Former University of Georgia cheerleading coach Marilou Braswell was first hired in October 2007 as the Regional Director of FCA Cheerleading. In December 2008, the ministry became FCA’s ninth national Sports Specific Ministry (SSM) and Marilou was named National Director. SSMs like FCA Cheerleading are designed to impact specific sports communities for Christ by ministering to athletes and coaches united around the particular sport where their greatest passion lies. As such, FCA Cheerleading unites individuals who share a passion for serving Christ with a passion for cheerleading.
FCA Cheerleading began with one camp at Vanguard University in 2006. We have continued to expand every year, and we now offer both team and private camps all over the United States. Our camps are taught by some of the best college cheerleaders in the country.
From the East to the West Coasts, FCA Cheerleading has touched the lives of thousands of cheerleaders and coaches in just nine years. At every camp, we have the privilege of praying with girls to accept Christ for the very first time, and with those who rededicate their lives to Him. All in all, everyone leaves having experienced Christ's love and feeling closer to the Lord. It's our prayer that this ministry will continue to have a positive impact in the lives of cheerleaders and coaches across the United States, not only at summer camps, but also through local cheer gyms, regional cheer competitions, and social media.
FCA Cheerleading participates in a number of events throughout the calendar year. The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, a cheerleader favorite, allows FCA Cheer Camp All-Americans to take part in fun festivities before the game. To add, FCA Cheerleading hosts a Fall and Spring Extravaganza to fundraise for the upcoming cheer camp season.
In 2018, FCA Cheerleading celebrated its 10th Anniversary and plans to continue growing the ministry’s outreach in hopes of leading more young women towards Christ.