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Game Day Championship

Game Day at UCA Camps and Competitions is better than ever this year! In this order, Game Day will consist of a Band Dance, a Situational Sideline and a Time Out Cheer. At Regionals and Nationals, Game Day will also include ending with your school’s Fight Song! We feel as though these improvements will help make the Game Day learning experience more effective to cheerleaders and coaches alike.


Experience UCA Game Day




What you need to know for The National High School Cheerleading Championship and Regional Qualifiers:


Each Game Day performance will consist of a Band Dance, Situational Sideline, Time Out Cheer and Fight Song - in that order. NEW for 2017-2018: Teams will no longer have audio cues for Band Dance and Cheer. All teams will perform in the same order.

Band Dance
At UCA Competitions, the Band Dance can be to any song of choice. The Band Dance cannot incorporate any skill other than kicks and jumps but should showcase the squad’s sharp motions, high energy and synchronization. Teams can choose to use signs, flags, and other spirit raising props to help encourage crowd response.

Situational Sideline
With a designated game situational cue - either an offensive or defensive - the squad will determine which Sideline to perform. Teams are encouraged to use spirit raising props such as signs, poms and megaphones. Skills should be minimal and simple.

Time Out Cheer
The Time Out Cheer is the best time to showcase crowd effective skills! Squads are highly encouraged to use signs, poms and flags to enhance crowd effectiveness, as well as incorporate skills. Just like you learned at UCA camp, the Situational Sideline can roll right into your Time Out Cheer.

Fight Song
The Fight Song is an additional element to what you do at Summer Camp for the Game Day Championship at the 2018 UCA NHSCC and Regionals. Your Fight Song should represent the traditional Fight Song your school has always done at games. Your team can incorporate up to 3 consecutive 8-counts of crowd effective stunts, tumbling, and/or jumps to your band’s recorded music.

With all four elements combined, the Game Day Routine cannot exceed a 3 minute time limit.

At Regionals

Teams can qualify for the NHSCC and compete for the title of Game Day Champion using a similar format from Summer Camp with the addition of Fight Song. Teams will perform a Band Chant, Situational Sideline, Time Out Cheer and Fight Song. Varsity, JV and Junior High cheerleading squads that are credentialed at UCA Camp in 2017 are eligible to compete at Regional Championships to receive a bid for NHSCC.

At NHSCC

Varsity, JV and Junior High cheerleading squads are eligible to compete for the title of UCA Game Day Champion after being credentialed at a 2017 UCA Summer Camp and qualifying in Game Day at a Regional Event. 



2018 Championship Information


What you need to know for Game Day at UCA Camp:


Each team will perform a Band Dance to “Land of 1,000 Dances.” Teams may use the dance taught at camp or choreography from home.

The Sideline will be situational for each team performing. With either an offensive or defensive scenario, the squad will determine which Sideline to do based on the cues. Skills should be minimal and simple.

The Time Out Cheer is the best time to showcase crowd effective skills! Squads are highly encouraged to use signs, poms and flags to enhance crowd effectiveness, as well as incorporate skills.

All teams will perform in this order: Band Dance, a Sideline based on a designated game situation, and then a Time Out Cheer. Teams will be judged on execution, crowd effectiveness, energy, and overall performance.