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                                                                High School Open National Championship
                                                                February 27-28, 2010 • Louisville, Kentucky
                                                                Kentucky International Convention Center

                                                                How To Qualify                                                                                                                    Sunday, February 28
                                                                The NCA High School Open National Championship                                                                                    Final competition for all performance divisions at
                                                                is open to all cheer teams. No qualifications process                                                                             the Kentucky International Convention Center.
                                                                is required.                                                                                                                      NOTE: If flying, do not book return flights earlier




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                                                                                                                                                                                                  than 8:00 PM.
                                                                Itinerary
                                                                Saturday, February 27                                                                                                             Championship Hotel Info
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                                                                Preliminary competition for all performance                                                                                       Visit www.gametimetravel.com/NCANDA to
                                                                divisions and Final competition for all Game Time                                                                                 secure discounted hotel rates at all NCA/NDA
                                                                Divisions at the Kentucky International Convention                                                                                championships. It’s fast and easy for teams and
                                                                Center. Check-in for all teams will take place prior                                                                              spectators to secure their hotel for the event!
                                                                to practice.

                                                                                                                                                               Total per person if                               Total per person if   Total per person if
                                                                              Package Type                                                                     postmarked on or                                  postmarked between    postmarked after
                                                                                                                                                               before Dec. 18                                    Dec. 19 - Jan. 29     Jan. 30
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                                                                    SCHOOL CHEER PACKAGES
                                                                    Participant (Performance Division ONLY)                                                                             $99                            $109                 $119
                                                                    Participant (Perf. + 1 GT Division)                                                                                 $109                           $119                 $129
                                                                    Participant (Perf. + 2 GT Divisions)                                                                                $119                           $129                 $139
                                                                    Participant (Perf. + 3 GT Divisions)                                                                                $129                           $139                 $149
                                                                    Participant (1 Game Time Division ONLY)                                                                             $69                            $79                  $89
                                                                    Participant (2 Game Time Divisions)                                                                                 $79                            $89                  $99
                                                                    Participant (3 Game Time Divisions)                                                                                 $89                            $99                  $109
                                                                    Coach/Director                                                                                                      $59                            $69                  $79
                                                                   GT = Game Time Division (specific divisions on registration form)                                                             Perf. = Perfomance Division
                                                                   NOTE: 2 FREE Commuter Coach registrations per team.

                                                                Spectator’s Admission: $15 Per Day or $25 Two-Day Pass.

                                                                Division Changes Deadline                                                                                                         Cancellation                 Fee
                                                                Teams making division changes between                                                                                             On or before Feb. 1          $30
                                                                February 1st & February 18th will be charged $500.                                                                                On or after Feb. 2           All fees are non-refundable
                                                                No division changes will be accepted
                                                                after February 19th.

                                                                Balance
                                                                All remaining balances are due into the NCA / NDA
                                                                office three weeks prior to the event.

                                                                *Please refer to the attached FAQ for more detailed information.
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                                                                                                For more info call: 1-800-NCA-2WIN (622-2946)
                                                                                 Get complete registration information, safety rules and guidelines at NCA.varsity.com
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                                    CONTACT NUMBERS
                                    For questions regarding event schedules, legalities or championship registration: NCA/NDA, P.O. Box 660359, Dallas,
                                    Texas 75266-0359. Phone: 1-800-NCA-2-WIN (622-2946) or 1-877-NDA-2-WIN (632-2946), Fax: 972-840-4054 or view the
                                    Safety Guidelines online at NCA.varsity.com or NDA.varsity.com.




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                                    STEP 1
                                    Collect and mail in all completed registration forms and non-refundable per person deposits before the deadline to:
                                    NCA/NDA Championship Registration, P.O. Box 660359, Dallas, Texas 75266-0359. Via UPS or Federal Express overnight:
                                    NCA/NDA Championship Registration, 2010 Merritt Drive, Garland, Texas 75041

                                    Information you need to know regarding deposits and payments:
                                    CHECKS/MONEY ORDERS/CASHIER’S CHECKS
                                    When mailing in payment(s) please include:
                                        1. Name of performer/spectator/team
                                        2. Customer Number
                                        3. Name of the championship attending
                                    Note: Squads/teams must submit one check, money order, cashier’s check or credit card with their registration. If one
                                    payment is to be applied to more than one team, please indicate the amount to be credited to each team.

                                    • Checks should be made payable to NCA/NDA. You may pay by school/gym check, money order, cashier’s check or
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                                      credit card. Do not send cash. Do not send individual checks. No personal checks.

