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Our Coaches

 

At DCA our professional coaches provide a fun and inspirational environment for athletes to train, learn and grow up in. They have a passion for the sport of cheer and it shows when they are coaching their classes and teams. Our coaches are continually learning new techniques, drills, and specialities to provide the best and safest training for all athletes. 

Shawna

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Meet Shawna! Started cheerleading during high school and simply fell in love with it. After high school I began coaching at both junior and senior high schools. When all star cheerleading started in Edmonton I was so excited to become an athlete again and compete in competitions around Canada, the States and at the Cheerleading Worlds in 2011. With over 20 years of coaching experience, I have coached all levels and ages, from mini level 1 to open level 7 and everything in between, including tumbling classes and private lessons. Currently an International Cheer Union Facilitator and get to meet coaches from all over helping them continue their growth as a coach.  Cheerleading is a sport that is constantly changing, there is always something new to learn and each season I grow as a coach and gym owner. This season I get to start a new journey, not only as a coach but as a co-owner of Dynasty Cheer Allstars. Cheerleading has forever changed my life, it has become my passion and I am excited to see the sport grow in Calgary. 

Credentials

  • International Cheer Union Credentialed - Novice to Premier (Lvls 1-7) in Stunting
  • International Cheer Union Credentialed - Novice to Premier (Lvls 1-7) in Tumbling
  • First Aid - Level A CPR & AED and Concussion Training
  • Respect in Sports Training
  • Multiple courses with NCCP

*I want to inspire people. I want someone to look at me and say “because of you I didn’t give up.” -unknown

Mike

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Meet Michael aka Mike. Started cheerleading in high school in my home town Saskatoon. Once I moved to Calgary I found myself involved with Xtreme Cheerleading where I was an athlete on the Coed Level 6 team for three years. Growing my love for the sport each year I also became involved in Roughnecks Drill Team, which included performances at home games. In 2008 I started with Pythons Cheerleading, during my time at Pythons I was an athlete for three years, and was a competitive cheerleading coach for six years. As an athlete I attended Worlds the three years I competed, however, even though I was finished competing I was not finished with the sport. I continued to coach all skill level ranging from youth to open. For the past two years I have had the privilege of coaching Senior 2 & 3 athletes, as well as coaching several private lessons varying in age and skill level. I cannot wait to continue my journey as a coach and to start my journey as a gym owner. I am excited to see the sport of cheerleading grow in Calgary. 

Credentials

  • International Cheer Union Credentialed - Novice to Elite (Lvls 1-6) in Stunting
  • International Cheer Union Credentialed - Novice to Elite (Lvls 1-6) in Tumbling
  • First Aid - Level A  CPR and AED and Concussion Training
  • Respect in Sports Training            
  • Multiple courses with NCCP                              

Bailey

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I went into competitive cheer with no experience, I started on Youth 1. Eight years later, I'm on an open level 4.2 team. Over my years of cheer I've grown into a better athlete and have made strong friendships.

Bailey is looking forward to see the club grow and sharing her love for cheerleading with the athletes.         

Credentials

  • International Cheer Union Credentialed - Novice  (Lvl 1) in Stunting 
  • International Cheer Union Credentialed - Novice (Lvl 1) in Tumbling
  • Respect in Sports Training
  • Multiple courses with NCCP

Aleesha

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I began my cheerleading journey in junior high and have continued with this wonderful sport ever since! I currently have 8 years of experience under my bow as an athlete and 4 years as a coach! I am also a student pursuing a degree in Kinesiology, with a major in Mind Sciences. I am excited to pass on the knowledge of what I have learned and continue to learn through my coaching. I am looking forward to helping athletes grow and develop not only physically but mentally, both on and off the mat. 

Credentials

  • International Cheer Union Credentialed - Novice to Median (Lvls 1-3) in Stunting 
  • International Cheer Union Credentialed - Novice to Median (Lvls 1-3) in Tumbling
  • First Aid - Level A CPR and Concussion Training
  • Respect in Sports Training
  • Multiple courses with NCCP

Kaila

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I was first introduced to the sport of cheerleading in high school and after returning home from post-secondary I immediately became involved again with this amazing sport. Over the years I have been on a mixture of All Girl as well as Large and Small Coed Open teams for over 10 years. I have had the privilege of attending Worlds twice, and one of these years even making finals. Over the years my passion from being an athlete has developed into a passion of being a coach.  I have over 9 years of coaching experience from Tiny Novice up to Senior. The most beautiful thing about this sport is that its forever changing, and my favorite part of being a coach is watching each individual athlete grow in confidence and abilities.  

Credentials

  • International Cheer Union Credentialed - Novice to Median (Lvls 1-3) in Stunting 
  • International Cheer Union Credentialed - Novice to Median (Lvls 1-3) in Tumbling
  • First Aid - BLS Provider and Concussion Training
  • Respect in Sports Training
  • Multiple courses with NCCP

Kerri

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I was first introduced to cheerleading when I joined my school team and it was love at first stunt. Since then I've been involved as an athlete for 8 years and a coach for 6 years. I'm looking forward to continuing to further my coaching knowledge in this ever changing sport and pushing myself to be the best coach I can be. My favorite part of cheerleading is the life long friendships that come with it. 

Credentials

  • International Cheer Union Credentialed - Novice to Median (Lvls 1-3) in Stunting 
  • International Cheer Union Credentialed - Novice to Median (Lvls 1-3) in Tumbling
  • First Aid & CPR/AED Level C
  • Respect in Sports Training
  • Multiple courses with NCCP

Dana

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I started cheerleading in high school, and competed in levels 2, 3, 4.2, and 6 within my 5 years on the mat. Since then, I have received a bachelor’s of Health and Physical Education, majoring in Physical Literacy, from MRU.  I look forward to joining the DCA family and applying the skills I learned in school while immersing myself in the energy of the cheerleading world.

Credentials

  • Standard first aid and CPR level C certified
  • Pursuing ICU Novice/Intermediate Certifications

Kaila

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Hi, my name is coach Kaila. I have been a cheer athlete for 10 years ranging from levels 1-3 and a junior coach for 3 years. This will be my 5th year being a part of the DCA family! I look forward to learning and growing as a coach as I work towards being certified.  

Chelise (aka Chi)

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Hey there, I am coach Chèlise (aka Chi). I am one of the original Dynasty stunt group members from year 1 of DCA. I started cheer at the early age of 21 (better late than never). I have been on an open 4 co-ed with Power Cheer Edmonton and a level 5 quad with DCA. I also cheered for Thompson Rivers University competitive collegiate team. I am so excited to be back with my family at DCA and can't wait to become a fully certified cheerleading coach. My motto is "you are never to old to learn something new". This year I am looking forward to coaching some incredible and INVINCIBLE human beings! LET'S GO! 

Minna

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I first started cheering in my first year of university with Thompson Rivers University Wolfpack Cheerleaders and I fell in love with the sport quickly. I was able to compete with the team for 5 years starting in level 4 and ending my time as an athlete competing level 7 and participating in University Worlds. My last year as an athlete I also started coaching and coached with the program for 2 years. I can't wait to join the Dynasty family and bring a little bit of my "collegiate spirit" with me.

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