Testimonials

"During my years working with CJA, I can honestly say I have made a life-long bond. Each time I walk into the gym, I am greeted with warm hugs, big smiles, and the utmost respect from all the athletes and staff. The atmosphere at CJA is that of well-oiled machine. When the athletes arrive, they know what is expected of them and they work hard to not only uphold but exceed those expectations. I am constantly in awe of how well the gym is run, how professional the staff is, how immaculate the facility is, and how coachable and attentive the athletes are. Working with CJA is so rewarding because I know that the coaches and athletes are willing to do whatever it takes to help their team and teammates be as successful as possible. I am beyond blessed for the opportunity to work with one of the country's best gyms and am utterly thankful for my relationship with Patty Ann and the rest of my CJA family... It really is a love like no other!" - Paul Beck, Choreographer (Formerly of The Stingray Allstars)


This is our third year with CJA. When I asked Ally to tell me what her favorite thing is about CJA, she responded, “All the bonds I make and the love everyone has for each other.” She didn’t say “being a Bronze World Champion,” and that speaks volumes for the values being instilled in the athletes every day in the gym. Everyone told us since day one that CJA was different. Ally’s response proves that to be true. CJA trains the best cheerleaders in New Jersey, while also teaching them to be the best people they can be. Ally asked me what my favorite thing is about CJA, and I told her that they are helping to raise a strong, confident woman who will make the world a better place.” - Mrs. Huseinovic, Team Gunz Mom, 3 Year CJA parent. 


Today Angela is 18. I fluctuate between tears, pride and excitement. I would be remiss not to reach out to you (and hope you share with your staff) my enormous gratitude for the positive role CJA had played for us since she was a baby. I have often thought about the time, the money and would not have done it any other way. I didn’t build a beach house but instead, together, with the help of your program, I built a better young woman. As a single, working mother I have always appreciated the extended family we’ve had through CJA. I am forever grateful.” - Ms. Cantone, Knockout Mom, 12 Year CJA parent.


Our CJA story

Having already spent a few years in all star cheer, we knew what we were looking for in a program: I wanted organization, responsiveness, and commitment for my child to become better than she already was. My daughter wanted to make friends, have fun and be a part of a winning team. We found all that and more at Central Jersey Allstars.

The first time we saw CJA compete we were hooked. We were mesmerized not just by the talented athletes on the mat, but equally by the support they were receiving from all the other coaches and parents from the gym who came to cheer them on. Now that we have three children in the program, we experience that same genuine excitement and support for every team at every performance.

As parents we take pride in watching our daughters compete at the highest level and succeed against the toughest teams in the sport. As athletes they have found talents inside to be nurtured and an environment where they can get away from whatever else is happening in school or at home. While their talents and skills are not equal, they are treated as though they are and each have an opportunity to shine.

Other than the fun and camaraderie, it has been a pleasure to see our children learn discipline in their everyday lives and have a true commitment and passion for something bigger than themselves. We know they are gaining confidence that will help them face their challenges head on and rebound from set-backs today and in the future.”-Mrs. Giordano, Bullets, Jr Ammo, & Swat Team Mom, 3 Year CJA Parent

CJA is more than a team & a gym. It is a second family and a safe home. Sophie has learned to be part of a team & have confidence in herself and her skills. CJA has taught her to hold herself to a higher standard. Her cheer work ethic has extended to her school work & family. Her performance on the mat is equaled by her performance and determination in the classroom; her commitment to her team is echoed in her love and appreciation for her family. CJA has taught her to not accept anything less than the very best she can be.”-Mrs. Lunt, Bombshells Mom, 7 Year CJA Parent 


My daughter Janae has been apart of CJA for 3 years. You would think a gym that has this many championships would only be focused on winning… not true. The coaches not only care about growing Janae’s athletic abilities but they are always making sure she maintains her stellar grades. I not only see them as excellent coaches but they are truly family. When we say a love like no other we mean it. All the athletes are supportive to one another. Patty Ann and her amazing coaches have welcomed my daughter with open arms and CJA has become more than just a gym, it has become her second home.”- Mrs. Tucker, Outlaws Mom, 3 Year CJA Parent


"My family has been with this amazing program for 7 years.. and I’ve seen my girls grow into strong young ladies mentally and physically. We have a place where we call our second home, a home away from home. We have met our “forever friends” our life long friends (of all nationalities) and we couldn’t imagine life without them and this gym... truly a love like no other! " - Mrs. Campbell, Rated R Mom, 7 Year CJA Parent