                                    • Incomplete registrations will not be processed and may result in teams and spectators not being housed in the same
                                      hotel, or lack of hotel accommodations.

                                    • Please confirm your division at NCA.varsity.com or NDA.varsity.com

                                    STEP 2* New Championship Tracker
                                    In an effort to go Green, NCA/NDA has implemented the NEW Championship Tracker. All championship correspondence
                                    will be available via NCA.varsity.com or NDA.varsity.com. Please note you will not receive information via mail. Once
                                    registered, you will receive an email confirming your event and detailing the process for locating pertinant information
                                    online (rules, invoice, event specs). Exception: All-Star Nationals, Dance Nationals, College Nationals, DB International
                                    and Knott’s Berry.

                                    STEP 3
                                    Final payment is due in the NCA/NDA office on or before each due date noted in the event information. Payments not
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                                    received by these dates will result in the Team/Spectator being automatically removed from the event, which will result
                                    in a complete forfeiture of all monies paid, according to cancellation deadlines for that specific event.

                                    Note: A $30.00 “returned check” fee will be charged for each insufficient funds check. Any payments
                                    received after the final payment date must be in the form of an official school check, cashier’s check
                                    or money order. Personal, gym or organization checks will not be accepted after the final payment
                                    date and will be returned.
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                                    CREDIT CARD CHARGES
                                    Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express may be used for payment of the package. ONLY the amount specified
                                    on the registration form will be charged to your credit card! Final payment will ONLY be charged to your credit card per
                                    written request.




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                                    Charges will be made as follows:
                                        1. Initial deposit on or before the designated deadline for your event.
                                        2. Balance due on the designated final payment deadline.
                                    Note: If you want to add or change a credit card number, you must send the information in writing or
                                    fax to NCA/NDA. No credit cards will be taken over the phone. Individual credit card numbers will
                                    not be accepted for team members.

                                    LATE REGISTRATIONS
                                    If space is available, late registrations will be accepted after the designated deadlines by sending in the total amount due
                                    with your registration. If you are registering late, the full payment must be submitted in the form of an official school
                                    check, cashier’s check, money order, or credit card. The standard cancellation policy will apply to all late registrations.

                                    CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS
                                    Notification of cancellations and request for refund must be made in writing, and emailed or faxed to NCA/NDA. No
                                    cancellations will be accepted by phone. Cancellations may be faxed to NCA/NDA at 972-840-4054. NCA/NDA is not
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                                    responsible for faxes not received. All cancellations must be received during business hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to
                                    5:00 p.m. CST. If cancellation is not received during these hours, it will be dated the next business day.

                                    ACCOMMODATIONS/ROOMMATE PREFERENCES (Resident Events Only)
                                    List the full name(s) of the individuals you would like to room together. Registrations for resident packages that do not
                                    have a completed rooming list will be considered incomplete, and will therefore not be processed until all completed
                                    information is received. Due to hotel requirements, the maximum number of people per room is four. Participants,
                                    coaches, directors and spectators may room together. In some cases, triple accommodations may consist of a king bed
                                    and a rollaway/sleeper sofa. Double occupancy may consist of one king bed (There is no guarantee that groups of rooms
                                    submitted together will be next to each other in the hotel.) Additional room nights at the NCA/NDA rate are available
                                    before or after the actual event date. Please note any additional room nights on the squad/team rooming list and/or
                                    the spectator registration form. Your invoice will reflect these additional charges.

                                    TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS
                                    TravelFocus is a team of dedicated travel consultants that will help you arrange your group’s travel. TravelFocus will
                                    negotiate group pricing on your preferred airline and provide fare comparisons for up to five airlines. For teams who
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                                    prefer not to fly, TravelFocus can also assist with and negotiate charter bus rates. Questions regarding airline tickets OR
                                    travel specifics: TravelFocus, Email: discounts@travelfocus.com, Phone: 866-854-3115. *You may also visit our website for
                                    travel requests, NCA.varsity.com or NDA.varsity.com.

                                    The championship registration is separate from your team’s travel arrangements and cannot be paid for with one check.
                                    Separate payment arrangements must be made with TravelFocus. Airfare is determined by seat availability at time of
                                    booking. Late reservations may result in higher fares.

