BEVERLY, Mass. – Endicott rising junior Carli Fontaine (Eliot, Maine) was recently hired by the National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) as a staff member. For the remainder of the summer, Fontaine will tour the Northeast region with the NCA to instruct fellow cheerleaders at different camps.
In order to be selected by the NCA as a staff member, cheerleaders must be approached by the organization to apply for the position, stand out in all fundamental areas within the sport, i.e. stunting, tumbling, dancing, and leadership, and also meet national cheerleading standards.
"With NCA, there is potential for life-long careers throughout their industry and many athletes end up staying with them post college to work in the field," said Endicott cheerleading head coach Rachel Mustone. "Carli's first camp is at Husson University; coincidentally she attended the camp herself in 2009 and 2010 with her high school team."
"Her current Endicott teammates, coaches and family are extremely proud to watch Carli step out of her comfort zone and learn from the best athletes in the industry," said Mustone. "When Carli returns back to college, she will have a ton of experience, technique and skills she can share with the team to help the program continue to grow! We are lucky to have Carli and look forward to hearing all about her time with NCA when she returns."