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More than 200 events take place each year at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. With an unparalleled roster of facilities and partners, we are committed to taking sports and competition to the next level for athletes and fans alike.

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Disney Produced

National College Cheerleading & Dance Championship (UDA/UCA)

Client Event
January 12 – January 14, 2018
National College Cheerleading & Dance Championship (UDA/UCA)
The UCA & UDA College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship is the most prestigious college cheerleading championship in the country and is at at the most magical place on Earth—the Walt Disney World® Resort.
PARTICIPANTS
Boys-and-Girls
Age Groups
College
COMPETITION
Championship
COMPETITION
Championship

NFL Pro Bowl Week

Client Event
January 24 – January 27, 2018
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Join the NFL Pro Bowl in Orlando for a week-long celebration of football's brightest stars, kicking off at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex! Highlights include team practices, NFL FLAG championship games, and an interactive fan zone with fun activities for the whole family!
PARTICIPANTS
Men-and-Women
Age Groups
All Ages
COMPETITION
Spectator Event
COMPETITION
Spectator Event

National Dance Team Championship (UDA)

Client Event
February 2 – February 4, 2018
National Dance Team Championship  (UDA)
NDTC is the only national-level dance team championship endorsed by the National Federation of State High School Associations.
PARTICIPANTS
Girls
Age Groups
Junior High & High School
COMPETITION
Championship
COMPETITION
Championship

National High School Cheerleading Championship (UCA)

Client Event
February 10 – February 11, 2018
National High School Cheerleading Championship (UCA)
NHSCC is the most prestigious cheerleading championship in the country and nationally televised on ESPN and ESPN2 to over 100 million homes and 32 countries nationwide each year.
PARTICIPANTS
Boys-and-Girls
Age Groups
High School
COMPETITION
Championship
COMPETITION
Championship

Diamond 9 President's Day Sun Classic

Client Event
February 15 – February 19, 2018
A softball batter warms up in the on-deck circle
ESPN Wide World of Sports welcomes Diamond 9 for one of the premier national fastpitch showcase events, as some of the top 10U-18U travel teams in the country compete.
PARTICIPANTS
Girls
Age Groups
10U, 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U
COMPETITION
Invitational
COMPETITION
Invitational

USA Competitions Presidential Classic

Client Event
February 16 – February 19, 2018
A male gymnast performs on the rings
ESPN Wide World of Sports is proud to host the USA Competitions Presidential Classic.
PARTICIPANTS
Boys-and-Girls
Age Groups
5-18
COMPETITION
Moderate - High
COMPETITION
Moderate - High

Twirl Mania International Championship

Client Event
February 16 – February 19, 2018
A girl in a leotard performs a one handed handstand
Compete in a "one of a kind" baton twirling championship at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and Epcot, plus in parades at Magic Kingdom park—designed for soloists, pairs and more. Auxiliary units, pom and dance performers can also take part in championship events.
PARTICIPANTS
Boys-and-Girls
Age Groups
All Ages
COMPETITION
Championship
COMPETITION
Championship

Diamond 9 College Citrus Classic Week I

Client Event
February 22 – February 25, 2018
A softball batter prepares to hit a pitch
ESPN Wide World of Sports welcomes Diamond 9 for week one of the premier college fastpitch softball spring event. Kick off the college season with the top Division I teams.
PARTICIPANTS
Girls
Age Groups
College
COMPETITION
Showcase
COMPETITION
Showcase

Disney College Spring Training

Disney Produced
February 25 – April 29, 2018
A baseball player attempts to beat a throw to the first baseman
College spring training at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida will take your team to new heights. Featuring: Baseball, Golf, Lacrosse, Rugby, Softball, Tennis and Track & Field.
PARTICIPANTS
Boys-and-Girls
Age Groups
College
COMPETITION
Open Registration
COMPETITION
Open Registration
PRICING FROM *
$1000 USD
Team Registration
TBD
Hotel Stay
(Per Person)

Disney College Spring Training

Disney Produced
February 25 – April 29, 2018
A baseball player attempts to beat a throw to the first baseman
College spring training at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida will take your team to new heights. Featuring: Baseball, Golf, Lacrosse, Rugby, Softball, Tennis and Track & Field.
PARTICIPANTS
Boys-and-Girls
Age Groups
College
COMPETITION
Open Registration
COMPETITION
Open Registration
PRICING FROM *
$1000 USD
Team Registration
TBD
Hotel Stay
(Per Person)

Disney College Spring Training

Disney Produced
February 25 – April 29, 2018
A baseball player attempts to beat a throw to the first baseman
College spring training at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida will take your team to new heights. Featuring: Baseball, Golf, Lacrosse, Rugby, Softball, Tennis and Track & Field.
PARTICIPANTS
Boys-and-Girls
Age Groups
College
COMPETITION
Open Registration
COMPETITION
Open Registration
PRICING FROM *
$1000 USD
Team Registration
TBD
Hotel Stay
(Per Person)

