Covid-19 / Varsity Response

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  1. KPep

    KPep Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Oh I feel you, we have been on lockdown for a while now here in Quebec (since the beginning of October). Some small gyms already had to shut down last spring, I am pretty sure others will follow this winter...

    Good luck to you guys!

     
  2. Jenniferg482

    Jenniferg482 They call me Susie

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    I would assume you have to compete for the bid since there is. I virtual portion. I do know there are less bids than usual as this used to be a 2 day and they switched it to 1. And there are currently 85 teams registered.

    But honestly with the daily increases of cases in the state I feel like it will be cancelled.

     
  3. quitthedrama

    quitthedrama I buy my Insta followers

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    I assume they will be giving refunds for those who wish to not go. I think every EP is in a tough spot right now - for every person who feels an in person competition shouldn't happen there is at least one person who absolutely wants to compete. I'm not sure how the drive increases more than 3 hours for anyone since the venues are 2.5-3 hours apart per the map but I'm not from that area so maybe I'm missing something. Regardless, this season really needs to be about flexibility and compromise if the industry wants to survive past this season.
     
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  4. CLynn

    CLynn Best Flyer.. on a parent team

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    I really want my kids to compete. But I don't want to be put into a position to travel to areas with raging infections and hospitalizations to do so. I also want my kids in school and not virtual but that isn't happening either. I get how smaller local comps could arrange for something safe inside but nobody has said how NCA or Cheersport would do this? I have been to both many times and don't see it and they are not saying. Keeping six feet social distance on those escalators? in the bathrooms? eating anything? simply walking?

    It is all almost a moot point because at this time travel restrictions are such that many teams will not be able to go whether people want to or not. If we can get past these next few months we have a realistic potential to safely have competitions in spring, Summit, Worlds etc. My fear is by pushing it now the first cheer mom, dad or grandparent that brings it back after a trip will shut it down entirely in many states. No local comps, no practices, nothing.
     
  5. cheermomforever

    cheermomforever Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    as of today WI is one of the top 10 states not to visit......a comp was moved to there????
     
  6. CLynn

    CLynn Best Flyer.. on a parent team

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    Yes :( can’t make this stuff up and I haven’t seen much outrage.
     
  7. 123jump4!

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    dat.jpp Best Flyer.. on a parent team

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    Welp, the gym I coach at just closed down the gym for 2 weeks. The owner of the gym made the announcement 30 minutes ago.
     
  9. oncecoolcoachnowmom

    oncecoolcoachnowmom Bestest Newbie '14

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    Has anyone in here competed virtually yet?

    What are your thoughts?

    How did your gym organize the recording and such?

    Do you feel like you had as much competition as you normally would have in person?

    Given the choice, would you rather compete in person or stay virtual?

    Really curious about how this is working and how people are feeling about it.
     
  10. cac4life

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    I would much rather compete in person
     
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    cac4life Cheer Stalker

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    We have not completed yet but we are doing in person for all of them for now.
     
  12. Lower Level Queen

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    I wasn’t there, so I can’t comment yet on how it went, but I believe Jamfest had the first in person competition in Indianapolis last weekend. Masks at all times except optional while competing, limited spectators, only allowed in during your session, and I think awards were in person but I’m not sure.
     
  13. CLynn

    CLynn Best Flyer.. on a parent team

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    WSF Kentucky just went all virtual.
     
  14. oncecoolcoachnowmom

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    When a comp starts out face to face and goes virtual, is there a change at all in the comp fee you're charged? (Ex: if your costs reflect a face to face comp fee, and it goes virtual, does the gym cut you a check for the change in price?) Or is the fee same?
     
  15. cheermomforever

    cheermomforever Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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