USA Camp of Champs

The USA Camp of Champs Experience

Teams that make finals at USA Spirit Nationals are invited to this unique camp!

Specialized Curriculum offered ONLY at Camp of Champs – 4 Days/3 Nights – Hotel
• Take your team to the next level at this competitive camp experience
• Perfect competition ready skills with additional time allotted for technical training with the USA’s elite staff
• A lower staff-to-student ratio allows for one-on-one attention and enhanced Staff TeamMate time with your athletes
• Compete with the best of the best for an opportunity to earn a paid bid to the 2021 USA Spirit Nationals
• Invitation-only, based on advancement to finals at the 2020 USA Spirit Nationals
• Dress head-to-toe in your class color and “glow” for it at the 2020 CLASS COMPETITION!

Camp of Champs Cheer Curriculum

All-American Tryouts
All Varsity team members are eligible to tryout to be an All-American. In the cheer program, 6 members from Freshman/JV Teams may tryout. Tryout requires campers to perform material learned at camp. Campers selected as an “All-American” have the opportunity to attend the All-American tour in Rome!
Captains Meetings/NFHS Credentialing
Head Instructors will meet with the captains (or assigned leaders) to inform them of important items for the day. Captains will gain a sense of responsibility for their team, begin to develop and utilize their leadership skills all while learning about the NFHS Roles of a Spiritleader. By participating in daily classes, teams will become certified in the NFHS Roles of a Spiritleader and will receive a credentialing certificate at the end of camp.
Class Competition
Dress bow-to-toe in your class color and ``GLOW FOR IT`` at the annual Class Competition! Play games and dance the night away at this unforgettable glow-in-the-dark party!
Coaches Meetings
Head Instructors will meet with advisors and coaches daily to review important items for the day. There will also be workshops geared toward advising/coaching. Coaches also have the opportunity to fill out a Coaches Assessment on Day 2 of camp. Lastly, classes for Coaches Certification are available.
Friday Night Lights ``Show Down``
This competition takes place on DAY 4 of camp. Teams will perform a customized Friday Night Lights routine learned at camp to compete against other teams at camp. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place trophies will be awarded.
Game Day Evaluation
This evaluation takes place on DAY 3 of camp. Teams are given a game situation and must respond appropriately with one of three Sideline Cheers learned at camp followed by a Band Chant, also learned at camp. Superior, Excellent or Outstanding ribbons will be awarded.
Fight Song Evaluation/Home Routine Showcase (Optional)
Teams may bring a Fight Song to be evaluated and/or a home routine to showcase, limited to 1 minute per routine. The Fight Song evaluation/Home Routine Showcase takes place on DAY 1 of camp. Teams will receive written feedback for their Fight Song performance. Use your traditional Fight Song or USA Fight Song available to learn online prior to camp. Add formation changes, visual effects, roll offs, skills, etc. Incorporations should be practical and crowd oriented. Emphasis on TECHNIQUE, EXECUTION SHOWMANSHIP. For the Home Routine Showcase, teams will receive verbal feedback from USA instructors. Home Routines can be performed with or without music.
Jump-Off
Each school will select their best jumper to compete in the Jump-off. The top jumper will be awarded a ribbon.
Made 2 Order
A variety of routines of different styles and difficult levels will be offered during this class. These routines can be paired with the custom ending of your Friday Night routine to make an additional ready-to-go routine. To take full advantage of material being offered, it is recommended that you divide your team and have them attend all routines.
Personal Training
One-on-one time with your Staff TeamMate to prepare for the Game Day Evaluation and the Friday Night Lights “Show”-down.
Pin It Forward
This is an opportunity for select campers to be recognized by both the staff and their peers for demonstrating leadership, spirit, commitment, kindness and motivation.
Showstopper
The top All-American selected by the USA staff. The “Show”-stopper will receive a sweatshirt and a medallion.
Senior Spotlight
A special ceremony to recognize the seniors at camp.
Stunt-Off
Stunt groups will compete against other groups at camp by performing a variety of stunts. The top group will be awarded blue medallions.
Staff TeamMate
Each team will be assigned a Staff TeamMate for camp. This staff member will work closely with your team prepping them for evaluations and will focus on helping them accomplish camp goals.
Team Up for St. Jude
Teams are encouraged to participate in this philanthropy program supporting St. Jude Hospital by filling out fundraising letters.
Unity Games
Team bonding time and team building activities designed to unite your team!

