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Get Ready to Battle in Rocky Top: Cheer Competition in Gatlinburg TN Arrives This Fall

Does your cheer squad have what it takes to be #1? This November, cheerleading teams from around the nation will come to Gatlinburg, Tennessee for the popular Battle in Rocky Top Cheer Competition. This excellent event is sponsored by the Battle in Rocky Top National Championship Youth Football Tournament, which will be held over the same weekend. Read on for everything you need to know about the premiere cheer competition in Gatlinburg TN.

When and Where

The Battle in Rocky Top Cheer Competition will take place on Saturday, November 19, 2016. The tournament will be held at Rocky Top Sports World, an 80 acre sports campus in the heart of the Smoky Mountains. Just 15 minutes away from downtown Gatlinburg, Rocky Top is located at 1870 Sports World Blvd.

Tournament Divisions

The Cheer Competition in Gatlinburg TN is open to any youth cheerleading squad in the United States that cheers for a youth football team or school. The majority of the squads are affiliated with a football team playing in the Battle in Rocky Top National Championship. However, a cheer squad is not required to have a football team in the tournament to compete.

All cheer squads participating in the competition must have at least four athletes and no more than twenty. There will be four age divisions for the Battle in Rocky Top Cheer Competition:

  • 5 – 7
  • 8 – 9
  • 10 – 11
  • 12 – 14

Age category is determined by the average age of all the girls competing in the squad. If there happens to be a Cheerleaders lifting another girl in their squad.shortage of teams in one division, the age categories may be restructured.


All first place squads will receive a team trophy and individual medals that will be awarded at the end of the competition. Coaches will be able to pick up their squad’s score sheets after the awards are given out. If your team would like to preorder special Battle in Rocky Top Cheer Competition T-shirts, send an email to the tournament director at [email protected].


The registration fee for each cheer squad is $100 if you sign up by the end of September. If your registration is received after October 1st, the fee goes up to $125. For more information about registration, visit the official Battle in Rocky Top Cheer Competition website.


Cheer squads coming to Gatlinburg for the competition will book their accommodations through T3 Travel. Offering the very best group rates, T3 Travel specializes in finding affordable lodging for sports teams. T3 is staffed by former athletes, coaches, managers, and sports directors, so they have keen insight into what it is like to be involved with a traveling sports team. To learn more about booking through T3 Travel, visit the Rocky Top Sports World Lodging page.

Cheerleaders in a huddle.About Rocky Top Sports World

Rocky Top Sports World is the perfect place to hold a cheer competition in Gatlinburg TN! With seven fields, bleacher seating, and an onsite grill, our sports campus has everything you need for a wonderful tournament. To learn more about us, check out the Rocky Top Sports World Facilities page.

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