Champions League Teams

Discussion in 'Allstar Cheerleading' started by NJ Coach, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. kaylaxlaylaa

    kaylaxlaylaa I'm an announcer on CBS for Worlds (or should be)

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  2. kaylalalaxo

    kaylalalaxo Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Loved competing there! SC always puts on an amazing competition!


    BTW, anyone wanna come pick me up from Dallas and then scoop @garretttt from Atlanta? :D
     
  3. armycheermom

    armycheermom I think I can mix Cheer Music

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    Ok,so I am excited to see all of the teams going to the Champions League and I'm excited for the teams who are being invited to go;I know if my cp was on a team that was invited,I would raise all heaven & earth to get her there. But I also feel like some of the gym owners on here are on a bit of a power trip,with the whole,"parents don't know where we're going until we release the schedule;just shut up and sign the check" attitude. You are asking a lot of parents;if you're excepting us to send our kids to JamFest/Majors,Cheersport,NCA,UCA,Summit,Worlds, the Champion League and whatever other comps during the season...cheer is already an expensive sport as it is and adding more and more prestigious travel comps,is slowly making this a sport for the rich. Maybe I'm just reading it wrong,but as coaches and parents,I think we should all work together...we all have a job and neither of us can get it done without the other person during their part. Just my $0.02..
     
  4. garretttt

    garretttt Biggest Fan

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  5. kaylalalaxo

    kaylalalaxo Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Yes please. It's been too long since I've been at a competition :(
     
  6. 12stepCheermom

    12stepCheermom Best Parent and Grammar Teacher '14

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    As a newbie parent of a kid on that kind of team (haven't been chosen as of yet, who knows if they will) I went into this knowing that's what it's like. I looked at last years schedule and saw, two-three flights and at least 2-3; 7-9 hour drives. I knew that when I agreed to let him try out, I also knew it when I agreed to a 2 hour commute to practice. We watched some practices, we researched all the "extra" costs and incidentals etc. it was all a factor in letting him even try out.

    I don't hold that against the coaches. If that's how their team rolls I'm agreeing to roll with it when I let him tryout. I don't imagine that's different among any of these high caliber teams being selected. Yes, coaches may take travel into consideration but the bottom line is that they'll find 36 people to field a team that's willing to do whatever is scheduled.


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  7. JayySoFierce

    JayySoFierce Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    All of these talented teams 20 minutes from my house?! I might just skip worlds again because of this :shimmy::shimmy::shimmy::shimmy:
     
  8. Jessicalynn

    Jessicalynn Best Flyer.. on a parent team

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    When people try out for these high travel level 5 teams they should assume the role of going to competitions that the coaches and gym owners want the teams to go to . This shouldn't be new to anyone parents don't choose the competition schedule. Coaches select what would be best for the team not the parents. If the parents don't like it they shouldn't allow their child to try out


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  9. armycheermom

    armycheermom I think I can mix Cheer Music

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    And I understand that,I definitely do. My cp has been on many high caliber teams and just this season, she couldn't be on a Lv.5 cheer team,because she joined a high-caliber dance team,that has us traveling the entire summer to different nationals. We just got back from Las Vegas for a 5 day national on the 16 and we leave tomorrow to go back to Las Vegas for 5 days,leave there on the 29 and stay in Ft. Lauderdale till 7/1,then spend the rest of July and the beginning of August,traveling to Los Angles, CA;NYC, NY;Las Vegas, NV;Myrtle Beach, SC and Lake Tahoe, NV,all for dance nationals. But no one treated me like a walking checkbook,nor did they not give me any information on the places we were going. We are spending more money than I would like to admit on nationals,but you better believe I had all of the information,before I dropped a few grand. And like I said before,I may just be reading it wrong or it may be because I have done and am still doing the season,a few lucky parents will be in for come the 2013-14 season,that I'm just a bit more defense. I wish everyone and their checkbooks the best of luck this season,it's going to be a crazy year,with lots of ramen dinner nights! :p
     
  10. armycheermom

    armycheermom I think I can mix Cheer Music

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    I got a @Just-a-mom shimmy!!! I feel like your shimmys are just so exclusive...now I'm apart of the cool club!!!!!!!!' :D
     
  11. MissCongeniality

    MissCongeniality Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    I think this "understanding" from Level 5 parents may, in large part, be geographical. Out here on the West Coast almost.every.single bid competition requires a flight... even the "local" ones. Add to that Worlds at the end of April, and the idea of a possible additional East Coast flight just a couple weeks prior is a bit scary to the checkbook. I'd be standing here cheering this competition on if it were held out West. But two big flights in one month (a Worlds Full Paid bid does not cover flights and hotel etc. from West Coast) is $$$$.
     
  12. Just-a-Mom

    Just-a-Mom Best Overall Female Newbie

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    This. We aren't in cheer anymore but my cp's have been on teams with lots of travel expected. And now in dance there will be travel again. But this is another thing where I feel like cheer is expecting parents to feel like these gyms are doing us some kind of favor by allowing us to spend thousands of dollars on this. I understand if we as parents aren't ok with it we can basically kick rocks and go elsewhere. I just get a little put off by this whole "Pfffffffft. We don't need you. You need us" attitude. It's a mutual relationship - my kid can't cheer that level without a gym to do it at...and the gym needs our money to make it happen. Just a little give and take would be nice. I've never felt like I was just a walking check book at dance - they tell us everything.

    I understand in this case the surprise is part of the excitement. But adding another thousand mile trip right before worlds would not be annoying to me - it would just plain be un-doable. We wouldn't be able to go. I'm sure most people see that as "Well tough luck for you and your cp. Someone else can do it - and will." Yep, that's the point - you're getting to where you're pricing out a LOT of families. I know very few people who could afford that. That's where I see the problem - it goes beyond being disrespectful to parents (I've accepted long ago that that's a part of cheer that will never change). It's just impossible to do at this point.

    (Yes I know that other sports have elite levels where people have to take out 2nd mortgages to pay - but until we're sending people to the Olympics and getting our kids' pictures on cereal boxes and the cover of Time and Newsweek...I don't really think cheer is the same. It's just plain getting too expensive)


    Well now you got 2 more. :D


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  13. armycheermom

    armycheermom I think I can mix Cheer Music

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    This is exactly what I was trying to say;except when I say it,I sound like a 2 year old throwing a temper tantrum and you sound like a New York Best Selling author...you should write a book and become just-an-author.
     
  14. NJ Coach

    NJ Coach 10's Across the Board....literally. Staff Member National Champion

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    Lady Bullets are team 14
     
  15. Just-a-Mom

    Just-a-Mom Best Overall Female Newbie

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    Baaaaaaahaha I was thinking "Wow...I sound like a pouty toddler!" :p

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