America's Best Nationals 2016

All teams will be competing at America's Best National Championship on December 3 and 4, 2016. The event is held at Municipal Auditorium, which is the same venue as the Patriotic Championship 2 weeks ago.

Admission for spectators is $20 for one day or $35 for both days. Both cash and cards are accepted. A complete list of performance times and venue information can be found on the America's Best website.

General Reminders

It is so important that all athletes are on time. These competitions will not hold our practice times, so if we are without someone at check-in, we lose our chance to warm up and practice.

This is our chance to have our hometown crowd there to cheer on our teams. Be sure to get your light up sticks at the pro shop so we can light up the arena when our teams perform. Let's really show them our KC Cheer spirit and crowd support!

It is required that all athletes be at all KC Cheer performances (unless specified below) to cheer loudly for all our teams. Please pay close attention to the schedules below to make sure you are in the arena at all of the listed performance times. It is unacceptable to miss a performance because you're eating a meal or getting ready to meet your coach. All of these activities can and should be planned around performance times.

Our athletes love to perform for a cheering crowd! We love to have you there to watch, but remember to make some noise too! Bring on the loud voices, lighted signs, noisemakers and cowbells to support our teams.

It is super exciting to be competing against teams from all over the country right here in our city. Remember to show great sportsmanship (cheerleaders AND parents), and hospitality so teams want to return to KC for future competitions.


Saturday, December 3

Saturday Arrival Times

Considering the length of the day, we are dividing up arrival times for the sake of our athletes. Obviously everyone is welcome and encouraged to be there to cheer on the Flippers, but only First Ladies, Fantasy, Fearless and Fierce 5 are required to arrive at 8:00 a.m. for the Flippers performance and the First Ladies performance. Flippers will arrive at 7:00 a.m. dressed and ready to go in the main lobby entrance.  All other teams will arrive at 11:15 a.m. in time to be in the arena to cheer on Fearless. We will meet everyone in the lobby at 11:15 to make sure everyone is there!

The teams who arrive early in the morning will be allowed to leave at 2:42 after Fiercelings perform and you have met with your coaches to make sure you don't need extra practice.

Saturday Uniform/Apparel

Teams should be dressed in red gym tank top and black pants or warm ups when not in uniform. Remember that you must always have your tank top or warm up jacket on to cover your midriff if you are not in the practice room or performing. Everyone will wear the white bow on Saturday.

Saturday Schedule

Listed below are the times to be dressed and ready to meet your coaches. It is very important that everyone is dressed and entirely ready at the times listed below. Flippers will meet in the main entry of the arena. Everyone else will meet outside the practice room entry.

Flippers 7:00 7:25 8:15
First Ladies 9:00 9:52 10:42
Fearless 10:10 10:55 11:45
Fantasy 10:40 11:25 12:15
Fierce 5 11:00 11:52 12:42
Fireball 11:10 11:58 12:48
Ferocious 11:45 12:28 1:18
Fortune 11:50 12:37 1:47
Fiercelings 12:55 1:52 2:42
Fever 2:30 3:13 4:03
Force 3:30 4:16 5:06
Fiesta 5:00 5:40 6:30
Flawless 5:30 6:16 7:06
Fame 5:40 6:19 7:09

Saturday Post-Performance

Flippers will have their awards ceremony at 10:00 a.m. Flippers should meet coaches in the front hall to go to awards at 9:45.

Each team will meet their coaches after announcement of standings to review scoresheets and make any changes necessary for Sunday's performance. 

We may call a few practices if necessary, so please be prepared. Be sure your team mom has your cell number so that she can communicate any additional information throughout the day.

Sunday, December 4

Sunday Arrival Times

All team members should meet in the main entry at 9:15 a.m. to watch First Ladies perform. First Ladies will meet earlier, per the information below. 

Sunday Uniform/Apparel

Same as Saturday, but teams will wear red bow on Sunday.

Sunday Schedule

First Ladies 8:00 8:43 9:33 11:00
Fearless 8:40 9:25 10:15 2:45
Fantasy 8:40 9:28 10:18 2:00
Fierce 5 9:20 10:19 11:09 2:45
Fireball 10:00 10:43 11:33 2:45
Ferocious 10:15 11:01 11:51 1:15
Fortune 10:15 11:04 11:54 2:00
Fiercelings 12:00 12:31 1:21 3:30
Fever 1:00 1:46 2:36 4:15
Force 1:45 2:38 3:18 5:00
Fiesta 3:45 4:28 5:18 6:15
Fame 4:15 4:46 5:36 7:00
Flawless 4:15 4:55 5:45 7:00


There will be awards ceremonies throughout the day on Sunday (or Saturday, for Flippers) as each division finishes. Times are currently TBA, but we will communicate them to you as soon as that information is available. Awards are held in the music hall, which is to the right if you walk in the front door of Municipal Auditorium

Everyone must be in full uniform when they go to their awards ceremony. This means no backpacks, no warm ups, no shoes other than cheer shoes. You should look exactly as you look when you take the mat. FULL. UNIFORM.

Good Luck to everyone! We know you have worked very hard, and the coaching staff is very proud of you!