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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

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

The Most Important Life Lessons I Learned at Cheer Camp

The Most Important Life Lessons I Learned at Cheer Camp by: Nicole Lauchaire, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications at Varsity Brands For many, the idea of summer camp conjures up images of canoes setting off on a placid lake, of tug-of-war and hiking and singing songs by a roaring fire pit. For me, camp was something […]

Aug. 20, 2019

10 Back to School Tips from the #NCAstaff

Let’s give a big cheer for a new school year! Summertime is coming to a close and the first day of school is quickly approaching! While your team is preparing for pep rallies and game day, we want to prepare you to have the strongest school year ever both on the sidelines and in the […]

Aug. 18, 2019

Find Out Which Teams Earned A Bid To Nationals In Louisville

Find Out Which Teams Earned A Bid To Nationals In Louisville

The NCA & NDA College Camp circuit continued this week in the Bluegrass state. Many of the nations top spirit squads, including a few national champions, made their way to the University of Louisville to learn new skills, perfect their technique and prepare for game day.

Jul. 31, 2019