My story… as told by Coach Jimmy Redus…
I first got involved in the great sport of cheerleading as a joke. Going into my senior year of high school, three other wrestlers and I thought it would be funny to try out for the cheerleading team to see what our wrestling coach would say. What started as a joke, very quickly became a passion as I realized just how much athleticism it took to become a cheerleader. When results were posted and I realized that I did not make the team, I was more determined than ever before to become the best cheerleader I could be. I went to open gyms to learn how to tumble, I worked on my skills, and set my goals to join a local All-Star team called The Tampa Bay All-Stars. Over the summer I went to cheerleading camp with my all-star team and set a new goal for myself; to become an NCA instructor. After graduating high school, I applied for NCA and tried out for the local community college cheerleading program. While I was excited to make the cheerleading team, I was disappointed to find out I did not make NCA staff when some of my friends did. Cheerleading became my new passion; my obsession, and the one place I went to forget about my problems.
Cheering in College!
In 1990, I was accepted at Mississippi State University where I tried out and made the varsity cheerleading team. Making the cheerleading program at Mississippi State helped build my confidence as well as reach my goal of becoming an NCA instructor. After cheering for 4 years and getting a BS in Fitness Management, I was asked to become the head coach of Mississippi State University and it was back to school. I graduated in 1996 with a Masters in Sports Administration and moved Macon, GA.
This was just the beginning of Middle Georgia All-Stars!
In 1997 I moved to Macon, GA to sell uniforms and decided to start an all-star program to get involved in the community as well as to teach kids the valuable lessons of goal setting, determination, discipline, all while building their self esteem. I started Middle Georgia All-Stars with 22 cheerleaders and a mission to develop the whole cheerleader, by instilling Honesty, Dedication, Respect, Confidence, and Discipline in a fun family atmosphere. It was this mission that led to the start of Middle Georgia Cheer Extreme.
Middle Georgia Cheer Extreme Home of the Middle Georgia All-Stars!
As the all star program grew Jimmy and Jessica Redus, decided they could impact more kids’ lives if they would become more than just a competitive cheerleading program. In December 2000 Jimmy and Jessica started Middle Georgia Cheer Extreme, the home of the Middle Georgia All-Stars. Middle Georgia Cheer Extreme quickly became Middle Georgia’s premier training center and in 2007 Middle Georgia Cheer Extreme moved into its new 11,000 square ft facility. This facility allows us to produce some of the top cheerleaders in the nation sought after by many of the top colleges and universities, while training our athletes safely.
We’re proud to provide All Star Cheer Teams, Tumbling Classes, Private Lessons, School team training, day camps and birthday parties to athletes ranging from 3-18+ years old. What this means for your family is that YOU GET IT ALL HERE! We’ve put together the best of the best in a program that leaves our athletes sweating, smiling and learning…all while having the times of their lives and making friends for life!
Easily recognized as the #1 Cheer program in the Middle Georgia Area, Middle Georgia Cheer Extreme serves athletes all over the state of Georgia. We’re always honored and humbled when we welcome athletes who happily travel long distances to train here because they are confident that our programs are life changing!
“At Middle Georgia Cheer Extreme you can expect the following:
The Highest Quality Cheer & Tumbling Program
That means you can expect an organized, well-ran sport for your child. We know how valuable good communication and planning is. We want your child to be a part of something GREAT!
A Professional, Knowledgeable and Innovative Staff
At Middle Georgia Cheer Extreme, athletes are exposed to amazing role-models. They see first-hand coaches who are athletic, smart, and family and career- oriented. You can also trust that your child is part of a program that is current with industry standards, following proper progression of skills, and constantly combining creative minds for the best possible products for you!
A Safe, Clean & Properly Equipped Facility
SAFETY COMES FIRST! This means that your child will train in a gym that has proper mats and flooring while learning the very intricate and complex sport for cheer and tumbling.
A “Home” for Loyal, Respectful and Driven Athletes
Your child will become more self-confident, motivated and learn to love being a part of program that challenges and leads them to excel.
We’re excited to meet you and welcome you into the Middle Georgia Cheer Extreme Family. Please take a moment to enter your name and email address into the box in the upper right hand of this page so we can share some of our great products with you. If you’d rather just pick up the phone, please call 478.475.0558 and let us know if you’re on our website. We’ll schedule you for a FREE Grand Tour of our facility and a meeting with one of our awesome coaches to help you determine which program is right for your child.
I’m confident that once you see our facility and meet our coaches and athletes, you’ll know that you’ve found what you’ve been looking for!