Fall 2023 Schedule is here!

Click HERE to download the 2023 fall schedule

The Elite Stars Athletic program, the United States' leading provider of competitive training programs for individuals with special needs is super excited to offer you and your athlete an opportunity to be a part of a strong training program with tremendous opportunities for sport, spirit and growth.  


In the Fall of 2023 we will offer cheerleading, gymnastics, dance and power & strength.  We pride ourselves in offering the best coaching, facilities, training and competition opportunities to all who participate.  


Please take some time to view our videos, read our stories and most importantly, see that the only thing special about our program is what our athletes can do!


Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns. I look forward to meeting you and your athlete soon. 


ELITE STARS All Sport Camp

You can download the registration form here: 2023 Registration Form

The all sport camp will be held July 12-16,2023, for Gymnasts, Cheerleaders, Skaters, Dancers, Golfers, Fitness Enthusiasts& The Leadership Retreat

Join us for the 22nd annual STARS overnight elite fitness & sports camp & Leadership Retreat for individuals with special needs ages 5 years & older. We promise that this experience will be a great one! The staff has prepared an unbelievable camp filled with intense workouts, crazy activities, and plenty of sweat.


Exceptional coaching staff filled with certified coaching professionals in all our sports: gymnastics, cheerleading & dance as well as fitness specialists. Skaters are encouraged to participate in the fitness & strength track to build muscles, increase balance and work flexibility for skating. Camp will offer everything from dance clinics to daily aerobics to balance exercises to studying form and body mechanics. Camp offers a fitness & sport specific track for athletes who have a greater interest in strength & body, a gymnastics track & a cheer track to improve core strength, fitness, tumbling & stunting. Dancers will participate in the fitness & strength sessions as well as the dance sessions. We will offer the golf & fitness track this year as well.


Leadership Retreat (21 years & older) is available for those that have phased out of traditional sports and prefer a fitness/coaching role. On hands demonstrations, trainings, leadership exercises and lots of night life.


Aspire to train and be the best you can be in this specialized training program. Designed to provide the highest level of normalcy and inclusion, athletes are trained utilizing a peer coach program to shadow teach and to improve overall body strength & well-being. Individual training & fitness goals will be assessed and set by the coaching staff & worked on throughout the week.


All athletes are given the opportunity to improve themselves over the course of the week while having a great time achieving new highs. Maximize potential and develop skills appropriate for all aspects of life. Work on social development, goal setting, confidence, body awareness, fitness, nutrition, decision making & individual skill development. We are offering your athlete the chance to step outside of the normal scope of training & experience an extensive and ELITE training program.








TRAINING & HOUSING LOCATIONS Gymkhana, Hanover Park and local facilities the Hoffman Estates Ice Arena; Country Inn & Suites in Hoffman Estates. You will receive a confirmation letter with additional details closer to camp.


Those wishing to attend camp have 3 options:

• Full camp/overnight = $615

(4 nights /transportation, snacks, meals, activities & training)


• Full camp/No Hotel: = $440

Transportation, snack, meals, activities & training; pick up at hotel after night activity (prior to 21’s activity)


• Workout only: = $325

Workout portion only Wed, Thurs, Fri & Sat. Show on Sunday; pick up at 12:00pm (cannot be included in transportation)



Payment Plan:

Reserve your Spot: by April1, 2023 $100.00

First Payment: by May 15, 2023 $200.00

Second Payment: by June 1, 2023 $200.00 (No refunds after June 1, 2023)

Third Payment: by June 25, 2023 $115.00




Once we have confirmation of who is participating, we will devise the groups and plug in the scheduled activities for the afternoons and evenings. Each group will be doing these activities at different times if their coaches have selected them. The fitness/leadership group will be with Coach Jason and staff in the morning and will engage in some of these in the afternoons and will have a separate evening activity and outing nightly. Athletes that are 21 years of age and older and wish to partake in extended evening activities will be put into groups following dinner. We are aware that some athletes that are 21 and older do not wish to engage in the extended activities and that is fine as well.


Please let us know as soon as possible if you and/or your athlete will be participating so that we can secure appropriate housing and transportation.

It's time to get your Tootsie Roll Drive Volunteer Slot confirmed.
Families are required to volunteer for 2-3 hours the weekend(s) of September 9-10 & 16-18
Please refer to the document below for more detailed information and contact information.

Click HERE to download the letter with all of the information.
Download the NEW Schedule, Athlete Registration and Volunteer Registration now!
Click HERE to download the schedule.
This schedule covers September through December.

Hi Returning & Prospective Stars,


I hope that you are had a safe summer and are ready for the fall!!

Stars has a great spread of competitive program opportunities for athletes with special needs, partners and coaches. We are really excited about the upcoming season.


•The Tootsie Roll Drive is coming up. Please lock in your spots as we heavily rely on the KOC for their annual donation. The more people we have out their, the more they donate to us.


There will be a parent meeting on Saturday, September 10th.


Go Stars

As always, we are very excited to bring to you our Fall Athletic Programs.

Always check this website often for updates, announcements and changes.

Payments are due by the first week of practices.
Elite Stars took first place at the ICU World Cheerleading Championship!

Click HERE to download the press release.

The spring schedule is here!
Click HERE to download the 2022 Summer schedule

2022 All Sports Camp Information is also available.
Click HERE to download camp information
Click HERE to download camp registration

New Routines for 2019-2027 are out now

Click HERE to see the videos
Click HERE to read the MAG routines
Click HERE to read the WAG routines
Click HERE for WAG Level 1 Floor music
Click HERE for WAG Level 2 Floor music

Elite Stars took first place at the International Cheer Union World Championships!

