About Hot Topic All Stars

Season 13 is quickly approaching and we can't wait to see what's in store for our athletes, parents and HT program!!  If you're looking for a great cheer home, where athletes turn into stars, look no further, you have come to the right place!!

Hot Topic All Stars is a Northern Virginia based All Star cheerleading program which was formed in 2006 by Iyona Hawkins and Brenda Holloway. Since the start of this program, our teams have grown by leaps and bounds and each year, we continue to build on our strong foundation. Our foundation is based on promoting and encouraging discipline, leadership, physical fitness and social development through competitive athletic experiences.

Our mission is to provide a positive, structured and challenging cheerleading experience for anyone ages 3 – 17 years old, with the motivation, dedication, commitment, and drive to excel in this growing sport. Athletes are provided an opportunity to learn about responsibility, hard work, teamwork, respect for rules and guidelines, as well as other positive qualities. The main focus is on increasing self esteem through individual and team achievement, academic excellence, mentorship and giving back to the community.

With this vision in mind, we also incorporated higher education and achievement as a major part of trying to make a difference in our athlete’s lives. It is mandatory for our athletes to keep a grade point average of 2.5 or above in order to participate in our program. We teach our athletes about giving their best effort in everything they do. We encourage our athletes to keep good grades and to be empowered and informed individuals when they grow up. We also coach with a style that incorporates real life situations to learning, developing and executing the new skills they learn. In every example of technique, discipline, commitment and drive, we show how it relates to their education, career and personal life in their future. It is our personal vision and hope, that our athletes will be affected in such a way, that in the future, they will in turn sow a seed into someone else’s life or be a power of example to their family members, friends and their community as a whole.

Last year this time my daughter (Makenzie) expressed wanting to try out for cheerleading. As her mother I began to research possible options that were financially feasible, yet not too far from home. That is when an acquaintance began to tell me about her experience cheering with Hot Topic Allstars. She explained how she cheered with them for years and they were more like family to her. I was sold... When my daughter first came to Hot Topic to tryout she was not even sure how to do a forward roll or cartwheel; now after only almost one year she is now being introduced to backhand springs. Over the course of this season, she has mastered so many new skills and keeps pushing to learn and master even more. This is all due to the loving, nurturing, yet challenging environment that is provided by the Hot Topic Coaching staff. From tryouts to present day, my daughter continues to be supported, mentored, and pushed for greatness! She looks forward to seeing them throughout the week at privates, tumble and flex classes, in addition to practices. When it is time to hit the mat to compete.... our girls have showed up and showed out with their coaches pumping them  up.  You can tell they love what they do and are dedicated to having each athlete reach their full potential. I am forever grateful for the technique and confidence they have given my daughter!!!! #HT4L - Whitney P


5703 General Washington Drive
Suites D and E
Alexandria, VA 22312