Meet the Coach

IMG_0338Elisa Zanini

Elisa Zanini has 25 years coaching experience. She was a former gymnast and cheerleader from a young age. Coach Elisa cheered on a two time UCA nationally ranked high school team and was a cheer staff for NCA, 2 years after high school and coached and choreographed many youth teams.  She was a long time tumbling coach for all levels up through college, including teams such as, Boston College, Bentley and Harvard. Coach Elisa coached Needham High School Varsity 2006-2008, in addition to All Star teams and led a few All Star teams to National competitions and placed in top 4, few years in a row.

Coach Elisa is extremely passionate about the sport and loves the look on an athlete’s face when they obtain that new skill they’ve been working on for awhile! Currently, Coach Elisa is teaching at New England Sports Academy, as a tumbling coach and reside in West Roxbury with her three teenagers and two pups!


Elisa Zanini
Department: Athletics
Position: Head Cheer Coach
Cell: 617-448-8617