action on the sideline in the fall, then get immediate verbal feedback, followed up with written feedback and a 2 hour private clinic to make adjustments that will wow your crowd!

Need a unity routine for a pep rally or halftime? Call your State Director! We can add transitions and stunts that will pull your routines and program together on the field and off.

Travel with the USA!

Students selected as All Americans at camp have the opportunity to travel to London with Varsity Spirit and perform in the London New Year’s Day Parade. Have fun meeting other spiritleaders, dancers and drum majors from across the country and make amazing memories that will last a lifetime!

Captains and co-captains have the opportunity to take part in the Varsity Spirit Spectacular in Orlando, Florida! Look out for more information at USA Camp during your Captains’ Huddle!

Click HERE for more info!