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Arapahoe Warrior Cheerleading
Meet Our Coaches


Kacie Ireland
Varsity Head Coach Kac was born and raised in Littleton and attended Arapahoe High School from 2008 to 2012. She dedicated 4 years to the Arapahoe Varsity Cheerleading team, and served as Captain her senior year. She contributed to the following during her time as an AHS student athlete: Centennial League Champion, 2008 Colorado State Runner-Up, 2009 Colorado State Champion, 2012 National Finalist (11th place overall), and was personally selected as a UCA All-American. She continued her career at the collegiate level at the University of Arizona in Tucson from 2012 to 2016. Coach Kac was selected to the U of A Cheerleading program all 4 years, and served as Captain her senior year. She began her official coaching career at Arapahoe in 2017, and looks forward to many amazing seasons ahead.

Madison Berry
JV Head Coach Berry was born in Florida and raised in Centennial. She attended Arapahoe High School from 2010 to 2014 and dedicated 4 years to the Arapahoe High School Varsity Cheerleading team, serving as Captain her senior year. During her time in high school she also participated on multiple club cheerleading teams at both Peak Athletics and United Elite. Through her club cheerleading teams, she was able to attend multiple National competitions ranking top 10 each time in the All Girl category she competed in. Coach Berry also attended The Cheerleading World Championship with her level 5 All Girl team at United Elite, walking away holding 15th place in the World. She was awarded the Leadership Award voted on by her teammates her Junior year of high school and granted the Principals Award her Senior year. Coach Berry then attended college at the University of Nevada, Reno graduating with a bachelors degree in Public Health and Addiction Treatment Services. She just recently started her career as a Behavioral Health Counselor at an eating disorder hospital; Eating Recovery Center. This is her second year coaching the Arapahoe High School Junior Varsity Cheerleading Team, and is excited for the future of the cheerleading program. GO WARRIORS!

Stephanie Plattner
Assistant Coach Platt was born in The Woodlands, Texas and raised in Littleton, Colorado. She attended Chatfield Senior High School from 2004 to 2008. She participated on a competitive team at Peak Athletics from 2004 to 2005. She participated for 3 years with her high school Cheerleading program, and served as Captain her junior year. She continued her education at Metropolitan State University where she graduated with a bachelors in human development and a licensure in elementary education in December of 2016. Coach Platt currently teaches 1st grade at Walnut Hills Elementary School in the Cherry Creek School District. She began her official coaching career at Arapahoe in 2014. She was the head JV coach from 2014-2017. She is now the program's assistant coach and enjoys being able to work to support both the JV and the Varsity teams. She looks forward to an amazing season!

  Taylor Sheridan- Sports Performance Specialist

Elite Speed's Cheerleading Performance Training Programs use strength, plyometrics, mobility, and biomechanical correction parameters to improve vertical jump and explosiveness, for all of our athletes. Our cheerleaders are analyzed and resorted to proper biomechanical balance. Once structural balance is established, we use multi-joint exercises that generate the greatest development in power through the correct muscles. Finally, we develop cheer specific improvement with respect to drill and movement based situations, to ensure a high transference rate to each cheerleader's individual mechanics. 

Our goal is to provide our athletes with professional quality performance coaching normally available to only the highest level athletes. We ensure mobility, explosiveness, and foot speed improvement. We provide traceable results on the sideline and the competition mat. 

Above all, we focus on the development of each athletes character, confidence, and mental strength. Changing a cheerleaders physical dynamics is relatively straightforward; when we can change the way they approach their craft, the ramifications are enormous! 

Coach Sheridan's Credentials
- 5 years of performance training 
- Performance Manager for 5 Dance Programs 
- Performance Manager for 2 Cheerleading Programs
- Certifications: CSCS, NCSF-CPT, USAW

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