A Love Like No Other, that really is all you need to know.  CJA is not just a cheer gym, it is the maker of amazing human beings.  We experienced this from the first day my daughter walked through the doors of CJA.  She was immediately greeted by love, from every athlete and coach.  That love is what makes it all worth it, that and of course, the work.  When Emma started at CJA she was 13 and one of the youngest on Team Gunz.  Age didn't matter though.  No matter who you are, a tiny or a member of a world's team, if you are a CJA athlete you are taught to be a strong person, accountable to yourself and most important your team.  Life lessons including:  who you are, your character, matter just as much as winning.  That the journey is so much sweeter than the win.  That doing everything out of love is the only way to do things.  Kindness, toughness, strength, determination and believing that anything is possible are just a few of the traits CJA has made sure Emma will leave with.  I have watched her grow from child to woman, and I am blessed that it has happened under CJA's roof.  Today she is a senior and a leader of one of the best small coed teams in the world and it wouldn't be possible without the love inside this gym.  She makes me proud everyday and we are proud to wear CJA across our chests.  We came to CJA for the cheer and we will leave at the end of Emma's senior year with a giant family.  And that is what it's about, A Love Like No Other!!- Kelly Raimonde, Team Gunz Mom, Senior Year CJA Parent  


Central Jersey All Star is more than just cheerleading. It’s a FAMILY. We have been a part of this family now for 9 years. It didn’t make a difference if you are half year or full year, you are treated the same and welcomed by all. Gabby has learned what it means to be a member of a TEAM, win or lose. She has learned how to support her teammates about dedication, dealing with frustrations, hard work and celebrating accomplishments. The bond between the coaches and athletes are beyond expectations. They instill values, life lessons and work ethics that have helped her in her daily life. They work nonstop to ensure all athletes reach their goals. Not only have the coaches helped her be successful with tumbling skills, they have also helped her to build her self-confidence.

She learned respect, and that respect should be given to not only your coaches, but your teammates, your competitors and your sport in general.

Gabby has made friendships that have lasted beyond the mat. They truly care for one another.

For the kids, coaches and parents, CJA is a close knit family and one that we will be a part of for many years to come. - Mrs. Matos, Outlaws Mom, 9 Year CJA Parent


"Central Jersey Allstars is an excellent program that not only focuses on developing athletes for world class competitions, but also instills values associated with team and family." - J. Del Vecchio


"We moved from another state and our daughter cheered for 4 previous seasons with a different program. Since joining CJA our daughter is a 2 time World’s finalist and bronze medalist.

 
But aside from the amazing competition results here are the reasons we love CJA:
 
  1. Coaching top to bottom is unmatched. Daughter improved quickly and dramatically. Most coaches have been with CJA for at least a decade and there’s virtually zero turnover. 
  2. Everything that’s important to winning and maximizing your child’s talent is 1st rate. From the uniforms, custom music, choreography and workshops and clinics, you immediately know it’s a world class program
  3. “Real” team and family atmosphere. Every single team’s parents root for every team. Creates a beautiful culture and relationships with ALL parents and athletes regardless of their competition level
  4. No Drama and favoritism. Negative chatter with the athletes and PARENTS is quickly and definitively squashed and kids EARN their team placements and positions.
  5. “Life lessons” over cheer. Coaches encourage leadership within each team and continuously address character, work ethic, perseverance and attitude as keys to success to life
  6. Media Savvy. The CJA brand is top notch and represented beautifully on all popular social media platforms. Tons of amazing photos and videos capture a lifetime’s worth of content for families.
 
Footnote:
CJA has made me a better Cheer Dad. When you watch your child and see a hundred people screaming and cheering for them you feel obligated to reciprocate and cheer their kid’s teams. A funny thing happens. You, at first, start to recognize some of the same faces. Then you start to befriend the other parents and get to know their kids. Then you become a fan of their kids and the other teams. Since joining CJA, we’ve forged so many new relationships. It truly is a large family atmosphere!
 
Before CJA, I would watch my daughters team perform and then leave. I literally didn’t know a single other parent. A few of the Moms knew each other but usually it was just confined to their kids specific teams. Totally different atmosphere at CJA." - Mr. Van Buskirk

"Our daughters have been participating in All Star cheer for 8 years now. Since we made the move to CJA we have noticed a dramatic increase in not only their skill level, but their confidence as well. The coaches are dedicated to their job and committed to helping each athlete achieve their highest potential. At CJA you are not just a number, you are part of a cheer family unlike no other. Our girls call CJA their forever gym!" - The Fazios


"Coming from a different gym after CJA’s season had begun was a hard decision but the best decision my daughter and I could have made. Immediately, we both could not believe the amount of support, respect, and love from the day she walked into CJA. What a pleasure to be an athlete and parent of your gym. I am so glad that my daughter was able to experience this for her last year as an All-Star Cheerleader. CJA’s training is rigorous, expectations are set above the bar, and the life lessons, and values that you instill in your athletes, and are mentored by your coaches, are more than a class act. It is a privilege to be a part of the CJA Family. My daughter has learned so many life lessons from this sport, especially in the last year. The athletes and parents have not only welcomed us, but have made us to feel like we have been at CJA from the beginning. We are part of the CJA family and are so thankful for this." - Mrs. Conforth


