Our highly motivated and experienced staff will train your athlete with guidelines set for appropriate progression at all stages.  All members are certified and credentialed through the United States All Star Federation (USASF) as well as CPR and First Aid Certified.  We provide an encouraging and safe environment that will not only challenge your athlete but also build self confidence. 


Josh Filiault

Gym Owner

Josh is the Co-Owner and President of Beach Elite Athletics,Co-founder and COO of Cheerscoop, LLC, . Josh and his wife Malerie and son Dexter are from Troy, Alabama. Josh first cheered his senior year in High School. He attended Troy University where he cheered there and served as a captain, Assistant coach, and later Head Coach. He opened his first gym in Troy and operated both cheer and gymnastics. Quickly becoming the largest brand in southeast Alabama, he opened a second location in Auburn, Alabama. Both gyms became the largest cheer facilities in their areas. His coaching background with both cheer and gymnastics brings a championship coaching philosophy to achieve skills with strong technique while working to get skills as quickly as possible. Josh has served on the Regional Advisory board for the United States All Star Federation numerous times. He was also a part of the Mentoring in Leadership class for the USASF in 2017. Josh has experience coaching all levels of both cheer and gymnastics.

He currently coaches our Levels 3-5 cheer teams.

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Michele Kocour

Gym Manager

Michele has been with Beach Elite since its inception in 2011. With a coaching career that has spanned 20 years, she began coaching at Carrollton high School in Georgia. After relocating to Destin, FL in 2007 she began coaching tumbling and allstar cheer. Over her career she has won numerous National Championships and has earned four bids to the D2 Summit with one team advancing through three rounds and finishing as a Finalist.

Michele over sees our allstar program as well as many facets of our day to day operations. She’s currently certified with USASF Levels 1-5 in stunts and tumbling, AACCA, and Sport Safety FHSAA.



Gymnastics Program Director

Kimberly has 23 years coaching experience with various levels and ages of gymnasts including creative learning techniques for preschool gymnasts. She began taking gymnastics in elementary school and was in love with the sport from that day forward. She began her coaching career in Fort Worth, Tx in 1996 where she specialized in preschool gymnastics teaching numerous preschool programs including gymnastics, performance teams, fitnastics, birthday parties, and an academic preschool. She also developes both preschool and school age gymnastics curriculum, special events, and activities for recreational gymnasts to enhance learning in a fun, non competitive environment. Her knowledge and coaching techniques extend into competitive gymnastics by teaching a firm foundation to those in the compulsory program, allowing athletes to succeed at the optional level. Her love for the sport still shows today as she instills that love and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to every student she instructs. 


Kimberly is a current USAG (usa gymnastics) Certified Professional member, and NYSCA member (National Youth Sports Coaches Association). She is a certified Gymnastics Instructor/Coach through USAG and GAT (Gymnastics Association of Texas), has a specialty certification from USAG in preschool gymnastics and fitness, KAT CERTIFICATION (Kinder Accreditation for teachers) and Music and Lesson Plan Development (MELPD) along with USAG safety certification. She is a 2010 graduate of Rhema Bible Training Center where She studied children's ministry, studied early childhood education at Weatherford College, and is a former 4 year old kindergarten teacher. She has also retained an american sign language certification through Baby signing Time for ages birth through 5 years to communicate with nonverbal preschoolers.

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Linsey Vinson

All Star Team and Tumbling Coach

Linsey has been with Beach Elite since 2013. Since cheering in high school Linsey has coached the Meigs Middle School team as well as tumbling for many other local middle schools and high schools.

She currently coaches our Level 1 and 4 all star teams as well as various tumbling classes.

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Steffani Saddler

Recreational Class Coach

Steffani comes to us from Destin, FL where she cheered at Fort Walton Beach High School. With her high school she won the 2001 State Championship. She continued to cheer in college at Tallahassee Community college and then Florida State University. Since college she has coached at local high schools that have seen success competing all over the state. She assists coaching numerous allstar teams and currently coaches multiple tumbling classes and our recreational gymnastics classes.