About UCA

About Universal Cheerleaders Association

In 1974, Jeff Webb founded Universal Cheerleaders Association to provide the highest quality 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 it 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 through the glory of competition at over 50 regional events across the country and our Championships at the Walt Disney World Resort. Our events are nationally televised on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and CBS Sports to over 100 million homes and 32 countries nationwide each 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 forty-five years.

UCA Staff

UCA Staff is so much more than a summer job. Being a part of our family is truly something special.

  • The UCA Staff are SELECTED based on their skill, knowledge, experience, and teaching ability and TRAINED using hands-on instruction prior to camp. Most have attended UCA Camp as cheerleaders themselves!
  • Each is KNOWLEDGEABLE of new techniques, legal liability issues, medical responsibilities, nutrition and hydration, environmental safety and many other topics relative to the practice and performances of cheerleading skills.
  • As a part of our in-depth, in-person interview process, candidates are REFERRED by coaches and school administrators from the nation’s top college programs. We are proud to have more collegiate level instructions teach at UCA Camps than any other camp company.
  • Finally, UCA Staff Instructors are EDUCATED in the best safety practices, which is why all of the UCA Staff is AACCA certified, Level 2 background checked, and knowledgeable about concussions.

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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Since 2011, Varsity Spirit has partnered with St. Jude to support its mission of finding cures for children fighting cancer and other catastrophic illnesses. Each summer, we ask every cheerleader attending UCA to send fundraising letters to friends and family around the country, asking for donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. In the fall, the fundraising continues at Team Up for St. Jude Spirited by Varsity Game Day events. Since 2011, cheerleaders have raised over $6.5 million dollars for this incredible organization.

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Testimonials About UCA

"'WOW! Words can't express how much my athletes and coaches LOVE UCA Camp! I have attended UCA Camps for the past 16 years as either an athlete, UCA Staff Instructor or coach, and this year was by far my favorite! With roughly 90 athletes in my program; it is extremely reassuring to know UCA is always there for me. Every year I am overwhelmingly impressed with the staff's knowledge and eagerness to help make sure my kids have a great time. After attending UCA Camp, you will never want to take your team anywhere else!!!'" Coach KatieDutch Fork High School
"'The UCA Staff at camp were amazing! So many of them went above and beyond for my girls so that they left feeling confident and game ready! The individualized private coaching we got for sidelines, cheers and the Rally Routine was so awesome. The one-on-one time is what I look forward to most as a coach so that I can focus with my girls on improving all the important details while we practice. Coaches meetings were the most productive they have ever been. Every request we made was given attention to and worked into the schedule. Kudos to UCA for always making summer camp so memorable for my teams! We can't wait for next summer!'" Coach MattHoggard High School
"'For over 20 years, the Carroll County Cheerleaders have attended UCA Camp and we are tremendously pleased each and every year. From the outstanding staff, wonderful facilities and the material learned while at camp, the UCA program is incredible. The attention and dedication given to the young people is amazing and always top-notch. I can honestly say that I enjoy camp each year because of the UCA Staff and our overnight camp experience. I feel that 20+ years should attest to the fact that the UCA program is second to none.'" Coach NicoleCarroll County High School

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