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The USA Cheer program continues to be recognized for its innovative choreography. The USA program development team is made up of nationally renowned choreographers and technically trained/certified staff. Together they have developed the most CREATIVE and COMPREHENSIVE set of choreography and skills designed to fuel your squads’ success and technical/material needs to last throughout the year!
Our material is upbeat, crowd pleasing and flat out fun! Take a peek >>>
Learn the R.O.P.E.S.
Together with your Staff Teammate, we identify your daily objectives and a plan to accomplish and conquer new goals each day.
NEW this year, webinars will be used to cover topics essential to advisors and coaches. The in person camp workshops will dive deeper and solidify the messaging. Coaches will also get hands-on instruction, tips, grips and will learn how to troubleshoot stunts.
Coaches, be sure to check your camp paperwork for what to bring and how to prepare for this exciting experience.
Designed to teach squads everything they need to know about game days and ways to increase crowd participation while building rapport with your crowd, this is an essential class for successfully fulfilling your important roles of athlete, ambassador, crowd leader, spirit raiser and entertainer.
Building Technique & Pyramids
With an emphasis on practicing good technique and safety, groups will work at their own level, following a logical progression working up from basic to more advanced skills. Incorporating curriculum up to date with NFHS and AACCA rule changes and guidelines, USA staff will work with your squad on building strong technique and creative pyramids your crowd will love!
Game-Action™ (Sideline) Cheers
Designed to lead your crowd during football and basketball games, these short offense, defense or general cheers are perfect to incorporate on the sideline or court to you keep your crowd’s energy high between plays!
Divide now and share later! Students love the variety of classes offered and have fun focusing on their own specialty or trying something new during Specialty Workshops! In addition to giving students more leadership responsibilities by having students then teach others the material learned, sending a few students to each class offered will multiply the amount of material your team receives. Examples of specialty classes include:
Learn proper technique, execution and ways to strengthen and stretch most effectively. Get tips to increase flexibility through all levels of jumps.
Work on enhanced stunting and building technique. Learn technique to execute basket tosses safely and how to improve height and form. Instructors will work with groups and progress at the level of each squad.
With an emphasis on proper technique and drills designed to help perfect and improve tumbling skills, this class will focus on safety, proper stretching and practicing good technique/form. In addition, spotting techniques and proper ways to avoid injury will be covered. We request that the students have a minimum of a standing back handspring in order to attend.
This class brings squads together, teaching them the importance of unity through interactive activities. USA Instructors work with students, bringing these valuable lessons to life.
Staff Teammate Time/Evaluation Prep
Working in small groups with 2-3 other squads at camp, your USA Staff Teammate will work with you to establish and achieve daily goals to maximize your camp experience. Your Staff Teammate will also “coach” your team during Evaluation Prep, providing insight and valuable feedback as you prepare for evaluations.
At each overnight camp, your captains will work with our USA Head Instructor in daily workshops designed to identify leadership traits, introduce leadership styles and build stronger leaders. Through staff guided task/assignments, your captains will develop strong leadership characteristics that will continue to develop throughout the year. It would be beneficial to select your captains prior to camp. If not, please select 1-2 individuals to send to these brief workshops.
USA evaluations are designed to give squads constructive feedback and positive reinforcement in a noncompetitive environment. We like to stress that squads are performing against an evaluation standard, not each other. In the end, the greatest reward is improvement. Based on their performance, each squad will receive a Superior (Blue), Excellent (Red) or Outstanding (Gold) certificates or ribbons for all evaluations. For each evaluation, squads will receive a written evaluation sheet or receive verbal comments based on their performance. These comments are geared to encourage improvement through positive and constructive feedback.
To best prepare for game days, teams are encouraged to bring signs, poms, megaphones, banners and flags to incorporate into their Home Cheer, Time Out & Game-Action™ Cheers Evaluations. Generic signs that can be incorporated to fit any given situation (e.g., school colors, initials, mascot, Go-Fight-Win, etc…) will work best!
Before each evaluation, squads will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with their USA Staff Teammate. Squads will receive coaching, input and suggestions to help them prepare for the evaluation performances that follow.
Each evaluation emphasizes a different aspect of spiritleading. Below are brief explanations:
Held on the last day, this class wraps-up the camp experience and gives the students an opportunity to reflect on everything that they learned and accomplished. Through peer led discussions, squads will be given specific ideas to help make the most of their camp experience beyond camp and ways to utilize these tools throughout the upcoming school year.