Our Coaching Staff

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Team and Class Coach

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Founder/Head Coach Team Program

5 years - NCA Head Instructor

3 years - Yell Leader at Baylor University

State Champion Gymnast

Three-time NCA All-American Cheerleader

Two-time Macy’s Day Parade Featured Staff - Manhatten, New York

Aloha Bowl Featured Staff - Honolulu, Hawaii

St. Patrick's Day Parade and Lord Mayors Ball Featured Staff- Dublin, Ireland

USASF Rules Committee...

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Founder/Website

6 years - NCA Head Instructor

2 years - Yell Leader at Baylor University

Two-time NCA All-American Cheerleader

NCA Best Cheerleader (1987)

Two-time Macy’s Day Parade Featured Staff - Manhatten, New York

Aloha Bowl Featured Staff - Honolulu, Hawaii

St. Patrick's Day Parade and Lord Mayors Ball Featured Staff- Dublin, Ireland

Miss USA Pageant...

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Partner and Gym Director

Katie is an Austin Original and a former Cheer Station Level 5 Athlete. She is also a 19 year veteran Cheer Station Coach. Katie is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches. During her time at SFA, Katie was part of the All Girl Team, winning the Collegiate National Championship. After graduating, Katie returned to Cheer Station to coach cheer and tumbling. She is a 12 year Worlds Team Coach and holds various national titles...

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Team & Class Coach & Pro Shop/Uniform Director

Amara comes to us from Charleston, West Virginia. She has over 10 years of coaching experience and Worlds and Summit titles. She owned and coached at Famous Superstars in Charleston. In her free time, Amara likes to spend time with her newborn daughter Memphis.

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Class Director

Meet Brandon Hillin. He is our current Class Director and has decades of knowledge and experience in tumbling, stunts and cheer. As a former elite gymnast and power tumbler, Brandon competed as a feature tumbler on our coed level 6 Worlds Team. He is an expert coach who teaches all levels with patience and a true passion to help athletes improve through a perfection before progression style of coaching.

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Jason is originally from Portage, Indiana. He went on to attend Indiana University where he majored in Biology. During his time at IU, Jason was a double athlete where he was a part of the IU Cheer team and their gymnastics team. After graduating, Jason went on to coach cheer and tumbling. He has over 25 years of experience and various national titles for teams he has coached. Most recently, Jason is a 2018 NCA National Champion Coach....

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Team & Class Coach

Meet Geno, a born-and-raised Austinite with a passion for coaching tumbling! With 15 years of experience under his belt, Geno has honed his skills in coaching cleaning routines and perfecting tumbling techniques. He's worked with some of the best programs in the world, including the legendary TVCC.

But Geno's not just about serious business - he loves having fun and finding creative ways to teach his students. Whether it's using quirky...

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Jonathan is originally from Los Angeles, California. He made the move to Austin, Texas in August 2013 to attend St. Edward’s University. While at SEU, Jonathan joined the Cheer team there in his sophomore year. During his time on the team, Jonathan was a standout leader and athlete. In his final year on the team, Jonathan was a part of the SEU’s first national team to compete at UCA Collegiate Nationals in Orlando, Florida. The team continued...

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Team Coach

Riley Blanton has extensive experience in cheerleading and coaching. She was of part of NCA staff for 2 summers and competed for 3 years with Oklahoma State University as well as many years competing on all-star cheer teams. She began coaching tumbling at Stars Vipers in San Antonio Riley was also a assistant coach of the National Champion competitive team at Texas A&M College Station.

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Brittany Postalwaite is a positive spirit . She competed every Allstar Cheer Level all the way up to The Worlds Championship with Cheer Station Senior Coed Level 6 and was a collegiate cheerleader at Texas State and loves to coach all ages!

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Kristen Russell is an Austin, Texas native and began her cheerleading career at Cheer Station. From Mini Level 1 to Senior 4, Kristen has been a part of the Cheer Station family for 10+ years. As she continued with the program at Cheer Station, Kristen was a strong leader and asset to the teams she was on. When Kristen was a part of Bullets, a Senior 4 team, she helped lead her team to various national titles. Kristen’s coaching career also...

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Class coach

Jamie is from Austin, Texas. She is a biology major at St. Edward’s University. She has been on the SEU Cheer team for four years, acting as team captain for two of those years. She started cheering when she was 10 years old. Outside of cheerleading, Jamie enjoys spending time with her family and baking!

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Class Coach

Jeff is a veteran coach from Houston, Texas. He graduated with a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. His previous cheer experiences include Texas Lonestar Cheer Large Coed and UT Cheer, Orange Squad. Jeff has been a fantastic coach in tumbling and cheer focusing on technique and tips to help athletes understand how to control their body in stunts and tumbling. With about 17+ years of coaching...

