SECURED PLAY EVENTS
(formerly Stay to Play)
Coaches and Parents!
THANK YOU for all the years
of competing with American Cheer Power!
We have implemented our SECURED PLAY EVENTS which was previously called Stay to Play.
As Cheer Power grew and needed to secure large venues it became
necessary to give the city a room count so that we could contract venues
for several years ahead! You
need to be registered BEFORE
reserving a hotel room or acquiring airfare!
Please read below the Championships
that will be Secured Play Events!
We have also answered many of the questions you may have.
All other Cheer Power events not
listed below are NOT a
Secured Play Event! You may
contact Connections Housing at any time you would like to secure a room.
There are several ways you can be exempt from our Secured Play
and those are listed below.
If you have any other questions please feel free to call the Cheer Power
If you need a certain priced room Connections will be glad to
help you find what you need.
The following forms MUST BE FILLED OUT:
Exempt form if you ae
eligible (Filled out on line only)
Coaches Compliance form
Secured Play Event: is our policy of having to stay in a block of hotels
contracted by Connections Housing. Secured Play Events are a two-night
minimum with some exceptions when Prep teams perform only one day.
This is done upon request.
Secured Play Exemptions:
The exemption form can be found on cheerpower.varsity.com by
clicking the HOTEL link. It
must be filled out online.
The DEADLINE to submit an exemption request is 30 days prior to the
1. Using Points for a Free
If you have enough points to
redeem for an entirely free stay, you are allowed to do so.
2. Living in Close
If your gym is within 75 miles
from the venue, you are not required to stay in a hotel. This must
be able to be verified through mapquest.com.
3. Military Discount
We appreciate our military and
give a $5 discount off all spectator fees for active military with ID.
If you are able to get a lower hotel rate with a military or
government discount, you are allowed.
Secured Play Events for the
Cash Bash, Galveston, TX -
January 12-13, 2019
- Host hotel is Moody Gardens.
full Connections Housing will handle the rest of the requests.
Southern Nationals, San Antonio,
TX - February 1-3, 2019
- Connections Housing
Bid Championship, Grapevine, TX
- March 30-31, 2019
- Gaylord Texan Hotel is the Host Hotel and
handles all the bookings
Required by All Teams:
Housing Roster Form
Midwest World Bid, Columbus, OH
- April 6-7, 2019
- Connections Housing
1. Who is
required to stay at Secured Play Events?
parent or athlete that is staying in a hotel. Gyms that are within
75 miles of the venue will be exempt unless they make the decision to
stay in a hotel. You must be registered for the event before hotel
reservations can be made.
What if the hotel that Iíd like to stay in is showing no rooms
to put you on a waiting list for that hotel. As deadlines near, a
few rooms do open up at most hotels. You should go ahead and get
another room booked and then if something opens up they will move you to
the requested hotel. This is the reason for the cancellation
policy. This will give us a more accurate room availability.
How do you keep track that all teams are abiding by this rule?
Cheer Power is
using a Housing Compliance roster for each team registered.
Coaches must submit these forms for all teams attending. Any
performer that is not compliant with this policy will be ruled
ineligible. We will require the team compliance roster be filled
out by all teams attending Secured Play Events, regardless if they are
within 75 miles or not.
What if the hotel I would like to stay at isnít showing on
Connections at 844-782-9227 and they will try their best to get the hotel added to their
What if I would like to book a suite at a hotel?
will try to accommodate any housing request.
Can I book at room myself as long as the hotel is on the
No, rooms must
be booked directly through Connections Housing.
If Iíve booked a block for my team through Connections Housing,
does that mean I am registered to compete at the competition?
No, a hotel
reservation does not guarantee your registration for the American Cheer
Power National event! You must go on line and fill out a registration
form in order for your team to compete. Please do this as early as
possible. These events are closed based on venue space.