Any Cheerleaders Out There?

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Any Cheerleaders Out There?
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Wed, 03-19-2008 - 1:13pm

My 6th grader is trying out for the cheerleading squad this week...we went to a parent information night last week and it sounded like there may not be room for other sports beside this one commitment. It is expensive ($800-1000 for the season). I told my dd I'm willing but she will have to honor the commitment by showing up to practice and games, which may be intense during football season.


My main concern is homework...school first. The coach only requires a 2.0 gpa standing to be on the squad. Still, I wouldn't want my child's grades to slip. Any advice for those who have BTDT?

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Wed, 03-19-2008 - 4:29pm

Good Luck I hope she makes the squad!

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Thu, 03-20-2008 - 10:31am

Is this for the school squad or something seperate?


That seems *REALLY* expensive for a school squad (either that or I'm in a really cheap area!!!).

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Thu, 03-20-2008 - 12:16pm

Yes, it's the school squad...they've won awards too. The uniform alone was $400 and there was a summer camp too...I think that was $300-plus. This is CA so we are in an expensive area.


The girls would cheer at all football and girls' basketball games: October to February...I do wish it were a bit more low key...well, we find out today...they make the first cuts this afternoon.

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Thu, 03-20-2008 - 12:32pm

Wow!!!

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Fri, 03-21-2008 - 10:50am

My daughter is a competitive allstar cheerleader. It has been very challenging for her this year. Our general routine is she has practice Tuesday and Thursdays. (we also have an hour commute to her gym) So she'll do any reading for assignments and simple work (spelling, easy math, or social studies fill in the blanks) on the way to the gym. After practice she completes her work at home. She has to be in bed by 9 o clock on cheer nights. My child has to maintain at least a 3.5 GPA (but that's my requirement not the gym they have a 2.5 GPA requirement) or she doesn't get to cheer. It does take some creative arranging at times, but my daughter would not have it any other way. Of course she's only in 4th grade.

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Fri, 03-21-2008 - 1:22pm

Wow...that is a hectic schedule but I agree that maintaining a higher gpa than the one asked for is a better idea.


As it turns out, my dd didn't make the cut for tryouts...she's ok with it though, said she'll try again next year...I was proud of her for accepting disappointment with grace.

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Fri, 03-21-2008 - 4:22pm
Awww....I'm sorry she didn't make the cut.
Becky - Mom to Carolyn (17), Aaron (15), Kyle (11) & Luke (8)
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Fri, 03-21-2008 - 5:08pm
Yeah, me too, only because it was important to her...but,
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Tue, 03-25-2008 - 9:05am
No experience here, but good luck to her!!
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