The National Youth Cheerleading Certification (NYCC) is designed to inform and educate youth cheerleading coaches across the country.  

The NYCC is unique in that it identifies and targets coaches that deal only with cheerleading. It's not a by-product of, nor included as part of other sports certification courses or organizations. We are dedicated solely to cheerleading! read more...


Cheerleaders reach $1.25 million settlement in lawsuit against Raiders

The Raiderettes might not get to cheer for a lot victories on the field this season, but they got to cheer for a victory in court on Thursday. According to the Los Angeles Times, the Raiders have reached a settlement with their cheerleaders that involves the team paying the Raiderettes $1.25 million. The settlement is still pending court approval. read more...

Cheerleaders vs. NFL Teams: A Fair-Wage Fight

When the Thunder Ridge band marched through the school's hallways last week, drumming up support for a basketball game against archrival Highlands Ranch, it wasn't the Grizzlies' varsity athletes being exhorted to victory, it was the school's Unified team, made up mostly of students with special needs. read more...


Update on Cheer Lawsuits in 2015

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleader Sues Team, Claims She Was Paid $2 Per Hour

Following similar wage theft lawsuits filed by other NFL cheerleaders, a former cheerleader for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers sued the team over its pay practices on Monday, claiming she was paid less than $2 per hour for the time she devoted to the team over the course of two more...

What Are NFL Cheerleaders Worth? Inside Their Fight for Minimum Wage

Caitlin Ferrari grew up rooting for the Buffalo Bills. At the dance studio in her hometown of Rochester, N.Y., her instructor was a former Bills cheerleader—a Jill, as the NFL team’s dancers call themselves—and at the end of her freshman year at Niagara University in 2009, Ferrari decided to try out herself. “It just kind of popped into my head,” she says now. “Honestly, I didn’t really think I was even going to make the squad.” After two weeks of auditions and a final interview, she did. Like the rest of the Jills, she was then presented with a contract stating that she wouldn’t be paid—not for games, not for twice-a-week practices, not for mandatory off-field appearances. There would be a chance, she was told, to make $20 an hour at some charity events. Ferrari didn’t think twice. “I’m 18,” she says. “I just made this amazing professional cheerleading squad. I’m going to sign whatever the heck they put in front of me.” read more...

Newest concussion prevention crackdown: Cheerleading

Those vicious helmet-to-helmet hits got everyone's attention, but Texas officials this week took a step to make another dangerous school activity less risky for concussions: cheerleading.

The University Interscholastic League, which sets rules for public school athletics in Texas, voted Tuesday to bring spirit squads under the umbrella of safety protections the Legislature in 2011 put in place for student-athletes. Cheerleading squads were not included in that legislation.

"This is another step to try to increase the safety of people involved with extracurricular activities at school," said Mark Cousins, the league's athletic director. "Cheerleading squads should follow the law dealing with concussions." read more...

Where Cheerleading Ranks in Safety Among High School Sports

Think of a dangerous high school sport, and football is probably the first that comes to mind. You might not think of those students in uniform on the sidelines, cheering for the players.

And yet cheerleading isn’t as safe as you might think, which was one of the reasons New York State — following 34 other states and Washington, D.C. — reclassified it as an official school sport last more...



NYCC Regional Competition

Date: Novememer 8, 2015

Place: Henley Field Bryant Stadium

1125 N. Florida Ave Lakeland Fl 33804

Time: 9:00am

For more information please call:

Tracy Faison  at 863 670-7840  or


United Football and Cheer National Competition

Coming Soon!


Parents, Coaches and Cheerleaders

Comes and represent your Teams/Leagues/Conference
In The First Annual NYCC Scholarship Padgent Girls from ages 12-15 Years of age.

The Girls will be Judges on their overall Beauty Poise/Self Confidence, EVening Wear/Gown, Interview Question/Answer

Coming Soon!

Place: TBA (Centeral Florida)

For more information please call:

Tracy Faison  at 863 670-7840  or


More Updates on Cheer concussion in 2015

Cheerleaders at risk for concussion.

Much of the concern for young athletes at risk for concussion goes to the obvious heavy-hitters: football, soccer, basketball. But an expert who studies the injury in youth sports say one major activity is being overlooked: cheerleading. read more...

When is it safe to return to cheer after a concussion?

The National Cheer Safety Foundation has put together a library of educational safety guides that specifically target issues that cheerleaders, cheer parents and cheer coaches face each cheerleading season. read more...

Cheerleading-the forgotten sport concussion policy & the law.

Since the concussion era began our focus has primarily been on football–mainly because of the litigation against the NFL, and the inherent violence of the sport.

An activity that is often forgotten, however, is cheerleading. In a not-so-distant past, we thought of cheerleading as girls shaking pompoms, and, at best, jumping a few feet off the ground doing the splits. Perhaps when we visualize cheerleading this is still an image that appears. read more...

NYCC Coaches Exam