Trouble On The Horizon.

Discussion in 'High School Cheerleading' started by Sterling von Shimmer, Oct 4, 2018.

  1. Sterling von Shimmer

    Sterling von Shimmer Somewhere... some one.... is giving me a slow clap

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    So how do you deal with this:

    There’s a phenomenally talented girl on our crosstown rival cheer team who is also a total brat. She knows she’s good and likes to throw her weight around. She has tantrums if she doesn’t get her way. And to top it off, her mom is right behind her egging her on. The most difficult part is that she will claim racism whenever she’s disciplined, which is laughable given the diversity of our community. She belongs to the largest racial group in the district, a fact that is reflected in all three area schools and the cheer teams they produce. But the coaches are (mostly) white so I guess that’s enough.

    Anyway, not my problem right? Except that rumour has it she’s threatening to quit her team and come over to ours, as a big F-U to her program. I’ve already gotten an email from her mom asking about a “private tryout,” which we do offer but only to injured girls who could not attend official tryouts. I explained this to her and it seemed to suffice, but I’ve got a feeling she’s planning on trying out next year. If she does, I’m not sure how to handle it. I’m sure her scores will qualify her, but from what I’ve heard I don’t want anything to do with this girl or her family. However, I can’t cut a girl because of secondhand hearsay, no matter how reliable it is (screenshots from her Twitter account seem to confirm an entitled, arrogant attitude, and the message in her mom’s email was basically, “When she makes the team you should know she’s used to being point flyer/tumbler/dancer kthxbai.”


    So how do you tread a tricky topic like this? I thought about asking for references on the tryout application next year, but that seems like a little much for HS.

    Thanks.
     
  2. OldskoolKYcheercoach

    OldskoolKYcheercoach There are Cheeropedia articles about me!

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    What’s tricky?

    If she makes the team, she assimilates into the culture or she gets kicked off the team?

    “Whatever you do, do NOT put me in a position where I have to choose between you and team. I will support you, I will miss you, I will love you, but I will choose team and we will be better off without you.”
     
  3. dat.jpp

    dat.jpp Best Flyer.. on a parent team

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    I thought it's a nation-wide rule that athletes can't play a sport for another school? Unless...?
     
  4. Sterling von Shimmer

    Sterling von Shimmer Somewhere... some one.... is giving me a slow clap

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    Whelp, problem solved kind of. She just got booted from her team for a tweet that alleged her male coach and a female district head were having an affair (both are married to different people, and one is gay) because they both agreed that disciplinary action was appropriate for her after she started a fight with a girl in the stands while she was in the middle of sidelines. Her mom is threatening to sue and call the local paper and the whole deal, but I think the district has finally had enough. Usually they’re very conservative and like to fix things as diplomatically as possible (read: give in to almost anything) but it appears they’ve drawn a line at allegations of infidelity against one of their own. So I don’t think she’ll show her face an anyone’s tryouts for the time being.
     
  5. Sterling von Shimmer

    Sterling von Shimmer Somewhere... some one.... is giving me a slow clap

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    She would’ve quit and then enrolled at our school. All because of cheerleading. I mean, it’s a small community so one school isn’t really that different from another, but still I wouldn’t uproot my whole life for that. I’d just stop yelling at my teammates on Twitter and gotten along with my coach better.
     
  6. alpaca

    alpaca Best Flyer.. on a parent team

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    You can do that in your town? School enrollment is strictly enforced in my area. When I moved I had to show 3 forms of identification with my new address. You could show a utility bill, cable/internet bill, credit card bill, and they required a lease or mortgage statement.
     
  7. Sterling von Shimmer

    Sterling von Shimmer Somewhere... some one.... is giving me a slow clap

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    Depending on where you live, you can be eligible for more than one school in the district. Not super clear on the restrictions, but I get a feeling they’re pretty flexible because every year at tryouts we do get a handful of applicants from other district schools who are transferring the upcoming year. Sometimes it’s cheer-related, sometimes it’s just personal preference.
     
  8. dat.jpp

    dat.jpp Best Flyer.. on a parent team

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    You'd have to pay In my area.
     
  9. OldskoolKYcheercoach

    OldskoolKYcheercoach There are Cheeropedia articles about me!

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    Very state dependent.

    KHSAA doesn’t give a rip about transfers in cheerleading.

    They strictly enforce transfer rules for real sports until someone says “attorney”