D2 Summit FAQ
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In 2014, American Cheer Power, a Varsity Spirit Brand, created the National Small Program Association (NSPA). The purpose of the NSPA is to help build successful small programs all around the country. It is their goal to help small gyms grow their programs and better prepare them to become successful businesses, as well as competitive programs. Cheer Power began implementing National Small Program Championships under the NSPA throughout the 2014-2015 competition season. Upon conclusion of the season, the official USASF definition of Division II (formerly Small Gym divisions) was released and it is defined as having one physical address for a gym location and having 125 athletes or less registered in a gym's cheer program at the time of competition. With the momentum and success of The Summit and The Dance Summit in May 2015 and with the USASF definition of Division II, Varsity All Star created the D2 Summit, NSPA Championship- exclusively for the 125 and under.
D2 Summit is a LIVE competition where teams will face-off, May 12-14, 2017, at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando, FL.
No, due to the USASF rostering policy international team will not be eligible for D2 Summit bids. You must be able to provide a current USASF Roster in order to receive a bid. All International team will be eligible to compete for The Summit bids and must compete in the divisions offering these bids. Please visit the Summit guidelines for the eligibility of International teams.
A complete listing of bid-giving events can be found at http://www.varsityallstar.com/d2-summit
NEW THIS YEAR- Single location D2 programs are the ONLY teams eligible for D2 Summit bids. Gyms must be of Division II size (125 athletes or less) when they receive a D2 Summit bid and MUST remain a D2 size gym when they arrive at the D2 Summit. Once a program goes above 125 athletes they will have to release their D2 bid, if they have one, and will not be eligible for D2 bids the remainder of the season.
Definition of multiple location
Exception: The only multi location programs that are eligible to compete at the D2 Summit can not have more than 125 athletes total between all locations and meet the USASF requirement for a D2 program.
Each brand will have a detailed declaration for specific bid details. Check with each brand directly to know each process.
Yes, each team must declare which bid they will be competing for at each event. You cannot compete for a Summit Bid and a D2 Summit Bid at the same event. You MUST declare before that event to which bid your team will be competing for, but you can have different teams competing for different bids at the same event.
A team can declare at any given competition that they are going for an Summit or D2 Summit bid, but if that team is split into a D2 division at that competition, they must either go for the D2 Summit bid or move into a standard division to compete against teams going for The Summit bid.
Once your team earns a bid for D2 Summit or the Summit, they MUST stay with that specific track to earn a higher bid throughout he reminder of the season.
NEW THIS YEAR- Once your team accepts a bid for Summit or D2 Summit, you MUST stay with that specific track to earn a higher bid throughout the remainder of the season
Yes, but please make sure to review the crossover policies.
An all star cheerleader is limited to crossing over to 2 (two) additional cheer teams from their gym during the competition. Participant may only represent one gym. Participants must pay an additional registration fee for each additional team performance. Reminder that we do not guarantee crossovers at the D2 Summit during the Semi-Finals Round or Finals Round.
Athletes will be allowed to crossover between the two Summit events as long as they meet all roster substitution guidelines.
The MAXIMUM number of individuals allowed to crossover from the 2017 Cheerleading Worlds to the D2 Summit will be 5 athletes per team. Level 5 athletes that competed at Cheerleading Worlds can only cross to level 4 & 5 Summit divisions (Excluded: Level 4.2).
Exception: Junior 5 ( NOT restricted) will be allowed to have up to 8 crossovers from The Cheerleading Worlds to the D2 Summit.
The Wild Card round of The Summit will take place Friday, May 12th at the at the Walt Disney World Resort® in Orlando, FL. NEW-1st and 2nd place WILDCARD teams will advance straight to FINALS on Sunday and 3rd place WILDCARD teams will move to Saturday.
All divisions with 10 or less teams in Semi Finals will have 5 teams advance to finals.
All divisions with 11-19 teams in Semi Finals will have 50% of the division advance to finals.
All divisions with 20 or more teams in Semi-Finals will have 10 teams in the division advance to finals.
Registration information will be released in the near future on varsityallstar.com and coaches will receive information the week after they receive their bid.
All participants will receive a participation medallion for competing at the D2 Summit. Teams who make their "Final Quest" in each division on Sunday will be awarded a personalized team banner with their division and placement. Teams that place 1st, 2nd or 3rd in their respective division, will also receive a team banner and each participant from those teams will receive individual mini banners recognizing their accomplishment. All divisional champions will receive exclusive D2 Summit Champion Rings!
You MUST compete with the number of athletes that you qualify with. You can compete with less as long as it keeps you in the same division. You will only be able to replace 25% of your roster from the time you received your bid until you compete at The Summit. Example: A team of 20 competes and receives a bids, they can only replace 5 athletes at the time of The Summit competition.
No, the D2 Summit will not be included in your rebate.
No! If you are only going to the ESPN Wide World of Sports® Complex, you may purchase a ticket at the door. However, if you purchase a Walt Disney World® Park HOPPER® ticket from The Summit, it includes admission into the ESPN Wide World of Sports® Complex.
Yes there are three different tickets.
3- day PARK HOPPER® Ticket- $255
4 day PARK HOPPER® Ticket- $285
5- day PARK HOPPER® Ticket- $315
These tickets are valid for unlimited admission into the Magic Kingdom® Park, Epcot®, Disney's Hollywood Studios® , and Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park as well as three days of admission into ESPN Wide World of Sports® Complex. These tickets DO NOT include The Summit bus transportation to the parks. Tickets will not available for pickup until Tuesday before The Summit. All discounted park tickets that are ordered will be picked up at the Coronado Springs Resort.
Coach and Gym Owner registering the gyms must turn in ALL paperwork in order to successfully register their program.
Each qualifying team member will receive a credit of the quad rate towards the Summit Travel Package. You will receive this discount only for those athletes that actually performed on the team at the time you received the bid.
Paid Bid travel package:
These can be found here in the coming weeks.
Of course! A lot of coaches meet with the parents and include them on the travel package for their team. However, we encourage family members and friends to register with us directly.
No. Travel package prices have been calculated according to how may people are in each room.
Accommodations will be provided at Disney Value Resorts and are all rooms are on a first come first serve basis.
If a Paid Bid team chooses to not stay on property then they will receive the “Commuter Paid Bid” package for free. It includes:
For Wild Card or At-Large bid teams looking to use the commuter package, this includes: