Nca 2020

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  1. cheermommaRN

    cheermommaRN Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Oh FOR SURE! I don't think anyone should count them out. Knowing that gym and the coaching level, they will put in the hours to start hitting. Worlds is going to be interesting!

     
  2. katemarie89

    katemarie89 I'm an announcer on CBS for Worlds (or should be)

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    Team Gunz really went from 7th on day one to 2nd on day 2. I love that for them.
     
  3. oncecoolcoachnowmom

    oncecoolcoachnowmom Bestest Newbie '14

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    Cool that they are able to cheer together!

    I think people underestimate Royalty these days but as a hit zero that routine is a serious contender.
     
  4. 4D3CHEER!

    4D3CHEER! Slow your roll, Sparkle. Bracket Winner

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    Did Double O decline their At Large?
     
  5. icequeen

    icequeen Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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  6. 4D3CHEER!

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    You are right. Maybe I'm just worried too much since they haven't got paid until now. Is UCA their only next comp? Or do they have other comps besides UCA?
     
  7. icequeen

    icequeen Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    I’ve seen in the past where they would add a last minute competition to get a bid of needed.
     
  8. caffeineandglitter

    caffeineandglitter Cheer Stalker

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    It seems like the International Open teams have a harder time getting bids (which is a shame because those are also the teams where a lot of athletes are over 18 and more likely to be on their own financially). Reckless also didn't get a paid bid. Does this have something to do with what I keep seeing about "bid declarations"?
     
  9. luv2cheer92

    luv2cheer92 Moderator Staff Member Bracket Winner Video Curator

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    Yes, level 7 teams were not eligible for paid bids at NCA. The 8 senior division were "guaranteed" a paid bid each, as long as there was a team that placed in the top 5 that did not have a paid bid already. The last paid went to the highest scoring of all the open level 6 divisions, and any left over from the 8 senior divisions would then go to the next highest scoring open 6 division winners. So yes, Open and Int'l Open typically do have a harder time, but this is how it has always been. Also, Reckless did not score very high in terms of Worlds teams, so they wouldn't have gotten a paid bid anyway.

    Here is the NCA bid declaration
    https://www.varsity.com/nca/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/2020_nca_worlds_bid_declaration.pdf
     
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  10. quitthedrama

    quitthedrama I buy my Insta followers

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    Just using this as a jumping point (not responding to you personally). I saw a lot of complaining during cheersport from a couple of teams in this division regarding the new coed stunt scoring, and saw a lot of tweets last night saying that Smoex and Cali got robbed. I thought the division at NCA was placed right (although I have always been a huge Warriors fan and thought they were the better team day 2). If you're going to compete coed, then the coed part of the scoresheet needs to matter, and the top teams did solid coed stunts. Over the past few years coed stunts have looked more and more like show and gos and weren't even being held for a single count.
    As a side note, for any male cheerleader looking to cheer in college, I can promise that you will be far more marketable if you can stunt and spin once than you will if the only thing you are is a tumble bunny, so IMO it's in all of these teams best interest to work coed stunting as much as they do tumbling.
     
  11. caffeineandglitter

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    Thank you SO much, clears up a lot of my confusion! I take it each comp can set their own bid declarations?
     
  12. oncecoolcoachnowmom

    oncecoolcoachnowmom Bestest Newbie '14

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    I feel like NCA comp schools prioritize tumbling more than most others but even still, tumbling is still not the biggest part of the scoresheet (at least as far as I know.) Even if NCA prioritizes tumbling more, I agree that you still need to be more than a tumbler. If others have elite passes AND stunting ability, them > you if there are only so many slots.

    With UCA style - you are for SURE more valuable on the mat in stunts. By far.

    Additional jumping off point:

    I saw quite a few more BOY FLYERS in Worlds divisions. Cool. I am an equal opportunity human so I don't personally care who flies. However, college cheer still very much adheres to the gender role binary of girls fly and boys lift them.

    What post-Worlds opportunities are there for boys who tumble and fly - and maybe have zero coed experience?
     
  13. wishfulthinking

    wishfulthinking Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Repercussions of watching nothing but cheer for the entire weekend whilst sitting down: my back is angry at my decision.
     
  14. luv2cheer92

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    My legs felt really sore this morning, like I did a long run yesterday. But I did not.
     
  15. luv2cheer92

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    So much this! It blew my mind to see coaches complaining about the coed scoring. Hit your stunts, or build more coed stunting into your routine, and you won't have to worry about it.