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SJMSAA Cheer Info

SJMSAA Cheer

TRYOUTS  REGISTRATION TEAM/COACHES


Important Note: SJMSAA CHEER CAMP DATES
SJMSAA CHEER CAMP - MANDATORY IF YOU PLAN ON CHEERING
May 31st- June 2nd - Plan to be in attendance ALL DAY!


SJMSAA Cheer is open to 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade students zoned for their Middle School location in St. Johns County where a cheer program is in operation. Generally each year, cheer programs kick off in the Spring, with tryouts in March/April time. Information on tryout dates, meetings, etc. can be found here on the SJMSAA website, the SJMSAA Facebook page and individual team pages if they are available. Once teams are selected, each Coach/Team Staff will create a communication system with their team.

For information on each program, sorted by school, see below. More information will be continually added. General questions related to SJMSAA Cheer can also be directed to the Cheer Commissioner, Bri'Anne Stansell at  [email protected] as well as the Athletic Directors from your school.


TRYOUTS

Each school requires a $25.00 tryout fee when you register. When you click on registrations, the overall fee for each cheerleader is $500, to be paid upon being selected for the team. When you choose your school on the registration page, you will see that the current fee is $25.00 for tryouts. Important note: ***For PVA students, please choose Landrum Middle School when you register for tryouts.



Fruit Cove

- March Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 - Tryout Prep Class - Download Flyer for details

- 3/4  6PM Mandatory Parent located at the Plantation Park Field House (Bring a chair if you would like) - Download Meeting Info
- 3/27-29: Cheer Clinic (Gym @Fruit Cove MS)
3/27  1:30-5PM (All 7th and 8th graders)
3/27  2:30-5PM (All 6th graders)
3/28  2:30-5PM (All 7th and 8th graders)
3/28  3:30-5PM (All 6th graders)
3/29  2:30PM All 7th and 8th graders arrive
3/29  3:30PM All 6th graders arrive
- Tryouts for ALL 6th, 7th and 8th graders begin 4:30-5:30PM
- For those selected for the team, uniform fitting is 4/1, 6PM at Plantation Field House

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Gamble Rogers


Open Now Mondays 6-7PM - Tryout Prep Class - Download Flyer for details

- 3/11  6:30PM Mandatory Parent Meeting at the school in the rock climbing room behind the gym.
- 3/25-26  2-5:30PM: Cheer Clinic in the gym
- 3/27  4-5:30PM: Tryouts in the gym

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Landrum and Palm Valley Academy

- 3/13 6-7:30PM Tryout Informational Meeting (LMS Auditorium)
- 4/8-4/11 4-6PM Cheer Team Tryout Clinic (LMS Gym)
- 4/12 3:45PM Cheer Team Tryouts (LMS Gym)


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Liberty Pines Academy

- 3/7-4/18 Thursdays 7:30-8:30PM - Tryout Prep Class - Download Flyer for details
- 3/13 6:30PM Parent Meeting (St.Johns Golf and Country Club, 219 St. Johns Golf Drive, St. Augustine, FL 32092) - Download Meeting Info
- 4/16-18 5:30-7:00PM 
Tryouts  (LPA Multi Purpose Room)


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Pacetti Bay

- Thursdays 7:30-8:30PM - Tryout Prep Class - Download Flyer for details

- 3/14  6PM Parent Information Meeting (PBMS Auditorium) - Download Meeting Info
- 3/27-28  5:30-7:30PM 
Material Teach/ Review (PBMS Gymnasium)
- 3/29  3PM - 
Tryouts (PBMS Gymnasium) 

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Patriot Oaks Academy

- 3/6 5:30-6:30PM Parent Meeting (Durbin South Amenities Center, 145 S. Durbin Parkway)
- 5/13-14 Clinic days to learn material (POA Gymnasium)
- 5/17 Tryouts (POA Gymnasium)

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Sebastian
- 3/7-4/18 Thursdays 7:30PM - Tryout Prep Class - Download Flyer for details
- 4/15 6:30PM Parent Meeting (Anchor Athletics Cheernastics, 2745 Industry Center Rd., St. Augustine 32084) - Download Meeting Info
- 4/24-26 2:15-4:30PMA (SMS Multi Purpose Room)


