Meet the team
The Starlite Team are here to provide fun, safe, and challenging cheerleading sessions. Sessions are taught to a high standard and all athletes are pushed to reach their full potential. Some of the coaches still compete themselves and you will often see them training with their squads when they're not coaching! All coaches are fully qualified and fully insured with a current CRB/DBS. Coaches are first aid trained where stated.
Katie - Head Coach
Katie founded the Kobika Starlites Cheerleadng Academy in 2008. Since then she has seen the sqaud go from strength to strength and is always overwhelmed by the sheer passion, determination and drive from the coaches, athletes and supporters. Katie also set up the Kobika Starlites Schools Cheer Programme and works within many schools in and around High Wycombe and Marlow alongside her fabulous team of coaches. In March 2015 Katie was awarded Coach of the Year by the UK Cheerleading Association.
UCKA- L2 Basic skills, L3 Basic Stunts, L4 Intermediate Stunts, L2 Basic Tumbles, L3 Intermediate Tumbles, L2 Basic Street Cheer.
BA honours 1st Class degree - Dance and Choreography.
ISTD- DDI Imperial Ballet
NDA - First Aid at Work
BG - Trampoline Coach
Bev - Coach
Coaches for: Velocity Gold Cheerleading, Velocity Level 3 Group stunt, Infinity Level 3 Group stunt, Partner stunt.
Cheer experience: Joined the Starlites 4 years ago as a competitor. Competed in cheerleading (levels1-3), group stunt (levels 1-3 & co-ed), pom dance, and was a member of the very first Kobika Starlites Cheerdance team. Qualified as a UKCA level 3 cheerleading coach shortly after her first competition. Has had the pleasure of coaching the competitive Starlites squads as well as coaching in schools in Buckinghamshire through the Kobika Starlites Schools Cheer Programme. As well as entering squads into the Bucks schools competition set up and hosted by the Starlites, Bev has also had the honour of judging for it.
Loves the starlites beacause: It is a fun and vibrant team to be part of. All staff and athletes are passionate about cheer and bring their very best to every training session. The family feel is amazing!
UKCA L2 Basic skills, L3 Basic Stunts,
Level 3 personal trainer
BSc Sports Science
NDA - First aid at work
Nutrition for weight management and performance
Emily - Coach
Coaches for: Interstellar Pom
Cheer experience: Has been a competitive coach and starlite since is very first opened in 2008!!! Has coached and compared competitions for the Kobika Schools Cheer Programme. Recently competed with the Kobika Starlites senior cheer dance squad placing 3rd at the Europeans cheerleading championships 2015. Will be competiting as a member of Team UK in senior cheerdance at the IFC World Cheerleading championships '15 in Berlin. Helped to set up and coaches for Kobika Starlites Intersteller; the brand new masters squad for adults aged 25 and over! Is also a dance teacher in the Starlites partner school, Kobika Dance.
Loves the starlites beacause: they are the biggest family in the entire world!!!
UCKA- L2 Basic skills, L3 Basic Stunts, L2 Basic Street Cheer
Diploma in Contemporary Dance
BA honours 1st Class degree - Dance theatre
Alexa - Coach
Coaches for: Velocity and Infinity cheerdance, Eclipse Group stunt.
Competes with: Infinity
Cheer experience: Started Kobika in 2008 and has competed in every competition that the Kobika Starlites have ever entered! Recently came 3rd at European Cheerleading Championships with the Kobika Starlites senior cheerdance squad and is going on to compete at the IFC World Cheerleading
Championships 2015 in Berlin.
Loves the starlites beacause: we work hard as a team towards competitions while having fun at the same time. I don't know what I would do without it!
UKCA L1 Leadership, L2 Basic Skills, L3 Basic Stunts
Tayla - Coach
Coaches for: Synergy silver and Velocity Gold Cheerleading, Velocity level 4 group stunt.
Cheer experience: I have been coaching for the Kobika Starlites for 3 years now and i have loved every minute of it! I have competed myself in pom dance.
Loves the Starlites because: We are one big Family! I look forward to going into every session to see and work with everyone.
UKCA L1 Leadership, L2 Basic skills, L3 Basic Stunts, L4 Intermediate stunts.
Beginner and Intermediate Tumbling
BG - Fundamentals Gymnastics
BG - Trampoline Coach
First Aid Trained
Lucy - Coach
Coaches for: Synergy Group stunt
Competes with: Interstallar Main cheer and Infinity Cheer Dance.
Cheer experience: I first started cheerleading with the Starlites back in 2008, and since then I have competed in multiple competitions, including European championships in Croatia in July 2015. In October 2013 I completed my coaching qualifications, and have since been assisting the Starlites coaches, as well as continuing my training.
Loves the starlites beacause: They have become a huge part of my life, they really are like a second family! We have so much fun and laughter together, we have all grown so close as a team and are always there for each other no matter what! I love my Starlites to the stars and back!
UKCA L1 Leadership, L2 Basic Skills, L3 Basic Stunts, L4 Intermediate Stunts
NDA - First Aid at Work