I can understand why leaving kids with unfamiliar Varsity chaperones would make some parents uncomfortable, but I think Varsity is banking on the fact that they’re like THE cheer company to make parents feel better about it. Plus, remember that this is the same company that does the holiday trips wherein they’re responsible for flying hundreds of kids to Europe and back (my sister and I did it in London and Paris). Also, I think this is where hiring cheer-lebrities is valuable for them: “Well if CSP is letting her kid do it...” But I get why parents aren’t allowed in the photo shoots. It’s why we have closed tryouts. Some kids are self-conscious around their parents. And some parents are completely unmanageable in an environment like that.