NFA supports staff coaches at Cheer Nationals

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NFA coaches and tumblers at the National Cheer competition are, from left, Jayla Barfield, Mackenzie Williams, Ramona Williams, Jade Barfield, Micah Murchison and Shelli Adams. In front is Thea Foshee. Six NFA staff coaches are also NSU cheerleaders. They are Gavin Acor, Abby Williams, Izzy Peluso, Elise Vidrine, Aaron Dotson and Emerson Rodrigue. 

Natchitoches Flipping Athletics (NFA) of Natchitoches travelled to the Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando, Fla., Jan. 14-16 to support and observe the NSU Demons cheerleaders and Vic the Demon in the UCA & UDA College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship.
The Demon Cheerleaders performed in an exclusive performance at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in the HP Field House or The AdventHealth Arena, the first building dedicated to exclusively hosting cheer and dance events.

This article published in the Jan. 20, 2022 print edition

The young tumblers and cheerleaders from NFA learned sportsmanship, stunts, insight and first hand knowledge of competitive cheer.
The UCA & UDA College Cheerleading and Dance Team Championship was the first of its kind in 1980, created to reward cheerleaders for their work on the sidelines and to create a venue in which they could be recognized for their talents and abilities. This championship has been featured on ESPN since 1983 and Varsity Spirit is one of ESPN’s longest-running collaborators. Varsity Spirit partnered with the Walt Disney World® Resort in 1995 and has been creating unforgettable National Championship experiences ever since.