Is your organization’s mascot reaching its potential? Do you need help searching for a performer or running tryouts? Are your mascot performers new to the experience of being in costume and at a loss for what to do at times? Does your mascot program need re-branding and new ideas? If you have an experienced performer, could he or she use a refresher course and some new material to perform? Or do you want to learn the trade so you can help your performers from year to year? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I can help! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up your private training and coaching day!
Over the years I have trained roughly 500 mascot from all level from all over the country. Having performed as a novice in high school, a professional in the NBA, and everywhere in between, I have learned what it takes to be successful at every level as a mascot. These performers have ranged in experience from kids in high school who have never donned a costume before to professional mascots working in the NBA, MLB, NHL, and NFL.
Highlighted Organizations I Have Created Mascots For Or Coached Mascot Performers at Include:
NBA Asia, Houston Astros, Chick-Fil-A, Oklahoma City Thunder, Menchies Frozen Yogurt, Houston Comets, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Atlanta Hawks, Houston’s Chinese Community Center, Rio Grande Valley Vipers, Doctors Hospital Renaissance (Rio Grand Valley in McAllen), Sam Houston University, University of Houston, University of Delaware, Louisiana State University, Signs and Shapes International, Gallerie Furniture, NBA Asia, Universal Cheerleaders Association, Houston Area High Schools
Regardless of your situation, I can help improve your mascot program with personalized instruction on all of the following topics:
-A mascot’s purpose and mission statement–SMILES (below)
-The ground rules for being a mascot
-Character Marketing and Branding (How to leverage your character for your team or organization)
-Character development and impromptu antics
-How to perform 10 original skits
-How to write and execute your own skits and sketches
-Props—ones you can make yourself and contacts for proven ones you can buy
-Costume maintenance and cleaning
-Creating a new character from scratch or getting a fresh costume made from an existing character including performer search, screening, tryouts & election
-Safety and physical demands placed upon performers
-School shows for a captive audience of elementary students
Sampled from 1/19/17 Speech to all staff at Sam Houston Race Park:
Stuffed Animal–Be lovable and huggable for children and kids of all ages (Enhance Experience and Add Value)
Marketing–Sell tickets by being living, breathing billboards and brand extensions in the form of walking logos, create brand recognition and identity in our communities, Grass Roots and Viral in nature (Branding/Advertising)
Inspire–Inspire our teams and our fans to victory by creating the home court advantage through cheerleading and prompting the audience (Enhance Experience and Add Value / Create sense of Community and Home Court Advantage)
Laughter–Permission Based Interactive Impromptu Physical comedy and Pre-Produced Feature Live Skits and Video Skits (Enhance Experience and Add Value by Entertaining)
Educate–Help youth to make intelligent future oriented decisions (Branding by Community Give Back and Public Relations)
Stunts–Daredevil feats performed in game intended to amaze and quirky staged promotions in community intended to garner free publicity (Enhance Experience and Add Value / Branding and Advertising Respectively)
HAVE A LAUGH! BEWARE OF THE BEAR!!!