Lets All Brainstorm: More Cheerleaders

Discussion in 'Discussing the Cheerleading Industry' started by TheCheerDiamond, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. cheerisloving

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

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    Yes, so true especially when you get into high school.

    I had a semi late start at 10 but I progressed really quickly in the years that I was apart of the sport. My parents were tired out by the time I was in 8th grade and we took a break. High school came and I wanted to go back but it was almost impossible to do school cheer (HS bball is the bomb) or the musical. Or anything. I already commuted to my HS, so even the the gym was 20 minutes away, any extra driving was taxing.

    Now many of the girls on my HS team that do AS are on 4.2 or a half year team nearby that doesn't really travel far and doesn't really conflicted with their schedules. I couldn't do that. I'm a strong level 4 athlete and there isn't a half year team market for that.
     
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    One of the reasons I'm thankful for the fall/winter season breakup in scholastic cheerleading. Kids are much more like to stick with cheer if they don't feel compelled to do it all year round.
     
  3. cheerisloving

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

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    Well where I'm from, you don't have to do football season and if you do you don't have to compete. My HS football team is atrocious, but I wanted to compete. We aren't State contenders so usually after October we just have games. Some girls stick around for basketball, some don't, some girls tryout for bball. Because basketball is so prominent in our school, girls usually never sit that season out. It is more flexible, we don't really practice outside of days when we have games. So essentially you only have to days to commit to cheer, so if you want to do AS you can luck out without a Tuesday practice and half years prob aren't going to any of the big comps. It's workable.