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About Universal Cheerleaders Association

In 1974, Jeff Webb founded Universal Cheerleaders Association to provide the best educational training for cheerleaders with the goal of incorporating high level skills with traditional crowd leading. It was Jeff’s vision that would transform cheerleading into the dynamic, athletic combination of high energy entertainment and school leadership that is loved by so many.

Today, UCA is the largest cheerleading camp company in the world. UCA trains over 180,000 cheerleaders every summer at over 3,200 sessions across the country, offering the widest array of dates and locations of any camp company. We also celebrate cheerleader’s incredible hard work and athleticism through the glory of competition at over 50 regional events across the country and our Championships at the Walt Disney World Resort® every year.

UCA has instilled leadership skills and personal confidence in more than four million athletes on and off the field while continuing to be the industry’s leader for more than forty-five years.

UCA News

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 12, 2020. What we need from you: Video your best strut down the virtual catwalk in your fave #VarsityStyle! Strike a pose, show us your biggest […]

Sep. 27, 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

Meet Our Summer Camp Staff Who Lead With Love

The role of a spirit squad member transcends far beyond the sidelines, football fields, competition floors, and practice mats. Spirit leaders are responsible for showing up for their peers, being ambassadors for their schools, community leadership, the list goes on… There’s a lot to learn, and that’s why our Varsity Spirit Camp Instructors have been […]

Aug. 17, 2020

The Arena: Did You Know?

Did you know? The Arena being used to play NBA games this season, at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, was the first ever building designed and built specifically for cheerleading and dance team competitions! Opened in 2018, the first championship held in the Arena was the UCA & UDA College Cheerleading and Dance […]

Aug. 5, 2020

What Cheer Taught Me: Christian Vias

What Cheer Taught Me: Christian Vias

Most cheerleaders and dancers join a team at a young age just looking for a hobby or an afterschool activity. But after years of practicing, conditioning, long game days, and competition weekends, these athletes look back on the hours spent with their teammates and realize that cheer and dance taught them a lot more than just the skills they learned on the mat.

Jul. 29, 2020