USA Staff

What’s USA staff all about?

Selected for their technical skills and ability to effectively communicate with students of all ages, the USA prides itself on a staff that is professional and loves to teach. Each instructor is dedicated to supporting and helping our students be the very best they can be in a safe, positive and productive environment. United by this common sense of purpose, discipline and pride, the USA Staff is focused on taking our teams to the next level.

“A USA staff member is someone who is a technically trained athlete who has compassion for their students.  Someone who goes above and beyond to engage the athletes and to ensure that they leave USA camps with memories that last a life time.” Jesa Herman – USA Regional Program Director

About Being a USA Staff Member

Your Role as an USA Staff Member

Before you get started with the application process, remember what kind of position you are applying for. Being a member of the USA Staff is not just an honor, it’s a real job. For some, it may be your first job. It is a teaching position, with less emphasis on performing than you may have realized at camp. A good deal of hard work and commitment are required. But it’s also a great summer job that will give you an opportunity to make friends and create memories that you will never forget.

Each year we accept applications and hold selective auditions for our cheerleading, songleading, mascot, pep flag, dance/drill, and drum major programs. The USA Instructional Staff teaches over 20,000 students each year at camps in California, Nevada, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Texas, and Arizona. In addition, the USA produces dozens of one day spirit, dance, and band competitions, clinics, and rallies. Each year we host special tour events and performance opportunities in California, Florida and Rome.

General Requirements

All applicants must be 18 years old (by June 1, 2019) or over and must have graduated from high school by Summer 2019 in order to apply. If your application is accepted, you will be invited to audition/ interview in your area where you will be judged on everything from your skills and athleticism to your personality and character.

Thank you for your interest in the USA staff and we hope to receive your application in the near future! If you have any further questions regarding the USA Instructional staff or the application process, contact Lizbeth Rohrmoser at 800.886.4872 x2022 or by email at  lrohrmoser@varsity.com.

Applying for USA Staff - SPIRIT STAFF DEADLINE EXTENDED!

The tryout process begins with submitting an on-line application. In addition to those asked to apply while at camp, others interested can also submit an application here. We will review and consider each application for a possible invitation to attend regional auditions, which will be held in December/January 2019 (for Dance & Band Programs) and February/March 2019 (for Cheer, Song, Mascot & Pep Flag Programs). DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR THE SPIRIT PROGRAM HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 8, 2019.

APPLICATION DEADLINE BY PROGRAM:

DANCE (JANUARY 11, 2019 BY 12:00 PM) – NOTE: the application deadline has passed.  Please email Melanie Krieger (mkrieger@varsity.com) with any questions.

DRUM MAJOR (JANUARY 11, 2019 BY 12:00 PM) – NOTE: the application deadline has passed.  Please email Acey Blanco (ablanco@varsity.com) with any questions.

CHEER & MASCOT (FEBRUARY 8, 2019)

SONG & PEP FLAG (FEBRUARY 8, 2019)

For Dance/Drum Majors, please have applications turned in by 12:00pm on January 11th. We want you to have all the necessary audition information for the weekend of January 12th as soon as possible. Please email the Program Manager directly if you are unable to meet the application deadline.

Click HERE to complete the application.

Staffing Directors

Jesa Herman, Cheer & Mascot Program Director – Staffing
JHerman@varsity.com
714.389.8684

Carina Clendenin, Song/Pom & Pep Flag Program Director
CClendenin@varsity.com
714.797.8659

Melanie Krieger, Dance Program Director
MKrieger@varsity.com
425.786.6228

Acey Blanco, Drum Major Program Manager
ABlanco@varsity.com
831.540.8353

USA Staffing Directors