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Our Program

Titanium Athletics, established in 2010 and located in New Freedom PA, is conveniently located off I-83 on the PA-MD line, and has experienced amazing cheer seasons, tremendous growth and shaped a great deal of athletes.  In just a  few short years we have accomplished countless program and athlete accomplishments including National and Grand Championships, specialty awards for choreography and excellent performances, and collected trophies, banners, jackets and backpacks. 

We attribute our success to our cheer platform, as we strive to provide a healthy progressive cheer environment and a positive experience for our parents, friends, staff and all of our cheerleaders no matter what level!  We believe that every child can cheer and benefit from the rewards of dedication, teamwork, respect and goal achievement.  Our Program is designed around the fun, challenges and rewards of being part of an elite, competitive cheer program.  We are committed to providing the highest level of quality training and use a model that encourages continuous skill progression for each cheerleader as an individual and team member.  Every child’s accomplishments are celebrated throughout our facility with a resounding ring of our skills bell, and everyone stops what they are doing to applaud the achievement!  We are competitive, but also serious about having fun !


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Julie Hallam

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Julie Hallam
President, Partner - Training Director


Julie started cheering when she was 10 years old and by the age of 14 she was coaching local recreational youth and AllStar teams. She began her AllStar career at 14 years old, where she was named cheer captain and led her prestigious team to winning several national championships. Meanwhile, she was also cheer captain for her High School cheerleading squad and successfully managed numerous community cheer camps.  Julie also coached at several Allstar programs and served as a guest judge to many other teams in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Florida.  During that time she also obtained a BA, magna cum laude, in Fine Arts (Interior Design) from the International Academy of Design and Technology.  Julie is USASF certified for levels 1-5, First Aid and CPR certified. She also recently got her certification for the Double-Goal Coach: Coaching for Winning and Life Lessons.


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Theresa Cottrill

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Theresa Cottrill “Coach T”
Vice President, Partner - Marketing and Operations

Theresa, known as "Coach T" brings to Titanium Athletics, over 30 years of successful marketing, management, and community cheer coaching experience. She started cheering at the age of 12, coached a recreational cheer team as a young teen, and ran her first successful cheerleading camp when she was 16. She was named cheer captain for her varsity team and selected for the elite Big 33. Theresa has a Bachelor's degree in Public Relations and Marketing as well as Graphic Arts from Shippensburg University. While in college she also became a founding sister of the university's Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority, Tau Lambda Chapter. She has business experience as a sales and marketing representative, shore property owner and manager as well as small business owner (Kennel/dog breeding and training center as well as Stick it Graphix). In 2009 she was invited to be the Youth Spirit Cheer Program Coordinator for the Harrisburg Stampede (professional, American Indoor Football League). In that capacity she was named the "Peoples Cheer Coach" by Nipsy from radio station 105.7, The X. In the past, she has worked with The Revolution, York City's minor league baseball team, in the development of the RevLeader Cheer Experience program, as well as other community out-reach activities in Southern York County.

Meanwhile, she has acquired more than 25 years of successful cheer coaching experience, cheer program development and choreography experience. She is USASF certified for levels 1-3, holds a USASF safety judging certification, and is CPR certified. Coach T can be found in the gym passing out Candy for a Job Well Done!

 


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Jessica Preston

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Jessica Preston
Office Manager - Cheer Coach

Jessica has been involved in cheerleading for over 15 years. She started cheerleading her sophomore year of High School in Pylesville, MD. Following high school, she went on to coach for Jarrettsville Spirit Cheer winning multiple National titles, as well as, a US Finals title.  Jessica has now been coaching for Titanium since 2010 where she went on to win a second US Finals title and multiple National Championships. Jessica was a runner up in 2015 for Coach of the Year by the Epic Brands. When she is not coaching she is working as the office manager for Titanium Athletics. She also attends York College where she is pursuing a Bachelor Degree in Early Elementary Education. Jessica is First Aid and CPR certified. She is also USASF certified through level 5, and has the honors of a 1st Place at US Finals.


