We cannot wait to have Dana in our gym full time! More information and an updated tumbling schedule to come!
Due to an overwhelming amount of fresh faces at our March tryout prep clinics, we have added more dates in April & May to help you prepare for tryouts! April & May tryout prep clinics will be held on Saturdays from 1pm - 2:30pm on
4/14, 4/21, 5/5 & 5/12.
No pre registration is required. Non members must bring a signed registration form. All are welcome!
Join the Pittsburgh Superstars Supermodels Competitive Cheerleading team on Saturday, February 3rd at our gym in Cranberry Township from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. for an afternoon full of stunting, dancing, and cheerleading fun!
All are welcome to attend. Non members must bring a signed registration form. Cost is $20 per participant. Payment can be brought day of in form of cash or a check made out to PSSB.
CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE ONLINE REGISTRATION!
More information on our half year team can be found under the 'Cranberry Gym' tab at the top of the page! Tryouts will be held Tuesday, September 26th. 7pm parent meeting, 7:30pm athlete tryout.
So thankful to be able to team up with some other Pennsylvania gyms to give a small donation to Hurricane Harvey victims! Together we can all be #TexasStrong ❤️ Thank you so much for the donations Superstars!!!!!
Check out and share the write up on Pittsburgh Superstars done by Cranberry Township!
We are very grateful to have had the opportunity to send three of our Supermodels to Memphis, TN to check out the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital they helped donate over $11,000 to last season. Kennedy, Aurora, and Kaylee visited with other top fundraising teams. During their visit, the girls toured the model apartments at Target House, which is apartment-style housing where families are assigned to stay if they are on campus for more than three months. They also toured the entire facility and visited with children during their time in Memphis. We are so thankful we are able to donate and help make a difference in children’s lives. None of this could be possible without Varsity All Star. Visit our social media channels for more photos and information about the girls’ journey to Memphis!
"Our group mainly sat with the kids and it was definitely eye opening and made my day. A dad came over to another parent at our table saying how much he loves the cheerleaders talking and interacting with the patients and that gave me chills. The little boy Kennedy and I were talking to was beyond excited and did not want us to leave!" -Aurora Marcoux
Our hearts are so full at Pittsburgh Superstars! We would like to give a huge thank you to all of the families who donated to our annual back to school donation drive benefiting North Hills Community Outreach (NHCO). NHCO's back to school collection benefits hundreds of kindergarten through high school children in our surrounding area. Coach Kaylee has been a part of this collection program for many years now, which makes this donation very special to her. Her goal was for each athlete to bring in at least one item so we could donate over 100 items. That goal was surpassed by the generous families at Pittsburgh Superstars, some who even stuffed full backpacks!
For more information on NHCO and their back to school collection drive, click here.
Our next donation drive will be winter coats, starting in September!
As a competitive gymnast at Chelsea Piers, NYC, Sam ranked internationally as a top level 10 gymnast on vault, floor exercise and horizontal bars. After an injury that ended his 12-year gymnastics career, he started coaching All-Star cheerleading and cheered at the Univ. of Central Florida. This is where his coaching career started in All-Star cheerleading, specializing in tumbling instruction. He taught and cheered for recognized programs such as Star Athletics, UCF All-Stars, Gold Medal Athletics, All-Star Legacy, Phase All-stars, Fitwize 4 Kids, and Camp Woodward,. In 2011, Samuel won the biggest tumble off at the biggest cheerleading competition in the world: “So you think you can Tumble” hosted at Cheersport and was a runner up in 2013. Sam will be coaching all tumbling classes and will be available for private lessons.
We love our Coach Courtney!!! Courtney is a member of the Fairmont State Acrobatics and Tumbling team. Glam Girls surprised her at her senior night with an amazing performance of their routine! Some supermodels also surprised her and cheered her on. We love you Courtney and are amazed at your talent and passion for your sport! ❤✨
THANK YOU! We have raised over $11,000 for St. Jude!!!
Supermodels are you large division FAN FAVORITE! A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who voted for Models on Twitter Friday night with the hashtag #votesupermodels. Another thank you for everyone who donated - we raised over $11,000 for the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital !!!! Truly amazing and we are so proud to have been apart of this fundraiser
The Supermodels of Pittsburgh Superstars are honored to have been invited to be part of the St. Jude's event at Cheersport on Friday, February 17, 2017 in Atlanta! We will be competing against 5 other teams in the large division. This competition is a little different in that the winner in each division is based on fundraising and a Twitter contest instead of a score!
