Cheersport 2015

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  1. CEA_ATC

    CEA_ATC When all else fails.... I shimmy

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    Did not mean it that way at all. Cheersport is big.. really big to them. But for my CP (can't speak for others), NCA is set apart because we take so few teams, and it is a "reward" for reaching that level 5 team. Dallas trip is different at CEA, and the girls grow up watching the NCA preparations knowing that some day, they would get to go. Mine went as a Tiny and Mini to Cheersport and had won and gotten CRUSHED there, so it was familiar, I guess? So few NCA jackets, so they seem more "prized" to her. But she is a competitor... she wants every bookbag (even if she has 5 already), every jacket, every medal, etc.... I love the fire in her. I cannot explain why NCA is "it", but it feels different. Kinda like Summit does for her now. With all its faults, She LOVED the Summit and her ring from last year is one of her dearest possessions.

     
  2. Pebbles49

    Pebbles49 Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    @njallday, I do not know why only level 5s (including Y5 and J5) received the leather sleeved jackets and many of the parents who were new to the team (excluding me, because I did not care) were quite taken by surprise and the jackets were actually delivered to us late and seem like the EPs maybe decided to do this at the last minute...
    In retrospect, I rather every winner should receive the same prizes or charge level 5 athletes more entry fees to compensate in the difference in gifts... just saying!

    PS: I noticed how athletes from heavily competitive levels (18 or more teams) feel slighted and they absolutely deserve the same accolades as the level 5s athletes, just my opinion...
     
  3. Pebbles49

    Pebbles49 Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    @CEA_ ATC have to agree with you on the NCA comments... Maybe the mystique in NCA is the fact that the built up and preparation for the athletes are so real...Our athletes are practicing 6 days a week and all the additives included, NCA is built up to be the SuperBowl for cheerleaders, but I still don't get that same intensity for Summit, as of yet! So, I am guessing our children will be seeing each other in 12 days in Hall A and probably again, in another 12 days at UCA...Good luck! But at my gym, I believe only 8 teams out of 30+ teams get to go and I think only a few more are going from Pa... So, why not go gugu over a competition that is so exclusive...
     
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  4. ncmomx2

    ncmomx2 They call me Susie

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    I understand why level 5s get special jackets. Some of tj ose kids have worked hard to get their tumbling to that level either through paying their dues in cheer or crossing over from gymnastics. Complaining because your Susie in level 3 doesn't get leather sleeves after cheering for a year is ridiculous IMO. @CEA_ATC, I laughed out loud (almost... as I'm at work and really out loud would be embarrassing) at the tiny senior flyers comment!

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  5. CEA_ATC

    CEA_ATC When all else fails.... I shimmy

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    This. Exactly. And we are freaking out because we have what is significant winter weather (for NC) coming in tonight. We are trying to figure out how everyone will practice this week when we can't really clear roads down here. We may have to sleep in the gym if we miss all this week.

    On a side note... I love how our teams have "bonded" in a way. CP has kids she considers friends on Twinkles, and vice-versa. I love it. I also love how they WANT to see each other in competition. Probably why she views NCA and UCA as so important, too. She wants the biggest Y5 division possible. Wants to go against the best... Twinkles are the best.

    Speaking of competitions (and knowing there are some changes coming to Summit bids), if WC gets a Y5 invite, are they considering coming to Summit with Y5?
     
  6. Cheermom1969

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

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    So a Level 3 athlete doesn't work as hard and, therefore, doesn't deserve the same jacket that a Level 5 athlete does. Ok, interesting.
     
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    shawtyyBHADDx3 Best Flyer.. on a parent team

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    Um excuse me? What about the one who will never be level 5? We never payed our dues by working hard? Just because we can't all have level 5 tumbling doesn't mean we should be treated any different.

    Seriously when people bring this up it pisses me off to no extent because I'm one of those people who never got to level 5 because tumbling just wasn't my thing. That means I don't deserve a special jacket?

    Let me stop now......


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  8. Pebbles49

    Pebbles49 Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    @ncmomx2, I have to disagree with you on the comments that level 5s athletes work harder than lower level athletes... My daughter have learned the advanced tumbling skills without working as hard as the girls I see taking privates for bhs and tucks... For some athletes tumbling comes easier and they rise up quickly in levels, maybe because of innate ability... But my daughter have friends on level 2s and 3s that are constantly in the gym working and feels it is unfair that my daughter does not work hard, but she is able to do things without much effort. So, this is the same for some people with calculus , too..
     
  9. abbyandy9

    abbyandy9 I'm an announcer on CBS for Worlds (or should be)

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    I feel for your daughter, that would be disappointing and I don't understand why all 5s got them except youth. One thing you could tell her that might comfort her, she's in a tiny (very lucky) percentage of the cheer population that gets to go to her gym and be coached by her coach. My CP cheered for 12 years in Oregon and let me tell you, they don't have gyms and coaches here like yours. We went to Dallas twice and felt lucky to not finish last. I can't even comprehend what it would feel like to go to a competition like Cheersport or Dallas and know that you could actually win. Congrats on winning and good luck in Dallas, theirs is always one of my favorite teams to watch!
     
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    littlestALLSTAR When all else fails.... I shimmy

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  11. crazzyeyesassypants

    crazzyeyesassypants Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    I hope you aren't implying that lower level athletes don't work hard? It's the athletes choice if they decide to crossover from gymnastics to cheer, there should not be any special treatment for crossing over on another sport!!


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  12. Pebbles49

    Pebbles49 Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    @CEA_ATC as much as I would like to reveal that answer, I have to resist and say maybe...
    I hope my daughter gets to meet up with your daughter this year, so let's agree to get together, okay! I can tell you it will not be hard to spot my cp from the Twinkles -- She will be the tallest one with the natural orange tan,,, haha!
     
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  13. cheermommaRN

    cheermommaRN Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    I guess my kid is a weirdo because she doesn't even look at those jackets anymore. She has an NCA with leather sleeves...wore it for two days and then I found it on the floor of her closet. It's now hanging in our downstairs closet. The newest cp (Paige) is 180 degrees different. She has taken all of her sisters practice clothes, jackets, and old Spirit warm ups for herself.
    She loves that NCA jacket even though she didn't earn it! She does have one Cheer America jacket that was given to her by Phoebe's bobcat team because they won and said she was a good luck charm.


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  14. CEA_ATC

    CEA_ATC When all else fails.... I shimmy

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    THat sounds awesome!! We have to make it happen in Dallas or Disney. Mine is the bob cut red head on YE.... Our tan should be "natural" :) but brown.. no home tanning for those two comps!! My CP says "Uniform Swap?" with a big smile on her face... if they are comparable size, she wants to do that put on each other's uni for some pics, then give back thing.
     
  15. Pebbles49

    Pebbles49 Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    I think the desire for the NCA jacket over all others, might lie in that the same NCA jacket crossed over to school, college and allstars all receive similar or identical jackets and I believe same trophy too, but not sure...

    I just remember in the mall back in Nov. I had a college and HS age cheerleaders that recognized this same jacket and college aged girl told me her team almost won one... However, I heard the UCAs give a different jackets to the cheerleading squads.. I heard school and college cheerleaders receive white satin with red lettering jackets and allstars the black satin with gold letters... If I am wrong, please correct me on this matter...
     
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