Leadership Camps

Creating a vision for being difference makers

Leadership Camps

NCA Leadership camps offer in-depth training on individual and team leadership skills. The leadership curriculum is woven into every area of the camp experience through fun, thought-provoking activities and team bonding. Teams focus on practical leadership, goal setting and creating a vision for being difference makers.

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Leadership Camp Curriculum

1-on-1 Coaching
One-on-one time set aside each day so your NCA Buddy can help you with whatever you choose, whether it’s evaluation material, stunts, cheers, dances, or material from home.
Number of Evaluations : 2
1 on a Game Day Chant learned at camp and 1 on a Game Day Cheer learned at camp.
NCA All-American Cheer
Learned on Day 1. This is a great timeout cheer for your team and will be used for All-American tryouts.
Chants Taught : up to 9
Get your crowd going with up to 9 sideline chants.
Jump Class : 1
One interactive jump class is offered Day 1 so you can integrate your jump skills in other areas of the camp program.
Stunt S.A.F.E. & Skill Drills
NCA sets the standard for safety with specific safety classes that provide hands-on training for the entire team. Teams learn proper safety techniques to ensure safe practice and performance all year long. Stunts are taught in progression and drills are emphasized to ensure proper technique. Teams at camp even take part in a Safety Awareness Test to reinforce the importance of safety and new regulations.
Core Stunts
Core Stunts are an essential part of every other stunt variation. By learning the correct technique of our six Core Stunts & two dismounts taught, teams will have the proper technique to succeed.
Team Stunt Skill Check
Teams will be asked to perform the Core Stunts that are the foundation of cheerleading technique. The NCA Staff will evaluate the skill level of each team and recommend what level stunt classes they should attend at camp. This ensures that teams are learning stunts that are safe for their skill level.
Stunt Classes
Stunt classes are offered at Beginner, Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced/Elite. Teams will learn new, innovative stunts alongside the industry standard stunts associated with their level.
Pyramid Workshop
Teams will learn how to integrate the stunts learned into pyramids at the end of each stunt class.
Rally Routine
This class takes place 5 times throughout camp. Each team goes home with a personalized pep rally routine. You are set for your first pep rally!
The NCA Game Day Experience
Game day begins with a solid foundation of cheer fundamentals. Learn how to effectively lead your crowd and enhance your sidelines with the proper use of props and skills to elevate the game day atmosphere.
Dance Class
Take home a fun hip hop routine and a pom routine. Dance class is a camp favorite!
Band Chant
The dance is optimal for incorporating both cheer and dance teams, as well as additional spirit program entities. This dance is a novice to intermediate level dance.
Cheerobics
Campers warm up and stretch with the NCA Staff just prior to physically active classes taking place. Fun and energetic, Cheerobics is the perfect way to avoid injuries and sore muscles.
Leadership
In-depth training on individual and team leadership skills. This curriculum is woven into every area of the camp experience through fun, thought-provoking activities and team building. Practical leadership, goal setting and creating a vision for being difference makers. This year’s theme is STRONGER TOGETHER. All activities will center on developing a greater team bond and a vision for what can be accomplished together.
Star Jumper/Tumbler
Individual competition that takes place on Evening 1. Anyone make compete as long as the minimum requirements are met. Winners are eligible for select Special Events.
Star Stunt Group
Competition on Evening 2. Maximum of 5 cheerleaders per stunt group. 30 second routine with NO music. Winners are eligible for select Special Events.
All-American Tryouts
Awarded by NCA Staff to individuals who show strength in spirit, technique, and leadership. Nominees and Winners are eligible for select Special Events.
Final Day Competitions
Game Day and Rally Routine Competition. Winners are eligible for select Special Events.

Coaches Program & Resources

Educational and Safety Best Practices
Learn proven techniques for successful spirit program management as well as elevating your school’s spirit like never before. Also, 100% of the NCA Staff are USA Cheer Safety certified so you learn safety the right way from the start!
Coaches Meetings
Attend daily Coaches’ Meetings, a Coaches’ Goal Setting and a Final Coaches’ Q&A with your Head Instructor discussing topics such as safety, new rules, unifying your spirit program, credentialing and more. Then after camp, your State Director is a year-round resource for all of your questions and needs!
$1 Million Dollar Secondary Liability Insurance
NCA provides coverage for cheer coaches employed full time by a school or school district. Must be 21 years of age. Member coverage remains in force through May of the following year, subject to the renewal of the master policy.
Take Home Gifts & Resources
NCA loves our Coaches! Coaches that attend NCA Summer Camp receive a Coaches Manual/Spirit Book, coaches gift, bonus material, opportunity to earn CEU credits, free camp curriculum & music (per team), access to the exclusive NCA Coaches Video Series and access to our free NCA Tryout Kit.
NCA Coaches Video Series
The exclusive NCA Coaches Video Series is available to all of our NCA Summer Camp coaches. These instructional videos are perfect to reference throughout the year and are created for you! This year our Coaches Video Series will cover Social & Emotional Learning, Stunt Insider, NFHS Overview, Division Breakdown at NCA Competitions and a Bonus Prepping Your Team video.

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