April 2015: Sydney, 12 at the time, had been competitively cheering for 5 years and decides she wants “more”. I ask her, “what is more?” She replies, “more competitions, more teams, more challenges, Summit! Worlds!…Cheer Extreme!!” After making a “pro-con” list, we decided to support her decision & make the switch.
May 2015: All by herself knowing very few people, Sydney attends tryouts. That is where her story began at Cheer Extreme Raleigh. Sydney was placed on a Senior level 2 team and a Junior level 3 team. We were welcomed with open arms. The following year she worked hard, gained new skills and was placed on a Junior level 3 team and a Junior level 4 team.
August 2017: Building on her tumbling and developing into a strong main base and backspot, she is currently on a Junior level 4 team and a Junior level 5 team. We have watched Sydney steadily progress in the sport that she truly loves. She has won countless jackets, backpacks, National titles etc, and competed at The Summit with 4 different teams, however that is not what it is all about. The most impressive part of our whole journey thus far is that Sydney is learning life lessons on and off the mat at Cheer Extreme. She is a straight A student, is in clubs at school as well as a Varsity cheerleader as a Freshman. These are all things encouraged and supported by Kelly and her amazing staff. Sydney has had the opportunity to be coached by 8 different coaches on the various levels. While they each have their own unique coaching styles, the one thing they all have in common is that they each truly love and care about Sydney’s athletic, academic, social and emotional well being.
We love being a part of the Cheer Extreme Raleigh family and can’t wait to see what the future has in store for Sydney!