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Welcome to

Effectus ONline youth cheer athlete development academy


Join the most advanced, informative, and innovative, cheer athlete development program available. Receive expert coaching on how to properly address your fitness through exercise/strength & conditioning and effectively, and efficiently get results.  This is your opportunity to become the best athlete you possibly can! Learn about the biomechanics of movement and how you can manipulate your technique/mechanics to jump higher, move quicker, stay strong, steady, balanced, etc. The academy will also answer your nutrition related questions and provide guidance to maximize performance. Mental training/preparation, and so much more is coming soon. Using the most up to date science, we will give you the tools to becoming the best cheer "athlete" you can!

Develop the tools you need to become a well rounded and refined athlete.  Leave no stone unturned. This is your advantage!

Sign up now and start becoming the best cheer "athlete" that you can be for only $9+GST/week!

Strength & Conditioning

Fitness/strength & conditioning is an integral part of any sport. It’s without question that spending time off the mat to improve your strength, speed, power, quickness, balance, stability, stamina, and flexibility isn’t critical to making you a better athlete and in turn giving you the ability to be a better cheer athlete. The Effectus Online Youth Cheer Athlete Development Academy customizes all training programs to the athlete's needs and goals. Training is age/level appropriate representative of the long term athlete development plan and focuses on a progressive training style from year to year, season to season and month to month allowing the athlete to grow and develop at a safe and effective rate. You need to walk before you can run and run before you can jump but once you get there with the proper guidance along the way there’s no better feeling than knowing you’ve done everything possible to be at your best. That is our goal as an academy and as a coach to each athlete. We want to make each individual the best individual athlete they can become so when they step on a mat they are strong, healthy, explosive, fit, and completely confident


All training is app based using some of the best technology in online training. It includes:


  • Customized workouts delivered direct to your phone

  • Video demos of every exercise

  • Record weights, reps, sets for every exercise

  • Track and graph progress

  • Programs are designed and coached by a highly qualified, certified, experienced strength coach/biomechanist 

  • Your trainer is literally in the palm of your hand at all times.  In-app messaging allows for convenient, consistent communication

  • Trainer monitors everything you do or don’t do on his end so the program is dynamically updated


Biomechanics, to explain in the simplest terms, is the physics of human movement.  It’s how our body moves to produce the forces required to jump, tumble, stunt, etc. Every skill we perform is made up of a series of movements and mechanics.  The more efficient and effective we are at those mechanics the higher we jump, the faster we tumble, the higher our tosses and the more balanced and safer stunting becomes.  Learning and understanding how to best produce these movements will translate directly to performance in your routines. It makes us better practice athletes, more knowledgeable athletes and more skillful/talented athletes. The Effectus Online Cheer Athlete Development Academy periodically teaches athletes about biomechanics and how those mechanics can be addressed in training and how they relate to cheer by sharing information on various topics like:


  • increasing muscle stiffness to improve tumbling

  • airborne movements, the catting reflex and balance of torques when stunting

  • increasing balance, stability and the importance of a solid base of support when stunting

  • flexibility and range of motion and how they relate to not only performance but also reducing injury

  • and so much more..

Nutrition & mental coaching

coming soon

As the Online Training Academy continues to grow we will be providing more information on nutrition topics like:

  • How to fuel your body for training

  • Proper nutrition for recovery in different training phases

  • Fueling and refueling during competitions

  • etc.

We will also be looking to work with experts in the field of mental training and preparation and will be providing valuable information to our athletes on how to improve their performance from the head down.

We advocate a well rounded sport science approach to performance and recognize that it requires several collaborative pieces to maximize an athletes potential.  We leave no stone unturned.

Join the effectus online youth cheer athlete development academy

why join


Effectus Athlete Development has a long history of working with competitive cheerleading! For over 12 years Effectus has provided a mix of in-person and online strength and conditioning to teams at the Collegiate and Club level as well as several individuals along the way.  We understand the demands of the sport, the needs of the athlete, and the process it takes to excel at the highest level. 

Adrian Honish, MSc, BESS, CSCS

Is the driving force behind our Cheer training at Effectus.  He is co-owner, director, and head of strength & conditioning and was recently responsible for the strength and conditioning programming for Cheer Canada's Team Canada Premiere athletes as well as their Academy athletes.  It was his responsibility to assist and guide these athletes to physically be able to perform at their best at all times, help to prevent injury, and to help enhance the performance of Team Canada Cheer.   

With a background in strength & conditioning, biomechanics, and performance analysis, Adrian has worked with athletes of all sports and at all levels including work with Team Canada at the 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2018 Olympic Games. He will also be attending the 2020/21 Tokyo Olympic Games. Adrian brings the highest quality service to cheer athletes.


"I have always pursued the highest level of training in my athletic journey, and Adrian is by far the best trainer I've ever had. Not only is he extremely knowledgeable, positive, and fun to work with, he is as dedicated as a trainer could ever possibly be. I truly believe that my success is a top priority, and that he will do what it takes to help me achieve my goals."


Nick Verburg, Team Canada Cheer

"I'm loving it! It's keeping me accountable and I'm now starting my day early and energized"


- Alexandra Tremblay - Team Canada Cheer

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