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  1. luv2cheer92

    luv2cheer92 Moderator Staff Member Bracket Winner Video Curator

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    One thing I'm glad they changed several years ago. Junior 3 and 4 used to get split into all girl/coed.

     
  2. cac4life

    cac4life They call me Susie

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    oh my bad...well medium junior 4 then!
    was not told that haha, totally my bad!
    DOES NOT CHANGE THE FACT WE ARE READY!!!!! We are coming in hard and ready to take over that division!
     
  3. Sterling von Shimmer

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

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    I just rediscovered this.

    The Insane, Wonderful, Totally 2013 World of Celebrity Cheerleaders


    It’s always fun seeing super feminist websites grapple with cheerleading. On the one hand, their knee-jerk reaction is to decry it as anti-feminist because reasons. But then they realise that crapping on a sport largely dominated by girls and women is a terrible look. This article is pretty generous toward cheer, but there are certainly some sentences that reveal the writer’s cognitive dissonance trying to resolve itself.
     
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  4. catlady

    catlady Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    <Sigh> if there is one thing I hope 2021 puts to rest are all of the labels. A couple of years ago a 12 year old came to the door asking if my kids would mind letting her borrow a bow, and when I asked "why" she said for soccer "no bow lesbo." What in the frick and frack have we done to our kids? Unfortunately, we have labeled people to the point there are thousands of boxes and no one seems to fit much of anywhere anymore. Hopefully, this is a sign that people are finally figuring out all these "labels" have created more division and anxiety than providing a security blanket of surrounding themselves with people they believe to look, act, and think just like them.
     
  5. Sterling von Shimmer

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

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    NO BOW LESBO. That exact same thing happened to my mom when she coached/taught at her school. Some softball players ran into her classroom and asked to borrow cheer bows for their game because “NO BOW LESBO!!!”

    Kids are weird.
     
  6. 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.
     
  7. 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.
     
  8. cac4life

    cac4life They call me Susie

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    got a concussion last night...what a fun way to start the week
     
  9. 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.
     
  10. 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.
     
  11. 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.
     
  12. 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.
     
  13. Keep_Believing

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    Sad that I 100% believe her:

     
  14. Sterling von Shimmer

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

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  15. 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.