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Changes to 2019/2020 Rules & Regulations


For the 2019/2020 competition season there will be updates to some of the rules at our competitions. These rules will apply to the Winter Championships December 7th & 8th 2019 and onwards.

Cheerleading/Group Stunt/Partner Stunt
Level 2
Handspring series are now allowed.
Level 3
Athletes can perform a single leg stunt at 2.5 high without any twisting movement. If any twist is included, the single leg stunt must remain at 2 high.
Level 5
Athletes can perform a single twist AND single rotation dismount from a double leg stunt, which must be braced with two points of contact. If there is only one point of contact, the dismount can be two twists OR a single rotation (not combined).

Cheer Dance
There is only one level of entry.

Urban Cheer
There is only one level of entry.

Click here to see the 2019/2020 Rules & Regulations

UKCA Autumn Training Courses



Last weekend 2 courses in Flintshire marked the start of our Autumn training course schedule.

Saturday saw a group of budding Cheerleading coaches complete their Leadership Award, a mixture of practical work and theory, covering Health & Safety, Communication, Motivation, Team Building and Leadership Skills necessary to assist a Qualified Coach. We’d like say a huge well done to everyone who completed the course!

Our next Leadership Award is in Leighton Buzzard on the 21st October – Leadership Award @ Leighton Buzzard

On Sunday, another group of Cheerleading coaches took their Foundation Cheerleading Skills course. The course covered ground bound Cheer and Dance skills, Coaching Skills, Lesson Planning & Session Structure, Health & Safety; Warm Up, Stretch & Cool Down Activities, Cheerleading Vocal Skills, Cheer Arm Motions, Cheer Jump Technique, Choreography. Once again we’d like to say a huge well done, to everyone on the course who gained their Foundation Cheerleading Skills Certificate of Qualification.

Our next upcoming Foundation Cheerleading Skills course takes place in Leighton Buzzard on 22nd October – Foundation Cheerleading Skills @ Leighton Buzzard

Gain the qualifications you need this autumn

UKCA Newsletter – August 2019



The latest news from the UK Cheerleading Association including upcoming courses and some special offers from our partners.

Congratulations To Our Newly Qualified Coaches

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Competition Rules Update Coming Soon

Send Us Your Summer Training Snaps

Been training over the summer? Poms on the beach? Tag us in your snaps using #ukca on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.

Upcoming Courses

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A Successful Weekend of Training Courses in Belfast



Last weekend two fantastic UKCA courses came to Belfast and we welcomed a host of newly qualified Cheer coaches.

Over Saturday and Sunday attendees on both our Leadership Award and Urban Cheer Foundation Skills course were led through mixed practical and theory sessions by a fully qualified instructor who was there to ensure all participants finished the day feeling confident and inspired. It was fantastic to see so many newly certified Cheer coaches in Northern Ireland.

Check out some of the highlights from the weekend!

We’d like to say a huge well done to everyone who attended each course and to our coaches who did an outstanding job of educating our attendees.

All of our courses coming this Autumn can be found on the UKCA Course Calendar.

Finish the Summer with New Qualifications



Book your place on our upcoming courses in Flintshire and finish summer 2019 with brand new qualifications.

Throughout the year UKCA offer an extensive range of specially designed Training Courses that assist and encourage the development of all attendees. Each course is run by a fully qualified instructor and we ensure that everyone who attends, finishes the day feeling confident and inspired.

On Saturday 7th September and Sunday 8th September we have 2 courses coming up in Flintshire.

With a mix of practical work and theory, the course will cover:

Health & Safety
Communication
Motivation
Team Building
Leadership Skills necessary to assist the delivery of Cheerleading activities under the guidance of a Qualified Coach.
Suitable for ages 12+ (Students in Year 8 or above) or adults with no coaching/teaching experience.

Successful participants will receive a Leadership certificate of qualification enabling them to assist their Coaches.

An introduction to Cheerleading, covering ground bound Cheer and Dance skills.

This predominantly practical course is supported by theoretical understanding and incorporates:

Coaching Skills
Lesson Planning & Session Structure
Health & Safety
Warm Up, Stretch & Cool Down Activities
Cheerleading Vocal Skills
Cheer Arm Motions
Cheer Jump Technique
Choreography
Successful participants demonstrating an active understanding of the course will receive a Foundation Cheerleading Skills Certificate of Qualification.

To find out more about UKCA Courses and further courses we have coming up this autumn visit the Education section of our website.

