When I was a young girl growing up in the small town (less than 30,000) of Tracy, California, I so longed for a program for girls who wanted to be competitive in the sport of cheerleading and dance. I would occasionally see competition teams on television or at a summer camp miles away from home, and I was so mesmerized by the talent the girls had and the confidence they were building.
I knew I was good at cheerleading and dance; but I wanted a program that would make me GREAT!
After moving away from Tracy for college, I was further exposed to phenomenal programs; some of which I was able to be a part. Believing that no career could ever really be made in the world of cheer and dance, I majored in government/journalism and planned on being a lawyer or going into politics of some sort. I interned for Governor Pete Wilson’s Public Relations Office, graduated from college, and began my first year of law school. I substitute taught during the day and went to school at night. Very quickly, I realized that my passion was not law, (although I do love to argue). What really drove me was working with young people. I felt I connected with them in ways other adults could not.
I knew that being a teacher/coach was my calling to CHANGE the WORLD.
I moved back to Tracy and was excited by the growth that had occurred while I was away; it had doubled in population. There was a second high school, a mall, a Target! Tracy was moving on up!
I was given the opportunity to coach cheerleading at the new high school. This was it! My chance to give these girls EVERYTHING I always wanted when I was a cheerleader in this small town. We began competing and took 5th place at our first NATIONAL competition.
TRACY WAS ON THE MAP FOR COMPETITIVE CHEERLEADING!
The high school program was extremely successful year after year; I began to run camps for the elementary and middle school-aged children. Over a hundred girls would attend.
The SPORT of cheerleading was evolving across the nation
and the BUZZ had hit HOME.
At this time, I knew that in order to give the greatest number of athletes the opportunity to be a part of something GREAT, I had to venture out and begin my own all-star program. I did, but it wasn’t as easy as I had thought. My teams did not have a permanent place to practice. There were no buildings “zoned” for our use that would accommodate what we needed- large open spaces and high ceilings. We rotated around from school gym to school gym to Boys & Girls Clubs. My staff tutored at the Boys & Girls Club in return for our program to have gym time. That’s how dedicated they were to AP.
After almost two years of red-tape with the City of Tracy,
Athletic Perfection had a HOME!
I will forever be thankful to all the families and friends who supported and helped me through the process. I could not have done it alone- City council meetings, construction, zoning applications. I had so much help with all of this from my staff and from parents of team members who saw the value of the program and what it had done for their children. Our “fight” for the gym has now made it much easier for more youth activities to develop and grow in Tracy as we laid the groundwork for the process.
We are now in our second location- a much larger one and I have two business partners, Andrea Fagundes and Jennifer Moore.
ATHLETIC Perfection is Northern California’s Leading Cheer and Personal Development Center. In addition to providing a high-quality cheer and tumbling program, we’re also a character building program. Our athletes become CHAMPIONS both on the floor and in the GAME of Life!
We’re proud to provide both Full Year and Half-Year All Star Cheer Teams, Tumbling & Dance Classes, Private Lessons and Custom Choreography 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.
Easily recognized as the #1 Cheer program in the Tracy Area, Athletic Perfection serves athletes all over the Central and Tri-Valleys: Tracy, Mountain House, Brentwood, Manteca, Stockton & Patterson. 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 Athletic Perfection, we inspire and motivate our athletes to be their personal best, and through their accomplishments learn and understand the value and strength gained from hard work, perseverance and teamwork.
“Some of the best moments coaching are when athletes return to the gym after a tough loss more motivated than ever to prove to themselves, their fans and coaches what strong, passionate athletes they are,” Andrea Fagundes, AP Co- Owner & Coach since 2002.
At ATHLETIC Perfection you can expect the following:
The Highest Quality Cheer & Tumbling Program in the Tri-Valley Area
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, yet give you the opportunity to schedule other valuable family activities.
A Professional, Knowledgeable and Innovative Staff
At ATHLETIC PERFECTION, athletes are exposed to amazing role-models. Young girls witness that women CAN HAVE IT ALL! They see first-hand female 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
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 Athletic Perfection Family.
Please call (209) 834-2727 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!