AS or HS. I’ve literally never done anything else so I don’t know, but I don’t think people are spending 6K on track or volleyball. Reading about the costs of AS cheer has been a real eye-opener. It’s only been a few years since I left AS for HS after my fiancée got traded and we had to move. I’m shocked at how quickly AS costs have SKYROCKETED in that time. I’m wondering if there’s any comparison between us and other sports. I understand travel/clothing/shoe costs exist for everyone, but feel that cheer is getting so expensive that it’s quickly turning into a “status symbol” activity and I don’t like it. I don’t think money should prohibit athletes from pursuing their goals. I already see it at the (public) HS cheer level so I have to imagine the problem is exponentially bigger for AS. And if this problem doesn’t exist (or at least doesn’t exist as much) for other sports, it puts cheerleaders at yet another disadvantage. It almost feels price-gougey on the part of the EP/gym owner/Varsity/whoever is asking for all the cash this time. So anyway, if anyone did additional sports alongside cheerleading or have children who do, I’d be interested to know how the two compare.