A very special cheerleading squad
For some very special athletes
The Hillsborough Jr. Raiders Gems welcomes girls who face either physical and/or cognitive challenges to participate in the program. Our program will encourage self-esteem, motivation, and social interaction, all while enjoying an energetic workout!
* Coach - Lissane M. Pinciotti, M.ED.
Lisanne joined the Junior Raider family nearly 20 years ago when her oldest daughter began cheering on a Rec squad in kindergarten adn subsequently coached her youngest daughter's competition squad from 3rd through 8th grade. Lisanne also brings years of personal experience having cheered from 1st grade until college at the University of Dayton. Following her undergraduate studies in Business Administration and a graduate degree in Education, Lisanne has enjoyed a variety of community and work experiences that provided opportunities to put theory into practice. Beyond skills and abilities, Lisanne feels the most importantquality of a coach is a strong commitment and sincere dedication to every child's success within a group setting. Now that her three girls are grown, Lisanne is eager to support the Gems by building on the solid foundation on which the team was developed.
*Junior Coaches - Meghan and Maddison August
Founding Coaches Michele LaManna, Gabby LaManna and Gabby Johnsen - You will be missed!!
Thank you for your years of enthusiastic service to the Gems Squad.
We wish the best of luck to Gabriella and Gabrielle as they graduate high school.
* Michele LaManna, PT., a Pediatric Physical therapist for over 23 years and owner of Kidz on the Move Pediatric Rehab, Hillsborough. Michele is a certified instructor who will modify all cheer routines and dances to meet each participants skill level.
* Gabriella LaManna, - Jr. Raiders cheer graduate, current HHS cheerleader. Gabby has been cheerleading since age five and became a competition cheerleader at age eight.
* Gabrielle Johnsen, - Jr. Raiders cheer graduate, current HHS cheerleader. Gabby loves cheerleading and especially enjoys sharing her love of the sport with others.