• Jun 01, 2015
    Varsity Spirit to Receive NFHS American Tradition Award

    Varsity Spirit, the national leader in cheerleading education and competition, has been selected as the 2015 recipient of the American Tradition Award from the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). Varsity Spirit will receive the American Tradition Award July 1 at the NFHS Summer Meeting in New Orleans.

  • Apr 14, 2015
    2015 NFHS Rules Changes

    Updated rules for the 2015 season from the National Federation of State High School Assocations (NFHS). Click 'MORE' to see them now.

  • Apr 02, 2015
    Varsity Spirit Launches the V Force, the First All Knit Cheer Shoe

    Varsity Spirit is pleased to announce the launch of the all new innovative V Force cheerleading shoe. The V Force is the first knit type shoe produced exclusively for the cheerleading community and is available now.

  • Mar 31, 2015
    National Cheerleading Safety Month Resolution

    On March 26, Representative Marc Veasey of Texas introduced HR Resolution 175, supporting the designation of March as National Cheerleading Safety Month. USA Cheer, along with several partner organizations, was cited in the resolution for its accomplishments in efforts to reduce cheerleading injuries.

  • Mar 05, 2015
    NCA All-Star National Championship TV Air Dates

    Nationally Televised on the CBS Sports Network. Click more down below to get the details.

  • Mar 02, 2015
    UDA National Dance Team Championship Air Dates

    UDA National Dance Team Championship Air Dates

  • Feb 28, 2015
    UCA National High School Cheerleading Championship

    ESPN Air dates:

  • Feb 23, 2015
    UCA & UDA College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship Air Dates

    UCA & UDA College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship Air Dates

  • Feb 18, 2015
    Varsity Brands Launches New School Spirit Initiatives

    Varsity Brands has announce the search for America's Most Spirited High School, a nationwide initiative that will end on National School Spirit Day on September 25, 2015, with one school winning a $25,000 grant. Contest details can be found on nationalschoolspiritday.org

  • Nov 21, 2014
    Spreading Cheer to All

    As cheerleaders, we are used to cheering for football, basketball, pep rallies and other various school-related activities. But Albertville High School has stepped beyond supporting just their school’s teams. Every year, the cheerleaders volunteer to cheer on another group of athletes in the Special Olympics. - See more at: http://www.americaneedsc

  • Oct 27, 2014
    STUNT Athlete to be recognized at Women's Sports Foundation's Annual Salute to Women in Sports

    USA Cheer is proud to announce that Ashley Lober is the first STUNT athlete to be included in the Women’s Sports Foundation Annual Salute to Women in Sports. Ashley will take the stage as part of the procession of female athletes during the annual banquet on October 15 recognizing excellence in sport.

  • Oct 24, 2014
    Why Aren't There More Movies About Cheerleading? - via EW

    Why does the entertainment business see cheerleading as a sport that lends itself to comedy, while the world of football’s the idea place to set a drama? Does Hollywood believe that cheerleading isn’t serious enough to sustain a movie that isn’t tongue-in-cheek?

  • Oct 06, 2014
    American Cheerleader - The Movie Set to Debut at Film Festivals Across the Country

    Look for American Cheerleader - The Movie at a Film Festival near you. The cheer documentary will be making appearances at 4 different film festivals this Fall.

  • Oct 03, 2014
    Cheerleaders ‘Team Up’ to Tackle Cancer, Other Deadly Diseases for St. Jude

    Esperanza High School Cheer and Song Leaders are hosting Team Up for St. Jude Spirited by Varsity - Game Day, a spirit week to raise funds and awareness for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The Aztec cheer and song teams are enlisting students and fans to help sideline childhood cancer and other deadly diseases by cheering on the Cardinal

  • Sep 29, 2014
    "American Cheerleader" to be Screened at Louisville's Film Festival

    Varsity Spirit has announced that “American Cheerleader,” a documentary following the journey of two high school cheerleading teams vying for the National High School Cheerleading Championship title, will be screened at Louisville’s International Festival of Film, which runs Oct. 9-11, in Louisville, Kentucky.

  • Sep 19, 2014
    National School Spirit Day Recognized By Congress

    Rep. Alan Grayson, Florida: "Since 2009, cheerleaders and dancers have pledged more than 500,000 community service hours as a result of National School Spirit Day efforts. National School Spirit Day is an opportunity for America's future leaders to stand out and have a positive impact on their communities." Click more to read the entire release.

  • Aug 25, 2014
    Milojo Productions & Varsity Spirit to Release “American Cheerleader"

    Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos’ Milojo Productions, and Varsity Spirit today announced the Aug. 26th release of “American Cheerleader,” a documentary with unprecedented access following the journey of two high school cheerleading teams vying for the National High School Cheerleading Championship title.

  • Jun 30, 2014
    Varsity Spirit & Cheer Ltd. Announce Merger

    "This is an exciting time for Cheer Ltd. Inc. as we join the Varsity Spirit family of brands," says Gwen Holtsclaw, President and CEO of Cheer Ltd.

  • Jun 20, 2014
    A Tragic Loss for the Varsity Spirit Family

    The entire NCA family is deeply saddened by loss of Sophia Porter, a camp instructor who was killed in a car accident early this morning.

  • Jun 17, 2014
    STUNT becomes NYC Public School Athletic League Sport

    June 16, 2014 - The Public Schools Athletic League for the New York City Department of Education (PSAL) has announced that it plans to introduce the new sport format of cheerleading, STUNT, for the 2014 season.

  • Jun 12, 2014
    Varsity All Star Launches the Dance Summit Championship

    Varsity All Star is pleased to introduce The Dance Summit Championship, a prestigious event for all star dance teams.

  • Jun 11, 2014
    Varsity Brands Names Jeff Webb Chairman

    The Board of Directors of Varsity Brands, a dynamic portfolio of brands designed to elevate the student experience, promote participation and celebrate academic and athletic achievement, today announced that it has elected Chief Executive Officer Jeff Webb to the additional position of Board Chairman.

  • Jun 04, 2014
    Herff Jones Rebrands Company 'Varsity Brands'

    New branding effort reflects integration and alignment among company’s expanded portfolio.

  • May 29, 2014
    Zero Gravity shoe is Varsity’s latest High Performance Shoe

    Combining the latest technology with the comfort customers have come to expect from the industry leader, is the latest in high performance shoes, the Zero Gravity

  • May 07, 2014
    The College STUNT Association Announces Season Four All Americans

    The College STUNT Association, under the leadership of USA Cheer, has announced this season’s All Americans.

  • Apr 09, 2014
    Top "Team Up For St. Jude Teams" Gather in Memphis

    Members of eleven squads who raised the most donations as part of the “Team Up For St. Jude, Spirited By Varsity” campaign were invited to visit Memphis as a reward for their fundraising efforts benefiting the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®.

  • Mar 28, 2014

    STUNT, the new title IX sport derived from cheer and launched by USA Cheer, held its fourth annual National STUNT Championship this weekend in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma with three teams in Division I and four in Division II.

  • Mar 04, 2014
    Partnership to kick off National Cheerleading Safety Month in March

    In celebration of National Cheerleading Safety Month, Varsity has partnered with CheerSafe, a coalition organized by USA Cheer and the American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators (AACCA), to improve cheerleading safety by increasing safety awareness throughout the cheerleading community. CheerSafe and CheerSafe.org provides athl

  • Feb 17, 2014
    6th Annual Varsity Coaches Conference

    Ready to take your coaching to the next level? Join us in beautiful Southern California to learn from experts and meet other coaches from across the country.

