Safety First

At Varsity Spirit, safety is our main priority, and we are deeply committed to the health and well-being of the young athletes who participate.

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USA Cheer Safety

Together with USA Cheer, we are committed to creating a safe environment for cheerleaders and dancers to participate in. In the last several years, research shows that cheerleading has experienced a major reduction in injuries.

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Athlete Safety & Protection

Varsity Spirit’s policies are designed to promote athlete safety and well-being. This includes requiring all staff at camps and events to be background checked.

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Health & Safety Guidelines

Varsity Spirit continues to monitor COVID-19 as it relates to our larger community and our events, camps and competitions. All camp and competition staff are required to complete a COVID Safety Training course where they are educated on the COVID-19 Rules.

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Mental Health

Strong mental health is just as important as strong physical health. The Varsity Brands Believe in You Empowerment Program provides free resources to help you facilitate Social Emotional Learning.

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Sportsmanship

Varsity Spirit is committed to providing safe & empowering camp and competition experiences for all athletes, and setting the stage for them to create lifelong memories through Cheerleading, Dance and Band. We promote sportsmanship and respect amongst athletes, coaches, families and staff. Bullying, in any form, is unacceptable.

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Dos and Don'ts of Safety

Of course you want to be ready for camp or competition, but “ready” may not mean what you think. Being ready means being prepared to learn. Here are a few dos and don’ts that will help.

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NEWS

CheerABILITIES & Team Texas Unlock True Potential for All Star Athletes

Spirit brings people together. It’s not always something you can see or touch, but it has become something that changes lives and helps many realize their true potential.  CheerABILITIES – From school spirit to the spirit of competition and teamwork, cheer and dance have unique ways of connecting people. In schools, Generation Spirit  welcomes athletes with disabilities, […]

Jun. 30, 2022

Benefits of dance

Benefits of Dance

Being a dancer is so much more than standing on the sidelines, rooting on your team or performing on the competition stage, hoping to impress the judges and fans. You may not realize it at the time, but the benefits of dance can help you navigate life in a unique and incredible way. Aside from […]

Jun. 24, 2021

benefits of cheer

Benefits of Cheer

Being a cheerleader is so much more than standing on the sidelines, cheering on your team or performing on the competition floor, hoping to impress the judges and fans. You may not realize it at the time, but the benefits of cheer can help you navigate life in a unique and incredible way.   Aside from the physical skills it takes to stunt, jump and tumble, being a cheerleader teaches […]

Jun. 21, 2021

Dos and Don’ts of Safety

Of course you want to be ready for camp, but “ready” may not mean what you think. Being ready means being prepared to learn. Here are a few do’s and don’ts that will help. DO… Work your fundamentals. Often, we get used to doing the same four or five skills that we use at games […]

Mar. 1, 2021

#ShowYourGold for St. Jude

Did you know it costs more than $1 billion to operate St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital each year, and almost all of that funding comes from donations? St. Jude treats thousands of children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases each year, and it’s made possible by teamwork.  When we say teamwork, we mean it. There are hundreds of organizations and people who come together to raise money every single day to […]

Sep. 2, 2020

Varsity All Star Leads with Love by Taking Competitions Virtual

Every year, the all star season wraps up with end of season championships that teams and programs look forward to all year long. Teams shine as they showcase their routines one last time, finally polished after a full season of full outs and competition appearances. And this year, those final competitions looked a little bit […]

Aug. 17, 2020

Meet Our Summer Camp Staff Who Lead With Love

The role of a spirit squad member transcends far beyond the sidelines, football fields, competition floors, and practice mats. Spirit leaders are responsible for showing up for their peers, being ambassadors for their schools, community leadership, the list goes on… There’s a lot to learn, and that’s why our Varsity Spirit Camp Instructors have been […]

Aug. 17, 2020

School Spirit Provides a Sense of Belonging

It’s often said that school spirit is the heart of a school. You may also think of school pride in this way to. School pride helps foster a sense of belonging among students and staff who are part of a school. This sense of camaraderie has a powerful influence in school culture and academic performance—hence […]

Jul. 20, 2020