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Who Is Monica Aldama The Cheerleading Coach From Netflix's Hit Documentary Cheer

Hendrix Published On Mon Feb 03 2020   Modified On Mon Feb 03 2020
 Who Is Monica Aldama The Cheerleading Coach From Netflix's Hit Documentary Cheer

Monica Aldama is a famous cheerleader and coach who appeared in the Netflix documentary titled Cheer released on January 8, 2020.   

The documentary follows 40 cheerleaders and their journey to compete in the National Cheerleading Championship.

The documentary series, although newly released, has already gathered the attention of audiences and critics as a whole. It also tries to tell the story of how cheering developed into a sport from a sideline show.    

Monica Aldama’s Interest In Cheerleading Came From A Very Early Age

Aldama was born on 9 February 1970 in Texas, USA. The 49-year-old was a cheerleader in high school and after graduating joined the University of Texas. She also went on to get a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from UT Tyler.

Aldama is cheerleading coach at Navarro College
Aldama is cheerleading coach at Navarro College

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Her time in high school as a cheerleader would become the base upon which she would become a coach and a documentary star.

The coach is married and has two kids as of February 2020. With her ruthless and strictly disciplined approach to cheerleading, it seems as though she runs a tight ship at home.

Her Athletes call the Cheerleading Coach QueenAs a cheerleading coach for Navarro College, she has taught a lot of cheerleaders. The products from her program have gone on to become icons in their own right. 

Aldama with the cast of cheer
Aldama with the cast of cheer

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Her program also gives consistent results every time, as a matter of fact, her initiative has been called a dynasty by many. The athletes that she coaches call her “Queen” as a sign of respect and love.     

Cheer And How It Changed Aldama’s Life

Aldama’s teaching skills were the centrepiece for the 2020 documentary Cheer. Her strict yet warm approach to teaching has been documented in the series. 

Monica Aldama’s  squad as shown in Cheer
Monica Aldama’s squad as shown in Cheer

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Cheerleading might be perceived as a feminine sport, but it is anything but that, it has a lot of injuries and requires coordination from a whole group of people. 

Serious injuries can cause paralysis or death, and it is absolutely crucial for the whole team to be coordinated and disciplined.

It focuses on her team’s journey and their journey to prep to win the National Cheerleaders Association National Championships.

She along with Morgan Simianer, Lexi Brumback, La’Darius Marshall, Jerry Harris, Mackenzie “Sherbs” Sherburn, Austin Bayles, Gabi Butler, etc. portrayed how they power through cerebral concussions, shattered ribs, and broken dreams to achieve what they want.   

While not as famous as some of the other series on the streaming platform, it is definitely one of the most watchable.      

The cast of Cheer appeared on the Ellen show in January 2020 and gave a crowd pumping performance. They also taught supermodel Kendall Jenner and the show’s own Average Andy some moves.