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

Applying to be a USA Staff Member

Submitting an Application for USA Instructional Staff

The 2021 application deadline has past.  If you have inquiries or questions on the application process please reach out to the appropriate Program/Staffing Director.

Jesa Herman, Cheer & Mascot Program Director – Staffing

Conner Huber, Cheer Program Director – Curriculum

Carina Clendenin, Song/Pom & Pep Flag Program Director

Melanie Krieger, Dance Program Director

Acey Blanco, Drum Major Program Director

General Requirements

All applicants must be 18 years of age (or older) by June 1, 2021 and must have graduated from high school by Summer 2021 in order to apply. If your application is accepted, you will be invited to audition/ interview in your region where you will be judged on everything from your skills and athleticism to your professionalism and character.

If you have any further questions regarding the USA Instructional staff or the application process, contact the appropriate Program Director.

Preparing for Auditions/Interview

What should you do while you are waiting to find out about auditions/interviews?  Keep cheering, dancing or doing whatever skills your activity requires!  Give it your all!  Practice teaching by helping new team members and continue to sharpen your own skills at every practice, game, and competition.  Identify your strengths and work on your weaknesses.  Focus on becoming more versatile as a performer.  The more versatile you are, the better chances you have of making it on staff.

Varsity Camp Administration

Varsity Camp Administration (VCA)

The Varsity Camp Administration staff is comprised of Camp Managers and First Aiders who work towards Elevating the Student Experience by providing a safe and secure environment for all participants and coaches in attendance, as well as to help ensure that all events run smoothly.  Some of the responsibilities of the VCA staff include but are not limited to:


  • General safety and security of all participant and coaches
  • Working with host site personnel to effectively use the resources provided at each camp location while complying with applicable policies and procedures
  • Completing an Emergency Action Plan based upon location and available resources
  • Confirming that the necessary registration information is completed by all coaches and athletes to safely participate in camps
  • Remaining on site and available 24 hours a day for the entire duration of assigned camps
  • Conducting nightly checks of all teams at summer camps
  • Assisting in the prevention of injuries by inspecting facilities and weather conditions to avoid potential hazards
  • Providing basic first aid assistance as needed when injuries do occur

Some of the perks of working as a member of the VCA family include:

  • Great opportunities to travel the country (with all costs covered)
  • Valuable hands on experience in first aid, event management, and athletic administration
  • Extensive network growth which can lead to full time job opportunities
  • Fun and exciting experiences working with young, talented staffs

For more information or to apply for the opportunity to work on the VCA team, please click the link below:

Click Here For More Information about VCA Staff

Program/Staffing Directors

Jesa Herman, Cheer & Mascot Program Director – Staffing

Conner Huber, Cheer Program Director – Curriculum

Carina Clendenin, Song/Pom & Pep Flag Program Director

Melanie Krieger, Dance Program Director

Acey Blanco, Drum Major Program Manager

Current USA Staff