Cheer Athletics (questions/rumors)

Discussion in 'Allstar Cheerleading' started by BlueCat, May 12, 2011.

  1. BlueCat

    BlueCat Roses are red, cats are blue National Champion

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    New teams for 2011-12 in bold:


    Tiny 1: Itty Bitty Kitties
    Small Mini 1: Bobcats
    Large Youth 2: Lions
    Small Youth 3: Leopards
    Youth 5: Wonderkatz
    Small Junior 1: Bearkatz
    Large Junior 2: Katz
    Large Junior 3: Lynx
    Large Junior 4: Thundercats
    Junior Coed 5: Jags
    Large Senior 2: Sabres
    Large Senior 3: Cougars
    Large Senior 4: Tigers
    Large Senior 5R: Pumas
    Large Senior 5: Panthers
    Large Coed 5: Cheetahs
    International AG 5: Fiercekatz
    International CO 5: Wildcats
    International AG 6: ?
    Special Needs: Superkatz

    Divisions may change.

    Level 1: 3
    Level 2: 3
    Level 3: 3
    Level 4: 2
    Level 5: 7
    Level 6: 1
    SN: 1
    Dance: ?
     
  2. cheerinfo

    cheerinfo When all else fails.... I shimmy

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    Yup, it is just how fans can be. I was referring to Worlds 2010 actually when you REALLY could hear crickets when Orange was announced at Finals. It was very strange haha. This year, it was a little better...but not by much. It just is what it is. Like I said, globe counts evidence that it really doesn't matter to the judges or the performers....they still win. ;)
     
  3. BlueCat

    BlueCat Roses are red, cats are blue National Champion

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    I don't understand the question. Do you mean push the age-eligible IO5 girls up to IO6? That is sort of what has happened already. There is no room on Panthers or Cheetahs, so the rest of that scenario isn't possible.

    NOTE: Most likely spots to be available for new athletes: 2-3 guys for Cheetahs. 17 yrs + aged TALENTED girls for IO6 - emphasis on ability to base/fly L6 skills. These will need to be pretty exceptional, elite athletes.
     
  4. IPAY.SHECHEERS

    IPAY.SHECHEERS I'm new. Don't Hurt Me

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    I think that t is lack of access for the fans seeing how the team has progressed from showcase to worlds. I think this is why Cali Sr. Elite and CEA Sr. Elite are fan favorites.
     
  5. cheer8

    cheer8 I text ACEDAD all the time

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  6. kristenthegreat

    kristenthegreat Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    I noticed a lot of teams you posted are large. Would it be possible, hypothetically, for you to create some small teams down the road if you were willing to take on all those late athletes, assuming many of them had a similar skill set? (Not asking for me, just a hypothetical!) :)
     
  7. BlueCat

    BlueCat Roses are red, cats are blue National Champion

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    We do still have a team training program, but fewer high schools do competitions than used to - at least in our area. Many of those kids simply do all-star for competition and prefer to just focus on "cheerleading" with their school teams. Nothing wrong with that. We train some teams that do not compete as well.
     
  8. cheer8

    cheer8 I text ACEDAD all the time

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    Even though I am a coach for 15 years I am a CA Fan and I am from East Coast Hollywood! I yelled for you guys
     
  9. CApantherSmallSenior90

    CApantherSmallSenior90 They call me Susie

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    Do we know for sure if panthers are going to go large?
    Or stay medium?
     
  10. BlueCat

    BlueCat Roses are red, cats are blue National Champion

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    It is possible, but we need to put all of our focus on our current teams and athletes for now. The last thing we want to do is lower our ability to provide a great service and experience for current CA family. If we get to the point where we think we could add a team or roster spots without it negatively affecting anything we have currently, then we would be thrilled to take on new athletes.

    As I mentioned earlier, we could have handled at least a hundred more athletes IF they had shown up for the regular tryout or even called to let us know of their intention to try out after they completed their current season. We could have had time to bring in more quality staff members and could have set up the schedule to make it work. The problem now is that to add more kids we would really need to start all of our rosters, schedules, and coaching scenarios from scratch and that isn't fair to our current customers.

    Trust me, as a businessman, it is incredibly painful to turn kids away, but it is what it is. Sometimes short-term profit simply doesn't outweigh focusing on the big picture.
     
  11. BlueCat

    BlueCat Roses are red, cats are blue National Champion

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    Regarding all of the crowd noise posts:

    Setting up a crowd-pleasing routine and setting up a high-scoring routine are NOT the same thing. Obviously, there is some overlap, but the judges are not watching for the same things that Suzy cheer fan is. I wish that the judging criteria was more in line with what the crowd wants to see, but until it is, you will see lots of people outraged/shocked at results. Worlds is not a popularity contest.

    Human nature to cheer for the underdog. For better or worse, Stingrays and CA aren't going to get the underdog labels any time soon and I'm pretty sure our kids understand that. I was amazed at how quiet the crowd was for Top Gun, too. They deserved much more response than they got.
     
  12. BlueCat

    BlueCat Roses are red, cats are blue National Champion

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    We do not know for sure. We probably won't know for certain until mid-late summer.
     
  13. tuckxandxtwist

    tuckxandxtwist Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    i think i was cheering louder for cheetahs and panthers louder than i did for the other two teams from my gym worlds. and i made my sister and boyfriend cheer too. haha :)
     
  14. Mclovin

    Mclovin Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    How many times do your teams practice per week and do they practice on weekends during the summer? How many hours per practice and do your upper levels practice more or longer than your lower levels??
     
  15. BlueCat

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    Every team is pretty much the same. 3.5 hours a week total. Typically 2 hours on Sunday, 1.5 hours on a weeknight. This includes everything - tumbling, choreography, etc. Some athletes take additional tumbling classes, but it is not mandatory.

    We realize that this is much shorter than most programs. We just try to have efficient practices.