USA
Express Camps

The USA Express Camp Experience
Days/2 Nights – Resort, Hotel or University
• Maximize time and save money at this condensed yet comprehensive camp experience
• Get the perks of premier camp but in a 3 day/2 night format
• Look great on game day with new cheers, band chants and sideline dances
• Work with fun and friendly USA staff
• Make unforgettable memoires during Unity Games, the USA Dance Party and Spirit Awards
• Get ready to RALLY at the 2020 RALLY NIGHT: “Better Together!”

Express Camp 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. In the Song/Pom program, 4 members from Freshman/JV teams may tryout (Chaperone required for Freshman attending Rome Tour). Tryout requires campers to perform material learned at camp. Mascots may tryout in the cheer or song/pom program. 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.
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.

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(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!
USA Routine
Approximately four 8 counts of cheer type moves to music. Combination of straight arm motions, roll offs, pick ups, levels, etc. Teams can add in skills (i.e. stunts, pyramids) after camp to the end for a more custom routine. Set to pre-cut music with sound effects and exciting edits.

Express Camp Mascot 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 (Chaperone required for Freshman attending Rome Tour). Tryout requires campers to perform material learned at camp. Mascots may tryout in the cheer or song/pom program. 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.
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.

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(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!

Express Camp Song/Pom Curriculum

All-American Tryouts
All Varsity teammembers are eligible to tryout to be an All-American. In the cheer program, 6 members fromFreshman/JV Teams may tryout. In the Song/Pom program, 4 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!
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 Roles of a Spiritleader
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 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 SHOWCASE - This showcase takes place on DAY 3 of camp Campers will gain performance experience and confidence by showcasing this routine

TEAM ROUTINE EVALUATION - Teams will learn one “Team Routine” (Pom Sideline) They will receive a written evaluation on their performance Emphasis on KNOWLEDGE, EXECUTION & SHOWMANSHIP.

GAME DAY EVALUATION This evaluation takes place on DAY 3 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.
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.
Spirit Rally Night
Better Together Rally! 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!
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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