  • Jan 13, 2014
    Bring It On: The Musical is back!

    The new tour begins this coming January and will criss-cross its way around the US to a city near you! Buy your tickets today!

  • Oct 02, 2013
    Never Stand Alone

    A Minnesota teen from Coon Rapids High School gave his peers something to cheer about.

  • Aug 23, 2013
    Casting Call for Bring It On: The Musical

    Want to star in the tour of Bring It On: The Musical? This Tony nominated Broadway show is hitting the road again, and you could be a star!

  • Aug 15, 2013
    More Than Just Pink Poms, The 39K Campaign

    Meet the Riverhead High School Cheerleading team, like most cheer teams, they support their school & athletics, practice hard at what they do and give back to their community

  • Aug 09, 2013
    Lincoln High School Cheerleaders Give Back

    At Lincoln High School, being a leader doesn’t end on the sidelines, at practice, or even in the classroom. 52 young ladies from Lincoln, California have taken their leadership role an extra step further by being true cheerleaders for their communities.

  • Jul 22, 2013
    Teaming Up with Kingman Academy

    This team of 18 young ladies decided to Team Up for St. Jude at summer camp, and brought in over Five THOUSAND letters to help raise money for the kids of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

  • Jul 12, 2013
    Supporting Through Spirit

    Cheerleading is all about support. Whether it is physical or emotional, it is our job as cheerleaders to back our teams, our school and our community. Read more about the support for Breanna.

  • Jun 11, 2013
    2013 Varsity It Girls Application

    Think you have what it takes? Apply to be a Varsity It Girl now!

  • Jun 05, 2013
    Announcing 2014 Team USA Tryout Dates

    Tryouts for Team USA Coed and All Girl will be held on Monday, January 20, 2014 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in the HP Fieldhouse.

  • Apr 14, 2013
    UCF Cheerleaders Inducted into Hall of Fame

    On Friday, April 12, the University of Central Florida inducted the 2003 UCA College National Championship team into the UCF Athletics Hall of Fame. Watch their 2003 routine and read more about their induction at www.ucf.edu!

  • Mar 28, 2013
    Shawn Johnson Gains Huge Respect for Cheerleading

    After partnering with Varsity and covering the NHSCC, Olympian Shawn Johnson gained a new respect for cheerleading that she shared in the espnW blog.

  • Mar 27, 2013
    Olympian Shawn Johnson Partners with Varsity

    Olympian Shawn Johnson has recently partnered with Varsity. Johnson will be the newest member of the broadcast team for the National Championships.

  • Mar 21, 2013
    UCA ESPN Air Dates!

    Updated times and days for the UCA ESPN shows! Please make sure to check your local listing. The air dates are on an Eastern time schedule.

  • Mar 07, 2013
    5th Annual Coaches Conference

    This is a coach's conference that will fit YOUR needs! Cheer and dance information that's offered will help take your coaching to the next level! Education from THE leaders in the INDUSTRY! The BEST speakers, the BEST vendors, and the BEST information in a GREAT location in Southern California - Orange County!

  • Mar 07, 2013
    Varsity Joins Partnership for Healthier America

    Varsity has joined the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) with a new initiative that encourages cheerleaders and dancers to cheer for a healthier America.

  • Feb 22, 2013
    Varsity Receives a Visit From Representative Stephen Fincher

    Memphis, Tenn., February 22, 2013—Local business Varsity, the leader in cheerleading and dance events, instruction and apparel, hosted U.S. Representative Stephen Fincher of Tennessee’s 8th District, in their East Memphis offices on Monday, February 19./event/1710/congressman-fincher-visit-

  • Jan 28, 2013
    Cheer Marathon on CBS Sports Network

    Don't miss the Cheer Marathon on CBS Sports Network on Sunday, February 3rd! Watch amazing routines from the ICU World Championship, NCA/NDA College Nationals and NCA All-Star Championship!

  • Jan 20, 2013
    Varsity Cheerleading CBS Sports Air Dates

    Varsity Cheerleading CBS Sports Air Dates Announced!

  • Jan 07, 2013
    Spirit Holding joins Varsity Family!

    Varsity and Spirit Holding have announced that they are merging, effective immediately. Based in Matthews, N.C., Spirit Holding is the parent company of CHEERSPORT, CheerLogistics and Universal Spirit, and hosts more than 30 competitions each year.

  • Nov 01, 2012
    Varsity Introduces Female Mascots

    For as long as sports have been a part of the American culture, so have sports mascots. And yet, for all those years, the mascots have been predominantly male, with all the snarling, muscle-flexing masculine characteristics imaginable.

  • Oct 30, 2012
    College Cheerleading Rules Updated

    The 2012-13 AACCA College Cheerleading Safety Rules have been updated to remove a newly-developed skill and to clarify the type of tower pyramid that requires an additional non-contact spotter.

  • Oct 05, 2012
    Next UCA Coaches Academy- Oct. 23, 2012

    Learn about UCA's School & Rec Competition Cheer Judging Sheet & Music Judging Sheet! These are the sheets that UCA uses to score and place your team at competition. Click the more button to register.

  • Sep 14, 2012
    Apply to be a STUNT Official or Judge

    Want to be a part of cheerleading history? Then apply to be a STUNT Official or Judge today! STUNT is only in its third season and has already doubled in the number of participants at the college level and new this season, STUNT is expanding to ten states at the high school level.

  • Aug 03, 2012
    A Splash and a Howl

    What do you get when you mix 350 cheerleaders with an outdoor waterpark? Find out during your stay! Great Wolf Lodge invites you to view a first-ever event in the outdoor pool area on Thursday, August 8 at 9:45 a.m..

  • Jul 30, 2012
    Watch the UCA/UDA College Demo Live

    Camp would not be complete without the College Demo! Tune into Varsity.com on Thursday, August 2 at 1:00 PM CDT to watch the UCA/UDA College staff put on an incredible performance.

  • Jul 17, 2012

    Varsity All Star is pleased to announce the launch of the ultimate all levels national championship, The Summit, which will replace the International All Levels Virtual Championship as their end of the season event.

  • Jun 19, 2012

    It’s a question as old as Title IX itself – Is Cheerleading A Sport? Every year, the physical abilities of cheerleaders are showcased on ESPN and CBS Sports, and now a new sport, STUNT, is vying for Emerging Sport Status from the NCAA. STUNT is about to launch its third season, with a roster that has averaged 22 teams in the last two years.

  • Jun 05, 2012
    Varsity All Star Summit

    Varsity All Star is pleased to announce the launch of the ultimate all levels national championship, The Summit, which will replace the International All Levels Virtual Championship as their end of the season event.

  • May 17, 2012
    Bring It On: The Musical is Bringing it to Broadway

    Bring It On: The Musical tells the story of the challenges and unexpected bonds formed through the thrill of extreme competition. With a colorful crew of characters, an exciting fresh sound and explosive dance with aerial stunts, this hilariously universal story is sure to be everything you hoped for and nothing like you expected.

  • Apr 10, 2012
    2012 College STUNT National Championship

    Six teams will compete at the College STUNT National Championship on April 14 in Daytona Beach, FL. Semi-finals will start at 10:00 am, followed by Finals at 12:30.

