CAC North is excited to be in our second season with Charlotte Allstars Cheerleading. We are proud of the tight knit Family atmosphere we have built and are looking forward to welcoming more families into our program as we merge with CAC Harrisburg. Our staff has been together for 5 years which has played a huge role in contributing to the enormous success of our program. Not only were we able to form a Worlds team in our first year as CAC, but we received a Bid to The Cheerleading Worlds in April 2014. We are looking forward to continuing our Worlds program as well as expanding our Level 5 program for all ages. We are excited for what the future holds and are even more excited to welcome new members to our family.

CAC North Staff

Amanda Smith, Director    704-786-1205

•  Currently in her 16th year coaching competitive cheerleading

•  Graduated from UNCC in 2005 with a B.A. in Criminal Justice

•  Worked for Cheer Plus Inc, Carolina Prodigy Allstars and Odyssey Allstars

•  Owner and Director of Prodigy Allstars of Concord 2009-2013

•  USASF Certified Levels 1-5

•  Led CAC North's very first Level 5 team to The Cheerleading Worlds in 2014


Brittany Hatley, Assistant Director    704-786-1205

•  Cheered for Charlotte Allstars on Large Coed 5 in 2003

•  UNCC Cheerleader in 2004

•  Graduated from UNCC in 2008 with a B.A. in Early Childhood Development

•  Coached for Prodigy Allstars of Concord 2010-2013

•  USASF Certified Levels 1-5

•  Assistant Coach to CAC North's very first Level 5 team that attended The Cheerleading Worlds in 2014


Jason Alexander, Tumbling Director     704-786-1205

•  Former level 10 Gymnast at Charlotte Gymnastics International

•  Coached men's competitive gymnastics for Charlotte Gymnastics International 1998-2004

•  Currently in his 12th year of coaching competitive cheer

•  Certified in CPR and First Aid


Melissa Schneider, Team Coach

•  Graduated from UNCC in 2008 with a B.A in Public Relations and Event Marketing

•  Has been involved in cheerleading both scholastic and allstar since 2000

•  Former Certified Allstar Cheerleading Judge 2007-2010

•  USASF Certified Levels 1-5


Natalie Cook,  Tumble Instructor and Team Coach

• Currently a Senior at UNCC and will be graduating in 2015 with a B.A. in Special Education

• Cheered competitively for 10 years for Carolina Prodigy Allstars, Odyssey Allstars and Prodigy Allstars of Concord

• Currently in her 9th year of coaching competitive cheer


Elijah Tucker, Tumble Instructor and Assistant Team Coach

•  Graduate of J.M. Robinson High School in 2008

•  Former Michael Jackson Dance Impersonator from 2008-2012

•  Currently in his 3rd year of coaching competitive cheer


Clay Hatfield, Partner Stunt Instructor, Tumble Instructor and Assistant Team Coach

•  Former Clemson University Cheerleader 2007-2011

•  Graduated from Clemson University in 2001 with a B.A. in Biology with a minor in Athletic Leadership

•  Has cheered competitively for 10 years

•  Currently in his 3rd year coaching competitive cheer



Charlotte Allstars All Location Staff


Leigh Ann Barger, Director – Charlotte Allstars / Head Coach    803-547-0094

Leigh Ann Barger, Director    803-547-0094

• Cheered at Charlotte Allstars for 10 years including 5 years on Teal Squad

• Cheered and graduated from University of South Carolina with a B.A. in Public Relations

• Graduated from University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a M.B.A. in Sports Marketing and Management

• As an athlete, won several National and State championships, including being named a NCA Collegiate All-American for 4 years

• Coached all levels and all ages including teams that finished in the top 10 nine times at the Cheerleading World Championships

• Coached Teal to a bronze medal in 2010

• Inducted into Inside Cheerleading Magazine’s first “35 under 35” honoring next generation of influential leaders under the age of 35

• Choreographed and taught clinics for several elite programs across the country

• USASF Credentialed levels 1-5, AACCA, CPR, First Aid, and AED Certified


Rena Blanchard, Director of Operations    803-547-0095

CAC North Teams

Tiny Periwinkle – Tiny 1

Coaches:  Natalie Cook, Brittany Pabon & Jahzmine Ranglin


Junior Sunburst – Junior 1

Coaches:  Melissa Schneider & Brittany Pabon


Junior Mellow Yellow – Junior 2

Coaches:  Melissa Schneider & Natalie Cook


Junior Crimson – Junior 3

Coaches:  Natalie Cook &  Clay Hatlfield


Senior Scarlet – Senior 3

Coaches:  Elijah Tucker & Natalie Cook


Senior Onyx – Senior 4

Coach:  Brittany Hatley


JUNIOR ICE – Junior 5

Coaches:  Amanda Smith, Brittany Hatley & Jason Alexander


Senior Slate – Senior Coed 5 – Worlds Team

Coaches:  Amanda Smith, Brittany Hatley & Jason Alexander