Now & Later Home Camps

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Now & Later Home Camps

NCA’s Now & Later Camps are a new camp type that allows us to safely bring spirit to you, wherever you are. Start your season now with an in-person camp taught by our top NCA Instructors that focuses on all of the elements of camp you are able to do while social distancing like Game Day Material, Dances, “Drills for Skills”, Team Bonding and more. Then, schedule an in-person time later where your team can work with the NCA Staff on stunts/pyramids, custom coaching and building blocks you began during your first section of camp.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendous impact on our world, including a direct effect on how cheerleaders form their teams, practice and train at summer camp. These camp types have been created to provide an opportunity for teams in locations who are unable to gather and attend their traditional summer camp as planned.

Register: Contact State Director

Register: Contact State Director

Coaches' Education & Safety

Educational & Safety Best Practices
NCA is powered with the knowledge of both Varsity University and Spirit Works! 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!
$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 15, 2021, subject to the renewal of the master policy.
Take Home Gifts
NCA loves our Coaches! Attend NCA Summer Camp and receive the material/music download code, coaches gift, summer bonus material, membership to the Varsity Club and a tryout kit. ($59 per advisor)

Squad Credentialing

Credentialing Overview
NCA is dedicated to providing instruction, competitive opportunities and memorable experiences for cheerleaders with an emphasis on leadership and safety. Cheerleaders have the honor and responsibility of creating a strong sense of school pride and elevating spirit within their school and community through five key roles – crowd leader, spirit raiser, ambassador, athlete and entertainer. When squads focus on achieving excellence in each role of the cheerleader, they lead the way in elevating spirit within their school and community.
Along with the five roles of a cheerleader, teaching proper progressions and safety training are top priorities at NCA. As stated by the National Federation of State High School Associations, the four crucial aspects of leadership are communication, team building, problem solving and motivation – each of which are a focus in our summer camp curriculum. Together, as partners in building strong school spirit programs, this makes up the Varsity Spirit / NFHS Credentialing program.
Crowd Leader
The title cheerleader says it all, leading the crowd through cheers. They can do this by using a combination of crowd-effective chants and skills to rally the crowd and together and support the athletes on the field or court. Signs, poms, megaphones and flags are vital tools to get the crowd’s attention and communicate loudly and clearly how they should participate. This should strengthen unity among the fans, encourage sportsmanship and foster pride and loyalty for the school and community.
Spirit Raiser
When cheerleaders spread their sense of pride for their school both on and off the field, they are helping others build a connection to their place of learning and the community within it. Spirit raising is taking the pride cheerleaders have for their school and sharing it with others. Whether it means making signs and encouraging their peers to attend the big game, planning and hosting pep rallies, organizing sprit weeks or keeping the positivity up in and out of the classroom, spirit starts with the cheerleading team.
Ambassador
As some of the most visible students on campus, it is important for cheerleaders to be positive role models for others both inside the classroom and out in the community. As examples for other students, cheerleaders can help raise the bar for academics, school spirit and behavior. At games, the cheerleader’s primary role is to support the success of others. How many other athletes can say that? Cheerleaders celebrate other team’s victories just like it’s their own. Win, lose or tie, cheerleaders understand the value of sportsmanship and the importance of supporting others, teaching them to be better role models both on and off the field.
Athlete
Just like all athletes, cheerleaders have the natural drive to perfect their skills and progress to new ones. Cheerleading requires strength and flexibility to perform stunts, jumps and tumbling. Technique creates a strong foundation for hitting skills and learning new ones. Physical endurance is required to cheer throughout an entire game, during practices and at competition. Competition is an opportunity for recognition for the incredible job cheerleaders do throughout the year. While it does showcase great athleticism, it should not be the team’s primary focus.
Entertainer
Not only do cheerleaders support the athletes on the field, they entertain the crowd in the stands in between plays, during timeouts or halftimes and during other spirit raising events. By performing visual dances, partner stunts and tumbling, cheerleaders create a visual interest to supplements the in-game entertainment never distracting what is happening on the field. If the crowd is engaged with what the cheerleaders are performing on the sidelines, they are more likely to yell for the athletes on the field or court.
Safety
Through our camps, we have consistently stressed safety awareness classes that emphasize the importance of proper technique and progressions for all cheerleaders. There is no more important issue in cheerleading than safety. Our goal moving forward is to continue to make cheerleading safer and safer, and to ensure that our athletes understand it is vital in their team's success. We will go through a Safety Awareness and Spotting Seminar before we start stunt class, too!
Leadership
From individuals leading within a squad to a squad leading on campus and in the community, spirit leaders will focus on developing the fundamental NFHS leadership skills. The four crucial aspects of leadership as stated by the NFHS are communication, team building, problem solving, and motivation. The NCA Staff will lead you every step of the way through the Squad Credentialing Program!

Pricing

Contact your State Director for pricing and to set up your camp!

Varsity TV Home Routine Showcase

We are excited to announce the Varsity TV Home Camp Routine Showcase. Teams participating in an NCA Home Camp are invited to upload videos of their Band Chant, Chant and Cheer final day routines on Varsity TV to display their talent and spirit across the nation!

Don’t miss out on the fun! Ask your coach about uploading your performance from your Home Camp to showcase your team.

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NCA Home Routine Showcase

NCA Home Routine Showcase

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