Follow the lives of two competitive cheerleading squads and their fierce, hardworking coaches, Lexington Kentucky's Dunbar High School coach Donna Martin and her daughter, Ole' Miss head coach, Ryan O'Connor. While Donna pushes her team to new heights to return Dunbar to its former glory of reigning champs, Ryan is fighting to earn the respect of her peers, her collegiate team and her mother.
Ryan and Donna hold cheerleading tryouts at their respective schools to choose the best of the best who will help them get to the National Cheerleading Championship. Ryan finds out she's pregnant and due the same time as Nationals.
Some of Donna's seniors stress about their last chance to get on the Nationals mat, while others struggle with perfecting their tumbling. Coach Ryan helps some of her cheerleaders that are in need of an extra motivational push.
Coach Ryan works overtime to get the squad prepared to perform in front of a crowd at the Ole Miss basketball game. Donna grows frustrated with her high schoolers who can't hit their stunts, and debates watering down the routines in order to succeed.
Coach Donna needs a win at Regionals in order to secure a spot at Nationals, but worries that her girls aren’t ready. The pressure becomes overwhelming for Maddie and Elissa; Coach Ryan issues a warning to scholarship student Kevin.
The Ole Miss squad performs their full Nationals routine during halftime; when Casey struggles with her stunts, Coach Ryan considers giving alternate Jordan a place on the Nationals mat instead; Coach Donna waters down Elissa's stunt to assure a win.
Despite splitting her time between throwing Ryan's baby shower and intense practices, Donna has high hopes for a 20th state competition title; Mallory's intense stress and lack of sleep could mean disaster on the mat at the competition.
DescriptionThe Ole Miss squad has one last performance to impress Coach Ryan before Nationals; after a disappointing state competition, Coach Donna makes the heartbreaking decision to pull someone off the mat.
Jordan is given a place on the team for the nationals.
For the first time, Coach Donna heads to Nationals without the support of Ryan, who is home on bed rest. Determined to bring home a title three weeks before her first grandchild is born, Donna implores the team to shoot for the stars and be cheer stars.
Both teams get back on the mat to prove they are better than their performances at Nationals. Ryan goes into labor three weeks early. Donna and Mike rush to be there for the birth. At Dunbar, Elissa is desperate to continue to cheer despite her mother's concern for her academics and Maddie is determined to lead Dunbar to a win next season. At Ole Miss, Nick and Jordan try to rectify their rocky relationship.