Chasing The Ring

Discussion in 'Allstar Cheerleading' started by Shy lurker, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. garretttt

    garretttt Biggest Fan

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    Oh yes! Smaller colleges usually don't but a lot of the bigger colleges will ask if you have received any types of awards academically or in athletics. I would definitely put down winning worlds.

     
  2. CheerMomNTx

    CheerMomNTx I think I can mix Cheer Music

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    I couldn't see myself doing this. I know some people have sent their kid to live with a family just to be on that prestigious team and some make a 3 to 4 hour drive one way to do it. I can't see myself doing either one. A funny thing called 'work' gets in the way and if there is no work, there is no money to pay for this sport! Oh and I am not letting my kid move away until she goes off to college!
     
  3. cheermuse

    cheermuse When all else fails.... I shimmy

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    My CP asked me this same question after watching SMOED youtube series. I told her we would not be ok with sending you across the US to live with a "host" family. God bless those families who have had to make this heart wrenching decision (Gabi Butler, Gabby Douglas & others). We are fortunate to be part of a great program who sends 5 teams to world and 2 teams place top 10 of their division. If you keep working hard you will one day be able to contribute to one of those teams. My CP wants to compete at worlds one day. I told her thats a very achievable goal.
     
  4. brebrid

    brebrid They call me Susie

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  5. UCFKnights07

    UCFKnights07 Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    id be torn. however i think there are plenty world calibur teams at this point on both the east and west coast. i get if your kid wants to cheer on a certain team that just happens to be 1000 miles away it can be a hard decision to make. im way past my prime on this new trend of moving away to be on a certain gym, i aged out in 2007 whens worlds became a huge deal in my opinion. ultimately i think it would come down to can you afford it, and whats best for your child considering they are in school?
     
  6. NEliteSteven

    NEliteSteven Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    I would like to know what the parents that do this, do for a living. Just out of curiosity. I need to go back to school for whatever they're doing.
     
  7. 12stepCheermom

    12stepCheermom Best Parent and Grammar Teacher '14

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    I doubt it.

    My son is working toward getting into the US Air Force Academy in the next few years. One of the things they are VERY clear about it participation in athletics and physical fitness as habit. Well....CHECK!!

    ....he's on CoEd Elite so needless to say there's a certain level of skill, commitment (we drive 2 hours one way) and fitness that we all (in the cheer community) understand very well.

    While talking to the recruiter about various things, grades, leadership opportunities etc etc (I wont' give his resume but he's got all the admissions bases covered to date) he specifically said, "Well, I would be sure that you have him participate in an actual high school sport to ensure the athletic end is addressed."

    Um, really.

    I would say the outside world has NO idea.
     
  8. momma2mycheerprincess

    momma2mycheerprincess I'm an announcer on CBS for Worlds (or should be)

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    That's when I would pull up some youtube videos and clear that right up....
     
  9. 12stepCheermom

    12stepCheermom Best Parent and Grammar Teacher '14

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    I had sent him the one of Coed last year (he wasn't on it then) but specifically picked the NCA YouTube video that had the commentators from CBS sports commentating.

    This was apparently not impressive.


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  10. Dixie

    Dixie There are Cheeropedia articles about me!

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    I'd say it depends on the athlete and your family goals. My kid wouldn't do it and I wouldn't support it because it goes against our preaching that education is more important. She's in a great school and is already struggling with the hw vs cheer balance. Why would she move for a cheer program. Of course, she isn't interested in cheer after graduation either. That might have an influence if she did.


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  11. Cheermom1969

    Cheermom1969 Hiding from the Beygency. . .best GIFs/Memes

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    Show them a video or two of him competing. I would bet they would change their tune...
    Edited to add - posted this before I saw someone else suggest the same thing. LOL
     
  12. Nikaa

    Nikaa Slow your roll, Sparkle. Bracket Winner

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    It's Worlds...not the Olympics. We grow up way to fast. Keep your kids close to you as long as possible.

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  13. momma2mycheerprincess

    momma2mycheerprincess I'm an announcer on CBS for Worlds (or should be)

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    great minds think alike ;)
     
  14. Cheermom1969

    Cheermom1969 Hiding from the Beygency. . .best GIFs/Memes

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    And I hadn't noticed the othe someone was you! LOL Yes, we have great minds. ;)
     
  15. TheTalkedAboutMinor

    TheTalkedAboutMinor When all else fails.... I shimmy

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    With my situation, I wouldn't. Even if I was a level 5 athlete, I wouldn't leave everything just to be on a team. In my situation, being in New Jersey, I have options for gyms to be at. However, the situation might be more dire for an incredible level 5 athlete living in some place such as North Dakota where there aren't many options for great level 5 teams. Ultimately, cheer should be about being your best, not winning a gold medal or a ring, so I would have to say no to having a child travel across the country.