                                    GENERAL CONDITIONS
                                    TravelFocus in Dallas, Texas maintains no control over the personnel, equipment, or operation of any air, water or
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                                    surface carrier, ship line, bus or limousine company, transportation company, hotel, restaurant or other person or entity
                                    furnishing services, products, or accommodations as part of this trip. All of these suppliers are independent contractors.
                                    TravelFocus shall not be liable for any injury, damage, loss, expense, accident, delay inconveniences, or irregularity which
                                    may be caused or contributed to (1) by any wrongful, negligent, or unauthorized act of independent contractors, (2) by
                                    any defect in failure of any vehicle, equipment, instrumentality, service, product, or accommodation which is owned,
                                    operated, furnished, or otherwise used by any of these suppliers, (3) by any wrongful, negligent, or unauthorized act or
                                    omission on the part of any other person or entity not under the direct control of TravelFocus respectively, or (4) by any
                                    other cause, condition, or event whatsoever beyond the direct control of TravelFocus.
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                         2009-2010 Cheer & Dance Registration Form
          Registration
                          A separate registration form must be completed for each squad/team participating. This registration will not
                          be processed unless all information below is accurate, completed in full and returned with a $30 per person
                          non-refundable deposit. Make one check payable to NCA or NDA. Please do not staple payments to this form.
                          Please print all information clearly in black/blue ink.




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                          Name of Team as it should appear on Performance Order                                                                                                                 Name of event attending

                          __________________________________________________________________________________________
                          Street Address (no P.O. Box Accepted)                                                                                              City                      State                              Zip

                          __________________________________________________________________________________________
                          Work Number                                                                                                                                                  Fax Number

                          __________________________________________________________________________________________
                          Coach/Sponsor/Director - All correspondence will be forwarded to the address of the Coach/Sponsor/Director

                          __________________________________________________________________________________________
                          Contact E-Mail Address

                          __________________________________________________________________________________________
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                          Street Address (no P.O. Box Accepted)                                                                                              City                      State                              Zip

                          __________________________________________________________________________________________
                          Home Number                                                                                 Fax Number                                                                    Cell Number




                          Payment Information

                         Number of Participants              Resident_________                              Commuter_________                                                     X $30          Deposit = $__________
                         Number of Coaches                   Resident_________                              Commuter_________                                                     X $30          Deposit = $__________
                         Number of Spectators                Resident_________                                                                                                    X $30          Deposit = $__________
                         Add’l Dance Category(s) for Championships/Classics (per person) ___________                                                                               X $15         Deposit = $__________
                         *Two routines are included with your Registration.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Total      = $__________


                         Select one form of payment: ❑ Check/Money Order ❑ Visa ❑ MasterCard ❑ American Express ❑ Discover Amount Enclosed: $____________
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                         Credit Card Number:______________________________________                                                                           Expiration Date:_____________     Amount to Charge: $____________

                         Name as it appears on card:________________________________                                                                         Cardholder Phone number: ( ___ ) _____________________________

                         Signature of Cardholder:______________________________________________________________________________________________

                           Your credit card will be charged the amount specified above. Please re-read the payment schedule and information pertaining to refunds,
                                     cancellations and credit card charges. By submitting this registration form you acknowledge and accept its contents.
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                                                                                                                                      performance collective excellence friendships confidence
                             high school open
                                                                     High School Open National Championship
                                                                     February 27-28, 2010 • Louisville, Kentucky
                                                                     Kentucky International Convention Center

                                                                                                              2009 - 2010 NCA Divisions
                                                                                       Please list the number of P=Participants and ALT=Alternates in space provided.
                                                                                       The	following	divisions	will	follow	High	School	and	Junior	High	Safety	Guidelines.




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                                                                                                                        NOVICE DIVISIONS
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                                                                	   ______				______	Small	Novice	High	School	                        •12th	Grade	and	Below	                                     •Female/Male	   5-12	Members
                                                                	   ______				______	Medium	Novice	High	School	                       •12th	Grade	and	Below	                                     •Female/Male	   13-20	Members
                                                                	   ______				______	Large	Novice	High	School	                        •12th	Grade	and	Below	                                     •Female/Male	   21-30	Members
                                                                	   ______				______	Small	Novice	JH/MS	                              •9th	Grade	and	Below	                                      •Female/Male	   5-15	Members
                                                                	   ______				______	Large	Novice	JH/MS	                              •9th	Grade	and	Below	                                      •Female/Male	   16-30	Members


