Coaching Staff

JodiJodi Bard, Director / Competitive Coach

Jodi is married to her husband Dylan and they have three children.  Her son Dylan loves football and wrestling.  Her daughters Sophia and Gabriella started cheerleading when they were very young and they have not stopped flipping around the house since. Jodi has been involved in competitive cheerleading since she was 7 years old. In addition to cheering at the Varsity level throughout high school, she was a nationally competitive collegiate cheerleader at George Mason University.  While at George Mason, Jodi won the National Partner Stunt Championship at the UCA National Collegiate Cheerleading competition in San Diego, California which aired on ESPN. The following year, she transferred to the University of South Carolina on a Division I cheerleading scholarship where she was captain her Senior year. While competing at the collegiate level, her team placed 2nd, 4th, and 5th at Nationals. Jodi was also a UCA instructor for 6 years and the head Varsity coach for J.P. McCaskey High School for 7 years. In addition to running LA,  Jodi is the Director of Hempfield Midget Cheerleading.   Jodi is thrilled with the success of LA and she is so excited for what the future holds for LA and the sport she loves!

HeidiHeidi Swift, Assistant Director / Competitive Coach

Sports and coaching are a way of life for Heidi’s family! Her husband Bobby is a physical education teacher and football coach for Conestoga Valley. Her son, Robby, loves football, lacrosse, and fishing.  Her daughter, Ivy, loves cheer! Heidi began cheering for Conestoga Valley at 6 years old and continued through her high school career serving as captain of the varsity squad her junior and senior years of HS. She then went on to cheer at Millersville University’s co-ed squad where she also served as team captain for 2 years. During the summers of her college years, Heidi instructed cheerleading camps. Being a camp instructor and squad coach, she has coached cheerleaders from D-Team through high school. After graduating from Millersville University with degrees in Elementary and Special Education, Heidi taught for Manheim Township School District and coached varsity cheerleading for Conestoga Valley. Heidi “retired” from teaching and coaching in 2004 when she started her family. She has been with LA from it’s start in 2013. Heidi is thrilled to be coaching and a part of making  LA Cheer a top notch program.

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Brittanie Grazer, Competitive Coach

A native of Lancaster, She graduated from Hempfield High School in 2006 and earned her associates degree in elementary education. She is currently working on her bachelors degree. Brittanie works U-GRO teaching preschool.  Brittanie just recently got married and she has two dogs with her husband and they love to travel.
Brittanie began cheering in second grade.  She cheered through the HAMS program and then cheered competitively for HCS for 4 years beginning in 9th grade.  Brittanie competed both locally and across the country as far as Florida.  In 2003, her team earned a National Title at Reach the Beach.   Brittanie also coaches school cheer in Eastern York school district. Competitive cheerleading is Brittanie’s passion, and she loves being part of the LA Cheer family! She loves coaching and seeing these athletes shine on the mat, and can not wait to see what this season will bring.

facebook_1415759525824Missy Hernandez, Competitive Coach

Missy has been a coach for LA All Stars since 2014, and for the HAMS program since 2013! She  was a cheerleader from the age of 6 all the way through high school at Hempfield. She’s coached mini level one – Senior level 3. The Senior 2 team she coached got a Summit bid after the first competition of the 19-20 season. Her daughter has been at LA since 2014 starting on minis and now been a member of multiple teams up to level 4, Showstoppers. Her son plays HAMS football and wrestles for Hempfield! She’s a Pre-k teacher by day, and the lead singer of the Screamin Daisies by night. She looks forward to continuing to grow with the athletes, have  successful seasons, and most importantly have fun!

jamie evansJaimie Evans, Competitive Coach

Jaimie joined the world of cheer at age thirteen, spending the next decade cheering for Conestoga Valley, followed by Millersville University, and then joining the Cheer Excel competitive team.  Jaimie took a break from cheer to complete her Master’s degree in Social Work and start a family.  She was blessed with two beautiful children, Riley and Chloe.  Jaimie rejoined the world of cheer, when her daughter Chloe expressed a desire to join the Penn Manor Junior Comets.  Jaimie coached for two years with the Penn Manor Junior Comets.  She then served as Assistant Cheer Director for one year, and will be assuming the role of Cheer Director for the Penn Manor Junior Comets.  Jaimie’s daughter Chloe, has cheered competitively with Lancaster Athletic Cheer for the last three years as a Mini Sparkler and Youth Starlet.  Jaimie has instructed for the LAC prep program the last two years, and coached the LAC Starbursts for one season.  Through both her career in social work and as a coach and director for cheer, her goal has always been to help children fulfill their potential.

