Southwestern Youth Association Sports

SYA Board of Directors: Meet Our Cheerleading Commissioner, Tammy McCarron

Each month we highlight one of our SYA board members.

Tammy became involved with SYA in 2001 when her son began playing Little League baseball. Her involvement in that sport progressed to the point where eventually Tammy took on the role of Little League Baseball Commissioner for two years. Her husband, Bill, also got involved by coaching their son’s baseball teams for several years; and eventually, her son, Josh, went on to become an umpire for the Little League baseball program.

Tammy began coaching her daughter Jenna’s SYA Cheer Sideline team in 2010. In May 2012, Tammy was asked to take over as Commissioner for the SYA Cheer Sideline and SYA Extreme Competition Cheer programs. Since that time, Tammy has volunteered thousands of hours per year to making the SYA Extreme Competitive Cheer Program the most successful program in Virginia.

Tammy re-started the program in 2013 with 16 athletes, building the program to almost 150 athletes today. She has also been able to establish an SYA cheer gym facility in Chantilly, VA, for her athletes to practice in a clean, safe, and secure environment. Her Extreme teams have competed in various competitions in Maryland, Virginia, and Florida, having won numerous championship titles at every location. Tammy is not only Commissioner for the program, but a coach as well, coaching Extreme’s two senior-level teams. Tammy has also been the head cheerleading coach at Centreville High School for the past eight years, and her current Varsity team won the Concorde District Championship on March 15, 2021.

Tammy’s professional life is in the security threat assessment field currently working for the Department of Homeland Security. She lives in Centreville with her husband, Bill, and daughter, Jenna. Jenna is a member of Extreme Thunder and Extreme Black Ice (senior-level 3 and 4) and is also a Junior Coach for Extreme Storm (senior-level 2). Their son, Joshua, recently graduated from Mount St. Mary’s University and he currently resides in Frederick, MD. From time to time, during sideline cheer season, Joshua may show up at a football game as the Wildcat Mascot!

Tammy received the Commissioner of the Year award from SYA in 2015.

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5950 Centreville Crest Lane
Centreville, VA 20121
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