Disney College Spring Training

Disney Produced
February 25 – April 29, 2018
A baseball player attempts to beat a throw to the first baseman
College spring training at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida will take your team to new heights. Featuring: Baseball, Golf, Lacrosse, Rugby, Softball, Tennis and Track & Field.
PARTICIPANTS
Boys-and-Girls
Age Groups
College
COMPETITION
Open Registration
COMPETITION
Open Registration
PRICING FROM *
$1000 USD
Team Registration
TBD
Hotel Stay
(Per Person)

Disney College Spring Training

Disney Produced
February 25 – April 29, 2018
A baseball player attempts to beat a throw to the first baseman
College spring training at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida will take your team to new heights. Featuring: Baseball, Golf, Lacrosse, Rugby, Softball, Tennis and Track & Field.
PARTICIPANTS
Boys-and-Girls
Age Groups
College
COMPETITION
Open Registration
COMPETITION
Open Registration
PRICING FROM *
$1000 USD
Team Registration
TBD
Hotel Stay
(Per Person)

Diamond 9 College Citrus Classic Week II

Client Event
March 1 – March 4, 2018
A softball batter prepares to hit a pitch
ESPN Wide World of Sports welcomes Diamond 9 for week two of the premier college fastpitch softball spring events. Kick off the college season with the top Division I teams.
PARTICIPANTS
Girls
Age Groups
College
COMPETITION
Showcase
COMPETITION
Showcase

Atlanta Braves Spring Training

Client Event
March 1 – March 31, 2018
Champion Stadium is home to Atlanta Braves Spring Training at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex is home to 2018 Atlanta Braves Spring Training!
PARTICIPANTS
Men
Age Groups
All Ages
COMPETITION
Spectator Event
COMPETITION
Spectator Event

Contest of Champions National Dance Competition

Client Event
March 2 – March 4, 2018
Young cheerleaders perform maneuvers
Dance, drill, and thrill the crowd at one of the best-organized competitions of its kind since 1984! There's no need to pre-qualify in order to participate at this open event. Book your travel and enter the competition with just one phone call or email.
PARTICIPANTS
Boys-and-Girls
Age Groups
Elementary - High School
COMPETITION
Championship
COMPETITION
Championship

UCA International All-Star Championship

Client Event
March 10 – March 11, 2018
International  All-Star Championship (UCA)
The UCA International All Star Championship brings together the best all star cheer and dance teams from around the globe at the most magical place on Earth—the Walt Disney World® Resort.
PARTICIPANTS
Boys-and-Girls
Age Groups
6yrs.-18 yrs.
COMPETITION
Championship
COMPETITION
Championship

Disney Volleyball Showcase

Client Event
March 16 – March 18, 2018
Disney International Volleyball Logo
Can you compete with the best? Reach new heights after competing at Disney Volleyball Showcase, a USA Volleyball sanctioned event. Dig, set, and spike your way to victory and qualify for the USA Volleyball Girls' Junior National Championships.
PARTICIPANTS
Girls
Age Groups
11U - 17U
COMPETITION
Showcase
COMPETITION
Showcase

AmeriCheer & AmeriDance International Championship

Client Event
March 24 – March 25, 2018
AmeriCheer & AmeriDance International Championship
It's time to show the world what you're made of! Compete and make memories with cheer and dance teams from around the world at the 2018 AmeriCheer & AmeriDance InterNational Championship, held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World® Resort.
PARTICIPANTS
Boys-and-Girls
Age Groups
5 – 18
COMPETITION
Championship
COMPETITION
Championship

AAU Boys' Basketball

Client Event
March 30 – July 29, 2018
A teenage male basketball player dribbles past an opponent
The AAU is proud to host the Boys Spring and Summer Basketball Events at the ESPN Wide World of Sport Complex for the 2018 season.
PARTICIPANTS
Boys
Age Groups
3rd - 12th Grade
COMPETITION
Open Registration
COMPETITION
Open Registration

Small Fry Basketball

Client Event
April 2 – April 5, 2018
A boy looks to pass the basketball while being guard by 2 opponents
Founded in 1968, this international basketball event provides an opportunity for boys and girls to excel in the game of basketball.

