European Cheerleading Association (ECA)
The objective of the European Cheerleading Association (ECA) is to promote cheerleading in Europe in co-operation with its member associations.
The ECA organizes the official European Cheerleading Championships and the Junior European Cheerleading Championships. ECA also provides training for coaches of the member countries and training for judges for international competitions.
The ECA is a non-profit organization which follows the guidelines for other non-profit sports organizations in Europe. Only official non-profit organizations from European countries are eligible for membership.
The following countries are represented in the ECA: Croatia, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Poland, Russia, Slovenia and Ukraine.
The ECC takes place the last weekend in June or the first weekend in July. Due to the increase of members, the number of teams competing has increased thus forcing the split of the ECC into a Junior and Senior championships, which take place over two days.
The categories are: Cheer, Cheer Mixed, Dance, Partner Stunts, and Group Stunts. Each member is entitled to register the maximum of 2 (two) teams/persons/couples per category per division. (N.B.: there is no junior division in partner stunts.)
Rules & Regulations for the ECC and JECC are stated in the ECA Rules & Regulations Handbook.
Education & Training
In conjunction with the ICF, the ECA holds international coaches' seminars (Class I & II) and the training for judges. This ensures that all coaches with the ICF Level I and Level II certificates have the same coaching standards. This enables the exchange of information, support, training camps etc.