  • Apr 03, 2012
    Top "Team Up for St. Jude" Fundraisers Gather in Memphis for Recognition

    Members of the ten squads who raised the most donations as part of the “Team Up For St. Jude, Spirited By Varsity” campaign were invited to visit Memphis as a reward for their fundraising efforts benefiting the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The top Varsity employees will also be recognized for their contributions.

  • Apr 03, 2012
    Leading Cheerleading Safety Organization Addresses Head Injuries with New Safety Rules

    AACCA has announced that it has designated double twisting dismounts as illegal. With its mission of minimizing the risk of participation in cheerleading through safety awareness, education and safety rules, the AACCA believes strongly that any injury is one too many and continuously strives to set guidelines that help to reduce the risk of injury .

  • Feb 08, 2012
    UCA/UDA College Cheerleading & Dance Team National Championship ESPN Air Dates

    UCA/UDA College Cheerleading & Dance Team ESPN Air Dates!

  • Jan 20, 2012
    Announcement from Varsity

    Varsity Spirit Corp. today announced that it has made an addition to its family of cheerleading and dance brands with the acquisition of American Cheerleader® magazine from Macfadden Performing Arts Media of New York City.

  • Jan 19, 2012
    UCA Coaches Academy

    Attention Coaches! Sign up for the January 26th UCA Coaches Academy Webinar. Learn last minute tips on polishing your routine to impress judges!

  • Nov 14, 2011
    2012 Team USA Tryout Information

    Do you want to be the next Team USA Dance Team or USA Cheer Team Member? Click here to learn more on the application and tryout process.

  • Oct 11, 2011
    Inaugural USA Cheer/ ASMI Cheer Safety Symposium

    USA Cheer and the American Sports Medicine Institute have joined efforts to provide the first comprehensive safety symposium dedicated to cheerleading conditioning, injury prevention, safety awareness, and epidemiology.

  • Sep 15, 2011
    Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Announced

    The OSIP Board of Directors has announced that Jeff Webb, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Varsity Brands will receive the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2011 OSIP Conference, which takes place September 27 & 28 this year in Las Vegas.

  • Sep 13, 2011
    The International Cheer Union (ICU) has welcomed its 100th Nation

    As of September 12, The International Cheer Union (ICU) has welcomed its 100th member country. With the recent additions of cheerleading members in Saudi Arabia and Vietnam, Mongolia becomes the 100th member nation of one of the fastest growing sport federations in the world.”

  • Aug 23, 2011
    2011-2012 Varsity All Star Registration is open!

    Varsity All Star is proud to announce that all teams may now register for the 2011-2012 season. If you need assistance, please contact your Varsity All Star Advisor. Thank you for competing with us!

  • Jul 28, 2011
    Varsity Launches Let’s Go Pink

    Varsity has announced its Let’s Go Pink! Program, a line of pink apparel and accessories available online and through sales associates with 20% of profits donated to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.

  • Jul 19, 2011
    2011-2012 Varsity All Star Events

    The 2011-2012 Varsity All Star Event Calendar is available! Check back regularly for updates and new events.

  • Jun 21, 2011
    Varsity All Star 2011-2012 Scoring System

    In addition to specific adjustments made to the scoring rubric, the brands under Varsity All Star have collaborated even more to create a consistent standard of excellence.

  • Jun 01, 2011
    STUNT Announces 2011 All-Americans

    Twenty All Americans were chosen for the 2011 season of STUNT, along with eight Honorable Mentions. Congratulations to these outstanding athletes.

  • May 06, 2011
    3rd Annual Varsity Coaches Conference

    Last weekend, Varsity held its 3rd annual Varsity Coaches Conference in Costa Mesa, CA. Varsity brought in some of the best speakers from around the country and they all were a hug hit!

  • Apr 30, 2011
    American Cheerleader Cover Girl: Kendall Jenner

    Kendall Jenner has made her first cover; American Cheerleader magazine. Click MORE for E! News' coverage of her big moment!

  • Apr 20, 2011
    Great Wolf Lodge Unveils UCA Pavilion!

    Varsity, the leading cheerleading and dance team camp and competition organization, and Great Wolf Lodge, the largest family of indoor waterparks in North America, are celebrating the unveiling of the new “UCA Pavilion” at the Great Wolf Lodge resort in Grapevine, Texas.

  • Apr 11, 2011
    UCA Coaches Academy

    UCA has an opportunity you won’t want to pass up. On April 21, UCA will be hosting a Free Webinar. This on line training will be offered at 11:00am and 4:00pm CST and will last approximately 45 minutes.

  • Apr 05, 2011
    2011 Varsity Coaches Conference

    The 3rd Annual Varsity Coaches Conference is just around the corner. The conference will take place at the Westin South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, CA April 29-30, 2011. This is your chance to connect with other coaches to get refueled for another season. Get educated and stay current on the latest news in the cheer and dance industry.

  • Mar 16, 2011
    Varsity Raises $36,475.23 in HUGS for Midwest Cheer Elite

    This competition season, HUGS were given all over the country at Varsity All Star events, showing the love and support cheerleaders have for team members and fellow competitors.

  • Mar 02, 2011
    Introducing Cheerlebrity

    Cheerlebrity is unique in the entire all star cheerleading community, with a competition experience that is completely original. Each team will be judged by a traditional scoring panel of judges and a special Cheerlebrity panel, which will consist of well known all star athletes, coaches and popular choreographers from across the country.

  • Mar 01, 2011
    Varsity & NFHS Offer Free Safety Courses in Honor of National Cheerleading Safety Month

    Varsity will provide free safety certification courses to the first 200 coaches to log on to the National Federation of State High School Association’s website to take the course in March. This initiative is part of National Cheerleading Safety Month and Varsity’s ongoing mission to raise awareness about the importance of coaches’ education.

  • Feb 22, 2011
    Meridianville Middle School Helps Out Those in Need

    Last month, UCA and UDA gave back to those in need by hosting a cheerleading and dance competition to benefit the Make A Wish Foundation. The competition was held in Arlington, TN, and more than 500 cheerleaders and dancers came out to not only compete, but to help out a good cause.

  • Feb 22, 2011
    Varsity Brands and Pac West Announce Alliance

    Varsity and the Pac West Spirit Group have announced a strategic alliance that will extend the Varsity Family Plan rebates and bids to the west coast All Levels Championships to customers of Pac West.

  • Feb 21, 2011
    “Bring It On: The Musical” on National Tour

    “Bring It On: The Musical,” the unique comedy you’ve heard so much about, launches a national tour with opening night marked on the calendar for November 11 at the Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.

  • Feb 17, 2011
    Creation of USA Cheer Safety Council

    USA Cheer, the national governing body (NGB) for all forms of cheerleading, today launched the USA Cheer Safety Council to raise the awareness of cheerleading safety and education, address misconceptions about injuries, and provide data to ensure proper training of athletes.

  • Feb 17, 2011
    2011 Varsity TV Guide

    If you can’t get enough of cheerleading and dance, and you enjoy watching routine after routine, look no further than Varsity TV! Check out the Varsity TV Schedule for 2011, complete with event dates, locations and coverage!

