Welcome to PANTHER CHEER ATHLETICS
Where we develop the Panther PRIDE in each of our athletes by teaching them to
Earn it…Show it…and OWN IT!
Our story… as told by owners Dawn & Stephanie…
Fourteen years ago we decided we wanted to bring the sport of competitive cheerleading to the masses. After coaching high school cheer in Richmond for many years and seeing what a positive influence it had on our athletes we knew we wanted to offer all the children in our city the same great experience. We saw first and how through their experiences with all star cheer our students were better equipped to navigate through the sometimes tumultuous high school years. Our athletes saw increases in their self-confidence, developed a strong work ethic, learnt the importance of being part of a team & working towards a common goal and made meaningful & lasting friendships.
What Makes Us Different!
As moms of SEVEN children between us – we know how important sport is in developing the characteristics that will follow our children into adulthood and help set them up for success in all aspects of their lives. We passionately believe we are able to help our athletes grow and develop in the following ways:
FITNESS – Our classes are physically challenging and demanding workout that develop strength, power, flexibility and endurance. With statistics showing a dramatic increase in childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes, getting our children active through vigorous sport has never been more important.
SELF-CONFIDENCE – Cheerleading is the ultimate team sport in which every member of the team is vital to its success. Through their success in the gym and at competitions, our athletes develop the skills and self-confidence that help them in all other areas of their lives. Shy children learn to find their voice and assert themselves while developing friendships that are meaningful, supportive and genuine.
CONCENTRATION – Our classes require focus and determination. Athletes must put their full attention on the task at hand to ensure safety and success. This concentration is directly transferable to their studies and success in school. Statistics show a direct correlation between students being active in sports and their increased academic success.
PATIENCE & PERSISTENCE – New skills do not come together overnight. It takes time, patience, hard work and persistence to learn new skills and routines. All team members must work together over an extended period of time to master their skills and routines in order to make this happen. Our athletes learn that success takes hard work and time and that continual positive action will bring positive results.
FUN – Our classes are fun! Our exceptional coaching staff is passionate about creating lasting memories and experiences for their athletes by providing a caring, warm and supportive environment in which each athlete feels valued as an individual and for their contribution to the team.
Building Exceptional Leaders Too!
As we grow and develop Panther Cheer, we now clearly recognize that what makes us different from other sports programs and other cheerleading & tumbling programs is our focus on developing the WHOLE athlete. Since 2013, we have implemented a world-renowned program – the POWERFUL WORDS CHARACTER EDUCATION SYSTEM. We are now not only a leading sports center in BC but now the ONLY cheer and personal development center in BC! Our #1 Personal Development System – Powerful Words focuses on a different Powerful Word each month that we educate and discuss with our students. We also provide research and resources for our parents in our Monthly newsletters! Panther Cheer has ensured that all of their athletes will quickly and easily become CHAMPIONS both on the mat and in the game of life! We are always honored and humbled when we welcome athletes who happily travel long distances to train with us because they are confident that our programs are life changing.
At Panther Cheer, we passionately believe that we develop athletes into confident, self-reliant, independent, and thoughtful young adults that strive to be their personal best, both in the gym and in life. We immerse our athletes in a culture that builds their self-esteem, raises their confidence, and surrounds them with positive role models that teach them the value of hard work and being part of a team. Through the guidance of our exemplary staff we teach our athletes to value their accomplishments and understand the value and strength gained from hard work & perseverance.
“For us, most importantly it’s the life skills she is learning about being a good sport, trying your best, being kind and considerate of others, being dependable, working hard and being committed to yourself and your squad. These lessons are reinforced through positive peer relationships, as well as modelled by their coaches and most importantly, from the owners of the gym. Panthers really is a family, not only has my daughter made some wonderful friendships, so have I!” – Sue, parent
The Highest Quality Cheer & Tumbling Program in the Lower Mainland
That means you can expect an organized, well-run program for your child. We know how valuable good communication and planning is. We want your child to be a part of something GREAT, yet give you the opportunity to schedule other valuable family activities.
A Professional, Knowledgeable and Innovative Staff
At PANTHER CHEER, our athletes are exposed to amazing role-models. Young girls witness that women CAN HAVE IT ALL! They see first-hand female coaches who are athletic, smart, and family and career- oriented. You can also trust that your child is part of a program that is current with industry standards, following proper progression of skills, and constantly combining creative minds for the best possible products for you!
A Safe, Clean & Properly Equipped Facility
This means that your child will train in a gym that has proper mats and flooring while learning the very intricate and complex sport for cheer and tumbling.
A “Home” for Loyal, Respectful and Driven Athletes
Your child will become more self-confident, motivated and learn to love being a part of a program that challenges and leads them to excel.
We’re excited to meet you and welcome you into the Panther Cheer Family. CLICK HERE for more info on our web special!
If you would rather just pick up the phone, please call 778-297-8437 and let us know if you’re on our website. We’ll schedule you for a FREE Grand Tour of our facility and a meeting with one of our awesome coaches to help you determine which program is right for your child.
We are confident that once you see our facility and meet our coaches and athletes, you’ll know that you have found the all-in-one program for your child that you have been looking for!
Dawn & Stephanie