Nacp The Tryout "rules"

Discussion in 'Tryout Information for Allstar Programs' started by Mamarazzi, May 10, 2013.

  1. Mamarazzi

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    Tryout season. The time of year when normally calm, supportive parents lose the good sense God gave them.

    Thought it would be a great idea to update The Rules so us spectators can get through this time of year without acting like complete donkeybooties. Please add below!

    - Thou shalt not ask which athletes are aging-off/not returning

    - Thou shalt not be Coach Mom/Dad, unless you actually receive a paycheck from your CP's gym

    - Thou shalt exude nothing but joy for every child's new skills and successes in the time leading up to tryouts

    - Thou shalt not be present while your child tries out. Doesn't matter if it's allowed or not.

    - Thou shalt be welcoming to new parents and athletes at your program.

    - Thou. Shalt. Not. Recruit. You pay the gym, not vice-versa. Stay out of it.

     
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    Thou shalt not tell the coach what level/age group/position, etc Susie needs to be on.
     
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    MomOf2ThatsMe Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Thou shall no EVER offer your CP up to crossover, only to try and get your CP on a higher level team, and then try and drop the lower level team because the other team is "a better fit" "her friends are on it" or "a better practice night"...

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    Thou shalt not verbally assign other people's children to teams based on your vast and thorough knowledge of Allstar Cheerleading.


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    Thou shalt not demean your child's age appropriate team assignment because your child doesn't want to be on a team with "babies" because they're somehow so much more suited to be on a senior team as a 12 year old.


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    Thou shall not threaten your own CP with loss of cell phone, blood, life, limb or a car ride home if they do not hit their pass at tryouts.


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    SarahS Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    I was about to post something, then I realized that this thread is not in the parent section. Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeep.
     
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    Be vague and post away, love...
     
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    Thou shalt not show your face at the gym ONLY during the time period leading up to tryouts.
     
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    Thou shalt not be upset if your child doesn't make level 2 even though she is brave enough to jump backwards onto her head.


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    Thou shalt not verbally second guess, discuss or otherwise reevaluate every member of your CPs new team as if you're smarter than the coach that placed them there.


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    Thou shalt not talk smack about another athlete's placement being higher than your CP's placement to anyone- including your CP. Let her enjoy herself.
     
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    If you are new to your gym, you shall not spread misery and negativity in sordid detail from the program you just left. You've moved on....so move on.


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    Thou shall NEVER threaten to pull your CP from the gym if he/she does not get the placement you like.

    Thou shall not threaten to pull your CP if they do not make a level 5 team where your CP can do their full.

    If your CP is attending flyer clinics/tryouts or whatever your gym has to assess flyers drop them off and run as far as you can. If you must stay do not watch and do not engage the other parents who are there waiting to tell you who should fly on what level team and why.
     
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    Thou shalt mind one's own business.