Confessions Of A High School Cheerleader

Discussion in 'High School Cheerleading' started by Sophie, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. MaddiKate

    MaddiKate They call me Susie

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    Adding to my last confession:
    When people assume that a girl is a good cheerleader JUST because she's pretty. Or assume at tryouts that a girl is gonna make the team because she's already hot and popular at school. No. This is gonna come off as egotistical, but I've had several people tell me that I'm a good cheerleader just because I'm gorgeous. And while I know those people meant it to be a complement, it actually offended me. Good looks don't make a girl a good cheerleader any more than having a nice butt makes someone a good volleyball player or having an amazing body and face makes you the next Tom Daley in swim (swoon)!

     
  2. SmileyRyleigh

    SmileyRyleigh Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    When girls do all-star and high school and are fully committed to allstar and don't take high school seriously... If you're going to do both, be committed to both and always give 110% at both, or only do one. It's so frustrating to have half of your team not try or care because they're too focused on all star.


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  3. MissStace

    MissStace I'm new. Don't Hurt Me

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    YOU ARE MY IDOL!!! I just want to post this straight to my fb page!


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  4. CEAisstronger

    CEAisstronger I have my own cheer message board Bracket Winner

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    The allstar girls who don't say the cheers in high school cheer and just mouth it


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  5. gymcatmomx2

    gymcatmomx2 When all else fails.... I shimmy

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    I am a cheer mom and I am so excited for football season! I can't wait to watch both my girls cheer at their football games (oldest is on Varsity and youngest is in 8th grade). I was asked by my youngest CP's coach to be the team mom since she is one of the 2 captains....not too excited about that though. I have never wanted to be or come off as being "one of those cheer moms". 23 days and counting for the first game/scrimmage!
     
  6. MaddiKate

    MaddiKate They call me Susie

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    This was basically one of my last confessions, but a lot more well-said :) Thanks!
     
  7. cheernerd5678

    cheernerd5678 Slow your roll, Sparkle. Bracket Winner

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    I hate when coaches put people in the air because they're the favorite and are tiny, even though they have terrible technique and no flexibility. And then she has to put the strongest bases under the smallest flyer because the flyer has bad technique. And the bigger flyers who have good technique get stuck with itty bitty, new bases. Not a good plan!


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  8. iCheer247

    iCheer247 Best Flyer.. on a parent team

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    There is a FRESHMAN on our team and its her first year doing all star AND (obviously) her first year doing high school and she is not committed to HS cheer in the least. She hasn't shown up for the "very highly encouraged" conditioning or captains practices yet. :rolleyes:
     
  9. MaddiKate

    MaddiKate They call me Susie

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    I feel like at least 40% of these confessions are hating on all-star cheerleaders, haha.
     
  10. gymcatmomx2

    gymcatmomx2 When all else fails.... I shimmy

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    If any of my posts came across that way it was never intentional. My two girls have participated in both for years. All-star programs have increased the overall skill level of school cheerleaders.... At least in our area. Most of the school cheerleaders in our area, do or have done, all-star cheer. I love both! If I didn't I wouldn't have spent thousands of dollars :)
     
  11. MaddiKate

    MaddiKate They call me Susie

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    No no it wasn't you! It was kind of a joke, haha. I'm not an all-star cheerleader and tbh, I can't say I'm a fan of it altogether due to what I've seen from girls I know who have been involved in it for a long time and the attitudes I see on this forum. But I do respect the sport and the people involved :)
     
  12. MHSCheercoach

    MHSCheercoach I text ACEDAD all the time

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    Feel free to! Lol
     
  13. Stephanie Ramsaier

    Stephanie Ramsaier I'm new. Don't Hurt Me

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    But if we aren't there they complain...like really?
     
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    D.Hall I'm new. Don't Hurt Me

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    -Do not give the coach attitude, you tried out for this team you knew what you were getting into
    -Do not give the captains attitude, we voted on who we thought would best lead our team
    -Just because a girl is a senior I feel like that should not just be a reason for them to be placed on a varsity squad
    -If you are on JV, do not trash talk the girls on varsity and say they shouldnt have made the team obviously they made varsity for a reason
    -I feel like the varsity squad should be made up of the best of the best it shouldnt matter if your a freshman or upper classman or not
    -I hate drama, dont talk about other people on your team
    These are just some of mine

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  15. MaddiKate

    MaddiKate They call me Susie

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    Excuse me while I go make this my life motto ;)
    Seriously though. Not just in cheer, but in life. Remember those times when talking crap behind someone's back solved the issue? Neither do I.