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Virtual Camp Types

UCA’s Virtual Camps are a new camp type that allows us to safely bring spirit to you while following all of your state and local safe distancing guidelines. Work with our top instructors on material, game planning, team bonding, skill fundamentals and more.

UCA’s Virtual Now & Later Camps are another new camp type where you are able to start your season now with a Virtual Camp taught by our top UCA Instructors and schedule an in-person time later where your team can work with the UCA Staff on stunts/pyramids, private coaching and building blocks you began during your virtual camp.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendous impact on our world, including a direct effect on how cheerleaders form their teams, practice and train at summer camp. These camp types have been created to provide an opportunity for teams in locations who are unable to gather and attend their summer camp in-person as planned. Although this summer might look a little different, we want to assure you that we are prepared to deliver instruction that will meet your state and local guidelines while providing the same world-class experience you have come to expect from UCA.

Here’s how Virtual Camps work: Three days prior to your camp start date, you will receive an email from us with an invite that unlocks your personal Zoom meeting. As the coach, you will simply forward the invite along to all of your athletes and make sure they know what time camp starts. Everyone can log in from their homes, meet the instructors and learn, bond and grow together while apart. See below for a full menu of class offerings.

Virtual & In-Person Class Offerings

Virtual & In-Person Class Offerings

Camp Testimonials

"'My assistant coach and I were so excited and even a bit emotional about how well the virtual camp went over the last 2 days! Our staff, Andi and Nina, have done an amazing job adapting to the virtual camp. They kept my girls engaged and having fun. I can't thank them enough for helping us make some memories is these crazy times. There was quite the bond among them all! SO, thank you, thank you, thank you for giving this team, that happens to have my daughter on it, such a fantastic experience! Way to go UCA! Cheers!'" Coach Monica CarballoCoral Reef High School
"'I loved the fact that UCA found a way to offer camps for our cheerleaders during this time of uncertainty. We are still on edge, hoping we get to have some sort of fall season. But with us having had the ability to offer this virtual camp experience to the girls, it ensures they will be ready for whatever actually comes there way!!'" Coach Heather ArestadWaynesboro High School
"'We loved our Virtual Camp! The head instructors energy and teaching skills were amazing. The senior shout out PowerPoint made me cry… and I never cry. These kids need this right now. All the staff was great. Alex really stood out and was the perfect HI.'" Coach Jessica NickleMurrieta Mesa High School
"'I thought the material was great this year! The band and fan chants are EXACTLY what we needed. The band chant music is awesome and we will certainly use it. I loved that the sidelines could easily be switched from offense to defense. It just seemed like UCA really understood the needs of the average squad and made it happen! I thought this was the best curriculum that I have ever seen at a UCA camp and I'm so excited about every single piece.'" Coach EmilyBroken Bow High School
"'We definitely enjoyed our UCA experience! It was so easy from the very beginning, starting with our varsity rep and state director getting us started, all the way to the very end. The staff/cheerleaders were VERY professional, prepared and excited! They encouraged and pushed our girls and made them excited to be at camp. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Thank you!'" Coach WoodyElkhart Junior High
"'North loved the virtual leadership! We got to see each other’s different personalities, learned new ways on how to lead our school, and bonded as a team as a whole.'" Coach NicoleMcKinney North High School

Coaches' Education & Safety

Educational and Safety Best Practices
UCA is powered with the knowledge of both Varsity University and Spirit Works! Learn proven techniques for successful spirit program management as well as elevating your school’s spirit like never before. Also, 100% of the UCA Staff are USA Cheer safety certified so you learn safety the right way from the start!
$1 Million Dollar Secondary Liability Insurance
UCA provides coverage for cheer coaches employed full time by a school or school district. Must be 21 years of age. Member coverage remains in force through May 15, 2021, subject to the renewal of the master policy.
Take Home Gifts
UCA loves our Coaches! Attend UCA Camp and receive the material/music download code, coaches' gift, summer bonus material, Game Day Playbook, membership to the Varsity Club and a tryout kit. ($59 per advisor)

Squad Credentialing

Credentialing Overview
Since 1974, UCA has been 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 UCA. 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.

The UCA National High School Cheerleading Championship (NHSCC) is the only Cheerleading National Championship endorsed by the NFHS. The NFHS works with nearly 20,000 schools, 11 million students across 50 states. Their endorsement is a reflection of the values we share and the high standards we have developed for the NHSCC and our camp curriculum. Because safety and leadership is so important to both the NFHS and UCA, completing the NFHS Squad Credentialing program at a Varsity Spirit Summer Camp is required for teams to be eligible to qualify for the 2019 UCA National High School Cheerleading Championship.

The implementation of the Varsity Spirit / NFHS Squad Credentialing Program is part of our continued mission to elevate the profile of cheerleaders, whether on campus, at a game or in the community.

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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 UCA Staff will lead you every step of the way through the Squad Credentialing Program!


2 & 2 Now & Later
$189 per participant (10 or more)
$1,890 per squad (Under 10)
2 & 1 Now & Later
$149 per participant (10 or more)
$1,490 per squad (Under 10)
Virtual Only
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