  • Feb 12, 2011
    Spirit Cheer Beast of the East Winter Nationals

    Can’t make it to Hartford this year for Spirit Cheer's Beast of the East Winter Nationals? Check Varsity.com and the Spirit Cheer Facebook Page for updates and photos from the event!

  • Feb 01, 2011
    2011 USA Dance Team Selected

    The members of the 2011 Team USA Dance have been announced! Congratulations to team members from Orange Coast College and University of Cincinnati!

  • Feb 01, 2011
    Cheerleader with a Passion for Music

    Like most cheerleaders Courtney Kania got involved with cheerleading at a young age and has been hooked ever since. But cheerleading is only one of her passions, her other passion is play the harp!

  • Jan 25, 2011
    MDA Video Wins an Award!

    Each year UCA Regional Manager, Lauri Harris, heads up the MDA project. She had done a great job getting the UCA State Directors involved with MDA and thought it was time to get coaches and their squads involved by supporting an MDA Muscle Walk in their area. To help spread the word she, along with some help from local squads, created a Flash Mob.

  • Jan 21, 2011
    2011 Team USA Cheer

    The four month search for the most talented cheerleaders in America is complete. Sunday, January 17, 2011 marked the final day of Team USA Cheer tryouts. The 2011 Coed and All Girl teams will represent the United States on April 29th at the International Cheer Union (ICU) World Championships at the HP Field House in Orlando, Florida. In 2009 and 20

  • Dec 21, 2010
    First STUNT Exhibition

    The first official exhibition of the newly developed sport, STUNT, took place at Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina on Sunday December 13. Participating in the exhibition game were the cheer team from Methodist University and the club cheer team from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

  • Dec 14, 2010
    Bring It On: The Musical Announces Cast

    The Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia has announced the cast of its brand new musical comedy, Bring It On: The Musical, which includes eight experienced cheerleaders. The cast includes some of the nation’s most skilled cheerleaders, who were selected through collaboration with Varsity, the nation’s leading source for all things related to cheerl

  • Dec 10, 2010
    2010 NCA/NDA Christmas Extravaganza

    The 2010 NCA/NDA Christmas Extravaganza was a huge success! Over 500 participants from across America gathered at Walt Disney World to be part of the Disney Parks Christmas Day parade.

  • Dec 03, 2010
    Teen Girls Rock!

    A recent survey by Varsity Brands of teen girls showed that ninety-three (93) percent of teen girls participate in one or more activities at school. Nearly half of teen girls hold some type of leadership position in or out of school and almost three quarters feel people look to them as a leader.

  • Dec 02, 2010
    Past UCA Instructor Turned Artist

    Courtney Gluck from Mendham, NJ was a UCA instructor for five years. She loved cheering and training high school cheerleaders throughout her summers, but that wasn’t her only passion. This cheerleader also had a passion for art. When she wasn’t teaching cheerleading camps, she was learning about art at the School of Visual Arts in New York. It was

  • Nov 24, 2010
    Oprah Features The Sparkle Effect AGAIN on Nov. 26th!

    Oprah is doing a Thank You show featuring past guests on how being on Oprah helped them or changed their life. They will be profiling special needs cheer squads from across the country who have started as a result of the exposure. Make sure to tune in on Friday! Also, check out The Sparkle Effect's new website -- click 'More' below!

  • Nov 10, 2010
    The UCA Office Showing their Colors

    Last week the College Entry Tapes for the 2011 College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championships were due in the UCA office. Director of College Programs, John White, suggested that since the colleges where showing their school pride, that we should do the same. So in the UCA office, November 2 is officially known as College Spirit Day!

  • Oct 25, 2010
    Stunt- Cheerleading's New Sport

    USA Cheer, the governing body of cheerleading in America, has developed a new sport called Stunt! This dynamic sport takes the athletic skills of cheerleading and puts them into an exciting game format. Learn all about it by clicking the MORE button.

  • Oct 06, 2010
    Friday Night Cheerleading in America is Back!

    Friday Night Cheerleading in America is back this season! Varsity TV has chosen four teams to feature in 2010 – each team has their own unique story but one theme unites them all – they love cheering for their team every Friday night in the fall! Click on the MORE button for complete preview!

  • Sep 24, 2010
    Winner of the NSSD Sweepstakes

    The second annual National School Spirit Day on 09-10-10 was a huge success! Varsity’s Official National School Spirit Day Sweepstakes received more than 250 entries this year, and the winner, Coach Audra Grigar and her team, Needville High School from Needville, Texas, performed 126 hours of service during the week of NSSD.

  • Sep 08, 2010
    Breaking News from USA Cheer

    USA Cheer, the national governing body for all forms of cheerleading, has released a new competition sport designed to be considered for NCAA Emerging Sport status. “Stunt” offers exciting new opportunities for a wider range of participants, demonstrates clear differences from traditional cheerleading, and has been tailored to follow Title IX.

  • Aug 30, 2010
    UCA/UDA Participates in MDA Telethon!

    Each year, for the past 45 years, the Jerry Lewis Telethon has helped raise money and awareness for Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). During the telethon, 44 of our very own UCA/UDA Staff will be performing live on Monday, August 6 at approximately 8:00 am, Central Time Zone.

  • Aug 13, 2010
    Chat with Sparkle Effect's Sarah Cronk on Facebook!

    We want to give you the chance to talk to Sarah Cronk, ask her questions, and find out how she has become such an inspiration to cheerleaders across the country. We are opening up a Question and Answer session with her on the Varsity Cheerleading & Dance Facebook page on Monday, August 16 from 3:15-4:15 pm Central time.

  • Aug 06, 2010
    What Coaches are Saying about UCA Summer Camps!

    UCA is half way through the summer and already has gotten some great feedback from coaches who have attended our UCA camps. See what they are saying:

  • Jul 19, 2010
    UCA Kicks Off their First College Camp!

    Last Friday, UCA kicked off their first College Camp of the summer. The UCA college staff, who are among the most knowledgeable instructors your team can train with, kick off college camps each year at the Texas State University in San Marcos, TX.

  • Jun 24, 2010
    Jeff Webb Addresses Recent Media Coverage

    Varsity Founder and CEO Jeff Webb addresses the recent media coverage on the "Is Cheerleading a Sport?" debate. Get the facts here. Click More to read the full letter.

  • Jun 22, 2010
    Varsity weighs in on Cheerleading as Sport Debate

    The debate about cheerleading as a school sport has figured prominently in the headlines this week. Quinnipiac University is in federal court in Connecticut to determine if the proposed elimination of its women’s volleyball program violates participation requirements of Title IX.

  • May 13, 2010
    Teams Hold Clothing Drive After Nashville Flood

    Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) and Prime Tyme Athletics teamed up last weekend and showed the world once again that America Needs Cheerleaders! After the devastating flooding in Nashville, Tennessee several weeks ago, the cheerleaders wanted to do something to help those in need, so they organized a clothing drive at their UCA Stunt Clini

  • May 12, 2010
    AACCA Makes Changes in Safety Rules

    The American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators (AACCA) has announced stricter new safety rules and introduced the first set of cheerleading rules developed specifically for elementary, middle and junior high school squads with the goal in mind to minimize the risk of cheerleading-related injuries more than ever.

  • Apr 24, 2010
    ESPN Shows Airing This Weekend!

    Division I Cheer & Small Coed Highlight show that was pre-empted will re-air Saturday, May 8th from 1-2pm. See full schedule here!

