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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.

Built upon the foundations of spirit, tradition and excellence, NCA continues to prove The Work Is Worth It through empowering young athletes across the country. By working alongside coaches and cheerleaders nationwide at summer camps and competitions, NCA strives to build not only strong athletes but great individuals.

NCA News

A Letter To Future #NCAstaff: Time to make a difference.

Dear Future NCA Staff, Hey everyone! My name is Brianna, I am from Brookings, South Dakota and I have been on NCA Staff for 5 years. When I was in high school, I attended two NCA Summer Camps and two special events with Varsity Spirit. The NCA Staff at both the camps and special events […]

Oct. 2, 2019

Why Does a Championship Cheer Team Use BAND?

Between practices, games, pep rallies and competitions, fall can be a busy time for cheerleaders and dancers, Stay ahead of the new season using BAND! Check out how Salmen High School uses BAND to effectively communicate & organize their schedules as the season picks up, leaving time to focus on the little things to take […]

Sep. 30, 2019

A Letter to Future #NCAstaff: The opportunities are endless.

Dear Future NCA Staffer, Hello! My name is Tucker Hunter and I have been on NCA Staff for 8 years. Whether you’ve been thinking about being an NCA Staff member for years, or you were randomly approached last minute to apply, it is absolutely a decision you should follow through with. Everyone’s journey to NCA […]

Sep. 18, 2019

5 Ways to #TeamUp4StJude this September

Show your gold, for the fight against childhood cancer. Varsity Spirit partners with St. Jude to support its mission of finding cures for children fighting cancer, and we need your help! September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, which means it is time to #ShowYourGold this football season by planning a pep rally, spirit week or […]

Sep. 12, 2019

A Letter to Future #NCAstaff: Just go for it!

Dear Future NCA Staffer, Hey there! My name is Carli and I have been on NCA Staff for 8 years. I love working for NCA because this company gives me the opportunity to make an impact on people’s lives while doing it alongside my very best friends. My advice to anyone who is thinking about […]

Sep. 10, 2019

20 Years of Cheer at Lake Bryn Mawr NCA Camp!

A place where you feel at home. Where tradition is at the center of every camp. Where bunkmates become friends and friends become family. This summer, NCA is celebrating 20 years of summer camps at Lake Bryn Mawr Camp in Honesdale, Pennsylvania! When thinking about the ultimate summer camp experience, Bryn Mawr is the place […]

Aug. 26, 2019