Urban Cheer Course – Belfast



Last year UKCA brought you our brand new discipline, Urban Cheer, a slight update from Street Cheer.

Since its introduction, Urban Cheer has featured at all of UKCA’s major competitions and we have held a host of courses throughout the country. This August our Urban Cheer Foundation Skills course comes to Belfast.

The course is an introduction to Urban Cheer, covering ground bound Urban Cheer skills. The predominantly practical course is supported by theoretical understanding and incorporates:

• Coaching Skills
• Lesson Planning & Session Structure
• Health & Safety
• Warm Up, Stretch & Cool Down Activities
• Urban Vocal Skills
• Foundation Dance Styles
• Cheer Arm Motions
• Jump Technique
• Choreography

Successful participants demonstrating an active understanding of the course content will receive a Foundation Urban Cheer Skills Certificate of Qualification.

The course will be held on Sunday 25th August at Spectrum Centre between 10am and 4pm. Make the most of your summer break and gain the qualifications you need, book on the course today:

About Urban Cheer

Urban Cheer is a discipline that blends Urban Dance with Cheerleading Skills. It has 2 new additions to Street Cheer: Cheer Arm Motions and Age Divisions inline with Cheerleading.

Find out more in the video below:

A Special Offer From Our Partner



UKCA partner, Insure4Sport, are offering 10% off their insurance cover for UKCA Members.

Why do I need insurance?

Cheerleaders, along with gymnasts, have one of the highest injury rates of any athlete. Muscle tears, whiplash and neck injuries are common, which is why it’s essential to have a specialist insurance policy in place to protect you if an accident happens. In addition to athletes, Cheerleading coaches who advise and guide the team on a regular basis should seek a policy that covers all Cheerleading disciplines including acrobatics. If someone injures themselves following your advice or instruction and decides to take legal action, it could set you back thousands.

In such a high-flying, twisting and turning world, Cheerleading insurance is a must have for everyone who wants to maximise their enjoyment of the sport.

Take advantage of Insure4Sport‘s 10% discount for UKCA Members:

JULY 2019 NEWSLETTER



The latest from the UKCA Newsletter including 2020 competition dates, upcoming courses and special offers from our partners.

Dates for 2020

Need to gain a qualification during the summer?

Reward your VolunCheers

Why not reward your Voluncheers over the Summer Holidays with a certification for their time spent helping others?

Special Offers From Our Partners

UKCA 2020 Competition Dates Announced



With just one major competition left of 2019, the UKCA Winter Cheerleading Championships in December, we are pleased to announce the championship schedule for 2020 has been confirmed.

After a successful 2019, our four major competitions in Manchester will once again feature across 2 venues next season. The National Championships on March 14th & 15th and the Winter Championships on December 5th & 6th will take place at Belle Vue Sports Village with the Spring Championships on May 16th & 17th and the National Schools Championships on June 27th & 28th taking place at the iconic National Cycling Centre. The location of our 5th major competition in Northern Ireland remains unchanged at the Antrim Forum. It promises to be another exciting year of Cheerleading with UKCA.

Entries for the competitions will be handled via our online system and full timings and running orders will be released close to the event date.

We hope you all enjoy your summer breaks and we’ll see you at Belle Vue Sports Village on 7th & 8th December for this year’s Winter Championships 2019.

Hartlepool Hawks’ European Success Gains Recognition



After their fantastic success at this month’s European Cheerleading Championships in Germany, Hartlepool Hawks have been featured by their local news outlet the Hartlepool Mail.

Along with a host of other talented Cheer teams from across the UK, Hartlepool Hawks Cheerleading Academy’s 52 athletes made their mark in this year’s competition gaining an amazing 7 Gold medals. Team’s representing the UK won an incredible 31 medals – 10 Gold, 12 Silver and 9 Bronze. We know how much hard work and dedication goes into performing at such a high level and gaining success so it’s fantastic to see the recognition Hawks athletes have received in their local media.

“The cheerleaders, who train at their base on Moreland Street, made the grade to take part in the European Championships following their success at the UKCA National Cheerleading Championships

Athletes from as young as seven to those in their 30s showed off their skills in a number of cheer and dance divisions to take home seven gold medals.

And head coach Beccii Taylor, said she was so proud of her athletes for taking part.”

You can read the full feature by Hartlepool Mail here.

We’d like to once again say a huge well done to all of the teams who represented the UK at the ECA European Cheerleading Championships 2019! We are proud of you!