Meet the Team

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Jennifer Ingham

Founder, Owner, & Head Coach

Coach Ingham is the founder and owner of Gridders Cheerleading.  She works during the day as a high school teacher and school counsellor at the Yorkton Regional High School where she also coaches the YRHS Cheer Team.   In the evenings and weekends Coach Ingham spends her time at the gym, coaching and guiding her athletes and co-coaches.  She currently occupies the role of Secretary Treasurer on the Saskatchewan Cheerleading Association Board of Directors and chairs the SCA Finance Committee.  Coach Ingham is also a member of the Cheer Canada Scholastic Committee and Cheer Canada Coaching Committee.  She is a strong believer in life-long learning, advocating that knowledge is power. Coach Ingham encourages others to be self-reflective, and strive to  better themselves.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors of Education (Math Major, Chemistry Minor)

  • Masters of Education (Educational Administration)

  • SCA Certified Level 4 & School Advanced

  • SCA Certified Performance Cheer Pom

  • NCCP Gymnastics Foundations Certified Artistic Coach & Trampoline

  • Canadian Red Cross Standard First Aid & CPR

  • NCCP Sport Nutrition

  • NCCP Emergency Action Plan

  • NCCP Teaching and Learning

  • NCCP Design a Basic Sport Program

  • NCCP Basic Mental Skills

  • NCCP Prevention and Recovery

  • NCCP Making Head Way in Sport

  • NCCP Safe Sport Training

  • NCCP Psychology of Performance

  • NCCP Coaching and Leading Effectively

  • NCCP Make Ethical Decisions

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Shayna Kemp

Certified Coach

She’s fun, organized, and one of the kindest people you’ll meet! Coach Shayna has a way of making everyone around her feel special and loved. She’s a role model for every athlete in our gym, from our Baby to Lady G’s. Coach Shayna is especially great with our little ones. It’s no secret she is an amazing elementary school teacher too! For Coach Shayna, coaching is more than marking her hours on her timesheet. She makes an effort to ensure each practice is special and fun. She is always organizing a craft or activity for our gym, and will spend countless hours helping our gym run smoothly. It’s safe to say we wouldn’t function without Coach Shayna!

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Caelan Dombroski

Certified Coach

Coach Caelan is an integral part of our cheer program. She has a wealth of knowledge on high level skills and is our tumbling guru. Caelan has the ability to make all our social media accounts look professional and attractive, and is our in house photographer. She coaches our Gridiron team as well as many tumbling classes. She is kind and caring towards her athletes and always brings something new and fun to practice. She loves to laugh and joke at practice, and is looked up to by all our athletes. Caelan is easy to talk to and is a great listener. Caelan is always volunteering her time to make our gym function, and we 100% could not do it without her!

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Ali Rusnak

 Certified Coach 

Ali is new to our coaching staff - and what a great addition she is! Her contagious laughter fills the gym and makes everyone around her feel relaxed and happy. Ali is great with our little ones, always around to help tie a shoe or find their place on the mat. She’s an amazing dancer and can break down skills and explain them in an easy and fun way. And dance parties with Coach Ali are just the best! She is kind, generous, and thoughtful. She will always put others before herself and will lend a hand whenever needed. Ali is creative, energetic, and a blast to be around - we’re so lucky she decided to join our staff!

Qualifications:

  • SCA Certified Level 1

  • SCA Certified Performance Cheer Pom

  • NCCP Safe Sport Training

  • First Aid

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Avery McIntyre

Certified Coach

You can find Coach Avery in the gym 5 days a week: coaching, training, and dancing. Her soft smile and calm nature make her athletes feel welcome and at ease. She’s an analytical thinker who can break down skills and explain them in a step by step format. She’s versatile as an athlete and a coach, able to sub into any team or coach any class needed. She’s always around to lend a hand, volunteer her time, or stop for a visit. She’s kind, caring and responsible and we’re lucky to have her. links, or connect data from your collection.

Qualifications:

  • SCA Certified Level 1

  • SCA Certified Performance Cheer Pom

  • NCCP Safe Sport Training

  • First Aid

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Matlyn Bulych

Coach In Training 

This is Coach Matlyn’s first year coaching with us, but it feels like she’s been doing it forever. She’s organized, reliable and easy going. Coach Matlyn never appears frustrated, always remaining calm and showing her resilient nature. She can explain skills many different ways and has confidence in her instruction. She adapts to coaching many different ages from our Baby G’s to her older tumbling athletes. She’s kind, caring, easy to talk to and fun to be around. It’s hard to imagine our gym without her.

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Brittney Kemp

Coach In Training 

Coach Brittney just started coaching this year, but she’s a natural! Her fun bubbly personality makes every practice fun! Brittney coaches our rec program and has great rapport with her athletes. She’ll jump in and play games, and isn’t afraid to act silly! Coach Brittney cheers on two teams, and still finds time to coach. She’s kind, caring, and fun to be around. We love having Coach Brittney on staff and can’t wait to see her grow as a coach!

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Hailey Watrych

Certified Coach

You can feel Coach Hailey’s energy the minute she walks into the gym. She immediately makes everyone feel happy and welcome the moment they walk through the door. Hailey will talk to anyone who will listen to her, and wants everyone to feel included. She laughs often, and is the first to volunteer to act silly and have fun. She loves to play games, and will go to any length to make her athletes smile. The gym is a happier place when Coach Hailey is around.

Qualifications:

  • SCA Certified Level 1

  • First Aid

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Alexa Wagner

Coach In Training 

Coach Alexa coaches our Tiny Novice Baby G’s and we can’t think of a more perfect person to work with them! She’s patient, funny, and loves to play games. You’ll often see her on the floor, kneeling with the littles, listening to the best stories! She’s also an amazing athlete, training four days a week on multiple teams. Her knowledge of skills and technique guide her coaching as she passes her expertise on to her athletes. We love Alexa’s kind nature, her smile, and her sense of humour. Her confidence and independence make her a real asset to our gym.

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Drew Hubred

Coach in Training

Coach Drew has been coaching with us for a few years now, and continues to grow her skills as a leader in our gym. She’s a phenomenal athlete who uses her knowledge of skills and technique in her coaching. She’s responsible - someone you can rely on in any situation. She’s always willing to help out around the gym, frequently asking what she can do to make our lives easier. Drew greets everyone who walks through the gym doors. She’s thoughtful, kind, outgoing, and super fun to be around. And she brings the best snacks on road trips! 

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Meagan Norton-Aichele

Coach in Training

Coach Meagan has been coaching for a few years now and we’re really excited to see her growth and confidence! She is leading our Recreational Program this year, and doing a great job! Meagan trains Monday-Thursday and then coaches all evening on Friday - busy is an understatement for this young lady! She’s an amazing athlete who has no fear when it comes to tumbling! She fills the gym with laughter and has the rare ability to laugh at herself. We love Meagan for her kind nature, her warm smile, and her goofy personality.

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Certified Coach

Kaely Neibrandt

You'll know the minute Coach Kaely steps into the gym because she's the loudest person we know!  She has a way of making everyone around her feel special and acknowledged.  Coach Kaely makes Performance Cheer fun and will keep you laughing all the way through practice.  She enjoys challenges, but also loves to have fun.  We're so lucky to be dancing through life with Coach Kaely leading the way!

Qualifications:

  • SCA Certified Performance Cheer Pom

  • First Aid

Interested in joining our team?