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Keith Hallam

Keith Hallam
Tumbling and Instruction

Keith started coaching gymnastics when he was just 16 years old. His excellent coaching skills were immediately apparent as he was also invited to coach within several local cheer teams. Meanwhile, he spent several years competing as an All Star Cheerleader with the Maryland Flyers and Maryland Twisters, two nationally ranked teams where he was recognized with numerous awards for his specialty in stunting, acro and power tumbling. Despite the fact that he is a die hard Steelers fan, at the age of 18, Keith went on to be the youngest male cheerleader (cheer and stunt teams) for the Baltimore Ravens. He received additional honors and awards from the Baltimore Ravens including the honor of running the flags at the start of the game and receiving the “Unsung Hero” award. Over the past 15 years Keith has also served as tumbling coach for several national and world's award winning level 5 All Star teams. Keith’s students have gone on to cheer with professional organizations and premier colleges and universities including the Baltimore Ravens, Baltimore Blast, Washington Redskins, USA Cheerleaders, and University of Hawaii, University of Maryland and Towson University. Keith is a level 5 tumbling coach and is First Aid and CPR certified.


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Melissa Coburn

Melissa Coburn
Levels Director and Cheer Coach

Melissa, Levels Director and Cheer Coach at Titanium, has over 20 years of cheer experience at the youth, high school and collegiate level. She Coached JV and Varsity competition squads at Glenelg High School in MD, was Head Cheerleading Coach at Kennard Dale High School. Coach Melissa has judged and worked at ECA Regional/National competitions, and is USASF certified through level 5. She has been coaching multiple teams with Titanium since opening. She is also CPR/AED certified. Coach Melissa graduated Magna Cum-laude from Kaplan University in 2005 with a degree in Dental Assisting and when she is not coaching, works for a dentist in Towson, Maryland.

 


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Maxine Cooper

Maxine Cooper
Development Director and Cheer Coach

Maxine has been coaching all star cheerleading for over 10 years and has been with TCA since the beginning in 2011.  She was a cheerleader for 16 years, which included allstars and high school varsity where she was varsity captain.  Maxine graduated from Millersville University with a dual degree in Elementary Education and Special Education and is now following through with her dream career as a teacher during the day. Maxine is USASF certified levels 1-5. She has coached her teams to multiple national championships, grand championships, and a US Finals champion win. 

 

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Larisa Senft

Larisa Senft
Tumble Coach

Coach Larisa has more than 25 years of tumble coaching experience. This includes coaching competitive gymnastics and cheerleading teams at the recreational, high school and All-Star level. Her gymnastics and cheer teams have won numerous first place awards at regional and national competitions. Coach Larisa was a competitive gymnast herself from the age of 6 to 15 and also cheered for her middle school and high school teams. She currently works as an Infection and Disease Control Nurse for York County and teaches tumbling and gymnastics classes at a local community center. Coach Larisa is certified by the USASF as a tumbling and stunt coach for levels 1-6, holds certifications in CPR and first aide from the Red Cross and is defibrillator trained. She is also a teen mentor in several community programs including Big Brothers/Big Sisters and the Children of Prisoners program.


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Jaclyn Gold

Jaclyn Gold
College Liaison and Cheer Coach

Jackie was a gymnast and dancer for 10 years. She began cheerleading when she was 12 years old for the Ashland High School Varsity Cheerleading team in Ashland, Massachusetts. She went to George Washington University, where she majored in Applied Science and Technology. Jackie was a member of GWU’s large coed cheer team all five years of undergrad, cheering for all Men’s and Women’s basketball games, as well as competing at the NCA Collegiate National Championship, where the team placed top 10 all five years Jackie was a member. After graduating, she assisted at GWU practices and the NCA Collegiate National Championship while pursuing her graduate degree in Crisis, Emergency, and Risk Management. Jackie is currently the Safety Manager at Stevenson University. Jackie is CPR/AED/First-Aid certified.
 