  • Apr 23, 2010
    Bring It On The Musical Tryouts

    Are you a cheerleader or dancer and want the chance to be featured on stage? On May 22, there is an Open Call in New York City for Bring It On: The Musical™! You could join the award-winning creative team, directed & choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler, on this production based on the popular movie about competitive cheerleading!

  • Mar 26, 2010
    See Who Received a Bid to Worlds!

    Congratulations to everyone competing at The Cheerleading and Dance Worlds in April. Varsity All Star is excited to be sending the following teams to the 2010 USASF Cheerleading and Dance Worlds!

  • Mar 26, 2010
    UCA Receives their First Donation for MDA!

    UCA has received its first donation of the year for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). The donation was made by Wekiva High School from Apopka, FL in the amount of $500.

  • Mar 24, 2010
    Sparkle Effect Wins Grant

    In just two years, the special needs cheerleading organization, The Sparkle Effect, has taken off! The cheerleaders have been featured in national magazines and on television shows across America, including People magazine and The Oprah Winfrey Show. Now they are proud winners of a $25,000 grant from Pepsi that will help them start up special needs

  • Mar 24, 2010
    Varsity Brands Coaches Conference

    Attention all coaches! The second annual Varsity Brands Coaches Conference is coming up, and you are going to love what we have to offer! The conference will take place at The Westin South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, California Friday, April 16-Saturday, April 17.

  • Mar 22, 2010
    Varsity All Star 2010-2011

    This all star competition season may be winding down, but it’s already time to start preparing for next year’s competition season! Varsity has everything you need for the 2010-2011 season, so get your calendars out and start preparing for next year! Getting an early start on next season is as easy as one, two, three!

  • Mar 16, 2010
    Auditions for Bring It On: The Musical

    When the movie Bring It On was released in 2000, cheerleaders across the country raced to movie theaters to get their eyes full of what they love most. Now, more than a decade later, Tony Award winning creators have been working to re-create the movie and will soon make available on Broadway, Bring It On: The Musical™.

  • Mar 08, 2010
    2010 USA Cheer Teams Chosen

    USA Cheer is pleased to announce its team members for 2010. The Coed and All Girl teams will represent the United States at the second Annual International Cheer Union (ICU) World Championship in Orlando, Florida on April 25 and 26.

  • Mar 05, 2010
    Nationals on ESPN and FSN

    Watch cheerleading and dance teams nationally televised on ESPN and FSN from several UCA, UDA, and NCA National Championships!

  • Mar 02, 2010
    Cheer Ltd. Joins Varsity Family Plan

    Varsity has announced that Cheer Ltd. has joined the Varsity Family Plan starting with the 2010-2011 season, and that all Cheer Ltd. competitive events will be included in the prestigious plan.

  • Feb 23, 2010
    Help Cheerleaders Do Great Things!

    Pepsi has been looking for non-profits groups with ideas that generate a positive impact on the world around them. The Sparkle Effect, which has been featured on UCA and Varsity's sites, is in the running to make it into the top ten. The groups that make it into the Top Ten will receive a $25,000 Pepsi Refresh Grant.

  • Feb 18, 2010
    Varsity All Star Releases iPhone App

    Varsity All Star has recently released a new app for the iPhone and iTouch that includes a searchable listing of all star competitions produced by the Varsity All Star organizations.

  • Feb 15, 2010
    MDA Ambassador Visits NHSCC

    This weekend, UCA celebrated the 30th Anniversary of the National High School Cheerleading Championship in Orlando, Florida. As a 20-year partner with UCA, the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) sent their National Goodwill Ambassador, 10-year-old Abbey Umali of Redlands, California, to help celebrate!

  • Jan 22, 2010
    Varsity TV Guide

    What to watch and when to watch it! Keep up with your favorite cheerleading and dance events by watching videos on Varsity TV! Click "MORE" to get the full schedule!

  • Jan 21, 2010
    2010 USA Dance Team Selected

    The dance team from the University of Minnesota – Minneapolis has been selected as the 2010 Team USA Dance Team. The team will represent the United States at the 2010 International Cheer Union (ICU) World Championship this April 22-23 in Orlando, Florida at the Walt Disney World® Resorts.

  • Jan 17, 2010
    Be Safe for Basketball Season

    If many of your nights have been spent in your school’s gym lately, it’s probably because it’s that time of year again… basketball season! As a cheerleader, that means lots of fun cheering at games, but it also means new safety rules to abide by.

  • Jan 15, 2010
    NCA Senior and Junior High School National Championship!

    Don't miss one second of the action later this month in Dallas! Click on the MORE button below for a preview article about NCA Nationals!

  • Jan 13, 2010
    Cheer Safety Leaders Merge

    Leading cheerleading safety organizations, the American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators (AACCA) and the National Council for Spirit Safety Education (NCSSE), have merged. The partnership that went into effect January 12 hopes to reach every level of cheerleading with the focus on safety awareness and coaches’ education.

  • Dec 16, 2009
    2009 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    Just in case you missed it -- Elizabeth's Blog of the 2009 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City!

  • Dec 11, 2009
    The REAL Twilight Cheerleaders

    Even if you’re not claiming to be the biggest Twilight fan, you’ve at least read the book series, watched the movie, or heard of the phenomenon. While the books are fiction, the town they are set in is not. Forks, Washington is an actual small town of almost 3,200 people with a real high school, real students, a real Spartan mascot, and real cheerl

  • Dec 07, 2009
    Expanded Insurance for College Teams

    Aside from the insurance coverage NCAA college teams get at games or at Varsity camps and competitions, have you thought about your team’s coverage for the extra events they perform at throughout the season? It may be the busiest time of year for cheerleading and dance teams, and it’s important that your team is always covered for all their practic

  • Nov 18, 2009
    Cheerleaders on TV This Week

    Don't miss all of the incredible cheerleaders on TV this week: the founders of the Sparkle Effect on Oprah Winfrey, a spot on ABC's Good Morning America featuring some of the All-Americans performing in the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade, and the opening performance of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC!

  • Nov 12, 2009
    Cheerleaders Break Guinness World Record

    Cheerleaders from across the Mid-South broke the Guinness Book World Record for largest cheerleading dance in history at the UCA Mid-South Regional cheerleading competition held November 7 at the University of Memphis.

  • Nov 03, 2009
    Winners of Go Girl Go Ambassador Awards

    Each year the Women’s Sport Foundation and Gatorade select 20 recipients for the Women’s Sports Foundation Go Girl Go Ambassador Team Awards. This year the Northwest cheerleaders were one of the recipients.

  • Oct 19, 2009
    WIN $500 in Project NCA-NDA Contest!

    NCA and NDA will reward the Top 5 Teams that donate the most money to their local Make-A-Wish chapter. Deadline is 11-2-09! Click on the MORE button for additonal information.

  • Oct 16, 2009
    Kansas Teams Fight Cancer

    Despite rivalry, Kansas State and University of Kansas Cheerleaders come together to fight for a cause!

  • Oct 15, 2009
    USA Cheer - 2010 Tryouts and Coaches

    After a successful year last year, USA Cheer is ready to get the ball rolling on their second year competing at the 2010 ICU World Championship. They have recently announced their tryout dates for December 5 and 6 to be held in Atlanta Georgia. USA Cheer is also proud to announce the coaches for the 2009-2010 teams.

