OUTLAWS to hold cheer boot camp, showdown June 1

The WNY Outlaw All-Star Cheerleading program is proud to announce their first satellite location in Fredonia.

The OUTLAWS are a premier All Star cheer organization based in Clarence. The Fredonia program will be located at the Infinity Dance Academy Facility, 183 E. Main St. Fredonia.

The OUTLAWS are proud and excited to bring their very competitive program to Chautauqua County. OUTLAWS West (Fredonia) will offer all levels of all star cheer as well as hip hop dance teams and tumbling.

The program is open to interested cheer athletes ages 4 and up. No experience necessary!

You do not need to be a member of the OUTLAWS to take tumbling classes. Tumbling classes are open to the public

WNY OUTLAWS compete locally, regionally and nationally. Its International Open All Girl Level 5 team recently competed with all of the top teams in the nation at the at the Cheerleading WORLDS in Orlando, Fla. The team placed fourth in its division. It is an amazing accomplishment.

In an effort to introduce the program to the Chautauqua County area, the OUTLAWS will be offering a Boot Camp and Showoff Showdown on Saturday June 1.

The first session will run 2 to 3:30 p.m. for cheer athletes ages 4-13 (Level 1 and 2). The second session will run from 3:30 to 5 p.m. for ages 14 and up (Levels 3-5).

All participants are asked to wear shorts, T-shirts and sneakers. Bring a water bottle and a healthy snack. Participants will learn strength and conditioning techniques, stretching, cheer motions, choreography and some tumbling. Parents will need to sign a waiver for the classes.

A “SHOWOFF SHOWDOWN” is scheduled after Boot Camp from 5:15 to 6 p.m. Teams and staff from our Clarence location will perform stunts, skills and competition routines so spectators can see the level of talent and professionalism that our program strives for. The boot campers will also have the opportunity to demonstrate the skills that they will learn.

The public may tour the facility, meet the staff, ask questions about the program and register if they are interested. The registration fee for OUTLAWS is $50 which will include their annual insurance fee, OUTLAWS practice wear and bow.

The staff will consist of Clarence-based coaches and staff as well as its own local coaches and staff.

Coaching Director Mindy Becker is one of the original founders of OUTLAWS in 2000 and has served as head coach for 11 years. During her tenure she has led her team to many national titles, ranking number one in the nation at U.S. Finals 2010 and as a coach leading the I5 team to Cheerleading Worlds 2011 and 2012.

Lori Sauers will serve as the managing director. Sauers has over 10 years experience managing and coordinating all-star cheerleading.

Coach Jarran Shockley is the all-star creative director/choreographer. Shockley has been on NCA staff for five years and is currently an NCA head instructor.

He is also an expert choreographer and an outstanding coach who led the OUTLAWS I5 team to the Cheerleading WORLDS two years in a row.

Coach Nicole Becker will also be on the coaching staff. Becker is also an NCA Instructor who coaches teams for OUTLAWS and the cheerleading team at the University of Buffalo. Coach Shockley and Coach Nicole Becker will coach in Fredonia on a part-time and as-needed basis.

Coaches for OUTLAWS West will include Coach Shelli Pryll. Coach Pryll is the former owner and creative director of the very successful ULTIMATE CHEER ATTITUDE All-Star program out of Hornell.

Pryll is a very gifted national choreographer and tumbling instructor. The dynamic routine that she choreographed for the 2012-2013 Hornell Varsity Cheer Team garnered them top honors in Section V and at the majority of events that they competed in this past.

Coach Lindsey Jamieson has been a coach and instructor at Infinity Dance Academy for many years. She is a former Gowanda High School cheerleader and coach. She also cheered competitively for Sub Zero All Stars on their Level 6 team. Jamieson is well-versed in competition levels, stunt safety, choreography and tumbling.

Those interested in the OUTLAWS West All-Star program should contact Coach Lindsey at 713-1622 or email wnyoutlawswest@ymail.com. Outlaws are also on Facebook at WNY Outlaws All Stars West-Fredonia.