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Mike Stepp

Mike Stepp
Tumble Coach

Mike is the quintessential cheerleader’s “Cheerleader” at Titanium Athletics. With a perpetual smile and tireless energy, Coach Mike brings 10 years of All Star Tumbling Coach experience to the gym. He is a great motivator for children of all ages in the Titanium All Star Family and resonates an unparalleled spirit and dedication to our sport. When he is not coaching, he is capturing the enthusiasm of our teams through photography as he also serves as Titanium Athletics’ resident photographer (www.seeyourpixs.com). Coach Mike is married to Jen, is a father of three and a Realtor at Keller Williams.


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Donna Fatcheric

Donna Fatcheric
Cheer Coach

I cheered for 12 years. I went to north Harford high school where I was on the varsity cheerleading squad all 4 years and head captain for 2 years. I have won multiple nation titles during those 12 years. I attend Harford Community College where I am pursuing my nursing degree. I am first aid and CPR certified. I work at a preschool as well.  


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Matt Clark

Matt Clark
Cheer Coach

 

This is my sixth year of All-Star Cheerleading, and my fifth season at Titanium. I have been coaching for four years at Titanium. I plan to go to community college, and then transfer to a University (Undecided right now as to what University) I love cheerleading and I love coaching others.

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Sydney Nash

Sydney Nash
Cheer Coach

Sydney has been a cheerleading for 8 years and has been cheering for Titanium Athletics for seven seasons! Sydney has been assistant coaching our mini team T-22 for two years! Sydney graduated from Dallastown High School in 2016 and plans on attending Penn State York! We wish her the best of luck!


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Ashley Kusner

Ashley Kusner
Cheer Coach

 

Ashley has been an All-Star cheerleader for 7 years. She has been a cheerleader with Titanium since the doors opened in 2010. This is her first year coaching. Ashley plans to major in Child Psychology at Penn State York.


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Zach Kues

Zach Kues
Cheer Coach

 

Zach started cheering when he was 20 years old and quickly developed a passion for the sport that fueled him to put his heart and soul into the sport for the past two years. His junior and senior year at Bridgewater College he was a member of the cheerleading team and was named one of the captains in his senior season. Zach has recently graduated from Bridgewater with a Bachelor’s Degree in Financial Economics. He competed on All Star Legacy’s Small IOC5 team during the 2015-2016 season and competed at the World Championships his first season. He currently competes for Shockwave All Stars on their Large IOC5 team. Last season, he was a junior coach for Titanium’s half year senior prep level 2 team which placed 4th at US Finals. Zach’s goal is to instill his passion for cheerleading in all of his athletes and help them grow through encouragement and pushing what athletes believe are their limits. 


Sarah Thoman

Sarah Thoman
Assistant Tumbling Coach

Sarah started cheering at a young age and continued to do so throughout her years at Delaware Valley University where she was part of both the competition and football cheer teams. While attending DVU she majored in Secondary Education with a minor in Agriculture. During her undergraduate years, Sarah worked at a tumbling gym in Northeast Philadelphia training level 1 through 5 all-star, school, and recreational teams. After graduating, Sarah returned home to the York area to teach at Elizabethtown Area High School in Lancaster and was the Varsity Head Cheerleading Coach for E-town HS for 4 years. Since then, Sarah has continued her education and obtained her Master's degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Ball State University. Residing in the York area with her husband and daughter, she enjoys watching her daughter grow, learn, and perform with the Titanium family!

 


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Nikita Kruhm

Nikita Kruhm
Cheer Coach

Nikita has been cheering for Titanium Athletics for six seasons! During her time here at Titanium Athletics she has won multiple National Championships.  She has also spent three years on her high school varsity football cheer team, as well as, three years on her varsity basketball cheer team, where she was also named the Senior Basketball Cheer Captain! Nikita has also had the amazing opportunity to walk in the Macy’s 89th Thanksgiving Day Parade. She was a PA Cheerleader for the Big 33. Nikita graduated from Dallastown High School in 2016 and will continue her education at HACC. We wish her the best of luck!

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