Your Way Camps

The USA Your Way Camp Experience

3 Days/2 Nights – Resort, Hotel or University
• Create your own camp schedule at this customized camp experience
• Pre-select from a menu of classes that will benefit your team most
• A lower staff-to-student ratio give your team the opportunity to work with a variety of USA staff members
• Get the flexibility of a home camp with the perks of an overnight camp
• Take home customized game day and performance material
• Get ready to RALLY at the 2020 RALLY NIGHT: “Better Together!”

Your Way Cheer Session Options

Sideline Cheers
Designed for football and basketball use. These can be performed sitting on the floor, in the stands, or standing on the sidelines. Short offensive, defensive, or general cheers that are typically one 8 count long that repeat. Usually performed in between plays.
Band Chants
Cheer/Dance moves set to short, traditional pieces of music that most bands play. Used both as a performance and a way to get the crowd cheering for the team. Moves can be incorporated into other selections other than band arrangements.
Time Out Dances
Approximately four 8 counts of dance-type moves to music that repeat. Usually more straight arm or pom oriented; but has a cheer style to it. Set to pre-cut music, but can be adapted to fit any other music.
Crowd Getters
Cheer moves set to short, traditional pieces of music that can be easily played by the band or a sound system. Ideal way to incorporate sideline props such as signs, megaphones and flags.
Hip Hop Routines
Approximately eight 8 counts of dance-type moves to music. Usually more funk or hip-hop oriented; but has a cheer style to it. Set to pre-cut music, but can be adapted to fit any other music.
Stunts/Pyramids/Basket Tosses
Work on stunting and building technique Instructors will work and progress the level of your squad In order to select Basket Tosses teams must be able to properly execute a straight up extension with a straight ride cradle.
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 (jumps, tumbling and/or stunts). Emphasis on CREATIVITY, TECHNIQUE & 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.

Class Descriptions

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 attending Rome tour). Mascots may tryout in 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.
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.
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!
Staff Teammate
Each team will be assigned a Staff TeamMate for camp. This staff member will work closely with your team to help them accomplish camp goals.
Teammaker Workshop & Unity Games
Team bonding time and team building activities designed to unite your team!
Team Up for St. Jude
Teams are encouraged to participate in this philanthropy program supporting St. Jude Hospital by filling out fundraising letters.

Your Way Song/Pom Session Options

Class Descriptions

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
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.
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 Role s 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.
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 SHOWCASE - Campers will gain performance experience and confidence by showcasing this routine.

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.

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
Each team will be assigned a Staff TeamMate for camp. This staff member will work closely with your team to help them accomplish camp goals.
Teammaker Workshop & Unity Games
Team bonding time and team building activities designed to unite your team!
Team Up for St. Jude
Teams are encouraged to participate in this philanthropy program supporting St. Jude Hospital by filling out fundraising letters.

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