(Pictured L to R) Jaclyn, Anthony, Cayleigh, Dana, Carleana, Stephanie, Lee, Margie, Robi, Sara, Lauren, Angelica, Alli, Alyssa (missing: Daria)


LEADERSHIP – Who is the owner and what is his involvement?
The owner of Star Athletics is Lee Grobstein. Lee is a former high school, college and all-star cheerleader, having been involved in the cheerleading industry for more than 10 years. After earning his B.A. in History Education from N.C. State, Lee returned home to NJ and assumed leadership of Star Athletics in 2010. Lee’s all-star cheer experience runs the gamut, from athletic training and tumbling skills to stunting, innovation in choreography and music selection. Described by all as a “hands-on” owner, Lee spends many hours in the office each day and many hours in the gym each night. Lee coaches several teams each season and serves as the head tumbling instructor for the program. In April 2013, the United States All Star Federation (USASF) rewarded Lee’s involvement in the cheer industry and the excellence with which he runs the Star Athletics program with its “Gym Owner of the Year” award. (Watch his acceptance speech below.)

Click here to read Lee Grobstein’s feature in the 2018 March Issue of Cheer Biz News. He was selected as the top 25 most influential leaders in the All Star Cheer industry.

COACHING EXCELLENCE – What makes the staff qualified to train athletes?
Star Athletics offers a credentialed, USASF certified coaching staff made up of former cheer athletes who lived many cheer experiences themselves. The coaching staff spends countless hours on research and planning to ensure that Star Athletics athletes are given proper instruction and a state-of-the-sport training regimen.

EXPERIENCE – Does the staff have a background working with children?
Yes, the Star Athletics staff is experienced working with cheer athletes of all ages. In fact, the majority of the Star Athletics staff has an education degree. Our office manager is a former elementary school nurse.

COACHING PHILOSOPHY – What is the staff’s coaching style?
It is said that we are all products of our environment, so it is important to understand the environment your family is entering when joining an all-star cheer program. The Star Athletics program is inspired by the coaching philosophies and teachings of the late UCLA basketball coach, John Wooden. The John Wooden Success Pyramid is the cornerstone of Star Athletics culture. It teaches our athletes many valuable lessons about teamwork, commitment, personal development and focus. The coaches offer quotes by John Wooden throughout the season and the athletes see these quotes come to life as they participate in the program.

Listen to our athletes and parents talk about The Star Athletics Staff.