NATIONALS

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Q: Do you have to qualify to attend CHEERSPORT Nationals?
A: We do not require that teams qualify or attend other CHEERSPORT events to attend our Nationals.


Q: When will you post the competition schedule?
A: Please visit the Save The Date page to see posting dates and times.


Q: What is CHEERSPORT's policy on personal video taping and photography?
A: Video cameras and flash photography are strictly prohibited at CHEERSPORT's Nationals. Please visit the Inside Nationals page for information on the official videographer and photographer for our Nationals.


Q: Who do I contact if I have a question about the competition schedule?
A: Team representatives can submit questions and requests about the competition and warm-up schedules via the Schedule Change Request link in the login area of our website.


Q: How do I sign-up for a "Friday Practice" time?
A: Information will be emailed out prior to Nationals.


Q: Will I receive a confirmation of my registration?
A: The receipt you received after registering your team online serves as your confirmation. CHEERSPORT will also contact each registrant to review your registration details by mid-January.


Q: What kind of concessions are available at Nationals?
A: A variety of vendors offer "standard" convention hall type food in the competition arenas and throughout the building. Adjacent to the GWCC, the CNN Center lobby features a food court with counter service and sit-down restaurants.


Q: Does CHEERSPORT provide spotters?
A: With the increasing complex and dynamic routines that teams perform, having someone on the floor that is not intimately familiar with the routine creates a more unsafe environment for both the spotter and the competitors than would exist otherwise. CHEERSPORT's official policy is that there can be no spotters, CHEERSPORT or otherwise, on the competition floor at Nationals for any divisions except Special Needs.


Q: Why does CHEERSPORT split divisions?
A: Our typical practice is to split a division when the team total exceeds 18 in a division. We think this policy is better for the athletes in several ways:

  • First and foremost, we do not believe divisions larger than this can be fairly evaluated from top to bottom. We think every teamís placement is important, just getting the top teams right is not enough.
  • While we understand why a first place team might want to be able to state they beat 27 teams, we also know that it is no fun for a team to work hard all year only to come to our Nationals and place 27th. As the largest Nationals, we are in a unique position to be able to offer extremely competitive divisions that, even after being split, still have a larger average number of teams per division than many of our competitors.
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