BurkeEmmy Burke, Competitive Coach

Emmy and her husband, Tug live locally and have 3 little girls. Maddie, 13, has been with LA from day one, and is now currently on LA’s senior 4 icons team. Rowan is 4, and is following in her sisters footsteps and making her cheer debut on the tiny starburst team this year. Roxi is 2 and cannot wait to start cheering with her sisters. Emmy grew up performing and started twirling baton competitively at the age of 4 for a national championship studio. She also did competitive dance and pom line. Emmy started cheering in second grade for a local Rec team and went on to cheer at the varsity level in high school. She was an NCA All American nominee for her high school team her junior and senior year. Emmy has taught hip hop classes at innovations dance in York, and helped with LA’s prep program. She coached the tiny starburst team last season and is currently coaching the tiny team again this year. The starbursts are totally where her heart is at and she LOVES helping to develop their love of cheer at such an early age!

KArleeKarlee RiceCompetitive Coach

Karlee Rice, a Lancaster native, graduated from Millersville University in May 2019. She is a current graduate student pursuing a Master’s Degree in Education in International Higher Ed at Loyola University Chicago. She started her love of cheer through the MYAA program and cheered for 6 years with Mountville. She also cheered competitively for HCS and for Titanium Allstars on levels 3, 4.2, and 4. At LA she has coached the Junior Level 2, Junior level 3, and Junior Prep level 3.2. She loves coaching and helping athletes develop and progress their skills and cannot wait to see what this season holds for these athletes!

KileyKylie Kreider– Competitive Coach

Kiley’s love for cheerleading began when she was just five. She started out cheering for a local competitive team in Lancaster. At age seven she began cheering with Manheim Township and cheered her way through Manheim Township youth program and high school program. She also cheered for MT Extreme; also known as MTX. She was captain of her high school team all four years and NCA All American Cheerleader. She also participated in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade her senior year. Kiley graduated from Manheim Township is 2014. Kiley continued coaching for the Manheim Township Youth Cheerleading for 7 years while also coaching  for MTX Allstars and Fame Allstars. Kiley is super excited to continue her coaching career with LA!

jessJessica Shifflett– Competitive Coach

Jessica lives in Landisville with her son, Brennen, 8 and daughter, Rilyn, 12. Jess has been playing sports since she can remember. She was a competitive swimmer since age 10 with the LL Swim League and thru high school earning Varsity Letters every 4 years. She was also involved with her high school track and field team as a high jumper and shot put thrower. She has previously coached swimming and soccer. Jess has been involved with Hempfield Midget Cheerleading for 6years and LA since 2016 when her daughter started on PREP. Rilyn started cheering at age 7 and hasn’t stopped since. She has coached the Tiny Novice, along with the Tiny Level 1, Mini Level 1, and half year Youth 2.1. Jess loves helping develop the skills and enthusiasm for cheer at a young age. Jess loves watching the athletes work hard and seeing them achieve their personal goals. She is proud to be part of LA AllStars and can’t wait to see this program soar!!

alyssaAlyssa Stock– Competitive Coach

Alyssa, a native of Lancaster, graduated from Conestoga Valley School District in 2015. In May of 2020, she will be graduating from Millersville University with a dual bachelor’s degree in both Early Childhood Education and Special Education. She is recently married and lives with her husband and her two dogs. Alyssa began coaching at LA in 2017. Over the past three seasons, she has coached mini through senior age teams ranging from levels 1-5. In addition to coaching at LA, Alyssa coaches cheerleading at Hempfield High School. Alyssa’s passion for performing began at the age of three. She started twirling baton and competed in several competitions across the United States. At the age of six, she competed in the Drum Majorettes of America Nationals and was crowned Miniature Majorette Princess of American 2003. In third-grade, Alyssa entered the world of cheerleading. She cheered for the Conestoga Valley Youth Cheerleading Program for 4 years and then cheered for the Conestoga Valley Middle School team. In high school, Alyssa cheered for Conestoga Valley all four years. She served as the Varsity captain during her senior year and was also an NCA All-American Cheerleader. In 2012 and 2014, Alyssa participated in the NCA Christmas Extravaganza. In addition to cheering for Conestoga Valley, she cheered competitively for MTX All Stars. During her time as a competitive cheerleader, her teams have earned numerous National Championship titles. Competitive cheerleading is Alyssa’s passion, and she loves helping athletes develop their passion for the sport. Alyssa is thrilled to be a part of the continued success at LA and is proud to be a coach for this incredible program.

brynneBrynne Watterson– Competitive Coach

Brynne graduated from Octorara Area High School in 2020 and is currently on track to graduate in May of 2024 from Penn State University with a major in Forensic Chemistry and a minor in Psychology. She started cheering when she 10 years old for Octorara’s youth cheer program. She was a part of that program for 2 years and switched to competitive cheer in 2014. She competed with 3 all-star gyms between 2014 and 2020 and ended at Tristate Athletics in Delaware for her senior year. Throughout her cheerleading career, she has won numerous titles, attended national competitions, and made it to finals at The Summit. She has always wanted to coach cheerleading and LA gave her the opportunity last year in 2020 with the half year Youth 1 team. With only coaching for two years, she has experience with coaching Mini Level 1 through Youth Level 1, but would love to continue progressing through ages and levels. Cheerleading has always been her safe space and she hopes to be able to provide that same space for all of the athletes that she coaches!

