All-Star Local Competitions

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Nov 7, 2010
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I hate that I never get that competition-y feeling before locals. No matter how much I remind myself that it's still a competition and I still have to take it seriously, it just never feels the same as "other" competitions. Am I the only one?
 
It's sad, but the lights, stage, and blaring music really give a competition its full effect. Without that it's kinda like..."oh hai there, we're competing now..."
 
No i'm the same exact way. I can't take it as seriously as I would cheersport or something so we don't perform as well :/
 
Yeah it does sink. We have a local competition tomorrow and in ny they aren't the most entertaining thing. plus what makes it worse is we just competed at dallas so i really dont get that competition feeling either
 
Yes, I totally agree. Competitions in gyms will just not compare to a raised floor, bright lights, blaring music, and action photos.
 
I dont feel like I am competing unless everything is blacked out and all of the lights are on the floor. I hate being able to see the audience.
 
I dont feel like I am competing unless everything is blacked out and all of the lights are on the floor. I hate being able to see the audience.

I am the exact opposite those lights are so bright I hate them they shine in my eyes when I am in the air and try looking out it feels like I am squinting....one of the things I hate about local, is the floor is usually on the floor and the floor is not lifted I hate when it is on the floor I dont know why though...
 
I am the exact opposite those lights are so bright I hate them they shine in my eyes when I am in the air and try looking out it feels like I am squinting....one of the things I hate about local, is the floor is usually on the floor and the floor is not lifted I hate when it is on the floor I dont know why though...

The lights never really bother me, I love just hearing the crowd. And I actually prefer when the floor is on the ground. I have an intense fear of tumbling off the stage.
 
We have an event producer in the pacific northwest that makes the local competitions feel big. Although the floor is not raised, it has a skirt and looks great and has great backdrops. we are also very loud and we try to get the teams pumped up! :)
 
The funny thing is that where I'm from, our local competitions often have a wider variety of teams - especially at our level. I know for my daughter she's far more interested in the teams she's up against than where the competition is.
 
I think if all local competitions were the same way as a national competition, nationals would lose their "special-ness". Why would you travel far for the experience or the competition of more teams if it was in your own backyard?
 
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