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. ***Tumbling 4 Cheerleading Association SPECIALIZES IN TUMBLING FOR CHEERLEADING. WE ARE THE TOP TUMBLING TRAINING FACILITY FOR CHEERLEADERS IN THIS AREA! Standing Tuck class every Tuesday from 7-8 and Thursday 8-9!! No-Commitment class every Wednesday 7-8 and 8-9! TCA has Open Gym every Thursday from 4-6 Friday from 4-7 and Saturday from 11-2!***

Staff

What makes TCA the best?  Our driving force of incredibly talented and skilled instructors who are experienced and capable of hand-spotting tumbling skills through the elite level. 
At TCA, we support our Staff in seeking out continuing education and certification opportunities.
Currently, our Staff holds many safety and coaching certifications, including certifications from:
 
NCSSE -- National Council for Spirit Safety and Education
ASEP -- American Sports Education Program
NFHS -- National Federation of State High School Associations
IHSA -- Illinois High School Association
NCA -- National Cheerleaders Association
AACCA -- American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators
First-Aid Certified
Sports First-Aid Certified

Red Cross CPR Certified

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Coach Sharon


RECREATION DAY CLASS INSTRUCTOR
PEE WEE TUMBLING COACH
PEE WEE CHEERLEADING COACH


Meet Sharon
Sharon has been in the cheerleading and tumbling business since 2001 as a gym owner, and as a cheerleading and tumbling coach.  In her years with TCA, Sharon has coached competitive cheerleading teams, instructed tumbling classes and helped create TCA's popular recreation day classes and summer camps.  Sharon oversees and organizes the tumbling instruction of over 300 TCA students including many school and recreational cheerleading teams. 

Sharon holds a Master Certification from the National Council for Spirit Safety and Education including certifications in Principles and Ethics, Cheer Fundamentals, Stunts and Tumbling I, and Stunts and Tumbling II.  Sharon is First-Aid and CPR certified.
 


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Coach Jon

Meet Coach Jon

Jon is a full-time senior tumbling coach.   Jon coaches and spots tumblers of all levels -- from beginners through elite tumblers.  He is most often requested for spotting running and standing fulls and double fulls because he uses hands-on spotting.  In addition to coaching classes and individual private lessons, Jon also works with various team tumbling classes, specializing in helping individual cheerleaders and cheerleading teams reach their full tumbling potential for their routines.  Jon's quiet demeanor and patience with his students are why so many students trust his skills and strength, and enjoy working with him.

Jon holds a Master Certification from the National council for Spirit Safety and Education, including certifications in Principles and Ethics, Cheer Fundamentals, Stunts and Tumbling I, and Stunts and Tumbling II.  Jon is First-Aid and CPR certified.


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Coach Ashley

Meet Coach Ashley

Cheerleading & Tumbling Experience

Ashley was a gymnast from the age of 3 through 10. She began cheerleading in junior high and was a member of the Richards Varsity cheerleading team during her high school career. She has been with TCA for 5 years and has also taught gymnastics.

 I love coaching because…

I am thankful for the opportunity to be a positive influence/role model for my students. I love watching them succeed & achieve and I am proud to know that I am a part of that success.

Interesting Information & Fun Facts

  • Ashley has worked with children all her life…teaching dance, being a nanny, coaching tumbling & gymnastics, etc.
  • Ashley LOVES tacos.
  • Ashley is a mother of one amazing son!

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Coach Cassie

Meet Coach Cassie

Cheerleading & Tumbling Experience

Cassie was a varsity cheerleader for Andrew High School for 4 years. She was also a Legacy cheerleader for 4 years and cheer for the J&K Elite Tigers for 7 years.

I love coaching because…

I feel lucky to meet and connect with kids! I love helping them work on new skills!

Interesting Information & Fun Facts

  • Cassie is a Biology major.
  • Her favorite color is Blue.
  • Cassie LOVES Crocs.
  • She owns over 100 Jibbitz.

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Coach Abby

Cheerleading & Tumbling Experience

Abby is a former GymTyme IL cheerleader.  She was able to compete at Summit with two of her teams! Abby’s favorite skills to execute were standing tucks and layouts.

I love coaching because…

I enjoy forming a bond with my students. This gives my students a comfort level with me that in turn allows them to trust my judgement more and thus helps skills come faster.

Interesting Information & Fun Facts

  • Abby will begin earning her nursing degree in the fall of ’19!
  • Abby is interested in psychology.

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Coach Day

Cheerleading & Tumbling Experience

Day’s past experience is in power tumbling, all-star cheerleading, and collegiate cheerleading at St. Ambrose University. He also has experience in martial arts and gymnastics. Day was the 2014 Junior Olympics Gold Medalist in power tumbling!

 I love coaching because…

The happiness and excitement tumblers have after they get a new skill is my favorite part of coaching. It makes me happy to see them happy!

Interesting Information & Fun Facts

  • Day is a personal trainer.
  • He is also a mixed martial artist!

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Coach Rashawn

Cheerleading & Tumbling Experience

Rashawn cheered both at Evergreen Park HS and for Northern Illinois University. He loved cheering for his schools!

I love coaching because…

I love to see the excitement of kids when they earn a new skill!

Interesting Information & Fun Facts

  • Rashawn is a Criminal Justice major.
  • He does not like his food touching on his plate.
  • Rashawn hates tomatoes!
  • Rashawn loves to play Fortnite in his spare time.

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Coach Emily

Cheerleading & Tumbling Experience

Emily cheered in high school at Evergreen Park. She enjoyed stunting, tumbling, and helping grow school spirit for her classmates.

I love coaching because…

I love connecting with tumblers and helping them achieve their goals!

Interesting Information & Fun Facts

  • Emily is majoring in Diagnostic Medical Sonography.
  • She has an Associate’s Degree in Art.
  • Emily has 5 pairs of Crocs!
  • Her favorite color is green.

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Coach Kasey

Cheerleading & Tumbling Experience

Kasey was a level 5 all-star cheerleader for 3 years! She was also proud to be a 4 year Varsity member of the cheerleading team at Andrew High School.

I love coaching because…

Seeing the smiles on my tumblers’ faces when they gain a new skill is my favorite part about coaching!

Interesting Information & Fun Facts

  • Kasey is a contortionist!
  • Did you know she has an extra toe on her left foot!

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Coach Melissa

Cheerleading & Tumbling Experience

Melissa first cheered for the Kolmar Mustangs for three years. She then spent three years on the Varsity team at Bremen High School.

I love coaching because…

I enjoy working with students to help them reach their goals. Seeing their excitement when they do a new skill is awesome!

Interesting Information & Fun Facts

  • Melissa has one dog.
  • She loves fruit!
  • Melissa will be a business major.

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