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Switzerland Point

- 3/4-4/15 Mondays 6-7PM - Tryout Prep Class - Download Flyer for details
- 3/13 6:30PM Parent meeting (SPMS) - Download Meeting Info
- 4/10-12 3:30-5PM Tryouts (SPMS) 

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Valley Ridge Academy

- 3/28 6PM-7PM Parent Meeting (VRA)
- 4/6 9AM-4PM Tryouts (Zone)




TEAM DETAILS PER SCHOOL

Fruit Cove Flyers
Practice and Game Field: Plantation Park
Current Coach: Melissa Rousseau



Message from Coach Rousseau:
I am a resident of St Johns, FL with my husband and 2 wonderful children.  I was a cheerleader from the ages of 4-22.   I have cheered in London with UCA as an All Star cheerleader, then went on to become a part of the UCA cheer staff.  I have coached recreation cheer, Upward cheer and now FCMS Cheer through SJMSAA.  I have judged local cheer competitions back in my hometown of Asheville, NC.  I love working with these young ladies to help them grow in a sport they love.  Teaching them self- confidence, leadership and how to be a good example both on and off the field is something I strive for while building a great team and friendships that will last a lifetime.   FCMS FLYERS !!

Message from Assistant Coach Stacy Visconti
I am a St. John’s County resident and mother of 3. As a football, basketball, baseball and cheer Mom, I love attending my children’s events and watching them grow as athletes. I was a cheerleader through high school and am very excited about working with the cheerleaders at FCMS by helping them understand the importance of their role as student athletes. My goal is to ensure that FCMS Cheerleaders have a high self image and lead their peers by example in everything that they do, on and off the field! GO FLYERS!! 

 

 Gamble Rogers
 Practice and Game Field: GRMS
 Current Coach: Jenn Plappert


Message from Coach Plappert
My name is Coach Jenn Plappert, and this is my 7th year as a GRMS Cheer Coach. I was born and raised in the St. Augustine/Palatka area. In my youth, I was a competitive dancer, gymnast, and cheerleader. This experience followed me to North Carolina where I worked for Charlotte Blume’s School of Dance as a ballet, tap, jazz, acrobat, and cheer instructor. When I moved back to Florida, I decided to pursue a career in the medical field. However, my passion for dance, gymnastics and cheer always remained in my heart. Rekindled from observing my own two daughters competing in cheer, dance, and gymnastics for 15+ years, I began volunteering at various organizations such as The Dance Company, Zone Cheer, Ancient City Gymnastics, and now St. Johns Middle School Athletic Association. I have my certifications in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) with the American Red Cross. Through the National Federation of State High Schools Association (NFHS), I am certified in the American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators (AACCA) Spirit Safety and Concussions in Sports. I have also worked as a tutor with various reading programs at local elementary schools for 16+ years.

Message from Assistant Coach Carrie Semmelman
My name is Coach Cari Semmelman and this is my 4th year as a GRMS Cheer Coach prior to serving as a GRMS Cheer Team Mom. I was born in Johnson City, New York and raised in the Daytona Beach area. As a child, I was motivated in the study of dance and competed nationally in field shows with my Winterguard team and band, qualifying as Superior in show execution. My own daughters have been cheering for the past 6+ years, exposing me to the exciting world of cheer. Wanting to be more involved in their sport, I began volunteering as the GRMS Team Mom. This eventually lead to my pursuit as a GRMS Cheer Coach. Through the National Federation of State High Schools Association (NFHS), I am certified in the American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators (AACCA) Spirit Safety and Concussions in Sports. I have also worked as a tutor with various reading programs at local elementary schools for 8+ years.


