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USA Cheer Names LakePoint Champions Center the Official Training Center for the 2017 U.S. National T

Memphis, Tenn., November 9, 2016 – USA Cheer has announced that the LakePoint Champions Center will serve as the official training center for the 2017 U.S. National Cheer and Dance Teams. There are three U.S. National Teams, which represent the United States at international cheerleading and dance team competitions.

Located in Emerson, Ga., the LakePoint Champions Center is the largest indoor sports facility in the Southeast. It features 170,000 square feet of training space, including 125,500 square feet of the column-free floor space that modern day cheerleading requires.

“Our athletes are the reigning world champions, and it’s crucial that their needs are met in an environment that allows them to focus on perfecting their skills and their routines in the short nine days they are together,” says Bill Seely, President of USA Cheer. “LakePoint’s training center, provides the optimal environment for our coaches and athletes as they prepare to compete for another world championship.”

“The Champions Center was designed with an intent focus on Cheer. Our goal was to attract national organizations to our state-of-the-art facility by providing the largest clear-span competition space in the world and unparalleled ceiling heights,” says LakePoint CEO Earl Ehrhart. “To be recognized as the official training center for USA Cheer is an enormous honor and a great affirmation to the facility we have here at LakePoint.”

The LakePoint Champions Center will be home to the U.S. National Teams as they prepare to defend their International Cheer Union (ICU) World Championship titles in Coed Cheer, All Girl and Team Dance.

The U.S. National Dance and Cheer Teams will compete against teams from more than 65 other countries in April 2017 at the ICU World Championships in Orlando, Florida. The 2017 cheerleading teams will be coached by Tony Nash and LeRoy McCullough, and the dance team will be coached by Stacy Shelton. Over the last seven years, these teams have taken home 38 gold and 7 silver medals.

For more information about USA Cheer, and the U.S. National Teams, please contact Sheila Noone at 901-251-5959, or

About USA Cheer The USA Federation for Sport Cheering is a not-for-profit organization that 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.

About LakePoint Sports Welcoming more than a million visitors since its inception, LakePoint Sporting Community is on track to be one of the world’s largest and most unique destinations for travel sports. With more than 1,300 acres nestled in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains and adjacent to beautiful Lake Allatoona, LakePoint will feature state-of-the-art sports venues and five million square feet of amenities including onsite hotels, restaurants, themed retail, bowling, ziplines, water parks and much, much more. Visit us at or follow on social media @lakepointsports.

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