  • Oct 14, 2009
    AACCA releases Sports Injury Study

    The American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators (AACCA) has just published its first Sports Injury Study online. The goal of the study is to show the safety in cheerleading as well as address the media’s misinterpretations of the athleticism of cheerleading.

  • Oct 09, 2009
    Game Time Pointers

    The Game Time Championships were created to showcase what traditional cheerleading is all about – leading the crowd!

  • Oct 07, 2009
    Cookie Jar Group partners with Varsity

    Varsity is excited to announce that Cookie Jar Group has been named the exclusive licensing agent and entertainment partner for Varsity Brands. Cookie Jar Group will help launch Varsity-branded merchandise and entertainment starting in 2010.

  • Oct 05, 2009
    2010 Varsity Coaches Conference

    Attention all coaches! The 2010 Varsity Brands Coaches Conference dates have been set, and you are going to love what we have to offer. The conference will take place at The Westin South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, California Friday, April 16-Saturday, April 17. You don’t want to miss this conference!

  • Oct 01, 2009
    Fundraising Ideas

    Low on funds? Who isn’t in this economy?! It may seem impossible for your team to raise money this year, but with Varsity’s variety of fundraisers, it doesn’t have to be. Whether your team needs new uniforms, cash for spirit raisers, or competition money, Varsity has you covered!

  • Sep 23, 2009
    AACCA Opens Online Safety Course

    The American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators (AACCA) has opened the first ever online cheerleading safety course. After several months of development, the course is now available online, now making safety courses more accessible and consistent.

  • Sep 15, 2009
    Varsity All Star now on Facebook

    Calling all All Star cheerleading and dance coaches! Do you want the latest updates, news, and information about your favorite competitions? Look no further than the Varsity All Star Facebook page!

  • Sep 03, 2009
    Jerry Lewis Telethon

    Monday, September 7th between 8:00 am and 8:40 am, Central Time Zone, the UCA and UDA Staff will perform live on the Jerry Lewis Telethon. Throughout the day the staff will help entertain hundreds of thousands of people watching the telethon and assisting in raising money for Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).

  • Sep 01, 2009
    Don Collins Joins "Experts"

    Varsity.com’s Ask an Expert panel is now at 15, adding one more expert, Don Collins to the list. Don is a cheerleading veteran who has been involved in all areas of cheerleading throughout his career.

  • Aug 28, 2009
    USA Cheer Launches New Site

    The USA Federation for Sport Cheering has recently launched its new website. The transformation includes all of the old information from USA Cheer as well as a few new features!

  • Aug 26, 2009
    ICU & IASF 2010 Championship Schedule

    The ICU and IASF Cheerleading and Dance Team Championship weekend dates and activities have been announced! On April 22-26, cheerleaders and dancers from all over the world will gather in Orlando, Florida at the Walt Disney World Resort to compete for world titles!

  • Aug 17, 2009
    Follow Herkie on Twitter!

    Cheerleaders fan the flames of encouragement, joy, and sportsmanship from one generation to the next. From Herkie’s torch to yours – Cheer Forward! Click on the MORE button to follow Herkie on Twitter for a daily dose of cheerLEADing motivation!

  • Aug 12, 2009
    Cheerleaders and Baskin Robbins Break Record

    To celebrate the launch of their Ice Cream and Cake Dance Video Contest, Baskin-Robbins, America’s favorite neighborhood ice cream shop, hosted the Largest Cheerleading Dance record-breaker, 227 cheerleaders set a new Guinness World Record!

  • Aug 04, 2009
    Win an iPod Nano!

    Win an iPod Nano!

  • Aug 03, 2009
    The Varsity Standard of Scoring

    Varsity has been working to make your job as a coach easier by creating the Varsity Family Plan, offering centralized registration, and mandating "No Release Forms" for All Stars at Varsity competitions. What’s Next? The Varsity Standard of Scoring!

  • Aug 02, 2009
    AACCA Recommends New Safety Standards

    The American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators (AACCA) is continuing the effort to make cheerleading as safe as possible. Most recently, they have announced new safety standards for cheerleading competitions for the 2010-2011 competitive season.

  • Jul 29, 2009
    UCA / UDA College Demo

    When cheerleaders attend a Universal Cheerleaders Association camp, one of the things they look forward to is the Opening Demonstration, or as it is better known as, the College Demo. The College Demo has a reputation for being one of the most anticipated performances of the year, and it never lets the campers down.

  • Jul 28, 2009
    USA Cheer/Dance Tryouts

    The applications are out, and it’s already time to begin the selection process for the 2010 USA Cheerleading and Dance teams who will represent the United States in the 2010 International Cheer Union World Cup on April 23, 2010.

  • Jul 20, 2009
    NEW NCA Open National Championship

    Louisville, KY February 27-28, 2010. This new Championship is a great opportunity for teams in the Central, Southeast and Northeast regions of the country! Click on the MORE button for additional information.

  • Jul 15, 2009
    USASF Holds Safety Judges Certification

    At the end of August through September, the United States All Star Federation (USASF) will be holding its annual Safety Judges Certification, and coaches are encouraged to attend!

  • Jul 10, 2009
    NDA adds Hip Hop Division to College Nationals

    NDA has announced an exciting addition to the 2010 NCA/NDA Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championship -- a new Hip Hop Division! Click on the MORE button for details.

  • Jul 10, 2009
    Is Cheerleading a Sport?

    Every cheerleader gets fired up when someone tries to argue with them that cheerleading is not a sport. Whether it’s a football player in one of your classes, a teacher who talks down about cheerleading... you want people to know that being a cheerleader does make you an athlete!

  • Jul 08, 2009
    Cheerleading Safety Update from Jeff Webb

    With the goal of spreading cheerleading worldwide, the International Cheer Union proudly welcomes its 75th member country! Joining the recent additions to the ICU, Sri Lanka and British Virgin Islands, Greece just recently completed the membership process. The ICU now counts all five continents in their membership!

  • Jul 08, 2009
    ICU Adds 75th Country

    With the goal of spreading cheerleading worldwide, the International Cheer Union proudly welcomes its 75th member country! Joining the recent additions to the ICU, Sri Lanka and British Virgin Islands, Greece just recently completed the membership process. The ICU now counts all five continents in their membership!

  • Jun 30, 2009
    LSU Cheerleader Turns Injury into Victory

    In high school, Tyler played football at Dripping Springs and appreciated the cheerleaders on the sideline, but he never imagined that he would ever be cheering on the players himself. Then one night his whole life changed in the blink of an eye.

  • Jun 21, 2009
    A Father's Day Special

    If your dad shows up to your games with pom pons, flags, or gigantic signs… he might be a “crazy cheer dad.” If your dad paints his face or body for your games or cheer competitions… he might be a “crazy cheer dad.” If your dad yells at your cheerleading competition the same way he yells for his favorite NFL team… he might be a “crazy cheer dad.

  • Jun 15, 2009
    Cheerleaders Found Special Needs Program

    Sarah Cronk and Sarah Herr, two varsity cheerleaders from Pleasant Valley High School in Bettendorf, Iowa, are two examples of young people making a difference. The cheerleading duo recently started “The Sparkle Effect,” a nonprofit organization that influences high school students across the United States to develop cheerleading squads for student

  • Jun 11, 2009
    How Your Pom Pons Could Save the Earth

    Has it ever occurred to you that your pom pons could save the world? It may sound like a bizarre question, but those frilly things you use to entertain the crowd at pep rallies and games do in fact keep the earth clean from oil spills!

