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Discussion in 'Allstar Cheerleading' started by FamUsM0m, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. ipaysheflies

    ipaysheflies I text ACEDAD all the time

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    I really wish Florida would implement this rule, seems like the schedules conflict more and more every year and I've noticed so many more injuries this year. These girls never stop. My daughter only does HS now, it was too much to try to do both at once (for me lol... she'd gladly do both.)

     
  2. dat.jpp

    dat.jpp I shimmy daily

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    oh that sucks... do you why?
     
  3. mariahnicole1216

    mariahnicole1216 I have my own cheer message board

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    I'm sure it's probably political, but also scheduling can become an issue. Like tumbleyoda said, most end up doing quarter season teams which start up around this time of year (usually the weekend right after state). That's what I always did, and I actually preferred it. I got the best of both worlds but I didn't feel like I was drowning in cheer like I would if I was doing both at the same time.
     
  4. mischiefmanaged

    mischiefmanaged I shimmy daily

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    Arizona is the same you can't do both high school cheer and all stars.
     
  5. tumbleyoda

    tumbleyoda Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Correct it is political mainly. They want to preserve the "illusion" that these athletes have only cheered school and therefore have learned every skill that they have thru cheering at school. I know in my area you have many families whose dream is for their child to cheer on the school team so they only cheer All Stars to get the tumbling and stunting skills needed for High School tryouts. In my area most of the High School teams ask you have to have a running tuck and standing tuck at minimum, with the larger schools requiring layouts, fulls and specialties to fulls to have a serious chance at making the squad. With Northern Illinois being the stronger region in school cheer, I can only imagine what is needed up there.

    A second issue is scheduling to be sure. A lot of times school cheer is sold as less expensive and time consuming than All Stars but I can guarantee you the top teams in this State practice just as much or more than All Stars and they spend way more than they advertise. While they don't have the hotel stays as much, camps, choreography, music, training, private lessons, stunt group lessons, projects, etc takes up those savings pretty quickly.
     
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    Holy crap.
     
  7. tumbleyoda

    tumbleyoda Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Looking at the three larger schools we work with (we have about 12 currently), each one has close to 50 percent fulls or more. The one that placed top 10 has several kids with specialty to fulls, double fulls, standing fulls, cartwheel fulls. On that team over 3/4 of them cheered for our gym at least two seasons BEFORE they went to High School. Most still take private lessons with one of our staff members. We are in effect their feeder gym...lol.

    If we could retain those athletes just from those three schools - all within 15 minutes of our gym we would very easily have at least a large and a small Worlds division team, and make it to day 2, if not finals. But the way Illinois is set up....
     
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  8. Official OWECheer

    Official OWECheer Most likely to post anywhere

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    Good god. Imagine these teams at UCA or NCA?
     
  9. LittleMissA17

    LittleMissA17 I text ACEDAD all the time

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    Can Illinois teams leave state for competition? I could picture them at NCA since their format is so similar.
     
  10. tumbleyoda

    tumbleyoda Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    It would be crazy. Of course they still would have to hit. :)
     
  11. tumbleyoda

    tumbleyoda Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Not sure on that. I would have to ask our School team director about that.
     
  12. cheermommaRN

    cheermommaRN Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Not a cheer brag but...
    A couple weeks ago cp tried out for her HS drill team. It's a 5 time national winning dance team and she had zero dance experience outside of all star. Over 60 girls tried and out, they took the natural break at 35. She made the team! The dance instructor was apprehensive about how she would do and even suggested waiting until next year. When she heard "cheer" she thought of rec/school cheer. She didn't realize that senior level all star choreography is pretty intense sometimes.
    So we are done with cheer but super excited about poms. She gets to perform at FNL all fall and then they compete all spring!
     
  13. retiredl5cheer

    retiredl5cheer Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    WOOOOO! That's really exciting. Best of luck to her!
     
  14. cheer25mom

    cheer25mom Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    I did this in high school. It SOOO much fun!
     
  15. Cinn124

    Cinn124 Best Flyer.. on a parent team

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    My babygirl this afternoon!