The Hot Topic coaching staff is comprised of experienced and well known coaches from the DMV area. Our coaches love working with athletes and helping them to soar to their full potential. We don't stop there, we also want to see them succeed in LIFE too! Our love for our athletes surpasses the sport and continues into their adulthood. We are the hottest topic!
Brenda was born and raised in New Haven, CT where she found her love for gymnastics and cheerleading at a very young age. She trained in gymnastics for 5 years at the UJIMA Gymnastic Center at the Dixwell Community Center, formally called the Q House. She trained under the coaching leadership of Reginald and Tony Wilder. Coach Brenda continued to pursue her dream of being a cheerleader in high school at Wilbur Cross High and later at Norfolk State University where she graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Finance. Coach Brenda started coaching recreation cheer for the City of Alexandria, at the Nannie J. Lee Recreation Center in 2004 and been coaching competitive all-star cheer since 2006.
Since 2006, Hot Topic continues to impact the lives of many athletes from all walks of life to this day. We have the best opportunity to watch them grow into not only great athletes, but phenomenal young individuals as well. Coach Brenda's motto is to always incorporate life's experiences into teaching our athletes how to be the best in everything they try to achieve. It starts with getting a great education, making good decisions and giving 100% in everything you do. It's not just about excelling in the sport, but also excelling in LIFE. Also, making the best out of every situation and looking for God's guidance and direction all the time.
Brenda's most important purpose in life is to make a major impact in a person's life and sow a positive seed that will last a lifetime and prayerfully that seed will sow into others.
Cheer Program Director/Choreographer
Shante Taylor Palma
Shante Taylor Palma