FAQs

Participants

WHO ARE THE ATHLETIC JUDGES

Athletic hires some of the most qualified judges from across the country to judge all of our events.  Our judges are trained on all elements of both cheer and dance and many of them judge for us throughout the season.  Our judges include former cheerleaders, dancers, coaches, choreographers, and many well respected gym and studio owners.  Since Athletic uses the most up to date computerized scoring system you can rest assured that the judging is consistent.

IS THERE AN OUT OF BOUNDS AT THE COMPETITION?

Athletic Championships follows the USASF Rules.  At the present time there is not a universal guideline regarding out of bounds.  We do ask that all participants remain on the floor during the entire routine, but we do not deduct for participants stepping off of the competition floor.

ARE WE ALLOWED TO HAVE SIGNS, BALLOONS, NOISEMAKERS, ETC.?

We encourage all of the fans to show support for their teams.  Signs and noisemakers are perfectly fine as long as they are placed where they will not impede anyone’s view.  Helium balloons are generally not allowed in the arena and convention centers.  Non-helium balloons are generally acceptable.  You many want to check with the actual arena or convention center for their specific rules regarding display of balloons and signs.

WHEN WILL WE KNOW WHAT PLACE WE ARE IN?

At all Athletic Championships we generally give the scores out 1 hour after the division is complete on day 1 and at the awards ceremony on day 2.

WHAT DO THE PARTICIPANTS GET AT THE COMPETITION?

In addition to attending a first class competition with the best sound and lighting show in the business - all teams will win a placement trophy or plaque for competing at the event. 

1 Day Events:
First place team receive championship ribbons.

2 Day Events:
Every participant will receive a competitor gift which is the official Athletic Championships trading pin.  Every national championship team will win a NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP hoodie!  Each team winning the GRAND CHAMPION award will be awarded a GRAND CHAMPION trophy stading over six feet tall as well as GRAND CHAMPION medals!

MISC
CAN A CHEERLEADER OR DANCER PARTICIPATE ON MORE THAN ONE TEAM?

Yes. As long as the athlete competes in the age and grade appropriate level. We do not limit the number of teams on which they can compete.  The athlete must pay the full registration fee for the first team and then pay the discounted crossover fee for each additional team they compete with.  Athletic Championships guarantees 10 minutes between performance times for one days, and 20 minutes between performance times for two days for all teams with crossovers.