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- Tumbling Instructor -

A 2005 graduate of Pepperell High School, Elizabeth Alford has been a tumbling instructor at Hot Shots since May of 2004. As a member of the Hot Shots Cheerleading Staff, Elizabeth is First Aid and CPR certified. She is also a Safety Certified Cheer Instructor through the NCSSE.

As a competitive gymnast with 10 years of experience, Elizabeth trained and competed through Level 9. Elizabeth began cheering as a 6th grader for the Pepperell Middle School competition cheerleaders, and continued as a competitive cheerleader for 7 years through both middle school and high school. A 4 year Varsity Football and Competition Cheerleader for Pepperell High School, Elizabeth was a 2004 GHSA State Cheerleading Finalist in Class 3A, and a 2005 GHSA State Cheerleading Champion in Class 2A.

As an All Star Cheerleader, Elizabeth distinguished herself as a 5 year member of the Level 5 Hot Shots Senior Coed All Star team. Elizabeth also cheered professionally as a member of the 2005 Rome Renegade Coed Cheerleaders, the first Coed program in NIFL history. A current member of the Shorter College Large Coed competitive squad, Elizabeth attends Shorter College on a competitive cheerleading scholarship, where she is majoring in Psychology. Elizabeth is a 2009 NCA Collegiate National 1st Runner-Up in Division II.

When asked why she coaches, Elizabeth says �Because I�m passionate about the sport I coach and I really enjoy working with kids. I love being able to help my students learn and have fun while they�re doing it.� When asked what makes her a GOOD coach, Elizabeth says �I�ve basically grown up in a gym from age 3 on. I know that I have a lot of experience in what I�m teaching. However, more than just experience, I feel I am a good coach because I truly care about my students and want their learning experience to be a positive one.� When asked why she has chosen to major in Counseling Psychology at Shorter, Elizabeth says �As a coach, counseling is already half of my job anyway!