America's Best Nationals 2017

All teams will be competing at America's Best National Championship on December 2 and 3, 2017. The event is held at Municipal Auditorium.

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.

It is required that all athletes be at all KC Cheer performances while they are present at the event (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. You're there to SUPPORT our athletes and cheer loud for our teams! 

Saturday, December 2

Saturday Uniform/Apparel

Teams should be dressed in red spirit jerseys from the picnic (everyone should have received theirs by now, and should contact the Booster Club if you don't have yours) and black pants or warm ups when not in uniform. Remember that you must always have a shirt 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 - as of 11/30 @ 1:30 p.m.

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. We will meet in the main lobby area of the event center

America's Best Schedule - SATURDAY
Team Arrive Meet Coach Practice Perform
Fearless 8:30 a.m. 8:45 9:24 10:04 a.m.
Flawless 8:30 a.m. 8:45 9:27 10:07 a.m.
Fierce 5 9:00 a.m. 9:30 10:09 10:49 a.m.
Fantasy 9:45 a.m. 10:30 11:12 11:52 a.m.
Fever 9:45 a.m. 12:30 1:00 1:40 p.m.
Flash 9:45 a.m. 1:30 2:12 2:52 p.m.
Firecrackers 3:00 p.m. 3:00 3:15 3:55 p.m.
Fiercelings 9:45 a.m. 3:30 4:07 4:47 p.m.
Frost 9:45 a.m. 4:15 4:46 5:26 p.m.
Force 9:45 a.m. 4:15 4:49 5:29 p.m.
Fortune 9:45 a.m. 5:45 6:22 7:02 p.m.
Fame 9:45 a.m. 7:30 8:14 8:54 p.m.

Saturday Post-Performance

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 3

Sunday Arrival Times

All team members should meet in the main entry at 8:30 a.m. to watch Flawless and Fearless perform. Flawless and Fearless will meet earlier, per the information below. 

Sunday Uniform/Apparel

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

Sunday Schedule - as of 11/30 @ 1:30 p.m.

America's Best Schedule - SUNDAY
Team Arrive Meet Coach Practice Perform
Fearless 7:30 7:45 8:11 8:51 a.m.
Flawless 7:30 7:45 8:14 8:54 a.m.
Fierce 5 8:00 8:30 9:08 9:48 a.m.
Fantasy 8:30 9:30 10:05 10:45 a.m.
Fever 8:30 10:00 11:59 12:39 p.m.
Flash 8:30 12:15 12:50 1:30 p.m.
Fiercelings 8:30 1:45 2:24 3:04 p.m.
Force 8:30 2:45 3:24 4:04 p.m.
Frost 8:30 2:45 3:39 4:19 p.m.
Fortune 8:30 4:30 5:09 5:49 p.m.
Fame 8:30 6:00 6:43 7:23 p.m.


There will be awards ceremonies throughout the day on Sunday 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!