Camp of Champs Song/Pom Curriculum

Captains Meetings/NFHS Credentialing
Head Instructors will meet with the captains (or assigned leaders) to inform them of important items for the day Captains will gain a sense of responsibility for their team, begin to develop and utilize their leadership skills all while learning about the NFHS Roles of Dancer By participating in daily classes, teams will become certified in the NFHS Roles of a Dancer and will receive a credentialing certificate at the end of camp.
Class Competition
Dress bow-to-toe in your class color and ``GLOW FOR IT`` at the annual Class Competition! Play games and dance the night away at this unforgettable glow-in-the-dark party!
Dance Star & All-American
Dancers are recognized with ribbons for their effort, attitude, and performance in routine classes. Ribbon winners will perform the Team Routine. Selected semi-finalists perform an across-the-floor combination to showcase their technical abilities. The finalists will perform at closing ceremonies. Dancers that take part in the Dance Star process will have the opportunity to be selected as an All-American.
Directors/Coaches Workshops
These workshops are held throughout camp, focusing on creative ideas and team management strategies to help make your year even more successful.
Evaluations/Showcases
FIGHT SONG EVALUATION/HOME ROUTINE SHOWCASE (Optional) - Teams may bring a Fight Song to be evaluated and/or a home routine to showcase, limited to 1 minute per routine. The Fight Song evaluation/Home Routine Showcase takes place on DAY 1 of camp. Teams will receive written feedback for their Fight Song performance. Use your traditional Fight Song or USA Fight Song available to learn online prior to camp. Add formation changes, visual effects, roll offs, skills, etc. Incorporations should be practical and crowd oriented. Emphasis on TECHNIQUE, EXECUTION & SHOWMANSHIP. For the Home Routine Showcase, teams will receive verbal feedback from USA instructors Home Routines can be performed with or without music.

ROUTINE A & B EVALUATION - This evaluation takes place on DAY 3 of camp. Campers will perform Routine A & B and will receive individual verbal feedback Emphasis on KNOWLEDGE, EXECUTION & SHOWMANSHIP.

TEAM ROUTINE EVALUATION & COMPETITION - Teams will leave camp with a performance ready team routine. Teams will customize it by making changes to the routine. Emphasis on the CHOREOGRAPHY, TECHNIQUE/EXECUTION & SHOWMANSHIP. Teams will compete this routine on Day 4. 1st 2nd and 3rd place trophies will be awarded.

GAME DAY EVALUATION - This evaluation takes place on DAY 4 of camp Perform with all programs (Cheer, Song/Pom, Mascot & Pep Flag). Teams will be evaluated on Game Day material learned at camp. They will perform a Band Chant first then they must respond to a game situation with an appropriate Sideline Cheer. Teams must follow up the cheer with a crowd oriented cheer/chant or drum cadence. The Band Chant and Sideline Cheer are performed separately. Emphasis on CROWD COMMUNICATION & SHOWMANSHIP.

Master Class
Learn current material from industry professionals.
Pin It Forward
This is an opportunity for select campers to be recognized by both the staff and their peers for demonstrating leadership, spirit, commitment, kindness and motivation.
Staff TeamMate
Each team will be assigned a Staff TeamMate for camp This staff member will work closely with your team prepping them for evaluations and will focus on helping them accomplish camp goals.
Team Up for St. Jude
Teams are encouraged to participate in the philanthropy program supporting St Jude Hospital by filling out fundraising letters.
Technique Workshop
Dancers will focus on a variety of technical skills and across floor combinations A variety of levels will be offered.
Unity Games
Team bonding time and team building activities designed to unite your team!

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