If you're looking for a great cheer home, where athletes turn into stars, meet new friends and gain confidence like never before, well 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 Brenda Holloway, Iyona Hawkins and Shenika Farmer. 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.
What Drives Hot Topic?
PASSION and a LOVE for the sport of cheer and dance! Our coaches all have a common goal to have a positive IMPACT on the world, one athlete at a time. We are more than a sport, we are a family that last a LIFETIME!
HOT TOPIC MISSION:
*To provide a safe, positive and structured format for athletes to learn and grow in the sport of cheer and dance.
* To engage youth and teens in a positive outlet where they can gain friends and increase their social and life skills.
*To increase academic excellence. Athletes are required to maintain 2.5 or greater GPA.
*To promote health, wellness and physical fitness.
*To increase self esteem and self confidence.
*To teach about responsibility, commitment, hard work, and teamwork.
*To increase awareness about community service and giving back to the community through individual and team service projects.
*To engage athletes in mentorship opportunities and other extra curricular activities.
* To promote and encourage good character, discipline, positive behavior, respect for others and leadership skills.
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. #HT4L
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! Our love for our athletes surpasses the sport and continues into their adulthood. We are the hottest topic!
Coach 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.
Fundraiser/Special Events Director
Hottest Topic Coaching Staff
Shante Taylor Palma
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and provide a great program for our athletes. We strive to promote positive character, respectful citizens, leadership and academic excellence in each athlete.
Your generous donation will fund our mission.