Staff

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Stephanie Jo Diaz - Owner

Stephanie@SidelineSportsCheerleading.com

Stephanie is the Owner of Sideline Sports Cheerleading, LLC and the Instructor for the Angels on the Sidelines.  She is a Florida Native and an alumni of  Tampa Catholic High School and the University of South Florida.  She has a Bachelors Degree in Criminology with a focus on Juvenile Justice and a Minor in Child Psychology. 

Her cheerleading experience stems from twenty-five years of active team participation.  She started at the age of five as a pee-wee in little league, cheered throughout junior high and high school, was on the Tampa Bay All Stars Sr. Coed team, was awarded a Cheerleading Scholarship and cheered at Florida International University in Miami, FL for two years, was the Captain of USF’s Varsity Squad and finished off her competitive years at the age of 30 with the Florida Wildcat's Open Squad.

She spent 14 years coaching county recreation teams, little leagues, junior high and high schools, and All Star teams all across Florida.  After several years of focusing primarily on coaching, she returned to competitive cheerleading with Tampa Bay All Stars who combined their Open Squad with The Florida Wildcats. 

Personally, she has won several team and individual awards including the National Cheerleading Association’s All-American Award and the Universal Cheerleading Association’s All-Star Award.  She has performed and competed all across North, South, and Central America. 

Since that time, she has been running a free program for women with cancer, teaching them how to care for their skin during and after treatment, but the time has come for her to return to her passion of coaching cheerleading. By teaching her students the basic cheerleading maneuvers and proper techniques, she is not only providing them a fun way to exercise, but she is also teaching them about life.  The confidence, coordination, self-esteem, and teamwork that they develop here not only serve to create a good cheerleader, but it will also help create a well rounded person.  Together, these teams will learn leadership, trust, unity, pride, spirit and much more, which they will continue to use for the rest of their lives.

She is certified by the American Red Cross in Child CPR, Adult CPR, AED, and First Aid.  She is also a certified member of  The American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Advisors (AACCA) and the U.S. All Star Federation (USASF).

 


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Jessica Hamrick - Gym Manager & Tumbling Coach

Jessica is from Parkersburg, WV. She graduated from Clarion University with her Bachelors Degree majoring in Sports Management and minoring in Athletic Coaching. She holds the school record at Clarion University for indoor and outdoor pole vault.
She has 12 years of experience competing in gymnastics including 5 years of level 10. She has 6 years of coaching experience with gymnastics of all ages, tumbling and cheerleading, track and field, strength and conditioning, jumps and flexibility, and mommy & me classes

Jessica says, "I won several awards as an athlete, but these are some of the ones that stand out to me. I was a 7 time WV Gymnastics State Champion, 4 time Region 7 Qualifier, and the WV State Pole Vault Champion in 2013."

Jessica teaches Group Tumbling Classes, Private Lessons, Mommy & Me Classes, Daddy & Me Tumbling Classes, Strength & Conditioning Classes, Jumps & Flexibility Classes, and Open Gym.


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Gare G. Jimenez - All-Star Coach

Gare@SidelineSportsCheerleading.com

He  is a Florida Native and an alumni of  Hillsborough High School  and the University of Florida.  He  has a Bachelors Degree in Education with a focus on English for  Speakers of other Languages. His cheerleading experience started in college and then he spent three years as a cheerleader for the Tampa Bay Bandits of the late USFL. He started Tampa Bay All Stars from his involvement with the Citrus Park Patriots of the Tampa Bay Youth Football League.

He has spent the past 25 years coaching county recreation teams, high schools, college, and All Star teams all across Florida. He also has coached multi level gymnastics and worked for the NCA and UCA during the summers. Tampa Bay All Stars officially began in 1983 and ran successfully for 25 years.  In 2006, he closed the doors to All Star cheerleading, and remained coaching at the local high school level. Since that time, he has been staying busy coaching high school squads, choreographing routines, and judging for the major cheerleading companies

He has won several team and individual awards including the National Cheerleading Association’s, and the Universal Cheerleading Association’s All-Star Awards.  He has been recognized repeatedly for his dedication to working with kids.

He is certified by the American Red Cross in Child CPR, Adult CPR, AED, and First Aid.  He is also a certified member of  The American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Advisors (AACCA) and the U.S. All Star Federation (USASF).


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Zulay Balog - Tumbling & All-Star Coach

Zulay is a Florida Native. She currently attends Phoenix University Online for her Associates in Business.

Her cheerleading experience consist of 10 years of team participation. She Started at Richmond Heights Middle School and continued through high school at Felix Varela Senior High. She cheered at Florida International University in Miami, FL on the Co-Ed Squad and also for Top Gun All-Stars her first two years in college.

She continued her passion for cheerleading by coaching. She coached 2 years at Felix Varela Senior High, 1 year at colonial Park, and 2 years at All-Star Cheer and Tumble where she taught tumbling, stunts, and competition routines. She is USASF Certified in Level 1 - Level 6.

Zulay says, “It makes my heart warm to help the kids reach their full potential in everything they desire to accomplish.”

Zulay teaches Tumbling Classes and Open Gym, and is available for Private Classes.


Would you like to be a member of our staff?

Stephanie@SidelineSportsCheerleading.com

Send us a quick email and we'll send you the paperwork to get the interview process started.

Positions Available: All-Star Coach, Recreational Coach, Tumble Coach, Stunt Coach, Camp Coach. 

Facility Usage is available.  If you are an instructor and you would like to use our facility to teach your own classes, please let us know.

Volunteer Positions are available for High School Juniors and Seniors that would like to get Service Hour Credit over the summer.

We're looking forward to hearing from you!