Our Coaching Staff

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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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Creative Director

Bobby Hilton is from Springfield, Missouri before moving to Fayetteville, Arkansas to attend the University of Arkansas. While at the University of Arkansas, Bobby majored in Business Administration and was a part of the U of A Cheer Team. Prior to his all-star career, Bobby was also a gymnast for many years. During his time on the U of A Cheer Team, Bobby was a part of Twist and Shout All Stars, where he was on their Twist and Shout Team...

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CLASS DIRECTOR

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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Front Office

Office Manager –Gym Enrollment & Communications

Fund Raising Director

Currently pursuing a degree in Business Management

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Kristin is one of our coaches native to Austin, Texas. Kristin is a former Cheer Station athlete since the age of 5 and has grown through the program to cheer at Texas State University on their All-Girl Squad. During her time at TXST, she was the co-captain in her sophomore year as well as became a part of NCA Staff for three years. Kristin graduated from TXST with a degree in Elementary Education. Since 2008, she has coached summer camps,...

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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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Jake was born and raised in Waco, Texas. He is a graduate of Oklahoma State University where he has a degree in Marketing and Management. At OSU, Jake was a part of their Large Coed Squad. Jake’s highlights from his all-star cheerleading career were during his time apart of Cheer Athletics Cheetahs. With Cheetahs, he became a World’s Bronze Medalist in 2011 and then a World Champion in 2012. Jake has been coaching for 10 years now and gained...

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Sheldon was born and raised in Round Rock, Texas. He is a graduate of St. Edwards University where he got his degree in Graphic Design. Sheldon’s highlights from his all-star cheerleading career were during his time at Austin Cheer Factory. With the Small Senior Limited Coed, he placed 7th in the World. Sheldon has been coaching for 11 years now and gained many NCA Champion titles as a coach. You can find Kacey Musgraves as Sheldon’s #1 Most...

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Kyle is a Cheer Station veteran coaching as he has been with the gym for 6+ years. Kyle is from Ocala, Florida and a former elite level gymnast. He was a former Level 5 International Open athlete for Cheer Station. Kyle has been around the cheerleading and tumbling scene for 13 years now. As an experienced coach, Kyle has proven to focus on technique to make sure the athletes that he is working with are ready to move on to other levels. Kyle...

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Super Flyers Director

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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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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Another Austin, Texas native, Matthew has been a part of the Cheer Station family for 4 years as an athlete before moving into the coach’s role. Matthew first started learning tumbling at the age of 13 and then would late move on to becoming a level 5 athlete on Cheer Station Flyers. After moving on from all-star cheer, Matthew began coaching in early 2018. Matthew is currently attending Austin Community College for Psychology and Fine Arts....

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Zander is from Austin, Texas and one of our amazing junior staffers/coaches. He currently attends Leander High School and is the captain of the Cheer Team there. Zander has been cheering for a total of 14 years now, but has been with Cheer Station for 8 years. 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. This will be Zander’s 4th year on the Senior Level 5 Coed...

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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 25 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 twenty-five 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!