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 !
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 with the Maryland Flyers where she was named cheer captain and led her prestigious team to winning several national championships. Meanwhile, she was also cheer captain for the Arundel High School cheerleading squad and successfully managed numerous community cheer camps. Individually, Julie has received numerous honors and awards at the national level as a competitive cheerleader. This included being selected as an elite cheerleader to participate in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Julie has also cheered for the MD Twister open team, coached for Cheer Thunder, 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, and has the honors of a 1st Place at US Finals.
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!
Cody started cheerleading his senior year of High School in Dover PA where he was placed onto the competition team. After winning numerous awards he took his talents to Kent State University where he majored in Architecture with a minor in Construction Management. At Kent, Cody cheered for 3 years and competed at NCA Nationals in Daytona FL. During his time at Kent, he was asked to join The Universal Cheerleading Association(UCA) and become a cheer instructor. Cody has been a UCA instructor for 6 years where he teaches stunts, cheers and dances at cheerleading camps all across the country to college and high school students. Cody was also a professional cheerleader for The Cleveland Gladiators Kick Off Crew. After his career cheering at Kent, Cody got into the All-Star world coaching, tumbling and stunting at Ohio Explosion for 5 years. Cody has also been a Woodward instructor where he teaches tumbling during the summers to the top athletes across the country. Over the past 5 years Cody has also served as a coach for several national and world's award winning level 5 All Star teams. Cody's students have gone on to cheer with professional organizations and premier Colleges and Universities including The Ohio State University, Kent State University, Baldwin Wallace, University of Louisville, Morehead University, University of Delaware, and Penn State University. Along with other programs including Universal Cheerleading Association (UCA), and Top Gun Allstars. Cody is AACCA certified in Spirit Safety along with USASF levels 1-5.
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.
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.
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.
Titanium Athletics welcomes Maxine Cooper to their coaching staff. Coach Maxine was a cheerleader for 16 years. This included being Varsity Squad Captain in High School and 12 years competing at the All Star level. Coach Maxine has five years of experience as an All Star Cheer coach and is USASF certified for levels 1-3. Coach Maxine combines her sweet, but firm teaching style; knowledge of natural progressions in cheering, stunting and tumbling; and sensitivity to the needs of the young cheerleader to the Titanium All Star Fusion team. When she is not coaching, Maxine is a student at Millersville University with a dual major in Elementary Education and Special Education.
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.
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 works as an Environmental Health and Safety Manager consulting for Universities and Colleges all over the east coast. Jackie is CPR/AED/First-Aid certified.
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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