The National Team Committee of Cheer Canada is thrilled to announce the coaches for the 2019 ICU Team Canada Premier teams. Due to the unmitigated success of the program in the past few seasons we are happy to announce that all coaches from 2018 have applied to remain. We welcome back Marcy Kuzemchak from the Cheerforce Wolfpack, Thomas Rath of Saskatchewan and Ashley Impellezere from Vancouver All-Stars to the All Girl Premier staff and are excited to add Stephany De Rosa from Flyers All-Starz into the mix.
Stephany is a multi-time medalist at the IASF World Championships as both an athlete and coach, taking home a bronze medal at the 2018 World Championships with the Small Coed team, Flyers Lightening. Stephany is a well-known Canadian choreographer and has worked with many successful University programs. Stephany sees what others may miss and her optimism, technical skills, and talent have brought her to the Team Canada staff.
“It is the most rewarding feeling to know that you brought a group of individuals together and helped them become a team who beat all the odds.”
Leading the Coed Premier team this season once again are David Lee Tracey of Western University and the PCG Vipers, Sandy Han of Kingston Elite, and Nicole Myers-Pugh of PCT Cheer and Tumble. We are thrilled to have this combination of passion, skill, and creativity working with some of the best coed athletes on the planet.
We are certain that with these seven Canada is in GREAT hands. Let’s go Canada!
Team Canada Cheer is seeking qualified and interested coaches for the 2019 ICU World Championship Teams. Interested parties should fill out the application form HERE.
October 1st, 2018
The 2019 Team Canada Premier athlete information is now available including: tryout requirements and process, training camp schedule and costs.
The 2019 Junior Team Canada selection process is now available.
Starting in 2018, the National Team Committee has become a sub-committee reporting to Cheer Canada, we are thrilled to have increased National presence, oversite and transparency.
We are thrilled that cheerleading will be represented at the Pyeongchang Olympic games as part of the pageantry and ceremony. At present, Team Canada has not been contacted by Cheer Canada to partake in this event. We stand ready to represent our nation with athletes from coast to coast of the highest calibre if asked.
We are thrilled to announce the 2018 Team Canada Coaching Staff.
All Girl Premier Staff
Marcy Kuzemchak from the Cheerforce Wolfpack
Thomas Rath from the University of Regina
Ashley Impellezere from Vancouver All-Stars
Coed Premier Staff
David Lee Tracey of Western University and the PCG Vipers
Sandy Han of Kingston Elite
Nicole Myers-Pugh of PCT Cheer and Tumble