Between practices, competitions, academics and social events, do you ever feel overwhelmed? Like you're running in a million different directions for one goal? At GK, we understand that coaches' schedules are hectic. Sports are never just about practice and performance, especially in cheerleading. GK has a solution for you, and our Florida Account Manager, Kristin Libby, is here to tell you about it.
GK: You're really good at saving coaching staff time and money by selling GK merchandise packages to them. Tell us how that works.
KL: Cheerleaders use quite a bit of gear for practices and competitions. From bows in their hair to the shoes on their feet, cheer practice wear, cheer competition uniforms, and sometimes multi-day uniforms have to be planned and ordered for, often times, more than one squad. I save cheerleading teams time and money by offering our high quality, all-inclusive gear... and I keep track of all the orders for them. They don't have to track down 5 different sales people to coordinate their shipments. I can coordinate all of that for them.
GK: When you meet with a coach for the first time, how do you introduce GK?
KL: I typically introduce GK by explaining how we are different from our competitors. All of our products are made in one factory in Reading PA. We take pride in our purchasing and production procedures, so much that I would say we offer the best cheerleading uniforms in the world. It all begins with our fabrics. Four-way stretch materials are inspected in our very own factory before garment construction ever begins. Our embellishments are applied in such a way that they're guaranteed to move and stretch with the athletes' motions. Plus, everything fits like a second skin for maximum comfort and performance. If there is ever a problem, we will fix it. We stand by our products 100%.
GK: What is the GK all-inclusive package all about?
KL: GK is your one stop shop for cheerleading gear. Everything that your cheerleaders will wear, at any budget, for practice, games, and competitions is right here at GK Cheer. This includes sports bras, shorts, warm-ups, sneakers, and of course, uniforms. This year we will begin offering sublimation, a process that I'm really excited about.
GK: What is the benefit of ordering all of your supplies from GK?
KL: In addition to the time and money savings, there are also the benefits of convenience and peace of mind. If you order your cheerleading apparel, warm-ups and shoes from us, there's no need for contacting multiple companies to find out where your garments are or to keep track of which contact sold you a specific cheer element. Plus, you'll have peace of mind that all the colors will match, and while going through your order details, you'll build a personal relationship with your Account Manager who will always be looking out for your best interest. You won't be just another number.
GK: Tell us more about your role in this process as an Account Manager.
KL: Essentially, I become the manager of your gym's order. I'll let you know if it qualifies for an early shipment incentive, and I'll monitor its route through the office and factory. When coaches have questions, I'm the only person they have to call, and my phone line is open around the clock. I pride myself in top notch response times and accessibility.
GK: Kristin, we know that you are also a judge for cheerleading competitions. As a judge, you get to see hundreds of different uniforms. How do GK uniforms stand out on the competition floor?
KL: Yes, I judge a lot of competitions. Unfortunately, there isn't a place for "uniforms" on the score sheet. However, appearance gives judges a personal glimpse into a team's personality. It's not all about the design either. Judges can see, as athletes walk out on to the floor with their heads held high, that they are comfortable and confident in their appearance. When they hit that perfect routine, the benefits of hard work and proper apparel are evident.
We thank Kristin for all of her great input! To get started with your order, browse our Special Order Team Uniforms. If you haven't met your local Account Manager yet, give them a call today. The account manager is a great place to begin the process of taking it to the next level.
GK Cheer. The Next Level.