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Discussion in 'Random' started by Ashley, Mar 3, 2017.

  1. catlady

    catlady Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Smh, drama and stereotype's doing their best to ruin everything. You literally can't be in a group, sport or organization without taking on some type of label.

     
  2. Sterling von Shimmer

    Sterling von Shimmer When all else fails.... I shimmy

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    Yeah sadly I don’t think we’re getting away from stereotypes anytime soon. Especially among teens. They’re trying to figure out who they are and stereotypes play into that.

    Overall I’m pretty pleased with the progress that cheer has made in the stereotype department though. When I was a quiet, sarcastic kid, people simply could not wrap their heads around the fact that I cheered. They looked at me like they couldn’t figure out if I was joking or not when I told them. And now we see kids of all types enjoy cheerleading without a second thought. Of course there will always be people stuck in the past, but I stopped paying attention to them awhile ago.
     
  3. cac4life

    cac4life They call me Susie

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    got a concussion last night...what a fun way to start the week
     
  4. oncecoolcoachnowmom

    oncecoolcoachnowmom Bestest Newbie '14

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    It's so interesting because when I actively cheered (90s late/ early 00s), very few of my teammates did other sports or activities. It seemed like an annoyance almost to our advisors and coaches if someone had (groan omg gasp) a track meet and had to miss the Homecoming Game. The expectation was cheer and try not to miss for other stuff.

    In contrast: when I actively coached, my athletes over the last few years included:

    *quite a few studio dancers (some competitive and some just taking classes.)

    *track and field athletes (JV and Varsity.)

    *a few softball players (spring sports most popular.)

    *a couple kids who played competitive club volleyball.

    *a pageant competitor.

    *A few in speech/debate.

    *a good bit of the team at one time or another playing an orchestra or jazz band instrument. A few who did marching and winter jazz.

    *several students in the various choir groups.

    *students in theater or drama activities like Fall Play, Spring Musical, etc.

    *kids who were super active with summer camps (counselors, counselors in training, lifeguards.)

    My most common accommodation was for music, drama and track activities more than anything else.
     
  5. kristenthegreat

    kristenthegreat Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Mine was pretty quiet (although people felt WAY too comfortable making certain comments), and also I found the ballots somewhat confusing for first time voters/people unfamiliar with the different parties on our ballots. Made some people VERY frustrated! We also had one weird incident with a dude that didn't escalate, but was just...strange. Still don't know what his deal was...but on the whole no trouble (unlike those poor people trying to count in like, Pennsylvania or Wisconsin! Yeesh!!)

    It's just LONG. I had to be at the standby intake at 630am, and I was working til 1015pm. You make the time pass as best you can, but the day can drag a bit. Lots of walking in circles and small talk with the fellow workers! I came home and collapsed on the floor while my roommate brought me snacks and juice cause my legs just gave up lol.
     
  6. kristenthegreat

    kristenthegreat Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    I JUST saw a NYTimes article this morning about cheerlebrities (couldn't read it, since I of COURSE am over my monthly allotment). The initial bit seemed to point out how since cheerleading isn't under the NCAA, they can get around sponsorship restrictions that other athletes can't..so expect THAT might change! Curious to actually read it, but, alas.

    I only noticed since NYT has a twitter bot that covers first-time words.
     
  7. oncecoolcoachnowmom

    oncecoolcoachnowmom Bestest Newbie '14

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    I don't think NCAA really WANTS to go after and regulate cheerleading.

    Yes, Navarro kids are profiting from this show and everything that comes from it.

    But as a whole, cheer and its participants do not:

    *generate enough $ OR publicity for colleges NOR
    *employ enough personnel at universities
    *involve enough athletes

    for NCAA to get concerned about. It's also a predominately female activity which NCAA is less concerned about in general.

    Ex: Ohio State football is BIG $ & it employs hundreds of people. Ohio State cheerleading? Not so much.

    Even outside of NCAA, at the school level, cheer tends to fall into the regulatory category of "let's ignore it until it starts costing us money or creating liability problems."

    That's why you rarely see major actions re: cheer until it, well, starts to create liability issues. And also why you see universities (with exception of a few) providing very little for cheer athletes.
     
  8. Keep_Believing

    Keep_Believing Moderator

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    Sad that I 100% believe her:

     
  9. Sterling von Shimmer

    Sterling von Shimmer When all else fails.... I shimmy

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  10. cheerbowgirl101

    cheerbowgirl101 They call me Susie

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    I always get so excited by these things just to realize it’s the...exact same thing...as always.
     
  11. Sterling von Shimmer

    Sterling von Shimmer When all else fails.... I shimmy

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    Yeah this one isn’t very innovative. I went back and forth on whether it was the 2020 or not because it was mostly all the same.
     
  12. Sterling von Shimmer

    Sterling von Shimmer When all else fails.... I shimmy

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    Live Oak HS is NOT screwing around. Full squad double arounds, which I don’t think I’ve seen anyone but G-Dubs attempt. They’ve also got stuff in there from BSB and an SE-influenced paper dolls sequence that I think will really be impressive once everyone can do it. I think they’re literally the only team that can even come close to replicating these top 1% Worlds teams. AG or coed.

    When they go against Houston (assuming they’re both D1) it’ll be a dogfight.

    Here’s their comp. Enjoy it for free while you can. And if anyone can tell me why Houston’s vid isn’t available, I’d really appreciate it.

    https://tv.varsity.com/results/6830682-2020-uca-magnolia-championship/28376
     
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  13. cac4life

    cac4life They call me Susie

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    is that a high school team!
     
  14. Sterling von Shimmer

    Sterling von Shimmer When all else fails.... I shimmy

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    Yep!
     
  15. cac4life

    cac4life They call me Susie

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    One word...WOWWWWWWWW