CCA CERTIFIED CHEER COACH
Cape Town, South Africa
CCA CERTIFIED LEVELS
Four years ago in Stellenbosch, South Africa, Jessica Zoo, coached our shiny new university team to attain Silver at Nationals in just a few short months. Prior to this, I had a dance and gymnastics background, a Sports Science degree, and only a vague awareness of cheerleading as a sport. I went through an intensive CHEER PRO bootcamp and emerged with a fresh perspective on cheerleading and a deeper understanding of what makes coaching effective.
In 2016 I started working directly with CheerConditioning.Academy as member support, student success, research and development. Later that year over dinner, Jessica shared her thoughts with me about the universe that was to become the Body Before Skill Training Method. She ended off by asking, “Do you think the world is ready for this?” - the question that set the stage for me to dive deep, holding a sports science lens to the available research on human biomechanics and functional movement, starting with the world of cheer and ending… well, we’ll see...!
MY EXPERIENCE AS A CHEER COACH
MY TRAINING EXPERIENCE WITH CHEERCONDITIONING.ACADEMY
Working through the CCA GOLD Certification was a labour of love for me. It brings together known and lesser-known elements of training in a well-rounded approach that is relevant to any sport. Completing the CCA GOLD Certificate challenged me to open my mind and question the narratives I had blindly held from previous courses and conditioning.
With an extremely thorough syllabus based on the latest research in the fields of sports science, psychology, linguistics, nutrition, and more, the GOLD Certification process has helped me refine my knowledge and practical coaching skills to the point where I can confidently say that I deliver a world-class service.
I currently live in Cape Town, sunny South Africa, where I’m available for BBS Body & Skill Optimisation workshops and cheer dance fitness classes & events.