COACHES / ADVISORS

Learn the R.O.P.E.S.

Each instructor is here for you every step of the way! Together, we identify your daily objectives and a plan to accomplish and achieve new goals throughout the week in order to deliver the best and most productive camp experience for your teams.

In addition, at each USA overnight camp, your Head Instructor works as your Staff Teammate, conducting daily workshops that focus on safety training and important topics that impact today’s advisors and coaches.

  • Work closely with USA Instructors to implement strategies to improve and develop your teams

  • Get “hands-on” experience in technique & building safety

  • Discuss topics affecting your role and get information on things that are important to you

  • Get year-round support through regional State Directors, your go-to source all year long

  • Learn to troubleshoot issues so you are confident heading into the new year

As a USA summer camp attendee, you have VIP access to a sneak peek at the camp dance prior to attending camp, a complete coaches manual that will serve as your go to guide for all things spirit, year-round resources, bonus material during the season and other special perks throughout the year!

What Now?

Search for a USA Camp
Manage Existing Reservation
Participant Release and Waiver
Adult Release and Waiver
  • CHOOSE THE PERFECT CAMP. Peruse our camp type pages or call your State Director to find out which camp is the best fit for your teams’ needs.

  • RESERVE YOUR CAMP. Either call your State Director or enter your reservation right here online!

  • GET DISTRICT APPROVAL. This takes time if your district requires it. Get district approval early so you have one less thing to worry about.

  • CONFIRM NUMBERS. After tryouts, make sure to contact the USA Office to update your numbers so you don’t end up paying for more than you need.

  • PAY DEPOSIT. Check your invoice for deposit due date in order to keep your spot.

  • PAY YOUR BALANCE. Check your invoice for balance due date.

  • GET READY FOR CAMP. Camp is around the corner! Be sure to “manage your reservation” by downloading and reading your camp paperwork to make sure you are set!

Why USA? Safety, Technique, Fun & Peace of Mind

The United Spirit Association provides advisors, coaches and students with a game plan to help keep your program safe, united and prepared to fulfill your spirit squad responsibilities. From building technical skills and team bonds, to teaching dynamic material and developing leaders both on and off the sideline, court or mat, the USA is committed to providing the highest quality of technical training in a safe and fun environment. At the end of camp, you and your teams will leave knowing you are STRONG AS ONE!

STRONG AS ONE – Staff Dedicated to Bringing Out the Best in Your Teams

Selected for their technical skills and ability to effectively communicate with students of all ages, the USA prides itself on a staff that is professional and loves to teach. Each instructor is dedicated to supporting and helping your students be the very best they can be in a safe, positive and productive environment. United by this common sense of purpose, discipline and pride, the USA Staff is focused on taking your teams to the next level.

Each staff member receives extensive training and safety protocols that include:

  • Background checks
  • Fingerprinting
  • Child abuse detection
  • Maltreatment training
  • Suspected concussion training
  • AACCA certification (cheer)

Learn the roles of a SPIRITLEADER:

  1. Athlete
  2. Ambassador
  3. Crowd Leader
  4. Entertainer
  5. Spirit Raiser

Did You Know?

USA’s crowd and entertainment focus, with an emphasis on the game day experience, led to the first American football half-time shows in Japan, England, Germany, Spain, Australia and Mexico, exposing many youth from these countries to American style cheerleading. USA has developed pro dance choreography for 9 different NFL and NBA teams and the NFL Pro Bowl cheerleaders, as well as the Olympics, World Cup and the NFL Super Bowl!

Take home ready to perform routines and the best material that your crowd will love!

Leave STRONG AS ONE and prepared for game days and school performances with the USA!

LEADERSHIP

We go far beyond cheers and stunts to develop confidence, drive, respect and leadership.

Every phase of the USA leadership training program emphasizes the importance of cooperation, sportsmanship, student body involvement and squad unity. Work with USA Staff on developing leadership styles, group creativity, decision making, communication, delegation, organization, goal setting and problem solving. These topics are presented through small groups and then reinforced on the field through various spirit activities. This totally integrated approach allows students to learn and practice general leadership principles and grow STRONG AS ONE – both on and off the field!

Partner with us in creating tomorrow’s leaders today!

Who is my State Director?

Nor Cal Cheer & Mascots

Jesa Herman

Jesa Herman

jherman@varsity.com

So Cal Cheer & Showtime

Conner Huber

Conner Huber

chuber@varsity.com

AZ, CO, ID, NV, OR, UT, WA Cheer

Crystal Harward

Crystal Harward

charward@varsity.com

Dance, Song/Pom, Pep Flags

Nicole Cestone

Nicole Cestone

ncestone@varsity.com

Drum Majors and Band

Ben Schroeder

Ben Schroeder

bschroeder@varsity.com