                                                                                                                INTERMEDIATE DIVISIONS
                                                                	   ______				______	Small	Intermediate	High	School	 •12th	Grade	and	Below	                                                      •Female	        5-12	Members
                                                                	   ______				______	Medium	Intermediate	High	School	•12th	Grade	and	Below	                                                      •Female	        13-20	Members
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                                                                	   ______				______	Large	Intermediate	High	School	 •12th	Grade	and	Below	                                                      •Female	        21-30	Members
                                                                	   ______				______	Coed	Intermediate	High	School	 •12th	Grade	and	Below	                                                       •Female/Male	   5-30	Members
                                                                	   ______				______	Small	Intermediate	JH/MS	       •9th	Grade	and	Below	                                                       •Female/Male	   5-15	Members
                                                                	   ______				______	Large	Intermediate	JH/MS	       •9th	Grade	and	Below	                                                       •Female/Male	   16-30	Members




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Contact Name
                                                                                                                   ADVANCED DIVISIONS
                                                                	   ______				______	Small	Advanced	High	School	                      •12th	Grade	and	Below	                                     •Female	        5-12	Members
                                                                	   ______				______	Medium	Advanced	High	School	                     •12th	Grade	and	Below	                                     •Female	        13-20	Members
                                                                	   ______				______	Large	Advanced	High	School	                      •12th	Grade	and	Below	                                     •Female	        21-30	Members
                                                                	   ______				______	Coed	Advanced	High	School	                       •12th	Grade	and	Below	                                     •Female/Male	   5-30	Members
                                                                	   ______				______	Advanced	JV/Freshman	                            •12th	Grade	and	Below	                                     •Female/Male	   5-20	Members
                                                                	   ______				______	Small	Advanced	JH/MS	                            •9th	Grade	and	Below	                                      •Female/Male	   5-15	Members
                                                                	   ______				______	Large	Advanced	JH/MS	                            •9th	Grade	and	Below	                                      •Female/Male	   16-30	Members
                                                                	   ______				______	Private	Advanced	                                •12th	Grade	and	Below	                                     •Female	        5-30	Members


                                                                                                                NON-TUMBLING DIVISION
                                                                	 ______				______	Non-Tumbling	High	School	                          •12th	Grade	and	Below	                                     •Female	        5-30	Members


                                                                                                                NON-BUILDING DIVISION
                                                                	 ______				______	Non-Building	High	School	                          •12th	Grade	and	Below	                                     •Female/Male	 5-30	Members
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Contact Phone Number


                                                                                                                  GAME TIME DIVISIONS
                                                                	   ______				______	Sideline	Cheer	High	School	                      •12th	Grade	and	Below	                                     •Female/Male	   No	Team	Size	Limit
                                                                	   ______				______	Fight	Song	High	School	                          •12th	Grade	and	Below	                                     •Female/Male	   No	Team	Size	Limit
                                                                	   ______				______	Timeout	Dance	High	School	                       •12th	Grade	and	Below	                                     •Female/Male	   No	Team	Size	Limit
                                                                	   ______				______	Sideline	Cheer	JH/MS	                            •9th	Grade	and	Below	                                      •Female/Male	   No	Team	Size	Limit
                                                                	   ______				______	Fight	Song	JH/MS	                                •9th	Grade	and	Below	                                      •Female/Male	   No	Team	Size	Limit
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                                                                	   ______				______	Timeout	Dance	JH/MS	                             •9th	Grade	and	Below	                                      •Female/Male	   No	Team	Size	Limit
                                                                	   ______				______	Sideline	Cheer	Recreation	                       •16	Yrs	of	Age	and	Younger	                                •Female/Male	   No	Team	Size	Limit


                                                                                   For a complete listing of rules, restrictions and guidelines, please visit nca.varsity.com
                          SCHOOL CHEER TEAM ELIGIBILTY ROSTER
Dear Coach:
Please list EACH participant competing with your organization as well as their respective performance categories.
This information must be completed and submitted to NCA at the time of registration. This information must be confirmed, authorized, and approved
by your institution’s Principal or School District in order for your team to compete. (Please PRINT or TYPE - make additional copies as needed.)

Team Name: _______________________________________________________________________________________

                                                                                  Athlete is competing in the following Categories.




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Signature: ____________________________________________________________________________ Date: ________________________________________
Print Name: __________________________________________________________________________ Daytime Phone: ________________________________
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                                      Frequently Asked Questions

When and where is the NCA High School Open National Championship?
It’s at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, KY on February 27-28, 2010.

Do you have to qualify to attend the NCA High School Open National Championship?
No, the NCA High School Open National Championship is open to all school and recreation teams.

