2020-2021: New Gyms, Closings, And Acquisitions

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  1. BlueCat

    BlueCat Roses are red, cats are blue National Champion

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    Oops, it is normally Plano that I accidentally leave out when listing them all. We have 11. Austin TX, Charlotte NC, Columbus OH, Dallas TX, Denver CO, Frisco TX, Omaha NE, Pittsburgh PA, Plano TX, Rochester NY, and St Louis MO.
     
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  2. AndyT_T

    AndyT_T Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    no worries! I was just afraid they were closing I was excited to see them grow! I love having a ÇA gym in my home state.
     
  3. BlueCat

    BlueCat Roses are red, cats are blue National Champion

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    Cheer Athletics announced that we will be adding another location (Pensacola, FL) next season, so here is the current list:

    Austin, TX
    Charlotte, NC
    Columbus, OH
    Dallas, TX
    Denver, CO
    Frisco, TX
    Omaha, NE
    Pensacola, FL
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Plano, TX
    Rochester, NY
    St. Louis, MO
     
  4. oncecoolcoachnowmom

    oncecoolcoachnowmom Bestest Newbie '14

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    Wow! So NY, Dallas, and and FL are all having their first season in 21-22?!
     
  5. BlueCat

    BlueCat Roses are red, cats are blue National Champion

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    Dallas has had all star prep, but will have their first all star elite teams next season. Omaha, Rochester, and Pensacola are new this season. 3 (DEN, STL, DAL) in 2020. 3 (OMA, ROC, PEN) in 2021.
     
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    I'm not sure if I just missed it reading through, but Cheer Sport Sharks has announced a new Vancouver B.C location. I'm excited to see how that'll rock up the competition out there.
     
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    Just saw that Woodlands Elite will open a new location in Cincinnati.

    This is their first outside of Texas.

    I don't know if it's a new location or merger of an existing gym.
     
  8. Keep_Believing

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    I wonder if it will be Midwest Elite................. I could easily be wrong.
     
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  9. oncecoolcoachnowmom

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    There is already a multi-location gym in Ohio/PA/MI area called Midwest Cheer Elite so I doubt it (too similar.)
     
  10. luv2cheer92

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    There is a gym called Midwest Elite that is right outside Cincinnati. I believe she was stating that could potentially be the gym they could be taking over (if they are)
     
  11. Knowcheering

    Knowcheering Somewhere... some one.... is giving me a slow clap

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    A Woodlands Elite gym... thousands of miles away from The Woodlands, TX.

    These new locations always tend to involve some sort of takeover or breakaway of an already existing program. Nobody's starting these new gyms from the ground up with local rec kids. Midwest Cheer Elite is a good guess for who this might involve.

    I wonder what's happening in so many programs that they all need name changes like this--- do that many gyms have such business/ownership/financial issues. And if this is the case, is the current model of cheerleading really working. Do level 1 teams with back walkovers really need to be at the Summit, or should there be more local competition. Maybe some coaches want to start their own gyms, and it's easier financially to be Mega Gym Allstars instead of Brand New Allstars, and in other cases, maybe some gyms hope a name change will have the same effect as brand name clothing where a shirt from a high-end brand is seen as superior to a similar shirt that costs much less somewhere else.

    All this renaming of gyms/programs seems unique to cheerleading. A gymnastics gym owner runs his own gym and doesn't take on someone else's. I'm curious if any other sports are like this.
     
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    It would likely be Midwest Elite, not Midwest Cheer Elite (I know, confusing).
    There were mergers and take overs relatively frequently for travel soccer in my area. But it was all just clubs in our area, not a club in Northern Virginia merging/taking over a club in California for example.
     
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    Yes, that’s my guess.
     
  14. Knowcheering

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    Wait, those are two places? There's a Midwest Cheer Elite 20 min outside of Cincinnati isn't there? Are you talking about an entirely different place called Midwest Elite, also near Cincinnati? You are right, that is highly confusing. Maybe a name change wouldn't be so bad lol.
     
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