2017 Worlds Packet

Discussion in 'Allstar Cheerleading' started by Ashley, Dec 5, 2016.

  1. CheerInMyHeart

    CheerInMyHeart They call me Susie

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    Yes I did say that. Everyone does have a right to complain and the complaints were heard by USASF sadly the answer to the complaints are not what many were hoping for. I too do not agree that having the parents pay an additional $40 per session is ridiculous and hopefully if parents complain enough change to what will happen too.

     
  2. CheerInMyHeart

    CheerInMyHeart They call me Susie

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    I think that could be a good possibility
     
  3. Momager

    Momager Best Flyer.. on a parent team

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    It sucks, plain and simple, for parents of athletes on those teams. We paid $40+ for seats at Majors and had to be there hours early and still the seating was less than "premium". We paid $40+ for Champions League, same situation. Now in addition it will be the same situation at Worlds. Toss in how much more we pay for those uniforms, the extra practice wear for filming at those competitions, the extra travel because with so few competitive large teams you have to travel every comp to compete against the teams- no one can afford it. I know lots of you think those uniforms are comped, or the practicewear is, but I assure you it was not. And, btw, the entry fees we pay are much higher than other teams too- x36 athletes. It is absolutely gouging.

    Especially when it could be held in an adequate facility for $ame or le$$
     
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  4. Ashley

    Ashley Administrator Staff Member National Champion

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    I think they're charging because they think it will prevent some people from going. A lot of people who are there for competition and figure they may as well go if it's included in their park hopper.
     
  5. purplecheer

    purplecheer When all else fails.... I shimmy

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    I'm glad that after last year's mess, they moved large back inside. However I'm not sure how they will manage the seating.
    I'm not sure why they will not announce the scores straightaway. Even if nothing shady is happening, since it is private people will suspect it more.
     
  6. mstealtoyou

    mstealtoyou Moderator Staff Member

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    Quoting because it deserves repeating!!!!
     
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  7. mstealtoyou

    mstealtoyou Moderator Staff Member

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    Quoting because this also deserves repeating.
     
  8. mstealtoyou

    mstealtoyou Moderator Staff Member

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    Say you buy the Varsity hopper pass ...... Add to that an extra $40 to see LAG in the morning......add an extra $40 to watch LC in the evening ..... (Because they will empty the Milkhouse. You won't be able to watch MAG division from 2 to 4 then stay in your seat to catch large coed from 4 to 6.......they'll clear the Milkhouse between the 2 divisions).
     
  9. KPep

    KPep Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    And then you have me hiding in the washroom or pretending to be a Wretzel Pretzel employee.
     
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  10. Official OWECheer

    Official OWECheer Most likely to post anywhere

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    Darn you and your common sense!
    VERY interesting point. I didn't think of this.

    And on no longer announcing prelims and semis scores... what's to stop them from saying "hey, team from big(ger) gym XYZ all-stars, you guys didn't actually make it to the next day of competition, but we want to give your program an incentive to bring back large number$ of team$ next $ea$on so here's a pass"? Hmmmm...
     
  11. Ashley

    Ashley Administrator Staff Member National Champion

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    They're not announcing the scores in the arena. I'm sure coaches will still get the scores for their division just like they do at every single competition throughout the season.
     
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  12. quitthedrama

    quitthedrama I buy my Insta followers

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    I actually can get behind this policy, although I think scores should be published after each division. It is agonizing to listen to those scores when you are on the bubble - sometimes for hours. And devastating when that last announced score knocks you out. My CP was in that situation several years ago and to make it worse the guy sitting directly behind us had a CP on the team whose score was announced to knock her team out - so he felt terrible for celebrating once he realized what it meant for her.
     
  13. _MRB

    _MRB I make my own voiceovers

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    that's freaking $80 on top of what.... you know what lmao USASF is lucky i already booked my hotel for Disney
     
  14. cheermomforever

    cheermomforever I have my own cheer message board

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    I wonder how many tickets each athlete gets for their session? Sounds like not many more will be left to the public! Ticketmaster will be a mess at that time.
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  15. cfwp.cheerleader

    cfwp.cheerleader I make my own voiceovers

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    Kind of off topic rant:

    I'm interested in your post as a whole because I did some extensive research in university regarding the sociology of sport. Granted this was a few years back - and I don't have the sources off the top of my head, but it is interesting to me how socioeconomic status effects the 'level playing fields' of sport.

    I would argue that it is near impossible to compete/ make it to this level of sport unless you are in the top income earning bracket. Why? Well @Momager briefly showed us the sheer cost of having one of these athletes compete, evidently is not cheap. Furthermore, what is the training required to have an athlete reach this level? The private lessons? The time? Travel? Etc. Although we often hear of these 'underdog' stories where an athlete received a scholarship or a big break, these stories are the exception to the rule. What are the statistics of an athlete from a middle/ low income bracket being able to compete at this level? Even if they had ALL the skill?

    This is what frustrates me with main stream media because sport is advertised as an all inclusive environment for kids to participate in. It is often portrayed as 'if you work hard, you will be great'. The Cheerleading World Championships is a perfect example as to why those are false fallacies, however this isn't limited to cheer. I urge you to look at any other youth-sport and what it takes, monetarily, to reach highly competitive levels. Furthermore, what it costs upon reaching that level.

    Props to you @Momager and all other parents (including my own) who spent thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours towards their children's extra curricular activities.

    - end rant :) -
     
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