USA Spirit
Elite Camps

The USA Elite Camp Experience

4 Days/3 Nights – University, Hotel or Resort
• Enjoy the premier camp experience at an accelerated pace
• Master elite skills during extra time set aside for technical training
• Receive focused attention and feedback with a lower staff-to-student ratio
• Daily stunt/technique challenges and the Spirit/Dance Star component of camp will keep your team striving for new skills
• Skill requirement – Contact your State Director
• Get ready to RALLY at the 2020 RALLY NIGHT: “Better Together!”

Elite Camp Cheer Curriculum

Spirit Star & All-American
Cheerleaders are recognized with ribbons for their effort, attitude, and performance in classes. Ribbon winners will perform a predetermined Sideline Cheer. Selected prelim-finalists perform the Band Chant and are asked to incorporate their technical skills. The finalists will perform at closing ceremonies. Cheerleaders that take part in the Spirit Star process will have the opportunity to be selected as an All-American.
Camp Dance
Part of the USA experience is learning the annual camp dance. This routine will be taught to every camper that attends a USA camp and can be used as a fun ``unity`` routine bringing all your programs together.
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.
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.
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.

USA ROUTINE EVALUATION - This evaluation takes place on DAY 3 of camp. Teams will be evaluated on the USA Routine that they learn at camp. The routine must incorporate formation changes, visual effects, roll offs, plus skills (tumbling and/or stunts). Emphasis on CREATIVITY, TECHNIQUE & SHOWMANSHIP.

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.

Game Day 101 Workshop
This interactive workshop is geared to teach spiritleaders about game day basics and how to lead the crowd. Skills/techniques learned in this workshop will be applied in the Game Day Evaluation on the final day of camp.
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.
Spirit Rally Night
Better Together! Peanut Butter & Jelly, Charlie’s Angels, Mickey & Friends… some things are just better together! Link up with your teammate ( and dress up as a dynamic
duo, tremendous trio or fabulous four (or more)… the opportunities are endless … So come celebrate a night that is better tog eth er with USA!
Specialty Workshop
A variety of classes both skill based and material based will be offered during these workshops. To take full advantage of all classes & material, divide your team members and have them attend different classes.
Staff Teammate
Mascots will be assigned a Staff TeamMate for camp. This staff member will work closely with your team prepping them for eva l uations 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.
Teammaker Workshop & Unity Games
Team bonding time and team building activities designed to unite your team!

Elite Camp Mascot Curriculum

Spirit Star & All-American
Cheerleaders are recognized with ribbons for their effort, attitude, and performance in classes. Ribbon winners will perform a predetermined Sideline Cheer. Selected semi-finalists perform the Band Chant and are asked to incorporate their technical skills. The finalists will perform at closing ceremonies. Cheerleaders that take part in the Spirit Star process will have the opportunity to be selected as an All-American.
Camp Dance
Part of the USA experience is learning the annual camp dance This routine will be taught to every camper that attends a USA camp and can be used as a fun “
routine bringing all your programs together.
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.
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.
Evaluations
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.

USA ROUTINE EVALUATION This evaluation takes place on DAY 3 of camp Teams will be evaluated on the USA Routine that they learn at camp The routine must incorporate formation changes, visual effects, roll offs, plus skills ( tumbling and/or stunts) Emphasis on CREATIVITY, TECHNIQUE & SHOWMANSHIP.

GAME DAY EVALUATION This evaluation takes place on DAY 4 of camp Perform with all programs ( 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.

Game Day 101 Workshop
This interactive workshop is geared to teach spiritleaders about game day basics and how to lead the crowd. Skills/techniques learned in this workshop will be applied in the Game Day Evaluation on the final day of camp.
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.
Spirit Rally Night
Better Together Peanut Butter Jelly, Charlie’s Angels, Mickey Friends some things are just better together! Link up with your teammate(s) and dress up as a dynamic duo, tremendous trio or fabulous four (or more) the opportunities are endless So come celebrate a night that is better together with USA!
Specialty Workshop
A variety of classes both skill based and material based will be offered during these workshops. To take full advantage of all classes & material, divide your team members and have them attend different classes.
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.
Teammaker Workshop & Unity Games
Team bonding time and team building activities designed to unite your team!

Elite Song/Pom Camp 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 In the
Song/Pom program, 4 members from Freshman/JV teams may tryout Mascots can tryout for either the cheer or song program 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!
Camp Dance
Part of the USA experience is learning the annual camp dance. This routine will be taught to every camper that attends a USA camp and can be used as a fun “unity” routine bringing all your programs together. You will receive information on how to view the camp dance videos online prior to camp. We will also review and showcase the Camp Dance at camp. We highly encourage teams to take advantage of this opportunity to start learning some material in advance.
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.
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
Evaluations
• FIGHT SONG EVALUATION (Optional) This evaluation takes place on DAY 1 of camp. 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.

• 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 – Teams will learn two “Team Routines” (Pom Sideline and Funky Sideline). They will receive a written evaluation on their performance. Emphasis on KNOWLEDGE, EXECUTION & SHOWMANSHIP.

• 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.

Game Day 101 Workshop
This interactive workshop is geared to teach spiritleaders about game day basics and how to lead the crowd. Skills/techniques learned in this workshop will be applied in the Game Day Evaluation on the final day of camp.
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.
Spirit Rally Night
Take a trip across the USA at our “USA ROAD TRIP” Rally! Whether your destination is the big city, the mountains or beach, come dressed as your favorite Texas Cowboy, New York Tourist, Miami Beach Bum, etc.! Play games and dance the night away at the USA Dance Party!
Specialty Workshop
A variety of classes both skill based and material based will be offered during these workshops. To take full advantage of all classes & material, divide your team members and have them attend different classes.
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.
Teammaker Workshop & Unity Games
Team bonding time and team building activities designed to unite your team!

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