Covid-19 / Varsity Response

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

  1. cac4life

    cac4life They call me Susie

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    wait, so does this mean WCSS cant keep practicing? I just watched their showcase routine and it popped off. That stinks for yall. Praying for you guys! Unfortantky I'm scared that after Biden gets into office we will be on a countrywide shutdown. I'm worried about how much mine and other people's mental health is gonna be affected.

     
  2. 123jump4!

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    Biden has said he has no plans for that and I don’t think he would have the power to even if he wanted to. It’s down to states, counties, cities.
     
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  3. Mndl

    Mndl Best Flyer.. on a parent team

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    Biden can’t shut the country down just as Trump couldn’t force states to come off lockdown. And I wouldn’t be surprised if the NJ gyms find a way to stay open
     
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    Will this be your first time for NCA Nationals?
     
  5. Jenniferg482

    Jenniferg482 I shimmy daily

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    I think they are trying to work something out. Allstar cheer is not actually a sport..... and regular Gyms (workout facilities) are still open. So something may come of that.
    But for sure no competitions until Jan- which if they can practice is fine... fingers crossed.

    Fingers crossed.

     
  6. HeatUniqueJ

    HeatUniqueJ Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Our Gyms over here in Germany have been closed again since october 29th and they will remain closed until at least Jan 1st.
    I don't think we will be back in January either. All the sports here are suffering , even regular fitness gyms are closed. It's also getting harder to keep people motivated with online practises etc. Just feels like there is no end in sight
     
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    Yes. I’d be happy to wait until next year...
     
  8. NJ Coach

    NJ Coach 10's Across the Board....literally. Staff Member National Champion

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    The Governor has already stated that competitive cheer is considered a sport. All organized activities, including practices, are to be shut down as of Saturday morning. It includes adult recreational sports, club sports, and travel teams. There are potentially ways to get around it, but then you can only have 10 people inside at a time.
     
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  9. oncecoolcoachnowmom

    oncecoolcoachnowmom Bestest Newbie '14

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    CANADIAN AND OTHER NON-US FOLKS -

    What does this look like right now for you? Are gyms open? Not open? Stunting or not? Masks? No masks? Curious.
     
  10. Jenniferg482

    Jenniferg482 I shimmy daily

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    Thanks for clarifying- I must have misinterpreted something.

     
  11. CheerItFullOut

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

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    He can make the country shut down and Trump could have “made” everyone open up but he chose not to. Its heavily dependent on Biden’s view point on preservation of the sovereignty to the states. Any president can write an executive order and “override” the active state mandates... would it “look good” and be popular? No
    Its just like a some of these Governors who have allowed some counties to have the power to decide what’s open whereas others have dictated or mandated (via) exec orders what will be done.

    That’s why we are so ticked off here in CA. Not only did we get a TON of mandated restrictions with no consultation from individual county or city governing bodies but we got random executive orders that had NOTHING to do with the pandemic that SHOULD be passed through legislation. For example: under emergency order ... here we got a ban on sales of electric appliances?!?!? This is just one of 45 executive orders we got that had nothing to do with the pandemic ...
    President could do the same thing , but it would be wildly unpopular and hard to enforce nation wide without military support in this country.
     
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    i got called a selfish a**hole and then some by bunch of moms in my mom group for wanting to take my son to the park after losing my job and a week before the shutdown began in my city ..... im sure a lot of people have suffered in some way or form during this, but i have found having to deal with a bunch of keyboard warriors who claim they are sudden "doctors" the most annoying. Id rank it up there as probably just as bad as internet politics.
     
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    Yea well- aren’t we all Selfish really? Isn’t the act of telling someone they are selfish ... selfish in itself as there isn’t consideration for the other individuals circumstances behind the so called “selfish” act.
    yes- the world is now keyboard warriors /doctors
    I just stopped listening to everything and I’m now convinced-
    ...staying at home does NOTHING. It elongates the curve..It mathematically CREATES substantial spikes when we DO open in any marked capacity... we are creating MORE problems by trying to solve another.
    There was no behavior science studied in mitigation. Had we not been so restrictive we wouldn’t have SO much want for defiance - had we been balanced in our approach with this and allowed for monitored activity in moderation we wouldn’t have sharp spikes we would have natural and gradual ups and downs. The more we encourage individuals to stay in CONTROLLED groups... in controlled settings (like school, sports and work) the better off we are. There we can monitor, trace, track and mitigate...

    We have essentially displaced & disrupted almost every controlled setting/group forcing people to seek other means of socialization instead...only to congregate back into forced isolation over and over again incubating & exasperating the spread.

    We should have spent a substantial amount of effort and money in streamlining/keeping protocols consistent and strict... incentivizing business to pay their employees in essential environments a premium... and keep older more high risk employees home.
    We have literally shut down almost all controlled sanitized environments like places to eat that limit patrons to 6, where they are temp checked and masks are required outdoors. Now those same people that would be going for dinner and drinks in those environments are throwing house parties for 20 with no masks.
    Just read a post the other day where a women scoffed - “our gov is a moron... virus is gonna virus- he can’t expect us single 18-30 somethings to stay doing nothing, we will just keeping taking the party inside at home” - exhibit A people
    Same with my cheerleaders... they talk about how a ton of kids who don’t have sports now and zoom class ends at noon all they do is go out all the time and hang out everywhere... Controlled environments are gone
     
  14. CLynn

    CLynn Best Flyer.. on a parent team

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    There is a lot of confusion right now. We were told this "we received clarification through Governor Murphy's Executive Orders and the DOH that gymnastics and cheerleading schools are permitted to continue operation in its capacity of 25% with no additional restrictions". @NJ Coach, have you all received this clarification too?
     
  15. tojofasho

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

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    Ok so, I get that people need to vent and that we're all a community here, and I swear I'm not trying to come across as rude, but can people potentially do that through DMs or make a topic in a different forum? I look in this chat to see how Varsity is planning to move forward with COVID, what competitions are being cancelled, what's being moved virtual, etc. and having to go through pages of speculation, mask debates, and politics to find that information is annoying considering what was the point of this topic initially. And I get it, I haven't been shy about my own struggles with COVID in relation to how it impacted me personally as well as my team and my life as an athlete, which could also be seen as a tangent but I tried to frame it in terms of how it impacted cheer.

    Again, I'm not trying to be rude, I'm just trying to stay in the loop so I know what my season might be looking like. There is a random thread channel on the forum, maybe move all other coronavirus related topics that aren't specific about cheerleading to there, going forward?

    Anyway, on to my question that I was looking for an answer to - does anybody know if Varsity moves a competition to a different date (for example: American Grand in Vegas was moved to Jan 16 from it's original date in December), are they giving free refunds to gyms and athletes that have already paid, or are they expected to rework their schedules to still attend, even though it's on a new date? I was just curious if anybody had any inside information on all this.