National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA) is the national governing body for the sport of acrobatics and tumbling at the collegiate level.
Who founded the NCATA?
The original six university coaches and administrators have already made their commitment towards excellence in programming with over two million dollars ($2M) initially invested. The founding universities of the National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association are: University of Maryland, University of Oregon, Fairmont State University, Quinnipiac University, Azuza Pacific University, and Baylor University.
What is the purpose of NCATA?
The NCATA was formed as the governing body for the collegiate sport of acrobatics and tumbling. It's purpose is to foster the growth, set the standards, guide the NCAA emerging sport intiative, provide guidelines at the collegiate level based on fair and safe competition while continuing to expand opportunities for female collegiate athletes. There was a void to fill in creating a true sports-model format, the NCATA is completing the competitive circle.
The vision of the National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association is to provide leadership and governance for the sport of acrobatics and tumbling at the collegiate level based on fair and safe competition while continuing to expand opportunities for female athletes at the collegiate level.
The Mission of the NCATA is to bring the sport of stunts and tumbling to NCAA emerging sport status and eventually to a fully sanctioned NCAA championship sport.