"How can I begin.......my girls have been part of CJA for three years. They have grown emotionally (in height too lol ) physically and mentally. Since I've become one of four photographers I was able to see first hand behind the scenes. I got to see what it takes to become a CJA athlete during their practices. I have witnessed first hand the pressure, resilience, sweat, tears, aches and pains. But most of all I have witness the love Patty Ann and her amazing team of coaches have and demonstrate to each and everyone of them. Joining CJA was by far one of the best decisions my husband and I made for our three girls. It's definitely a second family to us. #loyalty #cja" - Mrs. Ruiz


"When we were in the process of choosing where the next step for our daughter would be, there was the obvious requirement of performance excellence. That was immediately obvious in CJA's championship lineage. But the other aspect of excellence that floated to the top is their evident and natural way they care for my daughter's heart. These are delicate years for a young girl. There are questions of self doubt, loneliness and a need to belong to something bigger. This is not an easy task for these coaches to manage and empower these athletes, and yet they succeed. Flawlessly. So if your intention is to find a place of excellence in athleticism, championships and tenderness for your child and ultimately your family, Central Jersey Allstars is that place." - Mr. Rosal


"I am the proud parent of a CJA cheerleader. This has been my daughter's first year with the program and it has exceeded all of our expectations. This program has offered her excellent training and a competitive spirit essential to excel in her sport. The coaching staff is dedicated and supportive to all of their athletes. They produce top notch programs for all of their teams. The owner and coaches are beyond dedicated to their teams. Besides producing amazing teams and outstanding routines, they have taught my daughter the true meaning of sportsmanship. In only a short time, my daughter has advanced her skills and grown as an athlete. Winning the NCA title this year was a true testament of their excellence. It is with great pride that we call CJA our new home." - Mrs. Cadicina


"To say my girls have learned a lot at CJA is truly an understatement. This time last year not a lot of parents and athletes knew but my daughter had a tumbling block after a few years of cheering and tumbling with CJA. I was devastated, nervous, and scared not knowing what and why the reason she suddenly stopped. To see my daughter stand there and cry because she couldn't do something she loved hurt me so bad. We thought about just having her take a break, finding a new sport but Patty Ann called me and my daughter in personally and assured me everything will work out and there was no need to worry. Gina (her coach and she calls her "my other mom") worked with her one on one 1-2 times a week and she had so much patience with her. During this time they built an unbreakable bond and for that my heart and loyalty will always be with Patty Ann , Gina, and CJA because they believed in her. Less than no time (1-2 months to be exact) she was back and better than before. This is when I realized the true meaning of love like no other. My kids know where home is and there will never be another gym they will call home. Home is CJA!! ??????"
- Mrs. Campbell


"Central Jersey Allstars has made such a huge impact in my children Leibys & Lydell life as well as mine, because of the amazing program, fantastic staff and cheer family. Can’t thank the owner, coaches and parents enough for the love and support they give us – It’s truly a love like no other!! We have formed relationships with people that will last a lifetime. Leibys & Lydell started cheering with CJA in 2008, every year it gets better and better. This place has become their second home and the athletes and coaches have become their family. For the past 8 years the boys enjoyed this athletic, energetic, fun, skilled organization where they not only learned the meaning of hard work and dedication, but team spirit, friendship, pride and the ability to show others how to be proud of your accomplishments no matter what’s the score. They have learned about team work and determination which they will carry with them through their future education as well as the future workforce. The staff has helped them accomplish many awards, NCA, Summit and many national championships, which showed me that anything in life is possible with hard work and dedication. We are so honored to be part this program and enjoy every second we spend with our CJA family."- Mrs. Hernandez


"As we approach year 5 at CJA, I had some time to reflect on the past 4 years. The past 4 years have been nothing less than SPECTACULAR! To the coaches you guys are second to none, a staff that celebrates your child’s success but most importantly hugs your child when they are hurt. You all wear your hearts on your sleeve. I am beyond proud to say my daughter cheers for CJA. You will always find FAMILY wearing black and blues shirts front and center screaming their hearts out for every athlete from babies to world’s teams. Every athlete is known by their first name and they are taught by a group of dedicated coaches. These coaches not only build National Championship teams, but they build respectful and confident athletes. The success of your program is not only defined by banners, awards and jackets, but by the love and passion your teams put on the mat at every single competition. Best decision we ever made for our child. One gym, one heartbeat is CJA! It truly is a love like no other! " - Mr. Milne


"It's been a pleasure following CJA even after Kait moved to college.  Your influence on Kait during our CJA years has given her strength and confidence that will serve her well throughout her life.  It is wonderful that you continue to positively influence young girls and women and teach them to be strong.  Especially in these times when they find it difficult to process reality and fantasy because of the effects of social media.  There needs to be more women like you in the world." - Mrs. DeWeever