Covid-19 / Varsity Response

Discussion in 'Allstar Cheerleading' started by Jenniferg482, Mar 11, 2020.

  1. AScheer

    AScheer Slow your roll, Sparkle. Worlds T-Shirt Designer

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    Worlds is USASF. Summit is Varsity.

    I find it extra hard to believe international travel will be realistic or possible by September.
     
  2. oncecoolcoachnowmom

    oncecoolcoachnowmom Bestest Newbie '14

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    Random question:


    Are gyms still charging you all full monthly tuition/fees?

    How does that work during COVID?

    @BlueCat are your families still paying full tuition?

    Curious because my spin class studio paused my monthly fee on request.

    Wondering if cheer gyms are doing the same thing?
     
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  3. BlueCat

    BlueCat Roses are red, cats are blue National Champion

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    It may vary from location to location. Generally, we have developed a fairly extensive online library of workouts and content that our athletes have access to. We also have some other rewards/incentives to continue paying. However, we are allowing our families to opt out of tuition payments with no penalty.
     
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  4. CheerItFullOut

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

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    Why doesn’t everyone just shift everything ... not THAT hard ... I know TRADITIONALLY we have had certain seasons at certain times for everything but why don’t we just temporarily change the cheer season for a few years while we are dealing with this?
    Shift HS Comp Season to start tryouts in Sept/Oct Regionals in Dec-March (so no real out of region travel in the winter) and nationals in April/May
    And Allstar Hold Tryouts July/Aug start competing locally Feb-April (again, eliminating travel during peak illness time) and hold Worlds May/June (just before or after graduations ) - would it disrupt the natural time frame we are all so used to- yes, but let’s face it... our world has been rocked.
    I feel the same should actually be done with the school system... seeing kids return to school in September (September the new August) and late June as the new early June release (not sure how your school calendars work) but going back first week of September and getting out Mid to late June makes sense... with a three week “Holliday break” Dec 21-Jan 11 (that way everyone is home not only for Hollidays but peak Flu transmission time)
    Bump each sport for a late 1-2 week start with football start in September- cut each sport by one pre season game - with each school only allowing HOME team spectators utilizing both home and away side seating- no AWAY travel for spectators- this year...
    Maybe this is stuff that is being discussed already but just my thoughts- solutions
    Has anyone thought about shifting the the whole athletic calendar as a whole? ... not permanent ... but until we get this controlled ?

    ... and this is IF sports/in person school are allowed to resume...
     
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  5. AScheer

    AScheer Slow your roll, Sparkle. Worlds T-Shirt Designer

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    Very interesting... so technically the team competing at worlds isn't the team that earned the bid? How do roster changes work because what if a good portion of the team doesn't come back the next season, but they are tied to the bid?
    Also, if the season doesn't pick up until Feb/March then how are you in peak shape by worlds since that is the start of the season. Never thought about international seasons being a year behind in bid process.
     
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  7. Sparkle Mom

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  8. Jenniferg482

    Jenniferg482 Last Pass... on International Open 1

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    I’m in NJ 2nd highest rates in the WORLD and people can not just stay home. I don’t get it. Unless you have to go to work just chill out.
     
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    Jenniferg482 Last Pass... on International Open 1

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    Our gym already told us that they are revising the contract for 2021 for this exact reason.
     
  10. Jenniferg482

    Jenniferg482 Last Pass... on International Open 1

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    our gym asked us for a portion of our April tuition to cover expenses already paid out. April is out last contracted payment. year end events are paid for Separately by qualifying teams.
    Returning athletes for 2021 season will have a credit on their account from the Varsity refunds.
    We typically start payments in June we are waiting to see when we begin this year based on the gym opening back up.
     
  11. XtremeWpg

    XtremeWpg Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    We run on a different schedule than the typical year round gym. Some parents pay in full in August, some make monthly payments September to May

    We asked people to make their April and May payments, and to contact us if they were financially unable, because we have already paid out almost everything on their behalf. Our monthly payment plan is basically financing tuition.

    We did however give our parents an account credit (not money back but a credited amount to their online accounts) for rent (we don’t own our own building so we did save on rent for the months we’ve been closed) and registration fees from competitions that were cancelled. They could apply this credit to a payment or save it for next year.

    We are getting our own facility in June, but it’s rent free until September. We elected to not even consider starting our season until August. It’s much easier for us for planning than trying to anticipate when public health orders may be lifted or modified in our province.

    We are a relatively safe province as far as Covid numbers are concerned, for about the last 10 days we’ve had 4 or less cases announced each day. So August so far seems realistic for us to start up again.
     
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  12. Mndl

    Mndl Best Flyer.. on a parent team

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    I’m in NJ too, and it’s simply not possible for everyone to stay home. I need food and the wait times for all groceries delivery services is too uncertain to count on. It also depends on where you are in New Jersey; north Jersey has been very hard hit, the rest of the state, especially south Jersey not as much.
     
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  13. cheerbowgirl101

    cheerbowgirl101 They call me Susie

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    I do think the athletes on those teams are very talented stunters...but that’s worse than NT teams, which are already taking half of cheer out of cheer IMO.
     
  14. Jenniferg482

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    North Jersey here!! I mean stay home beside work or food shopping. I go out one day a week to food shop and run any other errands -like prescriptions. I mean people who are still trying to go on the board walk or getting crazy staying at home. I just feel like the less we are out now the quicker we will be back To somewhat normal.
     
  15. Sparkle Mom

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    All reasonable reasons to go out... what doesn't seem reasonable is bringing an entire cheer team together right now. I about lost it when the idiots in Walgreens were standing only two feet apart even though there are spots on the ground so people know how to space themselves. I guess I can't think about cheer practice when I can't even find cleaning products or TP on any shelves here.
     
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