This week's #TeamTuesday featured team member is Rock Starz Coach, Kelly Sally!
Kelly has been a cheerleader for over 11 years. She was a cheerleader at East Stroudsburg University her freshman year, then decided to finish her studies at MCCC graduating with a degree in Phlebotomy. During that time, she returned to all star cheer and has competed at the cheerleading world championships 5 times in the international open coed division (levels 5 and 6).
Kelly has worked for the NCA as a head instructor, choreographer and judge for 5 years. She loves to dance and has studied hip hop under multiple choreographers who have worked with TV show "So You Think You Can Dance?" Her passion for the sport has led her to coach High School and all star cheerleading, where her teams have earned multiple local and national titles. Kelly loves helping athletes achieve and surpass their goals!
Learn About Kelly:
1. What is your favorite part about your job?
There's nothing better than seeing an athlete you coach accomplish a goal they've been working so hard on!
2. What is something most people don't know about you?
I have performed as a magician's assistant, disappearing into boxes and being cut by swords.
3. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
If I could go anywhere in the world it would be Italy! I love Italian food.
4. When did you first know that you wanted to be a cheerleader and what brought you to be on an international cheerleading team?
Growing up as a dancer and gymnast, cheerleading combined everything I loved, along with the adrenaline rush of being thrown in the air. During my freshman year of college, I was offered an opportunity to cheer competitively again after suffering from an almost fatal meningitis diagnosis and having to leave my collegiate team. After gaining back 20 pounds, building muscle, and progressing my skills, I followed my dream to compete at The Cheerleading Worlds. This year, I will be aiming to compete there for the sixth time.
5. If you could had to eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Ketchup (as gross as it sounds).
6. Advice to those beginning their fitness journey?
Treat any setback as your motivation to push even harder. Your success will be determined by your mindset.
7. Specialties in cheerleading?
8. What are three things on your bucket list?
Three things on my bucket list are to visit every state in the US, meet Britney Spears and complete the American ninja warrior course.
9. What is your proudest accomplishment?
Being chosen as a head instructor for the National Cheerleader's Association.
10. What is the best gift you ever received?
My fellow coach Scott buys me Taco Bell every Thursday, that's a pretty amazing gift to me!
Interested in being coached by Kelly? Rock Starz All Stars is hosting a second round of tryouts on Saturday, September 24 at 1:30 pm. For inquires regarding tryouts, please contact [email protected].