“cheer” On Netflix: It’s A Hit

Discussion in 'College Cheerleading, NCATA, & STUNT' started by Sterling von Shimmer, Jan 9, 2020.

  1. luv2cheer92

    luv2cheer92 Moderator Staff Member Bracket Winner Video Curator

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2011
    Messages:
    8,656
    Shimmys Received:
    14,498
    Location:
    DFW
    Web:
    I am a(n)...:
    Athlete
    You can't compete with a junior college for more than 3 years.

     
  2. SL&AM

    SL&AM Slow your roll, Sparkle.

    Joined:
    May 13, 2014
    Messages:
    7,047
    Shimmys Received:
    11,524
    Location:
    At the gym
    I am a(n)...:
    Parent
    I can't fault anyone of them for trying to strike while the iron is hot; clearly he's excited to go on Ellen. I do think it'll make any form of Season 2 less exciting.
     
  3. quitthedrama

    quitthedrama I buy my Insta followers

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2010
    Messages:
    5,312
    Shimmys Received:
    19,124
    I am a(n)...:
    Parent
    It would be one thing if they had been there all year, but coming just for second semester now makes the show less of a documentary and more reality tv. It tarnishes it for me.
     
  4. Keep_Believing

    Keep_Believing Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2011
    Messages:
    5,166
    Shimmys Received:
    6,782
    Location:
    Texas
    Web:
    Twitter:
    stormydakota
    I am a(n)...:
    Parent
    I think Lexi would have returned regardless of the show. Monica had shared she has removed athletes for a semester due to poor choices then later allowed them a second chance. Jerry was back before the show was released. Ladarius is the only one whose return seems to be linked directly to the show going viral.

    This is a good article on Lexi’s return.

    Lexi Brumback Of 'Cheer' On How She Was Able To Return To Navarro College | HuffPost
     
  5. SL&AM

    SL&AM Slow your roll, Sparkle.

    Joined:
    May 13, 2014
    Messages:
    7,047
    Shimmys Received:
    11,524
    Location:
    At the gym
    I am a(n)...:
    Parent
    Since I don't know these rules well, would someone like Jerry, who wasn't on the mat the year prior only be considered in Year 1 since he competed 2019, year 2 2020, year 3 2021? Which would make him a 4 year athlete, but only 3 years on the mat?
     
  6. Keep_Believing

    Keep_Believing Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2011
    Messages:
    5,166
    Shimmys Received:
    6,782
    Location:
    Texas
    Web:
    Twitter:
    stormydakota
    I am a(n)...:
    Parent
    Yes it only counts if you compete on the mat. Technically, you could do sideline cheer at a Junior College or University forever. I am not recommending that! Lol
     
  7. luv2cheer92

    luv2cheer92 Moderator Staff Member Bracket Winner Video Curator

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2011
    Messages:
    8,656
    Shimmys Received:
    14,498
    Location:
    DFW
    Web:
    I am a(n)...:
    Athlete
    Yes, the restriction basically only applies to years competed at NCA/UCA.
     
  8. icequeen

    icequeen Slow your roll, Sparkle.

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Messages:
    2,598
    Shimmys Received:
    3,347
    Location:
    Louisiana
    I am a(n)...:
    Fan


    I actually think he was OO5 earlier this year.
     
  9. SL&AM

    SL&AM Slow your roll, Sparkle.

    Joined:
    May 13, 2014
    Messages:
    7,047
    Shimmys Received:
    11,524
    Location:
    At the gym
    I am a(n)...:
    Parent
    As far as I can tell, he has been with Wildcats all year. Jerry is on that team too.

    Thank you. So essentially, incoming freshmen could be against 4th and 5th year team members. I don't see how that would help anyone academically, but it could definitely elongate a cheer career I suppose.
     
  10. icequeen

    icequeen Slow your roll, Sparkle.

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Messages:
    2,598
    Shimmys Received:
    3,347
    Location:
    Louisiana
    I am a(n)...:
    Fan

    No Im sure he was there during the summer maybe at their summer camp too.
     
  11. luv2cheer92

    luv2cheer92 Moderator Staff Member Bracket Winner Video Curator

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2011
    Messages:
    8,656
    Shimmys Received:
    14,498
    Location:
    DFW
    Web:
    I am a(n)...:
    Athlete
    Yea he tried out for and made OO5, not sure how long he stayed there though. He wasn't back on Wildcats until recently, wasn't there at their last comp in December.

    Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
     
  12. Keep_Believing

    Keep_Believing Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2011
    Messages:
    5,166
    Shimmys Received:
    6,782
    Location:
    Texas
    Web:
    Twitter:
    stormydakota
    I am a(n)...:
    Parent
    Ladarius just joined Wildcats for this season. Jerry has been with Wildcats for a while. Both were on Wildcats last season.
     
  13. Sparkle Mom

    Sparkle Mom I nugget in the back

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2014
    Messages:
    254
    Shimmys Received:
    289
    I am a(n)...:
    Parent
    As a parent of a cheerleader and after meeting Gabi’s parents a few times, I think they were unfairly portrayed. Seeing a tiny snapshot and characterizing her family because of it isn’t fair. I know they obviously agreed to be on the show but creative editing is always key on reality shows. I’m sure they are flawed, (aren’t we all?) but let’s not forget they had to give up careers, family time, etc. while helping Gabi travel the country for cheer. I’m sure being the managers and parents may not be the best for most people but for them it does work and I think they are a very tight knit family. They may not be a traditional family to some but I don’t think at this age Gabi is trapped by any means. She did a live stream about the show’s portrayal and answered questions about her family. She’s an adult so she certainly may decide to go a different route but there is no handbook for raising a 13 year old cheerlebrity and I’m sure they are trying their best. I’m not sure I know any cheer parents that aren’t a little crazy but maybe that’s just me!
     
    • Shimmy Shimmy x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
    • List
  14. MrBob

    MrBob I'm new. Don't Hurt Me

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2019
    Messages:
    41
    Shimmys Received:
    12
    I am a(n)...:
    Parent
  15. oncecoolcoachnowmom

    oncecoolcoachnowmom Bestest Newbie '14

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2014
    Messages:
    6,056
    Shimmys Received:
    17,795
    I am a(n)...:
    Coach
    Side question/concern re: returners:

    I wonder how this changes the team dynamic and everyone's behavior?

    Yeah a few of them were "cheer famous" before this but now they're ACTUAL famous.

    I would love to think that everyone is equal and the kids from the show are humble enough to not get big headed but who knows.

    I wonder if it will create a difference in team synergy as in you have The Kids from The Show thinking they are above the Not Show Teammates.