Growing Champions for Life Associates

Growing Champions for Life® has formed close working relationships with individuals who have expertise in teaching life-skills and performance skills to today’s youth.  Whether working one-on-one with an athlete or speaking to a group, these subject matter experts broaden the scope of our consulting capabilities when it comes to enhancing the personal maturity of young athletes.

Certified Sports Family Coach

Triny Beckman is passionate about coaching athletes to succeed in sport and life.

With over 20 years as a gymnastics club owner and coach, Triny has the day-to-day professional insights for developing young athletes. And as a former gymnast, she has a personal understanding of the commitment required.

Triny strongly believes that it takes parents, coaches, and athletes working together to reach peak performance. As a Certified Sports Family Coach with Growing Champions for Life, she has the tools and strategies that allow for a cohesive approach toward success.

Gifted in listening well to her athletes, and coming up with the solutions that propel them forward, she is loved and respected by those who have worked with her.

Triny is excited to represent Growing Champions for Life at the 2019 Kansas State Optional Clinic and 2019 National Gymnastics Congress—enabling her to continue to be a thought-leader in the gymnastics world.

She is well-connected in the community and volunteers as part of the Mounted Posse for the Shawnee County Sheriff’s department. If she’s not riding one of her beloved horses, then she’s probably walking her dogs, trying out a new restaurant, or indulging her inner bookworm.

Ready to get started? Contact Triny at

Certified Sports Family Coach

Dr. Shari Phillips has a 20-year track record of “coaching” families and athletes into better health, through her practice as a family physician.

As the mom of a retired competitive gymnast, she has witnessed the great benefits of sports involvement, as well as personally experienced the joys and difficulties of parenting an elite athlete—in an all-consuming sport.

Dr. Phillips’ goal as a Certified Sports Family Coach is to provide parents—the most under coached members of the team—with the tools for success in sports and life.

Her training and experience in Family Medicine professionally and uniquely equip her to take the GCFL strategies and present them in a powerful and insightful workshop.

Shari is an active volunteer in her North Carolina community. She provides free medical services at the Lake Community Health Clinic and works with Angel Tree and Protecting God’s Children ministries through her church.

Some of her favorite free-time activities include exercising, reading, and traveling to new places.

Ready to get started? Contact Dr. Phillips at

Certified Sports Family Coach

Donna Bollinger takes her experience as a mom of 4, her lessons as an elite-level swimmer, and the impact of a life-changing ocean rescue to energize her efforts in equipping parents for the sports journey.

She understands what it looks like to face adversity and come back stronger.

As a Certified Sports Family Coach, Donna enthusiastically shares a message that helps create a positive and productive atmosphere, for teams, athletes, and coaches to thrive in.

Donna has attended countless sporting events for her 4 athletic children and recognizes the temptations that sports parents struggle through.

She represents the American Heart Association by being a Basic Life Support Instructor, and she is an advocate for ocean safety—promoting a presentation called, “Break the Grip of the Rip.”

When not hanging out with her adult kids, Donna might be cycling, swimming, or volunteering with a youth outreach project called City Team Ministries.

Ready to get started? Contact Donna at