Live Oak Rec Cheer

liveoak-megaLive Oak Recreational cheerleading was founded in 2007 by Amy Stevens after much success was gained by the Live Oak Middle and High School cheer teams on the state, regional and national levels. The purpose of the recreational cheer program is to provide a fun-filled learning atmosphere with knowledgeable coaches to gain experience in the sport of cheerleading. Amy has been coaching the Middle School for 15 years and prior to having the rec program she found that many girls simply could not gain the needed experience to make LOM without having to make a big commitment to an allstar gym. The rec program also allows cheerleaders to cheer at LOSA and junior high football games and perform at community events in the Watson area. This aspect of the team is just as important as the competitions in that the cheerleaders gain a sense of understanding what it means to have pride in their schools and communities. Cheerleading not only teaches tumbling, stunting, jumping and dance but also builds character, confidence, and team building skills to be used now and later on in life.

Fast forward to 2015 and the recreational program is still going strong and is based off of the same founding principles. The teams are directed by Amy Stevens who also coaches. Kristy Arbour coaches and assists the director. There are 2 more head coaches, Kelley Parrino and Missey Fisher as well as 2 additional volunteer helpers, Victoria Arbour and Emily Steagall and a tumbling coach Nikki Everett. The girls practice out of a local gym, Cheersport Academy, where they are provided an air conditioned facility with up to date training equipment that provides a safe environment for the girls to learn.