PR: UPA’s Paid Cheer Bid Goes to….a Level 5 Team!

From Lisa Saline (UPA):

Minneapolis (May 19, 2010) – UPA Cheer & Dance announces that the Cheerleading World’s Paid Bid will be awarded to a Level 5 team.  Level 6 teams may still capture an At-Large Bid from UPA for Cheerleading Worlds.

“After surveying a variety of gym owners, it was expressed numerous times that the Level 5 teams are looking for a championship that will guarantee an opportunity to go home with a paid bid to the 2011 Cheerleading Worlds at Walt Disney World,” says Lisa Saline, UPA President.  Lisa agrees that the Level 5 teams are having a more difficult time capturing the paid bid opportunities.  Her staff, more often known as ‘Team UPA’, decided that by allowing the paid bid to be locked in for a Level 5 team, that this would allow gyms, both small and large, the opportunity to attend Worlds in 2011.

UPA’s qualifying event is the AmeriCup Championship scheduled for February 24-27, 2011, in Minneapolis.  This is an open championship.  UPA encourages gyms to bring at least two squads in the case that they do earn a bid, paid, partial paid or at large. This way they have a pool of kids to draw from in the case of roster changes that may arise.

UPA will be awarding the following bids for 2011:


  • 1 paid, Level 5 only
  • 3 at large, all Level 5 and Level 6 eligible divisions


  • 5 partial paid, all senior and international open eligible divisions
  • 5 at large, all senior eligible divisions
  • 5 at large, all international open eligible divisions

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