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For over 45 years, 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 in safety, skills and leadership – making cheerleading the dynamic, athletic activity it is today. Preparing for game day begins at a UCA Summer Camp with curriculum centered around being a Crowd Leader, Spirit Raiser, Ambassador, Athlete and Entertainer, all five of which are called upon on game day.

We are passionate about memorable experiences for young people that will last a lifetime through the glory of competition at our regional and championship events. Our championship events take place at the magical Walt Disney World Resort® and are nationally televised on ESPN and CBS Sports every year.

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2020 UCA & UDA College Nationals

Congratulations to all the teams who joined us for the 2020 UCA & UDA College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship!

Jan. 21, 2020

Together As One

Spirit is a powerful force. It brings us together – 𝐓𝐎𝐆𝐄𝐓𝐇𝐄𝐑 𝐀𝐒 𝐎𝐍𝐄.

Jan. 1, 2020

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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 23, 2020. What we need from you: Grab your fave uniform, campwear, warmup or game day look, and video your best strut down the virtual catwalk. […]

Oct. 18, 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

How To Watch: 2020 UCA Mid America Virtual Regional

How To Watch: 2020 UCA Mid America Virtual Regional

The first UCA regional event weekend is finally here! The 2020 UCA Show Me State Virtual Regional has arrived and the action will be live to watch on-demand on Varsity TV on November 21st at 9 AM CT.

Sep. 1, 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