Wow… As I sit here and think about the last year a few things come to mind: Where did the time go? How did we get so lucky?
So many times this past season I’ve caught my self saying, "I feel like I’m in a dream... is this real?” I don’t really think I felt the impact of our dream coming true until the first team hit the mat at our first competition, East Coast Nationals back in December. In that moment, I looked to my left and right and all you could see was Galaxy Allstars athletes and staff. I lost it. The smiles were gleaming, the crowd was chanting, and the kids were excited to perform. The nerves of having to prove ourselves completely disappeared.
I knew opening my own business was going to be a challenge in an area where there are already so many exceptional choices for all-star cheer. What was going to set us apart? What could we do to show these parents and kids that they could trust us?
Growing up, I agree that the one constant I had in my life was all-star cheer. Once you have a PASSION for something the fire just never goes away. Ultimately, it didn’t matter how hard opening Galaxy Allstars was going to be. My drive for success was there and now I’m not looking back - I knew it was now or never.
Coming to the end of our first season at Galaxy Allstars we have national champion titles, more first place than second, over 60 athletes in our first season but if you ask us... None of that matters. What matters is every one of our families that stood by our side and told us to GO FOR IT. If I could dedicate season one to anything its to the founding members of Galaxy Allstars, the amazing parents and these hard working athletes who put their heart and sole into every practice, every community event, and every competition. Going into season two you may ask us what’s next after such a successful first season. Our answer is simple: Do it again.
There is nothing more than do I want than to impact every kid that walks through our doors. I will continue to be the gym that builds their athletes from the ground up and strives for the individual progress of each kid. I know we are in a position of leadership and now it's our turn to shape the next generation of athletes.
Stay tuned for season two…