Performance Camps

Get ready to put on a show!

Performance Camps

These camps focus solely on the performance aspect of cheerleading. Your team will work one-on-one with an NCA Instructor to create a unique routine to music that includes stunts, tumbling, jumps, and other talents you want your team to showcase. Campers will also have a chance to learn the traditional Stunt, Dance, and Jump curriculum.

Contact your State Director to get started at an NCA Performance Camp!

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Performance Camp Curriculum

NCA Custom Coaching : 4
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 : 4
1-4 available, depending on camp.
NCA All-American Cheer
The NCA All-American Cheer is taught so that nominated athletes can use it for their All-American Tryout. This is offered but not required at Performance Camps.
Chants Taught : up to 2
1 or 2 available, depending on the camp.
Jump Class : 2
NCA provides specialized Jump Classes giving personalized instruction and drills to build technique for Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced jumps.
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 : 2
Teams will learn new twisting, flipping and creative pyramid transitions, and structures. This class is a camp favorite for coaches and campers. Teams return home with new pyramid choreography that’s perfect for a routine, pep rally, or game time performance.
Design Time
During this time you will work on- on-one with your Buddy to create a semi-customized routine using the NCA Curriculum learned at camp.
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.
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.
Time-Out Spirit Dance
Choreographed as a Novice-level dance, the Spirit Dance is taught to the entire camp with a focus on having fun!
Pom Dance
Traditional sideline style pom dance that can easily be broken into smaller sideline dances for quick timeouts.
Hip Hop Dance
NCA is known for setting the standard with the Intermediate-level Hip Hop dance. This dance style allows us to mix it up with a more fluid and freestyle spirit. This is a camper favorite.
Advanced Dance
Build on the specialty dances your team has learned with these advanced dance techniques so your team can have the best skills and routines possible.
The Jam
This performance-style dance will be incorporated into your team’s final routine. This dance allows for transitions, level changes, and partner work that can be used in your team’s performance on Final Day.
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.
Additional Jump Class
Build on the skills your team learned in the Jump Technique Class. Optional class for those who want to take their jumps to the next level.
Team Time
Squads may come to camp as individuals but leave as a cohesive team. The daily interactive team building classes encourage athletes to embrace each other and work together towards a common goal.
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.

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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