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Discussion in 'High School Cheerleading' started by SthrnCheerMom, Jun 30, 2019.

  1. Sterling von Shimmer

    Sterling von Shimmer I named my pet Sir Fierce-a-lot

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    One thing that Jamz and USA seem to understand that UCA does not is the importance of putting regional comps at places the girls actually want to be at. Theme parks, board walks, etc. Unlike UCA which asks you to drive hours to some random school at 7 am, wait for awards until 3 pm, and then bam your weekend is half over. With Jamz and USA you can make a day of it instead of just being bored in a gym watching pee-wee teams compete until it’s time to leave.

     
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  2. CheerItFullOut

    CheerItFullOut When all else fails.... I shimmy

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    I do have to agree that it would be best if all regionals made an “event” out of the weekend... close to a theme park, water park or some sort of town festivity. Good for team
    Bonding-
    I don’t think think it’s UCA’s call though- I believe state directors help dictate where the event is held and in their defense... I’m sure they’re trying to keep “cost” down as the typical cheer parent states... “I can’t afford
    A Wild Water entry ticket
    Great America admission
    And two trips to Disney...
    In talking with my parents (can’t speak for others)
    My parents pay a lot for uniforms and campwear (by choice) we have loaners available... nobody gets them and they ask to purchase
    As well as come out of pocket for travel
    Cost...
    outside of comp fees and Nationals... (which we 100% fundraise for)
    they like to keep the “weekend” monetary obligations to a minimum- its all business until
    nationals and even then, they’re not going for a ride on Splash Mountain or an afterthought FAMILY vacation ...
     
  3. OldskoolKYcheercoach

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    I don’t know how other UCA regionals are scheduled, but we never have a lot of downtime at Bluegrass. Last year they were running 3 judging panels and 3 varsity divisions alternating at a time (at least the best I could tell from the schedule). They had awards in a different hall. I think we had maybe an hour from performance to awards in Gameday. Then a two-hour wait. Then 30-ish minutes from performance to awards at the end of the night.

    MOST of the HS teams at Bluegrass are KY teams with a smattering of TN, southern IN, and southern OH. Very few of them stay the night except some of the middle school teams that perform at early-thirty.

    I’m not sure how much a destination would change attendance. After all the lure is the big hook of Disney and NHSCC. The number of teams who perform where the bid isn’t on their mind is very small.
     
  4. LittleMissA17

    LittleMissA17 When all else fails.... I shimmy

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    (Take note this was when game day was new)

    There was 1 panel and the usual rotation practice mats (1 for run throughs and the other for tumbling/ anything else you wanted to clean up.) So with how big division were the comp would literally be all day, especially since the MS and JV team.

    Hence why they divided Pocono to 2 days. Teams from PA,Jersey, and NY would show up to it. Empire is smaller but it was still huge with the LI and Westchester teams along with teams from NYC and Connecticut when they would still do nationals. So we’d end up showing up because maybe MS was in the morning while JV/Varsity would be in the afternoon or evening depending. So you bet you’d get there around 9 then spend the day there.
     
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    Interesting...

    Sounds like the event planner up there could use some logistics lessons
     
  6. LittleMissA17

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    As a night owl I hated the early comp days. It did get to a point where Varsity went to one and JV/MS would go to the other (even if they didn't go to nationals it was more to get them used to regionals and UCA panels). This allowed Varsity to leave a bit later and not have to spend the day at the comp to just go to their session. I come before the time of gameday and I can't imagine my current squad doing game day (since NY started doing it too) along with the traditional 2:30 routine. It must be a long day.