Donnie has been in the competitive cheer industry for almost 20yrs. Growing up he was always driven to be the best in baseball, basketball, football, & soccer. After high school this drive is what’s pushed his creative edge in all facets of the cheer industry. From training concepts, progression drills, unique lifts/tricks, or holding himself & those around him to a higher standard.
Starting out at All Star Rebels in Melbourne FL one of the first “all star” gyms in the country & they were known for creative choreography. During that time he was teaching skill based camps with COA. This brought his talents to the Midwest receiving many choreography awards and accepting a position at River Cities All Stars. During his time at RC he won multiple UCA all star national titles with mini, jr, &sr age children
In 2004 he moved to VA to work for All Star Legacy. Here he won countless choreography awards. While at Legacy he lead his jr 5 to multiple top 10 finishes at worlds and coached large limited coed and the small all girl.
Currently at ACX coaching Tiny Queens, Crazy Jags, Purple Haze, & Kat Daddies he continues to grow. Receiving best choreography @NCA in coed 4, winning Cheersport, Summit,& multiple NCA titles. His many list of accomplishments only push him to continue to grow and motivate him to be better than the previous year.
Below are a list of recent testimonials received from those working with Donnie:
“Donnie was so patient. He’s very thorough and I love that he pushes the bar!!! 12 hours today was a blast! He pushes the girls to do better. We absolutely couldn’t have asked for a better, more dedicated instructor in Donnie! He honestly was the perfect mix of skill, fun and intensity! His knowledge of the score sheet, rules and safety was incredible! We will absolutely be requesting Donnie in the future! I couldn’t be more pleased with the service, knowledge and passion Donnie shared. He made this intensive one day camp at our gym so memoriable and made sure to breakdown every aspect of the routines and explain the process as we went along to the athletes and the coaches. As a 17 year veteran coach, I learned so much today with him! THANK YOU SPIRIT FX!”
– Staff, Encore Elite Allstars
“We loved the instructors! They were very patient even with our youngest athletes. They broke things down in a way that the kids could understand, and were not afraid to go in a different direction if things were not going as planned. Loved all of the techniques and progressions that the instructors took each of the teams through. We were able to cover several elite elements and level appropriate elements.”
- Candace, Marlboro Competitive Cheer
“Loved everything, disliked nothing. Our instructors were humble, knowledgeable, friendly and hardworking. Our routines are better than they have ever been. I cant wait to put them on the mat.”
- Dan Cotton, Oregon Dream Team
“Donnie was great with the athletes and really made sure the vision we were looking for was being captured. The dances and transitions were innovative and had great movement.”
- Powersports Cheer