United Spirit
Association

Where Teams Come True™

About the United Spirit Association

The United Spirit Association represents a 70-year tradition of summer training camps and special events, offering quality instruction and a creative environment where students can develop friendships and enjoy a positive learning experience.

The USA was established as an outgrowth of Robert Olmstead’s original California Specialty Camps. Mr. Olmstead conducted his first summer training camp in 1950 and since that time, hundreds of thousands of students have enjoyed “A summer vacation where learning is fun.” Today, as a part of the Varsity Spirit Corporation, the USA actively promotes the values, ideals and vision of the Olmsteads while working to reach students now and in the future. The USA is the largest summer camp and special event organization of its kind in the western United States, conducting camps primarily in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington. Through its “Home” camps and Special Events/Competitions, the USA reaches students and performers nationwide.

Living up to its name, the United Spirit Association provides specialized instruction and year-round events for spirit, dance and band auxiliary activities. This summer, USA camps will offer complete programs at all levels for cheerleaders, Songleaders/Pom, Dance Teams, Drum Majors, Mascots, Pep/Short Flags, Dance/Drill Teams, Advisors, Leadership Teams, Directors and Coaches.

USA News

A Sneak Peek At West Coast Spirit: Costa Mesa High School!

A Sneak Peek At West Coast Spirit: Costa Mesa High School!

Pretty soon, summer will be coming to an end and teams will begin preparing for this upcoming season of competition! Last season, we followed Costa Mesa High School on their journey through the 2019 USA Spirit Nationals in Anaheim, California.

Jul. 12, 2019

It's Time To Vote For Your Favorite Spirit Squad!

It’s Time To Vote For Your Favorite Spirit Squad!

This season, you decide the high school and college spirit squads featured on Varsity TV. Over the past two weeks, more than 650 Cheerleader's Choice nominations were sent in for high school and collegiate cheerleading squads across the nation.  

Jun. 19, 2019

Benefits of BAND

Let’s Talk BAND! Hey coach! Are you looking to improve communication with your team? BAND is the way to go...

Jun. 11, 2019

10 Pictures To Top Off USA All Star!

10 Pictures To Top Off USA All Star!

And that's a wrap for the 2019 USA All Star Championship! Champions were crowned, bids were handed out and memories were made as teams finish up their journey here this weekend. These teams came from all over the West, some even farther away and they put on amazing performances for the crowd.

Mar. 18, 2019