The staff at Inside Publications is pleased to announce the opening of nominations for the 2013 Small Gym of the Year and Coach of the Year awards, presented by Inside Cheerleading magazine and Cheer Biz New, respectively.
This is the seventh year that that Inside Cheerleading has presented the Small Gym of the Year award, and the first year that Cheer Biz News will be presenting the Coach of the Year award. Central Mississippi Cheerleading (David & Kendall Hanbery) received the honor of Small Gym of the Year for the 2012 season, and Randall Harper walked away with the distinction of 2012 Coach of the Year.
Nominations for each award will be accepted through Friday, April 5. Finalists will be announced and online voting will commence on Monday, April 8 on www.insidecheerleading.com and www.cheerbiznews.com. Online voting will close Friday, April 12 and winners will be announced at the 10th Annual USASF Awards Gala in Orlando, Fla. on Friday, April 26.
Award Qualifications: Must be a current USASF Gym Member in good standing and be defined by USASF standards as a “Small Gym” for the 2012 – 2013 All Star season.
Nomination Process: Nominations (in the form of formal letters of recommendation) will be accepted from various event producers who have the unique opportunity to work with gyms on a daily basis. Nominations should speak to how the small gyms conduct themselves during all facets of the event, including, but not limited to, registration processes/procedures, warm-up, competition, awards presentation, etc. Nominations/letters of recommendation should be sent to Shelly O’Brien, firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations will be accepted from April 1–April 5.
COACH OF THE YEAR Presented by: Cheer Biz News
Nomination Process: Nominations (in the form of formal letters of recommendation) will be accepted for individuals who have served as a coach during the 2012–2013 All Star season. Each nominee must receive three formal letters of recommendation, one from a parent of the program, one from a cheerleader of the program and one from a fellow coach/peer of the program. Nominations/letters of recommendation should be sent to Shelly O’Brien, email@example.com. Nominations will be accepted from April 1–April 5.