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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

NCA Staff 10 Year Tradition

“Even one second wearing the NCA shield will change your life.” Since its beginning back in 1948 with Lawrence “Herkie” Herkimer, NCA has upheld a number of traditions we’ve come to know and love. From the NCA Spirit Stick, to the Herkie Jump itself; the red, white and blue shield holds a special place in […]

Jul. 1, 2020

Lead With Love

Tiana Day is a 17-year-old cheerleader who wants to create change. On June 6, 2020, with the help of...

Jun. 18, 2020

Overcoming Obstacles

Lexi Gude grew up a multi- sport athlete. Until age 11 she filled her time playing softball, soccer and cheerleading. Right before her 12th birthday she got life changing news. Lexi was diagnosed with Lebers Hereditary Optic Neuropathy, a condition in which causes loss of eyesight. Upon initially receiving her diagnosis, Lexi felt defeated and […]

Jun. 16, 2020

5 Strategies to Team Bond During Social Distancing

One of the best parts about being on a team is gaining a second family. You spend so much time around your teammates and coaches that you create a bond like any other. As we all know, things look a little different right now. We are unable to practice or hang out as we usually […]

May. 28, 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 […]

May. 20, 2020

Nutrition on a Budget

Keeping your body properly fueled is important to perform at your very best. Just because you are choosing healthy...

May. 15, 2020