Though both competitions have similar goals, teams across the country have made their preference in either UCA or NCA.
Depending on which cheerleader you ask, one will be stated as better than the other. On a surface level it’s easy to see that UCA can be the more traditional side of cheerleading mainly focusing on stunts and cheers and NCA can be more of the all-star side of cheerleading with more focus on dancing and high energy pyramids.
What’s more important, leading the crowd in a cheer or making stunts more challenging or entertaining for the cheerleader?
Every cheerleader will give you a different answer to that question, but this concept is what makes the difference in UCA and NCA.
So when it comes to the annual Nationals competitions hosted by each organization it’s definitely interesting to see what teams will come up with.