  • Jun 05, 2009
    AACCA Starts a Blog

    To help coaches, cheerleaders, and parents keep up with the latest safety trends, AACCA (American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators) has created a cheerleading safety blog that will include safety information, tips, and fun facts!

  • Jun 05, 2009
    Pittsburgh Steelers - Deshea Townsend Builds Up Youth Camp in Mississippi

    Ten years ago Deshea Townsend, defensive back for the Pittsburgh Steelers, wanted to give something back to his community, so he started hosting football clinics for youth players at South Panola High School in Batesville, Mississippi, his alma mater. This year they invited cheerleaders to join them.

  • May 27, 2009
    Study Shows 400,000 Cheerleaders

    According to a recent survey by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), there are almost 400,000 individuals involved in high school cheerleading in the United States today!

  • May 26, 2009
    Mascots Rock!

    Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a celebrity? Being a Mascot character is the closest that most people will get. Along with the celebrity status comes responsibility. Check out the following tips from the NCA mascot, Tuffy the Tiger, and be a responsible role model AND a community celebrity!

  • May 22, 2009
    Moms in May!

    Like Mother, Like Daughter Mothers and Daughters Who Cheered/Danced You may have heard the saying, "Like Mother, Like Daughter" several times before, but in cheerleading and dance, that phrase comes around pretty often. Many cheerleaders and dancers have been influenced to cheer or dance by their mothers

  • May 08, 2009
    NCA/NDA Coaches and Directors National Conference

    Close to 300 cheer coaches and dance directors from 31 states and 3 foreign countries will be attending the NCA/NDA Coaches and Directors National Conference May 15-17, 2009.

  • May 06, 2009
    Popular Cheerleading Uniforms for 2009

    After being selected to cheer on your schools cheerleading team, some of the things you can look forward to are leading the school prep rallies, cheering at football and basketball games and picking out the uniforms you will be wearing for the upcoming season.

  • May 06, 2009
    NCA/NDA Coaches and Directors National Conference

    After being selected to cheer on your schools cheerleading team, some of the things you can look forward to are leading the school prep rallies, cheering at football and basketball games and picking out the uniforms you will be wearing for the upcoming season.

  • Apr 15, 2009
    Champion: More Than an All Star Team

    Champion All Stars Gym in Danbury, Connecticut is more than just a championship winning program. It’s a program that spends a great deal of time helping those in need. Through support from team members and coaches, young cheerleading coach, Marli Mastrianni, and eight year old, Jaxxon Reed, have both leaned on Champion through the toughest times

  • Apr 02, 2009
    Football Player Chooses Cheerleading

    Football or cheerleading? That’s the question long-time football player Stephen Collins faced last year when he was forced to choose between the two.

  • Apr 02, 2009
    NCAA Tournament - Final Four

    Last weekend was one of the most exciting weekends in college basketball. Eight teams battled it out on the court trying to earn a spot in the men’s Final Four. Michigan State University, University of Connecticut, Villanova University and the University of North Carolina came out on top, inching their way closer to being the 2009 NCAA Champions.

  • Mar 31, 2009
    New brands team up with Varsity!

    Varsity All Star is excited to announce their partnership with CHEERSPORT and Universal Spirit for the 2009-2010 cheerleading season. With these two companies teaming up with Varsity, gyms may now qualify for the Varsity Family Plan and the Network by attending CHEERSPORT and Universal Spirit events

  • Mar 23, 2009
    Ukiah Lions Rise Above Tough Economy

    Given the tough economic times, raising money was a challenge for many cheerleading teams this year. The Ukiah Lions cheerleaders from Ukiah, California struggled with their fundraising efforts and almost had to cancel their trip to USA Junior Nationals in Anaheim, California.

  • Mar 18, 2009
    March: Cheerleading Safety Month!

    Of course, cheerleading safety should be practiced any time cheerleading is being performed, but March – Cheerleading Safety Month – provides the perfect opportunity to shine the spotlight on cheerleading safety. Now is the time your team should start practicing the safety of cheerleading!

  • Mar 04, 2009

    Do you look forward to watching cheerleading on ESPN each year? If so, make your weekend plans now! Starting Sunday March 8 at 12:00 p.m., ESPN2 will be airing routines from the National High School Cheerleading Championship held in Orlando, Florida.

  • Feb 27, 2009
    Cheerleading Safety Plan Successful

    In 2006, the College Cheerleading Safety Initiative (CCSI) took action to diminish the injuries in college cheerleading, and as a result, injuries in college cheerleading have been dramatically reduced.

  • Feb 27, 2009
    Varsity is Now on Twitter!

    Follow us as we cover the most prestigious competitions of the season, travel around world teaching camps, find out the latest trends in uniforms and campwear, and stay updated on the latest safety news. Click More to get started!

  • Feb 21, 2009
    NCA and NDA Partner with the Make-A-Wish Foundation

    Continuing their longstanding commitment to leadership and community service, NCA and NDA have established an official sponsorship with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, a nonprofit organization that grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

  • Feb 20, 2009
    UCA/UDA College Championships on ESPN!

    Can’t get enough cheerleading and dance? This weekend, ESPN2 will be airing the top team’s performances from the 2009 UCA/UDA College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship!

  • Feb 13, 2009
    University of Cincinnati Chosen as USA Dance Team

    After much consideration from several outstanding applicants, the University of Cincinnati dance team has been selected as the first ever USA Dance Team. The group of 17 girls will represent the United States of American in the International Cheer Union World Cup Championships.

  • Feb 12, 2009
    OSIP/Varsity Study Proves Cheerleaders to be True Leaders

    To get an accurate snapshot of today’s cheerleader, the Organization of Spirit Industry Providers (OSIP) and Varsity conducted a survey involving almost 6,000 cheerleaders across the country, and the results showed that cheerleaders are everything but the negative stereotypes placed on them.

  • Feb 03, 2009
    NDA Unleashed Convention

    On Feb. 27, 2009, in conjunction with NCA and NDA All-Star Nationals in Dallas, NDA is hosting the Unleashed Dance Convention featuring guest choreographers Tabitha and Napoleon! Click the MORE button for additional information.

  • Jan 29, 2009
    AACCA Responds to Court Ruling that Cheerleading is Contact Sport

    AACCA Responds to Court Ruling that Cheerleading is Contact Sport

  • Jan 08, 2009
    Rival Teams Merge

    Beall High School and Westmar High School lived this scenario a year ago when their schools merged to become Mountain Ridge High School in Frostburg, Maryland. The two schools were so small and their population was steadily lowering, so a decision was made to join the two schools together to become a more powerful and all around better school.

  • Dec 22, 2008
    Capital One Participants Get Ready for a Big Performance!

    Cheerleading squads and dance teams prepare to leave for Orlando, Florida to perform in the Capital One Bowl that will take place on New Year’s Day!

  • Dec 19, 2008
    Varsity.com Reviews "We Cheer"

    Varsity.com reviews the new Nintendo Wii game, "We Cheer." See what Varsity.com editors had to say about it!

  • Dec 18, 2008
    Holiday Ideas from American School Spirit Finalists

    Every squad has their own holiday traditions - whether its parties, bonding activities, or holiday charity work, Christmas is the time of year for teams to come together. See what some of the 2008 American School Spirit Finalists do for the holidays!

