Covid-19 / Varsity Response

Discussion in 'Allstar Cheerleading' started by Jenniferg482, Mar 11, 2020.

  1. Keep_Believing

    Keep_Believing Moderator

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    Me too!

     
  2. quitthedrama

    quitthedrama I buy my Insta followers

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    UCA highly unlikely unless they change the date to the spring which I have heard is a possibility. Many big schools are not even able to stunt at official practices yet. We haven't heard anything on NCA yet but that seems very doable at this point especially since half of the competition is outdoors.
     
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  3. CLynn

    CLynn Best Flyer.. on a parent team

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    We have not traveled by air since NCA last year and assuming we can travel freely between states without a quarantine, I would still be really bummed to travel for that type of experience. If you live nearby and it is a drive that is different, or perhaps you are a sr. or it is your last year on a worlds team. But for the y1 kids who have a decade to do this and their parents? It seems an unreasonable ask to me.
     
  4. Jenniferg482

    Jenniferg482 They call me Susie

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    So interesting. I’m in NJ also and have a full schedule and this week booked hotels for Jan comps. All with the understanding that we have no insight into the future and things may change. I am interested how these comps will work with all the capacity issues.
     
  5. oncecoolcoachnowmom

    oncecoolcoachnowmom Bestest Newbie '14

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    Okay so this season, I assumed that they'd run all the comps like they did UCA 2020:

    One and done.

    No spectators.

    Limited hotel stays because comp is one day.

    For those who have schedules, is this not the case?

    Are comps still listed as 2 days per usual?
     
  6. CheerVA

    CheerVA I'm new. Don't Hurt Me

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    We just booked Battle of the Capitol in DC. Still required a 2 night stay..
     
  7. CLynn

    CLynn Best Flyer.. on a parent team

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    Yes! 2 day comps are still 2 day comps and if you are traveling from another state you often leave the day before. To me, that is a lot of travel and risk for a UCA type event (as you outlined above).

    I totally agree we need to be flexible, 100%. That said, imo, you don't need insight to the future to know our current situation. These large events and convention centers are not even open right now and with recent events I don't see them opening any time soon. All other events at these convention centers seem to be canceled or dramatically altered yet cheer still can happen? I don't know if it is a lack of honesty, an optimistic outlook or what that prevents them from declaring many of these all virtual already.
     
  8. Jenniferg482

    Jenniferg482 They call me Susie

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    I think it is maybe both- Varsity seems to be a company that can’t make rational decisions. But I am glad all my hotels are 100% refundable as are my comp fees- if everything gets canceled I will have a nice credit to start off next season!!
     
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    I just saw On cheerupdates The Majors announced it will be virtual, so I'm guessing we'll see others following soon.
     
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    emo_wifey Best Flyer.. on a parent team

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    We just got an update from the gym that they are still waiting to give us a schedule because Varsity is constantly changing things. We usually would be having our showcase in the next couple of weeks and that's not scheduled yet either. Even though I hate not knowing, that's all this year has been since March and I'm glad the gym isn't giving us a schedule only for it to change multiple times.
     
  11. kristenthegreat

    kristenthegreat Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Over Cuomo's dead body will a single event remotely in the magnitude of a cheer competition be held in NY for the next 6 months. Double for NYC. Heck, his GHOST would probably haunt any building screaming NEW YORK TOUGH and musing on the Boyfriend.

    My mom's team has managed to stay COVID-free through this point and they've had a couple games (fully masked). I think one parent per athlete has been allowed to come (although very few do- we got the NFHS Network thing so you can watch from home. It's actually not bad except it doesn't keep score so you have to hope you get a good angle of the board or track it yourself). Not sure if it's different for outdoor activities. Numbers have been creeping up a bit but who knows?
     
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    Murphy too! If anyone thinks he is going to allow the Atlantic City convention center to be overwhelmed with 20,000 cheerleaders they just are not paying attention. These venues still have 150 max capacity and the kicker - 2 people unrelated or a family in the elevator at one time. Can you imagine the hotels and lobby's with essentially non-working elevators?

    As others have said some states will likely be more open than others. Florida seems happy to be open but I am dubious that you can get the volume of teams to travel in from other states to make these competitions make sense.
     
  13. catlady

    catlady Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    From the CDC on sport events:

    CDC has not recommended a specific limit on the number of people that are safe to attend a sporting event. People who plan to go to a sporting event should contact the sporting program to find out whether seating arrangements and event logistics allow people to stay at least 6 feet apart and the maximum number of attendees the program will allow. <click here>

    In general, the number that can attend should allow groups from different households to remain at least 6 feet apart from each other. Rather than focusing on an ideal number, emphasis should be placed on the ability to reduce and limit contact between people. <click here>
     
  14. CheerItFullOut

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

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    I remember us alllll having these conversations around Worlds - I feel like we are back “there” again

    simply put- if regular life isn’t looking normal- we will NOT be having a cheer competition, I don’t care how much we wish it into existence. Name 1 event that is Scheduled AS NORMAL or scheduled As an unrestricted mass social event in ANY state in the next 6 months?! Is the super bowl even on- with fans? I mean???... I hope something changes soon, trust me - but
     
  15. cheermomforever

    cheermomforever Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    i feel with these virtual comps and having 6 days to video and send in your best is rediculous!!!!