How well do you know your coaches? Each month we like to highlight one of our Rock Star coaches, so that YOU can get to know them better! This month we are highlighting Eric Kats, Youth 2 Emeralds coach!
Eric's specialty is working with the little ones - they just adore him! "They are always entertaining and unpredictable so every day is different. You never know what they are going to say!" -Eric
Learn more about Eric:
Name (or nickname): Eric
Where are you from: Holland, PA
What are your goals for the future: I am currently in school to become a nurse, and my dream is to become either a Trauma/ER nurse, or a Nurse Anesthetist
Experience in the industry: I was 5 years old when I started gymnastics, and at 7 I began competing until I was 18. I was also a dancer for a while, and enjoyed choreographing routines for fun! Unfortunately, I suffered a debilitating injury which put an abrupt end to my career. I have been coaching for 12 years and love every minute of it; the ups and downs, highs and lows, and seeing all the smiles as the kids achieve their skills!
Favorite skill to teach: My favorite skill to teach is called an Onodi! (A back handspring that half-turns into a front walkover in the air during the skill)
Favorite food: I am such a foodie that I don’t have a favorite food. However, I am obsessed with Chinese food, pizza, and sushi!
Favorite Disney movie: Aladdin!! Without a doubt!
Favorite Emoji: The Kissy face always makes me laugh and smile
Three things on your bucket list: I want to travel around Europe (especially Italy), I would love to scuba dive in the ocean, and I want to watch the summer Olympic gymnastics live one day!
Any fun facts about you: I speak multiple languages, and in my spare time I love to watch Netflix and solve the Rubik’s Cube!
Interested in learning more about Eric about how he can help your child grow as an cheer athlete? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.