Can we compete at both the NCA Senior and Junior High School National Championship and the
NCA High School Open National Championship?
Yes. Since there is no qualification for Open Nationals, you can compete in any other competition of
the season without consequence at this event.

Is there a Resident Package available?
No, but we do offer discounted hotel packages. More information can be found regarding hotel
packages on our website, NCA.varsity.com.

Are noise makers allowed?
No. Noise makers are not allowed by participants or spectators.

Are the score sheets and guidelines the same for Performance and Game Time Divisions?
No. There are different score sheets and guidelines. Be sure and view the score sheets and guidelines
on our website at NCA.varsity.com.

Can you perform with different participant numbers in a Performance and Game Time Division?
Yes. Example: If you have your Varsity team (12 members) compete in a Performance Division and
wish to add your JV team (12 members) to compete in a Game Time Division, you simply register 24 for
the Game Time Category, and 12 for the Performance Division.

Do I have to compete in BOTH Game Time and Performance Divisions?
No. You can choose to compete in Performance or Game Time, or both. Discounts are available when
your team registers for more than one performance.

Are there Prelims and Finals in all Divisions?
No. Game Time will be a “Finals Only”, one day competition taking place on Day 1. Performance
Divisions will have Prelims (Day 1) and Finals (Day 2). All teams in the Performance Divisions make
Finals. Twenty percent (20%) of your Day 1 score and eighty percent (80%) of your Day 2 score will
count towards your final score.

What are the Game Time Divisions?
There are three Game Time Divisions: High School, Junior High/Middle School and Recreation.
What are the Game Time Categories?
For School Divisions (High School and Junior High / Middle School), there are three Game Time
Categories: Fight Song, Sideline Cheerleading and Time-Out Dance. Only one Category, Sideline
Cheerleading, is available for the Recreation Division.

Can multiple teams from my school combine to compete in the Game Time Categories?
Yes. There is no limit to the number of participants that can compete from one school in Game Time.
So, combine your Varsity, J.V., and Dance Team if you want to! You could also choose to let them
compete against each other. Please keep in mind that to win the Game Time National Championship,
the scores from separate team names (even if from the same school) cannot be combined. Example:
You enter as “School Name Varsity” and compete in Sideline Cheerleading and Time-Out Dance and
you also enter a different team as “School Name JV” in Sideline Cheerleading and Time-Out Dance –
even though the teams are from the same school, you cannot combine scores from team “A” and “B”
to win a National Title. If team “A” and “B” combine performers in the Fight Song Category that
routine would not count towards their top two scores.

Is music allowed in the Sideline Cheerleading Category?
No music may be used during the performance. A Live drummer (or drum line) and/or drum track is
allowed.

Are there boundary violations for the Game Time Division Categories?
There are no boundary violations for the Game Time Division Categories; however, all skills must be
performed on the performance mat.

How should I enter the performance area for each of the Game Time Division Categories?
For Time-Out Dance and Fight Song categories, no organized entrance is allowed. For the Sideline
Cheerleading Category, an entrance is allowed but it will count towards your time limit. For the Sideline
Cheerleading Category, teams may line up on any side of the mat. Time will start on the first organized
movement or sound or if an individual cheerleader steps on the mat.

Will there be a National Championship title awarded in each Game Time Category?
No. Game Time National Champions are the all-around best in the Game Time Categories. Each
Category will award a first place. The National Champion is determined by averaging each team’s top
two scores (in any of the three categories.) So, if you are going to enter in one category, you should
enter in 2 or all 3 to have a shot at a Game Time National Championship! Each additional category is
only $10.00 per performer. (See the Next Question for further details.)

So, HOW do you earn a Game Time National Champion Title?
To be eligible to win the NCA Game Time National Championship title, teams must compete in at least
two of the Game Time Categories offered and their final ranking must be in the top 3 in at least one of
the Categories (Fight Song, Sideline Cheerleading, Time-Out Dance). Each team meeting the above
criteria will have their top two (2) Category scores averaged. The top average will be awarded the
National Championship. There will be ONLY two (2) Game Time National Champions named at Open
Nationals; one in the High School Division and one in the Junior High/ Middle School Division.

What type of awards are given for the Game Time categories and also to the Game Time National
Champions?
Each team in a Category wins an NCA Game Time Megaphone award. National Champion teams win a
trophy and banner. Each individual on the National Champion team wins a National Champion jacket!

								
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