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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

LAST CHANCE: Vote For Cheerleader's Choice

LAST CHANCE: Vote For Cheerleader’s Choice

Only a few more days remain for you to vote for your favorite team for the 2020 Cheerleader's Choice: All Star Insider! 20 stand-out programs made it to the voting portion and only five will be named winners.

Oct. 23, 2020

Meet Chase: Spirit Of Texas Royalty

Meet Chase: Spirit Of Texas Royalty

We are only a few days away from the release of Varsity TV's newest documentary Beyond The Routine: Spirit Of Texas Royalty! Let's meet one of the athletes we will see throughout Royalty's journey at the 2020 NCA All-Star Nationals.

Oct. 22, 2020

Virtual Fashion Show

Virtual Fashion Show

LIGHTS. CAMERA. FASHION! Calling all school cheerleaders and dancers! Ever dreamed of being in the Varsity Spirit Fashion Show? Here’s your chance! Deadline to submit your video is October 23, 2020. What we need from you: Grab your fave uniform, campwear, warmup or game day look, and video your best strut down the virtual catwalk. […]

Oct. 18, 2020

15 Action Moments From Royalty At NCA

15 Action Moments From Royalty At NCA

We are exactly one month away from the release of Varsity TV's newest documentary Beyond The Routine: Spirit Of Texas Royalty! We went behind the scenes with Royalty at the 2020 NCA All Star Nationals and were able to experience the competition from their point of view.

Sep. 30, 2020

Beyond The Routine: Spirit Of Texas Royalty Series Details

Beyond The Routine: Spirit Of Texas Royalty Series Details

Spirit of Texas Royalty out of Coppell, Texas is a strong competitor in the Level 6 Medium Senior Coed division. The NCA All-Star Nationals stage is arguably the second most intense all star stage next to The Cheerleading Worlds. The flashing lights, roaring crowd, and loud music all make up the extraordinary atmosphere of the competition.

Sep. 23, 2020

#ShowYourGold for St. Jude

Did you know it costs more than $1 billion to operate St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital each year, and almost all of that funding comes from donations? St. Jude treats thousands of children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases each year, and it’s made possible by teamwork.  When we say teamwork, we mean it. There are hundreds of organizations and people who come together to raise money every single day to […]

Sep. 2, 2020