Elite Cheer prides itself on having some of the best staff in the country. By maintaining an open mind about training and implenting new and exciting methods, learned from top coaches nationwide, we have become one of the premier gyms in the country. Our staff has been trained and continues to train with only the best. Including : Francis Allen - former Mens Olympic gymnastics coach and the University of Nebraska - Lincoln mens head coach; Dan Kendig - the University of Nebraska Womens Gymnastics head coach; & James Speed - the University of Louisville, KY head cheerleading coach (winning numerous national titles)
Kevin Hooker was a cheerleader at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln where he earned three All American Awards from NCA and runner up to Lance in the regions Best Stunting Award. Kevin was named Captain of his team his senior year, and graduated from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln with an engineering degree. Kevin has his AACCA safety certification and is credentialel through Level 5 for the USASF in all categories of Stunt, Tumbling, & Basket Tosses. He has also been a Director for the state of Nebraska for the USASF credentialing program as well as AACCA.
Kevin is also now the chief instructor for the Martial Arts program at Elite. Sensei Kevin started his martial arts journey in 1991 in Shotokan Karate at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. After moving to Omaha - he found a new home in Kenpo Karate, beginning this training under Shihan Tom Scott in Internationally reccognized Nick Cerio's Kenpo Karate over 15 years ago. With Shihan Scott retiring from the commercial school in 2010, he was given the opportunity to continue Shihan Scotts mission to maintain a prestige level kenpo karate school in the mid-west. Kevin is currently a 5th degree black belt (Godan) with a title of Shihan in the art of Kenpo Karate and continues to strive to perfect his skills in the martial arts, now training under Professor Nick Chamberlain Judan (10th degree).
In the spirit of continuing to strive for more - Kevin took up Brazilian JiuJitsu under Fabio Santos's black belts - Scott Thompson and Greg James. Currently he holds a 3 stripe purple belt rank. Today, Sensei Kevin continues teaching in all of his athletic endeavors.
Over 20 years of Cheerleading experience. I graduated from Millard West where I was on 2 National Championship teams. I have been coaching going on 18 years, of those, I have been with Elite Cheer for 13 years.
After I graduated, I spent 7 years teaching cheerleading summer camps for the Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) under Varsity Brands. Through my job at UCA I judged local and regional competitions as well as hosted and taught coaches clinics and educational seminars.
Over the years I have Choreographed throughout the Midwest, and for local programs as well as consulted on tryouts and routine clean up. Through my years at Elite, I have coached many different age groups and levels and most recently I became USASF Credentialed for levels 1-5.
Outside of coaching, I have been married for 4 years, with baby on the way and have 2 adorable puppies, Hercules and Hagrid.
Jasmine has been teaching tumbling and dance for 10 years. Her passion lies in helping kids achieve their goals and teaching them about the anatomy behind tumbling technique. While Jasmine focuses on dance tumbling, she is excited to work with any student passionate about growth. When not coaching tumbling, Jasmine is running her dance studio, Dance Out Loud Productions, and playing with her dog, Toro! Jasmine has been with Elite Cheer for 3 years and her favorite part is watching students advance and reach their tumbling goals!
Coach Jess comes from Sioux Falls, SD as a former Dakota Spirit athlete and grew up in the competitive cheer world. With 14 years in her pocket as an athlete, she was more than excited to join the Elite family last season. In her spare time she enjoys playing fetch with her puppy, Houston, traveling, and spending time with family. Coaching has been a thrill and season number two can’t come quick enough!!
Monday - Thursday : 4:00pm - 8:30pm
Friday Saturday Sunday: CLOSED
Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 1:00pm
I wanted to send an email to say how impressed I am with your organization. We just started attending a month ago and Elite is incredibly well organized and professional. I used to own my own center for the arts including cheerleading, dance, music etc and I understand how difficult it is to communicate all the necessary information, hold meetings, focus groups, organize competitions, etc and your organization does it incredibly well.. - Julie