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About NCA

The Work is Worth It.

Leading the way, NCA is built upon a passion and dedication to succeed—The Work Is Worth It.

NCA is the world's most original cheerleading company. With a dedication to innovation and a passion for leadership NCA has paved the way for modern day cheerleading. The forefather of many cheerleading "firsts" Lawrence Herkimer is the pioneer of the most prestigious cheerleading company in the world—The National Cheerleaders Association.

For every cheerleader that has held Poms or been passed a along the Spirit Stick—they are a part of something BIG. The NCA legacy that continues to lead in Cheerleading Camps, Competitions, and Spirit.

NCA is proud to have served many generations of cheerleaders and dancers around the world. And, we move forward each year with enthusiasm and dedication to teams and coaches. Our commitment to the development, strong support of school athletic teams, pursuit of skills excellence and safety, and the always important teamwork. These core principles are the fundamentals necessary for each young athlete to act with integrity, inspire excellence in others, and become the leaders of tomorrow.

The NCA Creed

NCA seeks to instill in young people the values and habits that will enable them to compete, endure, and become successful in life: preparation, dedication, tenacity, perseverance, self-sacrifice, teamwork, and leadership to name but a few. These are the values they will need to navigate the difficult transitions of life: from child to adolescent to young adult to parent to senior citizen. These are the values they will draw upon to preserve their marriages, their families, and their jobs. And these are the values that we at NCA wish to instill in young people through their participation in cheerleading: in our camps and in our competitions.

In all that we do, we tirelessly attempt to be true to our creed, the nine statements of the beliefs we hold dear:

  1. Cheerleading activities are bonding opportunities around which the entire family can unite.
  2. Team cohesion and performance is prized above individual talents and accomplishments.
  3. No single individual makes a team successful; teams become successful through the collective talents and best efforts of all their members.
  4. Excellence in the classroom ranks as first priority; ahead of excellence in the gym, stadium, or field.
  5. There is no substitute for hard work and preparation.
  6. Perseverance, resourcefulness, and dedication will overcome obstacles and setbacks.
  7. There are no closer friendships than those made through practicing, losing, and winning together as a team.
  8. Small triumphs promote confidence, self-esteem, dedication, and desire paving the way for future, larger triumphs.
  9. The performance arena is merely a practice area for the larger arena of life.

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