Click HERE to read the press release

Click HERE to see some of the photos from the competition
St. Valentines Classic is February 3!

Female/coaches athletes will need to check in at 12:30pm.
Athletes: new warm ups, long sleeve leo, spandex shorts, hair up in pony tail (no nail polish)
Males/coaches athletes will need to check in at 1:00pm.
Athletes: warm ups, new tank leo, shorts, & pants

Warm ups @ 1:30pm.
Opening Ceremonies @ 1:45pm.
Competition @ starts right after opening ceremonies @ 1:55pm.

Event Location:
Lake County Fairgrounds
1060 E. Peterson Road, Grayslake, IL, 60030 **
** If using a GPS system, enter the following address:
19822 W Peterson Road Libertyville, IL
Directions to Lake County Fairgrounds

Download the NEW winter schedule and Athlete Registration now!

As always, we are very excited to bring to you our Fall Athletic Programs.
This schedule covers January through March.
Always check this website often for updates, announcements and changes.

Payments are due by the first week of practices.
In order to increase our documentation on volunteers and for the safety of all; we are requiring,
EVERYONE involved in STARS to complete a couple forms.
There is a form from Special Olympics and one form from STARS.
These must be completed by all volunteers in order for them to make contact with any of our athletes
during our training times.

Special Olympics Adult Class A Volunteer Form
(required for those 18 and older)

Special Olympics Minor Class A Volunteers Form
(required for those under 18)

Elite Stars Volunteer Form
(required for everyone)

Return these completed forms to Patty ASAP
Thank you in advance for complying with this request.

Make it a great day!
We are excited to announce that we will be offering the Manna Group Scrip Program fundraiser this year. It’s a great way to earn money towards their athlete’s individual account to help offset costs for program fees, competition fees, uniform fees, etc.  And that it’s not necessarily just a “buy a gift card for someone else”…it’s buy gift cards for yourself for the stores you shop at, and earn money back!

Great job by our awesome gymnasts and fantastic coaches.

What a great event!

Congrats to all who participated!
See some highlights from the meet below...
It saddens the STARS Family to share the loss of a 17 year veteran team member, Christine Motyka. She was a gymnast, skater, and part of our AAA program. Christine was born March 18, 1981, in Park Ridge, she passed away suddenly, February 16, 2016 in Elk Grove with her loving Family by her side. She will be greatly missed by all those whose lives she touched.
We remember and pay tribute to our long time friend and supporter of Elite STARS, Doug Baxter. Doug was Patty's childhood friend and premier supporter of the Hacker's Classic. He was also a very close, dear friend of the D'Avolio and Hermann families. Doug was passionate about helping Patty live her dream with Elite STARS. If you have ever golfed or attended the Hacker's Classic over the past 22 years, you have enjoyed Doug's smile, his laugh and his entire crew that he would bring annually to support our athletes. He supplied us with over 60% of our raffle items annually and took great pride in helping us. Please pray for him and his family. Doug, we will miss you terribly and the Hacker's will never be the same without you.
We are forever grateful for your friendship and support.
Once again this year, thanks to all of the amazing reviews we received,
we have won the 2014 Top-Rated Award from GreatNonProfits.org

Please feel free to write your own review or tell your story about your experience with STARS.

This award will give us exposure on the GreatNonProfits.org 2014 Top-Rated Page,
The Huffington Post, TakePart and Parade Magazine.

We're proud to tell the whole world about STARS!
Representing Elite STARS on Team Illinois, Karlee and Sabrina competed in the
2014 Special Olympics USA Games in New Jersey from June 14th through June 21st.
During that week Karlee and Sabrina reached incredible achievements earning them medals and new friendships with athletes from all over the USA.

We are proud to say....

Sabrina brought home,
Gold in Vault, Gold in Uneven Bars, Gold in Balance Beam, Silver in Floor Routine, Gold in All Around

Karlee brought home,
Silver in Vault, Silver in Uneven Bars, Bronze in Balance Beam, Silver in Floor Routine, Fourth in All Around


The 2014 Special Olympics USA Games was the largest national games undertaking ever in the United States.
Nearly 3,500 athletes competed in 16 Olympic-style team and individual sports.
The athletes were supported by 1,000 coaches, 10,000 volunteers and over 70,000 spectators.
In recognition for Pat's outstanding volunteer efforts in our community, HandsOn Suburban Chicago has appointed a Selection Committee which has selected Pat as a recipient of a 2013 Lead with Experience Award.

Every year HandsOn Suburban Chicago identifies volunteers who deserve special recognition for the
positive impact they have made on the lives of others.
The Lead with Experience Impact Award, sponsored by the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), recognizes a volunteer age 55 and better who consistently uses his/her experience and leadership skills to inspire and mobilize others to make a difference.

Way to go Pat!
We are very proud of you and are grateful for your awesome leadership!

for Special Olympics Gymnsatics
NEW Artistic Gymnastics Compulsory Routines and Music 2012-2019

Our coaching staff has been trained for these new routines.
Our athletes and parents may want to view the videos and read through the new rules to become familiar with the changes that will take affect immediately.

Below is the video link for the new routines.
The music downloads are also available at the bottom of videos at this link.
Also available on this site is a PDF of the new rules for Artistic Gymnastics.

Click Here for VIDEOS
SPECIAL OLYMPICS: Artistic Gymnastics Compulsory Routines & Music 2012-2019

Click here to download NEW Special Olympics Artistic Gymnastics RULES