“cheer” On Netflix: It’s A Hit

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  1. oncecoolcoachnowmom

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    As far as where people go after Navarro and degrees, I notice that a few tend to transfer to 4 year universities and cheer/graduate from there (Texas Tech, there is one at UK, Oklahoma, etc.)

     
  2. DonnaM

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    That's the goal with 2 year schools-excepf for a few applied programs, the goal, is to do the first 2 years of a 4 year degree, and TX residents would be in-state for TTU, making it both a good cheer fit and affordable.
     
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  3. oncecoolcoachnowmom

    oncecoolcoachnowmom Bestest Newbie '14

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    I also saw the other day that these athletes will be at Jamfest with Rebel this weekend.

    I hope they're ready for the OMG and pic requests.

    (I know Gabi/Shannon/McKenzie Sherb have a bit of a following already from past teams and are prob used to it but I can imagine it will be a little crazy for people who usually don't, like Morgan, Lexi, etc.)
     
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    I think Navarro is one of the few and part of it is because they are a juco - it's not atypical for a juco or community college student to be vested in something else such as a job, family responsibilities, etc. My kids' school competes Division 1A and they are true student-athletes - nursing, international business, pharmacy, education are just a few of the majors for both cheer and dance. They don't get any tutoring or special course privileges that regular students don't get. I think that is more the norm for college cheer than how Navarro operates.
     
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    In Texas it is very common for students to attend a junior college first and later transfer to a 4 year University. In my area Texas A&M works directly with Blinn Junior College. It is a great way to save money. Many students co-enroll such as : Texas A&M Engineering Academy at Blinn-Bryan | Blinn College
     
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    That is common everywhere. It seems with Navarro cheer, they are getting their associates and staying on with Navarro for whatever reason for 3+ years. I may be mistaken but I think that is what people were referring to.
     
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    It's actually pretty common for JC/CC students to take 3+ years, and unlike 4 year college Athletics, you don't have to be a full time student. Many JC/CC students have jobs, family,and responsibilities beyond that many 4 year schools do. My dual college students are eligible for the CC teams as long as they take 6 credits a semester, and since most AS degrees are about 60 credits, 6 credits a semester would take 5 years to finish. Now, financial aid won't last that long, but as long as Navarro's cheer boosters can pay, and NCA rules allow it, they can stay enrolled. And as long as the Navarro cheerleaders are enrolled and in good standing, they probably can cheer. And if you are going for a professional program, you could get EMT I, then EMT2, then paramedic, and stretch those out to 5-6 years, especially if you don't go full time.

    It also is common for community/junior colleges to have tutoring services available and a lot of support for all students, although having a dedicated tutor for cheer may be unique to Navarro. Their mission is to serve first gen college students and the kinds of stories La'Darius, Jerry, and Lexi had are not atypical.

    I will admit, I'm trying to understand how anyone can handle college cheer AND Worlds level All Star. That's a lot of practice time, and Worlds teams usually travel quite a bit. I have no clue how Gabi could go to class at all if she was commuting between Top Gun and Navarro...not even counting her bikini shoots, modeling for Rebel, clinics, etc!
     
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    Online classes.
     
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    With NCA College Cheer you can only compete at a Junior College for three years. You can compete a total of five years with a maximum of three coming from a Junior College.
     
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    I saw a couple of pictures with them in cap and gown picture from Navarro—-can’t remember who.

    I also saw Monica’s daughter cheered there, graduated in ‘18 and is now at SMU

    I also discovered some of them (Morgan—University of Wyoming, Shannon— Oklahoma State ) went (and cheered) at 4 yr colleges before making their way to Navarro.

    I mean the academic—-lack of student in their athlete—didn’t shock me. I got the vibe that JuCo is where some of them needed to be...or in some cases only place they could be. College isn’t for everyone so why not go to cheer college

    I don’t get stretching it out 3 years but whatever


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    That’s how it was at my college. I think that’s the norm at 4 year universities. Nursing, early childhood education, athletic training/exercise science, and business were the most common but there were kids there studying everything and since we weren’t an NCAA sport we didn’t get any of the special support that the other athletes got.

    We used to joke that we were majoring in cheerleading but our coach made it very clear we were student athletes. Students first, athletes second.
     
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    This show is making me want to go to grad school and compete one last time lmao. I did 4 years and the older I get the more I wish I did 5 even though I didn’t need to for my degree.
     
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    And now LaDarius is back too

     
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    I kind of feel bad for any incoming freshmen. All these 3rd years are going to skew the team this season.
     
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    It has to be hard especially for those kids fresh out of high school who would like to do two years and move on to a 4 year school to have to compete with people who've been there 3,4 or 5 years for a spot on the mat.