Nca 2015

Discussion in 'NCA' started by russscarce, Dec 11, 2014.

  1. luv2cheer92

    luv2cheer92 Moderator Staff Member Bracket Winner Video Curator

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    Do you know if they are full videos or the partial ones?

     
  2. ScottyB

    ScottyB I think I can mix Cheer Music

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    Full :shimmy:
     
  3. UCFKnights07

    UCFKnights07 Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    will they be free to watch and where.
     
  4. ulta

    ulta They call me Susie

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    Varsity.com
     
  5. klynn64

    klynn64 When all else fails.... I shimmy

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    Has anyone been able to see the videos that they anticipated posting for Saturday ?
     
  6. klynn64

    klynn64 When all else fails.... I shimmy

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    The performances in Hall B, C, and D I mean.
     
  7. kaylalalaxo

    kaylalalaxo Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Thank god the videos are full length!!!
     
  8. Markiesgirl

    Markiesgirl I nugget in the back

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    I noticed that and wondered the same thing.
     
  9. mecheermom

    mecheermom I have my own cheer message board

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    Is there a suggestion box? While I love the Varsity Ap, the convention center did not have any signal for either Verizon or Sprint, so it was almost impossible to bring it up. Free Wifi would have been nice since printed copies were not available, especially when there was no way to print day 2 ahead of time.
     
  10. notyourcheermom

    notyourcheermom Slow your roll, Sparkle. National Champion

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    100 shimmies. Thank goodness I had a kid with me on AT&T to pull up schedule. I wanted to chuck my Sprint iPhone off the balcony in the arena I was so frustrated with the Varsity app. "Your connection is too slow"
     
  11. TheVipersMom

    TheVipersMom Biggest (stalker) Fan '14

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    My AT&T phone worked but not great.

    Ok well it worked a bit and then every once and a while it would be funky lol


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  12. MZ3

    MZ3 I nugget in the back

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    Does anyone know if they will be posting more videos? The Y3 division is not up.


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  13. idrive

    idrive I Fierce Board instead of work/study

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    I never said thanks so Thanks! The ride down Friday was very interesting to say the least!
     
  14. idrive

    idrive I Fierce Board instead of work/study

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    Same issues here. I really do miss them announcing the scores throughout the divisions but I understand why they quit doing so.
     
  15. mommycheer

    mommycheer Cheer Stalker

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    Home now..some thoughts and issues after my first NCA experience....

    1. Stay to Play is just awful and should be illegal. The fact that our team was assigned a hotel 12 miles away from the venue and was basically "forced" to stay there is just nuts. Weather rendered the roads un-drivable and made it next to impossible for our team to get to the venue. Had we been able to book on our own (especially knowing that bad weather had been an issue the year before) we would have chosen to stay in the city within walking distance of the venue. To be "told" where we HAD to stay is just crazy. Had our team bus, myself or a member of my family been injured or killed due to road conditions on the drive to the venue Connections Housing, NCA and the city of Dallas would have had one heck of a lawsuit on their hands.

    2. The venue itself was awful by Sunday...piles of garbage everywhere, very few food choices available.

    3. Inadequate security enforcing the "no seat saving" rules...all around us were seats being "saved"...not for people who needed to get up to use the bathroom or grab a bite to eat, but multiple seats being "saved" with jackets/backpacks etc for hours on end...one of our Moms had security come up to find out why a team was saving an entire row for their athletes who were not anywhere in sight...even after the security guard told the team that the seats could not be saved the team parents still refused to move the jackets and backpacks!!!!

    4. Although it may only snow once a year, the business owners in and around Dallas really need to buy some sand and shovels!!! Sidewalks ,pathways and parking lots around the Convention Center, DART and our hotel should have been shoveled and/or sanded. Instead they were left with an icy covering which made it very dangerous for pedestrians. I understand the reasoning around the fact that they do not salt the roads but playground sand and gardening shovels are readily available in any Home Depot and should be used.

    All in all, the competition experience itself was amazing!!! The girls on our team loved it!!!! The parents, not so much at all. The biggest problem being the Stay to Play and our distance from the venue. We were less than 2 miles from a DART station but on Friday and Saturday those 2 miles were a death trap. Putting my CP on the bus with her teammates and watching them drive off on an ice covered road was a stress that no parent should be forced to go through.
    It remains to be seen if our gym will attend NCA next year. After the experience that we had this past weekend, it is totally up in the air. I do know already the coaches and parents are already looking at the loopholes in Stay to Play so that our team's athletes and families will not be put in the dangerous situation that we were put in this year.
    I want to thank everyone on this forum for all of the tips!!! The information that I learned in advance here was passed on to our team families, therefore eliminating some of the stresses of the weekend. Mother Nature can really be a friend or a foe and it is too bad that she chooses the latter for NCA weekends :( The city of Dallas needs to take her a bit more seriously!!! LOLOL
    Thank you again everyone :)
     
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