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The Hup Squad is a group of circus obsessed teens from around the USA. They are instigators of circus in our local communities and national youth circus ambassadors. The Hup Squad represents AYCO youth to the wider circus community and the American public through the articles they write on The Circus Is My Life blog. It’s filled with first-person accounts of youth performing, creating, training, attending circus festivals and workshops, exclusive interviews, reviews of circus shows, circus history, and more!

Each calendar year there is a new group of Hup Squad members. The application to join the Hup Squad is open near the end of the year. Applications for the 2018 Hup Squad are currently closed. Applicants are required to be 13-18 years old and a current American Youth Circus Organization member.