Varsity's Monopoly

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  1. oncecoolcoachnowmom

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    I am pretty sure I read somewhere that the Premier Athletics gym franchise is/was owned by Varsity.

    This was a while back so I don't know if in 2020 that is still the case.

     
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  2. OldskoolKYcheercoach

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    that would be the one.

    Attending a camp at a premier gym gets your team “credentialed” for HS nationals.

    Doing choreography and training at a premier gym gets you special practice mats at HS nationals.

    It’s not really a big secret.
     
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    They just expanded this requirement as well, making USA 'Nationals' require credentialing starting next season (75% or more of your team must attend a Varsity camp in order to be able to compete). Super frustrating, the two major reasons we attend USA is because #1 we don't have the skill for NHSCC, and #2 the financial aspect of the season. And now you're telling me I have to tack on a $300 commuter camp in order to spend $500 on Nationals? Gotta love the monopoly
     
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    UIL is becoming popular in Texas for High School Cheer. Is UIL tied to Varsity?
     
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    UIL is the Texas high school sports league. It's what runs the state championships and playoffs, etc and essentially governs all Texas high school sports/activities. So no.

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    Have them come do a home camp? $150 a person for the 2-day variety (unless they’ve raised the cost for that. I admittedly havent opened my camp catalog yet).
     
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    Their state championship is run by Varsity
     
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    catlady Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Serious question. Do you really think government is going to step in for cheerleading, especially when government specifically uses sports to bring in money?

    Without a doubt I want some of these requirements challenged legally. However, people are going to have to open their eyes that the same legal issues with schools transporting athletes across state lines create loopholes and business opportunities to get around them. I'm guessing that's where the rule "must attend accredited camp" nonsense came from. I would hope parents would put pressure on school officials to challenge the legality of that requirement, but you can't ignore the fact that most of those camps take place on government owned properties and get a good portion of those expensive camps. In the case where Webb admitted requiring merchandise purchase for additional points, wouldn't you hope our legal system would fine him for admitting that and require him to cease that practice? Did they? If not, no one should be giving money to that comp.

    I own up to the fact I defend Varsity on STP, but only to the extent I've noticed too many of these questionable big money requirements end up revolving around and requiring government owned facilities and land. It's happening in all youth sports, not just with Varsity.
     
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    Are people willing to take him on though? That is where I think the buck stops.

    People get disgruntled and they complain, but no one is hiring lawyers and pooling people together. They either do 1 of 2 things: They pull their kids from the sports because they don't want to deal with it anymore or they put up with it quietly so their child isn't unfairly targeted/affected.

    Until people are willing to challenge the legality of Varsity, the government isn't going to bother.
     
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    I don't think you are understanding what I wrote. Government property is involved in those questionable and money making STP and Camp requirements, and government is taking in HUGE money because of them.

    Also, there is no longer a "him," there's Bain Capital.
     
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    MLB News: Supreme Court Yet Again Declines to Strike Down MLB's Anti-Trust Exemption

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    Conversation” we will let you film for a % $$$”. Anything for a buck!
     
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