All Star Championship Guide


ALL STAR NATIONALS INVITE

Congratulations on your amazing performance! We look forward to seeing your team compete at the 2017 JAMZ Cheer and Dance National Championship. This event will be produced by JAMZ Cheer & Dance, inc. and will take place Februrary 17th-19th, 2017 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, NV. All Star teams will be competing over 3 FULL days of competition! Not only does JAMZ offer more awards and more fun, but we're also offering 21 bids to Worlds!!

Keep reading for all the information you will need to plan your trip to this year's JAMZ Nationals. Please complete all online registration (click here) along with full payment by one of the following deadlines:

CHEER

  • On or before 1/17 - $120.00 per participant
  • After 1/17 - $135.00 per participant
PREP CHEER
  • On or before 1/17 - $80.00 per participant
  • After 1/17 - $95.00 per participant
DANCE
  • On or before 1/17 - $110.00 per participant
  • After 1/17 - $135.00 per participant
  • $25 CROSS (No Free Second Performance)

Please contact us with any questions. We look forward to seeing you in Vegas!

NEED TO MAKE A CHANGE?

Select the "Edit" button (pencil icon) in the Current Registration section of your online registration account. You will be able to edit any part of your registration in this section. If payment is required for the type of change you are making, it must be submitted at the time the change is processed.

CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY

  • Requests submitted by January 17, 2017 will receive a full participant refund.
  • Requests submitted January 18, 2017-January 29, 2017 will receive a 50% participant refund.
  • All Payments are non-refundable after that time.

CROSS COMPETITORS

Important Note: JAMZ Cannot guarantee more than 20 minutes between team's 1st and 2nd performance times. Warm up and performance times may overlap. JAMZ will not change times the day of the event to accommodate teams for this reason.

ON STAGE JAMZ SPOTTERS

JAMZ will not be providing spotters for All Star teams unless requested by the team - Please be sure to email championships@jamz.com  to request spotters for your team. Please include your Organization, Team name, Division & Category.


NATIONALS LOCATION

The 2016 JAMZ Cheer and Dance National Championships will be held in the Orleans Arena. From family entertainment to professional sports, the Orleans Arena has it all! The Orleans Arena has hosted amazing events, including family favorites Disney on Ice, Harlem Globetrotters and Ringling Bros.; top concers with Brooks & Dunn, Jane's Addiction and Lynyrd Skynyrd; and a variety of sporting events including Las Vegas Wranglers, Don King-produced boxing and King of the Cage. With the most food and beverage points of sale, abundance of rest rooms, oversized seating and free parking. It's easy to see why the Orleans Arena is where the good times roll. For a preview of the Orleans Arena Click Here

HEAD COACH CHECK-IN

Check in is located in the Orleans Arena. Use the lower level South East Lobby Entrance. JAMZ staff will then escort you to the VIP Coach's Lounge, on Level 3. Coaches are required to check in no less than one day prior to their competing day. Only coaches listed on the registration portal will be allowed to check in teams. ID's may be required at the time of check-in to verify coach eligibility.

It is our recommendation that you select a coach that is arriving early to check-in your teams. ALL participant and coach credentials will be distributed at the time of check in. Check-in coaches will also verify all team information for the event weekend. During this time, coaches will also receive backpacks for each competitor. Depending on the size of your team, you may receive multiple boxes of bags, therefore we recommend having assistance from coaches to carry boxes. Check in times listed below. 

Waiting time for check in may take up to an hour and a half, depending on the volume of coaches/teams check in at the time you arrive. In the event that there is a wait, a JAMZ representative will take down your team information on a waiting list. Check in is designated for each team to go through all the weekend's details, therefore it is a lengthy process. We appreciate your patience.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2017
2:00PM-7:00PM

All Dance teams, Level 1 teams, Mini Level 2 teams & Prep Teams Coach Check in. While all divisions are welcome, it is mandatory that Dance teams, Level 1, Mini Level 2, and Prep Teams check in this day.


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2017
Open during event hours

AS Dance Teams Compete (Showroom/Arena), AS Cheer Prep Teams Compete (Ballroom), AS Cheer level 1 & Mini Level 2 teams Compete - 1st Performance (Ballroom)

All Level 2 teams and higher, Studio Dance Nats teams Coach Check in. While all divisions are welcome, it is mandatory that level 2 and higher teams, and studio dance teams check in this day


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2017
Open during event hours

AS Cheer Level 2 and higher teams Compete - 1st Performance (Arena), AS Cheer Level 1 & Mini Level 2 teams Compete - 2nd Performance (Ballroom), Studio Dance Nationals (Showroom), Dance Master Classes (Showroom)


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2017

AS Cheer Level 2 and higher teams Compete - 2nd Performance (Arena) with Rolling Awards ceremonies (Ballroom)

OFFICIAL NATIONAL CREDENTIALS

Participant Credentials: National credentials will be included in the team packet given to the head coach during coaches' check in. Every participating team member will receive championship credentials which will be required for entry into the Orleans Arena. Participants must wear their championship credentials throughout the day for access to backstage areas. Lost credentials will not be replaced.

