There are tons of ways to recognize athlete performance: Trophies, Medals, Ribbons, Certificates, Banners, etc; however, there is one in particular I want to focus on right now. And it happens to be a project I've been working on with the Head Coach of Gymstrada Gymnastics' Boys Competitive Team – Recognition Posters.
The goal behind this project was to show off the exceptional dedication and hard work these athletes put in for years, and the accolades they earned throughout those years. It’s a way motivate others by saying look what they accomplished through hard work and dedication.
When Coach Kevin reached out to me with the idea for the project I was super excited. Having coached at Gymstrada, photographed Kevin's team a couple of times, and worked specifically with one of the gymnasts we were developing a recognition poster for, I was even more excited about the project.
Having seen various recognition posters throughout his career as a gymnast and a coach, Coach Kevin knew the look and feel he wanted for the poster - he wanted a large mounted poster with the old school vibe of black and white and a modern layout to it, and it needed to highlight their highest achievement while showing some of their other major accomplishments.
So, I set to work designing a couple of options and plugging in the stats and photos Kevin provided. After the design was done, I sent a draft over to Kevin to socialize with the parents. And once everyone was excited and on board with the design, it went to print, and then off Kevin to be hung in the boy's training area.
The stats on the final posters:
- 20" x 30"
- mounted on 3/8" white foam board
- black/white photo and text
The recognition posters are now mounted in the Boy's Training Area where they are easily seen by gymnasts and parents. They serve to highlight the accomplishments of two exceptional gymnasts whose dedication, tenacity, and motivation can serve as reminders to the young gymnasts that train there, and will continue to do so for years to come.
Here are some images of the posters.
- The first set are the poster images.
- Thr second set is the printed posters before and after they were hung in the gym.
I am hugely appreciative to Kevin for reaching out to me with this project and giving me the opportunity to help recognize these gymnasts. And I'm excited to work on the next recognition project he's got for me.
HOW CAN I HELP YOU recognize outstanding performance and dedication with your athletes?