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Zander is from Austin, Texas. He currently attends Austin Community College. Zander cheered for 15 years, 9 of those years was with Cheer Station. He has grown as an athlete in those years and has contributed great leadership and advice to all his teams that he has been on. He is a lover of economics and finance topics, which resulted in him wanting to major in Business in the future. On top of being a level 5 worlds athlete, Zander is a top...

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I am Lauren Sayers. I was a gymnast for 12 years then made my way into the cheerleading world. I cheered for Cheer Station on the Arrows and Flyers teams for 6 years. During my time at Cheer Station I competed at Summit and Worlds. After graduating high school I cheered for the Sam Houston State University All-Girl team and made their NCA team to compete at the college nationals. After 2 years at Sam Houston State University, I transferred to...

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Sabrina is from Austin, Texas and is one of many coaches that has grown through Cheer Station for many years. Sabrina’s time at Cheer Station began on the show team here before she moved up to Jets and then eventually Mercury, our senior level 3 team. Sabrina has been on every level at Cheer Station and proven to be an amazing leader helping newer athletes become a part of the family. She currently attends Austin Community College for Radio,...

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I began cheering when I was five years old and began coaching when I was sixteen. I have cheered pop Warner, middle school, high school, all star, and was a Worlds Finalist. With eleven years of coaching experience I have coached cheer, tumbling and stunts on both Allstar and high school teams. I have ran a high school program for the past four season and look forward to returning to all-star cheerleading. Cheerleading is my passion and I...

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The Cheer Station Story

The History of CHEER STATION...

CHEER STATION’s official name is “Cheer Station National Cheerleader Training Center” and was founded in 1990 by Ladd LeBus and Brad Page. Brad and Ladd were just out of college and had big dreams of building the first cheer and dance facility in Austin, Texas. In order to finance the operation, the two needed to earn money to get Cheer Station up and running. Without any investors on board, Brad and Ladd went to Austin Parks and Recreation and rented their facilities to get everything rolling. Within 3 months, three locations were in operation.

The name “Cheer Station” comes from having three different locations. At this time, there was a North Station (Northwest Recreation Center), South Station (Dittmar Recreation Center), and Central Station (Hancock Recreation Center). After 6 months of building up the name “Cheer Station” in the Austin area, a new marketing strategy was implemented to increase enrollment. After one year of growth, the first independent CHEER STATION was born.

Brad and Ladd started with one team and quickly grew CHEER STATION into a thriving business with over 13 teams. CHEER STATION teams started earning a great National reputation, and over the past 30 years, CHEER STATION has become a legend in the All-Star Cheerleading Industry. CHEER STATION is currently the longest running single-owner gym in the United States! With over 450 National Champion Titles, they are still going strong and strive to stay true to their basic principles instilled in their athletes, placing a strong emphasis on ethics, Christian principles, and good sportsmanship. Many of our athletes have come back as staff members, and many of our alumni now have their own “little ones” in our program!

We believe in training athletes with a positive approach that focuses on goal setting, self-esteem building, creating team unity, and increasing athlete skills by teaching proper progressions, safety, and utilizing the most up-to-date coaching techniques.

The history speaks for itself…come join us at CHEER STATION and let's create another amazing twenty-five years!

What we do...

Cheer Station National Cheerleader Training Center is THE premier cheerleading facility in Austin, Texas. With over 1000 athletes in our team and class programs, we are the largest cheer gym in the Austin area. We have an outstanding National reputation with over 450 National Titles and counting. We consider all of our athletes to be part of “one big family”, and it is in this atmosphere that we strive to develop the whole athlete at our gym.

Since 2009 to current, Cheer Station has been voted by Austin Family Magazine the “Best Place to Cheer in Austin”. Cheer Station was also voted to be one of the “Top All-Star Gyms” in the United States by American Cheerleader Magazine!

Over the past thirty years, the Cheer Station owners, staff, and athletes have been the “go-to” gym for many Hollywood movies and projects. Cheer Station’s television and movie accolades include:

  • "The New Guy" starring Eliza Dushku - Official gym and training facility
  • "Man of the House" starring Tommy Lee Jones – Official cheer technical advisors
  • "My Generation" starring Jaime King – Official cheer trainers
  • "Friday Night Lights" television series – Official cheer coaches (plus many of our athletes were used as skilled extras and cheerleaders in the series)

It’s no wonder why Cheer Station continues to be the absolute BEST cheerleading training facility around. Our philosophy is that every child can reach their potential through positive guidance, self-esteem building, and superior instruction. If you are looking for the best place to train and compete, then check out all of our programs we have to offer here at Cheer Station!