Players may be no taller than 5 foot 1 inch.
PARTICIPANTS
Boys-and-Girls
Age Groups
Players may not be older than 12.
COMPETITION
Championship
COMPETITION
Championship

AAU Volleyball Classic

Client Event
April 6 – April 8, 2018
A female volleyball player shouts with joy during a game
The AAU will once again host the Volleyball Classic Event at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex.
PARTICIPANTS
Girls
Age Groups
10U - 18U
COMPETITION
Open Registration
COMPETITION
Open Registration

AAU Girls' Basketball

Client Event
April 13 – July 29, 2018
A teenage female basketball player dribbles with her left-hand around a defender
The AAU is proud to host the Girls Spring and Summer Basketball Events at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex for the 2018 season.
PARTICIPANTS
Girls
Age Groups
4th-12th grade
COMPETITION
Open Registration
COMPETITION
Open Registration

MAAC Men's & Women's Golf Championship

Client Event
April 19 – April 22, 2018
A golfer follows through on his swing
The 2018 MAAC Men's & Women's Golf Championships features both the men's and women's defending champions, Siena College and Quinnipiac University, respectively. The MAAC's top individual competitors will also showcase their skills throughout the championships.
PARTICIPANTS
Men-and-Women
Age Groups
College
COMPETITION
Championship
COMPETITION
Championship

ICU Cheerleading and Dance Worlds Championship

Client Event
April 25 – April 27, 2018
Cheerleading and Dance Worlds Championship
ICU is the recognized world governing body of cheerleading with 3.5 million athletes. Continental and regional championships are held in over 70 nations dedicated to the positive advancement of cheerleading throughout the world.
PARTICIPANTS
Boys-and-Girls
Age Groups
15+ yrs
COMPETITION
Championship
COMPETITION
Championship

USASF Cheerleading and Dance Worlds Championship™

Client Event
April 28 – April 30, 2018
A spirited cheerleader performs with her mouth open
The Cheerleading and Dance Worlds Championship will bring over 9000 cheer and 3500 dance athletes to compete for world champion titles in senior and international club divisions and categories.
PARTICIPANTS
Girls
Age Groups
Junior - Senior
COMPETITION
Championship
COMPETITION
Championship

The Summit- All Star Championship

Client Event
May 4 – May 6, 2018
The Summit- All Star Championship
The Summit All Star Cheerleading Championship brings the best teams at this end-of-the-year event. The Summit Championship will once again have a live show featuring live commentary of routines, social media interaction and special features on ESPN3.
PARTICIPANTS
Boys-and-Girls
Age Groups
All ages
COMPETITION
Championship
COMPETITION
Championship

D2 Summit Championship

Client Event
May 11 – May 13, 2018
D2 Summit Championship
The D2 Summit All Star Cheerleading Championship brings the best teams at this end-of-the-year event exclusively for gyms with 125 athletes or less.
PARTICIPANTS
Boys-and-Girls
Age Groups
6 – 18 years
COMPETITION
Championship
COMPETITION
Championship

Special Olympics Florida Summer Games

Client Event
May 18 – May 19, 2018
A man practices a long jump
ESPN Wide World of Sports is proud to once again host the Special Olympics Florida Summer Games.
PARTICIPANTS
Men-and-Women
Age Groups
All Ages
COMPETITION
Invitational
COMPETITION
Invitational

Diamond 9 Sun Classic Summer Showcase

Client Event
June 7 – June 10, 2018
A softball batter swings her bat
ESPN Wide World of Sports welcomes Diamond 9 for one of the premier national fastpitch showcase events, as some of the top 14U, 16U, and 18U travel teams in the country compete.
PARTICIPANTS
Girls
Age Groups
14U, 16U, 18U
COMPETITION
Showcase
COMPETITION
Showcase

45th AAU Girls' Jr National Volleyball Championships

Client Event
June 16 – June 28, 2018
AAU Volleyball
ESPN Wide World of Sports complex is excited to once again host the AAU Jr Girls National Volleyball Championships Event.
PARTICIPANTS
Girls
Age Groups
10U - 18U
COMPETITION
Championship
COMPETITION
Championship

AAU Wrestling Scholastic Duals

Client Event
June 23 – June 28, 2018
A wrestler pins his opponent to the mat
AAU Wrestling returns to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex this summer. Athletes from a variety of weight classes and divisions will put their skills to the test.
PARTICIPANTS
Boys
Age Groups
Youth
COMPETITION
Open Registration
COMPETITION
Open Registration

AAU Summer Baseball

Client Event
June 24 – June 30, 2018
A teenage baseball player swings his bat
The AAU is proud to host Summer Baseball at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex this summer.
PARTICIPANTS
Boys
Age Groups
9U - 14U
COMPETITION
Championship
COMPETITION
Championship

AAU Primary National Championships

Client Event
July 5 – July 7, 2018
A female sprinter jumps a hurdle on a track
The ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at The Walt Disney World Resort ® will host the AAU Primary Nationals. This Track & Field event is designed to offer single age group competition for athletes that are 8 years old and younger.
PARTICIPANTS
Boys-and-Girls
Age Groups
Primary Age
COMPETITION
Championship
COMPETITION
Championship

