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2018 Greatmats National Gymnastics Coach of the Year

Vote for the gymnastics coach you think should be named the 2018 Greatmats National Gymnastics Coach of the Year!

Voting runs Nov. 15-29, 2018



December 30, 2016

Chandler, AZ

- SAMPLE - 2016 Greatmats National Gymnastics Coach of the Year Rilee Sauer --NOMINATION INFO: “She has coached my granddaughter for several years and the last 3 years in TOPs. When I first saw Rilee, she appeared to be a very mean, tough coach. But first impressions aren't always right. She is tough but she is kind, caring and encouraging. She wants her gymnasts to give their best. She wants her gymnasts to want the best for themselves. At meets, she talks to the girls and gives them encouragement and, after they do their routines, each will get a hug no matter how they did. This year, my granddaughter qualified to test at Nationals in Texas for TOPS. To get ready for the test, Rilee gave of her time to make sure she and her teammates were ready. Before they took off for Texas, she told them to do the best they can and enjoy the moment as it isn't about winning; it is about enjoying what they do.”

Want to honor a gymnastics coach for his/her outstanding achievements, unique style, humanitarian efforts, etc.? Then nominate him/her for the 2018 National Gymnastics Coach of the Year Award, sponsored by Greatmats. The award, part of Greatmats 4th Annual National Award Series, is designed to recognize Gymnastics Coaches who have made a difference in the lives of their athletes and community through the virtues of service, integrity and quality.

Learn more about Greatmats National Award Series.

How to Nominate

To nominate the coach for this award, visit the contest page or email the following information to before Nov. 1, 2018. Nominators will not be identified.

  1. Coach's Name
  2. Name and Address of the School, Gym, Organization, Etc. (Must be located in the USA)
  3. A brief description of why you are nominating this coach, including how he/she meets the criteria of high-level service, integrity and quality
  4. A photo and/or video of the Coach

How the winner is chosen:

  1. Voting will take place on the contest page from Nov. 15 through Nov. 29, 2018. The two gymnastics coaches with the most votes will be named finalists.
  2. Greatmats will judge the two finalists to determine the winner based on:
    1. Demonstration of Service
    2. Demonstration of Integrity
    3. Demonstration of Quality

Grand Prize

  1. $250 in Greatmats Products (or $150 Cash Option) for affiliated facility
  2. Coach/school profile to be released with the announcement of the winner on Dec. 14, 2018.
  3. National Gymnastics Coach of the Year Certificate

More than 1,500 votes were cast in the first year of the contest which is part of the 4th Annual Greatmats National Award Series which honors instructors, trainers and coaches who have made a positive difference in their communities and the lives of their students.

Voting Instructions:

Visit the contest page during the voting period to vote for this year's National Gymnastics Coach of the Year. Click the vote button next to the photo of the Gymnastics Coach you'd like to win. Each voter can vote once. Feel free to share the ballot with friends and family and encourage them to vote. The two gymnastics coaches with the most votes will be named finalists. From that point, Greatmats will choose the winner (scroll down to see prizes) based on demonstration of service, integrity and quality.

Greatmats is a national gymnastics flooring leader based in Milltown, Wisconsin, since 1999. Identified as one of the top 3,000 fastest growing companies in the USA three times since 2008, Greatmats gives back to its local community by donating 5% of its annual profits to local non-profit organizations. It also supports green initiatives through the use of solar energy at its Wisconsin headquarters and by offering a large variety of products made from recycled and renewable resources.

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Read about previous winners of the award:

2016 National Gymnastics Coach of the Year - Rilee Sauer