Maryland Force Allstars

Maryland Force Allstars is an Elite Cheerleading and Tumbling training center in Gaithersburg, MD. Force’s excellent amenities and top notch instructors who have years of experience and a proven record in the Allstar Cheer world make us the premier program in the area. 

Our mission is to: 

  • Promote a safe and encouraging environment

  • Develop successful teams

  • Foster friendships that last a lifetime

So for us it is all about growing our athletes, being competitive, and having fun! 

In addition to Allstar Cheer teams, Maryland Force Allstars offers tumbling and stunting classes, private lessons, camps, open gym, and birthday parties. 

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Our one-of-a-kind facility offers: 

  • Over 14,000 sq. ft. including gym and lobby area

  • Spacious Lobby (including work space for parents and an area for athletes siblings)

  • Locker Room for Athletes

  • Party Room

  • Proshop

  • Two Regulation-sized Spring Floors

  • 40 ft. Tumble Track

  • Large dead mat area (4 panels)

  • Separate area for class instruction

  • Dance Studio

Coach Patrice

Coach Patrice is a graduate of the University of Maryland. She holds a BS in Elementary Education and is dual certified in Early Childhood and Elementary Education through the Maryland State Department ofEducation. Growing up in Pittsburgh, PA, Patrice participated in both rec and school cheer. She moved to Maryland in middle school and transitioned to dance and musical theater, both at her school, Stone Ridge, and the Musical Theater Center in Rockville. Returning to the cheer world by coaching cheer and tumbling as a part-time job in college, Coach Patrice, taught Pre-K full-time, and attended college full time. After graduation, she continued to coach part-time while teaching for Montgomery County Public Schools. In 2013, she began leading an Allstar Cheer Program with one team of 17 girls. Over the last 5 seasons, Coach Patrice has trained hundreds of athletes, led teams that have earned first place and grand champion titles and performed at

professional sporting events, and become a fixture at parades and community events. Coach Patrice has coached levels 1 through 4 as well as at the high school level and greatly enjoys both the business side and the sport of cheerleading.

Coach Patrice is background screened through the FBI, state of Maryland, and the USASF required NCSI background screening. She is credentialed in Tumbling Levels 1-5 through USASF. She has completed and holds certifications for many additional courses for both teaching and coaching including Early Talent Development (MSDE), Sportsmanship (NFHS), Sudden Cardiac Arrest (NFHS), Concussion in Sports (NFHS), and Heat Illness Prevention (NFHS).

Coach Sarah

Coach Sarah has a true passion for the cheer world! She grew up in Montgomery Village, Maryland where she cheered in recreational and high school programs. She began coaching cheer in 1998 and has been coaching ever since. Coach Sarah has been a volunteer coach with Urbana Youth Cheer where she has grown a successful and competitive program for the past five years and is going on her third year as the program’s commissioner.

In addition to holding multiple certifications in Early Childhood Education, Coach Sarah has completed over 150 hours of continuous education training.  She is current with NCSI background clearance for USASF and is CPR & First Aid certified. She has completed concussion training and training at the USASF conference in the summer of 2017.

Coach Sarah lives in Urbana, Maryland with her husband and their 5 children. Her three daughters all cheer at Maryland Force Allstars.


Coach Aleja

Coach Aleja, a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native, has practically been cheering her whole life. From the time she was eight, until she graduated from high school, Aleja cheered for both the Pittsburgh Poison Allstars as well as a high school recreation team. In college Aleja was a part of the Gannon University Cheerleading Team. While at Gannon, Aleja started a recreational cheerleading team at the Boys and Girls Club of Erie, PA. They performed at different club events as well as at parades in the city. During Coach Aleja’s senior year of college, she began coaching the Strong Vincent High School Cheerleading Team. Upon graduation, Coach Aleja relocated to Montgomery Village, Maryland where she began coaching Watkins Mill High School Cheerleading. Since coaching at Watkins Mill they have consistently placed top 4 at the MCPS Division 3 level and in 2017 placed second place at the county championship, and placed eighth out of 22 3A/4A Montgomery County Teams.

Coach Aleja is current with NCSI background clearance for USASF and is CPR and First Aid Certified. She also completed concussion training and training at the USASF conference in the summer of 2017.


Coach Renee

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Coach Renee lives in Clarksburg, Maryland with her husband and children.  She grew up in Hershey, Pennsylvania where she started dance at the age of 3 and then rec and competitive cheer in third grade. Coach Renee continued cheering in high school and was a 3-time NCA All American Athlete. Her high school competition squad was a 3-time NCA National Champion team. She continued to cheer at Penn State University for two years while she earned her degree in Human Development and Family Studies. She has worked in early childhood education since graduation in 2006 and holds many certifications including her director’s credential, train the trainer certification, CPR and first aid certification, and medication administration certification.

As a volunteer coach for Urbana Rec Cheer for both their sideline and competition teams for the past two years, Coach Renee also coached Urbana’s mini competition squad the last two years where she won several first place titles as well as highest score of the session. She started coaching Allstar cheer about a year ago where among other honors her team won an innovative choreography award.

Coach Renee is excited for the Allstar season and creating amazing athletes through the sport of cheer!


Coach Adrienne

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Coach Adrienne has been a part of the cheer world for as long as she can remember. She began cheering in elementary school for the Rockville Football League, and then continued to cheer all the way through college. During her junior and senior years in high school, she attended the sought after National Cheerleaders’ Association Nationals in Dallas, Texas.

Beginning her coaching career her freshman year in high school where she worked with both recreational and high school teams, Coach Adrienne has been coaching ever since. She found working with school teams rewarding, but her true passion has been coaching Allstar cheer since 2015.

Coach Adrienne graduated from the University of Maryland with a dual degree in Mass Communications and Public Relations with a concentration in Entertainment. When she is not coaching at the gym, she works in Washington, DC for Edison Electric Institute in the International Division.


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Coach A’Jeenah (Coach AJ)

Coach A’Jeenah is excited to begin her fourth year of coaching, three of which were with the Tiny Novice division. With a background in elementary education and special education in Montgomery County Public Schools, she utilizes her repertoire of skills to enhance confidence in young children. A’Jeenah believes that cheerleading allows children to set individual goals for themselves, provides them with the tools they need to be there for their teammates and allows them to watch their hard work pay off. As a mother of five, A’Jeenah knows the lessons that children learn outside of school are just as important as those in and she is proud to be a positive example in the lives of the children she coaches and supports in cheerleading.