We hope you will consider making a donation to not only help us with this prestigious event but most importantly to help support St. Jude's lifesaving mission of finding cures for children battling cancer and other life-threatening diseases, and we need your help to reach our fundraising goal.
Donate directly to our online fundraising link of http://fundraising.stjude.org/goto/superstarsmodels
Help Supermodels help St. Jude continue the mission: Finding cures. Saving children.
We are very proud of our own Supermodel, Jennah, who was selected for a second year as a Varsity Fashionista! Jennah will be modeling the latest varsity trends while attending photo shoots in New York City and Dallas. Congratulations!
View the article here: http://www.varsity.com/event/article/2004/3077/varsity-all-star-fashion
Watch videos of our senior 5 team, SUPERMODELS, compete at the 2016 cheerleading worlds! Supermodels were the first team of the entire competition to perform- and 1 OF 23 TEAMS TO HIT WITH ZERO DEDUCTIONS that day! Supermodels advanced to finals and finished 6th in the world! Great job Supermodels!
Congratulations to our Superstar Alum who are now collegiate cheerleaders! Youngstown State, Slippery rock, Davenport, Kentucky, & Louisville!
July 29th, 2014 marked the end of the first annual school supply donation drive held at Pittsburgh Superstars to help benefit the back to school program at the North Hills Community Outreach center. For two weeks, our athletes collected school supplys, backpacks, and lunch boxes to help donate to the program. Coach Kaylee Kenz has helped with this program in the past and was very excited to give the athletes at PSS a chance to do so as well. After two weeks of generous donations we collected over 800 items, including 56 backpacks and 126 portfolio folders. The North Hills Community Outreach was estatic with our generous donation as a program. We look forward to working with them more in the future. Awesome job SUPERSTARS!
THANK YOU to Coach Victor and the staff from Top Gun All-Stars for another amazing tumbling camp!
Pittsburgh Superstars is proud to announce that we took two teams to the 2014 Cheerleading Worlds and three teams to the 2014 Summit in Orlando, Florida.
This will be the 8th year in a row for our senior team, the Supermodels, competing this year in the small senior level 5 division. Supermodels finished in 17th place in this very tough division. Congrats ladies!
This will be the 5th year our International Open Coed Level 5 team, Open Black, has competed at the Cheerleading Worlds. Open Black advanced from the preliminary round to Semi-finals with the least deductions throughout the entire IOC5 division and was the only team with an at-large bid to advance to semi-finals. Open Black finished the preliminary round in 9th place. Way to go Open Black!
We took three teams, Large Junior 2, Small Junior 3, and Large Senior 4, to The Summit in Orlando Florida. Junior 2 and Senior 4 advanced to finals and took home a second place finish for our Junior team and a fifth place finish for our Senior team. Our Small Junior 3 team hit a perfect routine in the preliminary round in a division with the top 19 teams ending day one with zero deductions. We are very proud of all of our athletes and to say once again we have two teams finish top 5 for two years in a row at The Summit.
You can watch our Large Senior 4 team in finals on ESPN.COM! Scroll to the time 3:55:54 to watch the Divas claim their top 5 spot for the second year in a row.
Congratulations Pittsburgh Superstars Supermodels
for reaching the top spot for The Spirit Industry, TM Top Ten Countdown #1 Cheer Song on CheerXm1.com!
Congratulations, Aimee for being chosen the Inside Cheerleading Magazine and CheerXm.com Coach of the Month for January! More information can be found at www.cheerxm1.com/cotm.cfm
Congratulations, Coach Becky Troppman and Coach Melanie Miller for receiving the Pittsburgh Advocacy and Awareness Award for their work with the Shining Stars. This award is being presented at the Annual Community Heroes Awards Dinner on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at the Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh, hosted by Andrew Stockey of WTAE Channel 4.
The Advocacy and Awareness Award is given to organizations and individuals who promote the abilities of people with special needs. Becky and Mel were nominated last season for this special award from the Shining Stars families.
For the first time ever, USASF followed a few athletes on their journey to Worlds. We are proud that our very own Superstar, Natalie Cunningham, was one of those athletes!
You can see Natalie's story below and watch Natalie on her Road to Worlds.
