By Erik Harris
For The Tribune
TRUSSVILLE — High Fly, a mainstream competitive cheerleading and dance organization, has a new 28,000-square-foot Trussville location, on Valley Road, that opened earlier this year.
The original High Fly was on Camp Coleman Road, established about 11 years ago.
Owner Shane Sharpe said the company has grown significantly.
“This location has been awesome, the parents can make a really quick move over to any of the stores to go shopping or grab a bite to eat while they drop their kid off,” Sharpe said. “The other location wasn’t very convenient.”
High Fly teaches gymnastics-based skills, essential tools for cheerleaders. The business has groomed more than 90 college athletes over the past few years, Sharpe said.
“We have a high number of kids that come through and get a college scholarship,” Sharpe said. “We’re really proud of that.”
Getting athletes to the next level will continue to be a priority for High Fly, as it welcomes a new chapter of business this week. An additional building for baseball and softball sessions will enter its preparation phase this week.
Both facilities will soon share the same lot, one behind the other. The baseball and softball complex will offer 10 batting cages and a full infield for practice use.
“It (creates) a complete sports training facility, not just a cheerleading training facility,” Sharpe said. “That’s our goal; we want to be a complete sports training facility.”
Also earlier this year, Trussville’s Ta Tumble U merged with ACE Cheer Company to form ACE of Trussville, located on Camp Coleman Road.