Attention: Game Operations Directors and Cheer Coaches

MASCOT TRAINING

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!

For the past 19 years, I have been a mascot representing 8 different schools, organizations, and teams. My credentials as a mascot include:

Houston Rockets (NBA) Clutch the Bear 1995 Present

Houston Comets (WNBA) Haley 1997 2008

Houston Thunderbears (AFL) Thunder 1997 - 2001

Texas Terror (AFL) Big Frank 1996 1997

University of Delaware (college) YoUDee 1993 1995

Wilmington Blue Rocks (minors) Rocky 1994

99.1 WJBR (radio station) J-Bear 1994

Wissahickon High School The Trojan 1991

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. I have personally coached over 400 mascots at my own camps and individual consulting sessions. 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. 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 (How to focus your efforts and effectiveness)
-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
-Safety and physical demands placed upon performers
-Review of professional mascot highlights tapes with idea brainstorming
-School shows for a captive audience of elementary students


All topics are covered in a day-long session for individuals or multi-day camp options for teams of performers. Consultation and coaching rates are $1,000 per day plus travel expenses. For more information or to schedule a consultation or coaching session, please contact me at (713) 758-7279. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration. I hope to see you soon!

Speaking/ consulting / training REFERENCES

I have presented to, provided mascot consulting to, or have had a mascot performer attend one of my camps from the following organizations:

Professional Sports

Atlanta Hawks (NBA)
New Jersey Nets (NBA)
Utah Jazz (NBA)
Golden State Warriors (NBA)
Cleveland Caviliers (NBA)
Charlotte Bobcats (NBA)
Carolina Panthers (NFL)
Dallas Mavericks (NBA)
Milwaukee Brewers (MLB)
Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)
Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)
San Antonia Spurs (NBA)
Seattle Sonics (NBA)
Memphis Grizzlies (NBA)
Tampa Bay Rays (MLB)
Colorado Rapids (MLS)

Universities and Colleges

Louisiana State University at Monroe
University of Delaware
University of Texas
University of Florida
Louisiana State University Main Campus
University of Houston Main Campus
University of Houston Downtown Campus
Iowa Western University
Missouri Western University
Nebraska Wesleyan University
University of Virginia
University of Arkansas
University of Georgia
Virginia Commonwealth University
Sam Houston State University
Rice University
Texas Lutheran University
University of St. Thomas
Lamar University

Houston Area High Schools

Hightower HS
Kempner HS
Elsik HS
Texas City HS
Cy-Fair HS
Northbrook HS
Reagan HS
Huntsville HS
Memorial HS
Brazoswood HS
Stratford HS
Lake Jackson Eagles Christian HS
DECA High School Programs
Katy Taylor HS
Foster HS
Kingwood Park HS
Cypress Woods HS
Pearland HS
Angleton HS
Goose Creek Memorial HS
Lee HS-Baytown
William B Travis HS
Cy-Fair HS
Needville HS

Omaha Area High Schools

Bellevue East HS
Bellevue West HS
Benson HS
Grand Island Central Catholic HS
Grand Island HS
Grand Island Northwest HS
Lincoln Southwest HS
Millard North HS
Northwest HS
Omaha North HS
Papillion HS
Papillion LaVista HS
Ralston Valley HS
Portage Northern HS
Scutt Catholic HS
Thomas Jefferson HS
Tekamah-Herman HS

Corporations

Chick-fil-A
Raymond Entertainment Group
Gallery Furniture
Signs and Shapes International
Runza Restaurants
Wimmers
Seth Foundation
MTL Alouettes
Taste of Texas
Deloitte Accounting Firm
Pro Dance (Dance Conference)
Blue Cross Blue Shield

Other Organizations

Houston Chinese Community Center
Boy Scouts of America
Gainesville Fire Department
City of Phoenix Fire Department
Roseville Fire Department
Tampa Fire Department
United States Marine Corps
Air Force Reserve Recruiting
NBA Mascot Conference
US Army Armed Forces Entertainment
Edmond North High School (Oklahoma)
Midland-Odessa, TX Minor League Baseball
Missoula Maulers, MT Minor League Hockey
Edmond North HS (OKC, OK area)
Rio Grande Valley Vipers (NBA-DL)