AACCA, or The American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators, is the defining source for all cheerleading safety education. The AACCA manual was composed by the industry's top cheerleading professionals, doctors, business professionals, lawyers, and Dr. Gerald S. George. AACCA was created to form a structured platform for cheerleading safety. The concept of the certification was to create stronger, safer athletes. The physics of cheerleading mixed with the intense emotional toll that any sport can have were all taken into consideration when creating the manual. Topics such as physical vs. emotional readiness are also discussed. AACCA wants coaches who take the course to walk away feeling knowledgeable on many levels. We also want every coach to be able to reference the AACCA manual on a regular basis.