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Implementing Conditioning & Season Planning

8-12 hrs online study + quiz

Available all year with CCA Coach or Team Membership

In this course module we put knowledge into action to create a conditioning plan for different ages, levels, team requirements and the overall cheer season. We look at designing the most efficient cheer sessions to maximise time, skill and energy: from warmup to drilling skills and cool down. We will get your team to the end of the season in peak condition and ready to take that championship home!


  • Use a variety of training methods and activities based on the requirements of the team and periodisation of the season

  • Explain the phases of periodisation and plan the season accordingly Describe the concept of "total fitness" and how it forms a key component of athleticism

  • Outline the various methods of achieving each component of total fitness

  • Outline the best practice for conditioning during a cheer practice Design a warmup specific to the sport of cheerleading, adapting to age, level and season

  • Increase enjoyment and participation in conditioning activities and design of games

  • Design strength and endurance activities that can be implemented during cheer practice

  • Implement flexibility training in and out of practice, to maximise safety and attain results

  • Plan a full cheer practice based on goals, time available, age, and level

  • Assign conditioning, flexibility and recovery training for between practices

  • Recall and explain the additional physical demands of a competition week, and measures or adaptations to be taken

  • Adapt conditioning and sport activity based on age and level

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  • CCA Coach Membership ($34/month)

  • CCA1 Introduction to Sports Performance & Conditioning (introductory course included in your CCA Coach membership)

INCLUDES: Workbook, reading materials, videos, quiz, certificate (digital format), access to CCA video library & resources

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Stand out with USCCE accredited professional development for cheerleading coaches

Since 2011, CheerConditioning.Academy (CCA) has become the go-to resource cheer conditioning, sports performance, pom dance fitness & recreational cheerleading. When you register to become a member of CheerConditioning.Academy you can access monthly short courses for your Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and work your way to our graduation course program, where you receive the USCCE Accredited Certificate.

CheerConditioning.Academy courses are not a replacement for cheer coaching credentialing, but they serve as a  valuable continuing education programme  (CPD) for existing coaches and coaching assistants. Please speak with your event provider, insurance, governing body or your federation to check your credentialing requirements. 

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Accreditation through USCCE

United States Centre for Coaching Excellence


We are proud to announce the world’s first officially accredited Continued Professional Development Courses for cheerleading education via online learning. 


Through The United States Center for Coaching Excellence (USCCE), Cheer Conditioning Academy has successfully accredited its coaching education program under the USCCE’s National Committee for Accreditation of Coaching Education (NCACE) receiving Domain Specific Level 3 accreditation for Physical Conditioning and Teaching and Communication.


The NCACE accreditation reviewers noted that the program was “very comprehensive and thorough”, provided “quality on-line instruction for coaches”, and delivered “positive and proactive training”.  Through this accreditation process, NCACE ensures that the program adheres to the characteristics of excellence as prescribed by SHAPE America’s National Standards for Sport Coaches. 


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