Calabasas cheerleading is a structured team that focuses on being clean, sharp, cheerful, optimistic and creative. The main objective of CHS cheer is to encourage people to participate in sporting events pep rallies, and anything pertaining to the school. The team is made up of Freshman, JV and Varsity squads lead by 8 captains total and Head Coach. The teams cheer, stunt, dance and tumble.
Calabasas Cheerleader Role: As a cheerleader you are considered a role model and an athlete and shall be looked upon as such. This means you shall conduct yourself in a manor that respects and obeys all superiors and school property and rules at all times. This also means you are not just here to socialize or “wear the skirt,” you are here to WORK!
Calabasas Alma Mater
"We salute you calabasas with our colors ever bold. We're coyotes now and we know how to hail our black and gold. Our pride is ever growing even as the years go by. Our devotion's true we honor you our calabasas pride. Say what?! Our calabasas pride. Our what?! Our cala-basas PRIDEE!"
About the Coach
Coach Rachel Kay has been choreographing and directing events for over 8 years in the dance industry. she’s also better known as the assistant to one of the worlds most recognizable choreographers of today, Shane Sparks, for almost 8 years.
Rachel has been blessed to have been apart of “So You Think You Can Dance” as a choreographer's assistant from 2006- 2009, was a contestant’s temporary replacement on the show in 2009 season 6, played assistant and co-choreographer for the Florida Orange Bowl games in 2007 and 2008, assisted with High School Musical's Corbin Bleu’s music video “push it to the limit.” Coach Kay was a dancer and also assistant for the 2004 MTV movie awards with Lindsey Lohan, Marques Houston, and Omarion Grandberry. She has choreographed for Marques Houston, Tracy Williams, 2 Much, Smooth, and was a choreographer for the discovery kids tv show “Hip Hop Harry.” And if that isn't enough, Coach Kay also did the wardrobe for the Marques Houston’s music video “Wonderful” and Omarion ft. Kat Deluna’s “Cut Off Time.”
Coach Kay is certified in Spirit Safety by the AACCA (American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators) and trained in CPR and First Aid. Coach Kay was also the Birmingham High School cheer coach from 2002- 2007, was the head coach for the Campbell Hall cheer program from 2009-2011, was the head coach for the Bishop Alemany Hip Hop team 2010-2011 and now currently the head coach for Calabasas and is loving every moment! Besides choreographing field routines and stunts she has put together benefits, fundraisers and school based activities. She teaches organization and unity for the team members while providing a family type environment.
Rachel has traveled all over the u.s as well as traveled to South Africa to teach and to assist. Coach Kay has been a cheer coach for 14 years and has been coaching Calabasas cheer since January 2011.
"Stronger, better, faster, sharper!" "Make it happen!", "No Excuses!" "Push!" "Dont get frustrated get motivated"