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

Venue Insider: NCA High School Nationals 2019

Venue Insider: NCA High School Nationals 2019

The 2019 NCA High School Nationals is quickly approaching! The weekend's festivities will take place on January 26-27 in The Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas.

Jan. 16, 2019

New Coaches’ Survival Guide

Madison Central High School out of Richmond, Kentucky has been attending the UCA Smoky Mountain Championship since 2005.  The program has had tremendous success at the Tennessee event over the years and today was no different. 

Jan. 15, 2019

Road To Rome And London: Social Recap

Road To Rome And London: Social Recap

On New Year's Day, cheerleaders, dancers and drum majors from all over the United States rung in the new year in two of the most amazing places on Earth!

Jan. 4, 2019

Day 6 – Parade Day!

2018, you were a year to remember. Each All-American took a different path with his/her own joys, challenges and...

Jan. 1, 2019