Pride All Star Cheer is known for and is focused on delivering an elite Cheerleading and Tumbling Coaching experience for our Athletes.
Our Coaches bring decades of combined experience in Cheerleading, Dance, and Tumbling. They bring passion for the sport, have won national championships, trained outstanding Athletes, and are excited to continue developing championship caliber athletes.
John “JDub” Woodson Jr. – Head Tumbling Coach
Coach JDub is that rare coach with extensive competitive experience and decades of coaching experience and has helped Athletes of all experience levels – beginners to world champions – reach goals they never imagined. Coach JDub has more than 22 years of Gymnastics & Competitive Cheerleading experience as both competitor and coach.
As an experienced Gymnast and Cheerleader, Coach JDub provides a unique blend of traditional Gymnastics expertise with a successful track record of All Star & Collegiate Cheer.
Here are a just few of his accomplishments:
- Head TNT Coach at Brown’s Gym Orbit Sports Academy (Altamonte Springs)
- Head Gymnastics Coach at Brandy Johnson’s Gymnastics (Clermont)
- Gymnastics Coach at Metro Gymnastics (Orlando)
- Cheerleading and Tumbling Coach at Orlando All Stars (Orlando)
- Power Tumbling Coach at Epic Cheer & Dance (Orlando)
- Tumbling Coach at Clermont All Stars (Clermont)
- Tumbling Director at Rush All Stars (Clermont)
- Head Gymnastics Coach at Sky High Gymnastics (Ormond Beach)
- Tumbling Director at Daytona Xtreme Athletics (Daytona Beach)
Coach JDub was also Head Cheerleading Coach at Bethune-Cookman University and the Head Tumbling instructor for International Cheerleading Coalition. He has also taught camps in England, Wales, Germany, and Jamaica and judged at The International Cheerleading Coalition Championships.
Justin Mitchell – Cheerleading & Tumbling Coach
Justin Mitchell hails from Port Saint Lucie, Florida. He moved to the Orlando area to attend the University of Central Florida where he is working on completing his BA in Athletic Training.
Coach Justin started in Cheerleading in high school when he was looking for a fun sport to participate. Two years later, Justin was recruited for an All Star Competitive Cheer team which became the start of his adoration for the sport. From the beginning, Justin has served as a mentor to younger athletes and began coaching in his teens at the Boys & Girls Club. Justin has been coaching / mentoring for more than a decade in a wide variety of sports including Wrestling, Cheerleading, and Gymnastics. He looks for the finest in every Athlete and believes that hard work, dedication, and commitment are three key factors for success. Justin also firmly believes that an Athlete should enjoy what he or she is doing another crucial component in success.
Rebekah Woodson – Cheerleading Coach & Choreographer
Coach Becky has been choreographing cheer and dance routines for more than 10 years, receiving specialty awards of Most Entertaining and Most Creative, in addition to national and international championships. She has also choreographed for the opening of High School Musical 3, CBBC TV, Michael Jackson “This is it” Dance Contest, Bristol’s Best Dance Act, Battle of the Bands, and Street Dance XXXL.
Becky started her career in dance, training professionally at the Southwest Academy of Dramatic Arts (SWADA) in Bristol (United Kingdom) and gaining a BTEC in dance, going on to perform in England and California. She went on to cheer professionally with The Blue Flames, the official cheerleaders for the Bristol Rovers Football Club. Woodson danced professionally appearing in the off-Broadway version of STOMP in San Diego and the touring version of The Nutcracker for the Irish National Ballet.
After working with the Blue Flames, Coach Becky opened Crusaders Cheer and Dance in 2002 in Bristol. Over the course of a 10-year period, the Crusaders won hundreds of national titles in cheer, jazz, hip-hop, and pom. They won European and international titles, while also picking up “Best Choreography” and “Grand Champion” honors. The Crusaders consisted of 17 teams, including high school, college, special needs, and parent teams. Woodson closed the program in 2012 when she moved to Orlando, Florida.
In 2010, Woodson won South West Sports Coach of the Year and Sports Team of the Year for her squad’s international achievements. In 2005 and 2006, she was crowned British Cheerleader of the Year and was head instructor for the British Cheerleading Association (BCA).
Coach Becky was the head judge for the Malaysian Nationals in 2004 and judged all across Scotland, England, and Wales at regional and national events.