Covid-19 / Varsity Response

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  1. oncecoolcoachnowmom

    oncecoolcoachnowmom Bestest Newbie '14

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    Not understanding the NO CHEERLEADERS AT GAMES rules either. Especially for high school.

    Sideline cheer is probably the EASIEST part of the gameday experience to modify for social distancing and perform safely.

    Options are endless:

    *Limit # of cheerleaders participating.

    (Ex: Only select group of Varsity cheerleaders at away games. Split A-L or M-Z so only certain last names cheer every home game if squad is huge.)

    *Spread girls out in stands around stadium sections (makes for a challenge in calling cheers but it is doable.)

    *No poms if germs or touching things are a concern.

    *Stick to creating visuals with jumps or tumbling (which crowds seem to like better anyway.)

    *Spread out along different yard lines so everyone isn't crowded right in front of student section.

    So many ways to make it happen safely if you need to.

     
  2. 5monkeysjumping

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    Friends in TN and OH have daughters in HS cheer and they are cheering at games (the one in TN was stunting). Our football season has been moved to the spring, so who knows what it will look like here yet.
     
  3. Kentucky Girl

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    Probably wearing masks, I assume.
     
  4. kristenthegreat

    kristenthegreat Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Compared to a lot of sports/activities, heck even the football game itself, this can be EXTREMELY Covid-friendly.
     
  5. cheermomforever

    cheermomforever Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    My daughters HS team she coaches only can practice for one hour outside with masks but volleyball can practice inside? And football no masks?
     
  6. kristenthegreat

    kristenthegreat Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    My mom's team is currently outside practice only, in 'pods' and during certain moments they need masks- coaches maintaining a 6-foot distance (my mom says pickup/drop off is actually the worst time since the parents aren't always wearing masks and everybody is standing super close). AFAIK they might be heading inside at SOME point, but since my sister just had a baby yesterday I don't know how involved my mother will be. At least for my old HS, the gym has two sets of double doors that open directly outside so they could have lots of air moving through.
     
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    Rudags Two Time Defending Champion, Board Comedian

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    As a choreographer, we have just adapted to "new normal." We wear masks while doing choreography and really only remove them if we are at the front of the floor not around anyone or eating/drinking. A few gyms I have worked with were unable to stunt so we taught building skills completely contactless or set them up with an affordable package to go back to do building skills at their comfort and convenience. Not easy, and not my preference to teach contactless, but the job got done. Obviously seeing things in the air and the potential of what the athletes may excel at or struggle at makes it a guessing game. Most of those programs just got innovative elements and we kept the basics of each skill so we can upgrade later once we get videos.

    We did have several programs recycle either parts of their routines or their "wow moment" building elements that were not competed last year; but as a whole, I would say everyone was optimistic about moving forward and getting back to normal. I doubt, especially at the higher world caliber, you will see much recycling.
     
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  8. catlady

    catlady Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    It's these rules that drive me insane.

    @oncecoolcoachnowmom I asked the question of a neighbor coach and was told it boiled down to capacity and not common sense with social distancing. Roughly quoted, "Cheerleaders and band members take up a lot of bus and stadium space, so they had to restrict and limit their numbers at games and take them off transportation since capacity was greatly reduced." He said the reality when it comes to high school football is the money made from gate sales and concessions go into the athletic fund and supports all high school sports. Students and certain businesses keep getting robbed of their experiences and clientele under the guise of "safety" while others get a pass.
     
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  9. kristenthegreat

    kristenthegreat Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    I mean, if I heard correctly CT football just got canceled outright, and I know 1 of 3 HS's in town was just shut down/back online from Covid cases so bye-bye sports for them. I heard a 'rumor' they might try to play football outside the school system but I would not REMOTELY be down to clown with that foolishness.
     
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    catlady Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    My family is up in Charlevoix, MI right now, and a bar (closed by Gov order) is next door to a restaurant with a bar (open) and had the following sign on its door:

    "Imagine a virus so intelligent it knew how to distinguish between an establishment that served food and one that did not."

    ^^^That sign pretty much sums up my thoughts on how some get a pass and others don't when it comes to this virus.
     
  11. RS_Amie

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    Yeah in the U.K. currently we can’t meet in groups of more than 6 (then it’s different for each country on how under 12s are counted. England counts an under 12 as a person and the other 3 countries don’t) HOWEVER we are still expected to go to offices for work and the kids are all back in schools. Sports teams can still train socially distanced. You can meet up with your grouse shooters and shoot grouse in groups of up to 20. But you can’t meet your close family in a group bigger than 6. Unless you’re at school or work, then the virus will happily leave you alone.


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  12. UCFKnights07

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    i somewhat understand the logic behind allowing restaurants to stay open, but to not allow bars. In a restaurant social distance can be done right, in a bar i feel like that would be really hard to enforce, most people go to bars to stand around and chill, typically with no where to sit. I just feel like enforcing social distance at an actual bar is by far a lot more difficult then a restaurant. Although i find the whole thing ridiculous cause even at restaurants people dont socially distance very well anyways.
     
  13. kristenthegreat

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    Yeah, this is generally the idea- the casual atmosphere, the fact that most are indoors and become easy breeding grounds for it, and also the fact that if you're drinking alcohol you start heading towards impairment and the likelihood of making poorer choices. Of the NYC restaurants I've seen, MOST have been doing a pretty spectacular job of socially distancing by our standards (either 6ft apart or enacting barriers between tables). The ones that haven't made the news...and are also down the street from me. :confused: (or were a 300-person party. WHO IS DOING THIS IN A PANDEMIC?!)

    I don't know what the statistics are for infections off my head, but there's definitely a growing number of indicators that indoor dining is resulting in the largest sect of new cases. I know the greatest causes for concern are 'attractive nuisances' as Cuomo calls them- the things that cause people to gather in random groups for a long period of time.
     
  14. cheermomforever

    cheermomforever Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Yes it did.....it went yes, no, yes, And a final no but every other fall sport was never questioned and continue!
     
  15. Knowcheering

    Knowcheering I nugget in the back

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    The lack of consistency in the rules about what is or isn't allowed is a little frustrating. Football is canceled in some areas, but thousands of people are allowed to pack like sardines and hold a protest. It doesn't make any sense. If you cancel football and school, the kids are just going to gather at someone's house and throw a party instead, especially on college campuses. We can't eat inside a restaurant, but hundreds of people are allowed to shop at Home Depot or Target. Have we heard of any instances of kids or their parents dying from Covid after being sent back to school this year? Some towns are doing half-virtual, half in-person school. Does the virus strike on Mondays and Wednesdays, but not on Tuesdays and Thursdays? It seems like towns are implementing rules not because they're all that effective, but just to say they did something.
     
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