5, 6, 7, 8 and Spring!

Herkie doing a Herkie...Spring has sprung like a Herkie Jump!

And with it we’ve rolled out a new header for Behind The Megaphone.  Check it out (it’s up there^).

Let me know what you think – ttorres@nationalspirit.com, @TyleratNCA on twitter, facebook.com/tylerphilliptorres, or comment here on the blog.

So many things happening in the spring, too many to mention in one post.  But here are some of my FAVORITE things about spring:

NCA/NDA College Nationals – THE collegiate championship that everyone looks forward to every year!

Nothing beats cheering on the beach… check out last year’s coverage here.

And of course there’s STUNT FEST!

Worlds 2010 Opening Ceremony

ICU World Championships – The only, true World Championship in Cheerleading.  Looking forward to seeing some of my favorite national teams from from last year Canada, Thailand, China, Chile, and of course TEAM USA!

But I have to admit the fans for Team Canada were probably one of the highlights for me, check them out!

WORLDS – The pinnacle of All Star Cheer and Dance!  Can’t wait to see the best of the best in Orlando.  All Stars exist to compete… and this is THE final competition of the season.  Win and you’re an undisputed WORLD champion.

Team NCA and NDA, you should be getting your WORLDS shirts soon!

Tryouts – Yes, they’re still going on and I have 2 more to judge this week.  If you missed it, check out my post about tryouts – 5 REAL Tips from a REAL Tryout Judge.

And check out the NCA Judging Form to the left, this may not be the exact scoring sheet used at your school but this will give you an idea of what a typical one looks like.

Remember: do all the normal things like SMILE, STRETCH, and BE LOUD but also keep these 5 tips in mind and they may make the difference between cheering on the sidelines in a uniform next fall or cheering from the bleachers.

 

Summer Camp planning – Coaches and teams all over the nation are making their summer camp plans now.  Are you?!  This summer’s camp theme is Rock ‘n’ Roll – if you haven’t received your awesome 2011 NCA double album Camp Brochure yet, hit me up and I’ll get you one.  Definitely the best brochure produced in years.  And it includes a pull-out poster that you need to bring to camp to get autographed!

Click here for a checklist of what to bring to camp this summer.

Again, hit me up with your thoughts on the new header and let me know if you need any other info on College Nationals, ICU World Championships, WORLDS, Tryouts, or Camp.

– TT

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