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...


White House: School must open sport to disabled.

The Obama administration for the first time is telling school districts across the USA that they must give disabled students equal access to extracurricular sports, a move that advocates say has been years in the making.

In a letter to schools due out Friday, Acting Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Seth Galanter of the Department of Education says schools should provide "reasonable modifications" to allow disabled students to participate read more...

Federal mandate for disabled athletes harkens memories of title IX.

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 concussion in 2014

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...

Cheerleaders at risk for concussion

A sport with a growing concern for concussion that may be overlooked is cheerleading.

Last year at the University of Georgia, there were more concussions per cheerleader than there were per football player. read more...

Cheerleading Statistics

As cheerleading continues to launch itself as a serious sport, various groups are studying sports injuries and related cheerleading statistics. However, remember that whenever you're reading statistics, those numbers always tell just one part of the story. Nonetheless, there is an inherent risk in participation in any sport, and cheerleading is no exception. read more...



NYCC Regional Competition

Date: Novememer 9, 2014

Place: Henley Field Bryant Stadium

1125 N. Florida Ave Lakeland Fl 33804

Time: 9:00am

United Football and Cheer National Competition

Date: December 13, 2014

Place: Tampa convention Center

Tampa. Florida

Time: 9:00am


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

Date: December 3, 2014

Place: TBA (Centeral Florida)

For more information please call:

Tracy Faison  at 863 670-7840  or


More Updates on Cheer concussion in 2014

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...

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