Landrum Lions
Practice and Game Field:
Current Coach: Taylor Leigh Beamer



Message from Coach Beamer:
Taylor Leigh Beamer is going into her 6th year as the Head Coach for the Lions Cheerleading Program.  She is originally from Kansas City, Missouri and went to college at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina where she earned her Teaching Degree and played collegiate soccer.  She is currently living in Nocatee with her husband Adam, and is a 1st  Grade Teacher at Palm Valley Academy.  She has been coaching cheerleading for over 20 years.  She has coached students from kindergarten age to college age.  She cheered in high school for the Park Hill High School COED Cheer Squad where they won the last 3 State Championships during their 13 Consecutive Year Reign as State Champions for Missouri.  She also participated in All-Star Cheerleading during high school where she came to Orlando for UCA Nationals.  The Lions Cheer Team went to UCA Nationals for the first time in 2018 and placed Top 20 in the Nation!  They will be returning to UCA Nationals again this year with not 1 but 2 routines and are very excited to see how things turn out for them at the competition! She is looking forward to another successful year as a combined LMS/PVA team!

Message from Coach Linebaugh:
Sydney Linebaugh is a senior at Nease High School and also does dual enrollment at St. John’s River. She danced at Nancy Dance Studios for 10 years and cheered throughout middle school at Fletcher. She then went on to cheer for Nease high school for 2 years as well as being captain. She also helped Coach Beamer lead her 2018-2019 cheer team in competition. She is now an assistant coach for the LMS/PVA cheer team. Sydney is very excited for the 2019-2020 cheer season!




Liberty Pines Wolves
Practice and Game Field: 
Current Coach: Bri'Anne Stansell




Message from Coach Stansell:
A Louisiana Native, I relocated to the St. Johns County area 5 years ago. With a total of 15 years of coaching experience at all levels- recreational, middle and high school and all stars and a  UCA instructor back in the day while in college. My personal experience began at the age of 4 with dance, gymnastics and cheerleading. However, I had a love for other sports as well like basketball and softball. With basketball being my favorite sport, I pursued it hard until my 4'11 height was no help in aiding me getting a college scholarship or for that matter playing time. At that moment, I dove straight into the sport of cheer and have never looked back. I received a cheer scholarship  at the University of Louisiana Monroe. We took 2nd and 4th in the nation while a member. I also attended and received a cheer scholarship to Louisiana Tech University where I finished my degree in general studies with a concentration in psychology. In 2010, I met this sweet Georgia boy, got married and we have two awesome kiddos. I look forward to taking my past cheer experience, wisdom and knowledge and giving to this program. I look forward to meeting everyone and becoming 1 big family! GO WOLVES!!!





R. J. Murray Bulldogs
Practice and Game Field:
Current Coach: Tiajha Oxendine



Message from Coach Oxendine:
I was born and raised here in St. Johns County. I'm a Graduate of St. Augustine High School. I was active in cheer and dance.  I have a dance and cheer background, compiling twelve years of experience, both recreational and competitive. God blessed be with a beautiful baby boy and made me a mom. I am currently working my way to cosmetology school and looking forward to coaching this season...Go Dawgs!






Pacetti Bay Wildcats
Practice and Game Field: PBMS
Current Coach: Stephanie Pacetti



Message from Coach Pacetti:
Coach Pacetti is returning for her second season as Head Cheer Coach for the Wildcats. She began her cheerleading journey when she was 11 years old all the way to her senior year on varsity. She has ten years coaching experience ranging from youth, junior high and high school levels. When she is not in cheer mode she is spending time with her husband and two children. Her family is a 6th generation to St. John’s County. They love the outdoors and all things Florida.




Palm Valley Bobcats
Practice and Game Field
Current Coach: Taylor Leigh Beamer



Message from Coach Beamer:
Taylor Leigh Beamer is going into her 6th year as the Head Coach for the Lions Cheerleading Program.  She is originally from Kansas City, Missouri and went to college at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina where she earned her Teaching Degree and played collegiate soccer.  She is currently living in Nocatee with her husband Adam, and is a 1st  Grade Teacher at Palm Valley Academy.  She has been coaching cheerleading for over 20 years.  She has coached students from kindergarten age to college age.  She cheered in high school for the Park Hill High School COED Cheer Squad where they won the last 3 State Championships during their 13 Consecutive Year Reign as State Champions for Missouri.  She also participated in All-Star Cheerleading during high school where she came to Orlando for UCA Nationals.  The Lions Cheer Team went to UCA Nationals for the first time in 2018 and placed Top 20 in the Nation!  They will be returning to UCA Nationals again this year with not 1 but 2 routines and are very excited to see how things turn out for them at the competition! She is looking forward to another successful year as a combined LMS/PVA team!

