Pierce Athletics is locally owned by Pearl City native Angela Pierce.

Pierce Athletics began its humble journey in a 1,900 square feet space in downtown Freeport in September of 2001. Pierce Athletics outgrew the space and after years of saving and planning moved into a 8,900 subleased space just outside of downtown. After just 18 months, Pierce Athletics opened their doors to their current facility and is proud to offer the cleanest, safest, and most state-of-the art facility for training cheer and tumbling athletes in Northwest Illinois.

Everything we do at Pierce Athletics is designed to foster active fun and learning. The sports we offer are perhaps the most comprehensive ‘lifestyle exercise programs’ available to children, incorporating strength, flexibility, speed, balance, coordination, power and discipline. The benefits of our activities are life-long and include (but not limited to) character development, building self-esteem and confidence, developing coordination, building strength, power, and flexibility, perfecting listening skills, the ability to follow directions, improving goal-setting and concentration skills and more.

Kids in programs such as tumbling and cheer tend to have longer attention spans, increased communication skills, general problem solving skills and improved self-esteem. But more importantly, our programs provide children with an opportunity to make new friends and have fun.