Skills Intensive Camp

The USA Skills Intensive Camp Experience

2 Days/1 Night – University
• Focus on progression and perfection at this camp
• Multiple stunt workshops allow for ample time to achieve new skills
• Learn new pyramid transitions from highly skilled USA staff
• Stunt challenges incorporated throughout camp
• Get a ready-to-go USA routine and learn the camp dance

Arizona Christian University
June 13-14
To register, contact State Director Megan Bamford (

California State University – Long Beach
June 27-28
To register, contact State Director Tsutae Johnson (

Skills Intensive 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 (Chaperone required for Freshman who attend the Rome tour). In the Song/Pom program, 4 members from Freshman/JV teams may tryout. Mascots may tryout in the cheer or song/pom 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!
Captain 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.
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.
USA ROUTINE EVALUATION – 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 & stunts). Emphasis on CREATIVITY, TECHNIQUE & SHOWMANSHIP.
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 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. Team skills will be custom set into the routine by the USA staff. Set to pre-cut music with sound effects and exciting edits.

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