2022 UCA & UDA College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship

UCA College Game Day: Here's What You Need To Know To Watch

UCA College Game Day: Here's What You Need To Know To Watch

Take a look at a few of the championship teams looking to go back-to-back in the Game Day Division at the 2022 UCA College Cheerleading Championships!

Jan 4, 2022 by Leanza Pieroni
UCA College Game Day: Here's What You Need To Know To Watch

We are getting closer and closer to the 2022 UCA & UDA College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship! Teams will be showing off their sideline traditions on Friday, January 14th at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida.

2022 marks the fifth year Game Day will take place at the UCA & UDA College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship. Teams competing in the divisions will bring their favorite sideline traditions to the mat to display how they lead their community and fans back at home on game day.

Click here to view official results from 2021

During the UCA Game Day Championship, teams will perform their traditional school's fight song, a situational sideline, and a game day timeout. The athletes are encouraged to use signs, flags, megaphones, and poms to encourage fans to cheer along. Teams may also add a pep band or drumline into their performance to amp up the spirit!

The judges will score teams using the criteria listed on the UCA Game Day score sheet. Each team will be evaluated on a 100 point system. For more about Game Day, click here.

Fight Song

  • Should represent the traditional fight song your school has always done at games
  • Skills should be minimal and practical
  • Should start from the sideline formation

Situational Sideline

  • Situational for each team performing
  • After an offensive or defensive scenario, the squad will determine which sideline to do
  • Teams are encouraged to use spirit raising props such as signs, poms, and/or megaphones
  • Skills should be minimal and practical

Game Day Timeout 

  • Similar to a 60-second extended band chant; designed for crowd interaction and involves crowd response
  • The best time to showcase the squad’s energy, leadership, visual appeal, and connection to the crowd

Each performance is limited to three minutes and should include skills that influence fan participation. Teams of up to 30 athletes will be evaluated on their ability to lead the crowd, proper game day skill incorporations, execution of skills, motion technique, and the overall routine.

As you get set to watch all the spirited game day action unfold live at the 2022 UCA & UDA College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship, let's take a look back at the routines that took first place last year in the UCA College Game Day divisions!

University of Tennessee

Division IA Game Day

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Temple University

All Girl Division IA Game Day

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University of Delaware

Small Coed Game Day

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Northwest Community College

Open Coed Game Day

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Sacred Heart University

Open All Girl Game Day

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University of Kentucky

Virtual Division IA Game Day


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University of Nevada- Las Vegas

Virtual All Girl Division IA Game Day

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South Dakota State University

Virtual Open All Girl Game Day

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Southeastern Louisiana University

Virtual Open Coed Game Day

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Hofstra University

Virtual Small Coed Game Day

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