Each year, in all of the AYC divisions, 200 Cheer, Dance and Step squads compete for a title. But only the best, the top 3 teams from each region, in each division, will qualify for the National Championships in Kissimmee, Florida. Will your team be the one to play for an overall championship? For more information please visit AYFchampionships.com.
AYC has nine regions including Desert Pacific, Mountain Northwest, Midwest, Southwest, Big East, Atlantic, New England, Central Midwest, and Southeast. Each region is responsible for conducting qualifying championships for the National Championships. Regional championships occur in the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving weekend. Each region is responsible for scheduling their own Regional Cheer Championship, dates therefore may vary accordingly.
Championship Divisions for Cheer can be found here.
Invitational Divisions- The
For information for starting a Contender Cheer program or participating in our National Cheer competition, please contact AYC at cheer@americanyouthfootball.
Game Time Division - Teams can step off the sideline and into the competition. "Bring your sideline skills & get your game on!" AYC welcomes Game Time squads to come and perform their sideline routines to help pump up the crowd!
Spirit Party- The night before the National Championships, AYC hosts a Spirit Party for all of the squads participating in the championship to pump up the excitement! The Spirit Party is a fun and safe environment to prepare for competition and meet their fellow cheerleaders from across the country. We encourage all members of the teams, including coaches, junior demonstrators and cheerleaders to come celebrate their journey to the AYC National Championship!
All teams interested in participating please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
View our National Championship TV Shows:
2011- As Seen on Fox Sports Net
2010- As Seen on Fox Sports Net
2009- As Seen on Versus
2008- As Seen on Versus
2008 Part 2