About Us

Star Athletics is a training facility that focuses on high quality cheer & tumbling instruction. Our facility is home to our nationally ranked Division 1 All Star Cheer teams. We also run a variety of camps, clinics, and classes. If you have a cheer or tumbling need, we would love to help!


Who We Train:

We train hundreds of athletes (ages 4 and up) from areas surrounding Boonton, NJ. Our athletes are from NJ, PA, and NY.

Andover, Basking Ridge, Berkeley Heights, Branchburg, Bridgewater, Budd Lake, Chatham, Clifton, Denville, Dover, Dumont, East Hanover, Elmwood Park, Emerson, Fair Lawn, Fairfield, Flanders, Franklin Lakes, Glen Ridge, Great Meadows, Hackettstown, Hamburg, Harrison, Hillsborough, HoHoKus, Jamesburg, Jersey City, Kinnelon, Lake Hopatcong, Ledgewood , Lincoln Park, Long Valley, Mahwah, Mendham, Middlesex, Millington, Montville, Moonachie, Morris Plains, Morristown, Mountain Lakes, New Milford, New Providence, North Bergen, North Caldwell, Oakland, Parsippany, Pompton Lakes, Ramsey, Randolph, Ridgefield, Ridgewood, Riveredge, Riverdale, Rockaway, Roseland, Secaucus, Succasunna, Towaco, Upper Saddle River, Verona, Wanaque, Warren, Wayne, West Milford, West Orange, Whippany, Woodland Park, Wyckoff, Bloomingburg, Brooklyn, Campbell Hall, Greenwood Lake, New City, New York, Newburgh , Pine Bush, Slatehill, Stony Point, Walker Valley, Wappingers, & more!

What Makes Us Proud:

We are proud to share the sport of cheer with so many young athletes. We feel that the Star Athletics experience is high-quality and not easily duplicated by other sports or programs. We are confident in our classes, training methods, and our competitive cheer routines. We are also proud of the lessons our athletes learn and internalize as they train at our gym.


Our Staff

LEADERSHIP – Who is the owner and what is his involvement?

The owner of Star Athletics is Lee Grobstein. Lee is a former high school, college and all-star cheerleader, having been involved in the cheerleading industry for more than 10 years. After earning his B.A. in History Education from N.C. State, Lee returned home to NJ and assumed leadership of Star Athletics in 2010. Lee’s all-star cheer experience runs the gamut, from athletic training and tumbling skills to stunting, innovation in choreography and music selection. Described by all as a “hands-on” owner, Lee spends many hours in the office each day and many hours in the gym each night. Lee coaches several teams each season and serves as the head tumbling instructor for the program. In April 2013, the United States All Star Federation (USASF) rewarded Lee’s involvement in the cheer industry and the excellence with which he runs the Star Athletics program with its “Gym Owner of the Year” award. (Watch his acceptance speech below.)

Click here to read about Lee in Cheer Biz's Industry Leader Spotlight article.

EXPERIENCE & EXCELLENCE – What makes the staff qualified to train athletes?

Star Athletics offers a credentialed, USASF certified coaching staff made up of former cheer athletes who lived many cheer experiences themselves. The coaching staff spends countless hours on research and planning to ensure that Star Athletics athletes are given proper instruction and a state-of-the-sport training regimen. The Star Athletics staff is experienced working with cheer athletes of all ages. In fact, the majority of the Star Athletics staff has an education degree. Our office manager is a former elementary school nurse.

COACHING PHILOSOPHY – What is the staff’s coaching style?

It is said that we are all products of our environment, so it is important to understand the environment your family is entering when joining an all-star cheer program. The Star Athletics program is inspired by the coaching philosophies and teachings of the late UCLA basketball coach, John Wooden. The John Wooden Success Pyramid is the cornerstone of Star Athletics culture. It teaches our athletes many valuable lessons about teamwork, commitment, personal development and focus. The coaches offer quotes by John Wooden throughout the season and the athletes see these quotes come to life as they participate in the program.

Listen to our athletes and parents talk about The Star Athletics Staff.


Our Facility

Current Facility: Opened in July 2015

85 Fulton Street, Boonton, NJ

  • Waiting Area for Parents
  • ProShop
  • Office Space
  • Multiple Flat Screen TVs with Apple TV hook up
  • Wireless Sound System
  • WIFI for parents and athletes
  • Brand new lavatories with showers
  • Five full sized spring floors
  • Olympic Sized Trampoline
  • Tumble Deck (Tumble Track and Rod Floor)
  • Spring Deck
  • Air Track
  • Ballet Barre
  • Stall Bars
  • Mirrors
  • Workout Equipment (free weights, medicine balls, sliders, etc.)
  • Variety of tumble mats


Our Training

We take time to provide consistent, research based training methods that lead to top notch performances on the floor. Our facility, staff, and equipment all create an environment where a child athlete can safely grow and progress. The STAR kids are truly prepared for their skills.