Speed Camps

 Take your stunts and skills to a whole new level

Speed Camps

Our Speed Camps are specifically designed to take your team’s stunts and skills to a whole new level. Our hand-selected staff will train your team in a wide variety of stunts ranging from novice to elite skill levels. Some camps feature tumbling classes as well. The cutting edge stunts and techniques your team will learn were created exclusively for our Speed Camps.

Contact your State Director to get started at an NCA Speed Camp near you!

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Why Choose NCA Speed Camps

  • Teams of all skill levels are able to learn innovative new concepts
  • Teams progress at their own level
  • 1:1 Team to Instructor ratio
  • Hand-Selected NCA Staff certified in skills training
  • Creative and original skill curriculum
  • Stunt Classes place emphasis on Entries & Reloads, Transitions, Dismounts, Inversions, Twisting, Pyramids, Flips
  • Tumbling offered at selected locations
  • Game Day Implementation Training – emphasizes “how, when and why” to use skills during game day
  • BYOC (Bring Your Own Cheer) and an NCA Instructor will help incorporate skills to elevate your crowd-leading ability
  • Learn a personalized 0:45-1:00 minute routine incorporating skills learned at camp set to original Speed Camp mixes
  • No team competitions, instead teams perform their routine on last day of camp
  • NFHS Credentialing available
  • Top Gun competitions for jumps, tumbling and stunts
  • All-American tryouts and Nationals’ Bid offerings

3-Day Curriculum

NCA Speed Camp Custom Coaching : 3
One-on-one time set aside each day of camp so your NCA Speed Buddy can help you with the skills of your choice, or prepare you for the Final Day performance.
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.
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 Classes : 2
1 to 2 available, depending on camp. 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.
Dynamic Warm-up
Uses specific body movements and speed of movement to promote a range of motion at the joints and the elongation of the muscle. This is an ideal warm-up for the cheer athlete.
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.

3-Day Curriculum with Tumbling

NCA Speed Camp Custom Coaching : 3
One-on-one time set aside each day of camp so your NCA Speed Buddy can help you with the skills of your choice, or prepare you for the Final Day performance.
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.
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 Classes : 2
1 to 2 available, depending on camp. 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.
Dynamic Warm-up
Uses specific body movements and speed of movement to promote a range of motion at the joints and the elongation of the muscle. This is an ideal warm-up for the cheer athlete.
Tumbling
Offered at select locations. Classes available for all levels. The NCA Speed Staff are qualified to spot and teach tumbling drills and skills. These classes are great for individual progression at camp.
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.

2-Day Curriculum

NCA Speed Camp Custom Coaching : 2
One-on-one time set aside each day of camp so your NCA Speed Buddy can help you with the skills of your choice, or prepare you for the Final Day performance.
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.
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 Classes : 2
1 to 2 available, depending on camp. 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.
Dynamic Warm-up
Uses specific body movements and speed of movement to promote a range of motion at the joints and the elongation of the muscle. This is an ideal warm-up for the cheer athlete.
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.

2-Day Curriculum with Tumbling

NCA Speed Camp Custom Coaching : 2
One-on-one time set aside each day of camp so your NCA Speed Buddy can help you with the skills of your choice, or prepare you for the Final Day performance.
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.
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 Classes : 2
1 to 2 available, depending on camp. 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.
Dynamic Warm-up
Uses specific body movements and speed of movement to promote a range of motion at the joints and the elongation of the muscle. This is an ideal warm-up for the cheer athlete.
Tumbling
Classes available for all levels. The NCA Speed Staff are qualified to spot and teach tumbling drills and skills. These classes are great for individual progression at camp.
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.

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!

NCA Speed Camp All-American Tryouts

The All-American tryout process for NCA Speed Camps has been revised to offer a challenging, yet realistic tryout standard that can be enforced consistently across the country. The tryout process will be as follows:

  • All athletes will execute a connected, three jump combination.
  • All athletes must perform the camp cheer with a high level of execution.
  • NCA will offer athletes the choice of choosing one of four options.
    • COMBO TRACK: Athletes must successfully complete a round off back handspring back tuck minimum. They must also successfully complete a transitional stunt entrance taught at camp, into an extended stunt (it can sponge prior to extending if needed), with a full twist cradle dismount
    • TUMBLE TRACK: If athletes choose the tumbling option, they must successfully complete a round off back handspring layout minimum. They must also perform a standing back tuck.
    • STUNT TRACK: If athletes choose the stunting option, they must successfully complete a full-up (360) entrance to the top and full-down from a liberty variation OR they can perform a release to an extended stunt with a full twist cradle dismount from a liberty variation.
    • TOP ALL-AMERICAN: If an athlete wants to be considered for our Top All-American award, they must successfully complete the “Tumble Track and Stunt Requirements” requirements in their tryout. They must also substitute a back tuck in the NCA All-American Cheer in place of the jump. Difficulty and quality of execution will be taken into consideration in determining the Top All-American at each camp.

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