Competition Cheer Available to athletes 5-18



North Fork Cheer Competitive Teams have the opportunity to compete alongside other teams from across Long Island to those across the country. Athletes perform a competition cheerleading routine that combines stunts, tumbling, and dance.  These athletes practice 4- 6 hours per week starting in July and continuing through the competition season and ending in June. Athletes will compete one to three times per month from March-May at local competitions and competitions that require travel on weekends.  


Meet our staff!


Coach Lauren and Coach Stephanie - Owners of North Fork Cheer! Lauren and Stephanie started North Fork Cheer in 2013 with the intent to create a youth CYO program for young athletes on the North Fork to explore, develop and fall in love with the sport of cheerleading!! This plan soon blossomed into an allstar competitive program with numerous National titles. With over 25 years of coaching experience, Lauren and Stephanie have coached in all aspects of the field. In traditional cheerleading they have covered all level ranging from youth CYO, middle school, JV, Varsity and College and in allstar cheer levels ranging from mini novice to Senior level 5. Creating team choreography and overseeing all competitive teams Lauren and Stephanie are active coaches within the program. Striving to create a program with a strong family bond they encourage athletes to remember the program motto "anything is possible through hard work and commitment and together we rise!"


Coach Chelsea - Our program director, head coach for teams as well as head coach for our competitive stunt teams. Chelsea is two time UCA high school Nationals finalist. A staff member with UCA and has been coaching at North Fork Cheer for years. Chelsea was a level 3 team athlete at North Fork Cheer when she began her junior coaching career, which then led to her head coaching position. She has been a cheerleader since the age of 7 and admires coaching as it provides her the ability to work with athletes that have the same passion for cheerleading that has become such a large part of her.


Coach Melissa - Our tumbling and team coach, feels that this program has given her the best community, relationships, support and love. Cheering with Riverhead cheerleading and North Fork Cheer has, she believes, made into who she is today and she so excited to give back to the program who has built her! Melissa was a Division 1 cheerleader at The University Of West Georgia and has won four National Championships throughout her journey with the Wolves. She was also a part of the U.S. National team in 2021 and 2022 and received the silver medal at the ICU World Championships. She is eager to share my knowledge and passion with the athletes throughout the entire North Fork! 


Coach Reanna - Our team coach, Reanna is a part of the Suffolk Community College Cheerleading team and has competed in multiple UCA national competitions finishing in the top 10% in the nation!! Reanna has also been a part of North Fork Cheer as an athlete for many years. She has grown into a skilled tumbler and an extremely talented flyer, specializing in flying tequinique and level 1 tumble technique for our young athletes. Reanna uses her tumbling and flying expertise to lead, support, and guide our younger athletes. 


Coach Brittany - Our talented office manager & early childhood director, Brittany received her Bachelors degree in Exercise Science and Kinesiology from Manhattan College. Brittany has been teaching dance since 2010, and in her 8 years has become an award winning choreographer. Brittany's dancers have taken home numerous Overall High Score Awards, Special Awards and Brittany has even received choreography awards at numerous competitions around the USA. Brittany is currently the head coach at Our Lady of the Hampton cheerleading team which she started in 2013. The team has won numerous awards, and continues to improve each year. Brittany combines her love of cheer, dance, fitness, health, education, and mindfulness in her teaching practices with all of her students. She makes sure that her students aren't just walking through the motions , but also understanding their bodies and how to utilize their skill to the fullest extent. Brittany looks forward to sharing her love of fitness education, and the science of how to enhance the body's performance with all of the athletes she has the pleasure of working with at North Fork Cheer.


Coach Kaitlyn- Kaitlyn has over 20 year of cheerleading experience. She began her cheerleading journey at the age of 5 and continued all the way through her senior year with Riverhead varsity. Kaitlyn was a member of the first Riverhead varsity team to ever advance to semifinals at UCA Nationals her junior year and returned again to the semifinals mat as a captain during her senior year. Also during her senior year, she was an original member of the very first competitve team at North Fork Cheer. Kaitlyn competed at multiple National competitions and won numerous high ranking titles for the gymAfter graduating from Riverhead, Kaitlyn continued on to Sacred Heart University where she was a D1 cheerleader and returned to the semifinals mat with her team. Kaitlyn was a multi-talented D1 athlete as she not only was a main base in her nationals routine but also a flyer in single based heel stretches and a midlevel flyer in all of their pyramids. While at SHU Kaitlyn earned a bachelor's degree in exercise science and a minor in psychology. After graduating Kaitlyn returned to the gym to coach the level 3 team until Covid ended their season early. She then took to zoom and ran multiple strength and conditioning classes a day to keep all of the athletes in shape and having fun with their teammates. Kaitlyn's most recent achievement this past May was graduating from NYIT with a doctorate in physical therapy. Now, Dr.  Coach Kaitlyn works with our athletes in all level tumbling classes and team practices providing them with strength and conditioning exercises to not only acquire new skills but to help them prevent injury. Kaitlyn has a true love for cheerleading that she enjoys sharing with the athletes of the North Fork. Her positive attitude and encouraging demeanor creates an environment for any athlete working with her to feel comfortable and confident in trying new skills and challenging themselves. She takes pride in making sure every athlete is having fun and learning something new whether it is at a birthday party, in a tumbling class or during a team practice. Kaitlyn believes that with hard work and dedication you can accomplish anything you set your mind to.