In order to add a level of safety, protection and privacy of all athletes, detailed performance schedules will be sent to gym owners on the Wednesday preceding the competition.

Warm-up Schedule – Teams should check-in at the warm-up station 1 hour before their competition time.

 The Champions Cup Cheer and Dance State Nationals traditionally schedules competitions to occur between 9am and 10pm, give or take an hour. The Champions Cup Cheer and Dance State Nationals holds multiple awards ceremonies throughout the day. Doors to the facility typically open 1½ hours before the first team competes. An exact doors open time for each event is listed in the detailed performance schedule. Please pay attention to this time when planning what time your athletes and spectators should arrive – no one will be granted access to the facility prior to this time. Schedules are subject to change up to the day of the event.


Teams that place 1st, 2nd, or 3rd will receive a trophy or plaque. The first place team in each division will also receive an official Championship banner recognizing this accomplishment. Every participant at a Championship receives a medal!


The Champions Cup Cheer and Dance State Nationals utilizes the AAI ELITE™ Power Cheer Floor featuring fiberglass reinforced wood panels for superior strength and performance on our 54′ x 42′ cheer floors. The Champions Cup Cheer and Dance State Nationals can and will provide a non-spring, carpet-bonded foam competition floor to accommodate high school squads that are prohibited from competing on spring floors. Teams needing this accommodation should let us know this when they register. Our floors follow the industry standard of nine strips of 6’ wide carpet bonded foam running vertically (front to back). While we use white Velcro to visually indicate the standard cheer floor size of 54’ x 42’, please note that this is for reference only – The Champions Cup Cheer and Dance State Nationals does not have out-of-bounds penalties. In addition, our floors feature horizontal Velcro strips lines 10 1/2 feet apart splitting the floor up into 4 sections horizontally.


The Cup warm-up rotation provides each team nearly 30 minutes of warm-up time:

  • Stretch/ Partner Stunt 8 minutes* on 12’x42’ carpet bonded foam.
  • Tumbling 8 minutes on (1) 12’x70’ spring runway

  • Walk-through with music 8 minutes* on 42’x54’ carpet bonded foam floor.

  • Water break 4 minutes
  • *The Champions Cup Cheer and Dance State Nationals reserves the right to increase/decrease warmup times based on the space available at the facility.


Gym Owners & Coaches

We will follow Industry standards and or USASF implementation of warm-up room requirements this season. You will receive Coach Wristbands for only the ones that are Green Light. Please read the requirements listed here:

Priority Seating:

Many of the venues The Champions Cup Cheer and Dance State Nationals utilizes include theater or stadium style seating where there isn’t a bad seat in the house. In some venues, The Champions Cup Cheer and Dance State Nationals provides raised staging for the competition floor and floor level seating for spectators. When there is floor level seating, The Champions Cup Cheer and Dance State Nationals offers “priority seating” whereby the seating immediately in front of the stage is reserved for fans and family members of the performing team. Signs and staff will provide direction on how to enter and exit priority seating. The “On Deck” sign indicates the area where spectators of the team performing next should wait. The “In the Hole” sign indicates the area where spectators of the team following the “On Deck” team should start to gather as they wait to get “In The Hole”. To make priority seating work most effectively, please abide by the following guidelines:

  • Wait until the team before yours has completed their performance before attempting to enter the priority seating area.

  • There is typically a one-minute window between performances. Please move quickly to find a seat.

  • The first persons into the priority seating area should find seats at the far end. Every priority seating seat provides a good view – stopping in the center only serves to disrupt the flow of people and force others to walk around you.

  • Out of courtesy to those seated behind you, and to ensure that the judge’s view of the performance is not hindered, please remain seated during the entire performance.

  • Exit priority seating immediately following your team’s performance.


The Champions Cup Cheer and Dance State Nationals  will offer an official photographer.  NO GYM, PARENT, ATHLETE or Photographer/Videographer has the right to offer images/videos for resale. Photography from any Champions Cup Cheer and Dance State National event is the exclusive property of The Champions Cup Cheer and Dance State Nationals thus NO VIDEOING WILL BE ALLOWED DUE TO COPYRIGHT LAWS! 

Hover Boards or Similar

For the safety of participants and attendees at our events, our Venues not allow the use of “Hover Boards”,“Razor Scooters”, “RipStiks”, “Skateboards” or any similar wheeled conveyances outside the competition venue or inside the competition venue or in the pre-function space.  The only wheeled conveyances allowed will be those that have been deemed medically necessary for the individual using it (wheelchairs, medical knee walkers, etc).


This year, over 4.2 million people will arrive in South Florida. And leave reluctantly. Soon we will post a link and you can follow this link to make your visit easy to plan for all gym and studio owners, coaches, athletes and parents!