8-12 hrs online study + quiz

We take a detailed look at understanding how we can prevent the most common cheerleading injuries. In most cases, many injuries can be prevented by understanding how the body reacts to overuse, over-training, over-stretching, excessive contraction, rigidity, poor mobility, stability and by training in inappropriate environments. This course module focuses on joints, movement science, overuse and managing heavy impact.

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

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1 credit (included in 1 month of CCA coach membership)

When you complete this course module, you will be able to: 

  • Explain the term ‘athletic exposure’ and how incidents are calculated and classified

  • Name the major causes of cheerleading injuries and the basic guidelines for prevention 

  • Understand the role of a coach in regards to safety of the athletes

  • Understand how conditioning can vastly enhance performance and reduce injury 

  • Differentiate between accidental danger and professional negligence in cheerleading 

  • Describe the movement and mechanics of a joint, including the role of connective tissue Identify vulnerable areas of injury within the human body 

  • Recognise predictable injury hazards based on age, levels and level of activity 

  • Avoid training and conditioning practices that are unsafe 

  • Apply the “Return to Play” principles and protocols 

  • Outline and follow safe procedure for rehabilitation of injury

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Accredited coaching 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.

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Injury Prevention for Cheerleading

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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