Alicia Zito - Director/Gym Owner
Coach Alicia has been coaching cheerleading for 25 years. She has truly found a passion for the sport. Alicia started her coaching career at 18 years old when she was a freshman in college at the University of Scranton. She commuted home one night a week and weekends to run the program at her alma mater, Pius X High School. Coach Alicia planned to finally "hang up her pom poms" when she got married and began her career as an attorney, but the opportunity arose to help a friend coach her daughter's rec cheer team. She went on to take a position as the Head Coach at Freedom High School in Bethlehem, PA where she led the program for 8 years to 10 National Championships and 2 District Titles. She was also the tumbling coach and choreographer for Rebels All-Stars for many years, until the opportunity arose for her to take over the program. In 2013, Rebels Elite was born under the direction of Coach Alicia. Alicia loves every one of her athletes and values them as individuals. She has created a warm, family environment and place to call home for so many athletes. Alicia loves to be a coach to all and frequents the practices of each team in the gym.
Favorite Quote: "Small things become great when done with love."
Renee Brennan - Assistant Gym Director
Coach Renee was born and raised in South Florida. She was first introduced to cheerleading when her daughter began cheering for flag football. As her interest grew, she discovered the wonderful world of All-Star Cheerleading through Rebels All-Stars. Since 2007, she has coached along side Melissa Dalrymple. Together,they have coached everything from Youth 1 to Senior 4, and have amassed countless national championships, as well as an International Championship at Disney World. This year is looking to be her most successful yet, as she is now the coach for one of our elite senior teams! Coach Renee takes pride in using cheerleading to help each child develop into respectable young adults.
Favorite Quote: "A coach is someone who gets you to do what you never thought you could do, so you can be all you ever dreamed to be."
Connie Reed - Gym Manager
Connie Reed grew up in Monroe County, Pa. She was first introduced to cheerleading when her daughters began cheering for a youth rec program. As her daughters' interest in cheerleading became an obsession, hers did as well. She began coaching recreational cheerleading in 2010. That same year she helped form a competitive recreational program in the poconos. She coached several teams to many National titles, but she is most proud of coaching the first recreational team in the Poconos to be awarded a paid bid and attend US Finals. She has since decided to take the next step and move to All Star cheerleading at Rebels Elite. Coach Connie believes that the sport of cheerleading teaches hard work, dedication and discipline which she is proud to be able to be a part of with each athlete she coaches.
Favorite Quote: "You will never know your limits unless you push yourself to them"
Jef Vanderpool - Tumbling Instructor/Coach
Anyssa Gutierrez - Coach
Anyssa Gutierrez grew up in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. When she was 4 years old, she began cheerleading for PeeWee wrestling. She has seen every facet of cheerleading since, transitioning to high school and recreational cheer, as well as All-Stars. She cheered at Freedom High School under the supervision of current Rebels Elite owner, Alicia Zito. She is a 6-time high school national champion and has coached countless successful Rebels teams, including the International Grand Champion "Inferno" team. Throughout her 18 years of cheerleading, she has taken pride in learning from every opportunity. It is her pleasure to be sharing her passion with the children she coaches now. She is currently a coach for "Envy".
Favorite Quote: "If you can dream it, you can do it."
Amanda Musarra - Coach
Kate Martocci - Coach
Aaliyah Mitchell - Coach
Grace Tynemouth - Coach
Grace Tynemouth grew up in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. She trained in dance and gymnastics since the age of three, which lead to the transition to All-Star cheerleading as a teenager. She began coaching in 2014, working with Tinys and Seniors. She is currently in her third year as a coach here at Rebels Elite. Today, she is the coach of the Tiny Flares. For Grace, the most rewarding aspect of her work as a coach is watching her cheerleaders gain new skills, build friendships, and rock the mat at competition.
Favorite Quote: "One heart. One soul. One team. One goal."
Kaitlyn Reed - Coach
Samantha Ennico - Coach