AAU Track and Field Club Championships

Client Event
July 8 – July 14, 2018
A steeplechase runner jumps over a wooden barrier before his competitors
The AAU National Club Championship is designed to place an emphasis on the team aspect of the sport. It is also an additional opportunity to qualify for the 2018 AAU Junior Olympic Games
PARTICIPANTS
Boys-and-Girls
Age Groups
Primary - High School
COMPETITION
Championship
COMPETITION
Championship

AAU World Futsal Championships

Client Event
July 22 – July 25, 2018
Players compete over a ball
The AAU is proud to host the AAU World Futsal Championships at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
PARTICIPANTS
Boys-and-Girls
Age Groups
Ages 8-18
COMPETITION
Open Registration
COMPETITION
Open Registration

Disney Cross Country Classic

Disney Produced
October 5 – October 6, 2018
Three cross-country runners strain as they compete against each other
Disney Cross Country Classic attracts numerous Colleges, High Schools, and Middle Schools from around the country. The fast 5K and 8K courses provide athletes a variety of terrain and a unique view of ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
PARTICIPANTS
Boys-and-Girls
Age Groups
11 - Adult
COMPETITION
Open Registration
COMPETITION
Open Registration
PRICING FROM *
$200 USD
Team Registration

ATA Songahm Fall Nationals

Client Event
October 17 – October 20, 2018
A boy in starting form
ESPN Wide World of Sports is proud to host the ATA Songaham Fall Nationals again this year. Combining strength and focus with magical excitement, the ATA Songahm Fall Nationals are an experience to remember.
PARTICIPANTS
Boys-and-Girls
Age Groups
All Ages
COMPETITION
Invitational
COMPETITION
Invitational

International Martial Arts Festival

Client Event
October 25 – October 28, 2018
A girl in a gi performs a martial arts kick
The International Martial Arts Festival offers the excitement of competition with multiple disciplines to celebrate the diversity of the martial arts
PARTICIPANTS
Boys-and-Girls
Age Groups
All Ages
COMPETITION
High
COMPETITION
High

Diamond 9 Sun Classic Fall Showcase

Client Event
October 26 – October 28, 2018
A softball pitcher stretches as she throws a softball
ESPN Wide World of Sports welcomes Diamond 9 for their premier national fastpitch showcase event. Top high school athletes will compete in games with over 200 college coaches in attendance.
PARTICIPANTS
Girls
Age Groups
14U, 16U, 18U
COMPETITION
Invitational
COMPETITION
Invitational

The Inspiration, a Diamond 9 Event

Client Event
November 2 – November 4, 2018
A softball pitcher stretches as she throws a softball
ESPN Wide World of Sports welcomes Diamond 9 for their premier national fastpitch showcase event of 2018. Top high school athletes will compete in games with over 200 college coaches in attendance
PARTICIPANTS
Girls
Age Groups
12U, 14U
COMPETITION
Invitational
COMPETITION
Invitational

Special Olympics Florida Fall Classic

Client Event
November 9 – November 10, 2018
Young Special Olympics athlete receives instruction from volleyball teammate.
Special Olympics Florida Fall Classic unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sports. ESPN Wide World of Sports is proud to once again host the Special Olympics Florida Fall Classic.
PARTICIPANTS
Men-and-Women
Age Groups
All Ages
COMPETITION
Invitational
COMPETITION
Invitational

IWLCA Brine Presidents Cup presented by New Balance

Client Event
November 16 – November 18, 2018
A lacrosse player attempts to score while an opponent defends her
The Presidents Cup will be held at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World® Resort. It will coincide with the IWLCA annual meeting also at the Walt Disney World® Resort.
PARTICIPANTS
Girls
Age Groups
14 - 18
COMPETITION
Showcase
COMPETITION
Showcase

AdvoCare Invitational

Client Event
November 22 – November 25, 2018
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Celebrate Thanksgiving with some of the best teams in college basketball. Eight teams will play a total of 12 games over 3 days to see who takes home the title this Thanksgiving
PARTICIPANTS
Men
Age Groups
College - NCAA Division I
COMPETITION
Spectator Event
COMPETITION
Spectator Event

Pop Warner National Cheer & Dance Championships

Client Event
November 30 – December 8, 2018
Teammates stand behind a cheerleader and shake their pom-poms, making her appear to have several arms
The 2018 Pop Warner National Cheer & Dance Championships will take place November 30th through December 8th at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
PARTICIPANTS
Girls
Age Groups
Youth
COMPETITION
Championship
COMPETITION
Championship

Pop Warner Super Bowl

Client Event
November 30 – December 8, 2018
A Pop Warner team prepares to hike the football while opponents get ready to rush
The 2018 Pop Warner Super Bowl will take place November 30 – December 8 at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
PARTICIPANTS
Boys-and-Girls
Age Groups
Youth
COMPETITION
Championship
COMPETITION
Championship

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