ASHLEY GONCALVES, Founder & CEO
As a child, Ashley had a whirl of energy and quickly discovered that CHEERLEADING was her favorite way to express herself. Though Ashley's cheerleading career began with competitive all-star teams, it was on the SIDELINE where she fell in love with the "Friday Night Lights" and experienced the true essence of team pride, spirit and tradition. Ashley cheered two years in middle school for Strack Intermediate and all four years in high school for the nationally renowned Klein High School cheerleading squad. In her senior year, she was voted by her teammates to represent Klein High School at NCA Nationals. Ashley came home a National Champion. That year, Ashley was also recruited by NCA to join their staff. A dual-sport athlete, Ashley received a four year track & field scholarship to LSU to compete in the long and triple jumps. During the summers, she worked as an NCA staff member teaching cheerleading camps throughout Texas. Ashley graduated from LSU with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management with a focus in Entrepreneurship. One of her greatest accomplishments was living out her dream cheering on the SIDELINE as a Pro NFL Cheerleader for the Houston Texans. An esteemed talent within the Texans organization, Ashley received many accolades including Rookie of the Year, Best Performer and MVP. Additionally, Ashley served as a line captain for the Houston Texans two of her three seasons on the team. In her final season with the Texans, Ashley was selected by her teammates to represent them at the Pro Bowl in Honolulu, Hawaii. Since retiring from the Houston Texans, Ashley has choreographed for the organization's Jr. Cheer Program on multiple occasions and enjoys the opportunity to stay connected. Ashley went on to receive her MBA from Eastern University in Saint Davids, PA. As the Founder and CEO of Sideline Spirit, Ashley hopes to inspire and motivate youth to strive for excellence in all that they do. She also hopes that through the sport and guidance of Sideline Spirit, athletes will develop qualities like leadership, self-esteem, discipline, SPIRIT, service, and teamwork. “Never underestimate the impact that a simple activity can have on a child’s life. Along my journey, GOD, FAMILY, & CHEERLEADING has made the difference.” Ashley is excited about further developing her vision for Sideline Spirit and devoting herself to the development of cheerleaders on and beyond the sidelines. Outside of cheerleading, Ashley enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also loves dancing, traveling, cooking, and interior decorating.
COACH RACHEL, S! Team Director
Coach Rachel has been with Sideline Spirit for over 3 years and was recently named Coach of the Year and Team Director. Today, Rachel oversees all of the teams at Sideline Spirit and coaches Tumbling, Game Day classes and Spirit Bootcamp! A former, jr. high, high school and collegiate cheerleader, Rachel earned a degree in Kinesiology from Sam Houston State University, while she was apart of their All- Girl cheer team. When not coaching, Rachel loves to spend time with her family and at the beach!
Coach Autumn joined the Sideline Spirit family 1 year ago. She has been a lively addition to our team and brings a contagious energy to each of her classes. A former high school cheerleader and 2 year collegiate cheerleader for Sam Houston State University's All-Girl team, Coach Autumn has quite the passion for cheer and loves to share her knowledge with the students at S! She's always great at finding new ways to breakdown skills to athletes. Coach Autumn coaches some of our Team, Tumbling, Spirit Dance, and Jump Tech classes. She also helps out at the front desk from time to time.When not coaching, Autumn enjoys spending time with her family, friends, cats and traveling. She also serves as an ambassador and spokesperson for one of her hometown hospitals participating in speaking engagements a few times a year.
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