The Rising Stars Gymnastics Team was started in 1991 by head coach and owner, Julie Willmott. At the time, the team worked out of a mini-gymnasium at the old Pompano Beach High School. In 1996, Julie and her then partner, Julie Borghi, incorporated as All-American Academy. They opened the first gym in a tiny warehouse in Pompano in 1996 and the team worked out there for three years. Julie Borghi moved to Colorado in 1997, and Julie Willmott continued the running of the gym and team. About this time Nataly Parkinson joined the gym as Julie's assistant. In 1999, the gym was moved to the Pompano Fashion Square Mall. Declining mall traffic and construction coupled with Julie's expanding family made it impossible to keep the independent program going. Julie closed the gym in mid 2001 and spent the next four years renting space from other gyms in the Boca Raton area so that the Rising Stars Gymnastics team could continue to thrive. During all of this time, Julie continued to run the City of Boca Raton gymnastics program, where many of the present team members started their training. In 2005, Julie partnered with two other coaches/gym owners and opened Rising Stars Gymnastics in east Boca Raton. Once again, the team has its own gym!
The team participates in both USAG and AAU leagues in south Florida. Generally, the team competes in USAG competitions in the fall, and in AAU competitions in the spring. Levels 2 and 3 compete only AAU routines; however levels 4 and up compete in both USAG and AAU competitions.