About the National Cheerleaders Association

Founded in 1948 by Lawrence “Herkie” Herkimer, NCA was the first cheerleading company and credited with many other “firsts” – the first cheerleading camp, spirit stick, pompon, cheerleading uniform company, All Star National Championship, and more.

Today NCA trains cheerleading teams across the country at hundreds of summer camps, and hosts competitions for teams to demonstrate their athleticism.

NCA News

WATCH NCA All-Star Nationals 2019 LIVE!

WATCH NCA All-Star Nationals 2019 LIVE!

It’s time for one of the BIGGEST All Star competitions of the season! Teams from all over the country will be traveling to Dallas, Texas to take the 2019 NCA All-Star Nationals stage on March 1st through the 3rd. Some of your favorite programs will be going head to head, and you don’t want to miss it!

Feb. 13, 2019

2019 Varsity University

Dates and locations for the 2019 Varsity University season are set! Varsity University’s Cheerleading and Dance Conferences provide coaches the...

Jan. 30, 2019

Meet The 5 Go Be Great Award Recipients From NCA High School

Meet The 5 Go Be Great Award Recipients From NCA High School

At NCA High School Nationals 2019, NCA awarded five teams the “Go Be Great” Award, along with nominations for 12 other schools. These teams were recognized within six categories: Spirit Raiser, Ambassador, Leadership, Entertainer, Athlete and Crowd Leader.

Jan. 29, 2019