This very well may be the most difficult set of words I have every typed. I am no good at beating around the bush, so I am just going to come out and say, that after 12 years of pouring my heart and soul into the gym, I have made the decision to close it at the end of this season.
This is something that I have been heavily contemplating for about three years now. The one thing that keeps me going has been the kids. I’ve felt like I had to stay until the kids I started coaching as little girls graduated from high school, because I didn’t want to disappoint them or make them feel as though I was abandoning them. The problem is, by the time that set of girls graduates, I’ve grown to love a new group of girls, and the cycle becomes never ending. There will always be a new little girl to steal my heart and be the reason why I have to continue doing what I’m doing.
Cheerleading has been a part of my life for 24 years now, and I’ve been coaching for more of my life than I haven’t. I have had the longest running cheerleading gym in Southwest Washington, and the only cheerleading exclusive facility left at this particular moment in time. I don’t know that I will be able to fully walk away, but I don’t know if I will be coaching anywhere else. I don’t know if I will be selling the gym as a package or if I will be selling off everything inside and just closing the doors. All I know at this moment in time is that the business of operating the cheerleading gym is killing my passion and drive for the sport itself, and I hate that.
The plan as of right now is for all contracts and memberships to terminate as of March 30, 2018, which the exception to our all-star team, which will be attending The Summit mid May. We will continue to operate as normal until then, and will communicate any updates or changes as the date draws near.
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to ask them. It may take me some time to respond, but I will get back to everyone when I can. Current ASF class families can email firstname.lastname@example.org for the quickest response.
Thank you to everyone that has ever been a part of Oxford Premier Cheer, Longview Stars, or the combination of the two as All-Star Fusion. Thank you for believing in me when I was 19 and had no business experience, and for continuing to support me as I have grown into the person I am today. You have been a part of making a 9-year-old little girl’s dream of owning her own cheer gym come true, and for that I will be forever grateful. <3
Paige Major, Owner