EAST TEXAS TWISTER ALL*STARS 2008-2009 COMPETITION SEASON RESULTS:
The East Texas Twister All*Star Team Program for the 2008-09 Season consists of eight teams of various ages and ability levels. The team members are boys and girls, ages 4-18 years of age! As varied as their ages, so are their experience and skill levels. Teams were created to offer each athlete a team environment in which, each team member would have gifts to offer the team, but allow for personal skill growth, too! We were blessed this year to have new and returning team members, which allowed us to divide these athletes into eight teams, of eight different age divisions and skill levels. Once they were grouped into teams, we were able to design an experience where each team member would utilize the skills that they have acquired, while learning new skills, allowing us to increase each child's individual skill level as a part of the practice curriculum. Also, as an important part of the All*Star curriculum, we teach good sportsmanship and team work, and the value of hard work, dedication, and a positive attitude,as it relates to success on the cheer floor, but also in life! These goals are taught by example and fulfills the East Texas Twister's Mission Statement, which states, "Each child who walks out our doors will feel better, and be a better person, having been a part of this program!" (Click on the "ABOUT US" button on our Home Page to read more of the East Texas Twister Mission Statement that guides all we do.) Our All*Star curriculum goals are incorporated into each practice session, wth the emphasis on fun! We respect each athlete's time, as well as that of their family. We maximize practice time productivity and produce dramatic results and successful teams through organized planning and utilization of practice time which allows us to only require our team members to practice two days a week, for two hours. This allows our All*Star Team members the flexibility to participate in other activities and public school cheerleading, sports and extracurricular events.
East Texas Twister All*Star Teams, Age Divisions & Ability Levels, for the 2008-09 Season:
LIL' SPINNERS: A Level 1, Tiny, Show Team, consisting of 4 & 5 year olds; a non-competitive team, created to provide young children a positive introduction into All*Star Cheerleading, with performance opportunities without the pressure of a competitive environment. Members of the Lil' Spinner Team: Averie Gowin, Natalie Sweat, Madelyn Dunn, Sarah Stewart, Esther Barker, and Sadie Sherburn.
F-1 TEAM: A Level 1, Mini Team, consisting of 6, 7, & 8 year olds. Members of the F-1 Team: Aubrey Gowin, Danielle Olivera, Peyton Potts, Mackenzie Potts, Breanna Middleton, Rebecca Reed, Mandi McDonald, Lauren Pennington, Brittney Baughman, Skyler Monroe, Danielle Loven, Lauren Fox, Emily Montoya, and Molly Daniel.
TEMPEST TEAM: A Level 1, Youth Team, consisting of 7 to 11 year olds with no prior competitive experience. Members of the Tempest Team: Claire Pickens, Kayla Royal, Whitney Waite, Audrey Jeans, Emily Jones, Samantha Harper, Maddie Driver, and Devon Mitchell.
WHIRLWINDS: A Level 2, Mini Team, consisting of 6, 7, & 8 year olds. Members of the Whirlwind Team: Racee Clifton, Kylie Cox, Anna Gaddis, Leanna Gilliard, Gracyn Ramsey, Savannah Ott, Jessica herriage, Ashley Riffe, Keeley Randle, Rylie Janway, Ali Pickett, and Tara Hamilton.
TYPHOONS: A Level 2, Youth Team, consisting of 9 to 11 year olds. Members of the Typhoon Team: Hannah Boswell, Miranda Dixon, Kennedy Box, McKenna Rainwater, Caiti Spence, Paige McDonald, Nicole Sumrow, Tyler Jeffery, Morgan Palmer, Jenna Boyette, Brooke Kellam, Bailey Rogers, Victoria Henry, Julianna Bratcher, and Jayme Willis.
TORNADOS: A Level 3, Youth Team, consisting of 7 to 11 year olds. Members of the Tornado Team: Rebekah Bratcher, Valeria Corral, Shelby Fry, Micayla Stanley, Madison Bass, Peyton Stephens, Blayne Clower, Nichollette Odom, Hannah Lane, Anna Hooten, Masen Seale, Madison Mitchell, Caroline Spence, Brooke Bearden, Alyssa Edwards, Amanda Edwards, and Elizabeth Helms.
CYCLONES: A Level 4, Junior Team, consisting of 10 to 14 year olds. Members of the Cyclone Team: Kara Ott, Brianna Rainwater, Savannah Elliott, Cassidy Bennett, Casi Jones Alex Kauble, Allie Perez, Kadee Renshaw, Emily Hightower, Sarah Moore, Mackenzie Sherburn, Jeremy Payne, Marci Whittington, Gus Castillo, Shelby Jeans, and Macy Williams.
HURRICANES: A Level 4, Senior Team, consisting of 12 to 18 year olds. Members of the Hurricane Team: Abby Baker, Katelyn Calloway, Bailey Camp, Kaleigh Clifton, Rebekah Epps, Madison Kendrick, Katie McCallum, Kayla Renshaw, Emily Tollett, Katelyn Tucker, Mackenzie Wilson, Bailey Wolcott, Morgan Rogers, Kendall Thompson, TJ Ollison, and Daisy Nicholas.
The East Texas Twister All*Star Teams' athletes come from Canton, Mineola, Van, Wills Point, Edgewood, Lindale, Winnsboro, Quitman, Kaufman, Forney, Athens, Emory, Rowlett, and Mesquite to bless us with their talent and give us the privilege to have them as a part of the cheerleading competitive teams offered at East Texas Twisters. These athletes train two days each week, for two hours, in our state-of-the-art All*Star training facility, offered at each of our locations (in Canton & Mineola). The program is under the direction of LeAnn Daniel and all of the teams are coached by Head Coach, Jon Herbertson.