Instructor Application Information

Cheer Instructor Application - What's the process?

Cheer Instructor Application

Submit a Staff Application for Summer 2020.

Upload a current head shot and letter of recommendation. If you are unable to upload your letter you will need to mail that to the main office and reference your name on the letter:

6745 Lenox Center Court Suite #300
Memphis, TN 38115
ATTN: UCA Staff Application

Details on tryout dates, locations and requirements will be sent out in the Fall. You must be 18 years of age before UCA’s Summer Training to be employed by UCA as an instructor. UCA’s Summer Trainings vary by region and range from May 20th – June 10th.

Application Deadline: Early 2020. Deadline varies by region, contact your region’s Staffing Director (below) for details.

Mascot Instructor Application - What's the process?

Mascot Instructor Application

Please complete the application before February 1st, 2020:

UCA Mascot Instructor Application

Details on tryout dates, locations and requirements will be sent out in the Fall.
You must be 18 years of age before UCA’s Summer Training to be employed by UCA as an instructor. UCA’s Summer Trainings vary by region and range from May 20th – June 10th.

UCA Staff - FAQ's

What are some of the duties and responsibilities of being a UCA Instructor?
It takes more than just talent to become a member of the UCA staff. Along with the right cheerleading skills, we look for young men and women possessing character and empathy, as well as teamwork and leadership skills. Referred by coaches and school administrators from the nation’s top college programs, there are more collegiate level instructors at UCA Summer Camps than any other company. Being a member of the UCA Staff is a full time Summer commitment, with many opportunities in the Fall and Spring, to helping young cheerleaders excel in their field. Listed below are some commonly asked questions. Hopefully the answers provide a brief description on some of the required responsibilities that come with being a UCA Instructor:

What is the time commitment like?
Time commitment and accountability are huge requirements for this job. It is a full time summer commitment spanning from late May/early June through the end of August. If you are unavailable at any time during the summer, it is your responsibility to let your Staffing Director/State Director aware. Once your contract is signed, you are required to fulfill your entire schedule of camps that you are assigned to. You will be teaching from a minimum of 8 to 12 hours a day when at camp; with the possibility of being outdoors with indoor intervals throughout depending on camp location. You will be on your feet performing skills and interacting with teams for most of the camp.

Will I stay in my area or be away from home?
Both! You may be working a camp close to home for a week then in a different area the next. Traveling from camp to camp is another aspect and privilege of this job. This means you must have a license and registered/insured vehicle the entire summer and be willing to venture from home. Sometimes, the distance between camps can vary, so always be prepared to travel outside your area. We encourage carpooling with other UCA Instructors as a safety precaution, and to contact your Assistant Regional Manager if you feel too tired to drive in between camps. There will be occasions where you might have to travel and stay by yourself in a hotel, therefore feeling comfortable on your own is a must. Traveling is a privilege of this job, and you will find that some of your lifelong friends will be made through visiting new areas of the country!

What will I be doing as an instructor?
First and foremost, you’ll be teaching cheerleaders from across the country! This includes teaching stunts using the proper progression and keeping safety the top priority, coaching teams one on one, demonstrating game day cheers, sidelines and dances, and more, working alongside coaches and more. You’ll work alongside some of the most talented cheerleaders in the country, helping you become the best cheerleader you can be!

How much do I get paid?
Salary itself varies on experience and the number of years worked. The amount will be discussed at tryouts in detail. You will be paid per camp (per diem/travel money is included).

How much will I be working?
Instructors are scheduled according to seniority, availability and need of the camp. Normally, first year UCA Instructors work anywhere from 6 – 10 camps. Keep in mind, this number can vary either direction based on your performance, willingness to be flexible, and location.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact designated Regional Assistant or Staffing director. We hope to work with you in the near future

Staffing Director Contact Information

Midsouth – AL, MS, TN
Staffing Director:
Kim Higgins
khiggins@varsity.com

Midwest – KY, OH, IN, MI
Staffing Director:
Parker Jackson
pjackson@varsity.com

Great Plains- ND, SD, MN, IA, WI, IL
Staffing Director:
Elizabeth Salsgiver
esalsgiver@varsity.com

Northeast – CT, DC, DE, MD, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VA, VT, WV
Staffing Director:
Ashley Cormier
acormier@varsity.com

Southeast – FL, GA, NC, SC
Staffing Director:
Kristen Little
klittle@varsity.com

Southwest – OK, TX
Staffing Director:
Kelly Stoffel
kstoffel@varsity.com

Central – AR, LA, MO, KS, NE
Staffing Director: AR & LA
Kelly Stoffel
kstoffel@varsity.com

Staffing Director: MO, KS, NE
Elizabeth Salsgiver
esalsgiver@varsity.com

Mountain West – AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, UT, WY
Staffing Director:
Lisa Keys
lkeys@varsity.com

West – AK, CA, HI, NV, OR, WA
Staffing Director:
Lisa Keys
lkeys@varsity.com