Cheerleading Camp Season Kicks Off for Varsity

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More than 250,000 cheerleaders and 30,000 coaches to be trained in safety techniques at camps across the country.

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We have developed what we feel is the most thorough and comprehensive camp curriculum possible. We are able to address all aspects of the cheerleading experience— safety, leadership, athleticism and teamwork.

Beginning in May, the summer cheerleading camp season will kick off in all 50 states. More than a quarter of a million cheerleaders will head to Varsity summer camps to learn cheerleading basics like crowd leading and cheers, and the safest techniques for stunting, pyramid building and spotting.

For 35 years, Varsity has been the leading organization training cheerleaders and their coaches in proper cheerleading safety technique, stunting progressions and spirit leading activities. The Varsity camp staff has developed a Coach’s Education Program that instructs coaches on everything from running a pep rally to training their squads in how to get their teams and fans energized during a big game.

Varsity has worked with the American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators (AACCA) since 1987 to create a camp curriculum that serves the needs of cheerleading coaches and adheres to AACCA’s safety rules and guidelines. All of Varsity’s cheer camps are staffed by AACCA Safety Certified instructors who have received more than 30 hours of hands-on training. Upon completing their Coach’s Education Program, school-affiliated coaches receive an added $1,000,000 in liability coverage.

For more than 20 years, Varsity and AACCA have been working with national and state organizations to continue to make improvements to cheerleading safety. Varsity and ACCAA teamed up with the National Federation of State High School Associations eight years ago to develop and administer educational programs to school coaches and to all athletes at camp. In 2006, Varsity and AACCA formed a partnership with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) that requires all NCAA coaches at the collegiate level to adopt the AACCA safety guidelines.

“We have developed what we feel is the most thorough and comprehensive camp curriculum possible,” says Bill Seely, Vice President of the Universal Cheerleaders Association, one of the organizations under the Varsity name. “We are able to address all aspects of the cheerleading experience— safety, leadership, athleticism and teamwork.”

About Varsity
Varsity is the source for all things related to cheerleading and dance team. With a rich heritage and traditions dating back to 1948, Varsity is an innovative global leader comprised of the leading spirit brands and organizations including its educational camps, clinics, competitions and uniforms to teams around the world. Varsity’s National Championships, which are held at the Walt Disney World® Resorts, some of which have been televised on ESPN Networks for more than 25 years. Sponsors of Varsity events include Gatorade and Nike. Web-based Varsity TV features thousands of cheerleading and dance team videos and has become a favorite cheer destination for cheerleaders and coaches alike. Varsity has led the way in cheerleading safety as a supporter of the American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators since 1987 and as a camp leader training more than 250,000 cheerleaders per year in cheerleading fundamentals with an emphasis on safety. The Varsity camp brands include Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA), National Cheerleaders Association (NCA), United Cheerleading Association (USA) and American Cheerleading Association (ACA). Based in Memphis, Tennessee, Varsity employs 5,000 employees nationwide. For more information about Varsity, please visit http://www.varsity.com.

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Sheila Noone
901-251-5959

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