Athletes from the Southeastern Louisiana Area will comprise the US National Junior All Girl Team
Bartlett, Tenn., January 24, 2019 – USA Cheer has announced the coaches and regional areas representing the US National Junior All Girl Team, which will compete in the in the Junior All Girl Division at the 2019 International Cheer Union (ICU) World Cheerleading Championships, which takes place April 24 – 26, 2019 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World® Resorts.
Madison Guidry and Chelsea Milazzo, both from the Baton Rouge, Louisiana area have been named as Head Coaches of the US National Junior All Girl Team. Guidry, who served as the Assistant Coach for the 2018 US National Junior Coed Team, is a graduate student pursuing a masters in Speech Pathology. A lifelong cheerleader, she cheered at Live Oak High School and later the University of Alabama. She has been the coach at Live Oak for four years, earning national high school cheerleading championship titles in 2016 and 2018. Milazzo, a former Louisiana State University cheerleader and team captain, is the head coach of St. Joseph’s Academy, which took home a national high school cheerleading championship title in 2018.
“We are extremely excited to have Madison and Chelsea as coaches for the US National Junior All Girl Team. Throughout the interview process, Madison and Chelsea displayed high character and a true passion to continue the success of the US National Junior All Girl Program,” said Tony Nash, USA Cheer Director of US National Teams. “Their video submission of athletes for the team was at an extremely high level and we have no doubt that they will be able to continue the level of success that we have had in the past.”
“I am truly in awe of the amazing talent that we have in Louisiana and am excited that we, as a state, have been chosen to be the US National Junior All Girl Team,” shared Guidry. “The opportunity for me to represent and coach the Junior Team for the second time is an incredible honor. I am eager to showcase our state’s extremely talented athletes at the ICU World Cheerleading Championships.”
“I cannot express the gratitude and excitement I have for being selected to represent and coach the US National Junior All Girl Team,” said Milazzo. “It is such an honor, and I am so proud of the Louisiana area for being chosen for this opportunity. I am beyond excited to work for this organization and to have the chance to represent our country at ICU as we compete against the best in the world.”
In addition to Madison and Chelsea coaching the US National Junior All Girl Team, they will be joined by Josh McCurdy, Director of US National Junior Team Programs. Josh has an extensive choreography background as well as experience working with both the Junior and Premier US National Teams.
The US National Junior All Girl Team will be comprised of athletes from the Baton Rouge and New Orleans-area, which may include the following schools and club programs as well as others:
- Live Oak High School, Watson, LA
- St. Joseph’s Academy, Baton Rouge, LA
- Live Oak Junior High, Livingston Parish, LA
- Denham Springs High School, Denham Springs, LA
- Brother Martin High School, New Orleans, LA
- Dutchtown High School, Geismar, LA
- Louisiana Cheer Force, Baton Rouge, LA
- Cheer Sport Academy, Denham Springs, LA
- Baton Rouge Bengals, Baton Rouge, LA
- Central High School, Baton Rouge, LA
- Central Intermediate School, Baton Rouge, LA
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The USA Federation for Sport Cheering is a not-for-profit organization and is the national governing body for all disciplines of cheerleading. USA Cheer exists to serve the entire cheer community, including club cheering (All Star), traditional school based cheer programs and the new sport of STUNT. USA Cheer has three primary objectives: help grow and develop interest and participation in Cheer throughout the United States; promote safety and safety education for cheer in the United States; and represent the United States of America in international cheer competitions.