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Discussion in 'Allstar Cheerleading' started by Sterling von Shimmer, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. OldskoolKYcheercoach

    OldskoolKYcheercoach There are Cheeropedia articles about me!

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    Meh...I don't hate you any more than I inherently hate 99.9% of the 7.53 billion people who live on this planet. I have never met you, and I can't think of any special reason to hate you. My responses to most posts are direct and without fluff. Sometimes they are wordy, but the athletes I coach tell me I get long-winded when teaching skills too. They are not meant to be lectures. The timing of this post would seem to coincide with my response to your thread about some random all star team winning World's. A prediction made in June, and then some follow up comment about team chemistry being the X-factor. To which I bluntly replied, that you can never consider team chemistry to be the X-factor. While I haven't won NHSCC, or even gotten close in my short time attending that particular event. Team chemistry is the end-all-be-all in virtually every sport/activity. I have had the maximum amount of success allowed by the TRUE x-factors at every stop on my coaching career (cheerleading, baseball, basketball, all of the above) because of my focus on chemistry and culture. See my response to @tojofasho below for more.

    You are correct private message would have gotten answered much more quickly. I have no intentions of being condescending. I just don't pull any punches or add any fluff. I've been doing this for years, and I have a TON of success in building teams and changing cultures both in cheer and in healthcare. I haven't had a lot of success on the big stage (Ie: NHSCC), but I have only recently began taking teams there...and well, that just takes time. What I have done successfully, at every stop along the way, is turn programs full of bitterness, infighting, and parental complaints into well-oiled machines that compete and maximize THEIR potential. THEIR potential is largely dependent upon feeder programs, local training facilities, and administrative support for all the "fringe" extras. At my current school, we have tripled participation in the last six years. That's an additional forty kids who have something to do, a group to lean on, and high standards to live up to, instead of whatever "personal extracurriculars," they might otherwise choose.

    @ScottyB and I talk shop on FB occasionally, but to say we know each other outside of a happenstance bro-hug at NHSCC this year would be a stretch. I have no derision towards you. You're a nurse right? So am I, and I KNOW you'll get this analagy. I'm the bitter, old, calloused nurse sitting across the nurse's station from you that is dry as hell, has no time or energy for chit-chat, but wants to see you succeed without making all the mistakes I made at your age. I had an assistant director once who every one on the unit sort of despised. I loved her, because I knew if she was blasting my documentation in chart audits, that she was blasting everyone else's for the same thing.


    Yes, I'm opinionated, direct, and dry as a bone. I'm the triage nurse that when people say, "it hurts when I do THIS" (bending their wrist backward at an awkward, inhuman angle), I say, "Well then stop friggin' doing that." I take strategies from coaching sports and leading in business, bring them to the activity of cheerleading, and have loads of success getting the best out of people. All coaches tend to coach the way they were coached. I hated my cheer coaches, and loved my sports coaches. If I coached my cheer teams the way I was coached, we would have drama, back-biting, bitterness, and failures. I implement new strategies, people say, "that's a good idea, I LOVE that." Then they go on coaching their team the way they always have. A year later, they're still having the same problem, for which I gave them the solution.

    The last thing I want to add...this isn't just anecdotal. We track EVERYTHING in my programs. I believe in celebrating even the smallest success, and tracking everything gives us a means to do so, but just as importantly, I can provide evidence that the strategies are working. So, I do have a lot of confidence in what I am doing. It's not arrogance, trust me, I have no preconceived notion that this couldn't fall apart on me at the drop of a hat, but my level of confidence in these techniques grows as the numbers consistently reinforce that something is right.

    If you still choose to ignore me, I wish you the best. If you do not, I will at least attempt to fluff up the responses a bit and try to appear more kind; but I make no promises that my natural, direct personality will not continue to shine through.

    Best wishes
     
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  2. Sterling von Shimmer

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

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    • Thanks for all the DM’s everyone!
     
  3. quitthedrama

    quitthedrama I buy my Insta followers

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    Once someone said high school thread it instantly all made sense....and then page two happened to confirm.