Testimonials from our families
We have been part of the Connect family for nearly 6 years. When we started, our daughter was 7 years old and we were looking for an activity that would keep her active, cultivate her love of dance and gymnastics and would provide a social opportunity for her to make new friends. What we did not know is that Connect coaches would not only become incredible mentors in her life but would also become like family.
Our daughter has grown to love every part of this sport given the incredible owners, coaching staff, other athletes and families. She has progressed in her skills as an athlete and has had the opportunity to perform at Summit not one but two years in a row.
Our daughter has tried to convince her older brother to try this sport and this year, at 13 years old, he decided to make the switch from his other organized sports to cheer. The gym has been growing with their male athlete presence and he wanted to be part of it. I have watched, once again, as another child of ours has fallen in love with a gym he now considers family.
Our family is unique in that we have a medically fragile child at home. Connect has provided our older children an escape – a safe place where they can put their time, energy, focus, determination and dedication to make their dreams come true while being supported in their own journeys. When their world seems to be crashing down, Connect builds them back up. The gym participates in charity events and continues to serve as role models within our community as well. Our kids have dreams to not only cheer at the college level but to come back to Connect to coach one day so they can continue to pass on the love of the sport to other upcoming athletes.
The dedication and determination our kids have is a reflection of how motivating the coaching staff is at Connect. The coaches serve as incredible mentors – guiding and coaching in ways we have never seen them coached before. Led by incredible owners who have a vision and desire to see the best in every athlete on and off the
Tricia, Brian, Caiden, Audrey and little brother Calvin Bertsch
"Four years ago my daughter decided to leave soccer and wanted to come cheer for Connect Cheer NW. Not knowing what to expect, we didn't realize we would be welcomed like family and that our daughter Annabelle would gain so much confidence, and life long friends, not to mention her skills as a competitive cheerleader.
This gym has not only supported our daughters development as an athlete but has supported our family as a whole. We are forever blessed that we walked through the doors of CCNW years ago." We love you guys!!💙💙💙
The Deasy Family