  • Dec 17, 2008
    NCA Game Day Division Raises School Spirit

    NCA has a new division at their high school nationals, and it has coaches motivated to not only compete in the division but to bring the routine they use back home to raise school spirit.

  • Dec 12, 2008
    Athletes Travel Near and Far for USA Cheer Tryouts

    The USA Federation Sport of Cheerleading (USA Cheer) held the final phase of their selection process: in person tryouts. It was a success with hopefuls flying in from all over the country to compete for a spot on one of the USA Dream Teams!

  • Dec 05, 2008
    USA Cheer Tryouts to be Held this Weekend

    The USA Federation Sport of Cheerleading (USA Cheer) is in its final stage of the selection process for the USA Dream Team, with tryouts taking place this weekend in Louisville, Kentucky.

  • Dec 04, 2008
    USASF Now Offering Scholarships

    If you are currently an all star cheerleader or dancer looking for extra money to go to college or needing money to help out with regular gym fees, you might want to check out the new scholarship program from the U.S. All Star Federation for Cheerleading and Dance (USASF)!

  • Dec 03, 2008
    Gift Ideas

    Looking for a great cheer gift for the Holidays? You have come to the right place! This year PBteen has teamed up with Varsity and is launching a bedroom collection featuring UCA and NCA designs.

  • Nov 25, 2008
    Top 10 Things Coaches Should Know about All-Levels

    Still have questions about the All-Levels competitions? Look through the 10 things a coach should know and find all the answers to your questions!

  • Nov 24, 2008
    Greenwood High School is Going Green!

    Greenwood High School cheerleading co-captain Ashley Hoyt and the captain of pom squad, Brittany Stout, started a unique recycling project this year at their Arkansas high school. Their goal is to collect all of the bottles and cans at the varsity football and basketball games.

  • Nov 15, 2008
    All-Levels Adds Divisions

    Competition season has begun and many all-star teams are preparing to qualify for a bid to the International All-Levels Championships, the first championship in the history of cheerleading to allow cheerleading and dance all-star teams of all sizes and levels to compete internationally.

  • Nov 14, 2008
    American School Spirit Award

    Calling All Cheerleading Squads and Dance Teams! You have two weeks left to apply for the American School Spirit Award! The American School Spirit Award is an award recognizing the top all-around programs in the country, which exemplify community service, outstanding school athletic support, spirit raising activities, and academics.

  • Nov 06, 2008
    Spirit Cheer Joins Varsity

    It was announced on November 5 that Spirit Cheer has been added to the family of Varsity Brands.

  • Oct 31, 2008
    USA Cheer Tryout to be Held in Louisville

    On December 7, the very first USA Federation Sport of Cheerleading tryout will be held in Louisville, Kentucky to find the 60 best cheerleaders in the country to become members of the USA Dream Team.

  • Oct 30, 2008
    Cheer Coach Fights Breast Cancer

    Homecoming week for Tracy Van Wyk, cheerleading coach at Colfax-Mingo High School in Colfax, Iowa, was more than just parades, pep rallies, and a big Friday night game. It was a life-changing, inspiring experience.

  • Oct 29, 2008
    Q&A with HSM3 Choreographer

    HSM3 Choreographer, Bonnie Story, isn’t your everyday dance composer. Most can’t say they have won an Emmy Award, worked with acclaimed movie directors and actors, and performed on national television shows and commercials – Bonnie can claim all of those things and more.

  • Oct 23, 2008
    Bonnabel Cheerleaders at McCain Rally

    Several months ago, the 2008 Republican presidential candidate, Senator John McCain, visited Kenner, Louisiana to speak and kick off his presidential race, and the Bonnabel High School cheerleaders got fully involved in the big event.

  • Oct 21, 2008
    Friday Night Cheerleading in America - Odessa Permian

    This fall, Varsity.com is traveling across the country, visiting small towns and big cities alike, to feature different cheer programs from coast to coast as they cheer their football teams on to victory. The first stop on our tour is Odessa Permian High School in Odessa, TX.

  • Oct 16, 2008
    AACCA Safety Reminder for High Schools

    In May of 2008, AACCA released new safety guidelines for high school cheerleaders for performance on basketball/indoor courts. With basketball season quickly approaching, now is the time to review these important safety guidelines with your squad. Stay safe!

  • Oct 16, 2008
    Ashland Cheer Squad Volunteers Often

    Most would expect a cheerleading squad ages six to 12 to only be concerned with cheering on the sidelines, but the Ashland Junior Football League Blackcat cheerleaders aren't just about cheering. They make community service their top priority behind supporting their football team.

  • Oct 15, 2008
    All-Levels Updates

    The International All-Levels Championship has made a few updates to their recently posted schedule of events.

  • Oct 14, 2008
    Nationally Ranked Teams Prepare for Competition

    What does it take to get a nationally ranked team ready for the National High School Cheerleading Championship? Josh McCurdy, UCA Instructor for 10 years and V!ROC Choreography director, has spent the majority of his life competing for national titles, coaching nationally ranked teams, and teaching UCA cheer camps. With all this experience, he

  • Oct 13, 2008
    NCA Receives Top Honors

    NCA's All Star Nationals gets top honors in American Cheerleader Magazine's Reader's Choice Awards!

  • Oct 10, 2008
    Media Inaccuracte on Cheerleading Image

    Recently, articles have appeared about the lack of supervision or the governing of cheerleading rules and regulations. The attempt of these reports is to make it appear as if cheerleading is not governed at any level by anybody. This is simply not true. In truth, cheerleading has as much or more governing than any other athletic activity.

  • Oct 09, 2008
    Spirit Teams Cheer at Presidential Debates

    With Election Day just weeks away, the Democratic and Republican campaign trails are heating up, and the University of Mississippi, Belmont University, and Hofstra University are catching some of the fire. As these universities agreed to host the three presidential debates, their cheerleaders and dancers prepared to be a part of history

  • Oct 02, 2008
    Hofstra Dancers Hit the Stage with Usher

    For any dance team, performing at a game is exciting, performing at Nationals is thrilling, but imagine the exhilaration of taking the stage with a famous singer and dancer at a nation-wide event. Hofstra dance team found out exactly what it was like to perform with a superstar when they were chosen to dance with Usher onstage at the NFL Kick Off

  • Sep 24, 2008
    Make Varsity.com Your School Colors!

    Varsity.com is totally customizable to your school's colors. Put your mouse over the the Change Site Color link at the top of the site and select your school's colors! Find out more about the NEW Varsity.com!

  • Sep 23, 2008
    USA Cheer Announcement

    The application is out for the USA cheerleading squad that will be representing the United States of America in the 2009 International Cheer Union World Cup of Cheerleading that will take place in Orlando, Florida, April 24.

  • Sep 20, 2008
    NCA/NDA Staff Reunion - 60 Years of Cheer!

    Take a look at photo galleries of NCA and NDA Staff over the last six decades along with images taken at the Reunion Sept. 12-14 where NCA and NDA celebrated 60 Years of Cheers!

  • Sep 19, 2008
    International All-Levels Championship

    Now with 5 locations around the country, the All-Levels is the first championship in which teams of all levels and sizes have the opportunity to compete at an international level. Click More for the latest updates on the All-Levels!