WHO CAN ATTEND THE U.S. FINALS 2020?
Teams placing 1st, 2nd, and 3rd at a qualifier event will be invited to attend The U.S. Finals 2020. Teams who do not finish in the Top 3 at a qualifier event this season will not be invited to attend. Be sure to stack your schedule with plenty of qualifiers to be sure your team is eligible!
WHAT’S A GOLD BID?
GOLD BIDS are the most prestigious bids that can be earned to The U.S. Finals! They are awarded to one of the highest scoring eligible teams at U.S. Finals qualifier events throughout the season.
This award entitles the recipient the ability to attend any U.S. Finals location for as little as $150* per team.
GOLD BIDS are awards that are earned, and cannot be passed on to any other teams. If a team decides not to use
their GOLD BID, it will become void. Contact the event producer of your qualifier to inquire about GOLD BIDS
offered at their events.
*The per team fee for GOLD BID winners is $250, but will be discounted to $150 if registration is received and paid in full by the registration deadline!
HOW DO TEAMS EARN A GOLD BID?
GOLD BIDS are awards that are earned at qualifier events. The qualifier’s event producer
has the discretion to decide how to best award the GOLD BIDS among the highest scoring eligible teams.
The reason this changes from event to event is because the quantity of GOLD BIDS awarded at a qualifier
event is based on the number of teams competing at that event. The bigger the event, the more GOLD BIDS
they will have to award! Since this does vary event to event, be sure to check with the event producer
of your qualifier to see how many GOLD BIDS they will award, and how they plan to distribute them.
WHAT IS PLACEMENT BASED PRICING?
The higher you place at a qualifier, the lower your registration price. The U.S. Finals rewards teams who place in the top 3 of their division at a qualifier with reduced pricing based on their placement.
For example, if a team’s best finish all season was third place, their price would be $119 per athlete. If a team’s best finish all season was second place, their price would be $99 per athlete. And finally, if a team’s best finish all season was first place their price would be just $89 per athlete!*
*These prices all assume that registration was received and paid prior to the registration deadline posted on the event web page.
WHAT IS A BID UPGRADE?
We highly encourage teams to register for U.S. Finals as soon as you know you’re attending as some locations do sell out! If you attend multiple qualifiers this season, your registration rate will be based on your best finish at a qualifier. We will be tracking bids all season long, so we can help coaches be sure to get the lowest price earned by their team. If your team hits a higher placement or earns a GOLD BID after you’ve registered, simply give us a call (877.5.FINALS)!
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. Take for example an athlete who competes on Team A and Team B. If Team A
earned a GOLD BID at a qualifier event and Team B earned first place at a qualifier event, then the crossover athlete
would pay $0 for Team A and $89 for Team B.*
*These prices all assume that registration was received and paid prior to the deadline, and the per-team processing
fee for GOLD BIDS is still applicable.
WHICH LOCATION SHOULD WE ATTEND?
It's totally up to you and what you want to spend on travel. 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 travel costs low for your team and their families, The U.S. Finals is a compete
ONCE style event. Some locations span two 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 KINDS OF AWARDS DO TEAMS EARN AT U.S. FINALS?
All athletes, regardless of placement will receive a custom U.S. Finals medal!
Teams who compete at The U.S. Finals on a GOLD BID will be given a set of sparkly GOLD shoelaces.
1st place teams will receive a team trophy, team banner, all athletes get a #whitejacket, and the team moves on to Champions Challenge!
All other placements receive a team trophy!
WHAT IS CHAMPIONS CHALLENGE?
What is the transfer and refund policy?
- Full refund given for dropped teams or athletes 45+ days prior to a Varsity All Star brand event.
- No refunds allowed within 44 days of a Varsity All Star brand event. See Transfer Policies below.
- Gold Bid Processing Fees are non-refundable.
- 30-44 days prior to event = 100% transfer to any *Varsity All Star brand event in the current season.
- 14-29 days prior to event = 50% transfer to any* Varsity All Star brand event in the current season.
- 0-13 days prior to event = No transfers or refunds for dropped teams.
- Varsity All Star brands will not transfer or refund payments for dropped teams after an event.
- Gold Bid Processing Fees are non-transferable.
- Up to four transfers* per team are allowed to any *Varsity All Star brand event in the current season.
- Deadline for Athlete Transfers is the Friday following the event.
*No athlete or team transfers are allowed to The Summit, The Dance Summit or The D2 Summit.
What divisions are offered at The U.S. Finals?
We offer LOTS of divisions for All Star Cheer, All Star Prep Cheer, All Star Dance, School Cheer, School Dance, Rec Cheer and Rec Dance!
Please note: Not all of our event producer partners who host U.S. Finals qualifiers will follow these same divisions and that’s okay! We will help teams find the best possible match if they compete in a division at a qualifier that we do not offer. Please call 877-5-FINALS for help!
SCHOOL CHEER DIVISIONS – We will ONLY offer school cheer divisions at our Virginia Beach location where a flat foam floor will be available.
REC, SCHOOL and ALL STAR DANCE DIVISIONS – We will ONLY offer dance divisions at our Virginia Beach, Louisville and Las Vegas locations where a Marley floor will be available.
DIVISIONS NOT OFFERED – Novice divisions*, Parent teams, solos, duos, trios, stunt groups, or any other specialty division.
EXHIBITION TEAMS – Since U.S. Finals is an end of season event that offers competitive divisions for everyone, we do not offer exhibition options. The only two exceptions to this rule is for CheerAbilities/DanceAbilities teams (see below) and for teams who will be competing at USASF Worlds. Worlds team exhibitions will be accepted on a case by case basis depending on our ability to fit them into the schedule. Please call 877-5-FINALS for assistance.
*USASF Novice divisions are non-scored divisions. Since Novice teams do not earn placements, they cannot earn an invitation to The U.S. Finals.
CHEERABILITIES/DANCEABILITIES – We love CheerAbilities/DanceAbilities teams, and all are welcome to perform an exhibition routine at any U.S. Finals location for FREE, no bid necessary! Please note that CheerAbilities/DanceAbilities teams are not in a competitive division, and therefore are not eligible to win champ jackets. Please call 877-5-FINALS for assistance with registering a CheerAbilities/DanceAbilities team for an exhibition.