Frequently Asked Questions


Every cheer and dance team works hard all season long, and The U.S. Finals is a spectacular way to celebrate the end of your season! Make plans to end your season TOGETHER, with your entire program at any one of our eight locations.

WHY SHOULD WE ATTEND U.S. FINALS?

The U.S. Finals events have AWESOME production with concert style lighting and LED video screens. We also boast a full spring floor practice area at all locations, medals for every single athlete, trophies for the top three finishers, and white champion jackets for all division winners. All these amenities - a truly nationals-type experience - where no athlete pays more than $99, and some pay nothing... You just can't beat it!

HOW CAN WE EARN A GOLD BID?

By attending any one of our hundreds of qualifier events, teams earn the ability to compete at U.S. Finals for reduced registration rates or for FREE* if they earn a Gold Bid! Gold Bids are awarded at many (but not all) qualifiers, but the quantity of Gold Bids awarded is based on the size of the event. Since this does vary event to event, be sure to check with the event producer to see how many Gold Bids will be awarded at your qualifiers this season. Gold Bids will be awarded to one (or more, depending on the event size) of the highest scoring eligible teams throughout the day, based on the judges' decision.
** There is no per athlete registration fee for teams who earn Gold Bids, however there is a per team processing fee of $100 before the registration deadline, and a $200 per team processing fee after the registration deadline. Register early and pay your processing fee to secure your spot!

WHAT IS PLACEMENT BASED PRICING?

The U.S. Finals rewards teams with reduced pricing based on their placement. The higher you place at a qualifier, the lower your registration price. If you attend multiple qualifiers, your registration rate will be based on your best finish at a qualifier.

WHAT IS THE CROSSOVER PRICE PER ATHLETE?

The U.S. Finals does not have a crossover rate. A crossover athlete will pay the placement pricing per team he/she competes with. (EX: An athlete competes on two teams. The first team has a 1st place price and the next team has a 2nd place price. This athlete would pay $69 for the first team and $79 for the second team.)

WHICH LOCATION SHOULD WE ATTEND?

It's totally up to you. We offer eight locations from coast to coast, and you can choose the one that best fits your needs. Want to travel to the beach? Want to stay close to home? You have options with U.S. Finals!

HOW MANY DAYS IS THE EVENT?

To help keep the costs low for your team and their families, The U.S. Finals is a compete ONCE style event. Some events span several days, but that is just to accommodate the quantity of teams. Each event page will list a General Schedule as we get close to the event showing which teams will perform on which day.

WHAT IS THE TEAM PROCESSING FEE FOR?

This fee is to secure your spot at the event. Many of our locations sell out, so it's very important to pay your processing fees for each team to ensure your teams are successfully registered for the event. You can wait to pay your registration balance once you're finished attending qualifiers and have earned your best placements.

WHAT DO THE TEAMS GET AT U.S. FINALS?

All athletes, regardless of placement: custom U.S. Finals medal
1st place teams: team trophy, team banner, all athlete's get a #whitejacket, and the team moves on to Champions Challenge
2nd place teams: trophy
3rd place teams: trophy
4th place teams: trophy
5th place teams: trophy
6th and below place teams: plaque
Champions Challenge winners: rings for all athletes!

WHAT IS CHAMPIONS CHALLENGE?

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What is the transfer and refund policy?

No refunds will be issued within 30 days of an event. The U.S. Finals Processing fees are non-refundable and non-transferable, even if a team chooses to drop from an event. If a team withdraws 14 days prior to the event, a transfer of 25% to another Varsity event or a transfer of 100% to another event by the same brand will be available in the same season for registration fees (not processing fees). Once this deadline has passed, there will be no refunds or transfers. All refund or transfer requests must be made in writing and received by the deadline.

Are any U.S. Finals locations Stay-to-Play?

No, not at this time.