National Cheerleading Championship
|Most recent season or competition:
2016 National Cheerleading Championship
|Director||Paula Isabel de la Llana–Nunag|
|Motto||Leap Higher. Dance Harder. Cheer Louder. You've Got Spirit|
|TV partner(s)||Fox Sports|
The National Cheerleading Championship, more popularly known by its abbreviated name NCC, is the Philippines’ first and only cheerleading competition that employs American cheerleading rules and regulations. The annual competition, which started in 2006, is modeled after US competitive cheerleading competitions. It is the only Philippine cheerleading organization that has brought well known American names in cheerleading to judge its competitions, as well as its camps and trainings sessions.
NCC is a member of the Philippine Cheerleading Alliance (PCA), the official governing body for cheerleading in the Philippines.
National Cheerleading Championship started as a one-day invitational cheerleading championship in 2006. It started with two divisions, College and High School divisions, composed of ten teams and was held in Araneta Coliseum. The inaugural event was judged by invited American judges, such as Joe Jackson of the Cheerleaders of America (COA), as well with known Filipino names in Philippine cheerleading. In 2008, twenty nine teams from all over the country participated in the competition securing its title as the only national cheerleading competition in the Philippines. By 2009, it first held regional qualifiers among three key cities in the Philippines. By 2010, with eighty five squads joining the qualifiers, the regional qualifiers was expanded to six; divisions were also expanded to six. In 2011, the divisions were expanded more to eight, and the National Dance Championship was inaugurated with 23 teams participating.
The National Cheerleading Championship's mission are:
- to promote the sport of International Competitive Cheerleading as a means to raise the caliber of local cheerleading;
- to promote the ideas of good sportsmanship, personal integrity and accountability, team cooperation and community activities;
- to develop cheerleaders that possess world-class cheerleading skills and abilities;
- to develop cheerleading coaches adept and knowledgeable in world class training methods and expertise;
- to standardize and inculcate the rules and regulations of competitive cheerleading and develop world-class and international quality training methods and skills;
- to establish the National Cheerleading Organization to provide products and services and a means for networking for the cheerleading community;
- to hold annually the country’s Premiere Cheerleading Tournament as a means to showcase the country’s cheerleading skills and talents;
- and to be able to send a Filipino contingent to international cheerleading competitions.
The National Cheerleading Championship's vision is to become the premier organization for the advancement of cheerleading as a sport through developing and training world-class Filipino cheerleading athletes by providing international-standard training methods, services, and facilities, and a venue for a national cheerleading tournament.
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