Complimentary Coach Credentials: One Complimentary coach ticket per team will be given at coaches' check in. These tickets are intended for the head coaches. The tickets will be valid for entry all three days of the event! Coach tickets will be distributed at coach check-in. Coach credentials will additionally allow access to all backstage/team areas, as well as the VIP Coach Lounge, located on the 3rd level of the Orleans Arena.

Additional Coach Credentials: Additional coaching staff (assistants) must per-purchase their coach 3-day pass at the $35. No more than 1 coach ticket/pass per 5 competitors will be allowed. The tickets will be valid for entry all three days of the event! Coach tickets will be distributed at coach check-in. Coach credentials will additionally allow access to all backstage/team areas, as well as the VIP Coach Lounge, located on the 3rd level of the Orleans Arena.

NATIONALS QUESTIONS

If you have additional questions visit the Youth National Page or email our championship staff at championships@jamz.com  All rule questions must be emailed directly to the Head Rules Judge at rules@ycada.org

AWARDS

Team trophies will be presented to a percentage of the teams in each division.

NATIONAL CHAMPION JACKETS

Individuals on first place teams will receive an all new National Championship Jacket will the following exceptions. Teams entering two (2) categories (one paid and one unpaid) and placing first in both categories, will receive jackets for their FIRST win only. Individuals will not receive TWO National Championship Jackets. They will, However, receive another set of First Place Medals!

TIE BREAKER POLICY

ALL STAR CHEER FIRST PLACE TIEBREAKER POLICY: After final tabulation is complete and two or more teams are tied for FIRST place, the following tiebreaker procedure will be used to determine the first place team.
TIEBREAKER #1: The tied teams' Final Day 1 score and Final Day 2 score (both unweighted and inclusive of any deductions) will be combined to determine which total score is the highest. The team with the highest, unweighted combined score will be declared the winner. If Tiebreaker #1 is completes and teams are still tied JAMZ will move on to tiebreaker #2.
TIEBREAKER #2: JAMZ will determine which team had the least amount of deductions (execution and rules violations) on Day 1 and Day 2. The team with the least amount of total deductions will be declared the winner. If Tiebreaker #2 is complete and teams are still tied, JAMZ will move on to Tiebreaker #3.
TIEBREAKER #3: Two Head Judges, as well as one Panel Judge (Selected at Random) will review the tied teams' performance videos to determine the first place team (by majority vote).

ALL STAR CHEER WORLDS TIEBREAKER POLICY: After final tabulation is complete and two or more teams are tied for FIRST place, the following tiebreaker procedure will be used to determine the first place team.
TIEBREAKER #1: The tied teams' Final Day 1 score and Final Day 2 score (both unweighted and inclusive of any deductions) will be combined to determine which total score is the highest. The team with the highest, unweighted combined score will be declared the winner. If Tiebreaker #1 is completed and teams are still tied, JAMZ will move on to tiebreaker #2.
TIEBREAKER #2: JAMZ will determine which team had the least amount of deductions (execution and rules violations) on Day 1 and Day 2. The team with the least amount of total deductions will be declared the winner. If Tiebreaker #2 is completed and teams are still tied, JAMZ will move on to tiebreaker #3.
TIEBREAKER #3: The scoring Worlds Panel judges will review the tied teams' performance videos and determine which team they believe should win first place. Each of the Worlds Panel Judges will have one vote and the team with the most votes will be declared the bid recipient.

ALL STAR DANCE FIRST PLACE TIEBREAK POLICY: After final tabulation is complete and two are more teams are tied for FIRST place, the following tiebreaker procedure will be used to determine the first place team.
TIEBREAKER #1: JAMZ will look at each of the five panel judges’ RAW scores and determine how each individual panel judged ranked the tied teams. The team which received the majority of the highest scores placement out of the tied teams will be declared the winner. If Tiebreaker #2 is completed and teams are still tied, JAMZ will move on to Tiebreaker #2.
TIEBREAKER #2: The five panel judges will review the tied teams’ performance videos and determine which team they believe should win first place. Each of the five panel judges will have one vote and the team with the most votes will be declared the winner.
ALL STAR DANCE WORLDS TIEBREAK POLICY: After final tabulation is complete and two are more teams are tied for a bid to The Dance Worlds, the following tiebreaker procedure will be used to determine the bid recipient.
TIEBREAKER #1: (Tiebreaker #1 will only occur if the tied teams competed in the same Division and Category. If the tied teams are from a different Division or Category, JAMZ will move to Tiebreaker #2.) JAMZ will look at each of the five panel judges’ RAW scores and determine how each individual panel
judged ranked the tied teams. The team which received the majority of the highest scores placements out of the tied teams will be declared the bid recipient. If Tiebreaker #1 is completed and teams are still tied, JAMZ will move on to Tiebreaker #2.
TIEBREAKER #2: The five panel judges will review the tied teams’ performance videos and determine which team they believe should receive the bid. Each of the five panel judges will have one vote and the team with the most votes will be declared the bid recipient.

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