Cheer Athletics (questions/rumors)

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  1. BlueCat

    BlueCat Roses are red, cats are blue National Champion

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    It isn't an ideal situation, and it would be handled case by case. In general, though, we tentatively place the athlete on the team we assume they would have made otherwise. When they are back in full form, we let them stay on that team unless they are a mismatch at that point. We would try to have pretty open and honest discussion with athlete and family throughout.

     
  2. UCFKnights07

    UCFKnights07 Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Whats your opinions on the possibilities of worlds being pushed back? Ive heard rumors that they might now try and hold it late this year.
    Realistic? Pointless? Or do you think there is a better way to save the season. Or to just move on.
     
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    BlueCat Roses are red, cats are blue National Champion

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    I don't know the answer. I don't think USASF really has a choice but to try to salvage Worlds. As the shutdown continues further, I don't see how Worlds is realistic for us, however. It is too soon to write the possibility off completely, but we are getting close to that point.
     
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    cheermomforever Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    When are Wildcats going to be shown in AGT?
     
  5. BlueCat

    BlueCat Roses are red, cats are blue National Champion

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    I believe mid June.
     
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    With COVID-19 challenges, have you seen the number of athletes trying out for all-star teams decrease, stay the same, or increase?
     
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    We have been a bit shocked at this, but the number has been about the same, possibly a bit higher. We were anticipating a pretty big drop-off. We do recognize that the situation is still fluid, however.
     
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    That’s great!
     
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    Hi BlueCat! I was just wondering, what does FTTB mean (i think it's on wildcats uniform?) I understand if you can't tell me if its a private team motto thingy you can't know unless you're on the team, but I noticed it and really was wondering what it means.
     
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    I can’t tell you, it is a private team motto thingy you can’t know unless you’re on the team.


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    ok, I totally get that. Thank you for answering honesty.
     
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    BlueCat also did you know someone named Callie (cali..idk how to spell it) I believe She was on claw 7. Also, how many world teams are there at the Plano location, and is there a non-tumble? If there isn't, would you have any interest in making one?
     
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    How do your expansions work and how do you pick new locations? Are these franchises or are these are independently owned by CA?

    *sorry if this has been asked. 238 pages.....
     
  14. BlueCat

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    This will be an oversimplification of things, but I don't have hours to give the details.

    Up until a couple of years ago, we owned all of the CA gyms and they were all new businesses to the area when opened.

    Jen and Beth from CA Pittsburgh had approached us multiple times about letting them open a new location we finally agreed to give a different model a try. They opened the first independently-owned location and almost immediately, we realized that this was the way to go. Having someone local ultimately responsible for the business decisions, but still having the coach training, marketing, and depth of cheer resources available to CA was a pretty strong combination.

    We actually did a ton of research into the franchise model and eventually went through all of the steps and expense to legally have government-regulated franchises. (I believe we are the only one in the cheer industry to have gone through that process.) Over the last year and a half, we converted all but the original Plano location to the franchise model. Each of the 9 locations are owned by someone different who is in charge of finding a building, hiring, paying rent, running payroll, etc.

    Interested parties submit requests for information to Chad Wright, our expansion director (chad@cheerathletics.com). He vets those who are interested and we narrow it down by a combination of qualifications of the applicant and the prospective area.

    We have gotten more requests than you would expect. We have ultimately only accepted/added as many as we thought we could handle without losing the quality of product and experience for the customers. We have been really lucky and gotten some fantastic franchisees.

    It is harder and more expensive than you would expect to ramp up the systems needed to go from a small business to a medium-sized business. We are giant by cheer-gym standards, but still really small by overall business standards.

    We still make mistakes from time to time, and we are learning a ton every day, but I feel great about the direction we are heading.
     
  15. UCFKnights07

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    This is interesting, i always thought it was the people who run Plano who came up with the locations to expand. Do you get requests constantly or is it scattered throughout the years?