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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

Game Day: NC State Series Details

Game Day: NC State Series Details

North Carolina State University is known for their incredible game day atmosphere! It’s Homecoming weekend in Raleigh, North Carolina, and the Wolfpack is gearing up to bring out the excitement in all of the student body.

Aug. 6, 2020

The Arena: Did You Know?

Did you know? The Arena being used to play NBA games this season, at the ESPN Wide World of...

Aug. 5, 2020

What Cheer Taught Me: Sarah Metts

What Cheer Taught Me: Sarah Metts

Most cheerleaders and dancers join a team at a young age just looking for a hobby or an afterschool activity. But after years of practicing, conditioning, long game days, and competition weekends, these athletes look back on the hours spent with their teammates and realize that cheer and dance taught them a lot more than just the skills they learned on the mat.

Jul. 15, 2020

Kidney Buddies for Life

When Katie Birkhead saw that her former teammate and friend needed a kidney donation, she had no hesitation to reach out to see how she could help. Chelsie Horton was diagnosed with Familial Juvenile Nephronophthisis at the age of two. This is a genetic kidney disease and Chelsie was expected to need a kidney transplant […]

Jul. 13, 2020