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5 Courses in 6 Days – Book Your Place



Over half-term UKCA have 5 fantastic training opportunities in the space of just 6 days and there is still places available for you to get involved.

UKCA offers extensive training courses for Coaches, Cheerleaders, Judges, Officials, Young Leaders and Volunteers in the disciplines of Cheerleading, Stunting, Tumbling, Urban Cheer, Cheer Dance & Pom Dance. We aim to provide a positive channel for health and social education to all through Cheerleading regardless of gender, class, creed, culture, race or physical limitations. Our coaching pathway gives the Cheer athletes of the future a head start in the sport.

Check out the courses below and take the next step on your Cheerleading journey with UKCA:

UKCA Newsletter – September 2018



September 2018’s Newsletter including the UKCA Winter Championships, Team UK & a call for coaches!

Winter Championship!

Entry deadline in a few weeks, don’t miss out ENTER NOW!

Team UK 2019 – 106 Applicants

Thank you for taking time to submit your application and Congratulations to athletes who have made it through to the second stage.

Coaches Needed – Manchester

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Sport & Recreation Alliance Conference 2018

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Sport and Recreation Alliance Conference 2018



On Tuesday 25th October, Trish and Jeff of UKCA attended the Sport and Recreation Alliance Conference 2018 in London.

The one-day event provided the opportunity to engage with fellow SRA members on a variety of policy issues, ask questions of the Board of Directors, celebrate the successes of the previous year and learn about the Sport and Recreation Alliance‘s future plans. The day consisted of:

Guest Keynote Speakers, Interactive Panel Discussions, the Annual General Meeting – chaired by the SRA President, HRH The Earl of Wessex and the Autumn Divisional Meetings – where members from different divisions could focus on issues relevant to likeminded organisations.

Throughout the day attendees were introduced to two major initiatives:

The #RightToBeActive Petition

SRA‘s #RightToBeActive campaign highlights the dangerous health risks faced by our children through inactivity.

“Sport and recreation can help solve many of the biggest threats facing our children. Making it part of their daily lives will make them healthier and happier.”

To join the Sport and Recreation Alliance’s call for government to give every child the fundamental #RightToBeActive and find out more information visit: #RightToBeActive​ Petition

Do It – Join In

The Do It initiative aims to introduce more volunteers to local sporting clubs.

“Local clubs need you
Right now, 7 out of 10 sport and recreation clubs across the UK need more people to join in.

Without you they wouldn’t be able to continue the invaluable role they play in their local communities in getting the nation active. And we cannot afford to lose the huge benefits that grassroots clubs provide.”

If you want to give back to your local community – Find a volunteering opportunity with Sport and Recreation Alliance’s Join In Opportunity Finder: doit.life/join-in

It was a fantastic event to be a part of and it’s extremely exciting to meet so many organisations who care as much about getting young people involved in sport as the UK Cheerleading Association do. We also had the opportunity to meet with one of UKCA’s partners Gateley Plc at the event too!

We’d like to say a huge thank you to Sport and Recreation Alliance for putting on such a positive and informative event. You can find out more about SRA here.

Winter Championships 2018 – Enter Now


After a long summer break it’s nearly that time again, the Winter Championships are upon us!

On Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd December the UKCA Winter Cheerleading Championships 2018 will descend on Belle Vue Sports Village for the final weekend of competitive Cheer of the calendar year. Athletes from across the nation will compete across Cheerleading, Group Stunt, Partner Stunt, Pom Dance, Cheer Dance and Urban Cheer categories. Our comperes will guide us through the weekend introducing our performers, hosting fun interludes and of course bringing us the Mascot Showdown!

It promises to be another special UKCA weekend!

HURRY: ENTRY DEADLINE IS 15TH OCTOBER 2018!

We can’t wait to see you all there!

