Who We AreWE are OHANA. We are Family. Family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten.
Dave and Laura Parraga, owners of Lakewood Ranch Gymnastics, are teaming up with Rick and Terri Abasial, owners of Just Tumblin’, to bring you Lakewood Ranch Cheerleading, home to the Nationally and World Ranked Florida Top Dog All-Stars. Our desire is to safely train athletes to progress to the highest levels of competitive cheerleading, while instilling in them characteristics that will help them to grow to be leaders in their schools and communities.
Dave & laura Parraga ~ Terri & Rick Abasial
The Lakewood Ranch Cheerleading founders stand outside the new building in Lakewood Ranch, FL, as they prepare to start their new journey together.
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Terri was a Program Director for the Fellowship of Christian Cheerleaders for over 10 years. She has traveled all across the country as well as to Russia to instruct in cheerleading and dance. Her expertise in choreography has won her many of her teams national and state titles. Terri’s 32 years of cheering and coaching experience include cheering on the collegiate levels and winning many individual cheerleading titles in both junior high and high school. Terri is certified and credentialed through USASF. She believes that “The character traits we learn from cheerleading go much deeper than winning competitions.” Both Rick and Terri were American Cheerleader Magazine’s Who’s Who in All-Star Cheer Coaches as well as 2005 Outstanding Hall of Fame All-Star Coaches.
Rick has over 30 years of coaching and cheering experience. He and his wife, Terri, began Florida Top Dog All-Stars in 2000. He has traveled all across the country as Program Director for the Fellowship of Christian Cheerleaders directing camps for over 10 years. Rick’s strengths as an owner and coach center around instructing tumbling, stunting, and cheerleading. Rick is certified and credentialed through USASF through Levels 1-5 and is currently on the USASF Rules Committee. He is also the Rules and Safety Coordinator for the Fellowship of Christian Cheerleaders. Rick’s coaching motto is “Perfection Requires Intense Determination from Everyone (PRIDE).”
Jill Martin’s history as a competitor as well as a coach is well-defined through her coaching style. Jill was the California State Gymnastic Champion and a nationally ranked cheerleader in high school. She has traveled throughout the country as well as to Russia and China as an FCC instructor teaching summer cheer camps. Jill has choreographed teams and individuals that have gone on to win national titles and is currently credentialed through USASF. With over 20 years of coaching experience on the junior high, high school, and all-star levels, Jill challenges her teams to always strive for excellence. Her motto is “Sometimes talent isn’t enough, you’ve got to have heart.”
DAVID & LAURA PARRAGA
David and Laura Parraga both have an extensive background in the gymnastics arena. David is a former Venezuelan National Team member and international caliber-athlete, while Laura is a former competitive gymnast, judge, and professional cheerleader. Up until May of 2012 Laura and David were the optional head coaches at LaFleur’s Gymnastics in Largo for 9 years while living in Manatee County.
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3155 Lakewood Ranch Blvd.
Bradenton, FL 34211
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