Pittsburgh Superstars Shining Stars
Pittsburgh Superstars Shining Stars was one of 5 Special-Needs Cheerleading teams featured in an article recently published in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Below are excerpts from the story. You can read the complete article at http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/pittsburgh/s_725226.html.
Pictured in the photo is Chloe Wiseman.
Born 10 years ago at a gym in Lexington, Ky., special-needs cheerleading has spread across the nation. Our very own Shining Stars are one of five special needs teams in this area.
Teams fall under the jurisdiction of the U.S. All-Star Federation, which oversees cheerleading teams not affiliated with schools or athletic associations.Children as young as 4 participate, as do adults. Nearly 40 people compete on special-needs teams in the Pittsburgh area. With assistance, many tumble and perform typical cheerleading routines.
Special-needs cheerleaders generally do not receive scores at events. Judges provide comments critiquing their performances. Routines include cartwheels, jumps and pyramids performed to music.
"Special-needs cheerleaders amaze me all the time," said Pittsburgh Superstars Shining Stars Coach Becky Troppman.
Special-needs cheerleaders who are not able to tumble or fly find other ways to perform.
Members enjoy the social interaction provided by special-needs teams, who train in gyms with non-special needs cheerleaders.
Bill Presson, vice chair of the special-needs committee of the U.S. All-Star Federation, said 300 gyms sponsor special-needs cheerleading teams nationwide. Many are in the Southeast, where cheerleading as a whole is very popular.
Presson helped develop special-needs cheerleading as coach of the Kentucky Elite cheerleading team in 2001. He is surprised by its growth during the past decade.
"I thought it would be like the Special Olympics, where you hold it for about a week and then it's over," he said. "It's become more of a year-round thing." Presson of Birmingham, Ala., said the concept started in routine fashion.
"A parent attending a meeting (of the Kentucky Elite) brought it up and thought it would be a good idea," Presson said. "We introduced it. It became really popular after a lot of people saw it at Cheersport (Nationals) in 2002."
Cheersport plays host to the world's largest national cheer and dance championships. According to Presson, 21 special-needs teams -- the most ever -- competed at this year's championships Feb. 18-20 in Atlanta. More than 900 teams competed overall. Pittsburgh area special-needs teams mostly perform locally.
In 2009, Pittsburgh Superstars was the first gym in Pennsylvania to have three cheer teams qualify and participate in the USASF Worlds Cheerleading and Dance competition! We are very proud to have repeated the accomplishment of taking 3 teams again this year to the 2010 competition. Our two cheer teams finished in the top ten in their divisions and our dance team finished in the top 20.
* Large All-Girl Senior Level 5 - 8th place
* International Open Co-Ed Level 5 - 7th place
*Senior Hip Hop - 18th place
Congratulations to our Superstar
who is featured on the cover of the February edition of American Cheerleader Magazine!
Johnna is a cheerleader on our International Open Coed Team and also cheers for West Virginia University. We're very proud of you, Johnna!
"Although the WVU team doesn’t compete, Johnna was able to satisfy that side of her by joining the Pittsburgh Superstars Open team, which lead her to attend The Cheerleading Worlds for the first time in 2009, where her team placed seventh. “I love being back in the gym and preparing for competition. I guess I’ll never get rid of my competitive nature,” she says."
" AC: How and when did you get involved with Pittsburgh Superstars’ Open team?
Johnna: When I knew I was moving back to my hometown, I also knew that I wanted to continue competitive cheerleading. Some of my old cheerleading friends told me about Pittsburgh’s Open team and it sounded perfect. I returned from Hawaii in July 2008 and went to my first Pittsburgh All-Star practice the first week I was back on the mainland. I love cheering on the Open team because I get to train with so many experienced and talented cheerleaders. We have cheerleaders from four universities on our team. I also love being the oldest team at the gym, because the younger athletes look up to us, which is a great feeling."
You can read the entire article here. Click on the Photos tab to the left for more great pictures of Johnna.
The following is the conclusion of a very successful season for all Pittsburgh Superstars Cheer and Dance teams. As the first gym in Pennsylvania to have three teams qualify and participate in the USASF Worlds Cheerleading and Dance competition, we are very proud to announce the results of those teams:
-Small All-Girl Junior International Level 5 - 16th place
-International Open Co-Ed Level 5 - 8th place
-Large All-Girl Senior Level 5 - 9th place
Two out of the three teams finished in the top ten of their divisions. Congratulations to all athletes and families for a perfect season!