Team UK 2019 Update


Team UK 2019
Cheerleading World Championships
Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th November

We are looking for talented athletes to represent the United Kingdom at the Cheerleading World Championships on the 23rd & 24th November 2019, in the following categories:

Juniors
Cheerleading
Cheer Dance
Urban Cheer
Must be 12yrs or over on day of competition – cannot be 16yrs

Seniors
Cheerleading
Cheer Dance
Urban Cheer
Must be 16yrs or over on day of competition – no upper limit

Criteria
Athletes must have competed in a UKCA 2018 competition
Athletes must also commit to compete in a UKCA 2019 competition

Training
Training Dates: Team UK will commence in January 2019. Training sessions will be held once a month. There will be no Team UK training in the month of August 2019.
Dates and locations to be confirmed once Team UK has been selected

Cost
The estimated costs will be approximately £1200. This will include, but not be limited to, training sessions for 11 months, flights, accommodation, transfers, training kits, Team UK Tracksuits, Team UK competition uniforms and bows. Successful athletes and dancers will pay a deposit of £250 in November 2018. This is non-refundable and will go towards their final balance.

Application Process
First Stage: Video Application – Video application deadline date: 14th September 2018
Successful applicants for the second stage will be announced by 1st October 2018

Second Stage: Successful applicants will be invited to training days on 13th and/or 14th October 2018
Location: Macclesfield
Successful applicants for TEAM UK 2019 will be announced by 1st December 2018

How to apply
Athletes should demonstrate the required skills in a video no longer than 90 seconds. If applying for a position on the Cheerleading team, ensure that the athlete lets us know which athlete they are and what they are wearing on the application form.

Urban Cheer This Autumn



Earlier this year UKCA announced our brand new Urban Cheer Qualification.

Urban Cheer has been brought in to replace Street Cheer and has some slight updates from its previous model. To find out more information, check out the video below:


Urban Cheer Online Conversion Course!

As you will have seen on our social media feeds in recent weeks, we have a Urban Cheer Conversion Course that covers all the changes and new rules taking you from Street Cheer to Urban Cheer. The online course is available in the UKCA Member Dashboard to all qualified Street Cheer coaches. Take the course today.

This autumn is your chance to take our brand new Urban Cheer courses:

If you have a Street Cheer qualification you can attend our Urban Cheer Course at the end of September for just £30!

UKCA Recognised For Good Governance



This week UKCA received some fantastic news!

We’ve been recognised by Sport & Recreational Alliance for our Good Governance of the Sport of Cheerleading.

“The Principles of Good Governance for Sport and Recreation are designed to provide any type and size of organisation with a practical and user friendly model to implement best practice.”

It’s fantastic to be recognised for the organisation’s management structure and governance of Cheerleading and confirms that the future of the sport is in safe hands.

To find out more about Good Governance visit: www.sportandrecreation.org.uk

Welcome To Urban Cheer

We’re very excited to bring you our latest Coach Qualification.

To find out more please watch the video below.


Urban Cheer Online Conversion Course!

For a limited time only we are offering our online Urban Cheer conversion course for just £10.

This online course covers all the changes and new rules taking you from Street Cheer to Urban Cheer.

The online conversion course is available in the dashboard to all qualified Street Cheer coaches.

Discount ends 31st August 2018

Urban Cheer Courses

Qualified Street Cheer Coaches can attend any Urban Cheer course for the reduced rate of £30 until the end of the year.

If you experience any difficulties accessing the online course or discount then please contact us on admin@ukca.org.uk

Team UKCA.

UKCA Competition Dates 2019


Exciting news! The UKCA competition dates for 2019 have now been confirmed and released!

Our 5 annual competitions are now live in our competition calendar. We’ll kick-off the year of Cheer competition on 22nd & 23rd February with the Antrim & Newtownabbey Primary School Festival 2019 and the NI National Schools & Club Championships 2019. On the 23rd & 24th March Belle Vue Sports Village in Manchester will host the UKCA National Championships 2019. In May the UKCA Spring Championships 2019 will take place at the Manchester Velodrome on the 18th & 19th May followed by the UKCA National Schools’ Championships 2019 on the 22nd & 23rd June. After the summer break the UKCA Winter Championships 2019 will return to Belle Vue Sports Village in Manchester.

It promises to be another exciting year!

Before then, the UKCA Winter Championships 2018 will take place on the 1st & 2nd December 2018 at Belle Vue Sports Village in Manchester.

Visit the event page in the competition calendar to make your entry today.


Entries close on the 28th October 2018.