Glick, JamieJamie Glick– Competitive Coach

Jamie is a sophomore at Penn State University Berks campus.  She began cheering at age eight in the Conestoga Valley Youth cheerleading program, continuing for nine years until she graduated high school in 2020.   She cheered three years in the varsity program, serving as Spirit Captain her junior year and Captain of her squad her senior year.   She attended NCA Cheer Camp six years, was a two-time nominee for All American and was chosen for the “Pin it Forward” award.   She cheered during halftime for NCAA football games at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on two occasions, and similarly at the Capital One Arena during the Washington Wizards NBA game.   Her high school career finished with marching down Disney World’s Main Street during the NCA Cheer Holiday Spectacular.   Jamie was a two-time Youth Cheer coach at Conestoga Valley and her love for cheerleading continues with her second year of coaching for LA Cheer! 

Sydney Bauer– Competitive Coach

Bauer (9 of 116)Sydney is a graduate of Hempfield High School. She is an alumni of LA Allstars competing on youth, junior and senior levels. At a young age she did gymnastics and ultimately turned to cheer at age 8 for Mountville and LA at age 12 when the teams originated. Sydney was also an assistant coach for the C squad for Hempfield Midget Cheerleading. She is proud to say her Icons made it to Summit twice and competed at Cheersport where she and her team placed 5th place out of 16 teams. She currently attends Harrisburg Area Community College majoring in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Special Education. She plans to transfer to Millersville or Penn State University next fall. She also teaches gymnastics at Spooky Nook Sports. Sydney is thrilled to assist in coaching this year and help young girls learn and love the sport like she does!

Sydney BushSydney Nash– Competitive Coach

Sydney lives in York Pa where she started cheering at age 10. She has cheered at titanium athletics, Fame, and super star athletics. Sydney recently graduated from Penn State where she cheered on an open team and received a bid to worlds while at a competition in Las Vegas! Sydney has previously coached tinies, youth and assisted junior and senior teams during her time at Titanium Athletics. She is now attending eastern University for Pre-K-4, and assisting with the JH winter basketball cheer team at a local high school. Sydney is so excited to work with LA and create life long memories for both athletes and families!

Dana Weinstein– Competitive Coach

danaDr. Dana Weinstein was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania and raised in West Chester, Pennsylvania. She graduated with honors from Franklin & Marshall College. She received her medical school training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her internal medicine residency at Drexel University College of Medicine and her fellowship in cardiovascular medicine at Tufts University. She is a board certified non invasive cardiologist practicing at The Heart Group at Lancaster General Hospital/University of Pennsylvania. During her younger years, she was a decorated gymnast at the Pre elite level and was awarded the Pennsylvania All Around State championship title. Additionally, she was accomplished at field hockey, lacrosse and soccer.  She had the opportunity to play as a member of the field hockey team while attending Franklin & Marshall College. She is married to Brett and they have three children, Cole and twins Alec and Ella. Cole and Alec participate on the football, baseball, basketball and wrestling teams which Brett coaches. Alec is a two time wrestling state attendee. Ella joined LA in 2017 and had cheered since. She has been a member of the minis, Y1, Y2 and J2 teams.

Tumbling Coaches: 

aidenAiden Himes– Tumbling Coach

Aiden grew up just on the other side of the river in Wrightsville, PA, and graduated from Eastern York High School in 2015. After high school, Aiden obtained a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Penn State, and currently works in his field Monday through Friday. When he is not at work, Aiden is devoting his time to teaching tumbling at our gym! Having only sisters, Aiden spent a lot of his time sitting at cheer practices growing up, and began tumbling at the age of 9. He joined his first All-Star cheer team (Synergy All Stars) in 2010, and fell in love with the sport in the years that followed. During his cheer career, Aiden competed at the highest level and performed at some of the biggest competitions in All-Star cheer including Cheersport, NCA, and the Cheerleading Worlds. Now, he shares his passion and drive for the sport combined with the knowledge he gained from his competitive days to help the athletes of LA continue to grow and reach new heights!

Roland Oatman-Tumbling Coach