What Was One Thing You Wish Someone Told You About Allstar Cheer Before You Started??

Discussion in 'Allstar Cheerleading' started by cheermom1981, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. xomckenzieee

    xomckenzieee I'm an announcer on CBS for Worlds (or should be)

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2010
    Messages:
    911
    Shimmys Received:
    1,455
    Location:
    Pittsburgh/Rochester
    Twitter:
    kenziee_baker
    I am a(n)...:
    Retired From Cheer
    It's just so overwhelming. Like one minute it's your life and the next it's just gone and over. It's been two years and an ankle surgery and I'm still like wow I miss cheerleading so much.


    The Fierce Board App! || iPhone || Android || Upgrade Your Account!
     
  2. Cheergrandma

    Cheergrandma I Fierce Board instead of work/study

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2011
    Messages:
    227
    Shimmys Received:
    352
    I am a(n)...:
    Parent
    I wish someone would have told me to:
    1. Ignore the gossiping, drama-queen mom's. (EVERY gym has them) Don't even engage in a conversation with them. They will try to suck you into their drama. Just worry about your own child and don't be afraid to tell the drama queens you are not interested in hearing any gossip.
    2. Let the coaches coach. Talk to them if you need to in a rational way. If you still disagree, then move to a different gym AFTER THE SEASON IS FINISHED unless there is a legitimate safety concern.
    3. Whatever is told to your regarding cost, expect to pay more.
    4. Unless your child is going to dedicate his/herself 12 months a year, don't do a full allstar team. Sign up for a prep team or a city/Pop Warner rec team. It is totally unfair to the children who are die-hard competitive cheerleaders.
    5. Sit back and enjoy the ride.!!! It is a wild, exciting one.
     
  3. wildsting

    wildsting I Fierce Board instead of work/study

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2010
    Messages:
    430
    Shimmys Received:
    348
    I am a(n)...:
    Fan
    How emotionally draining this sport is.
     
  4. a_cheer_leaderxo

    a_cheer_leaderxo I'm an announcer on CBS for Worlds (or should be)

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2012
    Messages:
    791
    Shimmys Received:
    1,086
    Location:
    London, England
    I am a(n)...:
    Retired From Cheer
    Tumbling is important! It's not impossible to move up levels if you can't tumble but it is a big, big help if you can! Take it from the girl that is yet to pass level 2 because she can't tumble and is an average stunter! It wasn't until I switched gyms to my current team in 2011 that I realised how vital it is and I wish I'd been told sooner.
     
  5. SheCheers

    SheCheers Slow your roll, Sparkle.

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2011
    Messages:
    2,448
    Shimmys Received:
    6,550
    Location:
    Texas
    I am a(n)...:
    Parent
    I wish someone would have really stressed to me the importance of "choosing a gym wisely".
    I would go as far as asking people who left the gym, why they left and most importantly how they were treated by the staff and other athletes/parents when they did leave. Could have saved myself a lot of drama.
     
  6. 12mowerd

    12mowerd Slow your roll, Sparkle.

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2011
    Messages:
    1,927
    Shimmys Received:
    3,309
    Location:
    Maine
    I am a(n)...:
    Retired From Cheer
    I wish someone told me all star even existed.
     
  7. THEJOEL

    THEJOEL Slow your roll, Sparkle.

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2012
    Messages:
    1,107
    Shimmys Received:
    2,747
    Location:
    Augusta, GA
    Twitter:
    Thejoel1313
    I am a(n)...:
    Parent
    We need a shimmy x1000 button for posts like these!!
    Points 1-5 all on the money 100%!!
     
  8. Jarod_allan

    Jarod_allan I Fierce Board instead of work/study

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2010
    Messages:
    185
    Shimmys Received:
    369
    Location:
    New York
    I am a(n)...:
    Athlete
    I wish someone had told me that I would end up with so many body pains that I'd pretty much start falling apart. I also wish someone had told me that it would literally take over my life. (Not that I mind it :D)
     
  9. cheeeeer93

    cheeeeer93 Slow your roll, Sparkle.

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2010
    Messages:
    3,222
    Shimmys Received:
    3,054
    I am a(n)...:
    Fan
    I think the best thing my mom ever did my first season was to sit back and let it all happen. Take it in and just learn what it's all about. Don't be the new parent that thinks they know everything even though they actually know nothing.
     
  10. Erika

    Erika I'm new. Don't Hurt Me

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2013
    Messages:
    70
    Shimmys Received:
    12
    I am a(n)...:
    Athlete
    once you take a private your going to addicted to privates
     
  11. thecheerbarbie

    thecheerbarbie I shimmy daily

    Joined:
    May 27, 2012
    Messages:
    103
    Shimmys Received:
    120
    Location:
    The Stingray Allstars
    I am a(n)...:
    Athlete
    that my whole life would revolve around it...
    "sorry i didn't respond i was at cheer"
    "sorry i cant i have cheer"
    "oh sorry but i have a comp that day"
    "um thats not a good day for me im going to open gym" lol
     
  12. yojaehs

    yojaehs Slow your roll, Sparkle.

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2011
    Messages:
    2,190
    Shimmys Received:
    4,243
    I am a(n)...:
    Coach
    Verified Member:
    Shea Crawford
    Florida Wildcat Tumbling Director
    Genuine people in the industry are few and far between. When you meet one of the few be appreciative, open minded and genuine in your responses.

    Winning won't be remembered as much as the moments that change the lives you touch throughout the year. Embrace every moment!!!


    The Fierce Board App! || iPhone || Android || Upgrade Your Account!
     
  13. NJ Coach

    NJ Coach 10's Across the Board....literally. Staff Member National Champion

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2010
    Messages:
    6,371
    Shimmys Received:
    19,728
    I am a(n)...:
    Coach
    The grass is never greener on the other side, it's usually the exact same shade.
    Every gym has some of the same issues, though some definitely have more than others
    If a parent says "I'm not one of those parents" they are
    You'll meet some crazy people, and they'll wind up being your closest friends
     
  14. Cheermom4lyfe

    Cheermom4lyfe Cheer Stalker

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2013
    Messages:
    58
    Shimmys Received:
    36
    I am a(n)...:
    Coach
    The cheer world is a small one. You

    The friends you make are friends for life.




    The Fierce Board App! || iPhone || Android || Upgrade Your Account!
     
  15. yojaehs

    yojaehs Slow your roll, Sparkle.

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2011
    Messages:
    2,190
    Shimmys Received:
    4,243
    I am a(n)...:
    Coach
    Verified Member:
    Shea Crawford
    Florida Wildcat Tumbling Director
    So true! All the guys in my wedding were guys I became friends with through cheerleading (other than my cousin). And we have all stayed in contact for 10+ yrs!!! I met my wife at a competition (actually at an iHop in Dallas AFTER the competition)
    Wow what a wonderful World the Cheer World is!!!


    The Fierce Board App! || iPhone || Android || Upgrade Your Account!