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At Varsity Spirit, our top priority is the health and safety of our athletes, coaches, employees, family and friends. We are diligently monitoring the impact of COVID-19 and have a dedicated team working around the clock to provide support and solutions as the situation evolves. For information regarding your camp location, please contact your State Director. For the most recent updates on the Coronavirus, click here.

Band / Drum Major Camps: Kim Foster – KFoster@Varsity.com

Dance, Song/Pom & Pep Flag: Nicole Cestone – NCestone@Varsity.com

Cheer & Mascot (AK, CA, HI, NV, OR & WA): Tsutae Johnson – Tsutae.Johnson@Varsity.com

Cheer & Mascot (AZ, CO, ID, MT, UT & WY): Megan Bamford – MMBamford@Varsity.com

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.

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USA News

5 Strategies to Team Bond During Social Distancing

One of the best parts about being on a team is gaining a second family. You spend so much time around your teammates and coaches that you create a bond like any other. As we all know, things look a little different right now. We are unable to practice or hang out as we usually […]

May. 28, 2020

School Spirit Provides a Sense of Belonging

It’s often said that school spirit is the heart of a school. You may also think of school pride in this way to. School pride helps foster a sense of belonging among students and staff who are part of a school. This sense of camaraderie has a powerful influence in school culture and academic performance—hence […]

May. 20, 2020

Nutrition on a Budget

Keeping your body properly fueled is important to perform at your very best. Just because you are choosing healthy...

May. 15, 2020

Yoga Flow

From Full Out to Chill Out

It’s time to get your flow on! Looking for a step-by-step yoga sequence? You’ve come to the right place! We all need a mental health break sometimes, and yoga is the perfect way to clear your mind. This flow can be the perfect warm up to ignite your muscles before practice, or it can be […]

May. 15, 2020

Spirit Connects Everyone

School Spirit:  the sense of identity, belonging, and community shared by members of an educational institution. From the playing of a school’s fight song, the sounds of cheers from the sidelines on a Friday night, to a pep rally performance, school spirit helps foster school pride. In short, spirit connects everyone. During this time, just […]

May. 14, 2020

Coaches – Be Ready to Make the Connection to Your Campus

Making connections on campus has become distinctly more challenging in the previous weeks. As leaders on campus, it is our great responsibility to keep spirits high during these challenging times and to continue to look for new ways to keep students connected to their schools. Here are some ideas that an advisor or coach can […]

May. 10, 2020