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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

EXCITING NEWS: Varsity TV To Stream 300+ Events In The 2021-2022 Season!

EXCITING NEWS: Varsity TV To Stream 300+ Events In The 2021-2022 Season!

2019 was a strong and successful season for cheerleaders, coaches, and fans everywhere, but the beginning of 2020 brought challenges to everyone. As a cheer community, we pushed through and overcame some of the hardest obstacles we have ever been faced with. Many were not able to finish out their season, let alone have a season. Well this year, we have something huge to look forward to!

Oct. 1, 2021

Meet Oderaa From CJA Bombshells!

Meet Oderaa From CJA Bombshells!

The Central Jersey All Stars Bombshells are made up of incredible athletes, but not all of them have lived in New Jersey their whole lives. Oderaa Okereke was a huge asset to the team last season and it was her first year a part of the CJA family!

Jul. 8, 2021

Today is 𝗨𝗡𝗜𝗧𝗬 𝗗𝗔𝗬! Take a stand against bullying by wearing orange and sharing a photo that promotes kindness, acceptance and inclusion - be sure to tag @VarsitySpirit. Let's unite our peers together! 🧡
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Raise your hand if you're ready for the opportunity of a lifetime! #NCAstaff applications open in just 2 weeks. 🤩
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Let the countdown begin! Only 50 days until the first ever Varsity Spirit Pearl Harbor Parade - hit share if we'll see you there. 🌺 #VShawaii
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The 𝗟𝗔𝗦𝗧 𝗖𝗛𝗔𝗡𝗖𝗘 to enter the NCA & NDA College Spirit Rally Championship is approaching! Visit the link in our bio for info on how to register by October 25 — tag the most spirited team you know in the comments! 🤩
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As leaders and ambassadors in the school and community, uniting our peers is our job, together. 🧡 Join us in celebrating Unity Day on October 20th by wearing orange and sharing a photo with a caption promoting kindness, acceptance and inclusion!
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@cortlandcheer is here for Game Day! Tune into our story for a behind the scenes look with @nca_gillian. 👀🏈
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Coach, you make the work worth it! Give your 𝒄𝒐𝒂𝒄𝒉 a shoutout below by telling them how they 𝒊𝒏𝒔𝒑𝒊𝒓𝒆 you. Happy #NationalCoachesDay! ✨
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How we feel about 𝗡𝗖𝗔 & 𝗡𝗗𝗔 𝗖𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗴𝗲 𝗡𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹𝘀 registration opening soon! Tag a teammate you can't wait to take the bandshell with. ❤️👇
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#NCAstaff is where you belong!  Applications open in just 𝟭 𝗠𝗢𝗡𝗧𝗛 - save & revisit this post for tips on how to prepare for the best job ever: 

→ Start early! It can be challenging to put together a quality tryout video at the last minute.

→ Think of your submission as a job interview — let us get to know YOU.

→ Review your tryout video before submitting.

→ Be sure to include the best of your abilities in each segment of your submission.

→ Showcase your showmanship, personality and speaking skills throughout your tryout video — have fun with it!
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Something 𝗦𝗣𝗘𝗖𝗧𝗔𝗖𝗨𝗟𝗔𝗥 is right around the corner! Only 50 days until Varsity Spirit Spectacular — tag a friend you can't wait to make magical memories with. ❤️✨
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Cheerleader's Choice: Spotlight on Spirit 𝗪𝗜𝗡𝗡𝗘𝗥𝗦 are in! Tonight at 5PM CST your selections will be revealed - link in bio to tune in on #VarsityTV. 📺✨
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Who's ready to take on #NCAcompetition season? Tag a friend you cant wait to step into the spotlight with — link in bio to save your spot!
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Looking to take your Game Day experience to the next level? Check out what the 𝗡𝗖𝗔 & 𝗡𝗗𝗔 𝗖𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗴𝗲 𝗦𝗽𝗶𝗿𝗶𝘁 𝗥𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗺𝗽𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽 has to offer your program – link in bio!
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#NCAstaff is more than fun, it's where you belong! Head to the link in our bio for more info on how to become a part of the legacy. ❤️💙
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Happy 𝑵𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒂𝒍 𝑺𝒄𝒉𝒐𝒐𝒍 𝑺𝒑𝒊𝒓𝒊𝒕 𝑫𝒂𝒚! We believe in the power of spirit and the positive impact it has in schools and communities across the country!
 
Use the hashtag #CelebrateSpirit and tag @varsity_brands to share your spirited moments throughout the day!
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Voting is 𝐎𝐏𝐄𝐍 for Cheerleader’s Choice: School Spirit Spotlight! 800 programs were nominated and the 20 finalists have been selected - link in bio to cast your vote! 🗳
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Waving hello to 𝗙𝗿𝗶𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗡𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗟𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝘀! Football is back and we can't wait to see you on the sidelines. Tag us @ncacheer on game day for the chance to be featured this season! 🏈
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Today is the 𝗙𝗜𝗡𝗔𝗟 day to submit your Cheerleader's Choice: School Spirit Spotlight nominations! Head to the link in our bio and let us know who you want to see featured on #VarsityTV this season. 📺 👀
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Although summer is coming to an end, it is only the beginning of what's to come! Congrats to everyone who met goals, set new ones and embraced the journey along the way - drop a ❤️💙 below to celebrate your #JourneyWithNCA!
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It’s time to #ShowYourGold for @StJude ✨ September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month – grab your gold and help us rally around the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 🎗️💛 #VarsitySpiritCares
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