Message from Coach  Linebaugh
Sydney Linebaugh is a senior at Nease High School and also does dual enrollment at St. John’s River. She danced at Nancy Dance Studios for 10 years and cheered throughout middle school at Fletcher. She then went on to cheer for Nease high school for 2 years as well as being captain. She also helped Coach Beamer lead her 2018-2019 cheer team in competition. She is now an assistant coach for the LMS/PVA cheer team. Sydney is very excited for the 2019-2020 cheer season!




Patriot Oaks Chargers
Practice and Game Field:
Current Coach: Amanda Skeens




Message from Coach Skeens:
My name is Amanda Skeens. I have been a 5th grade teacher at Patriot Oaks Academy for 5
years. This will be my first year taking over as the POA cheer coach. I began cheering at 8 years
old and quickly fell in love with the sport. Since my first year I have cheered or coached at
every level including recreational, upward, middle school, high school, all stars and college. In
college I cheered on both small co-ed and large co-ed teams and competed at NCA College
Nationals placing as high as 3 rd . I have worked for Cheersport and Universal Spirit competition
companies running arenas, managing warm-ups and assisting judges. I am excited to bring my
experience to POA and continue developing a competitive program that also focuses on school
spirit and developing athletes that are well rounded. It is going to be a great year, Go Chargers!





Sebastian Eagles
Practice and Game Field: SMS
Current Coach: Kaeli Snyder



Message from Coach Snyder:
Hi my name is Kaeli Snyder. I was born in Las Vegas, Nevada. While living in Vegas I developed my interest in Cheerleading. I cheered there for 4 years (2 years on an All-Star team, 2 years in middle school). After my Freshman year, I moved to St. Augustine, Florida! I absolutely love this town! I graduated from St. Augustine High School where I was on the Varsity team, and was the captain my senior year, C/O 2017! I am currently furthering my education at St. Johns River State College. 





Swiss Point Raiders
Practice and Game Field:
Current Coach: Bailey Copeland




Message from Coach Copeland:
Hi my name is Bailey Copeland. I was born and raised in north St.Johns county. I have a 2 year old daughter and am currently in college at FSCJ. I have cheered all-stars from age 6 to throughout my senior year of high school. I cheered at Switzerland point the first two years they had a cheer team. Then on to Bartram Trail varsity from freshman to senior year. We won states, attended UCA nationals, and I was picked for UCA all-American and cheered at the London New Year’s Day parade. Since high school I have been coaching tumbling at Anchor Athletics and this will be my third year coaching at Switzerland point. Last year we attended UCA nationals and placed top 20. My goal is to continue to grow this team and make each year better than the last! Go Raiders!





Valley Ridge Hawks
Practice and Game Field:
Current Coach: Kristin Troyer, Dionne Sanders



Message from Coach Troyer:
Coach Kristin Troyer is currently a 5th grade teacher at Valley Ridge Academy, a wife and mother of twins.  She has 6 years of experience coaching All-Star competitive cheerleading.  In addition, she cheered for 10 years including middle school, high school, All-Star competitive (both co-ed and all girl) plus college (both co-ed and all girl).  She attended Hawaii Pacific University on a full cheer scholarship where her team won back to back national championships.  Coach Kristin is excited to have the opportunity to coach what she has a passion for and looks forward to working with the cheerleaders and coaches.


Message from Coach Sanders:
Coach Dionne Sanders is an SVP, Sr. Project Manager at Bank of America, a wife and mother of two.  She has over 10 years of experience coaching Middle School, High School and College level cheerleading; as well as, Upward Cheer, Jr. ROAR and various cheer clinics tied to the NFL/NFL Alumni.  In addition, she has danced and cheered for 8 years including high school where she earned the title UDA Dance Star and later cheered for the NFL as a member of the ROAR of the Jaguars. Coach Dionne is looking forward to her 2nd year as a Coach with SJMSAA and the VRA Hawks! 

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