Special Athletes

The Maryland Twisters take great pride in our Special Athletes cheer program. Our teams provide athletes the opportunity to compete and exhibition in their own division alongside their peers at all-star cheerleading venues. They perform an all-star routine just like any other team, choreographed with stunting, tumbling and dance.

Organized in 2002, Eye of the Storm was the very first Twister cheer team for athletes with special needs. Eye of the Storm has earned many national titles over the last 14 seasons. They are 2-time NCA and 3-time Cheersport National Champions. During the 2015-2016 season, they were awarded an At-Large Bid to The Cheerleading World’s to be part of the Special Performances. Eye of the Storm competes and travels the same schedule as the Maryland Twisters travel teams.

Our second team, Storm Chasers, was organized in 2007 to show our continuing dedication to athletes with special needs with interests in cheerleading at the local level. Storm Chasers is our exhibition team. They perform at 3-4 local competitions each season.

Thanks to the dedication of the coaching staff and the unwavering support from the entire Twisters cheer program, Maryland Twisters has one of the most decorated Special Athlete programs in the country!

Please come and join the Twisters family!



Missed our scheduled registration dates?
Still want to be part of our program? We still have a few spots available on both Eye of the Storm and Storm Chasers.
Email below for information and paperwork in advance.

Storm Chasers: coacheschasers@outlook.com
Eye of the Storm: [email protected]


EYE OF THE STORM (Competition Travel Team) 2016-2017 Season


The Eye of the Storm Roster for the 2016-2017 season is closed.

If you would like to be placed on a contact list for next season please email Sharon: [email protected].


STORM CHASERS (Exhibition Local Team) 2016-2017 Season

Fees: There are no monthly fees to participate in this program. Fundraising participation is required to help offset expenses as a Cheer4All Booster Club, Inc. member. There is a one-time booster club registration fee for new members and yearly dues.

Uniforms, practice wear and cheer accessories: Provided
Practice: 1 day a week (one hour)
Age Requirement: Athlete must be at least 4 as of May 31, 2016, no upper age limit.

Contact Sharon Myrick, Program Administrator, for additional information.
Storm Chasers: [email protected]
Eye of the Storm: [email protected]

**The special athlete teams are fully funded due to the dedication of the Maryland Twisters team fundraising efforts and Cheer4All Booster Club, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) specifically organized to raise funds for our special athlete teams**.


Special Athlete Program Helpers Sign Up 2016-2017

Cheerleaders interested in being a helper for the special athletes can sign up during the 3 registration nights 5/16, 5/23 and 6/6 or by contacting Sharon Myrick at [email protected].

Helpers mentor athletes on both Storm Chasers and Eye of the Storm. Helpers have the opportunity to be on the floor during performance in accordance with Special Athlete division rules. The completion of an information form and short instruction session (TBD) is required for the 2016-2017 season.