What We Believe:
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16
History of Cross Cheer:
Cross Cheer was founded in 2005, by Brittany Cavender, with the mission of introducing young girls to the sport of cheerleading in a Christ-centered atmosphere. A former SMU Cheerleader, NCA Instructor, Cheer Athletics athlete and Rockwall High School captain, Brittany distinctly remembers those coaches throughout her cheering career who impacted her life for Christ. She was blessed to have coaches who provided sweet encouragement, built confidence and used Bible verses to motivate and inspire.
In her senior year at Southern Methodist University, while taking an entrepreneurship class, Brittany realized her dream was to combine her love for children, cheerleading and God into a Christian cheerleading company. Soon after developing a business plan and consulting many friends and talented professionals, her dream became a reality. In the summer of 2005, Cross Cheer was established as an LLC and hosted its first Christian cheerleading camp with Highland Park United Methodist Church in Dallas on September 17.
Over a decade later, Cross Cheer is blessed to partner with over 20 churches and academies in the Dallas area and in Austin, TX, hosting over 5,000 girls at it's summer camps.
Cross Cheer is committed to providing a fun, safe environment where young girls are taught the fundamentals of cheerleading (motions, cheers, dance, stunts, tumbling & jumps) in a Christ-centered atmosphere and are encouraged spiritually by our Christian coaching staff.
Brittany has been in the cheerleading industry for over 20 years with her most notable experiences being an SMU Mustangs cheerleader, Trinity Christian Academy coach and Cheer Athletics nationally ranked athlete. Brittany has owned and operated Cross Cheer for a decade and enjoys the opportunity to reach little hearts for Christ in the Dallas and Austin area through cheerleading. In addition to Cross Cheer, Brittany enjoys being a wife (husband Kyle), mom to Bo & Kinsley (twins born July 2015) and JP (born June 2018) and attending Grace Community Church in Lindale, TX.
All Star Director
Erika has been involved in cheerleading for over 20 years including being an SMU cheerleader, winning 2nd place at NCA Collegiate National Competition, coaching High School Varsity cheer for 10 years at MacArthur High School and Trinity Christian Academy. In addition to working for Cross Cheer for many summers, Erika and husband, Michael, find joy in their two daughters, Raylee and Harper. She attends Watermark Community Church in Dallas.
Lauren is a current 8th grade Language Arts teacher in Frisco ISD. She is a former Varsity cheerleader and was involved in the Tumbling and Stunt team at Asbury University. She is finishing up her 12th year as a middle school cheer coach. She attends church at Hope Fellowship in Frisco. Lauren enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and is very excited to start her Cross Cheer journey spreading the love of Jesus to young girls!
Emilee recently finished her own 18 year cheer career in which she cheered competitively at Cheer Athletics for 9 years and won NCA nationals twice. She received all American 4 consecutive years as captain at Lovejoy High School and completed her time as a captain cheering collegiately at D1 university Abilene Christian. Emilee plans to start the fall as the cheer coach at Rock Hill HS in Prosper and will continue coaching all star cheerleading at Pro Spirit. This is Emilee’s 7th year coaching with Cross Cheer.
Sarah is the current P.E. coach at Brentfield Elementary and attends Mosaic Church in Richardson. She formerly cheered at the University of Texas at Austin and four years at J.J. Pearce High School. This is Sarah’s 9th summer with Cross Cheer and she just completed her first year of coaching our All Star Prep team, The Angels!
Nicole is a former Highland Park HS cheerleader and an NCA and NCAA All American. Nicole grew up cheerleading and cheered all through High School, where she served as the captain and chaplin of her squad. She most recently attended the University of Arkansas studying technical education in order to get her teaching license. She loves the Lord and enjoys sharing her experiences with young girls!
Sarah is currently a senior at TCU where she is studying nursing. Sarah cheered competitively at Cheer Athletics for 11 years where she won countless national titles and the World Championships. Sarah cheered at Rockwall-Heath High School for four years and was a NCA All-American 5 times. She went on to cheer collegiately for the TCU Horned Frogs. Sarah feels so honored to get to spread the word of God to young girls through the sport of cheerleading!
"You and your team are such great role models for the girls."
-Caroline's Mom, Dallas, TX
We are Blessed to Partner with the following Churches and Academies
"Hi Brittany, Just wanted to thank you for such a wonderful week with amazing coaches! Elliekate loved every minute of it! It truly is such a blessing to have a camp that points the girls to Jesus each day and gives them ways to apply it to daily life. She's still doing the cheers for us and my favorite one is the verse - so sweet! Many thanks, Heather"
"Hi there Brittany! We absolutely LOVED your cheer camp. We were so pleased by every aspect of the camp and how it was truly centered around God! Your cheer coaches were great, along with all of the cheers. Thank you again for letting us do a make up! Love y'all! Heather"
Contact Us: CrossCheer@gmail.com 469-708-9563