Frequently Asked Questions

How do I join the BCA?

See our membership section which gives details of how to register your team and coaches. Each team needs to be a current paid up member to be able to enter competitions. Every coach who registers needs to be CRB checked. BCA offers this service, see Safety for details of how to apply for a CRB check. Every cheerleader who is entered into a BCA competition must have a valid ID for the team they belong to. They can belong to both a scholastic and community team but must have separate cards for both teams.ID cards are necessary to prove age and identity.

Can I apply for a CRB check only e.g. if I am a volunteer chaperone or assistant?

Yes, in fact all chaperones and assistants must be CRB checked before they can accompany their cheerleaders at competitions, see Safety tab for details of how to apply- The cost for a CRB check is £20

How can I contact the BCA?

Our main email address is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and should be used for all general enquiries. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  for everything related to membership. Rules questions can be addressed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Our office telephone number is 0844 562 3324 and fax is 0844 562 3325. Postal address is 54c High Street, Northwood, Middlesex, HA6 1BL.

Where can I find a cheerleading team to join?

If you are having difficulty finding a team in your local area the BCA can help. We offer a location service where we can contact our member teams on your behalf and ask them to contact you.Please email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it giving full details of the person wanting to find a team including location, age, cheerleading experience (if any), phone Number and email address. An idea of how far you can travel would also be useful! 

Can you help me to start a new squad?

A wealth of information on how to start a new team can be found throughout the BCA website including information about training camps, coaching courses and lots more.

How do I get coaching qualifications?

Check out the Training section of the website for more information.

Can I buy tickets to come and watch a cheerleading competition?

Yes of course, see ticket information for all our events at “Buy Event Tickets” on the front page.

How do I enter my team into one of your competitions?

See the Competitions section for details of all our events throughout the year. If you have any questions about how to complete the form please email us. Questions about competition rules and eligibility can be emailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Can I buy uniforms, poms and other merchandise from BCA?

Yes you can, visit our online shop at www.bcashop.com or call the shop on 0844 3763766. We also have a merchandise store at each competition.