Best Sleeper Teams? From Where?

Discussion in 'Discussing the Cheerleading Industry' started by Sterling von Shimmer, Dec 5, 2017.

  1. Sterling von Shimmer

    Sterling von Shimmer I text ACEDAD all the time

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    I'm on a posting roll today. Here's my newest question:

    I used to think that UCA High School Nationals was a pretty good indicator of the top teams in the nation. I assumed that anyone worth their salt competed there and that it was a safe bet that the final results more or less accurately revealed the best teams in the nation (or at least the east coast). To that end, El Dorado, Greenup, Live Oak, United, etc. always occupied top spot in my mind.

    Then on Youtube I found videos from South Carolina competition. And let me tell you, MIND = BLOWN.

    Each and every team there was SO GOOD and NOBODY FELL. Yet none of these teams go to UCA for reasons I'm not sure of (expense? school policies?). Therefore, I was completely unaware of them up until recently, and they've made me really reconsider my perspective.

    My question is, does anyone know of any other sleeper states offering incredible high school teams that no one even knows about? I love seeing new cheer videos outside of the same ones offered on Varsity.com over and over.

     
  2. luv2cheer92

    luv2cheer92 Moderator Staff Member Bracket Winner Video Curator

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    Virginia, Georgia, and Illinois are other states that come to mind that have some amazing high school teams that aren't allowed to compete out of state. Though I think some of these states rules could be changing soon. There's a bunch of videos from schools in these states in the high school videos thread.
     
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  3. dat.jpp

    dat.jpp Best Flyer.. on a parent team

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    So they wouldnt be allowed to compete at US Finals or just at school competitions?
     
  4. TealShades

    TealShades I have my own cheer message board

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    Michigan high school cheer is awesome. Their format is way different than UCA/NCA or anywhere else. No music or dance, so if you're use to that it'll need a bit of time to get use to. But holy moly synchro like crazy. Just so fun to watch.
     
  5. oncecoolcoachnowmom

    oncecoolcoachnowmom Bestest Newbie '14

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    Don't forget about MA/CT/RI/New England area states and NJ/NY.

    Lots of great cheer coming out of there.

    New Rochelle, Sachem, Dracut, etc.
     
  6. retiredl5cheer

    retiredl5cheer Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    New Ro, you know?
     
  7. dat.jpp

    dat.jpp Best Flyer.. on a parent team

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    Anybody know how PA does it?
     
  8. TheDivineCheerYaYaSecret

    TheDivineCheerYaYaSecret I will call you out on your cowardice.

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    SC is not allowed to compete in out of state competitions in terms of the SC High School League rules.